Keeping up with my new videos can be a bit hard (and Youtube’s wonky subscription modules hardly helps), so I thought I’d start posting a weekly roundup of the past week’s new videos.
Night in the Woods
Night in the Woods (playlist) is a narrative/adventure game about coming home and finding your life just isn’t working out like you though it would. I really loved this one and I can’t wait for the series to finish! The first 6 episodes are out as of today.
Welcome to the second article about Neptunia localization. In our first article we discussed about how character names have been localized and the rationale behind the changes (or lack thereof). This time we’re going to talk about different terms that have been used through the series.
In Japan the Neptunia series is just called Neptune. When NISA localized it, they were worried about potential trademark issues (this was around the time companies were being sued over the word Edge), and so the word was changed slightly into a non-existent word. Continue reading “Localized Terms in Hyperdimension Neptunia”
A fairly large update was just released for Tap My Katamari, obsoleting a lot of info (and glitches) I planned to post here. I’m still adding all I know, but feel free to let me know what I’m missing. For now this is majorly incomplete and I know, but I’d like to start helping sooner rather than later.
Edit: Abyssrium (a much better game) updated, and this update doesn’t actually work right. If anyone sends in tips I’ll gladly add info, but otherwise work on this guide is on hiatus until the game sucks less.
2017-01-11: Skeleton of guide. Waited too long to publish this so here goes.
Of all the issues discussed in localizations, characters’ names are often the most contentious issue. Hyperdimension Neptunia has had just about every possible different style of name change across its history: different name but same meaning, direct romanization, and even completely made up replacements.
An aspect of localization that’s often hard to grasp is that sometimes wording has to change for the meaning to stay the same, but sometimes things are changed for other reasons (or worse, no reason).
Probably the most well known of the name changes. Her Japanese name is taken from a DS flashcart sold in Japan called Majikon. Her English name is taken from the R4 flashcart (which is essentially its Western counterpart), and also happens to fit more in line with the French-style naming.
This guide has all current hidden fish in AbyssRium: Tap Tap Fish for iOS and Android, and their unlocking requirements, and pretty much all you need to know about the game! I keep it up to date, see the Updates section for the latest updates to the guide and AbyssRium itself.
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2017-06-19: Added some info to the Customization section as users have reported finding the Halloween Potion/theme items after getting Ghost Fish in the Luck Shell. We’re still not 100% sure how it works as it’s inconsistent, but usually people get a Ghost Fish (the fish named Ghost Fish, not just any fish that’s a ghost) in the Gacha and on next restart of the game they have the theme items.
2017-06-09: Added info to Vitality Sources section (each fish upgrade costs roughly 3.5 times the prior fish) and a couple new achievement levels’ cost were found. Added notes that Check Attendance and Daily Attendance fish are not consecutive days. Take all the breaks you want.
2017-06-06: Updated info on Volcanic Eruption, turns out it’s last 10 levels raise taps per second not length. It sucks less now!
I feel like I’m getting conned here, but there’s an alleged leak with a large amount of information about an upcoming event and update. Abyssrium’s facebook staff DID say an event is upcoming, and that it will be an anniversary event. Info originated on some facebook group claiming to have an early APK and the info was sent to me by PinkPanda.
New currency: Black Pearl
Celebration Event Currency: Presents
Costume: Party Hat (200)
Dye: Pink and Orange Coral
Black Pearls are an uncommon currency that pop up after you play about 10 minutes after opening the app. They can be used to automatically get a fish, or save up for the premium fish. The black pearl appears somewhere on your corallite or latched onto a fish.
Expand Corals will have special abilities
-Seaweed increases the chance of a notification fish
-Vortex Coral increases the chances of the striped Marlin and Seal showing up
-Onion coral increases Facebook rewards
-Feather Coral adds a new different tune to your Abyssrium
-Pipe coral decreases the cost of customisation (costumes, theme, dye)
-Jar Anemone gives you a free reward of 100 pearls every 24 hours
-Fan Coral makes lava flow out of you corallite
Seal (Take Photo of a seal)
Crocodile (Own 3 seals)
Blue Ringed Octopus (Grab 50 Black Pearls off fish)
Legendary Sunfish (Tap Sunfish vitality 100 times)
Mantis Shrimp (Use Delicious food 300 times)
TARDIS (limited doctor who ‘fish’) (Change time 3 days back)
The Event info seems plausible, but the Black Pearls seem too generous, the new Expand Coral benefits too generous (think how much effort getting 50 pearls is—now 100 are free a day?), and the TARDIS seems incredibly unlikely, being absurd, licensed, and encouraging cheating all at once. But the rumor is spreading anyway so I might as well post it.
AbyssRium now updated with “increased chance of striped marlin”!
2017-06-01: AbyssRium straight up lied on facebook to 100k fans about the Striped Marlin spreading even more false rumors about it. Nothing in that post is true and I’ve added even more info to this guide and the Striped Marlin Guide to debunk it. Please do not spread false rumors about the Marlin, a lot of people are genuinely upset at their inability to get it and spreading false rumors is extremely bad. Please do encourage AbyssRium to hire someone who speaks native English and actually knows the game (I’d volunteer, lol) to handle their social media and localization so this stops happening.
2017-05-31: Some new info on Luck Shell regarding what’s NOT in it (premium fish) and the sudden appearance of Halloween Themes for some users. Added a couple more tricks in the cheating the clock section. Added newly found Luck Shell ‘exploit’.
2017-05-27: If you’re here because of the notification, see Luck Shell. It’s not quite as nice as the notification made it sound, sorry. Added some rough guidelines for the Collection feature.
2017-05-26: Some more Luck Shell (gacha) info. Started filling in the Collection info.
2017-05-24: Collection update is coming soon, and some of us have it already! Adding info now, here’s a video rundown. Added a possible fix for iOS users missing notification fish in Bugs section.
2017-05-23: Lots of Facebook users use this guide, so I added a facebook like/share box just above. It’ll help more people find the site if you care to like.
2017-05-17: Added some more info on Expand items. Corrected Normal Fish info. Added suggestions for optimizing the daily missions.
2017-05-15: Added a link to my Facebook for the game, though I don’t check that facebook often, it’s just to get gems/etc in mobile games. Follow/Like my Facebook Page as well if you wish to get in contact/follow updates on my stuff.
2017-05-12: Various edits for presentation, reduced number of high-order headings to declutter table of contents. Added info on a couple new bugs.
2017-05-10: Discovered more changes in latest update (listed in Game Updates below), including new benefits for IAPs, faster gem ad cool downs. Discovered only 1 1000 year old blue whale can be bought.
2017-05-08: Corrected errors and finally completed the Normal Fish section’s requirement list. Updated the Striped Marlin info a bit. Updated info about the 10,000 year old blue whale.
2017-05-06: Expand update is out for everyone, added a new section.
2017-05-01: Added some info about coral’s strange vitality efficiency curve. Added some info since it seems some people can’t get certain hidden fish without sharing photos even though it only says to save/take them. Posted a video about the top 5 UI failures in Abyssrium.
2017-04-13: Added info on total butterflies required for spring event. Clarified the January Fish unlocks to make it even more clear that the Coral are required even though they’re hidden fish. Added some FAQ entries and finished listing the Normal Fish unlocks. Also, the Abyssrium Subreddit finally has active mods (including me) and a new style! Check it out if Reddit is your thing.
2017-3-31: Misc updates on the Spring event. The Spring/Easter update came to my phone, so most people should have it by now! I’m usually one of the last. Updated Prized Walking Fish’s info, it seems to have been re-added for new players.
2017-3-30: All Spring/Easter Event fish found!
2017-3-29: Spring Event started! Only 2 hidden fish are undiscovered. Added info on Midas Touch to Skills. Spoilers: It kinda sucks, don’t buy it. Also added a tip in Misc Tips for iOS users to get gems faster. A couple additions to Credits.
2017-3-24: Added some info on corals to the Vitality Sources section.
2017-3-16: Spring event coming soon! My phone is dead and hasn’t been repaired yet, so I might be a little slow, but as always submit any info you know that’s missing and I’ll add it as soon as I can.
2017-3-7: Added Videos section for visual learners.
2017-2-28: Added Translation option (just above) for non-english users. Note fish names may not be translated accurately, and it’s all automatic translation so errors are expected.
2017-2-27: New tip for Striped Marlin
2017-2-17: Clarified the notification fish situation
2017-2-16: Cleared up some confusion in the January Update Fish section, hopefully. Added all normal fish.
2017-2-14: Reduced number of headings in the Table of Contents, added shortcut to the comments. Added Normal Fish section because why not.
2017-2-11: Valentine’s day update is out for everyone! Added info for Giftbox Dolphin, we should have all info for Valentine’s day’s event! Corrected Best Method for earning candies now that Seahorse AI is broken.
2017-2-10: Pink Whale shark found
2017-1-09: Valentine’s day fish added. Update isn’t out for everyone. Quelle surprise.
2017-1-31: Backfilled the Game Updates section to show which fish were added when for the most part. Added a layout bug, and come clarification under “January Update” on the new Corals’ cost since a few people were confused due to how Abyssrium lists them.
2017-1-29: Importantupdate on Abyssrium’s facebook page. They’re responding to fan feedback, announced a Valentine’s Day event, and they’re considering changing the name back to Abyssrium. As a personal request, please comment there (or @abyssrium on twitter) and ask them to change the game’s name back to Abyssrium. The new name sucks and I hate having to change my guide’s title to the current clunky mess just to help people searching via the new name.
2017-1-28: New condition for Manta Ray discovered
2017-1-26: Site issues out of my control, keep retrying if you have problems. Added Migaloo unlock.
2017-1-24: Major reorganization to keep things neater.
Legendary Sun Fish is apparently only back if you already unlocked it. Almost done finding the new hidden fish! Split out game and guide updates for easier reference and so I have a place to just cleanly state new features, since adding a new section for each update is no longer working. Expect a moderate rework of the guide eventually.
2017-1-23: Legendary Sun Fish AKA Survive Mola Mola is back!! I also noticed there’s a new third set of Surging Vitality achievements and vitality boosts.
2017-1-22: AbyssRium’s app has been officially renamed “Tap Tap Fish”, and I hate that. But hey, the January update came out.
2017-1-18: Upcoming game update! Read about the new update here on Abyssrium’s facebook. 25 new fish, coming right when the Christmas Event ends. It’s late in the game, but with the “best method” you can still get quite a lot of the christmas event done in just a few days!
2017-1-10: Created a video Getting Started In Abyssrium Guide. Prized Walking fish is no longer available as of 2-017-1-1. Changed wording around the ‘palette’ menu to refer to it as “customization” since “theme” was ambiguous. Forgot which year it was.
2017-05-07: Expand update should be out for everyone, and the spring event should be over for everyone.
(This section updated 2017-05-10 with new info/bugs)
Double Idle vitality upon revisiting the game by watching an ad (you can choose not to watch if your coral vitality isn’t worth it)
Skills go to level 21 and artifacts go to level 20 now. The skill cooldown artifact still maxes at 10. Prices now raise 100 gems each level past the old cap of 11/10.
Cosmetic change to the photo quest
Expand feature is added allowing purchase and placement of cosmetic & gameplay-affecting items in special areas.
Daily tasks to earn pearls and some vitality benefits.
The 10 gem ad cooldown was reduced to 15 minutes from 30
Midas tap now has a free 3 minute trial
Midas Tap now counts for Hard Worker achievement
Premium (“Package”) fish now come with Create Life cost reductions, meaning cheaper fish, forever.
The reduction is 50% per regular Premium fish, 30% per Event premium Fish.
This effect stacks, meaning if you buy two Premium Fish creating fish is 75% cheaper total.
Keep in mind Coralite/Coral levels remain the same. You can see your total savings in the Manage Fish menu.
This applies retroactively to people who already bought IAPs.
The Harp Seal is back. It’s still $100 an a separate IAP from the Mermaid though. Whales Ahoy.
If you buy the Harp Seal. Ahem. I have a Patreon page you can contribute to if you have too much money.
Daily Mission not resetting
Fixed?, 100 pearls awarded to those who got the bug
Manual save to cloud feature hangs sometimes.
Workaround: Close the app and try saving again. Seems to work about half the time.
2017-05-04: Expand update is up for some. For others, miniature American flags.
2017-04-24: Even more info for Expand Update was shown on Abyssrium’s facebook. The feature will have daily tasks to earn “pearls”, the new currency, and some of the items bought with pearls will increase vitality production. I’m guessing the Spring Event will end just as this update hits first week of may.
2017-04-14: Abyssrium’s Facebook has a tease of the upcoming Expand functionality. Appears to be new Coral as well as some new currency to buy tiles with.
2017-3-29: Spring Event is live (for some people)! As always, it may take a few days for the update to be available to you. I’ll keep the guide updated as well as I can (my phone is dead), if you have a scoop let me know!
2017-3-27: The Abyssrium icon changed to the Spring theme but the app update isn’t out yet. That usually means the event is right around the corner. Scuba bunnies are confirmed to be paid fish.
2017-3-23: Bug fixes including the crash on startup some were getting, Midas Tap (premium skill) added. Midas Touch basically auto taps as long as you hold your finger on the screen equivalent to the Eruption skill. Not very good. Octopus color was arbitrarily changed.
Some users report getting a random and completely game-breaking 10 AG gift in their inbox for some reason.
Frankly if they thought this would somehow fix the coral which is at DL vitality, they’re more incompetent than I thought. We’re not sure of a way to “reject” the gift yet but loading your save might work if your last autosave was from before you accepted the gift.
2017-3-13: Valentine’s Day Event is completely over. Easter might be next.