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Bravely Default: Where the Fairy Flies is a Nintendo 3DS game by Square Enix and published by Nintendo. It is a job class, turn based, classic Final Fantasy style RPG.

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What is friendship affinity?

The Summoner class has one or two skills about increasing friendship affinity, and I've also seen one or two messages about affinity increases after summoning a Friend. What is are the benefit and ...
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How do I open locked chests?

I've encountered two blue chests so far in the game and they both read "Locked" whenever I try to open them. I haven't found any chest keys or other such items, so how am I supposed to unlock these ...
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Where is the mill?

I'm in Chapter 1, and I've just got the item that directs me to sneak into the Mill at midnight. But I can't find the mill anywhere in town or outside, even when it's dark out. So where is the mill?
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How does a New Game + differ from a standard New Game?

I've completed my first game of Bravely Default, and now I have the option to start a New Game +. If I choose a New Game +, what do I get to keep from my standard game? Are there any new areas? Are ...
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How can I achieve all bonuses for transfer in Bravely Default 3DS Demo?

So when I first started the demo, it stated that I could gain up to 7 total bonuses to transfer to the full version when it comes out. How do I go about building and getting bonuses? Is it clearing ...
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Does the "Sweeper" Combat Bonus stack across all battles or only 2+ enemy battles?

The Sweeper Bonus is gained from "Defeating an enemy party of 2 or more with one attack". Obviously not every battle will have 2+ enemies in it and there is nothing you can do about it. Would a battle ...
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How do difficulty levels affect monster toughness?

The game says that monsters on Hard mode do more damage and monsters on Easy mode do less damage. What kind of actual percentage are we talking about, though? And are there any other differences?
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Are there any rewards for fully restoring Norende?

I know that in the demo you receive a play kit bonus for fully upgrading all of the shops in the village, but is there a similar reward for doing so in the full version of the game?
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When does time pass in Norende?

There's a minigame where StreetPass visitors work over time to rebuild Norende. But when does time pass in Norende? Does it pass with the real-time 3DS clock, when Bravely Default is suspended, or ...
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Does the Bravely Default Japanese version come with English audio or subtitles?

I am living in Japan with a Japanese 3DS and want to pick up a copy of Bravely Default. My Japanese can order me a coffee, but not get me through a RPG.. So does the game (specifically the Japanese ...
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In Bravely Default, how do I delete a save file?

Simple question but I can't figure it out! My copy of Bravely Default is pre-owned so has a save file on it which I want to delete. How do I do this? (On a side note: any advantage to me keeping the ...
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Does the Spell Fencer benefit from higher magic levels?

For example, both Fire and Fira would imbue my Spell Fencer's attacks with fire damage. Does using Fira (a level 3 fire spell) over Fire (a level 1 spell) cause my attacks to deal extra damage, or are ...
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Can you miss a Job?

More than a few jobs are part of sub-scenarios. If I finish a Chapter without doing any sub scenarios do I miss those jobs forever (well until NG+)?
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Is Bravely Default extra data used at all in Bravely Second?

When i go to save data in Bravely Default to the SD Card it says in the prompt it's saving extra data. at the moment i have not been able to find any functionality in Bravely Second which imports this....
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Does the current job at time of level up affect the stats gained?

Whenever you gain a level in Bravely Default, does your current job have a permanent impact on your stat growth as it did in Final Fantasy Tactics? If so, is there a way to level down and exploit ...
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When is enmity or aggro generated in Bravely Default

This is sort of a compound question with regards to the enmity/aggro system in Bravely Default. The first part is: when is enmity generated? When I attack an enemy, is that player going to be ...
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What does each character specialize in?

I know that whatever job you have does not affect stat growth, so clearly each character has some specific base stat distribution and innate strengths and weaknesses. So, which characters do best in ...
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What is an AR Marker? How do I start the game?

Bravely Default has informed me that I need to lay my DS flat on a desk and point it at an AR Marker or something before I can start playing. What. The. ... What on earth does this accomplish? How ...
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About the true ending of Bravely Default

I'm at the final chapter, fighting the penultimate boss. I'm having a hard time beating her. I've been reading online, and from what I gather is a true and false ending. Apparently, if you follow ...
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What do the after battle bonuses do and how do I get them

In Bravely Default if you meet certain conditions during battle, such as taking no damage, defeating all enemies in one turn, or defeating 2+ enemies with a single attack, you get bonuses after battle....
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How do I beat Orthros in Bravely Default?

Well, I'm having problems with Orthros. The average level in my party 16. I've tried going with 2 mages/2 healers, or 1 knight, 2 mages and 1 healer. This is how my attempts tend to go like: ...
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Are there any hidden classes? (no blue exclamation mark)

Basically, are there any classes that can't be found by following the blue exclamation mark? If so, what/where/when are they!
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What are the best job combinations?

I am wondering what are the best job combinations in Bravely Default. Is there any point to upgrade melee jobs for casters for example? And do I even have to switch the jobs i.e. strive for ...
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Can I destroy a crystal, if they are all already awakened in the final chapter?

I didn't know that you could destroy a crystal. Now I am in the final chapter, with all crystals awakened, with the Dark Aurora right there. I want to get the fake ending before the true one. Is ...
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What are the missable equipment/items in Bravely Default?

What are the missable equipment by events? (such as changes in landscape; changes in area accessibility (if any)) What are the missable equipment/items in boss fights? (Those that can only be gotten ...
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What does "More Money" stack with?

The description of "More Money" (the Merchant Class Specialty) is "Earn 1.5 times more money than normal after a battle. Note that this effect does not stack with similar effects from items, but the ...
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Do Boss battles have a hidden time limit?

I don't remember exactly what boss battles did which to me, but I have noticed that several boss battles gave me pg at the end while others did not. As far as I can tell most of the boss battles ...
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How can I use higher cost support abilities?

I'm getting to a point in the game where my characters have several support abilities. I've even gotten one that costs 2 ..."cost"(?). The problem is that I only have one "cost" to use. I might have ...
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Does the lead character get targeted more often?

I've got my favorite character set as party's "lead" character (the first one in the menu, and the one shown on screen when walking around the map). But it seems like they get attacked by enemies ...
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How do I get the AR cards on the digital download version via 3ds?

I have a 3dsXL. I purchased/downloaded the game Bravely Default via the E-Shop. When starting the game, it mentions something about an AR card. Is it possible for me to obtain that AR card(s) with ...
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Does time in Norende pass for other players?

My sister and I are playing Bravely Default on my 3DS. A big concern for us is if time is passing in Norende for only the player who is loaded or all players of the game. Is time passing only for the ...
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How do I update my StreetPass profile?

How do I update my character's StreetPass profile in Bravely Default?
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Is there a benefit to more villagers when Norende is complete?

In Bravery Default, one way you can restore Norende is by connecting online and getting villagers to help speed up build/upgrade/clearing times, at the same time you can also get new players to summon ...
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What decides the turn order in Bravely Default?

I am fighting a boss, and, usually, the turn order goes like this: Ringabel -> Edea -> Boss -> Agnes -> Tiz I am guessing that this is all decided by the AGI stat, which makes sense. ...
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What determines if a "Street Pass" goes to your town?

So I just got my first 3DS and I'm kind of shaky on how it all works, so pardon my terminology. I want to get more workers for my town in Bravely-Default. I got something like 15 "passes" yesterday ...
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Are there Costumes for the other Classes as well?

In the equipment shop, the merchants have, after restoring/upgrading something in Norende, a Costume Equipment which will give the person the appearance of the Freelancer Job no matter what Job they ...
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How is Lord DeRosso immortal?

If you explore Vampire Castle, you'll ultimately learn that Lord DeRosso gained his immortality while burning in his own castle's flames - when some dark voice offered him power everlasting. During ...
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Should I do all blue markers in all Holy Pillar iterations?

I'm nearing the end-game, at the fourth attempt with the Holy Pillar, I think? I was under the impression that the sidequests (blue markers) in each Holy Pillar iteration were the same thing (I beat ...
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What do I lose by entering the Holy Pillar?

Before entering the Holy Pillar, you are warned that you cannot return. So, naturally, I entered without thinking twice. What exactly could I have missed? Are certain events/items lost permanently?
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What is the benefit of turning off Gain Exp?

In the menus, under Tactics > Config > Difficulty, there is a setting for "Gain EXP" which I can turn Off or leave On. Since all my characters are at Level 99, there doesn't seem to be any point in ...
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How can I increase Experiment's production of major damage items?

The Salve-Maker's Experiment skill will create an attack item from another kind of item in the inventory. The new attack item will be either the moderate damage item (such as Zeus' Wrath) or the major ...
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What do the letters for Job compatibility with different item types mean?

For example, knights have S compatibility with swords, A with spears, B with daggers, D with katanas, and E with knuckles. I understand from a flavor standpoint that this represents how skilled that ...
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Does bonus damage stack?

Monsters can have multiple weak points due to elemental weaknesses and what monster family they belong to. When you exploit these weaknesses, a prompt appears that says "Weak Point!" and you deal ...
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What does the "Brave" option do?

Just played the Bravely Default demo. I'm really confused with the terms BP and Brave. What do these two do? I'm so confused, all I do is mash Attack in the hopes that I kill the enemies.
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Why is the Dark Aurora full of railways and electric towers?

This is more of a lore question: When you enter the Dark Aurora, there are three things floating around everywhere: Railways Railway signals Electric towers You see them everywhere, in every floor, ...
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How soon can I expect to get a weapon/skill that can attack multiple enemies and not consume MP?

I'm the kind of player who doesn't mind grinding sessions to get levels to prepare me for moving forward in games... as long as the game makes that easier to accomplish and doesn't make it a chore. ...
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My nemeses are rampaging the countryside. Does it matter?

I've got a whole lot of nemeses running looking angry and apparently blowing fire at the citizens of Norende, or some such. In the 4 days they've been running rampant, I haven't seen any specific ...
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How do elemental weapons interact with Sword Magic?

I recently acquired the "Trident" weapon that says "Weapon attacks deal lightning damage." If I use the Spell Fencer's Sword Magic abilities to apply, let's say, Fire to the weapon, will the weapon ...
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How do the Bonus Reward skills/items interact with each other? (JP Up, Exp Up, More Money, Growth Egg and Golden Egg)

There are three skills and two items that boost experience, jp, and pg rewards at the end of battle. The items are the Growth Egg and Golden Egg. The skills are JP up, Experience Up, and More Money. ...
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Skill is showing with red name in the menu when equipped?

Abate Light is appearing as a red name for all characters besides my main. What does that mean?
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