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Title: Daily Update: What did you do in your Star Ocean games today? [SPOILERS]
Post by: Someddrnoob on February 21, 2010, 09:59:52 PM
Same format as the general games update, only Star Ocean can be discussed.

Game: Star Ocean: The Last Hope International

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Title: Re: Daily Update: What did you do in your Star Ocean games today?
Post by: Judge Magister Gabranth on February 22, 2010, 12:02:12 AM
Star Ocean: The Last Hope International
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Title: Re: Daily Update: What did you do in your Star Ocean games today?
Post by: MegaFun on February 22, 2010, 11:00:05 AM
Game: Star Ocean: The Last Hope International

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Title: Re: Daily Update: What did you do in your Star Ocean games today? [SPOILERS]
Post by: Judge Magister Gabranth on February 23, 2010, 06:38:17 AM
SO4 International:

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Title: Re: Daily Update: What did you do in your Star Ocean games today? [SPOILERS]
Post by: pprincess on February 23, 2010, 06:53:45 AM
Guys, this entire topic is spoiler tags with no narrative. The title of the topic already says "spoilers" so unless you are talking about a MAJOR story spoiler, there is no need to mask regular battles or ordinary boss battles.
Title: Re: Daily Update: What did you do in your Star Ocean games today? [SPOILERS]
Post by: Someddrnoob on February 23, 2010, 08:03:14 AM
Game: Star Ocean The Last Hope International

Got the Ambush trophies for Edge during the Phantoms fight. Very tricky to get as they need specific conditions.

Also got Bacchus's Deal over 4000 damage and Edge's Deal over 10000 damage trophies during my runs.

I also found out that you have to save in order to save the Battle Trophy/Monster Collection data.
Title: Re: Daily Update: What did you do in your Star Ocean games today? [SPOILERS]
Post by: izhars on February 23, 2010, 05:30:07 PM
Actually this is from Sunday, but...

Beat the Kokabiel; HP boost really helped a little there, but Arumat was a real life saver. Main party is around level 48 - 50 average, while others are around 40 - 44. I should start finding a proper leveling spot <_<

Not too motivated in questing either, since I missed few of them at the beginning. I rather get both quest trophies in one playthrough.
Title: Re: Daily Update: What did you do in your Star Ocean games today? [SPOILERS]
Post by: Someddrnoob on February 24, 2010, 12:38:59 AM
Game: Star Ocean: The Last Hope International

5 words: Armaros Manifest and Comet Impact.



Game: Star Ocean: The Last Hope International

Did a ton of Private Actions and wasted all ~760,000 Fol I had on buying several things. Looking forward to the rest of the area because Stab the Sword of Justice plays ;D
Title: Re: Daily Update: What did you do in your Star Ocean games today? [SPOILERS]
Post by: izhars on February 25, 2010, 05:06:57 PM
Game: Star Ocean: Last Hope International

Finally got motivated to beat this game on Galaxy, but I can't see myself beating Universe or Chaos-difficulties anytime soon. Good game overall :)

Instead I plan to start a new save on Earth-diffuclty to start getting some trophies. I really need a checklist for beginning part, so I don't miss on quests and recipes. Plus getting certain battle trophies should be easier on Earth.
Title: Re: Daily Update: What did you do in your Star Ocean games today? [SPOILERS]
Post by: pprincess on February 25, 2010, 05:52:41 PM
So, I take it that the trophies, monster data and ship data all carry over from one game to the next, as they do on Xbox? Earth Mode would indeed be the easiest for some trophies, particularly Faize's because he's not a powerful mage nor really a powerful tank, more of a generalist I'd say. Also too, any of Sarah's and Lymle's would probably be easier too on Earth Mode.

I know that some bosses are harder in the PS 3 version, but if it's any consolation, or challenge to you, I can say I watched our member rinimt beat the most difficult version of the most difficult post game boss live, via ustream, on Universe Mode.
Title: Re: Daily Update: What did you do in your Star Ocean games today? [SPOILERS]
Post by: izhars on February 25, 2010, 06:32:10 PM
Hehe, yep, all Collectable data carries over. I don't know about difficulty of Xbox-version, but I didn't find any main storyline boss particularly hard on Galaxy. Even the final boss was more time-consuming than tough.

And yeah, I picked up Earth for keeping my sanity while acquiring certain battle trophies. :D I always have Universe unlocked if I ever get bored, though.
Title: Re: Daily Update: What did you do in your Star Ocean games today? [SPOILERS]
Post by: MegaFun on February 26, 2010, 05:51:49 PM
@PP: I take
So, I take it that the trophies, monster data and ship data all carry over from one game to the next, as they do on Xbox? Earth Mode would indeed be the easiest for some trophies, particularly Faize's because he's not a powerful mage nor really a powerful tank, more of a generalist I'd say. Also too, any of Sarah's and Lymle's would probably be easier too on Earth Mode.

I know that some bosses are harder in the PS 3 version, but if it's any consolation, or challenge to you, I can say I watched our member rinimt beat the most difficult version of the most difficult post game boss live, via ustream, on Universe Mode.


I take it you mean
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if so that's impressive. XD I've already cleared Cave of the Seven Stars (sans Gabriel) at the moment and will now mess with duplication and synthing before going for Gabriel Celeste. Then I'll tackle WD and after I'm done with all that I'll start a Universe playthrough (I actually found Galaxy challenging enough, so Universe would be really challenging for me XD). That is, if FF13 isn't out yet.

In the long run, I might actually platinum... no, scratch that. All 900 battle trophies is nothing short of tedious. =.=
Title: Re: Daily Update: What did you do in your Star Ocean games today? [SPOILERS]
Post by: pprincess on February 26, 2010, 07:09:14 PM
Yes, Megafun you are right about what I meant  :P

You can check out rinimt's videos on YouTube since she recorded that battle and pretty much all the game. She has the same name on there.
Title: Re: Daily Update: What did you do in your Star Ocean games today? [SPOILERS]
Post by: izhars on February 27, 2010, 07:18:47 AM
You don't even have to complete the game to transfer collection from one save to new one.. so yah, pretty good.
Title: Re: Daily Update: What did you do in your Star Ocean games today? [SPOILERS]
Post by: Someddrnoob on February 27, 2010, 07:21:53 AM
It's how I was able to fill up the missing Cardianon Mothership data. Thankfully I have a save just before the Cardianon Mothership so I could get the data, save, and reload my current file.

I did that for the Phantoms Fight for Edge's Ambush trophies.



Game: Star Ocean: The Last Hope International

Just entered the final area of the game, and got Sarah's Jump 2000 times trophy along with a ton of Arumat's.
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What. The. Hell.

I might've lost all my trophy data PERMANENTLY because PlayStation Network is down. EVERYONE is having the same problem, as when I tried to open up Star Ocean: The Last Hope International, the game won't load trophy data, forcing you to quit and remove any Star Ocean 4 trophies in your Trophies section.


Got the 75% Battle Trophies Trophy today, and got them while farming Arumat's consecutive battles without healing trophies + Defeat 100 enemies with HP less than 5% trophy at the same time.
Title: Re: Daily Update: What did you do in your Star Ocean games today? [SPOILERS]
Post by: izhars on March 01, 2010, 08:48:32 PM
Game: Star Ocean 4: The Last Hope International

I'm all fine, since I got slim PS3.. it only happens in most of older models. Either way, started the second save for Earth.

Right now I am at Cardianon Mothership at the first save point of Control Tower. Is there a good area to work for Bacchus' mechanical enemies kills/robotics drops or should I just move on?
Title: Re: Daily Update: What did you do in your Star Ocean games today? [SPOILERS]
Post by: Someddrnoob on March 03, 2010, 08:04:39 AM
Game: Star Ocean: The Last Hope International

Got Bacchus's Godslayer, Sarah's Sunflare and Lymle's Trinity Blaze from holy light chests, got 50% Battle Trophies for Edge and am slowly going after the chests needing Darkness Ring. I accidentally forgot to go for the one near the end of the game for Myuria's final spell.

All I need to do now is prepare for the Cave of the Seven Stars and do Colosseum/Bunnies.

Title: Re: Daily Update: What did you do in your Star Ocean games today? [SPOILERS]
Post by: MegaFun on March 06, 2010, 04:05:01 PM
Game: Star Ocean: The Last Hope International

Maxed out levels to 200 (only Edge has the cap removed for now) and maxed out Gil too (lol 8000 hits of Black Hole Sphere). Started Wandering Dungeon and got up (or down?) to floor 8. Armaros Manifest II gave me HELL. I was only trying to find Santa for his Tri-Emblems though, so I went back out afterwards to save. Gonna experiment with synthing for now. ^^
Title: Re: Daily Update: What did you do in your Star Ocean games today? [SPOILERS]
Post by: Someddrnoob on March 14, 2010, 10:08:16 AM
Game: Star Ocean: The Last Hope International

Wow, where do I start for today?

I got Edge's Deal exactly 5,555 points of damage trophy, Sarah's 4,444 and 5,555 Jumps trophies. I also got the 100% treasure trophy and completed all the shop orders before Santa.

I synthesized a ton of gear to prepare for Gabriel Celeste, the only boss I have left in the Cave of the Seven Stars.

Honestly, I'm not sure what to synthesize, with these changes into EXP/Fol % factors and Potent status seeds/Faeries of status percentages being nerfed as well.
Title: Re: Daily Update: What did you do in your Star Ocean games today? [SPOILERS]
Post by: pprincess on March 14, 2010, 11:28:20 AM
All the EXP/Fol percentages did in the Xbox version was to shorten up the leveling period and gain more cash quickly to buy the super expensive stuff from Santa. I think doing the colosseum solo will do about the same thing as well as the Cave too. I didn't bother with the super high stuff, but I did make a LOT of cards and food. Food especially helped the main attackers and of course the pies for Sarah or whatever they are to keep the boss away from her are the best things. I made beef dishes as much as possible for Meracle and kept her well fed. I guess I spent more time with the food rather than the synthing weapons as a way to keep people fighting. I just got Meracle way too far ahead and catching up the others was a bit daunting.
Title: Re: Daily Update: What did you do in your Star Ocean games today? [SPOILERS]
Post by: Someddrnoob on March 15, 2010, 09:19:04 AM
Game: Star Ocean: The Last Hope International

Defeated Gabriel Celeste today! I was also very lucky and got the kill shot with Meracle and got both of her Gabriel Celeste trophies ;D

Also defeated Ashlay as well with Edge, but he was harder! Well, only without synthesized gear I'm guessing.
Title: Re: Daily Update: What did you do in your Star Ocean games today? [SPOILERS]
Post by: izhars on March 16, 2010, 06:10:51 AM
Congrats! Have fun in the second post-game dungeon :D
Title: Re: Daily Update: What did you do in your Star Ocean games today? [SPOILERS]
Post by: Someddrnoob on March 16, 2010, 07:17:53 AM
That's what I'm preparing for right now, and my goal is to get 100% of the monster data that I can do and get Gabriel into 6-Wing form.
Title: Re: Daily Update: What did you do in your Star Ocean games today? [SPOILERS]
Post by: izhars on March 16, 2010, 03:34:57 PM
I haven't been playing around with Colosseum too much yet, but how much Ashlay gives percents when killed each time? I read his monster jewel is good or synthesizing.
Title: Re: Daily Update: What did you do in your Star Ocean games today? [SPOILERS]
Post by: Someddrnoob on March 16, 2010, 06:36:49 PM
15% each time he's defeated.

Just defeated Gabriel Celeste in his 4-Wing form, using the other party and Rush Combo tactic.
Title: Re: Daily Update: What did you do in your Star Ocean games today? [SPOILERS]
Post by: izhars on March 17, 2010, 07:43:22 PM
Game: Star Ocean 4: The Last Hope International

Been dedicating this second playthrough to get more battle trophies for Faize. Just finished the Phantom-fight...

I'm having trouble with getting Edge's Ambush-trophies here. No matter from which ambush I start using Edge as MC, I can't get his battle trophies; I never changed him out of control :/

In fact, even in Cardianon Mothership at the battle with three ambushes, I couldn't get the BT for Edge, even though I had him as MC during whole duration of the battle.

Well I'm only looking forward to remove level cap, not interested in 100% BTs.
Title: Re: Daily Update: What did you do in your Star Ocean games today? [SPOILERS]
Post by: Someddrnoob on March 19, 2010, 12:03:22 AM
Game: Star Ocean: The Last Hope International

Got 100% of Ashlay's monster data today, and got the Win 100 Class 100 Bunny Races trophy.
Title: Re: Daily Update: What did you do in your Star Ocean games today? [SPOILERS]
Post by: Shadow Gilgamesh on March 19, 2010, 12:17:56 AM
game:SO3

gonna try the game on 4-D :o
my first try on this level
Title: Re: Daily Update: What did you do in your Star Ocean games today? [SPOILERS]
Post by: Someddrnoob on April 15, 2010, 09:45:03 AM
Time to make a new post.

Quest for Platinum is going pretty slowly.

I have 100 more Robotics drops until Bacchus gets his 255 Robotics item drops Battle Trophy. After that, he needs 3 more Battle Trophies till 100% (Deal exactly 32,768 points of damage, Deal exactly 65,536 points of damage, Use Emergency Repairs 256 times)
Title: Re: Daily Update: What did you do in your Star Ocean games today? [SPOILERS]
Post by: izhars on April 15, 2010, 07:57:11 PM
Good luck. Drops are pretty tedious to get and his damage is quite luck-oriented too. Emergency Repairs should be a relief, since you have previous BTs for it as well.

Haven't played this game for a while, because of Final Fantasy XIII, but I will pick it up again. I hope to get overall trophies to 50% at some point :P
Title: Re: Daily Update: What did you do in your Star Ocean games today? [SPOILERS]
Post by: Someddrnoob on May 20, 2010, 06:19:25 AM
Defeated Kokabiel with Faize alone. Reaping Spark really wrecked her.



Opened up my Universe File on Star Ocean: Second Evolution... before Krosse

Trying to get Sword of Marvels + another worthy weapon at once, which is proving to be difficult (I've been getting other great combinations but no Sword of Marvels :-\)
Title: Re: Daily Update: What did you do in your Star Ocean games today? [SPOILERS]
Post by: Shadow Gilgamesh on May 31, 2010, 03:51:16 PM
okay this was tecnicly yesterday, but i forgot to post it

got my ass handed to my OVER and OVER and OVER! by the final boss of SO3 in 4-D mode >:(
Title: Re: Daily Update: What did you do in your Star Ocean games today? [SPOILERS]
Post by: Someddrnoob on June 28, 2010, 07:53:07 AM
Meh, my PS3 Slim decided to freeze Star Ocean 4, making me lose a lot of Ornithology drops for Meracle.



New update: Well, I'm playing Star Ocean 4 again, taking a break from Faize- ahem... Fai Ze- ahem... Bai Ze grinding in The Last Remnant. I'm going to farm the rest of Meracle's drops and get her 100% in Battle Trophies before I head to China.
Title: Re: Daily Update: What did you do in your Star Ocean games today? [SPOILERS]
Post by: DragonSLAYER45 on July 07, 2010, 10:55:04 AM
Now that I'm about done with everything in Final Fantasy XIII, I decided to play the International version of SO4 again. I stopped playing after beating the final boss so right now, I'm taking on the Undying Dragon to get the Darkness Ring for the Cave of the Seven Stars. Reimi, Sarah, Bacchus and Meracle are all Level 75, and everyone else is Level 70. (I just love grinding on the Forsaken Beasts) I have about 30% of the battle trophies for each character.

I have a save file before the Phantom fight. With the Clear Data, I took Faize along for the rest of the game. I don't feel like starting the game over again just to get him, nor do I have the time.

I really need to start playing this more again. I'm starting to get really rusty with the controls.
Title: Re: Daily Update: What did you do in your Star Ocean games today? [SPOILERS]
Post by: Someddrnoob on July 10, 2010, 03:46:18 PM
Well, I should at least have posted my Star Ocean 3 progress.

I've gotten to the point where Roger is first met, oh my god he annoys the hell out of me >:(
Title: Re: Daily Update: What did you do in your Star Ocean games today? [SPOILERS]
Post by: Ally on July 13, 2010, 10:31:54 PM
I just realized how quick those Lizard enemies on Lemuris can kill Lymle very quickly at her low starting level on high difficulties. I had to control her but she ended up dying anyway when she was casting a spell, which broke my Bonus Battle Board, which made me mad.
Title: Re: Daily Update: What did you do in your Star Ocean games today? [SPOILERS]
Post by: DragonSLAYER45 on July 23, 2010, 10:49:29 AM
Beat Gabriel Celeste 6-Wings and rose to the top of the Colosseum Team Battle matches. Also gained the Ship Savant trophy for collecting all spaceship data. Going for the Wandering Dungeon now, just need to find a clear schedule to do it! All characters are also Level 200 until I reach 50% of battle trophies (I love you Metal Scumbags  :P)
Title: Re: Daily Update: What did you do in your Star Ocean games today? [SPOILERS]
Post by: Ally on July 24, 2010, 10:50:15 AM
My current signature pretty much labels my current status in Star Ocean 4. OMG, the monsters on Nox Obscurus are a handful. I shall begin my rant on a few things...

I nearly died in a battle against those Phantom Soldiers (Can't remember their real name. They are the same as the Phantom Soldiers though). I escaped because I ended up using all 5 of my Resurrection Units and I had to run back to the Calnus to make more....

The Cardianon monsters aren't too pretty either. I just hate how I got ambushed by them and only got through with two characters still alive.  Who invented Myuria's AI? They need to be fired. How many times do I have to tell her that attacking with her staff is a no-no!? Myuria, you aren't built for the front lines. Stay back next to Lymle and stay casting spells with her before I jump into the game and exchange you for Arumat.

Well... I wouldn't actually. You are the only character besides Sarah who has a resurrection spell. >_>  /rant
Title: Re: Daily Update: What did you do in your Star Ocean games today? [SPOILERS]
Post by: Nevfx on July 26, 2010, 01:43:11 AM
My current signature pretty much labels my current status in Star Ocean 4. OMG, the monsters on Nox Obscurus are a handful. I shall begin my rant on a few things...

I nearly died in a battle against those Phantom Soldiers (Can't remember their real name. They are the same as the Phantom Soldiers though). I escaped because I ended up using all 5 of my Resurrection Units and I had to run back to the Calnus to make more....

The Cardianon monsters aren't too pretty either. I just hate how I got ambushed by them and only got through with two characters still alive.  Who invented Myuria's AI? They need to be fired. How many times do I have to tell her that attacking with her staff is a no-no!? Myuria, you aren't built for the front lines. Stay back next to Lymle and stay casting spells with her before I jump into the game and exchange you for Arumat.

Well... I wouldn't actually. You are the only character besides Sarah who has a resurrection spell. >_>  /rant

OMG I agree with you 100%!!

Im shouting at the screen "WHAT?! Why are you there? Get back and dish out some spells you stupid girl!"
Title: Re: Daily Update: What did you do in your Star Ocean games today? [SPOILERS]
Post by: Ally on July 27, 2010, 01:27:40 AM
Hmm... I did not know that you could fight the Undying Dragon before the final boss. I guess all the game needs is to detect a clear save file on the PS3. So I just went straight for the Cave of the Seven Stars... even though I could have fought the final boss for the Universal Victor trophy... eh.
Title: Re: Daily Update: What did you do in your Star Ocean games today? [SPOILERS]
Post by: Nevfx on July 27, 2010, 10:26:05 PM
Can you really?!
Title: Re: Daily Update: What did you do in your Star Ocean games today? [SPOILERS]
Post by: Someddrnoob on July 30, 2010, 05:14:30 AM
Yeah, I think it's an International balancing fix they did there, Ally.



Wow, I got over 100+ Zoology drops with Sarah today.

I will try to finish hers off on Sunday, since I'm busy tomorrow.

I only need her 255 Zoology drops and her Satanail trophies.



Well, had time today, some plans rescheduled. Got all of Sarah's trophies, so she's at 100% BTs :3



Star Ocean: Till the End of Time

Went through Aires Hills, restarting my playthrough.
Title: Re: Daily Update: What did you do in your Star Ocean games today? [SPOILERS]
Post by: Hikagesan on February 02, 2011, 09:06:25 PM
SO3: defeating the 'Reigning Champions' at the Gemity battle arena prior to going after Luther in the Spiral Tower. my battle party of Fayt, Cliff, & Maria are at level 110.
Title: Re: Daily Update: What did you do in your Star Ocean games today? [SPOILERS]
Post by: Natural82 on July 19, 2011, 11:32:44 PM
SO4: I beat the grigori on the cardianon ship 4 times for 100% data. got 8 battle trophies for Edge.  I have 100% monster data on every monster up until this point.  I'm on track to get the quest, and spaceship trophies.  man going for platinum is a long hard grind. 
Title: Re: Daily Update: What did you do in your Star Ocean games today? [SPOILERS]
Post by: Someddrnoob on July 24, 2011, 01:54:26 AM
I've got the Platinum on Star Ocean 4, if you need anything, you can PM me.

mIRC is easier, I'm usually on there, on ASephiroth or rinimt's channels on UStream.

One thing people underestimate is BEAT: S. So useful.
Title: Re: Daily Update: What did you do in your Star Ocean games today? [SPOILERS]
Post by: Natural82 on July 25, 2011, 11:24:11 PM
question do you have to get 100% on every monster for the monster trophy in SO4
Title: Re: Daily Update: What did you do in your Star Ocean games today? [SPOILERS]
Post by: DragonSLAYER45 on July 26, 2011, 03:18:57 AM
I'm pretty sure fighting every monster once will suffice.
Title: Re: Daily Update: What did you do in your Star Ocean games today? [SPOILERS]
Post by: Someddrnoob on July 26, 2011, 06:17:03 AM
Yeah, I don't have 100% on all the monsters, so only once for each monster.

Wow, I really do need to play the Star Ocean games again...
Title: Re: Daily Update: What did you do in your Star Ocean games today? [SPOILERS]
Post by: Natural82 on July 27, 2011, 04:35:19 AM
thanks, now i feel like i wasted my time.
Title: Re: Daily Update: What did you do in your Star Ocean games today? [SPOILERS]
Post by: Spee on September 01, 2011, 02:44:32 AM
I've started up Star Ocean 3 about a week ago, just to have something to play the last few weeks of summer vacation. Got up to Moonbase and this is the first time I've ever done this, I left Peppita behind. The fact that the Daughter of the Beast Tamer is the last BT I have yet to acquire for the Urssa Cave Temple scenario was kind of bugging me.

Now I need to figure out who is going to take her place, Roger or Albel. >_> Anyone want to recommend who I should take?
Title: Re: Daily Update: What did you do in your Star Ocean games today? [SPOILERS]
Post by: DragonSLAYER45 on September 02, 2011, 12:01:16 AM
Personally, I think it's a matter of preference. Which of the two do you like more in battle? If you want my recommendation, just take either one. Neither of them are honestly not that great, especially post game wise.