My first Dragon Warrior was n.7, on the PSX. I've heard so much about the series, and I've always loves Jrpgs. And for the first 10-15 I was really enjoying myself. Except... it was also frustrating. I kept living with the horror that a random encounter (so many of them...) would wipe out my team and force me to give up half of my gold. I had to grind countless battles just to buy a sword, and when I finally got blocked because I couldn't go back to a town nor be able to defeat my enemies, I just gave up. It was very sad. I tried again when n.8 came out, but after 2 hours I've felt the exact same way as with n.7, and I knew it was better to give up before wasting more time. I've finally made a last attempt with n.9, but the lack of real characters turned me down very fast. So, I'm asking you: did you have the same problem with the series? And if so, have you found a way to keep playing?