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Old 08-18-2006, 06:29 PM   #1
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Still can't get an "A ranking? Here's what you're doing wrong!

EDIT: Please do not send me a friend request or otherwise message me regarding this game! I'm not trying to be a dick, it's just that I haven't played it in almost 5 years and remember next to nil about it!

Being that I am likely the only idiot who posts here that actually bought the strategy guide for this game, I feel it is my responsibility to post this info (even if you have the SG you may not have noticed this, as it is embedded in worthless pages of text).
There are a certain number of mission-specific "points" that you must accumulate in order to get the different rankings for each mission. The basic breakdown of points is as follows:

1) % of Enemies Killed
100% = 40 points
50% = 20 p

2) Enemies Killed By Orb Spark
2,001+ = 26p
1,000-1999 = 24p
900-999 = 22p
(every hundred kills downward from here drops your score by 2 points until...)
0-99 = 0p

3) Highest Combo
5,501+ = 20p
(This drops you one point per 500 combo hits until...)
201-500 = 9p
101-200 = 6p
1 - 100 = 3p

4) Ally Unit Survival Rate (in percentages)
91-100 = 10p
81-90 = 9p
71-80 = 8p
1-70 = 7p
0 = 0p

5) Number of Items Obtained (I assume this includes chest-borne goodies)
31+ = 5p
30 = 4p
20-29 = 3p
10-19 = 2p
5-9 = 1p
0-4 = 0p

6) Lastly (Thanks to Finest for the reminder!)... TIME
There's an equation for your points accured from time taken to complete the mission... Get your calculators out for this one: {(3,600 - clear time) / 200} + 18 The score is adjusted to prevent your time score from being negative or exceeding 36. For example, let's say you take exactly 10 minutes on your mission... 3600 - 600 (seconds) = 3,000... 3,000/200 = 14 (rounded up). 14 + 18 = 34. Sorry if this is confusing?!

Also note that each specific mission has a Bonus score with it's own criteria, which range from 5-22 points. The requirements for A rankings vary from 74-109 points.
I hope this helps someone who's struggling for an A rank as I have been!
Good luck!

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Old 08-18-2006, 06:40 PM   #2
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hey Molly,

Just wanted to let you know that this info is very much appreciated!! I have been getting only B rankings, and I have tried the first 3 levels 3 or 4 times each!! Man, fun as hell game though!!

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Old 08-18-2006, 06:48 PM   #3
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Not a problem, man... Just don't spread the word too much or I might get busted for plagiarism or some shit!
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I see nothing about time per mission. Did you leave that out or does that mean that time is not an issue?
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Old 08-18-2006, 08:31 PM   #5
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Good looking out man! Sorry about that! Here's the deal with time (I'll edit my original post to include this for future reference.

There's an equation for your points accrued from time taken to complete the mission... Get your calculators out for this one: {(3,600 - clear time) / 200} + 18 The score is adjusted to prevent your time score from being negative or exceeding 36. For example, let's say you take exactly 10 minutes on your mission... 3600 - 600 (seconds) = 3,000... 3,000/200 = 14 (rounded up). 14 + 18 = 34. Sorry if this is confusing?!

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Old 08-19-2006, 12:53 AM   #6
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You have done an awesome job with this post, don't think I mean otherwise, but is there a list in the guide as to what the point requirements are for each mission? You posted a range for all of them together before but does it spill what they are for each one?

Again, thanks for the post. Now we know the method to the madness.
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Old 07-15-2010, 09:53 PM   #7
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Does anyone know how to get an A ranking on Aspharr's Forest level
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1. Choose only archers
2. Let them hold their position right away.
3. Start killing as many enemies if you can, and be as fast as possible. Everytime your red bar is full, you should use your Special Attack.
4. Try to get a combo of 500+ at the Pwucks
5. Make sure your Blue Bar is full after you defeated the Armie of Nights.
6. Use your Orb Spark at the next group of enemies. But before you use it, make sure that most of the enemies are standing together to get more kills.
7. Kill everyone in the area before facing Dwykfarrio. If done right your Blue Bar will be full again. If not, you should kill some of the enemies around Dwykfarrio to get is full. This can be done best by killing the Goblin Wizards.
8. Kill the remaining enemies surrounding Dwykfarrio.
9. Kill Dwykfarrio!

If done right you should have 1000+ Kills, 500+ Combo and 200+ Orb Spark kills. These will be the most important stats to get the A-Rank.
Quoted from the [HELP] Inphyy's "Ywa-Ue-Uar Forest" A Rank Thread
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Old 07-13-2007, 06:45 PM   #9
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needed this mate always getting B on this mission also Molly your guide rocks helped me out alot!
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Old 07-25-2007, 04:40 PM   #10
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THANKS! that did helped me alot! i was having troubles with that one
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Old 10-17-2006, 04:14 AM   #12
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hey i can't seem to get A ranking on 2 missions. Ywa-Ue-Uar-Forest with Inphyy and Castle of Varrvasarr with Aspharr. The highest I have gotten is B. I'm so tired of playing this game and the A ranking achievement is the only one left I have to get. This game is so repetitive please post back.....
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Old 03-08-2007, 08:59 PM   #13
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Thanks for posting that points list
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Old 04-11-2007, 07:12 PM   #14
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Hey Molly,

I need some help do u know how to beat the level Castle of Varrvazzarr with Aspharr, its the only one left that I havnt gotten a A or S.
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Old 04-25-2007, 08:37 PM   #15
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Hey
I could need some help with Imphys last mission! I know there's a thread around but I want to ask u, you might can give me a "special tipp"...

I tried it about 10 to 15 times and I only get a B! that's really driving me cracy

I think I do everything alright and at the end I usually have about 1050 kills, 70% of my men staid alive, 350 combo, 15-18min to finish the mission

Where's the problem, I don't know what I'm doing wrong!?

Is it the kills- do I need to get about 1200 kills, mh if I do: How can I get that many?! At the beginning when I count about 450kills it teleportes me to another place where I have to kill that fat big frog- king- dude and after that I explored every possible way of the map, but I can't find any more enemies! So I can't really get those 1200kills...that really suxx

Damn, I used to like this game, but I only need this lvl in A to get the achievement, so I wana beat it...

Need help!
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Old 05-04-2007, 06:01 AM   #16
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Well these are the details of my mission clear whenever i finally (and i emphasize finally) got an A-Ranking

Time: 14:41
Kills: 1110
Standard Attack: 890
Orb Spark: 220
Orbs Obtained: 8452
Max Combo: 547
Guard Survival Rate: 62%
Successful Missions: 18 (sad isnt it...)
Bonuses: 700

Hope that saves someone beating this freakin' level as many times as i have

Also just something interesting, i didnt even know how to equip weapons or items until i had got A's on all of Inphyy's levels except the Forest, and also beat the forest 16 times.... considering i beat the level 16 times without an A ranking, and then only 2 more tries with new weapons/items equipped... it is safe to say they make a huge difference....(i didnt know i picked up any weapons, and i thought the items just added to stats by picking them up)

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Old 05-06-2007, 02:56 AM   #17
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Here are my stats for the "Castle of Varrvazzarr" A-Ranking

Time: 23:27
Kills: 703
Standard: 640
Orb Spark: 63
Orbs Obtained: 6393
Max Combo: 5022
Guard Survival Rate: 39%
Successful Missions: 4
Bonuses: 1700

What i did was:
(1)choose all archers start tell guards to stay and kill the goblin archers near
(2)Go directly East all the way to get 3 chests
(3)Go north up the winding road but DO NOT KILL ANYONE
(4)Run all the way to the end of this road without killing any enemies and get the three chests there (1 is double orb value everytime for me)
(5)Equip default weapon and any itms (cursed choker worked well for me) that will take away from your attack
(6)Keep swinging non-stop until you get 5000+ combo (re-equip attacking items and updated weapon)
(7)If there are a sufficient number of enemies left, use red bar orb attack to finish them off
(8)Proceed back to the main battle and kill all non-named enemies first and then Ppakk the Third, but try to get the blue bar up and keep it
(9)Once the orc captain appears, use orb spark... then defeat captain
(10)Defeat all enemies with Dwingvatt, and then Dwingvatt
(11) Rejoice

Congrats you should have an A Ranking

by the way, make sure to pick up everything, and destroy all the chests
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Just wanted to say thanks for posting this, I know it is stickied and you probably don't check it. If you do however.. know that it has helped me greatly.
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good lord thank you for this. i tried getting a on this mission around 15 times. i almost played skeet with this game


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Here are my stats for the "Castle of Varrvazzarr" A-Ranking

Time: 23:27
Kills: 703
Standard: 640
Orb Spark: 63
Orbs Obtained: 6393
Max Combo: 5022
Guard Survival Rate: 39%
Successful Missions: 4
Bonuses: 1700

What i did was:
(1)choose all archers start tell guards to stay and kill the goblin archers near
(2)Go directly East all the way to get 3 chests
(3)Go north up the winding road but DO NOT KILL ANYONE
(4)Run all the way to the end of this road without killing any enemies and get the three chests there (1 is double orb value everytime for me)
(5)Equip default weapon and any itms (cursed choker worked well for me) that will take away from your attack
(6)Keep swinging non-stop until you get 5000+ combo (re-equip attacking items and updated weapon)
(7)If there are a sufficient number of enemies left, use red bar orb attack to finish them off
(8)Proceed back to the main battle and kill all non-named enemies first and then Ppakk the Third, but try to get the blue bar up and keep it
(9)Once the orc captain appears, use orb spark... then defeat captain
(10)Defeat all enemies with Dwingvatt, and then Dwingvatt
(11) Rejoice

Congrats you should have an A Ranking

by the way, make sure to pick up everything, and destroy all the chests
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Here are my stats for the "Castle of Varrvazzarr" A-Ranking

Time: 23:27
Kills: 703
Standard: 640
Orb Spark: 63
Orbs Obtained: 6393
Max Combo: 5022
Guard Survival Rate: 39%
Successful Missions: 4
Bonuses: 1700

What i did was:
(1)choose all archers start tell guards to stay and kill the goblin archers near
(2)Go directly East all the way to get 3 chests
(3)Go north up the winding road but DO NOT KILL ANYONE
(4)Run all the way to the end of this road without killing any enemies and get the three chests there (1 is double orb value everytime for me)
(5)Equip default weapon and any itms (cursed choker worked well for me) that will take away from your attack
(6)Keep swinging non-stop until you get 5000+ combo (re-equip attacking items and updated weapon)
(7)If there are a sufficient number of enemies left, use red bar orb attack to finish them off
(8)Proceed back to the main battle and kill all non-named enemies first and then Ppakk the Third, but try to get the blue bar up and keep it
(9)Once the orc captain appears, use orb spark... then defeat captain
(10)Defeat all enemies with Dwingvatt, and then Dwingvatt
(11) Rejoice

Congrats you should have an A Ranking

by the way, make sure to pick up everything, and destroy all the chests
I'm starting to really hate this game! How do you get such a high Max Combo? I've tried so many times, but only once managed to get my Max Combo over 3000, and still only got a B Ranking for Castle of Varrvazzarr. I just can't consistently get high combos with Aspharr. Swinging non-stop doesn't work for me. I eventually get hit hard by an enemy and the combo ends...
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Old 08-12-2007, 09:56 AM   #21
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Aspharr 1st mission

Wow 4 some reason I can't get an A on this one I tried this lvl like 4 times and still no A the funny thing is that when I was playing with Inphyy I got the A at the 1st try, so any tips?

Edit: Never mind I finally got it.

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Old 08-14-2007, 05:29 AM   #22
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Is "S" better than "A"? and if so do you need A or does S count as an A

That's the only achievement I think I won't get but I'll try
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Old 08-17-2007, 07:03 AM   #23
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Old 10-14-2007, 07:49 PM   #24
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OK people i REALLY........ REALLY need some help i have worked my ass off through NNN and all i need is Aspharr's Castle of Varrvazzar A OR S ranking then i have my achievement however i have read through every piece of advice i can find online every tip and hint and i have played through the level at least 20 times but i still can ONLY get a "B" i really need some help as tp what i am doing wrong i have tried lowering my weapon and items sto hinder killing enemies for better combos i have tried using both the red orb spark and blue orb spark to kill but still no "A" rank

will someone please help?????
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I think number of enemies killed and having a good max orb spark are the two most important factors while going for the A ranks in the levels. It's been a long while since i've played this game so i'm a little hazy as to the ins and outs of it.

That level was probably the biggest pain for me as well. During that time I stumbled across a video on youtube of someone playing the different levels and it really helped.
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Aspharr-Castle of Varrvazzar

Vigk Vagk-Pholya Flatlands
Inphyy-Ywa-Ue-Uar forest

is this for asphaar or the goblin? because i mastered that little bastard

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thx alot, completely new to the achievements-thingy..just got a 360 actually..but N3 will be one of my first 1000's I hope.
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Does getting orbs count towards getting a A-rank?
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How are you getting such a high combo on Inphyy's forest level?

I've played this mission 9 times now and I'm still only getting a 'B'

The highest combo I've ever pulled off was around a 1000, there's just never enough enemies to get higher than that.

Here's the stats from my last playthrough:

Time: 00:17:04
Kills: 1071
Standard Attack: 962
Orb Spark: 109
Orbs Obtained: 8022
Max Combo: 352
Guard Survival Rate (%): 63
Successful Missions: 9
Bonuses: 700

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