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Title: FFXIII/FFXIII-2 Daily Update Thread - What's been done today? [SPOILERS!]
Post by: wee187 on December 23, 2009, 11:43:34 PM
Since a few people are starting to get the import for Final Fantasy XIII, we may as well start a thread for those who are playing and wish to share their expereince with others that are willing to read it(me). ;D

Just know that spoilers are expected in this thread, as it is a daily update thread. Though gameplay spoilers can be expected here you must still mark all major story plots.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Sentinel on December 24, 2009, 12:51:03 AM
I've just finished what is the current forerunner for Most Boring Area next to the Great Crystal of FFXII... OH I HOPE I've finished Vile Peaks, or I'll be really annoyed.

Fun fact: If you have a character casting buffs for an entire battle, you'll probably die.
Fun fact: If you don't sequence your attacks effectively, you won't break the enemy and you'll probably die.
Fun fact: If you don't switch a character to Healer when they need it, you'll probably die.
Fun fact: If you're just a plain newcomer to the FF series, you'll probably die.

Seriously, I think I lost count of my game overs but I think it's just because it's Japanese. I love the challenge in this game though but I think it is going to be very harsh to those new to the series. Not a good game to start on.

Hate half the people complaining about this game (when the probably don't even own it!) I also hope I'm not going to be the only one posting here. (I know some others are playing it too  :-X)
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: ASephiroth on December 26, 2009, 05:52:55 PM
Lol share the experience about the game hmm.. Well so far its hidden in a box with some other Christmas presents lol so i am unable to make any progress in the game.  lol  Someday soon I might get it heh heh, then youll see a real progress report.



Got it finally :)  Its good im just starting chapter 3 and now the battles are going more in depth whew!
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Da_Cloud on December 26, 2009, 07:16:35 PM
I also hope I'm not going to be the only one posting here. (I know some others are playing it too  :-X)
I'm still waiting for my copy, but it seems that ASephiroth finally started his ;D
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Oniangel on December 26, 2009, 08:28:10 PM
Just bought it and already can't wait for it to arrive :P ;D
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: rinimt on December 29, 2009, 12:06:05 AM
Attacker Blaster Healer <3 It's my default grouping.

50hrs in, I think I'm going insane playing
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: ASephiroth on December 29, 2009, 03:55:07 PM
heh heh nice :)  Me too but im limited with my time so i can only get limited insanity.  Now im in Chapter 7 (6 went so fast omg! but it was such a nice place actually a good green spot instead of yucky junkyards).  And with my last Chrystarium upgrade I depleted all my CP now :(  Im only 1 slot away from haste (I cant get it yet until a level up).  So back to CP building lol just walking through these levels now finally gives me more.  Favorite classes hmm I really like attacker and blaster for the offensive.  And yeah I love healer too lol.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Da_Cloud on December 29, 2009, 06:06:56 PM
Hehe what would the game be without a healer on your side :o

I've just played the opening, yup I finally got my copy ;D ;D ;D
Though with the marathon still going on I probably won't play it that much.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Spee on December 30, 2009, 01:18:48 AM
Finishing off Chapter V today.  :D I lost many times against the boss.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: ASephiroth on December 31, 2009, 04:12:40 AM
What was giving you trouble on him?
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: rinimt on December 31, 2009, 01:03:45 PM
Up to Chapter 13 and definitely going insane grinding. If anyone needs tips once you reach like nearish end Ch.11 (You'll find what I'm talking about easily) for money/cp making there's a REALLY good spot in 2nd to last dungeon there lol. I'm screwing around while doing it (Skype/Marathon namely) and still making prolly 200k-300k cp/gil an hour (optimally it makes like 360k XD).

Weapon upgrades = more insanity...

Final dungeon = Why I'm going insane...

Yea... gotta love having ocd about completing stuff and playing JRPG's!
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Da_Cloud on January 01, 2010, 07:48:37 PM
I've just defeated the Shiva Twins, though don't ask me how. I must have died around 8 times before I finally managed to somehow get that bar full ;D

And with that I'm also starting to get the hang of the battle system :D
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Spee on January 02, 2010, 12:47:40 AM
Amazing, the final dungeon already?  In all my years of playing Final Fantasy, I normally reach the final dungeon in about a month or two after the game's release.  :o

For the Shiva Twins, I believe you had to guard in order to defeat them as I never got far by just attacking them. That is probably what the tutorial said, but my Japanese is not 100%.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Da_Cloud on January 02, 2010, 05:22:16 PM
I've got quite far by simply attacking the shiva twins, but I still have no clue what made the bar fill up in the end :-\

Anyway Chapter IV is going way better than Chapter III went. I've already defeated both Dreadnought and Odin in one go. Odin was close though the bar was already full with a good 300 on the timer, but I figured out on the last moment that you had to press square in order to finish the battle ::)

I've gotten the hang of the optima system along with the ups of each class. Now I just need to figure out how that freaking shop works, because IIRC you can also upgrade your weapons there.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: ASephiroth on January 02, 2010, 09:28:35 PM
Hmm i thought I made a post on here now its gone... ugh.  Uhm heh nice job with ch4 it wasnt as fun for me lol.

I still need to figure out the shop as well lol i figured when I need to ill worry about it.

Right now im on chapter 9 and kinda leveling up my board still.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Da_Cloud on January 03, 2010, 01:26:38 PM
I still need to figure out the shop as well lol i figured when I need to ill worry about it.
Good to know that I'm not the only one :P


Well Andrew I spoke a bit to soon about chapter IV, those bomb's that appear during the last section of the chapter gave me quite some trouble. The only tactic that work to survive them was switching to healing at the start and just hoping I could cure between the explosions >_<

Anyway I've also passed chapter V now, and just like chapter IV it didn't gave me that much trouble  as well. I even defeated the boss in one go. Now its time to see what chapter VI has in store for me :D
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: ASephiroth on January 03, 2010, 03:56:35 PM
Wow your moving right along :D  How is the leveling up going for you?  I did that a bit yesterday, never seems to be enough CP to get along lol.

Chapter 9 still but its not bad i hate the alarm sound in the bg though sigh :P
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Da_Cloud on January 03, 2010, 05:37:18 PM
By just beating everything that walks my path I can get enough CP to activate most abilities and other stuff.

And in Chapter VI I've just arrived at the part where you can change the weather :D Again I hardly have problems with most of the local monsters. The only one that are giving me problems though are those armadillo like creatures, they take me a really really long time to beat and I haven't figured out there weakness yet (should they even have one ::)). I know there is something special with them as you got a message about them when you first arrived at that location, it are really at those points that I wish I could have read what it said.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: ASephiroth on January 04, 2010, 01:11:24 AM
Yeah I found that just beating everything... isn't enough for CP, I kinda rush through some parts to get to monsters with better CP rewards.

Ya those armadillos heh gotta break em then they are so soft to cut :P

I just beat the nasty multi part boss at the end of ch9... onto Chapter 10 now yay!
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Da_Cloud on January 04, 2010, 06:55:01 PM
Yea I figured out I had to break them, but that was really the biggest problem. Every time I almost got the break bar full I had to switch out to a healer, which caused the bar to drop back again :-\

I simply continued the road trying to avoid them. And I must be doing great as I've also defeated the boss of Chapter VI in one go. I'm now in Chapter VII at the point where I finally got back snow, he had a massive amount of CP just waiting to be used ;D



Woot I'm finally past chapter 7 now. Those darn flying motorbikes gave me quite the trouble, giving me a game over screen quite a few times. Finally figured out that you can survive there gatling gun by going into defender. Don't know if there is an other way to do survive or block that attack, but this worked for me :D

And again I'm starting to get on a role with those boss battles. All three boss battles where again done in one go ;D I've currently just passed the Chocobo part in Chapter 8.

BTW right now its starting to look like simply beating everything on my path will bring in enough CP, though as long as I can go without farming CP I will.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: ASephiroth on January 05, 2010, 01:11:04 AM
Wow you are moving along so fast eep.  I wish I was that fast.. kidna then again I am havign fungoing as slow as I am :)
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Da_Cloud on January 05, 2010, 10:53:28 AM
I just can't stop playing this game. Also rinimt has already beaten the game yesterday and we can't stay behind forever can we :P

And an other further update, as I've played a short moment before I went to sleep. Normal monsters in Chapter VIII hardly formed a problem and so did the first boss (some kind of assault Machine). Though right now Brynhildr is forming an obstacle. Tried four times last night, first three tries resulted in a complete failure, but the last try resulted in a close call. Gonna try to perfect that strategy today to beat him ;D



Took me another four tries this morning (including some farming to get blizzard for vanilla), but now he's finally gone. 3 Eidelons down and 3 more to go ;D
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: ASephiroth on January 05, 2010, 03:27:15 PM
Geez you are rocketing through!  heh I tried recording the boss at the end of chapter 9 last night and failed miserably (I didn't do so bad when I wasn't recording lol).

Today ill try again, and also im up to erm...Cid so yeah fighting him too.  Plus I need to make a tutorial vid today people wanna see how battles are done more in depth I guess.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Da_Cloud on January 05, 2010, 03:53:46 PM
Well I'm not redoing stuff to make videos, I guess that's what's slowing your progression down. I thought of making some, but since you and rinimt already made them. Gonna need my time writing down information about FFXIII for the site anyway.

Right now I'm somewhere in Chapter 9. Don't know how far I am in the chapter itself, but they just declared code white, which doesn't sound to best ::)
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: ASephiroth on January 06, 2010, 06:00:38 AM
Thats true, we do each have our speciality, you are better off writing up about it I guess, this site will need some written info thats for sure, I am not much of one for that.

Heh nice your about to where I was having trouble, good luck!  I am onto the boss in chapter 10 sigh I die so fast what can ya do :P
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Da_Cloud on January 06, 2010, 07:46:17 PM
Well I've finished chapter 9. Won't say it really gave me a hard time, but I was caught of guard a few times resulting in a game over screen. And unlike the midway bosses the final boss of chapter 9 wasn't a simple. At some point during the fight I could barely stay alive with 2 active healers in my team :o

I went for the four small heads first, but when you take out 2 of them they start using high level spells which have the nasty effect of stunning your characters. Though when you take out the third head things are going fine again. Got really lucky with the doom counter as well. I almost had him in break mode when he used doom. No need to say that after a few hits he was broken and ready to die :P

I'm now at the begging of chapter 10, enjoying the fact I can make my own team now. Though is it already possible to point your own leader, or am I stuck with Lightning for that role. Not that I hate her, but being able to select a different party leader would be nice :D



Woot another good day on FFXIII. The first boss in the chapter 10
Spoiler: possible story spoiler (click to show/hide)
gave a really good fight. It took me several tries to find the right set up, but after a try or 5 I finally got him down.

Then next was Bahamut. I already knew I had to face him and even had a good strategy to beat him, but since I didn't quite knew at which moment to expect him I hadn't set up my character for it. Never the less Bahamut didn't form any trouble at all. Beated him on the first go and believe it or not ASephiroth I didn't even once used a jammer :o

I dunno what I really did, but the only sett ups I used where (att/bla/bla) at the start of the battle (def/hea/hea) when I needed a quick heal and (att/bla/hea) during the rest of the fight. I wasn't really paying attention to the bar, but I'm guessing that somehow the defender job gave the bar a really good boost.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: ASephiroth on January 06, 2010, 10:34:45 PM
hahaha blame Erin for the jammer bit, I didnt use much of one either, nice work!  I just kept getting pummeled by strong physical attacks at first.  The previous boss for me gave absolutely no trouble and was fun :D

The first battle in chapter 11 I had a hard time with till I set up protect on my guy, wait till my vid gets uploaded heh it was the closest I got, 5 was left on the doom timer when I won the battle lol classic fun moment :)

After that though im in a big area whew I dont see myself going anywhere fast!  I gotta level up my boards a lot, its time to get to work on that.  You caught up so fast heh Im taking pride in not being a speedy gamer I guess here lol.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Da_Cloud on January 07, 2010, 10:10:23 AM
I didn't really want to use jammer's during those eidelon fight, you've seen how fast and easy it can make those battles.

Also I'm not at the same spot as you. Needed four tries against Alexander, but when I figured out his battle style it wasn't really that much of a hard fight either.

Now its time to explore the wide open area. Would have been nice is there where a few more area's like that. I don't mind following a "small" path, but exploring is always fun to do :D Probably won't pass past that area today, gonna see how far I can get with those missions first ;)
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: rinimt on January 07, 2010, 11:23:23 AM
Hey now Bram, I've done both ways. 4/6 Eidolons gave me many game overs, each one I swear gave more each time :P Jammer IS effective though since point of the eidolon battles is to fill that gauge not to do damage (See: Shiva and Defender) XD But to be fair I beat em both ways lol Jammer + outside buffs is just 100x easier (aka I'm doing Jammer in english XD)

STILL GRINDING T_T Though... ATTEMPTING missions and getting butt kicked by most the ones I have left. Just so you know, a move that hits about 5 times and does 3.3k damage a hit ALONG with having 1-2 adds out in the fight... Yea its a very quick game over  -_-;;; *goes back to game grumbling*. Maybe there's a reason maxing boards gives most everyone around 20k hp (the main 3 boards)...
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Da_Cloud on January 07, 2010, 12:52:35 PM
Yea I know you beated them the normal way as well, just didn't want to spoil my fun by using the easy way around. To be honest I could probably makes things a bit easier by upgrading my weapons (still not took the time to figure that out) and using outside buffs (haven't used those once yet). I'm not trying to sound like I'm almighty now (have seen the game over screen to many times), but I'm not gonna use them if I can also do it without ;)

Currently still exploring the massive open field of chapter 11, currently on my way to mission 4. I guess I'm gonna train a bit as well, some of the local monsters definitely give hard fights. Not to speak about the behemoth's, those already gave me more game over screens than the last 3 bosses together :o
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: ASephiroth on January 07, 2010, 03:36:24 PM
I spent all day yesterday in Ch11 heh.  Still not ready to leave!  Like you I had to train a bit, i got to mission 2 and was killed so fast!  Behemoths got me too!  It was annoying when they were randomly summoned into battle by other creatures heh.

I went to a cave on one side that i thought the desitination was at where robots and bombs are at, im grinding there now to max out my 3 main boards so I can at least get started on their 3 nonessential job boards.  Long process so far!  Just got about 2 of each of their boards done so far, long way to go.  I think im working on mission 5 now, sno nice to see these new areas discovered whew its a lot of terrain to cover.  So good to have this now, I need this heh.

I tried mission 54 or 55 whatever it was heehee Jumbo Cactuar!  Each one of hits right now was an instant KO though heh heh.  So yeah today I plan to goof around more doign this stuff heh heh.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Da_Cloud on January 07, 2010, 03:44:58 PM
Currently done mission 1 till 5 (got a trophy for it :D) & mission 8 as well. Still exploring the map while trying to level my units. Currently got halfway 1 of there main boards.

And especially those monsters that summon the behemoths are annoying. I'm automatically avoiding them on the map, but luckily when they are summoned in a battle I can defeat them now.

Well need to get to work now, so I can't play the game for a full 5 hours :-X
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Spee on January 07, 2010, 11:09:00 PM
Um... Hope's Mother is named NORA Estheim... As in Snow's "Team NORA"?  ::) I hope Square Enix has realized that. Just something I felt like getting out ever since I finally translated her name.

Anyway, as of yesterday, I finished Chapter IX. I found the boss easy when I was always on the offensive. When I was partially or completely on defense, he took me down easy.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: wee187 on January 07, 2010, 11:22:31 PM
Yes, Hope's mom's name is indeed Nora. Whether that's a coincident or not, I dunno.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Da_Cloud on January 08, 2010, 10:51:29 AM
Well still wandering around in the Grand Pulse doing missions. I've now done mission 1 till 5 and 8 till 11, must have missed 6 & 7 along the way so I'm gonna look for those today :D

My levels aren't going fast either, but since 1 note already gives a huge boost you really notice you strength is rising. Right now I've almost filled 1 board for each character, though I'm not staying only to train. First thing I'm gonna do is find mission 6 & 7. After that I'll see if I can find missions 12 and up or that I will continue with the story.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: ASephiroth on January 08, 2010, 04:16:24 PM
Ya ive been stuck on the plains too lol, start going back to where you came in at first for 6 & 7 I think.

Now for me ive finished up to mission 16 or something around there, and have all characters 3 main boards complete, working on sub boards... not too much.  Im about ready to move on with the story finally.   Chocobo travel makes this place so much easier!
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Da_Cloud on January 08, 2010, 04:21:03 PM
I've found 6 & 7 today, but then I couldn't find 12 so I moved on already. I'm now getting blocked by Hecatonchires though. Haven't used jammers in the fight yet, but I either need to use them or need to level up if I want to defeat him :-\

Characters now have 1 of there main jobs completed and the second main job is about halfway. Think I'll either look for the other missions or go back into the mine, the machines there give decent amounts of CP for relatively short fights ;D

Also where did you find those chocobo's haven't gotten one yet :-X
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: xkeyblademasterx07 on January 08, 2010, 10:11:38 PM
hey guys i have a question, i heard from some people that the game is really linear. is that true?
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Spee on January 08, 2010, 10:27:18 PM
Yes, and it is no surprise. After all, FFXIII was made by FFX's production team, and as we SHOULD know, FFX had linear areas.

Don't complain about the linearity though. Just be glad that with the game's difficulty, they didn't make too-hard-to-complete dunegons.  ::)
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: xkeyblademasterx07 on January 08, 2010, 10:34:14 PM
oh cool, also Spee, im guessing since you understand Japanese you know the story so far.

so how is it?(without spoiling anything) is it good or interesting?
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: ASephiroth on January 09, 2010, 02:45:44 AM
When you get to chapter 11 you wish for linearity to come back wow its crazy things to do everywhere!  Chocobos I think you have to get through mission 12 and 13 or something around those numbers, it'll unlock them during a certain mission.

Heh I leveled up with those robots myself very fast and easy CP there.  Did you defeat the tougher dreadnought yet Bram?  I am learning so much through this chapter and wow there's a great deal of improvement our characters go through here.  I cant wait to see what the next jump is but ach I hate all this CP we need.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Da_Cloud on January 09, 2010, 12:51:29 PM
hehe yea you have to do mission 12 to unlock the chocobo's and mission 14 to be able to ride them ;)

Also the game follows a linear path, but when you reach the grand pulse in chapter 11 you suddenly get a whole lot of freedom. Just think of it as the calm lands in FFX though then a 100 times bigger.

Right now I've almost completed the second board for each character. And Andrew I haven't defeated that dreadnought yet, I first run into it when I only had about 1 half board for each character. One hit did about 60 to 70% damage to my characters. Gonna try him again once I've finished all the missions, currently did mission 1 till 17, don't think there are much more active missions in the area though.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: ASephiroth on January 09, 2010, 02:21:54 PM
Heh yeah it was a long time before I was able to fight him and even then it wasn't pretty.  Got like a yucky 2 star rating.

Good job getting that far with CP :)  I tried doing the other boards for the characters, the CP amount is atrocious for so little stats so im skipping that and moving on today :)

Ya I finished up with 17 and I don't see anything new, so finally free to move on, everyones got their summons I cant imagine what bosses await wee itll be fun as always in this game :)  Ill be streaming today since well its my 1 day a week thing now so itll be ff13 :)
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Da_Cloud on January 10, 2010, 12:56:23 PM
hehe good luck then as there are more of those dreadnoughts after you've got Hecatonchires. Still haven't beaten him though, got like pretty far when he blasted a rocked on my party leader (can only survive that attack with either a defender or a fully healed unit).

BTW mission 18 is in the mine, if you look around you can't miss it ;)



Finally finished Chapter 11 today. Darn that Chapter takes long if your also set on doing the missions. I had to skip mission 27 though. I found the activation panel, but I couldn't figure out where the monster that I needed to defeated was. Will go back later to do that one again. Probably will do most missions again anyway (figured out on of the trophy's is "finish all missions with a 5 star") :-\

Anyway the boss at the tower wasn't really hard. Already found a nice strategy during the first try, but he caught me off guard near the end. Didn't let that happen a second time of course :P Then after a short walk through the village Oerba it was next to the old pope again. Got him down in the first try as well. Definitely turned out in a nice fight though.

Well after that it was over with Chapter 11 and time to head towards the final stages of the game. I must say the opening of Chapter 12 is worth watching ;)
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: ASephiroth on January 10, 2010, 08:42:06 PM
I just finished ch11 myself this morning, wow that took a while to get through!  Yeah the boss was pretty easy on the top I agree with you.  Heh then yeah it wa time for the fight with Galenth heh that was fun, not as painful as the first one eh?

I loved the beginnign to CH12 so fun :)  It is near the end of the game isnt it? brr so scary!  The journey through is the best part ;)
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Da_Cloud on January 10, 2010, 08:53:16 PM
I've just finished the game. The ending is so worth watching :D

From the point where you are now Andrew it isn't really far to the end, but to get there you'll still need to spend quite some time. The local monsters alone already take some time to defeat and if that's not enough there are also quite some "boss battles" before you finally reach the final boss.

Just to say the first form of the final boss is a bit annoying, but not to hard. The second form took me quite some time to defeated. The third from is really really easy, you just need to know what you must do. Won't tell how I did it though, would take away the fun of yourself.

Now its time to get all trophy's, or in other words fully complete the whole game :D
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Spee on January 11, 2010, 01:39:03 AM
Spoiler: Lightning's Real Name (click to show/hide)

Found that out from before the second Baldanders battle. I know that's french for Lightning... I think. I had lots of fun in Oerba today, like getting 3 game overs from those Cie Corpses. Surprising, Baldanders did not give me a game over and I think I was really underleveled.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: ASephiroth on January 11, 2010, 03:25:00 AM
Geez finished already!?  I jsut made vids today for Galenth and the other ch 11 battle.  I got to a boss in ch12 but owch I was killed when he went attacking and never stopped brr.  Yeah Ill need to take more time your right, got the board mostly mastered atm but still heh.

Hmm easy sounds good, I hope I can figure it out easy, well worse for me is whe nI beat a boss then try and rrecord it and thigns dont work out lol.  There is a lot to do after the game from what I hear, ltos of missions much harder than bosses in game :)  I still gotta work my way through ch12 grr.  Lol but I dont dedicate a huge amount of time to gaming.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Da_Cloud on January 11, 2010, 10:09:12 AM
Yea that boss was annoying, but believe me things will get much more annoying in chapter 13. I finished the game with 2 of the 3 main boards mastered, the third main board was hardly touched.

And the end game is still worth it. There are over 60 missions to do and well you've seen how though some of these are. And then there are always the hard thropy's to get like maxing all units and getting a 5 star on all missions. Mainly that last one sounds like it will take a while to do :-X
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: ASephiroth on January 11, 2010, 03:30:06 PM
Ahh ok just from the sound of it, you made the rest of the game sound easy and a breeze, especially since one moment your at tend of ch 11 then next game is over heh.  I still haven't tried the boss yet, got work today lol ill get there sometime ;)
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Da_Cloud on January 11, 2010, 04:12:41 PM
Well I must admit though that I have some experience with under-levelled characters as I always tend to rush a final fantasy the first time I play them (want to know how the story ends). So I probably make it sound easier than it really is ::)
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: ASephiroth on January 11, 2010, 05:02:11 PM
Heh that works, I thought it would be harder if you rushed it lol, but you got the experience ;)  Ok I did get a bit of game time in before I headed out, still on ch12, I did beat that boss but wow lots of winding paths with Pulse monsters getting in my way heh, I much rather fight them than PSI-COM soldiers.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Spee on January 12, 2010, 12:30:58 AM
Well... I just experienced what may be the most epic cutscene in all of Final Fantasy. Chapter XII, and the game is almost over. Just so everyone knows, my perma party consists of Fang (Party Leader), Lightning and Vanille. I have Fang on Attacker, Vanille on Enhancer and Lightning on Blaster. When I need it, I switch Optima's to everyone to a Blaster (useful for Breaking enemies) and a Optima consisting of HEA, HEA, and ENH whenever I am in a tight spot.

Generally, I lied about the perma party part. Because I sometimes switch Hope and Sazh in for Lightning and Vanille, and sometimes Snow for boss battles. (He is bait with DEFENDER. He never sees light in my party besides at these times)

I suspect I should be done with this game by the end of the week, earlier if school corporates.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Sentinel on January 12, 2010, 01:06:36 AM
Blasters are definitely a decent way to get the BREAK gauge to fill up. With my progress, I am generally finished with the game and I have to say that this may not be my favorite Final Fantasy of all time, it is definitely high up there. The ending was beautiful yet the final boss is like Yu Yevon: a joke. The battle before the true final boss and his first form was completely harder and a challenge at least:
Meh, At least I got the Superstar trophy for defeating him.  :P Now that I have the Crystallium leveled up, it's time to head back to Pulse and finish off the board. ^_^
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: ASephiroth on January 12, 2010, 04:09:19 AM
Just pudging along the final level tonight which is takign me forever.  Its *Bleep*ing me off the enemies and all sigh, I did upgrade my weapons though so that helped with the chapter 12 boss.  Argh I was happy till chapter 12 now all I am is angry with the game lol, almost maxed boards and I still get killed too easily.  I want to finish it tonight but this level goes on forever.  I hope I dont go nuts :P



Ok im getting less aggravated in my game now lol random battles are whew a pain.  Onto one of those mini bosses at the end that does the 1 hit ko attacks sigh my leader was hit towards the end, the defender couldn't lure him away there.  Ill try the rest of this another day, the ending will have to wait I guess.



There today I finally beat the game!  I needed to get out so i was gone in the mountains all day and came back determined to win!  2nd mini boss in final level was the worst out of those 3, then the final boss whew 2nd form was a pain in the ass till I played with jammer to like poison him to death lol.  Only hard part was then making sure I was healed and not jammed myself.  Ahh soo good to move on finally, now I gotta go back and record every boss from ch 12 and 13 sigh....
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Oniangel on January 16, 2010, 02:04:04 PM
Finally the game arrived :D

Finished Chapter 1 and halfway through the 2nd Chapter and until now no problem. Best graphic I've ever seen till now on a Next-Gen Console.

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Saved at the last Save Point of Chapter 3, filled the crystarium but I need to check if I scanned every enemy.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: ASephiroth on January 16, 2010, 06:59:20 PM
Thats what you get with HD ;)  Beautiful!

I am leveling up my team, it takes forever!  I watch a movie and level up, still never enough CP.  Ill watch anothe movie today ;)  I am doing not so good on a lot of missions, got a game over vs. 3 tonberries sigh I was close to killing one of them then....
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Da_Cloud on January 16, 2010, 08:01:19 PM
I am leveling up my team, it takes forever!  I watch a movie and level up, still never enough CP.  Ill watch anothe movie today ;)  I am doing not so good on a lot of missions, got a game over vs. 3 tonberries sigh I was close to killing one of them then....

Those are annoying aren't they. I've got so far that I killed one, but then I got a Game Over never the less :-\ I recommend starting at the bottom during those trials and work your way upwards so to say. I only run into trouble with some of the missions in the top half, the missions in the bottom half where surprisingly "simple".

I need to finish about 9 more missions now, most resulted in multiple game over screens and I still need to find/play free some of them.  I'm still far from maxing my units as well. Finished 1 main board for them all, the second main board is halfway ring 10 and the third main board is at the start of ring 10. To be honest I haven't played it in 2 days now. Never been the type to farm for long times.

Might try finishing the game later on, right now its back to my duties on FFTogether. Have left them untouched for far to long ::)
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Oniangel on January 17, 2010, 01:19:42 AM
Obtained Shiva sister at 1st try with 5* and Odin at 3rd try with 5*. It's incredible how the starting Optima can change the whole battle ::)
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: ASephiroth on January 17, 2010, 05:30:36 PM
Almost have every character with max skills/stats... but still getting creamed by various enemies... Wyverns are the worst.. .why so many A class enemies like that, I hate em!  Im trying to backtrack and get some 5 star missions but still.. even then ugh hard work!  I need a break from this game for a bit.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Da_Cloud on January 17, 2010, 06:21:13 PM
I need a break from this game for a bit.
Hehe I needed the same thing, only play a few hours before going to bed to level at least a bit. Right now I managed to beat those 3 tonberrys, but the mission right after those isn't exactly a walk in the park either :-X

Though right now I'm working on some new stuff at the site, which takes in most of my time 8)
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Oniangel on January 19, 2010, 06:05:34 PM
Chapter 7: Saved at Hope House (what remains of it...) and farmed for ~3 hours for Premium Chip and CP. Maybe I exaggerated as now I have 12000 CP for eveyone O_o
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Da_Cloud on January 19, 2010, 06:15:51 PM
Well the first time I really trained was in Chapter 11, before that I could always almost fill in the complete board before reaching the Chapter boss.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: ASephiroth on January 23, 2010, 04:10:18 AM
Up to the very last mission now.  36/63 missions have 5* on them sigh theres a lot to go.  All characters boards are pretty much maxed out just a few more fights then its all complete.  Working on weapon upgrades but im running out of money.

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ugh! wasted 4-5 hours this morning TRYING to earn gil, drop rates are horrible in this game even with items that...boost drop rates.  1.7 mil gained so far, just to get 1 *Bleep* higher up weapon, I am not doing this again thats for sure :P  Unless theres an easier way.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: wee187 on January 25, 2010, 06:07:38 AM
Watch the double posts, Andrew.

And yeah, I'm pretty sure there's an easier way. :P Once the english game comes out there's gonna be tons of information on this kinda stuff.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: ASephiroth on January 26, 2010, 01:20:30 AM
I didnt post on the same day even... I didnt post a duplicate entry.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: wee187 on January 26, 2010, 01:34:40 AM
Nah it's just you had two posts next to each other. So the sequence went:

ASeph
ASeph
wee187

Next time just edit the same post or repost the two posts combined. It just helps keep it less cluttered is all. :) All I did was merge the two posts so it appears as one post, I'm not angry or anything.

New Hope avatar! I love it, haha!
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Sentinel on January 27, 2010, 04:39:23 AM
I'm taking on Titan Trials, filling up the Crystalium Board, currently doing Mission 49.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Oniangel on January 31, 2010, 05:36:35 PM
I finished Chapter 9 and 10. Now in Gran Pulse (it's HUUUUUUUUGEEE!!!) cleared Mission 1, got ATB+1 on everyone Crystarium and grinding to max at least some roles to continue with Missions.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: vsharma72 on February 19, 2010, 09:09:24 AM
I've just played the opening, yup I finally got my copy ;D ;D ;D
Though with the marathon still going on I probably won't play it that much.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Oniangel on February 28, 2010, 11:50:01 PM
Finished Chapter 11, completed up to Mission 28 with 5* plus Mission 55 5* to get the Grow Egg, Completed the Crystarium primary roles with over 999999 CP I had farmed and got Limit Breaker Trophy.

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Today I finished the Main Story (Nice ending btw) and unlocked Crystarium Level 10.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: wee187 on March 09, 2010, 06:14:55 PM
Finished chapter 1, 2 and halfway through 3. So far I am loving the game.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Da_Cloud on March 09, 2010, 06:29:19 PM
Currently near the end of chapter 2. Must say that just playing the first 2 chapters in English cleared up about 75% of the story which I knew from the Japanese version. A lot of the things which I couldn't really understand back then are now crystal clear so to say :D

Only problem is that the rest won't be able to fill in the rest of my "questions" until I'm around the end of the game :-X



Just finished chapter 2 and saw the scene. So bad they took out "Eternal Love" and replaced it with "Serah's Theme". It still fits the scene, but Eternal Love made it so much better. Well at least they didn't replace it with "My Hands", that would have ruined the moment completely.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: wee187 on March 10, 2010, 06:21:50 AM
Well My Hands has grown on me, I actually like the song now haha.

Currently at Chapter 6, the Sunleth Waterscape. Going to bed now.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Da_Cloud on March 10, 2010, 08:44:40 AM
Well My Hands has grown on me, I actually like the song now haha.
Nahh I don't mind it if its only during the credits either. My biggest fear was that they would also play it during the scene at the end of chapter 2, but luckily they at least picked Serah's theme which is a good second choice.

Also right now I'm almost near the end of chapter 3 :D
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Oniangel on March 12, 2010, 12:49:55 PM
Started, Completed and 5 Starred Titan Trial (WOOT Genji Gloves!) Farmed Platinum Ingots from Adamantai.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Sixty on March 12, 2010, 04:52:29 PM
Started the game, fell down to a lake that was completely frozen, and starting in getting the battlesystem under control.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: MegaFun on March 12, 2010, 05:23:46 PM
Started the game, got up to Chapter 4 and got Odin. XD
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Da_Cloud on March 12, 2010, 06:09:42 PM
Got to chapter 7 today and I must say the story is really good so far, lots of "small" things are now starting to get clear which really makes it like playing a new game ;D
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: devilman108 on March 13, 2010, 04:50:12 AM
Got to what I'm assuming is the end of chapter 9.

i guess spoilers but
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

nevermind, there was a trick to it haha

EDIT: GAH chapter 10 BOSS!!!!
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: MegaFun on March 13, 2010, 01:19:55 PM
Just got to Chapter 8 today. The game is really enjoyable so far... can't wait to get to Gran Pulse though XD

By the way, I want to ask people who beat the game (either the JP version or sth), how long is the story? I'm currently around 18-20 hours in and just started Chapter 8, but I heard Chapter 11 is significantly longer than some of the other chapters since enemies start getting tough, you might need to grind, start seriously upgrading equipments, introduction of missions, size of Gran Pulse itself, etc, etc.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Oniangel on March 13, 2010, 07:26:11 PM
Completely Developed every Characters Roles + Trophy, Maxed to Star Level Lance of Kain Dragoon Series (Fang 3700 ATK!!), Farmed 8 Platinum Ingots and 1 Trapezohedron.

@Megafun When I finished the game the timer was at 55 Hours ~ but I lost a LOT of time for Missions and CP Grinding only because I'm a perfectionist and I like to powerlevel. I think that without Missions and a minimum CP grinding I could go under 40 hours without problems.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Da_Cloud on March 13, 2010, 08:20:51 PM
My timer was around 50 as well. And I only wandered around Chapter 11 to do the missions that where available during that time, once they where done I moved on with the story.

If you directly follow the story I think you'll finish the story with a healthy 40 hours, though if you directly follow the story it might be possible that the last chapters will give you some trouble. (At least for the me extra CP gained from doing the missions where really welcome :D)
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: devilman108 on March 14, 2010, 01:19:24 AM
Got to chapter 11, really excited to keep going.

Tried out the missions, and I must say I'm disappointed in them. They're just a linear Hunt system from FFXII. There goes the explore-ability (There may still be other sidequests etc., i just mean for now)

Oh well, the story's still good
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: MegaFun on March 14, 2010, 01:23:44 PM
Played through Chapter 8, 9 and 10, although I'm not quite at the end of that yet since I haven't...

Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Da_Cloud on March 14, 2010, 01:37:38 PM
Spoiler:  Chapter 9 boss (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: flak76e on March 14, 2010, 10:17:40 PM
The more I play this game the better I think it is  ;D ;D

I love Fang and Lightning so much. Best characters in FF ever.
The battle system is so fun and intense.

I can´t believe I was ever going to like this game as much as I do right now.
However FF12 is still better but FF13 is awesome too.
FF12>FF9>FF13.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: devilman108 on March 14, 2010, 11:49:16 PM
Currently stuck right before you hitch a ride on Atomos.

Fight with 3 Hoplites and 1 Boxed Phoenix or whatever he's called. Instantly they just use Version upgrade and 2 hit Lightning =/


Not sure what to do. I've always found it physically impossible to get above 3 stars on any of the mechanical type enemies as they
d have 40,000 HP and I'd hit reduced damage of like 600 lol.


Got past the fight. I just lured the hoplites out and ran past the battle. I'm barely surviving any fights now but meh,  Iguess its suppose dto be this hard.

update: Dear god Im going to have to go back through chapter 11 again after I gain another 250,000 CP. Everyhting is owning me and I'm skipping most battle due to impossibility. (I can understand 3 enemies being possible, but having 2000-2300 HP and 6 enemies that each hit 800? REALLY?)
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: wee187 on March 15, 2010, 02:06:23 AM
I'm in Chapter 12, and omigosh, the enemies have gotten so much harder in the second half of the chapter. Anyone remeber the bulbasoar-looking boss from Chapter 5? Generic enemy now. And still that hard.

Fun though. ;D I can't wait to beat the game and go back to Gran Pulse because I'm waiting to explore the optional areas until I can cope with the enemies there.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: devilman108 on March 15, 2010, 02:35:53 AM
Lol sounds like fun Wee.

I'm currently striving to stay alive against regular enemies in ch11 right now. It's the equivalent to a party of level 35s popping into Henne Mines right now =/
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: MegaFun on March 15, 2010, 09:51:17 AM
I'm in Chapter 12, and omigosh, the enemies have gotten so much harder in the second half of the chapter. Anyone remeber the bulbasoar-looking boss from Chapter 5? Generic enemy now. And still that hard.

Fun though. ;D I can't wait to beat the game and go back to Gran Pulse because I'm waiting to explore the optional areas until I can cope with the enemies there.

WHAT. I hated that boss and it's stupid Efforescence attack -___- At least there's gonna be a lot of challenge though. I'm up for it. XD
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: devilman108 on March 16, 2010, 06:53:13 AM
Just did the one side quest in this game and made myself a quick 600,000 and 2 items that give 144,000 XP >.>

yeah, I almost crapped myself lol.

Now I'm just going to grind before trying the end chp.11 boss which destroyed me haha
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Da_Cloud on March 16, 2010, 03:03:39 PM
I've just reached Chapter 11, now let the true fun start :D

I've already decided to do my best this time to get a 5 star rating on all hunts. Its easier to 5 star something with "weak" characters than to retry it when you're ten times stronger than the monster in question.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: FFZell on March 16, 2010, 03:04:39 PM
I get paid on Thursday, then i will be able to play the game! I can't wait...
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Da_Cloud on March 17, 2010, 08:57:58 PM
Just finished the first 8 hunts. And on 7 of the 8 hunts I got a 5 star right away :D What some pre-knowledge about the right role set-up can't do. Gonna start doing the rest of the hunts before continuing the story and I won't leave Grand Pulse before I got a 5 star on all available hunts (except those who are still way to strong to do during this stage of the game)
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: devilman108 on March 18, 2010, 01:41:47 AM
I'm just trying to train up for CHapter11 end boss.



OH! QUICK NOTE!

I dunno if anyone noticed, but that giant golem that ate the Adamantoise in the opening Pulse cutscene, He's there ._.

If you look over the mountains towards...errmm (rotating map lolol) Just go from the first entrance (something Yassif) and look straight over the mountains, you can see him walking around. Unfortunately you can't fight him =/

Although, could be added in DLC ;)
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Oniangel on March 18, 2010, 06:05:29 PM
Completed all the 64 Missions with 5 Star Rating and started farming Dark Matter for Accessories. 2 Trophies for 100%
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: MegaFun on March 19, 2010, 06:09:51 PM
FINALLY REACHED CHAPTER 11. Man, I have to say, the Archylte Steppe is huge and gorgeous. o_o

I haven't really moved on with the story as I've been busy doing missions (11 so far, how many should I/can I do before I should continue with the story/they get impossibly tough?) Using Fang, Lightning and Hope as main party. Gonna walk around Archylte Steppe for more missions, grind CP on the King Behemoth + Megistotherian fight and finally head for Mah'habara.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Da_Cloud on March 19, 2010, 06:31:45 PM
I would recommon doing the first 17 mission before heading towards the next area and a total of 28 before the end of the chapter.There are a few other missions that will be available, but those will either require to backtrack a lot or are simply really though with your current limitations on the crystartium board. Some of these missions might be though as well, though you should be able to complete them with your current "level"


Personally I just defeated Hecatoncheir and completed the first 18 mission with a 5 star. Now its time to do some minor levelling in the mines before I continue to the next area :D
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Ally on March 20, 2010, 04:44:06 AM
Started the game, right now on Chap. 1 - The Resistance Front. Everything is so crystal clear on a HDTV!!! :o
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: devilman108 on March 20, 2010, 09:26:58 AM
Today I doscovered a rather amazing tactic for destroying any large boss (large as in size, not difficulty).

I was originally using Lightning, Snow, and Fang, but I bought a Pleiades Hi-Powers for Sazh and star'd tier 2 for it (1140 str). Basically for ANY boss you just get him RIGHT near stagger (rav/rav/rav) and use his Cold Blooded timed right so ht eboss JUST gets staggered and he can raise the chain guage another 400%. Then switch to com/com/com and have sazh use blitz as many times as he can.

this is why the boss needs to be wide/big, as more blitz shots will hit him. My Sazh is currently level 4 in his native roles, and will hit about 8-12 shots of 20,000-48,000 PER BLITZ.

I found out also that some other people have found this strategy useful and as such I can provide a rather....compelling video link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XX64bh8fils
^2:00 for example
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: MegaFun on March 20, 2010, 06:40:30 PM
Thanks Bram, I took your word for it. ;D

Finished Chapter 11 today.

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Da_Cloud on March 20, 2010, 07:17:42 PM
I've just 5 stared the first 27 missions along with completing everybody's main boards. From now its only past the village (and completing mission 28) before I move on to chapter 12 :D

Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: wee187 on March 20, 2010, 07:24:46 PM
Wow, you guys are doing a lot of missions early. :o When I was in Chapter 11, I only did the first 2-3 missions and waited to start all the rest at the end of the game. XD I did make the game challenging though, I admit. I died the first time I tried to kill(spoiler below):

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: devilman108 on March 20, 2010, 07:30:27 PM
I did missions 1-31 before going to ch12, then at beginning 13 I'm not back and have started the Titan Trials.


Tried taking down an adamantoise with only 3-5k for my 3 people and I actually got him down to half health (look at the video for the tactic)
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Ashe10 on March 20, 2010, 11:30:49 PM
How can you re-do the missions you get from the statues ? mission 20-22 i believe. I wanna 5 star them
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: devilman108 on March 21, 2010, 01:06:59 AM
Just go up and do the mission same as always.

the onyl difference is instead of "This is a mark you can do, here's the info"

it's "this is a mark you already did, here's the info" and just choose to do it.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Da_Cloud on March 21, 2010, 02:44:09 AM
How can you re-do the missions you get from the statues ? mission 20-22 i believe. I wanna 5 star them
Just talk to the statue again, though with those statues you sometimes  must progress to the next floor before you can redo them
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: DragonSLAYER45 on March 21, 2010, 07:01:04 AM
Just arrived on Gran Pulse. Anyone know of any good monsters to start grinding on? I want to get my characters up on Crystarium before moving on. Just attempted to foolishly kill Behemoth King, I was close... but Sunder sucks.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: flak76e on March 21, 2010, 11:21:01 AM
Just started Chapter 13...
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: MegaFun on March 21, 2010, 01:09:43 PM
Just arrived on Gran Pulse. Anyone know of any good monsters to start grinding on? I want to get my characters up on Crystarium before moving on. Just attempted to foolishly kill Behemoth King, I was close... but Sunder sucks.

You might wanna start doing missions around Archylte Steppe and Yaschas Massif, that should rack up some good CP. After you think you're able enough, you can go to the Northern Highplain area of the Archylte Steppe and near the entrance of the next area there's a Behemoth King fighting a Megistotherian. If you try to fight them you'll always score a pre-emptive strike, use this chance to kill the Behemoth King first. Make sure you continuously juggle him, otherwise he'll go into his bipedal mode and you probably won't stand a chance. Afterwards just kill the Megistotherian... 6.6k CP per fight.

Anyway, I almost finished Chapter 13.

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: FFZell on March 21, 2010, 02:25:43 PM
got my copy yesterday and played until i got to chapter 2...and wtf is up with Vanille's character?  she seems to act motherly towards hope, but she is around his age it looks.... ???
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Da_Cloud on March 21, 2010, 02:36:12 PM
Hehe well somebody needs to comfort the little kid, even be it by an other kid ::)
*Just for the record Hope is 14 where Vannile is 19*



Anyway just got halfway into Chapter 12. Probably will be around chapter 13 by the end of the day (should I find the time to play more). Currently also finished the first 28 mission with a 5 star, upon returning I will clear the road to the titan's trial and start training a bit there, while completing the missions.

You might wanna start doing missions around Archylte Steppe and Yaschas Massif, that should rack up some good CP. After you think you're able enough, you can go to the Northern Highplain area of the Archylte Steppe and near the entrance of the next area there's a Behemoth King fighting a Megistotherian. If you try to fight them you'll always score a pre-emptive strike, use this chance to kill the Behemoth King first. Make sure you continuously juggle him, otherwise he'll go into his bipedal mode and you probably won't stand a chance. Afterwards just kill the Megistotherian... 6.6k CP per fight.
Its definitely a good place to level a bit, though running through the mines will give some decent CP boosts as well. The best place to level early on still remains redoing mission 24 though. Its an easy fight yet it will earn 6000 CP a fight.
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Post by: flak76e on March 21, 2010, 04:16:33 PM
And the final boss is now dead ^^
It is now time to kill more hunts and make my party stronger ^^


I give this game 7/10
A great game with some big flaws.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: izhars on March 21, 2010, 05:48:33 PM
Just started this game yesterday, got to chapter 5 today...

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Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: devilman108 on March 21, 2010, 10:41:35 PM
farmed the undying in
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and got around 350,000 CP from it, then went on to have multiple problems with
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then beat the game and almost shed a tear in the aftermath portion of the final FMV.

Not sure what to do, as I need to grind CP, and I only have 6k lol
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: kokushishin on March 22, 2010, 01:10:17 PM


Chapter 7.  I'm liking the Sentinel a lot more than I thought I would.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Da_Cloud on March 22, 2010, 04:13:00 PM
Finished Chapter 12 yesterday, though I'm currently back on the world of Chapter 11 :o

Didn't feel like doing chapter 13 last night so I went back to do some missions. In the end I only finished mission 29 along with some "training" in the mines (walked all the way to the mission, could use the CP so why not :P)
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: izhars on March 22, 2010, 06:25:06 PM
Reached chapter 6 today.

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Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: DragonSLAYER45 on March 23, 2010, 12:23:02 AM
Obtained Vanille's Eidolon and moved on, it was fairly medium difficulty for me. Maybe it's because I went in with Shrouds + Use Deprotect and Deshell and switched Fang and Vanille to Ravagers and quickly filled up the gauge and switched to a Medic when I needed it. Thought I was done for when it started attacking me and I could get a Cure spell in.

Anyway, moving on through Mah'habara.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Da_Cloud on March 23, 2010, 02:11:15 PM
Completed mission 55 last night. Used the Death technique, which is nothing more than spamming Death with Vannile until the boss itself dies. In the end it took me about a half hour of endless game over screens, but it was all worth it. Getting the growth egg at this stage will definitely save me some time farming CP later on.

I'm probability gonna do chapter 13 tonight, though I might also continue doing mission. Which all dependence on how fast I can get my homework done today, since I neglected it a bit the last two weeks it has become quite a lot ::)
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: izhars on March 23, 2010, 06:54:07 PM
Got to chapter 7 today.

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Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: flak76e on March 23, 2010, 07:24:12 PM
Am I the only one who enjoy doing missions and exploring gran pulse more than I enjoyed the actually story?
The game starts when you reach chapter 11 imo.

I got the CPx2 accesory today, very hard and unfair fight.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: wee187 on March 24, 2010, 12:09:23 AM
Am I the only one who enjoy doing missions and exploring gran pulse more than I enjoyed the actually story?
The game starts when you reach chapter 11 imo.

I got the CPx2 accesory today, very hard and unfair fight.

Lol, maybe. I love chapters 1-10 a lot, and I'm finding constant mission after mission a slog... Now I'm loving exploring Gran Pulse, I mean it's huuuuuuge and fun, and the Chocobo Digging is awesome, but a lot of missions are annoying to me lol. I dunno, maybe they'll pick up, but actually I'm more interested in playing the game again for the story rather than doing the missions.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Sixty on March 24, 2010, 01:01:50 AM
Done alot today, right now i am on a rescue mission.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: kokushishin on March 24, 2010, 03:55:49 AM
Got to chapter 7 today.

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Poison is really effective in Chapter 6. 

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Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: izhars on March 24, 2010, 05:46:30 AM
Poison is really effective in Chapter 6. 

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Yep, luckily I had it learned beforehand. Plus I got both treasures you mentioned.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Da_Cloud on March 24, 2010, 12:58:27 PM
Lol, maybe. I love chapters 1-10 a lot, and I'm finding constant mission after mission a slog...
As long as there are missions you can do I won't mind, it are the long grinding sessions in between that I always hate.


Anyway completed the story last night. Might just have been me, but somehow chapter 13 made me believe that they have decreased the difficulty in the English version. I could defeat every enemy/boss must faster and easier than I could remember them from the Japanese version :-\ Though as said might just have been me as I've already had the experience of playing out the game once.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: izhars on March 24, 2010, 07:39:42 PM
Not much progress here.. still in chapter 7.

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Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: devilman108 on March 24, 2010, 11:03:06 PM
started CP and gil farming on Adamantoise yesterday using Sazh main method. Trying to get into the secondary Sazh method so I don't need to TP farm after each battle. Also looking to buy a Dark Matter so I can use a Trapezohedron and get tier3 Pyrocons.

I'm also starting a little project for FFXIII. It's going to be an interactive database of items, weapons, accessories, and upgrading/dismantling.

Still in the planning phases though =P


nevermind the database has been done. =/
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Sixty on March 25, 2010, 12:12:26 AM
Right now i am in chapter 10. Till now the boss fights have been easy
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: devilman108 on March 25, 2010, 05:17:39 AM
WOOT! I am now able to farm Adamantortoise WITHOUT summon/death!!!

which means no more TP farming! yay!


I actually got a video of it up:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-Q4b7oeeNo
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Sixty on March 25, 2010, 08:07:24 AM
Good to know, gonna play later today. But i am not at that point yet.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: izhars on March 25, 2010, 07:05:18 PM
Didn't play too much today.. reached chapter 8.

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Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: wee187 on March 26, 2010, 02:03:10 AM
I didn't get much time to play today myself, due to me finally being able to buy Pokemon HeartGold, but yesterday I was working on my second playthrough a lot, and got to the Garuda Interceptor in Ch3, Lake Bresha, the Gates of Antiquity.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: devilman108 on March 26, 2010, 07:51:27 AM
bought the strategy guide after school today for $25. Well worth it imo :3
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Da_Cloud on March 26, 2010, 12:20:17 PM
Just cleared most of titans trial last night. And with those I've now completed a good 75% - 80% of all mission. Will only need to redo 2 of them for now, for the rest I've got them all 5 star already 8)

Right now my level is already higher then I ever got in the Japanese version. Getting that grow egg early on was really a good desicion ;D

Still haven't upgraded any of my equipment though. Really want to see how far I can get with just level 1 equipment. When I get "stuck" I can always upgrade them. At some point I will need to upgrade them anyway as I'm not gonna rest before I get a platinum trophy ::)
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: FFZell on March 26, 2010, 12:30:01 PM
I'm in Chapter Four, near the end...and let me tell you, these chapters are getting longer and longer!

I like the Crystarium system, because while it does have elements from the Sphere Grid and License Board, it is still something in and of itself only.  Though I really hate the fact that I can only go so far with the Crystarium if I don't progress the story...

oh, and I love the eidolon battles.  They are different from the regular battles, a fresh look on the battle system...

does anyone else disregard the auto-battle function?
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Da_Cloud on March 26, 2010, 12:53:39 PM
does anyone else disregard the auto-battle function?
Only during boss fights or other "hard" battles. For your average normal encounter they are an easy (and lazy) way to get rid of them.


Also most chapters will get longer, but there are also a few chapters which will be over rather quickly.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: kokushishin on March 26, 2010, 01:27:45 PM

Auto-battle works, but it doesn't necessarily choose the most optimal path. 
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Da_Cloud on March 26, 2010, 01:31:15 PM
Auto-battle works, but it doesn't necessarily choose the most optimal path.
It chooses the attacks that will deal the most possible damage (through numbers).

However sometimes its indeed better to do some other command.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: MegaFun on March 26, 2010, 06:06:02 PM
Beat the game today.

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Then I spent an hour trying to get that goddamned Growth Egg from the Neochu. It took ages for Death to work and the first two times it actually did, I died. -__- Finally got it on the third successful Death though.

Right now I've been doing some missions. I have missions 1-35 five-starred and doing Titan's trials now. I want to develop more on the Crystarium but I've heard that if you're overpowered it'll be harder to get 5 stars later. :s Is this true, or should I really only worry about that later?

Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: FFZell on March 26, 2010, 06:11:58 PM
...just a question of curiosity...and it is a spoiler question...but just what is with Vanille? I am at the
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This has me confused, but very interested...
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Da_Cloud on March 26, 2010, 06:22:27 PM
...just a question of curiosity...and it is a spoiler question...but just what is with Vanille? I am at the

I won't go tell all the details, but
Spoiler: History of vanille (click to show/hide)


Right now I've been doing some missions. I have missions 1-35 five-starred and doing Titan's trials now. I want to develop more on the Crystarium but I've heard that if you're overpowered it'll be harder to get 5 stars later. :s Is this true, or should I really only worry about that later?
Yes and No. Its has to do with the ranking mechanism. To get a five star you must finish with more than 13.000 points. The stating points are 10.000 and these will be increased/decreased for every second you finish the monsters sooner than the recommend time. The points you'll get for each second are noted in the battle results.

However the time in which you are expected to defeat the monster is linked to your current stats. The higher your stats the faster you are expected to defeat the monsters. It is still possible to get a 5 star when you've got high stats, but its definitely easier if you are still weak.

Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: FFZell on March 26, 2010, 06:33:10 PM
Thanks bram....I am at the end of chapter five, and the story is getting really intense...and ironic...
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I can't wait to beat the plant robot demon so I can play as Sazh again...I love his character :P and i bet he has like 10,000CP to spend, because I power lvl'd at the beginning of chapter five so I could max the Chrystarium for Hope and Lightning at this point :P
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: izhars on March 26, 2010, 06:50:57 PM
Reached chapter 9 today...

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Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: devilman108 on March 26, 2010, 07:14:23 PM
For 5 starring you can also increase the target time by downgrading from using tier 2/3 weapons and buying tier 1 weapons.

the gold watch is also recommended (increases 5* chances - O think by increasing the target time)
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Da_Cloud on March 26, 2010, 09:53:15 PM
For 5 starring you can also increase the target time by downgrading from using tier 2/3 weapons and buying tier 1 weapons.

the gold watch is also recommended (increases 5* chances - O think by increasing the target time)
I haven't even used a tier 2/3 weapon as you can easily and I mean easily do most of the game without upgrading a single thing (even most part of the end game). So if you haven't upgraded them just wait till you really need them ;)

But yea weapons and accesory are also calculated within the time as its about your current stats. And I'm not sure which item it was (probably the gold watch), but there was indeed an item that increases the target time which makes it easier to get a 5 star.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: devilman108 on March 27, 2010, 01:36:50 AM
as I said it's the gold watch.

I just got the Genji Gloves and am now hitting 2 hits of 6-800,000 with highwind on a fallen/staggered Adamantoise.

now it's just down to hours of grinding =P
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Ally on March 27, 2010, 05:03:17 AM
Chapter 9, epicness. :) I am at the part where you can finally change party members, and am now grinding for the
Spoiler: Chapter 9 Boss Battle (click to show/hide)
Party consists of Lightning, Fang and Hope at the moment.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: devilman108 on March 27, 2010, 05:11:24 AM
Chapter 9, epicness. :) I am at the part where you can finally change party members, and am now grinding for the
Spoiler: Chapter 9 Boss Battle (click to show/hide)
Party consists of Lightning, Fang and Hope at the moment.

if you need any tips for that:
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Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: flak76e on March 27, 2010, 08:36:43 AM
as I said it's the gold watch.

I just got the Genji Gloves and am now hitting 2 hits of 6-800,000 with highwind on a fallen/staggered Adamantoise.

now it's just down to hours of grinding =P

How much strenght do you have?

I have 2 Genji gloves and my Highwind is nowhere close to that. My Fang havw about 2500 strenght.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Oniangel on March 27, 2010, 11:18:03 AM
HIghwind strenght increase with the stagger so even with 1900 ATK you can deal 999999 Damage with 999% Stagger, I have 3800 ATK and I deal from 1,5 M to 2,1 Million Damage on Adamantaimai and Xiao Long Guis.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: flak76e on March 27, 2010, 11:56:20 AM
HIghwind strenght increase with the stagger so even with 1900 ATK you can deal 999999 Damage with 999% Stagger, I have 3800 ATK and I deal from 1,5 M to 2,1 Million Damage on Adamantaimai and Xiao Long Guis.

I see.

Is there any way to get Adamantoise to lay down for a longer while?
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Oniangel on March 27, 2010, 12:44:56 PM
AFAIK It will get up after a fixed time and not even Slow can make it longer.

If you want the Setup for taking it down (it goes from 1:20 to 2:30 min based on weapons and w/o Smokes) I'll post it.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: flak76e on March 27, 2010, 12:46:09 PM
AFAIK It will get up after a fixed time and not even Slow can make it longer.

If you want the Setup for taking it down (it goes from 1:20 to 2:30 min based on weapons and w/o Smokes) I'll post it.

Sure post it.
I am currently farming gil from the sacrifises and I feel I can use a faster method.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: izhars on March 27, 2010, 04:22:38 PM
Ahh, finally reached chapter 10. It felt a lot longer than usual, because battles were taking so much more time. I had actually quite a bit trouble with regular enemies.

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Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: MegaFun on March 27, 2010, 06:39:00 PM
Five-starred missions 1-53 today. Mission 54 pissed me off so badly, what with the mark and the ridiculous target time. -__- I'm going to need a Gold Watch for this one.

Going to start farming Adamantoises in Eden now. Still can't kill it without summoning (fortunately I can kill it in one stagger), but hopefully the Gestalt equipment setup will make the whole process faster.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Da_Cloud on March 27, 2010, 07:04:37 PM
Almost completed the Titans Trial now. Still need to finish 2 of his final monsters. Where to weak to kill the nochu back during the first try and I've got some trouble finishing the behomth mark with a 5* :-X

But then again I've only recently got close to mastering the second main board for everybody and still haven't upgraded the weapons as well. Together with the Titans Trial I've only got to finish the last 15% of the remaining mission. Though its probably time to start farming some CP as things are gonna get tough if I don't.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: devilman108 on March 27, 2010, 07:28:47 PM
in all honesty cloud if you can take out a regular adamantortoise hunt 63 is just that. Along with a few other hunts up to 63, it's just regular enemies, but 3 of them together or something.


gonna record myself hunting Adaman'toise' today if I can =P
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Da_Cloud on March 27, 2010, 08:19:55 PM
in all honesty cloud if you can take out a regular adamantortoise hunt 63 is just that. Along with a few other hunts up to 63, it's just regular enemies, but 3 of them together or something.
Well I know most hunts, but the only hunts of which I think will be challenging are hunt 51, 54, 63 and 64 as I have never beated those in the Japanese version. I'm sure I can finish all the other hunts with my current stats :D
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Ally on March 28, 2010, 12:13:57 AM
Beat
Spoiler: Boss Name + Strategy (click to show/hide)

Now in Chapter 10 where the music is awesome!  :o  :o <3
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: xkeyblademasterx07 on March 28, 2010, 04:00:40 AM
hey guys i just got the game today!! ;D im going to play right after i eat dinner and ill start posting in this thread too

can't wait to finally play :)
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: wee187 on March 28, 2010, 08:32:45 AM
Yay! ;D And, I took down my first Adamantoise today!

Does anyone know how to unlock the extra areas in Mah'habara? I need to do it for Mission 30 I think and I don't know how.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: DragonSLAYER45 on March 28, 2010, 09:04:41 AM
Does anyone know how to unlock the extra areas in Mah'habara? I need to do it for Mission 30 I think and I don't know how.
Hop on Atomos from the Sulyya Springs and it will take you to a whole new area in Mah'habara. I found this out from the robot in the Oerba village, not sure if this is what you meant.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: wee187 on March 28, 2010, 09:13:51 AM
Thanks, I'll look into it and see what happens. :) I need to go re-accept the hunt again back in Archylte, and then I'll return and try that.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: devilman108 on March 28, 2010, 09:34:46 AM
you can also go into Mah'habara normally, and get to Atomos and use him as a stepping stone.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: MegaFun on March 28, 2010, 09:48:29 AM
Been farming Adamantoises. Got 2 Trapezohedrons twice in a row XD still using summons though.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: devilman108 on March 28, 2010, 11:11:42 AM
after a while you'll get enough ingots to be able to start buying new equips etc. and once you can farm them without TP farming it becomes easy to get more ingots thus making it go faster and faster =D
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Da_Cloud on March 28, 2010, 12:22:01 PM
Just completed Titans Trials :D

Right now I've 5 stared the first 51 marks and a few of the later. Still need to do about 6 marks, including that darn oversized Cactuar.

I've also mastered the second main board of everybody and I'm already halfway of mastering every bodies last main board. After that its time to start working on there secondary Jobs along with upgrading my weapons/accessory ;)

I wonder when I will take a break though. I got to borrow WKC from Sixty which I also want to play soon, but for some reason I still haven't taken a break from FFXIII ::)
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: MegaFun on March 28, 2010, 01:32:49 PM
Just took a break from farming Adamantoises and did some missions just in case I got so overpowered that 5-starring things become impossible. So far, the only unfinished missions are 62 (dual Raktavija) and 64 (Vercingetorix) for me and the only finished mission without a 5-star is 54 (Gigantuar).

I won't do dual Raktavija yet cuz I'm not ready to spawn Long Guis yet.

However, I am trying to beat Vercingetorix. How on earth do you beat this guy? The battle is a perpetual cycle of debuffing him, trying to stagger him, him going invincible and erasing my debuffs before I get to stagger him, rinse, lather, repeat. -___-
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: izhars on March 28, 2010, 05:15:31 PM
Yahoo, chapter 11 now.. some regular monsters were more than annoying in chapter 10, I wonder what kind of fun awaits me in this one :D

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: FFZell on March 28, 2010, 05:18:13 PM
Party consists of Lightning, Fang and Hope at the moment.

I have the official strategy guide for the game, and it says that a Lightning/Fang/Hope setup is the best setup to have, as Hope has the highest magic stat of the game, and Fang has the highest Strength stat of the game...don't know too much about using these characters though, because as of now, I am not impressed with Hope's whole
Spoiler: Hope (click to show/hide)
idk, he seems too immature for my taste...I can say that I like Sazh and Snow a whole lot!

For some reason, before the game came out and I started playing it, I thought you would be able to play as Serah, and I am kinda down that you can't...
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Sixty on March 28, 2010, 05:32:24 PM
I am finally in chapter 11, i went in search of the biggest monster i could find, and you know what happend? It put his front like forward and i was death :o . After that i run to kil some little monsters.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Da_Cloud on March 28, 2010, 06:08:12 PM
I have the official strategy guide for the game, and it says that a Lightning/Fang/Hope setup is the best setup to have, as Hope has the highest magic stat of the game, and Fang has the highest Strength stat of the game...
Well Hope is the best magic user, Fang is the strongest and Lightning is a jack of all trade (which is always handy to have).

Personally I prefer Vanille above Hope though. She's the second best healer, but has more HP and she's also the best Saboteur (which I use way more often than a syntergist). But well in the end we all have our own methodes to beat the game, though for once I can justify why I mainly use the girls to make up my team ::)


I am finally in chapter 11, i went in search of the biggest monster i could find, and you know what happend? It put his front like forward and i was death :o . After that i run to kil some little monsters.
You don't even need the biggest monster to do that for you. Just try to kill those behemoths first, then you can think about defeating those big guys.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: MegaFun on March 28, 2010, 06:44:26 PM
Personally, I use Fang/Lightning/Hope and Fang/Lightning/Sazh as my main party, and occasionally Lightning/Vanille/Sazh for Adamantoises (Hyades Magnums + fallen Adamantoise = pwnage). I use Vanille if I want to do some serious debuffing due to her Malboro Wand... also for Mission 55, of course.

I don't really use Snow. Nope, ditched him the moment I could change party members and only used him once again in Mission 55. He's the best Sentinel, though.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Sixty on March 28, 2010, 06:51:44 PM
@Bram:
I just wanted to try him, when i saw him i wanted to check him out.


Right now i am using Snow, Lighting and Sahz. Snow can take alot of damage and Sahz is there for casting hast and etc., while Lighting is there for healing and finishing off the enemies.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Ally on March 28, 2010, 07:51:45 PM
I have the official strategy guide for the game, and it says that a Lightning/Fang/Hope setup is the best setup to have, as Hope has the highest magic stat of the game, and Fang has the highest Strength stat of the game...don't know too much about using these characters though, because as of now, I am not impressed with Hope's whole
Spoiler: Hope (click to show/hide)
idk, he seems too immature for my taste...I can say that I like Sazh and Snow a whole lot!
The main character of every Final Fantasy is always a jack of all trade.  :P Hope matures, as with every character in the game. Lightning and Hope start to become more likable around Chapter 7 or 9. I normally switch between certain characters, like Snow to Fang when I need a Ravager and someone with High HP. Hope to Vanille when I need some decent debuffing, and I always keep Lightning in my party. Although, I switch from Lightning to Sazh sometimes because I think he has the best version of Blitz.

IMO, all the characters are equal in their own way. Even if you hate their guts (like I do somewhat with Snow), you will eventually find yourself using them one way or another.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: flak76e on March 28, 2010, 10:14:48 PM
Been starting to kill some Adamontoises now.

The odds to get platinum drop is 25% with collectors catalog + 5 star right?
The odds to get a trap is also 25% with the upgraded catalog + 5 star right?
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Da_Cloud on March 28, 2010, 11:12:13 PM
I don't really use Snow. Nope, ditched him the moment I could change party members and only used him once again in Mission 55. He's the best Sentinel, though.
I only use him when I really need a Sentinel to win a fight. For a single time only Fang will do, but since she's the best attacker its a shame to put her in defence ;D


Also since last update I haven't really done much more. Done some CP farming and completed the third main board of everybody, so right now I've got to start working on there secondary boards (which will be a pain in the ass to complete :-\).
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: devilman108 on March 28, 2010, 11:42:36 PM
Been starting to kill some Adamontoises now.

The odds to get platinum drop is 25% with collectors catalog + 5 star right?
The odds to get a trap is also 25% with the upgraded catalog + 5 star right?

the normal chances are 25%/1%. with the catalog's I've heard collector's = 40% ingot and with connoisseur's I've heard between 10%-30% so I'm not sure
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: xkeyblademasterx07 on March 29, 2010, 02:01:40 AM
hey guys im currently in Lake Bresha(far behind you guys)

anyways, i have 2 questions:
1. i've maxed out all of Snow's crystanium things, so how do i get them to level 2?

2. how do i switch people into my active party?
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: devilman108 on March 29, 2010, 02:47:52 AM
1. As you progress and beat bosses it unlock stages in the Crystarium. It'll say "Crystarium Expanded" after a boss battle

2. You can't choose party members/leaders until chapter 10
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: DragonSLAYER45 on March 29, 2010, 08:49:19 AM
I took down my first Adamantoise today, but that's only because I had too. Currently on Chapter 12, where the enemies are starting to become brutal. As much as I hate using Deceptisols, I have to avoid battles with certain Behemoths. (I hate those Humbabas)
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: FFZell on March 29, 2010, 03:56:34 PM
I can't wait until I get more time so I can play :P I am anxious to see what Fang and Snow are up too, and I am happy to finally be playing with Hope and Lightning in Chapter 7.  I am tempted to load it up right now, but I know that if I do that, I won't be getting any sleep before I have to be at work again!
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Sixty on March 29, 2010, 06:25:38 PM
i continoud chapter 11, just got Vanille her Eidelon so i am on the right track.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: izhars on March 29, 2010, 07:25:49 PM
I beat first 3 missions, but I dunno if there is any point to do more yet. I need to find decent CP spot.. penguins (Randas) are nice for now. 4000 - 10 000 per node is expensive.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: xkeyblademasterx07 on March 29, 2010, 08:22:48 PM
i think on chapter 4 or 5 right now

i beat Shiva a little while back and im right at the part when Lightning, Sazh, etc. crash land in some place

must say, i am enjoying the battle system so far and it is quite fun. i just wish the crystanium was little better or lets you upgrade more i hate waiting for it to expand or whatever since i max everyone out pretty fast

i guess they did it so people like me couldn't level grind anymore XD

lastly, another question:
1. what type of accent does Vanille have, anyone know?
i think it sounds kind of australian or something
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Da_Cloud on March 29, 2010, 11:00:08 PM
I beat first 3 missions, but I dunno if there is any point to do more yet. I need to find decent CP spot.. penguins (Randas) are nice for now. 4000 - 10 000 per node is expensive.
There are a few good places. Personally I always prefer redoing mission 24. I can be spawned really quickly (as it spawns next to you) and it gives 6.000 CP for a not so though fight.

lastly, another question:
1. what type of accent does Vanille have, anyone know?
i think it sounds kind of australian or something
Then you thought it right, as it is an australian accent
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: devilman108 on March 30, 2010, 12:05:38 AM
Then you thought it right, as it is an australian accent

yeeeeaaaaaahhhhhhhh I dunno. I thought Australian at first. but it's like she's trying to hide the accent half the time and trying to make it obvious the other half the time.

I personally feel it's half Australian half Brittish. Fang's is completely Australian and sounds barely like Vanille's

There are a few good places. Personally I always prefer redoing mission 24. I can be spawned really quickly (as it spawns next to you) and it gives 6.000 CP for a not so though fight.

It's also considered one of the best gil farming spots after Adamantoise/Adamantortoise
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: DragonSLAYER45 on March 30, 2010, 03:03:38 AM
No matter... even if she has somewhat of a British accent, she is still voiced by a Australian voice actor. It's actually strange about Fang's voice actor. After hearing her voice in a interview about the game, she sounds like she doesn't have a Australian accent at all. I sometimes notice this at times throughout the game. The theme of Pulse is that everyone possibly has a Australian accent, which makes it the land Down Underneath Cocoon?

Completed Chapter 12, now moving on to the Final Chapter + Final Dungeon. 
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: MegaFun on March 30, 2010, 10:20:33 AM
Vanille has an Australian accent... (I've heard that Georgia van Cuylenburg was requested to withhold the accent, but I haven't seen a confirmation) although she does occasionally shift to the British side a little. But it sounds more Australian. I have two or three Australian friends so I would know.

Oh, and Rachel Robinson (Fang's VA) was requested to do an Australian accent. It sounds like a stereotypical thick Australian, Steve Irwin accent. My friend sounds exactly like her.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Da_Cloud on March 30, 2010, 11:15:42 AM
Well Vannille is trying to hide where's she's from, so it would be wise not to speak in an different accent to do so. On the other hand Fang doesn't mind where's she's from so she speaks out anyway
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: izhars on March 30, 2010, 06:50:40 PM
Not much progress today due to little playing time. Killed marks 4 and 5.. didn't get very good ratings due to target time but that shouldn't be important now.

I can't wait to hunt marks in the big area again. When does a mission for Chocobo activate? And is it a tough mark? Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: MegaFun on March 30, 2010, 07:08:09 PM
Just do them in order for now... I think the Chocobo missions are 13 and 14 and other early ones (1-28) are unlocked by finishing the ones preceding them.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: izhars on March 30, 2010, 07:16:01 PM
Not really a problem. Haven't found mission 6 cie'th stone yet, but I guess it's not too far from mission 5 one. At least I get good accessories too :P
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: flak76e on March 30, 2010, 09:32:53 PM
Today I finnished mission 64 ^^
All missions are now done. I am just going to kill Shalong gui and Long gui then I am going to return to FF12 :D
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: xkeyblademasterx07 on March 30, 2010, 10:19:49 PM
hey guys just beat Odin on my first try, it was kind of a close one though. Hope was pretty much my decoy since Odin just kept pummeling him and forgot about Lightning XD

after that i saved and its on to CH 5! ;D
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Metal Chocobo on March 31, 2010, 01:16:18 AM
Ultima wants me to let you know he beat all the marks with five star ratings without ever using the gold watch.
He's pretty pleased with himself and I'm still not far enough to understand how impressive that is.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: MegaFun on March 31, 2010, 01:33:47 AM
Tell him that's impressive :D i'll probably still need to use the gold watch on this particular mark... *glares at Gigantuar* Until then, I've gotta beat Vercingetorix first.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: devilman108 on March 31, 2010, 08:01:13 AM
I'm currently being drawn away by SDGO (Korean online game: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEH2KORKgLY) and thus I haven't progressed very far. though I HAVE perused the Strategy guide and facepalmed when i read that
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

>.<
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Da_Cloud on March 31, 2010, 08:28:37 AM
Ultima wants me to let you know he beat all the marks with five star ratings without ever using the gold watch.
He's pretty pleased with himself and I'm still not far enough to understand how impressive that is.
Tell him that it sounds much more impressive if he posts it here himself :P

It is rather impressive indeed. Though no offence but in 90% of the causes a good boost of shrouds will help more than the gold watch.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Zeikuu on March 31, 2010, 10:43:24 AM
just got the game so i'm looking forward to going through it all... Vanille's accent... is ... different.. i like it, it suits her personality
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: MegaFun on March 31, 2010, 11:59:35 AM
Tell him that it sounds much more impressive if he posts it here himself :P

It is rather impressive indeed. Though no offence but in 90% of the causes a good boost of shrouds will help more than the gold watch.

Yeah, some missions are just plain hard to 5 star without shrouds *glares at Gurangatch in the Faultwarrens* they expect you to beat it in so little time.

Anyway I just spent 1 hour beating Vercingetorix after at least 10 tries. :P Master LL's video helped me alot since I used his exact Paradigm combinations (except for Tireless Charge, which I changed to Salvation). Coordination actually works wonders. At the end I beat him in 10 minutes and 5 starred him. XD Now all that's left is to 5-star the Gigantuar and two Raktavijas.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Zeikuu on March 31, 2010, 01:43:56 PM
Just beat Anima and got my Paradigms now... Time for the real fun to begin.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: wee187 on March 31, 2010, 09:21:26 PM
Yay! Yup, Chapter 3 is an awesome chapter. :3
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: xkeyblademasterx07 on March 31, 2010, 11:31:30 PM
hey guys, im currently at the begining of chapter 6 and controlling Vanille/Sazh
all my characters have level 2 roles now

another question of the day ;D :
1. what does leveling up your role do exactly? it doesn't seem like it has made a difference, i mean whats the difference between Commando Lv. 1 and Commando Lv. 2?
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: pprincess on April 01, 2010, 01:14:24 AM
Well I and my son Strictcleave112 have started FF13 in our family tradition.  :D As with all the previous FF games, my son plays first and I watch him, and I play after he is done. With his spring break he decided to buy the game and play it. Now that he is 19 years old he's not obligated to wait to play a game while with me so that I can watch, but the fact he chose to do so has added yet another great RPG playtime together for my bank of memories.  :D We started this with FFX when he was only 10 years old, and that's one of my favorite memories so now here we are again!

So far the game is amazing looking and the music is epic. Son likes the battle speed which reminds me a bit of Star Ocean 4 and Last Remnant, but the game is clearly Final Fantasy in the feel and stance of the battles, along with the battle conclusion music.

And Vanille's Binding Rod is bad azz and that will be my favorite one to use I'm sure  :o
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Sentinel on April 01, 2010, 02:00:23 AM
1. what does leveling up your role do exactly? it doesn't seem like it has made a difference, i mean whats the difference between Commando Lv. 1 and Commando Lv. 2?
There are passive Role Benefits that are just not displayed. They are actually the HUGEST improvements your characters can get for that particular role. All the bonuses relate to the role you get them in. Medic makes you heal more, Ravager makes chains go up faster, Sentinel you take less damage, Commando you do more damage, Synergist your buffs last longer, Saboteur your debuffs have a higher % chance to land.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: MegaFun on April 01, 2010, 05:14:37 PM
5-starred the Gigantuar today as Lightning got lucky with Random Instant Stagger. :D Also, my brother accidentally erased the save file from yesterday so I had to beat Vercingetorix again. geez.

Just farmed moar Adamantoises. :D Almost mastered 5th roles for my characters and on my way to last one.

Maxed out Fang's Kain's Lance and Hope's Nue.

I'll upgrade other weapons and leave Lightning's for last or second last I guess. Upgrading to Omega Weapon makes her lose the Gestalt/TP Charge ability.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: izhars on April 01, 2010, 07:14:54 PM
Beat missions 6 - 8 today. 7th was easily much harder than others. 8th was literally a nobody compared to Bituitus and his cursed Levinbolt-spam. Spamming Ruin worked wonders, though :P Oh well, no more time-consuming running from one place to another \o/
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Zeikuu on April 01, 2010, 07:36:24 PM
Beat Aster Protflorian today so i'm quite happy..

Hmm what would be the best weapons for each character to upgrade to their final forms? and when should i really start CP grinding.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: izhars on April 01, 2010, 07:57:09 PM
You do not need to grind until chapter 11.. and even then, I'm not sure if grinding is really necessary. Don't bother upgrading weapons now; I haven't upgraded my weapons at all yet and I'm managing just fine.

Just proceed with the story normally :)
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Zeikuu on April 01, 2010, 08:31:37 PM
Ultima said he has Platinum for this so congratulations for him.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Ultima on April 01, 2010, 09:09:34 PM
Spoiler: Gigantuar Tactic (click to show/hide)

Tell him that it sounds much more impressive if he posts it here himself :P

It is rather impressive indeed. Though no offence but in 90% of the causes a good boost of shrouds will help more than the gold watch.

Miss me already? :P
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Da_Cloud on April 01, 2010, 09:34:49 PM
Well I know a lot of other persons missed you here :D

Also it seems the instant chain ability is the required trick to beat gigantuar, I already feared I would need to rely on random factors again :-X

Though right now I got a few other games I want to play first, the platinum trophy for FFXIII can wait a month 8)
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: MegaFun on April 02, 2010, 01:09:19 AM
Ultima! :P Congratulations on Platinum, I'll be gettin' that soon XD.

I believe you don't really need RIC to beat Gigantuar with 5 stars but it greatly helps (and I got really lucky for landing it within the first few turns) :P
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: DragonSLAYER45 on April 02, 2010, 07:07:22 AM
Today, I finally beat the game and am now doing the pre-game Crystallium Grid. 30000 - 60000 CP per advancement, ouch. How powerful should I be for Mission 55 for the Growth Egg? Death might be a wise tactic against the main mark but the little critters can get overwhelming.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Sentinel on April 02, 2010, 07:15:50 AM
Mission 55 can be easy as long as you control Vanille. The mini-ochus are vulnerable to Earth so was the leader Ochu is gone, summon Hecatoncheir and you can make short work of the mini-ochu's.

Getting Death in is the tricky part. Death successfully working on the Neuochu will take a lot of attempts, and the chance of it being successful rises when he's in break mode, but staggering him is near impossible without Instant Chain. It all depends on Luck. A team of Vanille, Fang (or Snow) and Hope would be a good choice. Vanille is obviously the Saboteur, Fang or Snow is the Sentinel to provoke the minions, and Hope is a Medic to heal Fang or Snow. You will definitely need a Sentinel for this, Roar will kill you if you are weak and don't have a Sentinel.  Having HP over 10,000 could also help you survive it.

That was my strategy for Mission 55, and don't forget to upgrade the Belladonna Wand -> Malboro Wand. I'm not sure if it will increase the success rate of Death... but like I said, it all depends on luck. If you just finished the game, I wouldn't attempt this mission right away.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: izhars on April 02, 2010, 06:23:07 PM
Phew, finished Missions 9 - 15 and 17. I have a general idea about location of 16th stone, but it seems to be guarded by stationary 'tortoises from both sides.. and yeah, I was using Chocobo.

Also, I pretty much took out some challenge by grinding at King Behe/Megi-spot for a while :P But it's too good spot to pass on, about 33 - 39 seconds per fight.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: MegaFun on April 02, 2010, 06:28:15 PM
If you're talking about the place in Eastern Tors which holds Adamanchelids and two Adamantortoises, it's not that hard to get past them, especially the lone one (with no Gorgonopsids around).

Upgraded Malboro Wand into Nirvana today and maxed it out. Had a super unlucky run with Platinum Ingots -___- and ended up getting Master's Seal trophy in the process. Finished all missions with 5 stars for Galuf's Grail and l'Cie Paragon trophies. Also dug around for a Ribbon for the Gysahl Wreath trophy. :D

Now all I have left is Adamant Will and Treasure Hunter. The latter will definitely take a while since Shaolong Guis completely kick my ass right now (although I just tried to charge in that time), meaning going against Long Guis are sort of suicidal. And I won't even bother with Long Guis until I get Treasure Hunter. XD
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: izhars on April 02, 2010, 07:13:13 PM
Yeah, talking about that spot. Didn't really try, since they were literally blocking my way :P They probably would have targeted me immediately, if I went near them, since they were not moving.

I'll try it again tomorrow.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Ally on April 02, 2010, 10:37:37 PM
I'm sorry but I have to differ when it comes to getting past the two Gorgonopsids in Eastern Tors on the Archylte Steepe. They are very fast and can easily hit you. I was very close to getting past them but they ended up charging at me and initiate battle. -_- I also do not like wasting shrouds, mainly for the reason there seems to be no way to buy them at this point so Deceptisol is a no-no.

Still on Chapter 11, climbing Taejin's Tower and grinding along the way on those Pulsework machines. (Very easy to get a Preemptive on them and give a nice amount of CP) What are with these statues that are attacking this big flying bug in the tower?
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: FFZell on April 02, 2010, 11:38:01 PM
I just got to the point where I can develop my characters any way i want, but I am most likely going to keep Lightning, Hope, and Fang in their primary roles and my active party.  Snow, Sazh, and Vanille are my secondary party and will retain their primary roles as well...oh, and I didn't find Barthandelus to be that hard of a boss...
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: xkeyblademasterx07 on April 03, 2010, 12:48:36 AM
hey guys im currently progressing through Chapter 8 and am nearing the end. the story is getting pretty good now too

i cant wait till Chapter 11 since thats when you get a lot more freedom, etc.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: MegaFun on April 03, 2010, 02:31:00 AM
Ally, the big flying 'bug'...

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: wee187 on April 03, 2010, 05:44:08 AM
hey guys im currently progressing through Chapter 8 and am nearing the end. the story is getting pretty good now too

i cant wait till Chapter 11 since thats when you get a lot more freedom, etc.

To be honest, I can't believe I'm saying this but I actually liked the first half of the game (ch1-9) more than the Fifth Ark, Eden, and Pulse. Don't get me wrong, I love those areas a ton, but some of my favorite areas were Lake Bresha, Palumpolum, Nautilus, and the Sunleth Waterscape. Even though they're linear... they're so... alive! :D

Anyway I'm farming on the big turtle in Eden now, I like getting 999,999 CP in less than an hour.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: izhars on April 03, 2010, 03:43:45 PM
Proceeced in the story all way to Oerba today.

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

So far first 26 missions done (even though 5 of them were mandatory... :P)
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: FFZell on April 03, 2010, 04:00:34 PM
I beat Barthandelus and proceeded to the fifth ark....this is an amazing game! I love the story, and snow/Fang are some of my more favorite characters in a Final Fantasy...Zidane still rules though!
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Spee on April 03, 2010, 11:02:48 PM
I managed to get Platinum after finally obtaining the Master Seal Trophy. Thank you so much Growth Egg.  :) Now, where is a Xbox 360 copy so I can get the achievements. lol.  :P
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: xkeyblademasterx07 on April 03, 2010, 11:51:01 PM
im now in the middle of chapter 9 and am progressing through the big ship. Huntress' are pretty annoying since they cast all those buffs on themselves but they're not too bad

probably won't get to play much today though since i have to do my mini-project that i got over spring break. thats my only homework and it should only take about 2 hours. then its FF XIII palooza till i go back to school next monday
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Knightmare on April 04, 2010, 03:34:32 AM
Today, I obtained the growth egg + passed Titan Trials (Attacus gave me a nice 150000 CP bonus and a Genji Glove) and finished Vanille's Saboteur grid.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: izhars on April 04, 2010, 05:21:15 PM
Main boss of the chapter 11 defeated, along with missions 1 - 33 and 56 (excluding 27) beaten.

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

What's with Juggernaut's target time, anyway? I thought it would be more than 2 minutes. Even though I defeated it in 1 stagger, it took me 2:35, due to debuffing him for quicker fight. No stars :( I guess I redo it at some point.

Anyway, I guess I should be fine for chapter 12 now... I probably should start getting few Sprint Shoes.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: devilman108 on April 05, 2010, 01:43:40 AM
Juggernaut is hunt 61, didn't you say you only did 1-33 and 56?
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: xkeyblademasterx07 on April 05, 2010, 04:09:32 AM
hey guys im almost to Chapter 10 now....i think. i haven't been able to play much today

i currently stopped in chapter 9 right at the part where you are able to choose party members for the first time

p.s. im guessing you unlock a lot of stuff in chapter 11 from the sound of it ???
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Ally on April 05, 2010, 06:25:06 AM
Oerba is a depressing place, I nearly shed tears when I heard the music (Dust to Dust). I remember this place when I watched rinimt stream the JP version one night, reminded me a bit of Zanarkand, Mt. Gagazet and Nabudis. So sad...

Anyway, I'm busy away grinding on Vampires in the village; trying not to lose my composure at the sudden loss of the battle theme and instead have to listen to the depressing song over and over. I know of the next boss I watched from rinimt's stream and he ain't pretty. T_T
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Post by: izhars on April 05, 2010, 06:51:24 AM
Juggernaut is hunt 61, didn't you say you only did 1-33 and 56?

Mission 29 is Juggernaut as well. It's the one in Mah'habara; you had to beat another Juggernaut to reach the actual mission stone.
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Post by: DragonSLAYER45 on April 05, 2010, 07:36:03 PM
Oerba is a depressing place, I nearly shed tears when I heard the music (Dust to Dust). I remember this place when I watched rinimt stream the JP version one night, reminded me a bit of Zanarkand, Mt. Gagazet and Nabudis. So sad...
I actually had the same feeling. I felt as though Taejin's Tower was more Mt. Gagazet in some sort of way; and I strangely pictured the boss of the tower as the Guardian Beast in Final Fantasy X. It felt kind of weird, although not to much since this is made by the FFX team. I guess you could say I felt a bit nostalgic.
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Post by: Ally on April 05, 2010, 11:02:27 PM
Defeated the final boss of Chapter 11, I have Hope's full ATB Last Resort, as well as Fang's Highwind; and am now in Chapter 12. Oh my god... would some kill Sephi-Rosch for me please? Once I stagger Proud Clad, he goes all out on me and everything goes to hell.
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Post by: Spee on April 06, 2010, 12:30:56 AM
That's the problem with the boss, if you are planning on staggering him; you need to defeat him in that stagger or else you are almost guaranteed to lose. I used a team of Hope, Fang and Lightning. Once I staggered him, I used Hope's Last Resort (glad you have it) to make the gauge raise faster. Which means more damage from Lightning and Fang since I had them at about 800 or so strength at the time. I defeated him in one stagger and I think that's the main objective.

You can still beat him without staggering him, but it will take a long time.
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Post by: xkeyblademasterx07 on April 06, 2010, 04:55:11 AM
hey guys im currently on Chapter 10 now making my way through the l'cie training ground tunnel things, i got a little bored to be honest but ill go back on in a few hours

anyway, so i have another question:
When is the earliest time you can start finding the "ultimate" weapons? is it Chapter 11?
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Post by: Sentinel on April 06, 2010, 05:08:03 AM
Actually, the ultimate weapons have to upgraded by upgrading high end weapons. And these weapons can be bought at Gilgamesh Inc, by completing Mission 46.
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Post by: Phoenix on April 06, 2010, 05:56:36 AM
Does anyone have any tips for Mission 62, the one with the two Raktavija's? I had a hard completing Mission 47 on Titan Trials, fighting two is just hell.
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Post by: MegaFun on April 06, 2010, 06:27:58 AM
hey guys im currently on Chapter 10 now making my way through the l'cie training ground tunnel things, i got a little bored to be honest but ill go back on in a few hours

anyway, so i have another question:
When is the earliest time you can start finding the "ultimate" weapons? is it Chapter 11?

Yeah, well, to get the true ultimate weapons (Tier 3) you'll probably have to wait until postgame since you need Trapezohedrons which are rare drops from Adamantoises (which you most likely can't kill in Chapter 11). They can also be bought for 2 million gil but I don't think anyone bothers. You also need another 1.5 mil gil to max out any given Tier 3 weapon from the point of upgrading anyway. ^^

You can start upgrading your Tier 1 weapons to Tier 2 in Chapter 11 and really, they'll be more than enough for the rest of the story. All Tier 2 weapons lead to the same Tier 3 weapon, with different stats and abilities depending on the base Tier 1 Weapon you used.

Does anyone have any tips for Mission 62, the one with the two Raktavija's? I had a hard completing Mission 47 on Titan Trials, fighting two is just hell.

I did this after getting Master's Seal trophy so it was significantly easier for me but I hope this will help. My party was Fang/Lightning/Hope. Equipping magic-resistant accessories would greatly help minimize the damage and I suggest you use a Saboteur-heavy paradigm as your default paradigm. Infiltration (SAB/SAB/SAB) would be great, but if you haven't touched the other roles, Fang and Vanille should do just nicely. Using Fortisol and Aegisol prior to the battle will also help.

As soon as the battle starts, just spam debuffs on them. You'd want to at least inflict Imperil for staggering and Slow to delay the annoying Multicasts (in fact, I think the only other debuff you can have on them during Inertial Barrier phase is Pain, which is useless since they don't use physical attacks) on both of them. After that, switch to Relentless Assault (COM/RAV/RAV) or Tri-Disaster (RAV/RAV/RAV) and just go all out on staggering them. If the screen starts going red you should immediately change to a healing Paradigm like Combat Clinic (SEN/MED/MED) or Salvation (MED/MED/MED) and heal everyone up (I made sure that everyone had at least 15k HP). As soon as one gets staggered, get a Saboteur to inflict Deprotect on it, and then change to Relentless Assault or Cerberus (COM/COM/COM) and it should go down within the first stagger.

Sometimes, a staggered Raktavija will erase your buffs with its Multicast. You can rebuff if you want, just watch your health (and I advise killing the Raktavija first before doing this and killing the next one). :P Once you finish one off, re-debuff the other one and repeat.
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Post by: Phoenix on April 06, 2010, 06:41:06 AM
Thanks!  :) This mission and Mission 64 are my last missions to complete. I pretty much have anyone's main roles down. I have a team consisting of Lightning, Fang and Hope. Fang's Saboteur abilities weren't working too well, so I will switch Hope for Vanille (the only downside is that Fang and Lightning have no Synergist abilities. So I will have to go in with Fortisol/Aegisol, defeat one as quick as possible and hope I will be able to defeat the second one without buffs.)

I don't have enough Witch's Bracelets so it looks like I will have to buy about 2 or 3 more to fill all the character's accessory slots.
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Post by: izhars on April 06, 2010, 06:32:40 PM
Proceeded to chapter 12 today and defeated first boss of the chapter as well. I actually had little trouble with it's frenzy-mode after first stagger went off, but nothing impossible.

Didn't bother using any shrouds either.. the battle probably would have ended in one stagger if I used Fortisol, seeing I got its HP to 1/4.
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Post by: Zeikuu on April 06, 2010, 07:14:57 PM
Just defeated Midlight Reaper and Brynhildr... Midlight reaper i don't like so much as if you don't debuff him it can last awhile and all my debuffs bar imperil kept missing... Only at the end when deshell hit did i manage to do decent damage in stagger..

Brynhildr is just like any other eidolon... Hit's hard and fast.
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Post by: Ally on April 06, 2010, 07:22:32 PM
Actually, I have a question about Sephirosch: (Yaag Rosch)
Spoiler: Chapter 7 spoiler (click to show/hide)
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Post by: xkeyblademasterx07 on April 06, 2010, 11:23:51 PM
Actually, I have a question about Sephirosch: (Yaag Rosch)
Spoiler: Chapter 7 spoiler (click to show/hide)

i was wondering the exact same thing, they didn't really explain how he survived

anyway, i just made it to Chapter 11 and am currently in the massive Central Steppe area. when i first arrived i remember pulling up the map and my jaw just hitting the floor. im actually pretty impressed that the game can load the entire area without any problems. looks like i got a little more than i bargained for when i asked for something non-linear

also, i have completed Mission 1 with a measly 1 star, im just going to wait until later in the game to start doing the missions.

lastly, i took on an Admantoise and got my *** handed to me within 10 seconds of the fight starting :-X
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Post by: Phoenix on April 06, 2010, 11:35:03 PM
You probably won't be able to defeat the Adamanchelid until probably the end of the chapter or Adamantoises (with the horns) until you have finished the game. Wait till you unlock the Gui's, which are by far the hardest normal enemies in the game. They are actually worth fighting as they can drop Platinum Ignots, which sell for a lot of many (I think about 150,000 IIRC) and also give nice EXP for your weapons. Ii sold them, because gil in this game is extremely hard to come by.

Anyway, thanks to MegaFun's strategy; I took down those two annoying Raktavija's. About Rosch, I guess he was probably taken to a hospital and eventually healed? Don't know, this game doesn't really treat it's NPC's right. I finished the game 2 weeks ago, and am still mad about Jihl...  :-[
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Post by: xkeyblademasterx07 on April 07, 2010, 01:34:49 AM
i heard there is a method later on in the game to farm A LOT of CP in an hour, is that true? i think wee mentioned
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Post by: DragonSLAYER45 on April 07, 2010, 01:51:02 AM
Yes, and he even made a video showing it:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9-9VgKutT0

This is during Chapter 13, and you can get 32,000 CP by using this method. You will need to use this method BEFORE defeating the final boss or else you will not be able to fight him. I think this is the best method by far to do while you are doing the storyline. It would have been better if you could return + with Growth Egg, but whatever. At least there are some enemies that give a lot of CP that are only defeatable post game (like the Adamantoises, who give 60,000 CP IIRC + 120,000 with Growth Egg.)

Pre Game: I usually just farm on Attacus, who gives about 150,000 CP with the Growth Egg and he is also easy to defeat.
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Post by: MegaFun on April 07, 2010, 05:49:30 AM
Adamantoises give 40,000 CP and 80,000 with Growth Egg. I would farm Attacus too but defeating him is rather... tedious for me. :P

Anyway, if you are farming for Platinum Ingots (sells for 150k gil, you need a lot of gil to max out ultimate weapons) and Trapezohedrons (catalysts for ultimate weapons, you need one for each character) you'll probably max out CP along the way from all those Adamantoise fighting. If you're using the summon method you'll probably get to kill an Adamantoise per 4-5 minutes, and if you can kill it without summon it's a little faster. At this rate you'll max out your CP in an hour, lol. And you still need to max out your CP 6-7 more times before you can actually complete the whole Crystarium, given that you already mastered the main roles.
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Post by: devilman108 on April 07, 2010, 10:05:22 AM
I found that the method Wee came up with is good, but kinda annoying if you have to rely on Insta-Stagger.


Adamantoises/Adamantortoises are indeed the best and most efficient method of CP farming in the game. If you can't quick kill them legit (by legit I mean without summon/death, these methods are both completely normal), then using said methods are quite easy and can be done early enough.

for legit farming Fang is usually the recommended though Sazh is pretty good too.

for Fang here's a vid with the general idea:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-Q4b7oeeNo
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Post by: izhars on April 07, 2010, 07:01:56 PM
Yay, proceeded a bit again in chapter 12. This time on Leviathan Plaza after Humbaba/Juggernaut-fest. I should have beaten that Humbaba-mission beforehand, didn't know they were that easy, even against 2 of them. Same with Adamanchelids.

Greh, the battle against lone Veral Harvester reminded about a painful experience against chapter 5 boss... Heavyhitters, but not hard.
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Post by: xkeyblademasterx07 on April 08, 2010, 11:38:39 PM
im currently stuck in Chapter 11 on Vanille's summon, perhaps my characters are just too weak but they get killed off from his first couple of attacks

any reccomendations, besides leveling up because im really not in a good leveling area at the moment
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Post by: DragonSLAYER45 on April 08, 2010, 11:54:14 PM
My first strategy: Using two Saboteur's can make the gauge fill up fairly quickly. Once he's nice and debuffed, switch to a RAV/SEN paradigm, so Vanille attacks and Fang guards. When he is about to charge up his attacks, switch to a RAV/COM paradigm and go out. Whenever ANY character hits yellow HP, go to a MED/SEN Paradigm to heal up.

Second Strategy: Da_Cloud has a nice strategy in the General Help Section, that pretty much worked for me when I read it:
http://www.fftogether.com/forum/index.php?topic=2357.msg104846#msg104846

If you still can't win, I suggest you go and level because your HP level is possibly too low. Having Vanille at this point over 2100 HP really helps her survive.
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Post by: xkeyblademasterx07 on April 09, 2010, 12:06:55 AM
i think Vanille currently has around 1500 HP and Fang has a little bit below 2000

i think Snow has the most health out of all my party members, he has 2500 HP

i guess ill use your strategy and level up some more too, wish me luck
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Post by: Spee on April 09, 2010, 12:15:35 AM
I suggest you do not skip any monsters and try to fight all of them. Skipping monsters and neglecting missions only makes the game harder for yourself. Also, just because you defeated an enemy doesn't mean you should continue to charge straight on. Attempt to respawn them and try to fight as many as you can. Hell, it's not like your going to get a permanent game over so you might as well.  ::)

If I can make a suggestion, train right there in Mah'habara. Train on the Cryohedron and try to defeat them before they self-destruct. They can give 1,190 CP. (I still very much hate those fat Boxed Phalanxes >_>) If you want to push your luck, try to make two Rust Puddings merge together to make Ferruginous Pudding. It gives close to 4000 CP per.

This game is very strategic, and in a way, goes back to the old-school version of battles. Where you will need to put careful thinking into what you do, or else you are going to get your butt kicked by every single monster you encounter.

In my second playthrough, I fought every monster I could find and ended up with very few game overs. Trust me, this game will be surprisingly easy once you take the time to fight. FFXIII is #4 on my hardest FF list.

Don't even try to make challenges for this game, every single one will be dubbed impossible.
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Post by: Zeikuu on April 09, 2010, 05:53:39 PM
Just reached chapter 10 and unlocked the loremaster achievement on bahamut. I saw the fal'Cie Titan eating the adamantoise and i was like... "OMFG HAX0R, I HAVE TO FIGHT THAT AT SOME POINT???". Then Mega kindly put me at ease saying i have to have no battles with him. oh well it would have been fun.
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Post by: Spee on April 09, 2010, 06:48:44 PM
Titan Boss Battle = Squish.  ::) This is Final Fantasy XIII, not Shadow of the Colossus.  ;D
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Post by: Zeikuu on April 09, 2010, 06:58:15 PM
Wouldn't Long Gui also = squish if it stood on you :P
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Post by: Sixty on April 09, 2010, 07:03:33 PM
Right now in Chapter 11 Climbing a a tower.
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Post by: xkeyblademasterx07 on April 09, 2010, 07:23:51 PM
I suggest you do not skip any monsters and try to fight all of them. Skipping monsters and neglecting missions only makes the game harder for yourself. Also, just because you defeated an enemy doesn't mean you should continue to charge straight on. Attempt to respawn them and try to fight as many as you can. Hell, it's not like your going to get a permanent game over so you might as well.  ::)

i had a feeling that was it, unlike previous final fantasy's i have not psnet any time trying to power-level or something, i've been charging through the game

it makes me wish i hadn't skipped all those battles in the Steppe, lesson learned. :( well, im off to go train for an hour or two and then try my luck again
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Post by: izhars on April 09, 2010, 07:37:41 PM
Actually it happened yesterday, but arrived at chapter 13. Main boss of the chapter 12 was very easy.

Now... Sacrifices aren't exactly best CP ever, but drops are great. Too bad Collector's Catalogs don't stack :P I will be spending some time with these later on.
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Post by: Sentinel on April 09, 2010, 07:39:26 PM
Meh, I like the thought of fighting Titan; but let's get realistic here. You, against a colossus that is possibly 20x the size of Rongui (the JP name of Shaolong Gui. I still do NOT have the English version); we all know how that will end. Generally, the same thing will apply to Adamantoises. If you are under their foot while they are about to attack, it is a automatic death. They will squash you without any mercy. It happened to me when I was fighting Rongui and Long Gui. Luckily, your timing will have to be extremely bad seeing as Adamantoises are slow.
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Post by: xkeyblademasterx07 on April 09, 2010, 08:52:57 PM
hey guys i found an excellant place for me to CP farm in Mah'habara, during the story

right before Vanille's Eidolon fight if you go back up the path there is a lone Rust Pudding that can be easily defeated for 1470 CP in about 25 seconds. if you go back the way you came a little bit, the Rust Pudding will spawn again

doing this i managed to get around 105,000 CP in an hour :) im going to do this for another hour before taking on Hecta-something. i guess from here on im going to need to try to level more(maybe ill go back to the steppe)
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Post by: Da_Cloud on April 09, 2010, 09:07:02 PM
Once you've defeated hectonair I would continue moving on as you won't really get any hard fights till you've reached the end of Oerba village (only 1 boss fight in between, but that one isn't really difficult). Besides that mission 24 is a good way to gain some fast and "easy" CP and you can reach mission 24 once you've gotten rid of the last summon.
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Post by: wee187 on April 10, 2010, 01:41:39 AM
I always found the best ch11 grinding spot was the dog and the King Behemoth in the path in front of the Entrance to Mah'habara in the Northern Highplain of the Archylte Steppe. 6600 CP and a guaranteed preemptive strike.
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Post by: kokushishin on April 10, 2010, 06:16:55 AM

In Gran Pulse.  Finally at a point when I can take on King Behemoths without too much trouble (especially in pairs).
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Post by: Ally on April 10, 2010, 09:05:31 AM
Today, I finished the game and working on the Crystallium. That's a lot of CP for Stage 5 and I don't even have the Level 4 Stage Roles filled in yet.  :o
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Post by: izhars on April 10, 2010, 02:19:03 PM
Yarr, finished the game as well. Got the Superstar-trophy in the process.

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Now to the post game-content.. I should start by getting Growth Egg ASAP. I also got final accessory slot for everyone... still about 650k - 750k CP to waste :P
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Post by: wee187 on April 10, 2010, 07:23:55 PM
Crystallium

The CRYSTAL DOME!!!! :D

Anyway, I'm now breaking from FF13 for IZJS. Don't you worry FFXIII, you will be returning very soon. ;D I can never put down this epic a game too long.
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Post by: xkeyblademasterx07 on April 11, 2010, 04:45:27 AM
I always found the best ch11 grinding spot was the dog and the King Behemoth in the path in front of the Entrance to Mah'habara in the Northern Highplain of the Archylte Steppe. 6600 CP and a guaranteed preemptive strike.

yea but Rust Puddings can be defeated much more easily and especially if you're at lower levels

anyway, i did the CP farming technique i talked about earlier and got 330,000 CP in about 3 hours :) now im off to whoop Hecta's butt
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Post by: izhars on April 11, 2010, 05:10:39 PM
Yay, got Growth Egg today and started to 5 rank earlier missions.

Upgrade system is easier than it looks with all those components, so I started getting some new equipments. 2x Sprint Shoes are helpful in those earlier missions, along with Deceptisols, where target time is low.

I'll be upgrading Power Glove and getting Morale Talisman for Fang too; Auto-Bravery is going to be useful.

I am not going for 2nd tier weapons until I finish at least first 30 missions with 5 ranks... about halfway done :P Then it's all about preparation for Adamantoises.
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Post by: xkeyblademasterx07 on April 11, 2010, 11:19:22 PM
im guessing you can't defeat Admantoises until much later in the game, also how does defense work in this game?

since there is no defense stat, how is damage calculated? and what causes attacks from enemies to do less damage?

maybe im just dumb, but i haven't seen anything like a defense stat in this game
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Post by: Ally on April 11, 2010, 11:28:19 PM
Sentinels can be counted on for defense. If you have a Sentinel in your party, the damage taken decreases. The more Sentinels you have, the less damage you take.
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Post by: xkeyblademasterx07 on April 11, 2010, 11:33:38 PM
is that it? so if i don't have a sentinel in my party the Rust Puddings will always do 600 damage no matter how much i level up or get stronger?(im just using them as an example)
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Post by: Ally on April 11, 2010, 11:40:30 PM
Well, not completely.  ;D I forgot that you can use accessories that increase Physical Resistance.
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Post by: kokushishin on April 12, 2010, 02:33:50 AM

Black Belt and its upgrades will help you vs. physical attacks.  Rune Bracelets are the same vs. magic. Royal Armlets resist all damage, but to a lesser degree.  Same with elemental damage: Entite rings help vs. all, but if an enemy only uses Fire you're better off with an Ember Ring or its upgrades.
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Post by: Zeikuu on April 12, 2010, 11:09:11 AM
I've just reached Taejin's tower and my characters hp range from 3000 (Snow) to 1820 (Hope) and i was wondering what good places are there to grind some Easy CP before heading into there because i'd very much like to defeat the goblin chieftain without Summoning.
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Post by: Da_Cloud on April 12, 2010, 12:02:22 PM
If you ask me easy CP would be mission 24, which you can find halfway inside the tower. It gives 6000 for an relatively easy fight and the mission stone is 10 steps away from the actual mark, so re spawning it can be done quickly.

Another good way would be grinding the behemoth and the wolf near the entrance of the mines. It gives 6600 CP for each fight and since you have a guaranteed stagger start it shouldn't be a really hard fight. Don't know how fast you can re spawn those two though.
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Post by: Zeikuu on April 12, 2010, 12:45:00 PM
I'm not actually in the tower yet so i can't do mission 24 yet and with the King Behemoth he respawns as you go up the hill past the save point but i can't yet kill him in 1 stagger hence why i'm not grinding there... Anywhere else of usefulness.. Those hoplites at the beginning of the machine dungeon thingy were good but i don't know if i feel like running back to them yet although that may be my only option.
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Post by: Da_Cloud on April 12, 2010, 02:03:56 PM
The tower isn't particularly hard to do, but besides those 2 grinding spots all that remain is running back and forth through the mines. The machines there aren't supper hard, but still give decent amount of CP.
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Post by: Ashe10 on April 12, 2010, 02:27:13 PM
Got Platinum trophy geez that was so easy even a 9 years old kid can pull that off totally dissapointed i was expecting harder stuff  :-\
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Post by: izhars on April 12, 2010, 03:37:57 PM
You could always go for 6 self-destructing "bomb"-type enemies at the Mah'habara's hidden area to grind. If you are having trouble with mission 20 (goblin chieftain mark), use that summon against them or begin with Aegisol... since it's a teleport stone, you can immediately return to earlier areas and kill some monsters for fast TP recharge.

Either way, with those HP values, tower's boss is going to be tough, unless you have Dispelga or stronger party.
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Post by: Zeikuu on April 12, 2010, 05:10:01 PM
well i have Dispelga so i have that there and i've seen Fang hit 11k's in stagger which isn't that much but it's been serving me good.

I just did a tiny bit of grinding at the start of mah'habara and now can kill king behemoths in 1 stagger so i'll just grind there
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Post by: izhars on April 12, 2010, 07:25:34 PM
Great, it'll be prove useful against chapter boss. :)

Either way, out of little less than 40 missions I have done, I have five-starred 32... so far so good. I'm thinking of trying Titan's Trials soon. I wonder if they are easy to five-star :o
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Post by: MegaFun on April 12, 2010, 07:43:10 PM
Some of them are, some of them aren't. Depends on the monster you're facing—the last tier of the trials has some tough monsters to 5-star.
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Post by: xkeyblademasterx07 on April 12, 2010, 11:56:51 PM
hey i finished getting all of my characters' 3 main roles to level 4 and then defeated Vanille's Eidolon without much trouble, now onwards with the story

i went a little overboard with the grinding because im used to grinding in the previous games. i don't i just really like the feeling of leveling up XD
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: izhars on April 13, 2010, 06:55:18 PM
Mm, yeah, I did the upper route (choosing B1, C1, D1 and E1) of Titan Trials today.. 5-starred them all. Why in the world Tonberry-trio has 35 minutes worth of target time? It seems too generous, since they are relatively simple to pre-emptive strike too.. at least no more Neochus! Yay!
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Ashe10 on April 13, 2010, 09:58:25 PM
Mm, yeah, I did the upper route (choosing B1, C1, D1 and E1) of Titan Trials today.. 5-starred them all. Why in the world Tonberry-trio has 35 minutes worth of target time? It seems too generous, since they are relatively simple to pre-emptive strike too.. at least no more Neochus! Yay!

All missions are very easy to get 5 star on at least they were for me, even mission 64. The gigantic cactuar was a pain though that was the only tough one
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Post by: xkeyblademasterx07 on April 13, 2010, 11:53:10 PM
All missions are very easy to get 5 star on at least they were for me, even mission 64. The gigantic cactuar was a pain though that was the only tough one

do you think i could 5 star them this early? all my characters' main 3 roles are lv. 4 so is that enough to at least get 5 stars on the first 10 or so?
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: FameMonster on April 14, 2010, 10:56:28 AM
I'm on chapter 10 I think :S finally get to chose my party!!! Yey! I'm thinking Lightning, Hope and Fang.
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Post by: izhars on April 14, 2010, 03:20:52 PM
keyblademaster, sure, but try to get as many pre-emptive strikes as possible. And as long as you don't have tier 2 or tier 3 weapons, target time won't be reduced too much. Deceptisol is useful for some marks, though use them very wisely.

Fame Monster, yeah, Lightning/Hope/Fang-party is a great choice. It's a well balanced team, which I'm using most of the time.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Ashe10 on April 14, 2010, 04:56:12 PM
Nah i'm talking about once you master Crystaryum
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Post by: FameMonster on April 14, 2010, 05:27:12 PM
Can't wait to get into the missions. :)
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: izhars on April 14, 2010, 06:41:22 PM
I had a hour and half worth of fun in Titan's Trials today. I got every mission from A1 to D4, along with Humbaba, Neochu and Tyrant, 5-starred.

Unfortunately I couldn't get any stars while fighting Zirnitra fairly. However, after a quick view at Enemy Intel, it seems to be weak to instant Death... Getting my revenge tomorrow!
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: xkeyblademasterx07 on April 15, 2010, 03:57:53 AM
hey guys i just made it to Taejin's Tower and man, why does there always have to be a scary tower place that im probably gonna get lost in? :D

i saved right at the begining of it, so i have no idea what im in for but i got a bad feeling about this............ >_> who takes the time to build this huge stuff anyway?
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Ally on April 15, 2010, 04:26:20 AM
Best answer: our benevolent fal'Cie. Look at the outside of the tower, the tower is split in half! Think about how long it would take to complete the tower had it not be cut in half.  :P
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: izhars on April 15, 2010, 06:51:01 PM
5-starred Zirnitra, Raktavija and Verdelet from Titan's Trials today. So far first 50 missions all 5-starred, apart from Mithridites, which is still 3-star :(

I also got Lightning's all three main roles to level 5 now. Dunno which secondary to start from, apart from Fang's, which will be Synergist (For Bravera/Faithra). Those CP costs don't seem too much fun :p
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: MegaFun on April 15, 2010, 07:08:18 PM
If you're trying to get the Treasure Hunter trophy, you'll max out the Crystarium in no time.

Also, Mithridates is easy to five-star—I did so right after beating Chapter 11 and unlocking the new stage of the Crystarium at the time. If you come back to him now, it'll most likely be easy ;)
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: izhars on April 15, 2010, 07:39:58 PM
I should give it a try.. yet don't want to waste too much time. I'll just use Fortisol and get over with it quickly, since target time is most likely much lower now.

Haven't tried final challenge of Titan's Trials yet.. might as well leave it alone for time being. Raktavija was pain enough :P
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: xkeyblademasterx07 on April 17, 2010, 07:18:02 PM
hey guys i made it to the Apex in Taejin's Tower but im not going to fight the boss yet because i want to get some more CP before continuing on

can you redo the missions the big stone dudes give you? and if you can, is there any particular one thats easy to farm CP from?
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Zeikuu on April 17, 2010, 07:22:48 PM
i've put final fantasy XIII down for awhile after some grinding before taejin's tower... gonna take a nice long break from this
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: izhars on April 17, 2010, 07:34:24 PM
You can't redo missions, unless you beat the boss of the tower :S And mission 24 is best for CP and Gil. 6k per fight is not that bad.

Anyway, I have only 4 missions left to attempt and I have 60 missions 5-starred so far. I am actually leaving Humbaba for last of the circle... Preparing for 2 Raktavijas right now, with 9x L7 Witch Bracelets :P

I still am not confident about killing Adamantoises... I guess Sazh is becoming my hero after all!
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: SilverSummoner on April 18, 2010, 01:50:10 AM
I'm not sure if this is a glitch or anything, but today I completed Vanille's Saboteur grid but didn't get the trophy for it. What's going on, has anyone experienced this? I checked on the XMB but it still said I haven't obtained the trophy yet.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: FameMonster on April 18, 2010, 01:56:31 AM
Just got to gran pulse. :)
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: xkeyblademasterx07 on April 18, 2010, 03:03:49 AM
actually i used the pulsework soliders to train instead, if you fight the ones in groups you can get 6000-8000 CP at a time and they're not that hard to beat

anyway, i beat the boss at the top of the tower and am currently working my way through Oerba
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: izhars on April 18, 2010, 03:38:42 PM
Yeah, those soldiers were pretty good CP. And congrats on getting to Gran Pulse, FameMonsters.

Anyway, I beat mission 62 today... since I don't want Long Guis yet, I need a good equipment setup for Adamantoises. Gaian Rings or something could do. I need those six Traps :P
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: xkeyblademasterx07 on April 19, 2010, 03:41:10 AM
hey guys i just beat the last boss of CH. 11 but have chosen to stay on Pulse for another hour or two.

my crystarium expanded again and since i had 750,000 CP left over from previous training i was able to max out 2 roles for each character and need to train some more to max out the third one. lol i love power-leveling

i wonder what kind of trouble awaits me on cocoon ??? 8)
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: DragonSLAYER45 on April 28, 2010, 11:22:12 PM
Finished all missions + Obtained L'Cie Paragon Trophy. All I have to obtain now is the Treasure Hunter (will probably take a long amount of time) and Adamant Will trophies and I guess I'm pretty much done 100%.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: xkeyblademasterx07 on April 29, 2010, 12:18:36 AM
i am on the final boss in chapter 13 and once i beat him i will probably to some missions and then work on getting some tier 3 weapons/maxing out my crystarium
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Raikur the Moogle on May 02, 2010, 05:16:49 PM
I decided to go on it to see how easy it would be to kill the final boss with a full cystarium.
I have to say it was incredible easy ^^
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: xkeyblademasterx07 on May 05, 2010, 02:46:58 AM
yea thats why its unlocked after you beat him once ;)

anyway, i just beat the boss and am working on farming now
i haven't been able to play much recently due to testing

p.s. is anyone here playing this anymore, im guessing you all got the platinums or something?
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: kokushishin on May 05, 2010, 08:52:11 PM
I am at the end of chapter 11 but am going around doing missions, killing turtles etc.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: izhars on May 05, 2010, 09:01:18 PM
My neverending quest for platinum is on a hiatus, since Adamantoise grinding is quite a chore... only if there would have been other monsters with similar profit.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Da_Cloud on May 07, 2010, 06:16:11 PM
p.s. is anyone here playing this anymore, im guessing you all got the platinums or something?
Nahh I stopped the quest for platinum. Still training so now and then to beat the last 3 hunts, but apart from that I doubt I'll get the platinum soon. Don't see the point in farming to just get a trophy :-\
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Sentinel on May 08, 2010, 07:17:39 AM
p.s. is anyone here playing this anymore, im guessing you all got the platinums or something?
I have already obtained Platinum, so there's nothing else to do in this game I guess. I pretty much wasted myself obtaining all of the Weapons and Accessories. I love how Square Enix is encouraging a Perfect Game.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: xkeyblademasterx07 on May 09, 2010, 10:46:42 PM
hey guys just started hunt 55 (Neochu), i plan on death spamming him so i can get the growth egg early
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Sentinel on May 09, 2010, 10:50:33 PM
Make sure you have the Marlboro Wand so you can increase the success rate of death. No matter what, have this paradigm:

SAB (Vanille) -> SEN (Fang) -> MED (Hope)
and if needed: MED (Vanille/Hope) -> SEN (Fang)

Once death has hit, go Hecaton on the little ones since they are weak to Earth Attacks. Hecatoncheir will annihilate them.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: xkeyblademasterx07 on May 09, 2010, 11:00:14 PM
thanks for the advice sentinel, i have a maxed out Belladona wand so ill just upgrade that ;)
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: kokushishin on May 15, 2010, 03:20:38 AM


Beat the game last night now just a matter of maxing the grid, missions, and a whole lot of upgrading.  ;D
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: xkeyblademasterx07 on May 15, 2010, 03:32:17 AM
i just killed my first Admantortoise and got a Trap my first time  :o
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Fairy Girl on May 25, 2010, 03:17:45 AM
Due to school and all of that, it has delayed me to probably being the last one here to finish this game. I'm on the last chapter and it took me almost 2 weeks to beat Chapter 12. Took me endless tries to take the first and second Proud Clod down.  ::)
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: kokushishin on May 25, 2010, 04:57:14 PM

Just a couple more traps and a bunch of Dark Matter to go; still a bit behind on missions.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Ronso Rage X on May 26, 2010, 03:53:39 AM
Believe it or not, I just bought Final Fantasy XIII today. :P (PS3) Now that I'm finished with school for the time being, I think it's time for me to begin the next installment. I'm on Chapter 2 right now, at the beginning with Vanille and Hope.

How exactly are you supposed to gain Gil in this game? There is no gil after battles and I've only seen Treasure Chests of gil.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Spee on May 26, 2010, 03:57:06 AM
The only way to gain Gil is through treasure chests and selling equipments/accessories and the loot you gain after battles. Selling your Equipment/Accessories is not a good idea, because you will have to find some way to obtain them again in order to get the Treasure Hunter trophy/achievement. Of course, I could be wrong and all you have to do is get your hands on them.
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Post by: Ultima on May 26, 2010, 04:06:02 AM
The only way to gain Gil is through treasure chests and selling equipments/accessories and the loot you gain after battles. Selling your Equipment/Accessories is not a good idea, because you will have to find some way to obtain them again in order to get the Treasure Hunter trophy/achievement. Of course, I could be wrong and all you have to do is get your hands on them.

WEAPONS AND ACCESSORIES ARE CUMULATIVE EVEN WHEN SOLD FOR TREASURE HUNTER
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Spee on May 26, 2010, 04:08:12 AM
WEAPONS AND ACCESSORIES ARE CUMULATIVE EVEN WHEN SOLD FOR TREASURE HUNTER
Thanks for the correction, but seriously is there a reason for the large words and bold? I'm not blind.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: wee187 on May 26, 2010, 05:20:25 AM
Also, personally just selling components works. You get tons of Incentive chips throughout the adventure.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Ally on May 26, 2010, 06:32:43 AM
I basically just sold weapons and accessories that were weak compared to other ones. That was my method of obtaining gil. Once I finished the game, I farmed Tonberry's Bomb Cores for gil.

I don't really care for Platinum anyway. I have 78% of the Trophies. ::)
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: xkeyblademasterx07 on May 28, 2010, 12:32:14 AM
im currently farming platinum ignots and traps from admantoises

i have:
2 traps
15 platinum ignots(each worth 150,000)

once i max out my crystarium i plan to but admantoise farming on hold and start 5 staring all the hunts(gonna do 64 first so i can get gold watch)
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: kokushishin on May 28, 2010, 05:06:00 PM

It's generally a bad idea to sell anything without leveling it. At the very least it will sell for more Gil starred than at level 1.  I still need 2 Traps and then I'll have to mull still fighting normal turtles for ingots or taking my chances with the Guis.

While some properties are meh, there are others than are worth a lot more than higher stats especially if used correctly.  There's even a couple where the synthesis is arguably more important than the normal ability.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Ronso Rage X on May 29, 2010, 02:49:04 AM
Chapter 4 @ the Vile Peaks. Those Succubus' or whatever they are called are annoying with those Deprotect abilities. I got my first game over from one of them from Deprotecting Sazh and casting Bravery on one of those other Succubus like beasts.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Ally on May 29, 2010, 02:50:11 AM
Wow... I can't even begin to comprehend how much I hate those Daemons. They were the bane of Chapter 10 for me.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: wee187 on May 29, 2010, 04:46:29 AM
My No Crystarium run: Currently at Chapter 4, right after facing Odin, and Sazh and Vanille are heading the other direction, solving the switch puzzle. ;D

So far it's very challenging, but not impossible. Just watch out for self-destructing bombs, it's a guaranteed KO! D:
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: FameMonster on May 30, 2010, 09:45:40 AM
Just got to the end of chapter 11 not going to go any further yet. I want to just bum around doing missions and advancing the Crystarium so I know I'm fully prepared for the last chapters. :D
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: kokushishin on May 30, 2010, 09:10:02 PM

Just 1 more Trap to go, and then just Dark Matter and the rest of the Gilgamesh weapons
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Ronso Rage X on June 01, 2010, 02:31:36 AM
Chapter 5, just beat Aster Protoflorian. I felt like that was the first real boss battle of the game, that Efflorescence attack sure beat the crap out of Hope's HP. Onto Chapter 6 I guess.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: xkeyblademasterx07 on June 02, 2010, 12:12:55 AM
hey Ronso, i haven't seen you in forever!

anyway, ive started doing the missions and so far ive 5-starred all the missions up to 39. i decided to 5 star them all the first time around, because i don not want to do them all again twice
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Ronso Rage X on June 02, 2010, 04:46:39 AM
Long time no see keyblade.  :D

Chapter 6, CP grinding for my characters. Why does the game make the Scalebeast seem harder than it really is? Granted, I made a foolish mistake which almost made the monster K.O Vanille; it's not hard. I was able to defeat it in about one stagger.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: xkeyblademasterx07 on June 05, 2010, 04:38:46 AM
just 5-starred all hunts up to mission 55, just 9 more to go and im done
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: wee187 on June 05, 2010, 07:47:53 AM
Testing out how fast I can speedrun through. Made it to Chapter 3 in just about 40 minutes.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Spee on June 07, 2010, 04:08:36 AM
I'm playing the Japanese version and attempting a No Crystarium Challenge. Should be harder than doing it on the English version since I don't know all of the Japanese kanji to save my life.  ::)
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Ronso Rage X on June 07, 2010, 04:15:11 AM
Spoiler: Chapter 9 (click to show/hide)

Chapter 10 where I'm at a loss on who to pick for my final party. All of the characters are essentially good in battle and I just hate switching them out for another because I can't remember the paradigms I originally set to save my life.

Right now, I have a team of Vanille, Snow and Hope and in the middle of CP training on Pulsework Soldiers.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: wee187 on June 07, 2010, 06:32:29 PM
Lightning, Hope, and Fang are the most efficient team because you can fit every job in. I beat the game and 99% of postgame with those three.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Spee on June 07, 2010, 09:30:58 PM
I don't really believe that Lightning, Fang and Hope is the best team. Then again, I never listen to what strategy guides say. Since essentially after Chapter 10, every character can master in every role. So it really doesn't make any of a difference based on "you can fit every job in."

I'm just fine using Lightning, Fang and Vanille since Light also makes a good Synergist.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: wee187 on June 08, 2010, 02:36:31 AM
I mean the default jobs, it's the best if you wanna stay CP-efficient. And the fact that Light, Hope, and Fang are my three favorite characters in the game. >_> :3
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Spee on June 08, 2010, 03:18:28 AM
Of course Hope is your favorite.  ::) Anyway, I actually beat the Dreadnought today with hardly any trouble and I got up to Chapter 4 in 2 1/2 hours.  :o *cough*Iskippedthecutscenes*cough*
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: wee187 on June 08, 2010, 03:24:46 AM
I'm speedrunning FFXIII right now to practice for TSG's community FF marathon(in case we don't have one) and I got to chapter 4 in and hour and a half. Spent 5 minutes farming shrouds, now moving on. Hopefully I can get to chapter 11 without too much grinding, then I can grind on the behemoth and the dog fighting it there.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Æther on June 08, 2010, 08:58:18 PM
Speaking of the Behemoth and dog area, I'm there currently grinding to max everyone's jobs. Afterwards I have to find the components to max everyone's weapons then finally finish the last 22% of missions left.

It's a good thing I'm unemployed. I'd never be able to do this at all.  :-\

Edit: Actually scratch maxing everyone's jobs. Probably just one or two characters. Yikes.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: wee187 on June 08, 2010, 11:42:07 PM
Well all characters gain CP evenly so you should be able to max out them all if you can do one or two characters anyway.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: xkeyblademasterx07 on June 09, 2010, 01:50:43 AM
i just finished 5 starring all the hunts, got the chocobo treasure trophy(ribbon as well) and i need to fight Long Gui now

i currently have 3,000,000 gil so i may consider upgrade two people's weapons to tier 3 max

im going to need to formulate a strategy here because hes not easy to kill like the admantoises via summon/stagger kill trick
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Æther on June 10, 2010, 09:11:15 PM
Derp.

I meant to say max everyone's weapons. I got everyone's jobs maxed though so thanks for the advice.

Right now I'm farming for Trapezohedrons and gil. In fact I just got 2 of them in a span of 5-10 minutes!

I better play the lotto today. Lady Luck's smiling on me today. LOL
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: xkeyblademasterx07 on June 11, 2010, 04:26:43 AM
i just got a ribbon from the chocobo treasure digs and now i need to farm some more before taking on Long Gui

then its just going to be straight farming until i get the treasure hunter trophy
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Ronso Rage X on June 22, 2010, 06:02:24 AM
I officially completed the game as of now.
Spoiler: Final Boss (click to show/hide)
gave me a few problems with the instant death attack but he was overall not hard after I equipped some Cherub Crowns. (Which I could have swore I put on before the battle since I knew that the final boss had some sort of instant K.O attack)

Post Game; well I enjoyed the game overall, so I don't see why I shouldn't tackle most of the hunts I couldn't complete.  :P
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: wee187 on June 22, 2010, 06:09:56 AM
Cool, congratz on besting yet another Final Fantasy. ;D
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: xkeyblademasterx07 on June 23, 2010, 08:03:19 PM
all i have left to do now is get the treasure hunter trophy which means non-stop admantoise farming for me :-\
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Kaito on July 05, 2010, 09:46:37 AM
I'm currently trying to get the Treasure Hunter achievment I just finished leveling the accessories.

EDIT:

Finally....I got the Treasure Hunter achievment,now I'll five star rank every mission for my last achievment,I'm sure it will be alot more fun than killing 500 adamantoises. :P
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: xkeyblademasterx07 on July 06, 2010, 04:02:10 AM
hey can i ask you a question, how much gil does it take to level everything up?

i have around 3,500,000 gil and i wanted to know how far i might be from it
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: FameMonster on July 11, 2010, 01:20:33 PM
Just started chapter 13!!! :D
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Ronso Rage X on July 19, 2010, 04:50:09 AM
The last time I played: I just obtained the Growth Egg or whatever it's called. It took me a long time simply because Death refused to hit. I had the Malboro Wand upgraded from the Belladonna Wand but I still received the same results regardless of the increased debuff success.

Oh well, I will attempt again when I'm much stronger. It took me about 20 minutes, making it my first quest that I didn't manage to get 5 stars. Speaking of which, I didn't get any stars at all lol.
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Post by: xkeyblademasterx07 on July 20, 2010, 04:02:55 AM
i guess its just about luck ronso, i think i got him on my like 4th try

5-starring shouldn't be too bad as long as you have malboro wand, don't worry im sure when you come back stronger you might get lucky
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: kokushishin on July 20, 2010, 04:35:25 PM


Death isn't affected by the Marlboro wand; full ATB skills don't have any types.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: xkeyblademasterx07 on July 22, 2010, 09:12:58 AM
really? i thought death counted as a debuff, so it gets boosted by malboro wand's added effect
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Da_Cloud on July 22, 2010, 01:10:37 PM
The official Strategy guide says that equipping the Belladonna Wand (or an upgraded version) does increase the changes.

However the base chance of Death hitting the target is only 1%. Improved debuffing (Belladonna Wand) only gives a 20% boost and improved debuffing II (Malboro Wand/Nirvana) gives 40%. So even in the best possible scenario you can only increase the hitting rate of Death to a massive 1.4% :o

In the worst possible scenario, when your opponent is protected by veil (50% protection) and you don't have improved debuffing chances, the hit rate will drop to only 0.5% :-X
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: kokushishin on July 22, 2010, 06:23:41 PM

That section assumes every Saboteur ability has the Debuffing type. They don't.

Debuffing
Deprotect
Deshell
Dispel
Poison
Imperil
Deprotectga
Deshellga
Poisonga
Imperilga

Debilitation
Slow
Daze
Curse
Pain
Fog
Slowga
Dazega
Cursega
Painga
Fogga


Death does not have either type. It is boosted by  SAB Role Level because it's a SAB skill.  Its damage can be boosted by Faith and/or En____.


Similarly, it mentions Vigilance. However interruption is a minor effect at best for Death:

1. Full ATB skills can't really be interrupted. About the only way is if Vanille dies while it's animating.

2. It's a spell, which means it has a hard time interrupting anyway. (and is likely to kill off the ones it can!)
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Da_Cloud on July 22, 2010, 06:58:23 PM
So that means you can only increase the odds by rising your SAB level. That still doesn't help much as the bonus you gain with a max SAB is only 40%, plus 12% for each additional SAB. Meaning the max percentage of Death hitting doesn't get higher than 1.64%
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Nevfx on July 22, 2010, 08:58:17 PM
Decided to start playing again after not playing for a month. Got killed a few times XD
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: wee187 on July 23, 2010, 04:08:50 AM
Hah, I haven't played in ages, but I haven't put down my NCU that I'm working on. Still in Chapter 6 right before Enlil and Enki, but I'll get back to it eventually.

--

LOL, jake saw this coming -_-  I HATE FF13

Doesn't mean you spam a thread that has nothing to do with opinions on the game and everything to do about the game itself though. ::)
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: kokushishin on July 23, 2010, 03:48:39 PM
So that means you can only increase the odds by rising your SAB level. That still doesn't help much as the bonus you gain with a max SAB is only 40%, plus 12% for each additional SAB. Meaning the max percentage of Death hitting doesn't get higher than 1.64%

It adds 1% for each negative status on the target.  IE, a downed Adamantortoise can be hit with Deprotect, Deshell, Daze, Curse, Slow, and Imperil. 

With SAB/SAB/SAB you have a little more than 12%. I'm not exactly sure where it rounds off. 

Neochu, though, is immune to most statuses.  Depending on how much else you've done (with a Genji Glove etc. and some of the damage tricks it's actually pretty strong)  it may be faster to kill him with Death's damage than instant KO.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Da_Cloud on July 23, 2010, 03:53:09 PM
Usually you take on Neochu as soon as possible to get your hands on the growth egg, at which point your only really strategy is retrying till death finally hits him.

Where did you got all those calculation from btw. Those are always interesting to know and the OSG's often don't have them entirely correct.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: kokushishin on July 23, 2010, 04:23:11 PM

Game mechanics FAQ at GameFAQs has most of the relevant info; the owner still has some things to add from the Ultimania but he hasn't updated in a while.
 
As far as the official guide, it's not really that they say stuff that's wrong, it's that they don't explain it fully.  I would have liked a chart of the weapon and accessory effects like they did for the synthesis groups. 
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: A1X_Jet on July 23, 2010, 08:13:31 PM
I just beat this a few days ago, though I wasn't going for any trophies, max "job" levels, or any additional items. The one thing about this game is that it seems REALLY difficult to perfect, but I'm still going to attempt it eventually.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: xkeyblademasterx07 on July 24, 2010, 08:37:34 AM
farmed more admantoises today, hopefully im getting closer to the treasure hunter trophy
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Ally on July 24, 2010, 09:48:57 PM
I'm not interested in doing the No Crystarium Challenge at all either. Grinding in Gran Pulse for more than 24 hours for a low chance of getting a certain weapon or accessory doesn't interest me at all. The Treasure Hunter trophy is tedious enough, thank you very much. Besides, I was never interested in challenges in the first place.

Also, I have gotten Platinum and right now, this game is pretty much has a checkmark on my Summer goals list. Thank you Final Fantasy XIII, it's been a fun ride.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: xkeyblademasterx07 on July 25, 2010, 09:03:59 PM
yea after i get the treasure hunter trophy, i'll have the platinum and then im done with FF XIII

i just don't have to time to spend hours playing games like i used to :-\
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Nevfx on July 26, 2010, 01:32:23 AM
I'm not interested in doing the No Crystarium Challenge at all either. Grinding in Gran Pulse for more than 24 hours for a low chance of getting a certain weapon or accessory doesn't interest me at all. The Treasure Hunter trophy is tedious enough, thank you very much. Besides, I was never interested in challenges in the first place.

Also, I have gotten Platinum and right now, this game is pretty much has a checkmark on my Summer goals list. Thank you Final Fantasy XIII, it's been a fun ride.

I couldnt to that challenge, even if I tried.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: wee187 on July 26, 2010, 01:58:32 AM
I should work on No Crystarium. I'm still in Ch6. I may even restart it, I dunno... probably not. xD I'll just move along with it when I feel like I want to.

I started a new game just for fun today. Didn't do much, but got through the intro parts and into Ch3. That alone takes 2 hours or so if you're watching all scenes so... xD
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Nevfx on July 26, 2010, 11:05:42 PM
I've just reached Gran Pulse, but still consider starting again. I'd definatly do things differently...

Im considering following your lead, wee187.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: wee187 on July 27, 2010, 03:18:18 AM
I've just reached Gran Pulse, but still consider starting again. I'd definatly do things differently...

Im considering following your lead, wee187.

With No Crystarium? If you do, definitely check out the guide on gamefaqs, it's dead useful.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Nevfx on July 30, 2010, 01:59:36 PM
With No Crystarium? If you do, definitely check out the guide on gamefaqs, it's dead useful.

Oh no, just in starting afresh.

I suck at this game to much to attempt a challenege. I still have yet to properly learn and master the Paradigm Shift.

Currently at Scrap Processing with Sazh and Vanille. CP Farming, despite the fact you dont actually need to...
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: xkeyblademasterx07 on August 01, 2010, 01:55:46 AM
Oh no, just in starting afresh.

I suck at this game to much to attempt a challenege. I still have yet to properly learn and master the Paradigm Shift.

Currently at Scrap Processing with Sazh and Vanille. CP Farming, despite the fact you dont actually need to...

when you reach chapter 11, you might need to CP farm a little bit because the enemies become a little more challenging than the ones in chapters 1-10
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Nevfx on August 01, 2010, 02:16:57 AM
when you reach chapter 11, you might need to CP farm a little bit because the enemies become a little more challenging than the ones in chapters 1-10

Good advice thanks.

I just got to the Forest place with Hope and Lighting. Meh, forced to use Hope :(
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Sanji on August 04, 2010, 12:55:19 PM
I have just beaten Odin, not easy in the first place but after a while i figured what paradigm's i need :)
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Radiant Savior on August 13, 2010, 01:33:09 AM
I just got this game today... I heard a lot of controversy about this game that had me torn from getting it, but just got it anyway. I completed the first chapter, and I can't say much else since it's only the beginning of the game. The graphics are astounding though, but I'm not too focused on that. What I am focused about is the gameplay...

When does the battle system start to get complex like everyone says? All it is right now is Attack, Attack, Attack... win. To be expected at the beginning, but I was just wondering. Heh, love the battle theme though!

Stopping for today, and continuing tomorrow.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Ally on August 13, 2010, 02:29:24 AM
The start of Chapter 3 is when the gameplay really opens up.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: wee187 on August 13, 2010, 07:21:36 AM
I just got this game today... I heard a lot of controversy about this game that had me torn from getting it, but just got it anyway. I completed the first chapter, and I can't say much else since it's only the beginning of the game. The graphics are astounding though, but I'm not too focused on that. What I am focused about is the gameplay...

When does the battle system start to get complex like everyone says? All it is right now is Attack, Attack, Attack... win. To be expected at the beginning, but I was just wondering. Heh, love the battle theme though!

Stopping for today, and continuing tomorrow.

Also, don't think Chapter 3 is far in the game; Chapters 1-2 really serve as the prologue for the story more than anything. However it's a great time to farm items in challenge runs, I must admit. xD
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Radiant Savior on August 13, 2010, 04:11:30 PM
As for the characters, Lightning and Sazh are good but I have some problems with the others. Hope and Snow I can brush aside but does Vanille always have to be so... flamboyant? I've seen perky video game characters before, but she's just too much at times.

I'm guessing I'm halfway through Chapter 2. I'm at the part where I just fought off Cie'th with Snow, Vanille and Hope.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: wee187 on August 15, 2010, 08:55:51 PM
As for the characters, Lightning and Sazh are good but I have some problems with the others. Hope and Snow I can brush aside but does Vanille always have to be so... flamboyant? I've seen perky video game characters before, but she's just too much at times.

I'm guessing I'm halfway through Chapter 2. I'm at the part where I just fought off Cie'th with Snow, Vanille and Hope.

Yeah, characters are a bit overstretched but still enjoyable for the most part. Hope you enjoy it. ;D
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Fairy Girl on August 18, 2010, 03:15:54 AM
I platinum'ed Final Fantasy XIII officially on Sunday. Clocked in at over 150 hours of playtime. :D The ones I've had problems with were the L'Cie Paragon and Treasure Hunter trophies. I didn't find Long Gui that hard to fell for Adamant Will one.

And it's officially my first PS3 game with 100% trophies. Serah's theme is officially my new wallpaper. XD
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: MegaFun on August 19, 2010, 12:27:24 PM
I have a question and I don't feel like wasting a topic for it so here goes: you don't need to master (star) the highest-end weapons and accessories to get the Treasure Hunter trophy right?
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Ally on August 19, 2010, 05:28:57 PM
To get Treasure Hunter, you have to have held (owned) every weapon and accessory at some point in the game. This includes the unique upgraded versions of every weapon and accessory. You do NOT need to equip them for them to count, just having them in your inventory is fine.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: MegaFun on August 19, 2010, 07:30:25 PM
Oh, alright, thanks Ally. I have loads of weapons to upgrade and several accessories and I believe all the funds will amount to hours and hours of Adamantoise farming for 20+ Platinum Ingots. FML.

Anyway, I just did some Gil farming today and upgraded lots of accessories, as well as Sazh and Snow's Tier-3 weapon. Went back to Gran Pulse and farmed Shaolong Guis til I had all the Dark Matters I needed. Then proceeded to slay Long Gui for the Adamant Will trophy. Gotta admit, I took him on nice and slowly. Casted Slow on him, slowly killed each leg, and it was pretty easy for me to kill him in two staggers. Guess I overestimated him. .__.

I guess I'm also lucky he didn't use Bay, that attack comes quicker and is by far more annoying than Quake and Ultima which are very survivable in Tortoise. :P
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: DragonSLAYER45 on August 19, 2010, 10:31:55 PM
Treasure Hunter is a very time consuming trophy/achievement especially since it's a very possible to miss in a playthrough by just making one simple mistake. Gave me an extreme headache that I don't feel like doing 1000/1000 on the 360.

I actually gave my first attempt at No Crystarium a few days ago and I actually haven't continued since. Thinking of starting again today. I just got past Chapter 3.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: wee187 on August 20, 2010, 01:08:45 AM
Treasure Hunter is a very time consuming trophy/achievement especially since it's a very possible to miss in a playthrough by just making one simple mistake. Gave me an extreme headache that I don't feel like doing 1000/1000 on the 360.

I actually gave my first attempt at No Crystarium a few days ago and I actually haven't continued since. Thinking of starting again today. I just got past Chapter 3.

You farmed Fortisols and Deceptisols right? NCU is very impossible without them.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Radiant Savior on August 20, 2010, 03:17:30 AM
Finished Chapter 5 and going on to Chapter 6. Bulbasaur was sort of an irritating boss. There was one point that he kept attacking Hope to the point where I nearly ran out of Phoenix Downs. HOW I managed to scrape 5 stars out of the battle, I will never understand.

First few impressions... I must say, I don't know what everyone is talking about. I don't mind the linearity, and the story and characters are pretty good. I've sort of gotten used to Hope, who I disliked just a few days ago during all of Chapter 3 and 4. I began to like him a bit more in Chapter 5. Vanille... she's still meh, I wish she would stop making suggestive sounds every time she's involved in a scene.  ::) Not to mention my mom and brother were watching me play at one point when she was making those sounds and... oh god.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: MegaFun on August 20, 2010, 05:21:26 AM
Treasure Hunter is a very time consuming trophy/achievement especially since it's a very possible to miss in a playthrough by just making one simple mistake. Gave me an extreme headache that I don't feel like doing 1000/1000 on the 360.

I actually gave my first attempt at No Crystarium a few days ago and I actually haven't continued since. Thinking of starting again today. I just got past Chapter 3.

It's hard to miss if you get every possible treasure chest in every chapter (if you're not the kind of person that does that, then yes it will be easy to miss), and as long as you don't sell anything (although the trophy only requires you to have those items at one point). And even if you miss/sold something, most of the base weapons and accessories are sold in the shop so there's a pretty fair chance you can get that back. I believe it's just the elemental accessories and some other stuff that they don't sell. From what I've heard, it's just some of the elemental rings that you shouldn't sell before you ever upgrade them.

Granted, it is still rather time consuming given the massive amount of Gil that you'll need to purchase the components and catalysts for upgrading, in addition to some weapons/accessories you might have missed. In the end, all of this amounts to hours and hours of Adamantoise farming. >__>

I wish she would stop making suggestive sounds every time she's involved in a scene.  ::) Not to mention my mom and brother were watching me play at one point when she was making those sounds and... oh god.

Just to give you a heads up, once you get Vanille's summon NEVER use his Gestalt special attack when your mom and bro are watching. ::)
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Radiant Savior on August 20, 2010, 05:25:52 AM
I don't even want to know or guess because I know it's going to be orgasm related. I'm still in Chapter 6 and Vanille makes suggestive sounds when she attacks and when she's hit. I'm practically screaming at the TV; "Vanille, stop having an orgasm every time you attack!" But... she just never stops and to my dismay, my brother looks at me with a weird look at his face. *facepalm*

I think I'm done for tonight. Both gaming and ranting.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Sanji on August 20, 2010, 08:43:35 AM
I am now in Taejin's tower, a bit hard =X

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Radiant Savior on August 21, 2010, 04:16:23 AM
Finished Chapter 6... THANK GOD no more Vanille. *ahem* The final boss of Chapter 6 was really easy compared to Bulbasaur. I actually saw one of them kill off their own with that lightning attack and I actually lol'ed so hard. Going through the Sunleth Waterscape was fun! I loved the scenery, music, and Sazh's epic quote; "All this dampness is damp."  :D

Right now, I'm underneath the streets (I guess the sewers?) of Palumpolum with Hope and Light-san. Why are there monsters in a city? It makes no sense.  ::) But... that's really all I can say right now. Stay tuned for the next update when I delve deeper into the events of Chapter 7.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Ally on August 21, 2010, 04:44:21 AM
I actually never knew Enlil and Enkil could kill each other off up until now.  :o
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Radiant Savior on August 21, 2010, 04:57:32 AM
The negative side is that you need to get them very close to each other to do it, which is almost about a near impossible task to do. I've gotten back up to the streets and Palumpolum and it looks like Snow and Fang make a return to save the day!  :D
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Sanji on August 21, 2010, 01:58:42 PM
Chapter 11, almost 12. i must train my party to beat the next tough boss =X

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: MegaFun on August 21, 2010, 03:59:22 PM
Two words: Adamantoise farming.

Treasure Hunter sure is a pain to get. .__.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: wee187 on August 21, 2010, 07:11:15 PM
Be lucky you guys can even play the game. ::) I wouldn't mind farming Adamantoises right now if my ps3 worked.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: MegaFun on August 21, 2010, 07:14:25 PM
Lady RNG must have smiled at me just now because I got 6 Platinum Ingots in a row. :D That might not sound like much but I get really irritated when I see a blank spoils screen, so hey.

Nevertheless, I still need a *wark*load of Gil. I've gotten all of Lightning's, Sazh's and Hope's weapons. It's just Vanille's, Fang's and Snow's weapons left, and I still need to get Save the Queen for him. Being the nerd I am, I just calculated that I'll need approximately 2 million Gil to achieve all that. That means more Platinum Ingots. .__.

And no way in hell I'm selling those hard-earned weapons because I'm one of the RPG gamers with a completionist OCD. XD Heck, I googled for Snow's recommended weapon line even though I've never used him since Neochu.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Radiant Savior on August 21, 2010, 08:16:21 PM
What happened to your PS3? o.o

Anyway, going through Chapter 7 right now. Poor Snow, he has no idea that he's going to get stabbed. I'm at the part where we just "escaped" from the citizens of Palumpolum and are now on the rooftops. Oh yeah, and might I add that those Falco Velocycle's I believe they are called can be a royal pain. Total overkill, they wiped out Snow with full HP.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Ally on August 21, 2010, 10:43:23 PM
You haven't heard of the freezing problems? Final Fantasy XIII has somehow been targeted as a game that has freezing problems. This problem, in turn, could possibly destroy your PS3. Jacob was one of them and I think is the only one on the forum who has experienced a problem like this. SO4 is a different story.

The best way to guard against Gatling Gun is to have Snow guard against it with his Sentinel skill. Without it, Gatling Gun is enough to wound or even K.O Snow and without a doubt, do the same to Hope.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: MegaFun on August 21, 2010, 11:30:27 PM
Jacob, my condolences to your PS3 and I do hope someone/something fixes it soon. :)

As for the Falco Velocycles, I don't really remember what I did but I'll go with what Ally said, go SEN/MED. Snow should Provoke before he begins guarding and Hope can just heal any wounds anyone suffer from.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Radiant Savior on August 22, 2010, 02:54:35 AM
Nope, never heard of the freezing problems up until now. Just because I have been away from the internet for almost half a year. Hope the PS3 gets fixed though!  :)

Right, at Hope's house (what an awesome looking house BTW. His family must be rich!) that is... until PSICOM up and destroyed it. I want to finish each character's Crystarium before I move on to what I presume to be the last boss of the chapter. Almost done though.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: MegaFun on August 22, 2010, 03:00:15 AM
Yup, you're near the end of that. :D

Alright, now I'm having pretty bad luck again. 10+ Adamantoises and no Platinum Ingots. :(

EDIT: Vanille's weapons upgraded. Fang and Snow left. Sometimes I wish the Trapezohedrons sold for a million gil (half their buy price) instead of a measly 10,000 gil. I just got two in a row without the Connoiseur Catalog and that brings up to a grand total of 5 useless Trapezohedrons. >_>

EDIT II: FINALLY PLATINUM'D FFXIII with a little over 99 hours on the clock. God that took ages but the satisfaction and Fang's XMB theme was worth it. I probably won't touch this game for a while now but I might play it for the story if I feel like it. :P
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: wee187 on August 22, 2010, 07:00:52 AM
I'm considering buying FFXIII on the 360 so I can get the Achievements there. I do love the 360 Achievement system, actually more than the PS3's Trophies. Don't ask me why, I dunno. ;D

Anyway, we got a box and packing instructions from Sony. They're telling me to format my HDD before sending it. >:( I have a good 15GB I need to back up onto some other drive before I can do that. It sucks, but oh well. It's worth it if I get a fixed ps3. :)

Radiant Savior, Chapter 8 bears the return of Vanille, and I've seen you don't like her much, but I think you'll find it enjoyable. Chapters 7 and 8 are probably some of my favorite Chapters in the game. That's one thing I do like about FFXIII, is that something is always happening. It can be a little exhausting sometimes but it does set up for great story pacing.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: MegaFun on August 22, 2010, 11:40:15 AM
Radiant Savior, Chapter 8 bears the return of Vanille, and I've seen you don't like her much, but I think you'll find it enjoyable.

I was gonna warn him that, but I decided to let it be a surprise for himself.  8) Chances are by the time he reads these posts... he would have realized the horror anyway lol.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Zeikuu on August 22, 2010, 10:58:43 PM
Ahh just done barthandelus 2 and now roaming eden getting myself a lionheart... Thats my Fang/Hope/Light weapons sorted out.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Radiant Savior on August 23, 2010, 05:59:10 AM
Chapter 8 (the shortest chapter ever?) changed my thoughts about Vanille just a little bit. I finished Chapter 8 in about one hour minus cutscenes compared to the 6 hours it took me to finish Chapter 7. I'm on Chapter 9 now on board the Palamecia on a rescue mission to save Sazh and Vanille.


Wow... Square made so many references the last few chapters. Nautilus was an airship in FF3, Palumpolum were the name of the twins in FF4 and now, the Palamecia is a reference to FF2. What else is there.  :P
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Sanji on August 23, 2010, 09:11:29 AM
I beat the Barthandelus and some other though bosses and now chapter 13, now some final training.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: MegaFun on August 23, 2010, 12:13:45 PM
Palumpolum wasn't their exact names but I guess you make a point, I've never thought about that. Also, Cid's airship is called the Lindblum, FF9 reference. ::)

Oh and RS, joy to you as you can change members soon. :P
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Zeikuu on August 23, 2010, 07:54:15 PM
Ahh 5-starred Orphan 1 and 2 and got my 80 Gamerscore for it, got orphan down to 200k hp then he instantly killed lightning the first time but that was a slow run anyway, took like 20 minutes. I then replaced fang for vanille for some good debuffs and did it in 3 minutes. =3
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Radiant Savior on August 23, 2010, 10:29:33 PM
I really don't know who I want to pick as my final party. I actually just got up to the point where you can change party members in Chapter 9 (except Lightning). All characters are actually very good in battle.

Hope and Vanille are probably the team's all-around best medic and ravager's, as well as Vanille's Deprotect/shell which is useful for beating enemies for her Saboteur role. Fang, Lightning and Snow are about my main attackers right now as they have the highest strength. Finally, Sazh has Haste; which is an extremely helpful ability that Hope doesn't have. Plus, his Blitz is definitely one of the best.

Decisions... >_> I'm going to have to fight Jihl and Dysley next when I'm done with everyone's Crystarium.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: wee187 on August 23, 2010, 11:04:22 PM
Go Lightning/Hope/Fang. ;D It's the most balanced team, and my final party anyway.
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Post by: Zeikuu on August 23, 2010, 11:43:12 PM
My Final Party was Light/Hope/Fang but as soon as i traded Fang for vanille the Pure Ownage Began.
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Post by: MegaFun on August 24, 2010, 02:42:10 AM
Go Lightning/Hope/Fang. ;D It's the most balanced team, and my final party anyway.

Yeah, but I realized that formation is kinda overused so I replaced Hope for Vanille. ::)
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Post by: wee187 on August 24, 2010, 03:40:48 AM
Yeah, but I realized that formation is kinda overused so I replaced Hope for Vanille. ::)

It may be overused but nevertheless, I had planned this team out since before the game was even released in Japan. ;D
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Post by: Sanji on August 24, 2010, 08:58:01 AM
I have to get more strength to my Fang and Ligh because in Orphan i was like WTF i hitted 9-12k in stagger >_>'
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Post by: Zeikuu on August 24, 2010, 09:29:06 AM
I have to get more strength to my Fang and Ligh because in Orphan i was like WTF i hitted 9-12k in stagger >_>'

I did the same until i use Deprotect then i started hitting 30k.
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Post by: MegaFun on August 24, 2010, 11:17:59 AM
It may be overused but nevertheless, I had planned this team out since before the game was even released in Japan. ;D

THEN YOU SIR ARE PSYCHIC! :D lol somehow I had the feeling that the physically strongest characters are going to be Fang and/or Snow, because they looked like it.

I actually used Hope up until I got l'Cie Paragon (although I used Light/Fang/Vanille for Vercingetorix), then I kinda got bored of him and wanted to try out Vanille with her uber-debuffing Nirvana.
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Post by: Sanji on August 24, 2010, 02:47:57 PM
Yay i beated the game :D now just trying to get everybody full Crystarium
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Post by: Radiant Savior on August 26, 2010, 04:58:24 PM
I finally reached Chapter 11 yesterday after the battle with Alexander and I've decided to go with Sazh, Hope and Vanille. I don't know how long this party will last, but it got me through Chapter 10 well. This way, I have access to all of the Synergist spells, two healers, and I find that Vanille has better Saboteur spells than Fang at the moment. The only one I truly lack is a Sentinel, but now that the party has access to all roles; I will try to figure something out. This isn't my permanent party, and if anything; I'm trial running each and every possible set of a party.

School just started for me, so I have a lack of playtime until the weekends.
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Post by: MegaFun on August 28, 2010, 10:35:27 AM
Alright, my copy just started to act up after I 100%'d the game which I guess is a good thing, but not really. :P I'm starting to experience some small freezes but it's kinda annoying. I just New Game'd this yesterday and it was completely fine, but when I played it today the loading times were unusually slow and the music gets cut off every once in a while. Then I loaded my cleared file and tried to fight the final boss for fun. Everything went well until the second half of the ending in which the song started to lag and the cutscene completely freezes. -___- What gives?

Granted, the disc has a few very noticeable scratches (and I don't know where the hell they got them from), but I believe I've had them for a while and it didn't actually start to act up until I started Chapter 2 today. I hope it's just my PS3... I'm thinking of not touching it for a while, hope that fixes whatever is happening. :S
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Post by: wee187 on August 28, 2010, 11:25:18 PM
I hope it's just your disc, I hope it's just the scratches on your disc. Finding a replacement FFXIII copy is a lot better than having a ruined laser.
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Post by: MegaFun on August 29, 2010, 04:55:28 AM
Well actually yeah that was what I meant :P. But I heard it's hard to cause damaging scratches on a Blu-Ray so I was kinda unsure if the issue lies there.
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Post by: Radiant Savior on August 30, 2010, 08:40:12 PM
My progress for the last few days: Exploring Yaschas Massif and the Archylte Steppe and later spelunking into the Mah'habara Subterra. Why does the Yaschas Massif have lounge music? It's like being in a elevator..  I just got hit with a wave of nostalgia when exploring the Archylte Steppe, it reminds me of the Calm Lands.

Those big tortoises, however... are not nice. 10,000 damage? Are you kidding me!? For Mah'habara Subterra... well, I obtained Vanille's Eidolon... and I have problems with it. So many problems... I controlled Vanille after the battle to just see how her Eidolon works... I went into Gestalt Mode and used Hecaton's Gaia Salvo and...

*covers ears, mutes TV, and casts Silence on Vanille* The only thing I like about it, is that it reminds me of Magitek Armor from Final Fantasy VI.
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Post by: MegaFun on August 30, 2010, 11:40:39 PM
Hah I think Gran Pulse has some really nice environments. Archylte Steppe is especially beautiful with that grassy music. ;D

The toises aren't even supposed to be touched until postgame so you don't worry bout it. And what did I tell you about Gaian Salvo... ;)
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Post by: wee187 on August 31, 2010, 12:33:18 AM
I love Yaschas Massif, it's my favorite area in FFXIII. ;D
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Post by: Radiant Savior on August 31, 2010, 06:41:03 AM
The toises aren't even supposed to be touched until postgame so you don't worry bout it. And what did I tell you about Gaian Salvo... ;)
Yes you did, but luckily my brother and mother weren't in the room at the time. I told my brother that if he wants to see Vanille's Eidolon, look it up online.  ::)

On to the game, I just got through Mah'habara Subterra after finishing my homework, got to Sulyya Springs and I was wondering... How everyone can communicate to Serah through a small crystal is completely beyond me, and it's not weird at all. I've also been wondering about that fal'Cie in the Springs, the one in the lake... Bismarck, I believe it's called: do you have to fight it?

Also my favorite area is the Gapra Whitewood. I found it's design stunningly beautiful. 
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Post by: Da_Cloud on August 31, 2010, 09:41:14 AM
No Bismarck and Atomos are one of the few Pusle Fal'Cie who you don't have to defeat. The next Fal'Cie on your path will be a different story though :D
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Post by: MegaFun on August 31, 2010, 11:27:47 AM
My favorite area remains Archylte Steppe.

Everything about it is beautiful. Though to be fair, the places in this game are all very aesthetically pleasing.
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Post by: Radiant Savior on September 01, 2010, 12:34:05 AM
I think I know what fal'Cie you're talking about... it's the bug that flies around the Yaschas Massif right? I saw the cutscene there. Also.. is that big, hulking monstrosity a fal'Cie too. The one in the Archylte Steppe? Please don't tell me I have to fight him.. he ate a whole Adamantortise whole. You know, the one's that have over a million HP and hit with 10k damage? I bet he's the superboss. ::)

I'm not excited for the next area... I peaked a little bit ahead on a Youtube walkthrough to see what was up next and I've read from comments that it's the most annoying area in the game. So.. not looking forward to that.
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Post by: Ally on September 01, 2010, 12:45:17 AM
No, you don't have to fight him. Thank god and as Momina would say: "Leave the murder of innocent colossus' to Shadow of The Colossus, kay?"  ::) I didn't find the next area your going to that annoying. In fact, I found it fun. I would actually love to ride on one of those elevator rides that you find there.

My favorite area... by far, Oerba. To avoid spoilers, I will just say that I really love the heavenly music there.
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Post by: kokushishin on September 01, 2010, 03:18:38 PM


You'll be much better able to take on the big turtles when you reach the end of the chapter.   ;D
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Post by: Radiant Savior on September 10, 2010, 04:37:46 AM
I haven't updated in a while due to school and life and school and work and school (did I mention school to much?)

I'm on Chapter 12 right now, and I think about almost done with it. Around where Edenhall is I think. Bleh, the difficulty spike is hard to deal with. I got owned by Bulbasaur 2.0, I got burnt to a crisp by a Dreadnought, I got stomped OHKO'ed AGAIN by a Adamantoise, and I got shot at and thrown into the sky by PSICOM officers. It's hard being a L'Cie without getting your arse kicked everywhere you go.  ::)

About Chapter 11, I got stuck on Barthandelus 2.0 for two days. -_-" The fact that he practically exterminates all my buffs in less than a minute after I put them on, and whatever debuffs I have on him and the fact that he has Doom Counter? God, I know I'm going to have to fight this guy again but he had better not have debuff's galore with him.

Just as a added bonus: To whoever made the cutscene at the start of Chapter 12: <3. It's by far the most epic cutscene I've ever seen in a Final Fantasy.

Proudclad = Proud Clod.
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Post by: YiazmatSlayer on September 13, 2010, 04:49:08 PM
I also have this game, and a 360 ;D , I happen to be at Barthandelus 3 and Orphan :D
Though they are annoying me intensely. It's the "Progenitor's Wrath" move that constantly gets me. Insta-KO on my PL every time -_-

So, my next tactic is, Upgrading my Ribbon to max, Transforming it with some DM (890,000gil) and upgrading to the max lv for Super Ribbon. Like to see him "Death" me then ;D I'm assuming you all know how to get Ribbon...?
If that fails, I got a MAXed Cherub's Crown (60% Death Resistance) to help.

But for now, I'm just CP Farming, and completeing the Cie'th Stone missions. Trying to do Mission 55, "Can't We All Just Get Along?" With the Neochu, for the "Growth Egg" Double CP? YES PLEASE! :D
But Neochu's giving me trouble atm -_-
Hate how much CP I need atm. 12K for an HP+20, it's ridiculous. But meh, once I defeat Orphan, it gets even harder from what I've heard. 120K for abilities :/
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Post by: DragonSLAYER45 on September 13, 2010, 11:58:04 PM
The cheapest way is to use Vanille's Death ability. The downside it has a 1% of succeeding so it's going to cause a lot of tries to get it to hit. A team of Fang/Vanille/Hope, use a team of Saboteur/Sentinel/Medic. To keep all of the mini-ochu's off of Vanille.

It's recommended that you try to get it to hit before Neochu uses Scream. Once you get it to hit, the mini-ochu's are weak to Earth so summoning Hecatoncheir can take out a whole lot of them. You can wait until you can get a weapon with the Instant Chain passive, but it looks like you want it now. :D And this was pretty much my strategy, I didn't get 5 stars for L'Cie Paragon but I later went for it when my team was completely powered up.
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Post by: YiazmatSlayer on September 14, 2010, 02:42:08 AM
Ahhh god, I've tried the Death thing, with Snow as SEN and Hope as MED. Didn't go down too well. The Miniochus just kill me so badly every time
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Post by: wee187 on September 14, 2010, 04:23:14 AM
Ahhh god, I've tried the Death thing, with Snow as SEN and Hope as MED. Didn't go down too well. The Miniochus just kill me so badly every time

Go Vanille/Fang/Snow. Shrouds may be nice too, up to you.

SAB/SEN/SEN
MED/SEN/SEN
MED/MED/MED(if possible for your characters)

It's better just to retry the battle and keep repeating until Death hits early on though. Unlike what most people think, wearing the Belladonna Wand/Marlboro Wand won't help much since Death is a Full ATB skill and not an actual SAB spell. I think. xD
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Post by: YiazmatSlayer on September 14, 2010, 01:42:13 PM
Yeah, that would make sense. Though, if I manage to get me a Trapezahedron soon, I'll have another ATB Slot ;D

I've managed to hit death on it once, but the Minochus just destroy me instead :/
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Post by: wee187 on September 14, 2010, 02:59:07 PM
Yeah, that would make sense. Though, if I manage to get me a Trapezahedron soon, I'll have another ATB Slot ;D

I've managed to hit death on it once, but the Minochus just destroy me instead :/

*Pikochus xD

Ironic. XD

Anyway, yeah, it's tough. Best bet is to go SAB/SEN/SEN and between MED/SEN/SEN until Neochu does Screech. At that point, if Death hasn't hit, better to retry right then and there. This fight is a total killer because it's tedious.
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Post by: YiazmatSlayer on September 14, 2010, 03:36:50 PM
Cheers for the tips guys, I'll have another go soon :)
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Radiant Savior on September 19, 2010, 08:03:16 PM
fal'Cie bosses are CHEAP and they just like to make me go right in over my head. Barthandelus 3 caused me no problems, compared to Bart 2. Then comes this monstrosity: a huge bird/clock/hand/seraph thing. The music is epic, but it's carved itself into my brain where I feel like chanting the lyrics. I've lost so many times to this thing and I'm practically maxed out in the Crystarium.

My first time: He casts DOOM on me when he's about to die. >_< Other times; he just uses that Progenitorial Wrath move on me to kill off Lightning and every time he uses it, it hits. Other times, I'm killed by Merciless Judgment for random reasons? Wtf is going on here? I thought that move can't kill you!

I officially dub that the game hates me and doesn't want me to complete it.
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Post by: YiazmatSlayer on September 20, 2010, 12:54:50 AM
I know the feeling. I've given up for a while. Coz I got bored lol XD
Which should never happen, but it's the Progenitor's Wrath EVERYTIME
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Post by: wee187 on September 20, 2010, 01:09:51 AM
fal'Cie bosses are CHEAP and they just like to make me go right in over my head. Barthandelus 3 caused me no problems, compared to Bart 2. Then comes this monstrosity: a huge bird/clock/hand/seraph thing. The music is epic, but it's carved itself into my brain where I feel like chanting the lyrics. I've lost so many times to this thing and I'm practically maxed out in the Crystarium.

My first time: He casts DOOM on me when he's about to die. >_< Other times; he just uses that Progenitorial Wrath move on me to kill off Lightning and every time he uses it, it hits. Other times, I'm killed by Merciless Judgment for random reasons? Wtf is going on here? I thought that move can't kill you!

I officially dub that the game hates me and doesn't want me to complete it.

Merciless Judgement shouldn't kill you, it only deals 99% of your current HP. So if you're full HP is 9000, and your current HP is 6583, then it will deal 99% of 6583, so it should almost aways kill you. But it can't. The only way it can is you have some bad status like Deprotect or Deshell or Curse or Poison that will increase the damage or sap away the last of your HP and thus kill you. So, switch between Evened Odds and Combat Clinic a lot, and then just work on Stagger/Attacking him. Also, equip accessories that protect against Death, because there is always the chance he'll Death you and although it's slim that it'll hit, better to be safe than sorry.

That is one of the toughest bosses the first time through. Later on it gets a lot easier though once you've fully unlocked the Crystarium's full potential.
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Post by: Radiant Savior on September 21, 2010, 12:32:23 AM
I think I had Deprotect on then. I can't decipher which symbol goes to which debuff for the life of me, and I end up having going through many remedies before I find the cure I'm looking for. On another note, Orphan really doesn't want me to finish this game. For god's sake, I had a full maxed out Cherub Crown on Lightning and he still got me.

I'm confused. Orphan wants me to kill him (Born but now to die?) yet he's not making me kill him in any way. Just stand still, stop *****-slapping me, stop instant-K.Oing my characters, and get a better name than Orphan. Here I thought Cloud of Darkness was worse. -____________-"
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Post by: Sanji on September 25, 2010, 09:57:44 AM
Merciless Judgement can only kill if your party members are having poison i suppose
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Post by: Radiant Savior on October 06, 2010, 01:30:33 AM
It's extremely late but I've officially beaten FFXIII.... last week!  ;D After Orphan kicked my ass I forgot how many times. -____-" I also can't try the post game until at least I get a break from school, but I am glad I've beaten the game.

Oh yes, Superstar trophy ftw? 
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Post by: wee187 on October 07, 2010, 06:14:30 AM
It's extremely late but I've officially beaten FFXIII.... last week!  ;D After Orphan kicked my ass I forgot how many times. -____-" I also can't try the post game until at least I get a break from school, but I am glad I've beaten the game.

Oh yes, Superstar trophy ftw?

Congrats! ;D Ah yes, with most people either they try and fail countless times to get that trophy, or they do it by accident. :D
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Post by: sentry88 on October 28, 2010, 11:05:38 AM
well I'm sitting here in suspense waiting for the Ps3 to arrive, what will I play first mw2, ff13 or lbp
Send in your votes now!!! ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: wee187 on November 28, 2010, 07:58:21 AM
Today I played through the majority of Chapters 11 and 12, just got to Edenhall. Tomorrow I'll head back to Pulse and work on getting the Growth Egg before heading off through the Tesseracts.
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Post by: sentry88 on December 03, 2010, 12:53:32 PM
I'm just grinding at the point right before the final boss
I want to get fang, hope and lightning to full cystarium in every role before I fight final boss ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: jake1456 on December 03, 2010, 05:00:35 PM
you have to beat the final boss to get final crystanium i might play it in a bit
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Post by: Radiant Savior on December 06, 2010, 02:22:26 AM
OMG I FINALLY GOT DEATH TO HIT ON A NEOCHU!  ;D Ahem, sorry about that. It's just that I've been trying for many days trying to kill this bloody creature to no avail. Even making Vanille's Belladonna Wand into a Malboro Wand didn't help much but I'm glad I finally got the Growth Egg, and now it's time to put it to some use.

Maybe I can try on the Admantoises since I saw a great strategy on Youtube to show how you can defeat one quickly. 80,000 CP? Yes please.  I assume this is the highest I can get from a normal enemy. since the Adamantoise is about the strongest monster in the game?

I've also been attempting Titan Trials too. I'm well aware that we don't fight Titan but I'm just wondering...
...how difficult that battle would have been. >_>
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Post by: wee187 on December 07, 2010, 04:49:57 AM
OMG I FINALLY GOT DEATH TO HIT ON A NEOCHU!  ;D Ahem, sorry about that. It's just that I've been trying for many days trying to kill this bloody creature to no avail. Even making Vanille's Belladonna Wand into a Malboro Wand didn't help much but I'm glad I finally got the Growth Egg, and now it's time to put it to some use.

Maybe I can try on the Admantoises since I saw a great strategy on Youtube to show how you can defeat one quickly. 80,000 CP? Yes please.  I assume this is the highest I can get from a normal enemy. since the Adamantoise is about the strongest monster in the game?

I've also been attempting Titan Trials too. I'm well aware that we don't fight Titan but I'm just wondering...
...how difficult that battle would have been. >_>

I just got mine yesterday as well on my latest playthrough! It took around 2 hours though, not days. D: You must have been pretty unlucky.
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Post by: sentry88 on December 09, 2010, 11:59:36 AM
I finaaly finished it. Finally. What an ending it was brilliant, quite sad for some though  :( ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: Da_Cloud on February 07, 2011, 10:24:53 PM
Picked up the game a few days back again and started finishing of the final part of the game.

Finnally managed to beat Gigantuar yesterday and from that onwards I made a streak completing 1 trophy after another ;D Managed to beat Vercingetorix in only a few tries. Hearing the stories I thought he'd be a bit more tougher than that, but apparently I quickly managed to find the right strategy ;D

So in the end I managed to bring my trophy total from 65% to 91% in a single day. Leaving only 1 trophy between me and a platinum trophy, guess I don't need to say which ::)

Currently farming Long Gui for a third Trapezohedron, after that I'll switch over to Shaolong Gui to get enough Dark Matter's. After that it will probably be a mater of farming enough Gill to buy components :-\
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Post by: Radiant Savior on May 21, 2011, 08:58:29 PM
Right, how is everyone doing in this game as far as Trophies/Achievements go?

I've recently finished almost every challenge this game had to throw at me, ranging from the Trials of Titan to that annoying litt--- big Cactuar that you had to fight to the last hunt Vercingetorix which is an absolute PITA to the annoying Roar-Ultima combo spamming Long Gui.

Now I've got to collect the Treasure Hunter trophy and L'Cie Paragon trophy. I heard the former is another absolute PITA though too. The only hunt I've got left to Five Star is the Cactuar mission, which so far I've found all my attempts impossible. I either get three stars or the game makes fun of me and gives me four. -_-"
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Post by: Da_Cloud on May 21, 2011, 09:03:25 PM
I either get three stars or the game makes fun of me and gives me four. -_-"
Equip the Gold Watch you've gained from Vercingetorix to give some additional time bonus. For the rest the only way to get a 5 star is to get a random stagger early on in the fight. So make sure each character has random stagger start the fight and hope you'll get one early, if you don't simply restart the fight and try again.

Took me about 8 attempts before I got an early stagger, but as you can guess it being random could mean it turning in another PITA :-X
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Post by: Radiant Savior on May 26, 2011, 05:12:18 AM
I thought that Gold Watch was useless so I didn't even pay any attention to it. O_O Thank god I didn't sell it. I'll equip it now and see if I can five star this *bleep*ing Gigantaur now.

I really dislike Random: Instant Stagger in this fight, as it's been extremely unreliable for me the last few times. I can never seem to get Sazh to stagger him before he 10,000 needles my entire party to death, so I just gave up on that strategy completely.

I'm going to try and buff up Fang with Enfire and Bravery and then have her go medieval on this green pest, while I have Snow covering her with STEELGUARD and Hope (Party Leader) healing her. It would be possibly better to go with Daze, though I've found that to be a little bit too unreliable as well.

Fang with her High Strength + Enfire and Bravery should make quick work of the Gigantaur to give me Five Stars. At least I hope so.

Also, I forgot about the Master's Seal trophy. I don't have that quite yet. Going to be quite a while before I can get everyone's non-primary Paradigm job classes to max. (120000 CP for an ability/role level, are you kidding me?)

One of my Summer gaming goals is to Platinum this game... or at least Platinum it before XIII-2 releases. I have college next year so hopefully it's the former, because I know I won't have enough time to play. This would be my first Platinum too.
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Post by: wee187 on May 26, 2011, 05:19:11 AM
One of my Summer gaming goals is to Platinum this game... or at least Platinum it before XIII-2 releases. I have college next year so hopefully it's the former, because I know I won't have enough time to play. This would be my first Platinum too.

Yay, we share goals! Thankfully, I've only got Treasure Hunter left till I'm done, and I'm just getting the weapons upgraded and such now... prepare to farm lots and lots of Platinum Ingots. D:

The Gigantaur mission is probably my least favorite mission in the game. I despise it. :P
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Post by: Da_Cloud on May 26, 2011, 09:13:36 AM
Yay, we share goals! Thankfully, I've only got Treasure Hunter left till I'm done, and I'm just getting the weapons upgraded and such now... prepare to farm lots and lots of Platinum Ingots. D:
Make sure to keep an good record of which items you've already obtained and which you still need to do. And when I thought I was done our little robot friend still claimed I was missing stuff :-X

But seeming how you can transfer your save from FFXIII to FFXIII-2 it might be worth trying to get a platinum trophy. You never know, you might just happen to get something extra if you do :D
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Zeikuu on May 26, 2011, 10:55:53 AM
Make sure to keep an good record of which items you've already obtained and which you still need to do. And when I thought I was done our little robot friend still claimed I was missing stuff :-X

I think i'm good on that front, the only things i remember selling or upgrading dismantling are platinum bangles for selling, doctors codes for dismantling and then the tetradic crown and tiara. I forget if i've had hermes shoes or not, I think i have.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Radiant Savior on June 24, 2011, 11:18:08 PM
I earned the Master's Seal trophy yesterday! I am so close to platinum'ing FFXIII, I can taste it! And yes, I'm aware of how strange that might have sounded. 

All I need now is the Treasure Hunter trophy, and I hope I'm close to getting this one because good golly miss molly, it takes forever! I was starting to feel bad for the poor Adamantoise I'm constantly slaying....

But screw it, it's not giving me enough Platinum Ingots and Trapezohedron's so this oversized tortoise can just deal with it. It keeps coming back for more anyway. I'm starting to believe this game doesn't want me to Platinum it.  :-X

Thank god there's going to be Gil rewarded post battle in XIII-2, that'll cut down on Tortoise slaying.

Anyway, before I close off another one of my random updates, I heard that Square Enix was giving something a little extra to those who have a save file (or was it Platinum trophy?) from XIII for XIII-2. Any speculation to what it might be?
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: jake1456 on June 24, 2011, 11:47:19 PM
no clue i need to get to a point where i can kill adamantoise im just before second proudclad battle
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Da_Cloud on June 25, 2011, 02:41:34 PM
Anyway, before I close off another one of my random updates, I heard that Square Enix was giving something a little extra to those who have a save file (or was it Platinum trophy?) from XIII for XIII-2. Any speculation to what it might be?
Its confirmed that you can set over your FFXIII save file to FFXIII-2. You probably won't get much for it though, probably a few extra scenes with characters from FFXIII.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Ultima on June 25, 2011, 03:01:33 PM
Its confirmed that you can set over your FFXIII save file to FFXIII-2. You probably won't get much for it though, probably a few extra scenes with characters from FFXIII.

You may get a ceremonial, albeit rather bad piece of equipment for your efforts.
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: jake1456 on June 25, 2011, 09:42:49 PM
got to chapter 13 currently grinding for orphan
Title: Re: FFXIII Daily Update Thread - What's been done today?[SPOILERS!]
Post by: Radiant Savior on July 25, 2011, 03:49:20 AM
Final Fantasy XIII has now been platinum'ed! I'm happy since it's my first platinum, because I've just been either too lazy or couldn't arse myself to platinum all my other games..

Whoops, didn't mean to say that. I am also pretty close to platinum'ing Demon's Souls though, but that's a whole another game.

Now that it has been platinum'ed, I don't quite know what else I could do with this game though, but it's been a pretty fun year playing through it. I could see if I can beat a No Crystarium Challenge in the next month before setting out for college, but I heard this particular challenge is a massive grindfest. Hmm...

I guess I'll be on hold until Final Fantasy XIII-2 releases in January.
Title: Final Fantasy XIII-2 Daily Update Thread [ Spoilers! ]
Post by: Spee on December 16, 2011, 01:11:35 AM
Final Fantasy XIII-2 has now released in Japan.

My copy of XIII-2 will be arriving soon, and I imagine others will be getting the game soon too. Anyone getting the Japanese version is expected to conceal all plot based events. This includes boss battles. The same is expecting once the western version launches.
Title: Re: FFXIII/FFXIII-2 Daily Update Thread - What's been done today? [SPOILERS!]
Post by: wee187 on December 16, 2011, 04:50:56 AM
I wish I could pre-order it, but I'd rather just wait for the English version on 1/31. It's only a little over a month. Also, I'm watching TokyoDomeSF4(now MageMasher32) play it again as well, just as I did for FFXIII. xD
Title: Re: FFXIII/FFXIII-2 Daily Update Thread - What's been done today? [SPOILERS!]
Post by: Da_Cloud on December 16, 2011, 08:39:20 AM
I've pre-ordered one, but it seems it has yet to ship out :-X

Still as long as it arrives around Christmas I'm fine. Got the week between Christmas and new year free and I wouldn't really have much time to play it before that anyway.
Title: Re: FFXIII/FFXIII-2 Daily Update Thread - What's been done today? [SPOILERS!]
Post by: Oniangel on December 16, 2011, 12:13:33 PM
I should preorder it today or tomorrow. If it takes as long as Tales of Graces f it should arrive in 12-14 days since it's the same site I got it from.
Title: Re: FFXIII/FFXIII-2 Daily Update Thread - What's been done today? [SPOILERS!]
Post by: Da_Cloud on December 16, 2011, 12:39:19 PM
I should preorder it today or tomorrow. If it takes as long as Tales of Graces f it should arrive in 12-14 days since it's the same site I got it from.
You want to buy it from yesasia.com ??

Because if you do send me an pm, got more $5,- discount coupons for that site than I can spend myself. Its not much but all bits help :P
Never mind, seems they connected it to my account only >_>
Title: Re: FFXIII/FFXIII-2 Daily Update Thread - What's been done today? [SPOILERS!]
Post by: Oniangel on December 16, 2011, 12:45:52 PM
Yep! From Yesasia. Don't worry though Bram ;D You got it from there too? I'd say that the free shipping is quite convenient.
Title: Re: FFXIII/FFXIII-2 Daily Update Thread - What's been done today? [SPOILERS!]
Post by: Da_Cloud on December 19, 2011, 09:00:07 AM
Yep! From Yesasia. Don't worry though Bram ;D You got it from there too? I'd say that the free shipping is quite convenient.
The free shipment is nice, but its the "tax free" import that does it for me. No worries that the custom service takes hold of my packages for a month after which I have to pay additional fees to get it.

And for my orders they ship from Germany which usually means faster shipments as well ;D

BTW just received an email that my copy has been shipped out :D :D :D
Title: Re: FFXIII/FFXIII-2 Daily Update Thread - What's been done today? [SPOILERS!]
Post by: Oniangel on December 19, 2011, 11:40:32 AM
But which version you got? Cause mine isn't eligible for VAT free. Also I knew about the shipment from Germany for orders in Europe but it's 100% sure that they'll ship it from there instead of HK? I thought it worked like that only when they got a copy there.
Title: Re: FFXIII/FFXIII-2 Daily Update Thread - What's been done today? [SPOILERS!]
Post by: Da_Cloud on December 19, 2011, 12:09:51 PM
http://www.yesasia.com/global/final-fantasy-xiii-2-japan-version/1024964302-0-0-0-en/info.html

I've got the one above, which only says its not VAT free for germany and the U.K. Be sure you are on the global version of there website as that might be the difference?

And mine are always shipped from Germany at least that's what the duane form on the package says and seeming how that's a legal document I assume its telling the truth.
Title: Re: FFXIII/FFXIII-2 Daily Update Thread - What's been done today? [SPOILERS!]
Post by: Oniangel on December 19, 2011, 12:30:37 PM
Yeah I use the global one. And my version is the Asian one which has no difference at all it just cost 79,99 instead of 81,99 ;)

And about the Vat free you were right: somehow I managed to read available ONLY for UK and Germany, but it's the opposite.
Title: Re: FFXIII/FFXIII-2 Daily Update Thread - What's been done today? [SPOILERS!]
Post by: Da_Cloud on December 19, 2011, 01:18:28 PM
Now lets hope the games will arrive shortly, before Chrismass to be more specific ;D
Title: Re: FFXIII/FFXIII-2 Daily Update Thread - What's been done today? [SPOILERS!]
Post by: Oniangel on December 21, 2011, 05:12:00 PM
Ordered it ;D

If it'll take as long as Tales of Graces f did then I'll receive it by the first days of January, but if it's true that it's shipped from Germany maybe even before.
Title: Re: FFXIII/FFXIII-2 Daily Update Thread - What's been done today? [SPOILERS!]
Post by: Da_Cloud on December 21, 2011, 06:35:29 PM
Ordered it ;D

If it'll take as long as Tales of Graces f did then I'll receive it by the first days of January, but if it's true that it's shipped from Germany maybe even before.
For me it usually there are 4 ~ 6 working days between the notification mail and the package actually arriving. So I'm expecting it either right before Christmass or just after ;D
Title: Re: FFXIII/FFXIII-2 Daily Update Thread - What's been done today? [SPOILERS!]
Post by: Oniangel on December 22, 2011, 11:37:01 AM
It has been shipped yesterday to me, quite fast I must say.

Also a nice news: Omega DLC is FREE on Japanese PSN so go there and pick it up even if you don't have the game yet (for those who imported) as they may decide to charge for it.
Title: Re: FFXIII/FFXIII-2 Daily Update Thread - What's been done today? [SPOILERS!]
Post by: Spee on December 26, 2011, 09:31:18 PM
I have Final Fantasy XIII-2. ;D Just started playing it. Battle system seems much more fast paced now, but then again, I haven't gotten past the tutorial yet. >_> I'll see how different it is once I get a hold of Serah.
Title: Re: FFXIII/FFXIII-2 Daily Update Thread - What's been done today? [SPOILERS!]
Post by: Da_Cloud on December 31, 2011, 03:34:31 PM
Woooooooooooooooooot mine copy just arrived today (the gaming gods mustn't like me sending it at the end of my little vacation >_>)

Must say the opening gets you quite hooked on already. Right now I'm just trying to get the hang of it again. Only got past the beginning, or to be more specific just went through the Historia Cruxes for the first time.

Must note though that encounters are back to being random, kinda a shame if you ask me as I really liked seeing the enemies from a distance. Can't say much about the new Crystarium though. For now it still looks like 1 path, but I've got no clue how it really works though, seems like you can decide for yourself what each node gives ???
Title: Re: FFXIII/FFXIII-2 Daily Update Thread - What's been done today? [SPOILERS!]
Post by: Oniangel on December 31, 2011, 07:09:31 PM
Did you get it from Germany? Or HK?
Title: Re: FFXIII/FFXIII-2 Daily Update Thread - What's been done today? [SPOILERS!]
Post by: Da_Cloud on December 31, 2011, 07:53:30 PM
Germany
Title: Re: FFXIII/FFXIII-2 Daily Update Thread - What's been done today? [SPOILERS!]
Post by: kokushishin on December 31, 2011, 09:22:51 PM
Can't say much about the new Crystarium though. For now it still looks like 1 path, but I've got no clue how it really works though, seems like you can decide for yourself what each node gives ???

It sounds like you pick something at each level until you hit 99,then the ring starts over with the remaining choices, until you eventually have learned the entire grid. Seems like there are a lot of new abilities.
Title: Re: FFXIII/FFXIII-2 Daily Update Thread - What's been done today? [SPOILERS!]
Post by: Da_Cloud on January 01, 2012, 10:46:54 AM
Its something like that yea. You've got an grid (1 single line ::)) and with each node you can decide for your own which role to level. The only thing I still need to figure out is whether the node has predeteremd stats/abilities or if the stats/abilities are deteremend after you've selected the role you want to level. In theory its still the exact same set-up as in FFXIII. The only differences are that there are no locks holding your back, and you can decided on your own how to level the roles. But if you've got some knowledge about the paragam shift you probably just level all 3 roles almost equally ::)

The battles have also seem to have gotten a bit more depth.
- While the basics are still the same as in FFFXIII the battle speed seems to start where FFXIII left off. So even though you've only got 3 bars the battles seems to go quite fast.
- The addition of the blood damage (non curable damage) really pushes you to find the line between keeping yourself alive while dealing maximum damage.
- You can now swap leaders during battle, so if your leader dies its not directly game over. However since you can't make the monster a leader its still a mater of keeping noel and serah alive.
- And last but not least it seems you can tweak your paragam shifts in three modus. Haven't check them out yet, but supposable its there to set how your party members attack. So for example you can tweak a paragam with two attackers to focus on 1 single enemy, instead of going there own ways. Really still need to confirm this part for myself though.

For the rest I see quite a lot of "small" changes that are there to neutralise the bad reviews Square got for FFXIII.
- Townspeople still talk random when you pass by, but in addition half of the people can be talked to in which they say something different.
- There are a lot of moments where you can input your own options during a talk. Since its Japanese I can't tell you in which way it affects the overall story, but I did receive rewards for these so called live triggers so I guess those are linked to your input :P
- Synematic cut-scenes through battle, which are there for example to dodge special attacks or to finish of a boss in style ;D The first obviously prevents you from getting damage and the later seems to give you a reward based on your score.
- No more digital shops, though the only shop I found so far was the chocobo lady. So if fans don't complain about this one it was really all about wanting a hot girl selling stuff instead of a computer ::)
- No save points anymore. You can save anywhere on the map at any given time (not during battle or a cut scene obviously ::)). I actually needed to google up which of the menu items was save, after which I got told it also auto saves when using the Historia Cruxes. Which after seeing the size of the save file explained the loading times of the Historia Cruxes. FFXIII-2 save file uses up 23MB, the biggest save file I've seen so far.

Can continue on, but probably the most important new part is that you can re-do a chapter ;)

BTW one big advise, if you got Omega his chapter is available right away. So if you like seeing a one-hit kill on your party you should check him out right away. Not that I expected anything different but hey ;D
Title: Re: FFXIII/FFXIII-2 Daily Update Thread - What's been done today? [SPOILERS!]
Post by: sentry88 on January 26, 2012, 08:09:32 PM
Done my normal 100 hour grind in nautilus  ::)
After I finally maxed out vannile and sazh I finished the chapter
In the palamcia I'm liking the paradign ruthless (com,rev,sab)
 ;D ;D
Title: Re: FFXIII/FFXIII-2 Daily Update Thread - What's been done today? [SPOILERS!]
Post by: Oniangel on January 27, 2012, 12:04:39 AM
Final Fantasy XIII-2

Finished AF010 Yaschas Massif. Grinded on Behemots and captured one for future use since I can't level it yet.

I really like the fact that instead of mindlessly pressing X to level up in the Crystarium you must instead look at what are you doing since the different nodes gives different bonus based on the role you choose to upgrade and this is the only way to maximise stat for your characters.

Ah! Also <3 Chocorina <3
Title: Re: FFXIII/FFXIII-2 Daily Update Thread - What's been done today? [SPOILERS!]
Post by: Da_Cloud on January 27, 2012, 08:23:47 AM
I really like the fact that instead of mindlessly pressing X to level up in the Crystarium you must instead look at what are you doing since the different nodes gives different bonus based on the role you choose to upgrade and this is the only way to maximise stat for your characters.
And here I've been mindlessly pressing X to level up the crystarium :P
Knew there was something behind the crystarium, but I couldn't figure out what.
Title: Re: FFXIII/FFXIII-2 Daily Update Thread - What's been done today? [SPOILERS!]
Post by: Oniangel on January 27, 2012, 01:11:46 PM
And here I've been mindlessly pressing X to level up the crystarium :P
Knew there was something behind the crystarium, but I couldn't figure out what.

:D Yeah you wouldn't expect it.

It is very effective indeed: by the time I was done with AF010 both Serah and Noel had almost 300 in MAG and STR respectively.
Title: Re: FFXIII/FFXIII-2 Daily Update Thread - What's been done today? [SPOILERS!]
Post by: wee187 on February 01, 2012, 06:28:50 AM
ust got to Episode 3 Part 1. Very impressed with the game so far. Many people have told me that the story has suffered, but to be honest, I've not noticed it yet. Maybe it's later on. Sure, there are a lot of things you just need to accept and not question too much, but no less than the first FFXIII had. I'm very interested in the story, and especially the lore. There's a lot of it in-game, not just in the Datalog. I was very happy with this. I'm a lore junkie though.

A few frame rate drops, and at one point, Noel had two shadows(I immediately thought of Doctor Who), but overall, the presentation is very clean and smooth, just as the original was. I especially enjoy how much chemistry Noel and Serah have as a team. It's almost opposite to FFXIII. Whereas in that game, the characters spent the entire first half of the game trying to find a reason not to argue with each other, Noel and Serah in FFXIII-2 trust each other pretty fast.

Also, the packaging for the collector's edition is excellent. Very elegant, classy, and professional. That in itself earns my respect, especially in comparison to the lack of a collector's edition in the NA for FFXIII. Square Enix, keep this up.

The dialogue is just as cheesy as it was in the first game, but it doesn't bother me anymore these days. It could be much, much worse. I can't blame it too much either, I mean, even FFVI, a game loved by many, had very cheesy lines. Surprisingly, it's growing on me a little. *goes insane*

Tomorrow, I'll make another post. Trying to keep them as spoiler-free as possible.
Title: Re: FFXIII/FFXIII-2 Daily Update Thread - What's been done today? [SPOILERS!]
Post by: DragonSLAYER45 on February 01, 2012, 06:45:53 AM
I'm still at New Bodhum, but yes, I am overall very impressed with this game thus far. It is so far a step up over the original, and it's quite honestly XIII should have been. Not that I hated FF13, but there were a lot of niggling issues that were detracting from the overall experience, and I'm glad these have been fixed in XIII-2.

Well, enough about that... I just defeated the first boss of the game. I really like Noel's character so far too, and I plan on using him as the party leader. Serah's okay, too. Putting the game down for now, but so far it's a breath of fresh air compared to FFXIII. I really feel like I'm going to love this one.
Title: Re: FFXIII/FFXIII-2 Daily Update Thread - What's been done today? [SPOILERS!]
Post by: sentry88 on February 01, 2012, 05:21:11 PM
Final fantasy 13

Beat Raines ( *Bleep* serphic ray)
beat bahaumet (took 3 tries)
finished ch10 and so far in 11 I've beaten alexander which was easy enough.
Can't wait for 13-2 coming out in Ireland on the 3rd  :)
Title: Re: FFXIII/FFXIII-2 Daily Update Thread - What's been done today? [SPOILERS!]
Post by: DragonSLAYER45 on February 04, 2012, 07:32:03 PM
Made a lot of progress since my last update. I'm now up to Episode 3 Part 2, and I just completed the Sunleth Waterscape 300 AF and Yaschas Massif 10 AF areas. I also took a little detour through the Archylte Steppe and Bresha Ruins 300 AF before heading to Oerba.

I like Snow and Hope a lot more now.

In terms of raw exploration, this game already beats FFXIII in that category. It's so amazing and refreshing how the areas feel open, monster appear out of nowhere to give you that surprise, and there's a variety of sidequests to take out to take a breather from the story.

As for the monster catching system, I haven't entirely grasped it. I do love the fact that you can collect monsters, add them to your party which adds a more strategic element to how you fight your battles. I seriously love this sequel so much that I don't want to stop playing.

By the way, does anyone know when the casino in Serendipity opens? I took a small look there and it's currently closed.
Title: Re: FFXIII/FFXIII-2 Daily Update Thread - What's been done today? [SPOILERS!]
Post by: MegaFun on February 05, 2012, 04:57:20 AM
I believe Serendipity opens after Episode 3 if I remember correctly... anyway I am at the end of Episode 4 now. Got the hidden Chichu from the Archylte Steppe which is apparently the best Commando in the game. Spent about half an hour trying to tame the Purple Chocobo in Bresha Ruins -300 AF-, got all the quiz fragments for Academia -4XX AF- (I cheated XD) and went around looking for Wild Artefacts so I can get all my Graviton cores... by this time I've maxed out Commando for Noel and Ravager for Serah D:

I agree with all DS said, also just a tip: if you kill a desired monster with a Feral Link there will be a higher chance of that monster turning into crystal. This will come in handy when you come across those Chocobos ;)


The monster system is actually a lot more customizable than I thought. I ignored the infusion system until I started reading that you can also transfer spells. Might try this out next time.
Title: Re: FFXIII/FFXIII-2 Daily Update Thread - What's been done today? [SPOILERS!]
Post by: DragonSLAYER45 on February 05, 2012, 07:54:53 AM
Thanks, I'll try to see if it'll open up after I complete this chapter. :) I've been doing a lot of sidequests throughout the timeline after completing Oerba 200 AF.

I just defeated Altas without the help of the machine, and got the Paradox Ending 'A Giant Mistake.' It's a pretty cool idea that you can replay certain areas again through the help of closing gates.

But aside from that, Atlas is pretty simple to beat without the machine as long as you are a high enough level and Tortoise/Salvation Paradigms are extremely important if you want to even survive. A Synergist with -ga spells will help out too but otherwise he is pretty predictable and slow, that you should be able to memorize his pattern pretty easily. Don't go out of your way to stagger him.
 
Now Royal Ripeness... is an entirely different matter. I don't expect to beat him without a close maxed out Crystarium or the aid of a lot of Wound Potions. He goes berserk when his HP is low and every attack he deals is wound damage. It then turns into a battle of who can kill the other first.
Title: Re: FFXIII/FFXIII-2 Daily Update Thread - What's been done today? [SPOILERS!]
Post by: Sanji on February 05, 2012, 08:59:38 AM
Got myself into serendipity and noticing that there's just so much to do in this game, im very impressed on the story too. I could play this countless hours.
Title: Re: FFXIII/FFXIII-2 Daily Update Thread - What's been done today? [SPOILERS!]
Post by: jake1456 on February 05, 2012, 11:14:05 AM
made it to archlite step and got up to long gui just don't know how to move it
Title: Re: FFXIII/FFXIII-2 Daily Update Thread - What's been done today? [SPOILERS!]
Post by: Da_Cloud on February 05, 2012, 11:52:51 AM
made it to archlite step and got up to long gui just don't know how to move it
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Still around chapter 4 myself, don't quite get what to do next. English version still has to arrive, eta is somewhere in the upcomming week ;D
Title: Re: FFXIII/FFXIII-2 Daily Update Thread - What's been done today? [SPOILERS!]
Post by: jake1456 on February 05, 2012, 12:02:14 PM
what does the weather need it need to be?
Title: Re: FFXIII/FFXIII-2 Daily Update Thread - What's been done today? [SPOILERS!]
Post by: Da_Cloud on February 05, 2012, 12:26:51 PM
what does the weather need it need to be?
Don't really remember, there are 2 levers so a total of 4 combinations. Would say try them all 4, you can directly see from the platform if it had effect ^_^
Title: Re: FFXIII/FFXIII-2 Daily Update Thread - What's been done today? [SPOILERS!]
Post by: MegaFun on February 05, 2012, 12:51:05 PM
You have to get the thunderstorm weather. You'll know when you get this because there'll be flashes of lightning as soon as you change it. I don't remember the combination but there's only four so just fiddle around with it I guess ;D

Reached the Last Episode. I think I was worried about the game being too short and did loads of sidequests during Episode 4 lol. I'm really loving the story even though some will probably find it more convoluted than XIII's and I'm really impressed with how much change they brought. They actually have dungeon puzzles now! :D
Title: Re: FFXIII/FFXIII-2 Daily Update Thread - What's been done today? [SPOILERS!]
Post by: jake1456 on February 06, 2012, 09:59:41 PM
just before augusta tower 200 AF

10/2 - got up to before final boss got red/yellow/green chocobos as well as silver for some reason, started doing crystarium for them, got serendipty and clock stopper trophy and got a few fragments
Title: Re: FFXIII/FFXIII-2 Daily Update Thread - What's been done today? [SPOILERS!]
Post by: MegaFun on February 11, 2012, 07:45:17 PM
Finally finished the story!... and did about 10 hours of postgame stuff. Got around 150/160 fragments right now. Only the ones in Serendipity and the bestiary one left. Better start raising my Chocobos, I want a fun way to get coins >_>

And have to get working on the Paradigm Shift trophy soon... maxed the Crystarium for all, maxed Chichu, on the way to maxing Purple Chocobo and contemplating whether or not I should get Blue or Green on the team. Hopefully by the time I beat Raspatil I'll be done with everything.
Title: Re: FFXIII/FFXIII-2 Daily Update Thread - What's been done today? [SPOILERS!]
Post by: jake1456 on February 11, 2012, 09:13:56 PM
slot machine might be better to do since you need to do it for a fragment and you don't have to do anything

beat final boss, started farming scarletite and got 97/160 fragments and 2 paradox endings
Title: Re: FFXIII/FFXIII-2 Daily Update Thread - What's been done today? [SPOILERS!]
Post by: MegaFun on February 12, 2012, 04:19:08 AM
But I need 300k for 3 fragments so might as well do that XD I don't wanna farm Gil from Yomi or Raspatil haha.
Title: Re: FFXIII/FFXIII-2 Daily Update Thread - What's been done today? [SPOILERS!]
Post by: jake1456 on February 12, 2012, 11:35:49 AM
if you put on a certain fragment skill they go to 7.5k each and where did you get 300k from?
Title: Re: FFXIII/FFXIII-2 Daily Update Thread - What's been done today? [SPOILERS!]
Post by: MegaFun on February 13, 2012, 12:27:11 AM
300k gil i mean and even with bargain hunter they still need 225k gilwise, but racing doubles your coins anyway so I think that's the easiest way to go about it >_>
Title: Re: FFXIII/FFXIII-2 Daily Update Thread - What's been done today? [SPOILERS!]
Post by: jake1456 on February 13, 2012, 12:39:01 AM
i would do chocobo races more if i could win falcie class races and all the other races give such low coins so i prefer slot machine since once you have gotten into super victory mode you get about 5000 coins every 10 minutes
Title: Re: FFXIII/FFXIII-2 Daily Update Thread - What's been done today? [SPOILERS!]
Post by: kokushishin on February 14, 2012, 12:00:14 AM

Finally got my copy.   Still rather early in but I've gotten an expansion out of the way and starting to get ideas about what paradigm pack and all.
Title: Re: FFXIII/FFXIII-2 Daily Update Thread - What's been done today? [SPOILERS!]
Post by: Da_Cloud on February 14, 2012, 09:35:07 AM
Just finished the main story part. Gotta say expected a bit more of the final boss, lets just say that some random encounters in the final area where more annoying than all the final boss stages together.

The ending on the other hand was quite good. Loved the sudden twist and if they can keep up this level of story telling I wouldn't mind closing the chapter with an FFXIII-3 ;D

Title: Re: FFXIII/FFXIII-2 Daily Update Thread - What's been done today? [SPOILERS!]
Post by: jake1456 on February 14, 2012, 10:37:56 AM
what was hard about the final area?
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Post by: Da_Cloud on February 14, 2012, 11:40:09 AM
what was hard about the final area?
Not that much, just some enemies who buff them selves and then all of a sudden unleash hell onto you. Easy to block if your prepared for it, but quite deathly if you aren't :P

Same applies to the final boss stages actually, but there you are prepared to be spammed by ultimate attacks.
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Post by: jake1456 on February 14, 2012, 11:49:43 AM
i think i died twice in the final area one was against the first boss of that area and other was by a summon
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Post by: Da_Cloud on February 16, 2012, 11:12:43 AM
Well the boss I got in one single go. And with 17 minutes on the clock for the last stage it didn't take that spectacularly long either.

Right now I'm unlocking all the optional areas. As far as I know I've only got 1 left which is located after the plains of Grand pulse. Odd enough I haven't figured out how to activate that gate though. Suspect it has something to do with those cactuars, as those are the only odd thing in that world, so that would mean I still haven't found all the little (or big) buggers.

For the rest its just farming those  fragments. Passed the 110 mark and I still got around 20 left in both of the academia areas, 7 paradox endings en the others are all scattered around the worlds I guess ;D
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Post by: jake1456 on February 16, 2012, 12:02:38 PM
have fun with academia 4XX AF
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Post by: Da_Cloud on February 16, 2012, 12:16:49 PM
have fun with academia 4XX AF
Most of the fragments are received from those quiz terminals right?? I remember those terminals from the Japanse version, but as you can guess its not easy doing a quiz in a language you basically can't read :P

Wonder if actually being able to read the questions will make a huge difference though >_>
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Post by: jake1456 on February 16, 2012, 01:33:05 PM
not really most questions you have no way of knowing what the answer would be some of the answers are funny tho

there is 3 or 4 quiz terminals , 1 paradox ending, 100% bestiary then the rest are from captain cryptic
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Post by: Da_Cloud on February 16, 2012, 02:19:26 PM
The 100% bestiary I've already found. Figured there would be mission like those, same as exploring all the maps which you can trade for fragments in Academia 400 AF.
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Post by: jake1456 on February 16, 2012, 02:27:02 PM
im doing that last since its more convenient to get all the higher cp ones first

finished getting all the paradox endings just got to get the secret ending for the trophy and got 159 fragments

got platinum trophy
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Post by: MegaFun on February 17, 2012, 05:54:15 PM
I want to slap whoever thought of the Lucky Coin. I've taped L1 down and I'm going to let my luck do the work. >.>
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Post by: jake1456 on February 17, 2012, 06:02:41 PM
better than whoever thought of making you get 100% bestiary for a fragment i spent hours just trying to get black chocobo
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Post by: Ally on February 18, 2012, 01:43:27 AM
I want to slap whoever thought of the Lucky Coin. I've taped L1 down and I'm going to let my luck do the work. >.>
This, and whoever thought of the idea of those quiz fragments. Oh my god, the quiz fragments.

Maybe I should just buy a few thousand coins and just let a turbo controller do the work overnight. I've got so close to 160 Fragments I can taste it. All I need for Platinum are the Clock Stopper, Anomalous, Defragmented and Beast Tamer trophies.
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Post by: MegaFun on February 18, 2012, 03:01:24 AM
At least with the quiz you can cheat and look up the answers... but as for the slots... asdglhjkl unless you're extremely lucky you'll probably rage and resort to the "hold L1 overnight" option.

Speaking of which, I started with about 15k coins, woke up this morning with about 4000 turns, no coins left and 12 Victory Modes. To my delight I have found the Lucky Coin >_> Now I've just got the Paradox Endings and Bestiary (oh god) left.
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Post by: jake1456 on February 18, 2012, 11:32:39 AM
have fun with black chocobo and the woodwraiths

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Post by: MegaFun on February 18, 2012, 01:00:37 PM
Platinum ^_^ don't worry I found Black Choc in 15 minutes ish, and I did have to close the gate in Academia 500AF for Tezcatlipoca but it's nothing bad. Raspatil wasn't that hard either. Clock Stopper and Saddle Sore took me longer ::)

To my delight I've found that I (somehow) still have 7 bucks on my US PSN account so I used it to get Noel's costume and Lightning and Amodar (btw the DLC crosses accounts, I'm using a Singapore PSN with US DLC). Now I'm trying to get their crystals because apparently they're pretty beast.
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Post by: jake1456 on February 18, 2012, 01:38:52 PM
ugh raspatil is so annoying with all the summoning it does

clock stopper i did while i was trying to get blue and red chocobo and saddle sore i did last
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Post by: kokushishin on February 25, 2012, 12:39:42 AM
I'm in Episode 3: pretty much cleared out abilities for Noel and Serah's primaries, mostly working on SAB/SYN now.   Monsters are OK but it's really slow getting Grade 2/3 materials.

EDIT: Square Enix members page is partially back up; registered my game about an hour or so ago.
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Post by: Ultima on February 25, 2012, 12:49:42 AM
Farming Raspatil for gil. Super easy and super fun.
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Post by: Ally on February 25, 2012, 06:48:09 AM
I've officially platinum'ed this game as of today, and it is my second platinum ever. (My first, ironically, being Final Fantasy XIII) I'd just like to say that the Brain Blast fragments in Academia 4XX AF are the most evil thing that's ever happened in a video game.

Let me say this: There is a question that asks Right or Left: I got it wrong.

Despite platinum'ing it, because I stopped playing FFXIII after getting the platinum, I'm going to continue playing. I want to test out new builds for my monsters and see if Twilight Odin ever becomes even close to useful.

I want to see if there are any more secrets to be found, because I found the medic Cactuarama in Dying World by just throwing Mog around by the gate that leads to Bresha Ruins 100 AF. Don't ask, it was just guilty pleasures.

Overall, I had a much fun time with this game than I did with Final Fantasy XIII, or any subsequent playthrough after that.
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Post by: wee187 on February 25, 2012, 07:42:33 AM
Let me say this: There is a question that asks Right or Left: I got it wrong.

There are four possible questions like this. It's a complete 50/50 chance, and the answer is randomized between the two each time as well I'm pretty sure. While there are hundreds of possible questions that have fixed answers that could be asked, it's actually kinda rare if you do get one of these four.

Red or Black?
Heads or tails?
Odds or evens?
Pick a hand!

I got lucky and picked left, which happened to be the correct one for the hand one.
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Post by: DragonSLAYER45 on February 25, 2012, 08:47:37 AM
At least the Brain Blast questions have some pretty nice allusions to past Final Fantasy games. I think I recall seeing a question mentioning Blitzball from Final Fantasy X.

I just obtained a Tonberry after many attempts. He's so far my best Commando after feeding him some materials, with over 1000 Strength and at least 600 magic. It's odd that the Don Tonberry from Bresha 100 AF is weaker than a regular Tonberry.

I still have yet to finish the story. I reached what seems to be the final dungeon, but haven't gone through it yet. I've basically been collecting Fragments and obtaining as many monsters as I can get.

Twilight Odin stats skyrocket around Level 80, or so I've heard. He's one of the few monsters that you have to put some time and resources into. For example, I've heard Cait Sith is the best medic in the game. But as of right now, my Flanitor outclasses him by a long shot.

I have him, but I haven't put that much into him either.
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Post by: jake1456 on February 25, 2012, 12:15:40 PM
for those questions i only got the pick a hand question wrong after i had gotten them right a few times
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Post by: wee187 on February 25, 2012, 07:17:15 PM
I keep hearing about how great the Flanitor is, I need to try it out sometime. I've been very happy with my Green Chocobo as a Medic though.
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Post by: jake1456 on February 25, 2012, 07:44:16 PM
i find its only good at beginning since it dies a lot
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Post by: kokushishin on February 25, 2012, 09:26:39 PM
I just obtained a Tonberry after many attempts. He's so far my best Commando after feeding him some materials, with over 1000 Strength and at least 600 magic. It's odd that the Don Tonberry from Bresha 100 AF is weaker than a regular Tonberry.

Twilight Odin stats skyrocket around Level 80, or so I've heard. He's one of the few monsters that you have to put some time and resources into. For example, I've heard Cait Sith is the best medic in the game. But as of right now, my Flanitor outclasses him by a long shot.

1.Don Tonberry has arguably better abilities, but also a drawback.

2.Yeah, Twilight Odin's real growth is in his last few levels.

3. Actually, he's the worst.  However, you do get one automatically, and he is decent infusion fodder.
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Post by: Ally on February 26, 2012, 02:50:10 AM
My best monsters are, for each class:

Commando - Chichu (Archylte Steppe)
Ravager - Buccaboo Ace (Archylte Steppe)
Sentinel - Xolotl (Academia -500 AF-)
Synergist - Yakshini (Vile Peaks -10 AF-)
Saboteur - Black Chocobo (Vile Peaks -10 AF-)
Medic - Cactuarama (Dying World -700 AF-)

I know I caught Cactuarama just yesterday, but it's Feral Link grants reraise. Not a big deal, since there are not that many challenging monsters in this game, but if I found this little guy earlier, it could have spared me some trouble.

If anyone wants to get it too, because getting it is... really random:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjFI5xUbgE8
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Post by: DragonSLAYER45 on February 26, 2012, 08:51:12 AM
I keep hearing about how great the Flanitor is, I need to try it out sometime. I've been very happy with my Green Chocobo as a Medic though.
I like the Flanitor for his Feral Link, which heals all allies for a great amount. It is useful if you were to find yourself in a pinch, and with his Cheer ability, his Feral Link gauge can rise pretty quickly.

None of my monster medics knows the Curaja spell though, and Serah doesn't have it either... so I have to rely on Noel for AoE healing.
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Post by: kokushishin on February 27, 2012, 12:14:35 AM


Curaja is their "hidden" skill: infuse 99+worth of Sentinels.

Others are
Jeopardize
Vigor
Boon
Jinx
Reprieve
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Post by: kokushishin on March 20, 2012, 09:08:59 PM
In Episode 4.  Noel and Serah are close to maxed out due to a bunch of puzzle fragments+Ochu, Immortal and Long Gui's.   I've only just started building my "ideal" monsters, as the ones I've stuck with most of the game are still OK/can't buy the higher level mats yet.
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Post by: sentry88 on April 11, 2012, 03:18:10 PM
For example, I've heard Cait Sith is the best medic in the game. But as of right now, my Flanitor outclasses him by a long shot.
I have him, but I haven't put that much into him either.
Hmmm yes I use flanitor aswell though I'll try cait sith. Anyway I'm just grinding for potent essence for my dendobrium  ;D
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Post by: Ultima on April 11, 2012, 03:19:43 PM
Cait Sith levels in the same fashion as
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. He's really weak until around level 80 and then his stats skyrocket.
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Post by: kokushishin on April 16, 2012, 09:24:21 AM

The problem with Cait Sith is that he has the slowest casting of any of the MEDs: the cats in general are on the slow side.
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Post by: Shadow Gilgamesh on May 14, 2012, 02:05:34 AM
FFXIII
As my semester finally ended, I decided to actually get around to playing the whole game (previously, I had an incomplete file at ~ch 5 and had seen bits and pieces past that)

So today I got from the beginning of Palomporum to just past the part where
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I know it's not the end of the game or nothin, but I'm not a big fan of Hope right now... or Lightning, who seems to think hitting her teammates all the time is the best idea ever.
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Post by: Ultima on May 14, 2012, 07:35:52 AM
Yeah, character development is rather hit and miss until mid to late game.
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Post by: Shadow Gilgamesh on May 15, 2012, 11:58:14 PM
FFXIII

Finished up Palomporum and stopped when it flipped back to Sazh and Vanille

The boss fight with the battleship may be the best thing in the game.
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Post by: Ultima on May 17, 2012, 10:06:00 AM
Just attempted the new DLC for XIII-2. It's both challenging and fun.

I will warn anyone who hasn't attempted it yet that you WILL die at least a few times.
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Post by: Shadow Gilgamesh on May 23, 2012, 12:38:27 AM
over the last few days

beat chapter 8 (lost a couple times due to doom on Sazh's eidolon battle) and beat the very long chapter 9 though i have to wonder
Spoiler: chapter 9 boss (click to show/hide)
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Post by: Ultima on May 23, 2012, 12:44:47 AM
over the last few days

beat chapter 8 (lost a couple times due to doom on Sazh's eidolon battle) and beat the very long chapter 9 though i have to wonder
Spoiler: chapter 9 boss (click to show/hide)

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
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Post by: Shadow Gilgamesh on May 24, 2012, 12:12:49 AM
Got to the bottom of the Arks.

My team is currently Sazh, Snow and Hope, so I decided to be done for the day when they decided to put the three I don't use in for the
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battle, as it annoyed me quite a bit
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Post by: sentry88 on May 25, 2012, 12:40:10 AM
Are the 3 guys a good team? I just can't see any advantages over using a setup like Fang/hope/light  :D
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Post by: Ultima on May 25, 2012, 12:48:25 AM
Are the 3 guys a good team? I just can't see any advantages over using a setup like Fang/hope/light  :D

Snow is a more defensive version of Fang.

Sazh can behave in a similar fashion to Lightning. He may be slightly weaker but he has access to haste in the early game which is definitely a positive point for him.
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Post by: Shadow Gilgamesh on May 25, 2012, 02:09:42 AM
Once I got open crystarium I got Sazh cure and dropped Light, otherwise I'd have her in.

I play very defensive so Snow was a better sentinel(and had ravager), and the other two have defensive synergist, Sazh with the bar and Hope with bar/protect/shell, and both have medic now, so that's why I use those three.


Been roaming around Pulse completing missions, some good, some not so good.

Also, I've noticed a couple of cosmetic glitches recently, sometimes when there are two of one type of enemy, it'll show Sazh pointing his guns at one, while the bullets actually go for the intended target. The other is sometimes it'll call steelguard mediguard, the title will say mediguard, but Snow glows yellow, no regen, and damage steadily reduces.
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Post by: kokushishin on June 02, 2012, 08:14:46 PM

Near the end of XIII-2; last area is rather annoying and I have other stuff to do like racing anyway.
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Post by: Shadow Gilgamesh on June 11, 2012, 10:04:56 AM
FFXIII - got to the end of chapter 11, only to ragequit when the boss doomed me out with less that 50K HP left(out of his 3mil+)
I want to punch whatever enemy designer decided to give him Doom.
I also hate that Doom is a final word spell in this game, you can't be immune or resistant to it, it's not effected by esuna, you can't even get rid of it with despellga! It kinda made sense for the Eidolon fights, but for anything else to have it, it's just obnoxious.
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Post by: Ally on June 11, 2012, 10:20:15 PM
You are going to love the post-game superbosses. Almost all of them have Doom as a nasty way of saying "Go back and change your strategy."

If his HP was that low, you could have saved your TP for summoning an Eidolon to halt the Doom counter instead of using Dispelga. It won't get rid of it completely as it comes back once your Eidolon is dismissed, but given his low HP total at that point, you should be able to defeat him.

If I had to make a recommendation: If you haven't filled your main Crystarium grids, go back and grind. This boss, no matter if you find it easy or hard, represents a massive difficulty spike that's about to occur in the game's final two chapters.
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Post by: jake1456 on June 11, 2012, 10:59:07 PM
i thought only one used doom
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Post by: wee187 on June 11, 2012, 11:01:25 PM
It's been quite a while, so I could be wrong, but I think Missions 62 and 64 make use of Doom.

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Post by: Shadow Gilgamesh on June 12, 2012, 05:00:57 AM
FFXIII

Mopped the floor with
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this time, played offense instead of defense and used agi/forti sols before the fight.

then I got mopped when
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mech removed restrictions and I wasn't expecting such a big jump in power. :P
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Post by: wee187 on June 12, 2012, 05:15:37 AM
then I got mopped when
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mech removed restrictions and I wasn't expecting such a big jump in power. :P

For that fight, it's all about staying on top of healing. When you're finally able to stagger it, have Lightning use Army of One 2-3 times, and then switch to something like Agression or Relentless Assault to mob the floor with it. It'll still take a few staggers, but that's usually how I approach that fight.

Buffs help a lot.
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Post by: kokushishin on July 29, 2012, 08:34:17 PM


157/160 fragments;  I got Lucky Coin this morning which leaves the bestiary as the only annoying one left (other two are just paradox fights).   Took a break from that to restock--burned a ton of gil on monster materials.
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Post by: kokushishin on August 07, 2012, 11:57:17 PM

All fragments.   Still need a chunk of Gil,  plenty of monster building etc.   Internet's been acting up a ton so I haven't been able to get to the DLC.
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Post by: kokushishin on September 14, 2012, 03:29:44 PM


Burned through my stock of Power Crystals so I'm getting more to try and finish Odin. 
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Post by: Hal on October 29, 2012, 12:11:46 AM
I'm currently playing a NCU Challenge in XIII. Had a good flow til Chapter 11 (40 hours total til 11), stucked a little at Mission 12 because of my completely undergeard party and nearly no gil to upgrade. But overcome that after a week or so. Well, i played FFXIII in that week 2-3 hours. Wasn't really motivated there.

Now i'm at hour 84 and farmed approximately 13mio Gil. Upgraded some weapons  earlier before with 2,5mio to Tier 2* and want to do a few missions. Before that i will upgrade my HP Bangles to Maximum. 3000+ HP more, makes it a little easier. This one Adamanchelid near the Mahabara Entrance, protecting a Treasure with one Gold Nugget looks interesting, too. Maybe will try him. I Have more than in enough Shrouds anyway. Will update this now and then :).
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Post by: Hal on November 10, 2012, 11:13:17 PM
Continued farming until hour 100 and upgraded my HP Bangles. The Adamanchield was a very funny experience. I made a video of this fight if someone is interested: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJEb1J9yv_8&feature=youtu.be

Mission 15-20 is also done. Next stop: Taejin Tower, yeah.
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Post by: Hal on November 13, 2012, 05:19:24 PM
Taejnn Tower almost done. There's only Dahaka left. I messed up with upgrading and made to many Traps. Now i have not enough Gil left over to use them properly. Farming again.
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Post by: Hal on November 25, 2012, 12:02:04 AM
Have enough Gil after another 15 hours of farming and upgraded Hopes Hawkeye, Fangs Partisan and Sazhs Deneb Duellers to their ultimate form. Dahaka had really no chance in his 2:17 minutes of lifetime against my party. I think, Dahaka even glitched a little. Normally, he does his Diluvial Plague, after he lose 50% of his life. Well, this time he doesn't. He was already at 10% or so after the first stagger, maybe that triggerd the glitch.
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Post by: Hal on December 02, 2012, 05:17:38 PM
Beaten Bart 2 in Oerba in my very first Try in my NCU Challenge. Actually, this was only a try for practice to see how the mechanics and tactic are working.  I was very suprised and a little shocked.

After all the frustration with him along several forums, i expect it much more difficult. Used Snow, Fang and Vanille. All with magic raising weapons. Fang and Vanille kept Slow and Deshell on him with a MAN-MAN-RAV paradigm. This paradigm raised the stagger gauge too. When Bart was staggerd, i switched between COM-RAV-RAV and COM-COM-MED. I used SEN-SEN-MED for his area attacks and for healing.
Basically, that was everything i did. He fall after 8 minutes and 29 seconds.

Ohh, almost forgotten. I summoned Bahamut at his first Apoptosis. In that way, only Fang loses all her buffs, the other two kept them the full time. That was a huge advantage.
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Post by: kokushishin on December 02, 2012, 10:43:45 PM

XIII-2: still mostly building.

XIII: went back and went to making some more weapons for lulz.
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Post by: Hal on December 03, 2012, 10:25:19 PM
Another Try on Bart 2 in Oerba. The boss was really demolished this time. Battle Time now: 3 minutes and 42 seconds: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1ysMuOaCRQ

Highly satisfying for me, so i can go on now.
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Post by: Hal on December 22, 2012, 01:42:36 AM
Bandersnatch & Jobberwocky (mostly with Shiva), Wladislaus (very easy with RIC and Odin) and Tiamat Eliminator (Firsttry) down. Looking forward to Barthi 3 and Orphan.
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Post by: kokushishin on January 25, 2013, 09:36:14 PM

Got ROTG and a couple other things in my download queue but I still gotta mess with my network.
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Post by: Hal on January 27, 2013, 08:55:05 PM
Barth 3 done. It was a long fight at first, even with doom counter at the end. But everything works fine now and he loses in approximately 11 min. I struggle at Orphan, what a hell of a boss. Should try some different tactic. I can't make it with only one healer.
Title: Re: FFXIII/FFXIII-2 Daily Update Thread - What's been done today? [SPOILERS!]
Post by: Shadow Gilgamesh on August 02, 2013, 06:19:00 AM
Been playing through again, was at the forest place with Lightning and Hope and noticed that the elevators sometimes make the same sound as the M-44 Hammerhead from Mass Effect 2 does when it completes scan.
Title: Re: FFXIII/FFXIII-2 Daily Update Thread - What's been done today? [SPOILERS!]
Post by: kokushishin on August 16, 2013, 03:48:54 AM


Finally getting to the backlog!

ROTG- Caius is almost a pushover, but it took me a while to get the second fight down. 

Coliseum- got Lightning to build up, I did the first bit of Snow's.

Mostly it's needing more crystals and getting some infusions lined up.
Title: Re: FFXIII/FFXIII-2 Daily Update Thread - What's been done today? [SPOILERS!]
Post by: Shadow Gilgamesh on August 17, 2013, 07:51:47 AM
Grinding gil like a mad man to get level 3 weapons.

It's a real pain. I don't have the equipment/stats to fight the adamantoises, nor the luck to get Kills with death on them so I'm farming perfumes off sacrifices. Anyone know a better way to get gil before the big guys like long gui?
Title: Re: FFXIII/FFXIII-2 Daily Update Thread - What's been done today? [SPOILERS!]
Post by: wee187 on August 18, 2013, 09:29:06 AM
Grinding gil like a mad man to get level 3 weapons.

It's a real pain. I don't have the equipment/stats to fight the adamantoises, nor the luck to get Kills with death on them so I'm farming perfumes off sacrifices. Anyone know a better way to get gil before the big guys like long gui?

Kill the adamantoise in Eden. I know you said you can't Death or fight them, but if you've got at least one or two roles for Fang maxed out, then you can try the Bahamut method. It's pretty easy to do once you get the hang of it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GknD0q2ry0
Title: Re: FFXIII/FFXIII-2 Daily Update Thread - What's been done today? [SPOILERS!]
Post by: Shadow Gilgamesh on August 20, 2013, 03:15:00 AM
Found a cheaper way to get the trapezohedrons, fully upgraded a Kain's Lance and dismantled it getting 3 for the price of 1 + the cost of upgrading the Kain's Lance.

Then I trounced the Last Boss and got the superstar trophy.

And now it's on to the postgame, which I didn't actually do last time around
Title: Re: FFXIII/FFXIII-2 Daily Update Thread - What's been done today? [SPOILERS!]
Post by: kokushishin on November 20, 2013, 11:40:14 PM

Fought and recruited Omega.   I'm trying to finish downloading Sazh's scenario and some other games but it's going very slow.
Title: Re: FFXIII/FFXIII-2 Daily Update Thread - What's been done today? [SPOILERS!]
Post by: kokushishin on December 21, 2013, 08:45:41 PM

finished Heads or Tails-- I really liked Chronobind in particular.  Of course, now I need to farm orbs and essences for Sazh. 
Title: Re: FFXIII/FFXIII-2 Daily Update Thread - What's been done today? [SPOILERS!]
Post by: Chaos on October 11, 2014, 10:50:45 PM
Time to revive this topic. I started the game today and got to Chapter 3. Calling it the Final Hallway XIII is by no means an exaggeration when it comes to the first few chapters. The battle system does seem to get more interesting as I progress through the game. From what I heard the game opens up around Chapter 6 so it should become way better after that point.