Friday, November 21, 2014

Day #560 Recap

Current Game(s): Final Fantasy X-2, Final Fantasy XI

Current Play Time(Final Fantasy X-2): ~138:00
Current Play Time(Final Fantasy XI): ~183:00
Total Play Time - 1,349:34 (+)

Current Game Overs(FF X-2) - 10
Current Deaths(FF XI) - 51
Total Game Overs: 72

Where I Currently Am(FF X-2):  Just gotta go beat Vegnagun again. (100% Complete, Bestiary *100*% Complete)

Where I Currently Am(FF XI): Windurst Mission 6-2! Of course... gonna need to do some levelling...(Current Levels RDM 84/DNC 42(50)... BLM 50... THF 30)

Stuff Did Today (FF X-2): Tied up a bunch of loose ends, all of which were in my save file from my first playthrough.

First, I did a max combo... which is 99 hits. Got that trophy. Next trophy, have a hit of 99,999 damage. Next, switch dresspheres with everyone in one fight... yawn. Use Bribe 30 times... okay... get a matched dice roll... sweet... Win a Blitzball match... ah crap.... but done.

Stuff Did Today (FF XI): None

Status & Notes: 

So, all the trophies I needed to get from the main game of X-2... is now done. I literally only have 2 things left to do. Beat the game again so I get the bonus ending... and then move on to Last Mission... sweet!

Let me go into a bit how I actually did all the trophies... the trick with the 99-combo attack is you need an opponent who has a ton of HP and gets stunned my regular attacks... then obviously you just chain Trigger Happy until you get to 99. The best enemy to do this on is Almighty Shinra... hands down. Enough about that.

There's 2 ways of doing 99,999 damage. You can either be VERY sure you've never escaped from a battle, equip the THE END Garment Grid, and go through gates until you unlock the Finale move... if you've never escaped from battle this will hit for a guaranteed 99,999... if not... have a Level 99 Paine be in Mascot... have her Nonpareil herself up to 10 bonus strength boosts... make sure she can break damage limit... have someone else as a songstress use Dirty Dancing to guarantee a crit, and then hit a weak enemy...(Coyote or something like that)... with Cactling Gun. This is really your best chance of making it to 99,999. Might take a couple of tries, but you'll get it.

For the dice trophy... just keep using Two Dice as a Lady Luck... you've got a one in six chance of matching numbers... enough said. Bribe 30 times... just keep bribing for one gold... the bribe doesn't have to work for it to count towards the trophy.

Blitzball... well, I can say they've improved things alot since the PS2 version...If I hadn't played the game for like 150 hours already, I might get into it... the fact is though, that the Creature Creator just renders the game useless... To get the trophy... just train I guess as you normally would... there's some guides that can help you with that... and keep playing the Kilika Beasts in exhibition matches... it'll take a few tries, but you'll win eventually. Oh yeah, make sure you stay on the Top Down view... makes the game speed by...

So, yeah, the next day I get some FF X-2 time... we'll just go and hit the ending... and that'll be all wiht that!!! Bout time wouldn't you say???

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Day #559 Recap

Current Game(s): Final Fantasy X-2, Final Fantasy XI

Current Play Time(Final Fantasy X-2): ~138:00
Current Play Time(Final Fantasy XI): ~183:00
Total Play Time - 1,349:34 (+)

Current Game Overs(FF X-2) - 10
Current Deaths(FF XI) - 51
Total Game Overs: 72

Where I Currently Am(FF X-2):  Tieing up the last few loose ends (100% Complete, Bestiary *100*% Complete)

Where I Currently Am(FF XI): Windurst Mission 6-2! Of course... gonna need to do some levelling...(Current Levels RDM 84/DNC 42(50)... BLM 50... THF 30)

Stuff Did Today (FF X-2): Learned ALL the Blue Bullet spells!

Stuff Did Today (FF XI): More grinding... hit Level 84!!! Yay...

Status & Notes: 

Okay, so that was interesting. Learning ALL the Blue Bullet spells.  What are some of the tough ones... well. The hardest is certainly Cry in the Night. Can ONLY learn it from Oversouled Mega Tonberry.. and only when it is at critical HP. Not the easiest thing when you're at kind of mid levels with only Gun Mages. Thankfully, I learned MOST of these in the Fiend Arena. This is good because you can literally just kill yourself off after learning the move.. which REALLY helps with Supernova... best way to learn that one is to unlock Paragon in the arena and then hope it uses Big Bang on you... this teaches you Supernova for some reason. Don't know why, but it all works. The only Blue Bullet I didn't learn in the Fiend Arena was Fire Breath... for some reason, I could never get that team to even show up in the tournament... ah well, was easy enough to learn out in the thunder plains.

VERY exciting news today. Square Enix announced two new Android/iOS Final Fantasy games... the first one is Final Fantasy Legends which looks to be some kind of Radiant Historia esque Final Fantasy game... looks to be decent... of course it pales in comparison to what is behind Door #2...

Final Fantasy Brave Exvius... oh... I can't..... WAIT... for this one. How the heck Square Enix and Alim managed to team up is beyond me, but this is going to be AWESOME!!! For those of you don't know... Brave Frontier is THE best Free to Play RPG that exists on Android/iOS... hands down. They are a team that puts out more content than would really seem possible and have managed to do it with a great level of customer service, and without making a game that is reliant on its microtransactions... if they can carry all this over into a game with the full breadth of the Final Fantasy Universe behind it... well...  it could be completely awesome. Should be completely awesome....

and what about agito, is that still coming??? 3 Final Fantasy games on Android/iOS in Early 2015??? We will see!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Day #558 Recap

Current Game(s): Final Fantasy X-2, Final Fantasy XI

Current Play Time(Final Fantasy X-2): ~138:00
Current Play Time(Final Fantasy XI): ~183:00
Total Play Time - 1,349:34 (+)

Current Game Overs(FF X-2) - 10
Current Deaths(FF XI) - 51
Total Game Overs: 72

Where I Currently Am(FF X-2):  Chapter 5... in NG+! (100% Complete, Bestiary *100*% Complete)

Where I Currently Am(FF XI): Windurst Mission 6-2! Of course... gonna need to do some levelling...(Current Levels RDM 82/DNC 41(50)... BLM 50... THF 30)

Stuff Did Today (FF X-2): None

Stuff Did Today (FF XI): More grinding... hit Level 82!!! Yay...

Status & Notes: 

Oh Network TV... why must you go on break around Thanksgiving... you're messing me up in trying to finally finish up X-2!!!! So... yeah, had to settle for a Vana'diel only day... and of course I'm still not really doing too much other than levelling... since as I've said... I've already got 2x exp and max GoV exp going right now, so why waste it? My goal is to hit 85 and probably cap the XP in there... get the 10 Merit Points I need and get my cap set all the way to 95. I'll just need to go get (maybe) a rare drop from somewhere, but shouldn'r really be too big of a deal at all. With any luck maybe I can get close to this today.

Also, hopefully, I'll be able to get back into X-2 today and get some more done there... but I'm really not holding my breath at that right now.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Day #557 Recap

Current Game(s): Final Fantasy X-2, Final Fantasy XI

Current Play Time(Final Fantasy X-2): ~138:00
Current Play Time(Final Fantasy XI): ~183:00
Total Play Time - 1,349:34 (+)

Current Game Overs(FF X-2) - 10
Current Deaths(FF XI) - 51
Total Game Overs: 72

Where I Currently Am(FF X-2):  Chapter 5... in NG+! (100% Complete, Bestiary *100*% Complete)

Where I Currently Am(FF XI): Windurst Mission 6-2! Of course... gonna need to do some levelling...(Current Levels RDM 80/DNC 40(50)... BLM 50... THF 30)

Stuff Did Today (FF X-2): Went into the desert and dug up some parts... and then headed over to Djose Temple and found out that apparently Experiment levels carry over into NG+... yay like almost 2 hours of wasted time... FTL. Anyway, took on the Experiment and learned Annihilator for everyone... 1 Blue Bullet down... 15 to go.

Stuff Did Today (FF XI): More grinding... hit Level 80!!! Yay...

Status & Notes: 

So, I'm an idiot disease strikes again. Should've really just taken a look over at Djose Temple and would've saved me a ton more time, which I could've spent running tournaments to unlock the teams I'll need to get the various Blue Bullets. I can CONFIRM for a fact that you need to face the teams from Fiend Arena in tournaments again to be able to get them in your list... I've tried that one already...

So, yeah, confirming that's the next thing I'm going to be doing... getting all the Blue Bullets... then I'll probably head back to my old file to do alot of the other trophies I need... since I'm already Level 99 there... unless I manage to grind that high that I don't need to... we'll see.

Over in Vana'diel... still not a lot happening... I grinded up to 80.... I may even grind higher... maybe do the next level cap or something... I already have my GoV at max xp, and 2x exp is still in effect, so why waste it?

Monday, November 17, 2014

Day #556 Recap

Current Game(s): Final Fantasy X-2, Final Fantasy XI

Current Play Time(Final Fantasy X-2): ~138:00
Current Play Time(Final Fantasy XI): ~145:00
Total Play Time - 1,311:34 (+)

Current Game Overs(FF X-2) - 10
Current Deaths(FF XI) - 51
Total Game Overs: 72

Where I Currently Am(FF X-2):  Chapter 5... in NG+! (100% Complete, Bestiary *100*% Complete)

Where I Currently Am(FF XI): Windurst Mission 6-2! Of course... gonna need to do some levelling...(Current Levels RDM 78/DNC 39(50)... BLM 50... THF 30)

Stuff Did Today (FF X-2): None

Stuff Did Today (FF XI): Back in the Oubilette, murdering some hounds and haunts... made it up to RDM 78, not too shabby

Status & Notes: 

Not a whole lot to talk about here... just another levelling day... actually made some decent progress. One thing I don't understand... alot of posts I've read when talking about levelling via trust in XI say that they should go kill Bloodsuckers at some point. I really don't understand how that could be more efficient than killing Hounds and Haunts...

Let me explain. You have to kill 9 Bloodsuckers to get the Ground Valor reward... this is really your main source of EXP in doing this. You only have to kill 5 hounds and 1 haunt for a total of 6 kills. The kills for hounds are quicker than killing the bloodsuckers. (Haunts are really about the same). Hound kills are also just alot easier than bloodsucker kills. Sure there are MORE bloodsuckers... and they tend to group more, but really if you're the only one camping Hounds/Haunts, there's really enough that you're not going to have downtime... okay I've had a *slight* amount of downtime once or twice, but honestly it is negligible... also, the Garms really give about as much XP/kill as a bloodsucker... so you're not getting any more XP from going this way... I really don't get it...

I mean unless you have some method of AoE or something maybe... anyway, today we're definitely going to hit Level 80... hopefully we'll also get started on the Chapter 5 stuff in X-2... you know... digging and what not.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Day #555 Recap

Current Game(s): Final Fantasy X-2, Final Fantasy XI

Current Play Time(Final Fantasy X-2): ~138:00
Current Play Time(Final Fantasy XI): ~145:00
Total Play Time - 1,311:34 (+)

Current Game Overs(FF X-2) - 10
Current Deaths(FF XI) - 51
Total Game Overs: 72

Where I Currently Am(FF X-2):  Chapter 5... in NG+! (100% Complete, Bestiary *100*% Complete)

Where I Currently Am(FF XI): Windurst Mission 6-2! Of course... gonna need to do some levelling...(Current Levels RDM 76/DNC 38(50)... BLM 50... THF 30)

Stuff Did Today (FF X-2): None

Stuff Did Today (FF XI): Ajiro-Marujido was heading down to Full Moon Fountain... but first he needed us to activate the magic tower of Sarutabaruta. We headed down there and the Cardians gave us a bit of a rude welcome. Four of them attacked as soon as the tower was activated. We disposed of them easily enough... and then decided to see what Ajido-Marujido was up to.

We used our new Rhinostery Certificate and headed into Toraimorai Canal. Deep within, we found a a metal door... and behind that was Full Moon Fountain. What lay within was basically a black lake... not a good omen. However, the Star Sibyl's guard showed up to arrest Ajido Marujido...

We were summoned by the Star Sibyl, and apparently we were in some trouble too. Our punishment was to work for Windurst in appeasing the Yagudo. They hold a tournament every so often pitting warriors of Windurst against warriors of the warriors of the Yagudo. They win... we have to pay them more... not good. So, we headed deep into Giddeus and found the battleground... where... we got our butts handed to us... grr...

I then decided to take my mind off things with a little exploring, heading into the Sanctuary of Zi'tah and into Ro'Maeve to pick up some warp points... adn then with a sigh... back into Bostianeux Oubliette...

Status & Notes: 

So, finally a mission done, and of course on to the next. Mission 6-2... very similar to 6-1 in the fact that you have to fight 4 things at once. This one is quite a bit harder. 4 Yagudo... a summoner, a ninja, a samurai, and a white mage... walk into a bar... but no, seriously. Of course, I did this as it looks above... as a RDM/DNC... However, this might have been a bad choice. Black Mage, you see, has access to Sleepga... which in a four on one fight... can be quite useful as you may guess. So, we'll be trying that out soon... however, first I think I'm going to gain a couple of levels. Should be able to make it to Level 80 easily enough.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Day #554 Recap

Current Game(s): Final Fantasy X-2, Final Fantasy XI

Current Play Time(Final Fantasy X-2): ~138:00
Current Play Time(Final Fantasy XI): ~145:00
Total Play Time - 1,311:34 (+)

Current Game Overs(FF X-2) - 10
Current Deaths(FF XI) - 50
Total Game Overs: 72

Where I Currently Am(FF X-2):  Chapter 5... in NG+! (100% Complete, Bestiary *100*% Complete)

Where I Currently Am(FF XI): Windurst Mission 6-1. Time to get back on track.(Current Levels RDM 76/DNC 38(50)... BLM 50... THF 30)

Stuff Did Today (FF X-2): Made it back to Chapter 5 finally! Hooray! Now we can start doing what we really need to. Took a quick look at Calm Lands... surprisingly it looks like I can actually get myself up to Rank 5 there and still get the Episode Complete... maybe... might be worth me looking in to.

Stuff Did Today (FF XI): Finished my Levelling... finally... and it was back to Red Mage. Decided to start my plot work WAYYY back before I had made it through the Three Mage Gate. That's right, we're back to the Purple Ribbon. This led me deep into Garlaige Citadel where I located the bones of the previous owner. Giving it the Ribbon made a.... rather unfriendly Lich appear. We defeated it and checked the bones again... and found a Blue Ribbon on it instead! We returned to the Rhinostery to report our findings.

We returned and apparently there's some kind of crisis within the Toraimarai Canal... something about starmites... they want me to kill some of them and bring the shells. To do so they gave me the Rhinostery Certificate.... this would allow me direct access to the canals through Windurst Walls.

Status & Notes: 

Yay!!! On two counts... not only have we FINALLY finished the sidejob levelling in XI... but we've finished ALL the pretenses in NG+ of X-2.. back to Chapter 5 where all the magic can happen... and by magic I mean digging... lots of digging. Unfortunately, it looks like I'm going to be stuck in Vana'diel for the next couple days.

Over there, thankfully, the levelling is complete, and I can continue with some actual plot. I chose the Purple Ribbon quest to start out with, because I'd like easy access into Toraimarai Canal... it is alot easier than going through the whole ruins thing to get to the Three Mage Gate.... and we'll need it for a lot of the missions coming up.

So, again, today, I think we're only going to have XI time... in which case I'd like to get through my first mission in quite some time.