Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Day #596 Recap (Final Fantasy XI)

Current Game(s): Final Fantasy XI

Current Play Time(Final Fantasy XI): 232:34 +
Total Play Time - 1,443:04 +

Current Deaths(FF XI) - 53
Total Game Overs: 72

Where I Currently Am(FF XI): Windurst Mission 9-2!
Current Levels: RDM 95/DNC 47(50)... BLM 50... THF 30
Current skill levels/Desired skill levels:
Sword(324/335) +
Elemental(325/315) +
Enfeebling(336/361) +
Healing(180/305) +
Dark(211/255) +
Enhancing(236/341) +

Stuff Did Today (FF XI): Did some more levelling... really finished up what I'm going to do in the Crawler's Nest

Status & Notes: 

I don't know why I didn't do this first thing today, but I did not. So, really, I'm not going to fill in values, since if I do, I just won't have any advancement tomorrow... will say, though, that I'm pretty much ready to move on. I'm going to take care of the last limit break quest first, and then move on to the last Windurst Mission. I'll let you know how that's going tomorrow.

So, race update. Crumps finally beat Crisis Core today... but, oh wait, he still has to go and beat Minerva. I'm kind of annoyed I'm not going to be able to watch him go through those missions tomorrow and realize how hard they're going to get... he still does not really know how materia fusion works... and there's no way he's getting to Minerva without it... Cereth is currently Speedrunning FF VII. Yeah, he's using Slots on Cait Sith which basically lets you one shot all the bosses if you're good at it... seems kind of cheap...

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Day #595 Recap (Final Fantasy XI)

Current Game(s): Final Fantasy XI

Current Play Time(Final Fantasy XI): 232:34
Total Play Time - 1,443:04

Current Deaths(FF XI) - 53
Total Game Overs: 72

Where I Currently Am(FF XI): Windurst Mission 9-2!
Current Levels: RDM 95/DNC 47(50)... BLM 50... THF 30
Current skill levels/Desired skill levels:
Sword(324/335)
Elemental(325/315)
Enfeebling(336/361)
Healing(180/305)
Dark(211/255)
Enhancing(236/341)

Stuff Did Today (FF XI): Got a lot of Enfeebling levels in today... up to 336 there. Also finally hit Level 95 for RDM. I think it will be time soon to start farming some Seasoning Stones.

Status & Notes: 

Going to just talk about the race a little bit today. So, it is very painful to watch people play a game in this kind of setting when they really don't understand the basic mechanics of the game. Case in point. Cereth has been on Crisis Core for a couple of days now. He's been playing it in Hard Mode... blind... yeah, and he knows nothing about combining materia or anything like that. Ugh... oh yeah, he was going through the game without really even grinding. I will say, impressively he HAS made it up to the end of the game... and now he actually is starting to grind a little bit and run some missions... but... man... I couldn't even imagine how difficult it would be to make it all the way to Minerva on Hard Mode... I may have to try that sometime..... not anytime soon mind you...

Anyway, Crumps is on Crisis Core as well... not EXACTLY sure where he is. I believe he was heading out to Nibelheim... but of course... he IS going after Minerva... so that will certainly eat up some time.

Oh, administrative note. I didn't get to test out my FF XII rom... and I left my controller at work... so that's going to have to wait until at least tomorrow. Also, going to be a bit of a light day today. Getting some necessary Christmas chores out of the way today.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Day #594 Recap (Final Fantasy XI)

Current Game(s): Final Fantasy XI

Current Play Time(Final Fantasy XI): 229:42
Total Play Time - 1,440:12

Current Deaths(FF XI) - 53
Total Game Overs: 72

Where I Currently Am(FF XI): Windurst Mission 9-2!
Current Levels: RDM 94/DNC 47(50)... BLM 50... THF 30
Current skill levels/Desired skill levels:
Sword(319/335)
Elemental(325/315)
Enfeebling(316/361)
Healing(179/305)
Dark(207/255)
Enhancing(233/341)

Stuff Did Today (FF XI): Kind of a light day... plus a bad death on a funguar really limited my growth... ugh... anyway... still pretty close to 95. We'll get there today.

Status & Notes: 

Alright, so I'm just going to talk about what I have coming up soon. I do believe today, I'm going to start doing some testing making sure I'm all set to go on FF XII. I will absolutely still be playing this in conjunction with XI. Once I hit 99, I'm going to be moving very quickly through alot of the missions in the game pretty quickly, so I may as well make the most of that.

For XII I will be playing the International Zodiac Job System version of the game... which I've never played through, and has never been given an official english translation. Which is why I want to take a couple days to do some tests to make sure the rom I have of the game works completely correctly. I'm interested in playing this version of the game which restricts the abilities of characters a bit more. Why? Well, when I gave myself the same restrictions in FF VI, I definitely found the game more enjoyable. It's nice to have a direction to build your characters, and sometimes the restrictions really help with that.

Race update time!!! Cereth has gotten through Midgar and the Shinra building and took out Bahamut Fury... so he's up to Chapter 6 in Crisis Core... Crumps is just finishing up the floating continent... seriously at this very second he's just waiting for Shadow..,. now the interesting thing is once Crumps gets to Crisis Core... one of his donation goals was to fight Minerva.... yeah, there's really no quick way of doing that... I think Cereth will get through Hard Mode MUCH quicker then Crumps will get through all the missions...

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Day #593 Recap (Final Fantasy XI)

Current Game(s): Final Fantasy XI

Current Play Time(Final Fantasy XI): 228:32
Total Play Time - 1,439:02

Current Deaths(FF XI) - 52
Total Game Overs: 72

Where I Currently Am(FF XI): Windurst Mission 9-2!
Current Levels: RDM 94/DNC 47(50)... BLM 50... THF 30
Current skill levels/Desired skill levels:
Sword(316/335)
Elemental(324/315)
Enfeebling(310/361)
Healing(179/305)
Dark(206/255)
Enhancing(233/341)

Stuff Did Today (FF XI): More levelling and skillups... yawn... but wait! We hit Level 94, and I moved on to killing Dancing Jewels and Olid Funguars... using the strategy I talked about yesterday, and it' worked well. Up to about 35k/53k exp towards 95.

Status & Notes: 

So, I'm done with levelling Elemental for now, and any work I'm doing is going towards Enfeebling, I should easily hit 95 soon, and I may even take some time to learn some Merit point stuff. Will probably be a couple days before I move on to either taking down the final Windurst mission, or at least getting into the last level cap mission.

Now, for the interesting stuff, the race... Well, Cereth is getting lots of Patreon money and practically has met all of his realistic goals already.... right now he is up to Crisis Core which he is playing in Hard Mode and he is up to the attack on the Shinra building. Might take a while, I don't know how hard  that is... Crumps2 is making up a little time... I guess.... he's about 1/2 way through Mystic Quest right now... with still VI to go before he gets to Crisis Core.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Day #592 Recap (Final Fantasy XI)

Current Game(s): Final Fantasy XI

Current Play Time(Final Fantasy XI): 225:23
Total Play Time - 1,435:53

Current Deaths(FF XI) - 52
Total Game Overs: 72

Where I Currently Am(FF XI): Windurst Mission 9-2!
Current Levels: RDM 93/DNC 46(50)... BLM 50... THF 30
Current skill levels/Desired skill levels:
Sword(307/335)
Elemental(323/315)
Enfeebling(292/361)
Healing(178/305)
Dark(204/255)
Enhancing(232/341)

Stuff Did Today (FF XI): Different day... same stuff... yeah, I know, sorry for the boringness.

Status & Notes: 

So, I came up with an idea for how I'm going to get to the next difficulty level of enemies here. That is, the Dancing Jewel and Olid Funguar. Really, the issue is the Olid Funguar, because as I said, they do like 1000 damage with their special attack to my tank. Really, this is dealable. The damage is completely able to be healed through, but you certainly want to end the fight as soon as possible. My elemental skill is basically at cap, so I should be able to chain elemental spells to just kill it quickly. Will probably go ahead and do that once I hit 94. I'm only a out 12k exp from it.

Over in the race... we still have some separation... I THINK Crumps finally finished FF V... currently Cereth is in the World of Ruin in FF VI... in Gogo's cave I think. It is all pretty interesting to watch, lemme tell you. If you're not watching it, you should be.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Day #591 Recap (Final Fantasy XI)

Current Game(s): Final Fantasy XI

Current Play Time(Final Fantasy XI): 222:34
Total Play Time - 1,433:04

Current Deaths(FF XI) - 52
Total Game Overs: 72

Where I Currently Am(FF XI): Windurst Mission 9-2!
Current Levels: RDM 93/DNC 46(50)... BLM 50... THF 30
Current skill levels/Desired skill levels:
Sword(296/335)
Elemental(298/315) +
Enfeebling(286/361) +
Healing(177/305) +
Dark(200/255) +
Enhancing(231/341) +

Stuff Did Today (FF XI): More Crawler's Nest fun... tried out the Dancing Jewel's and Olid Funguars... and I got ROCKED when two Olid Funguars joined up on me... yeah... that was no fun.

Status & Notes: 

Okay, so, note to self... Olid Funguars hit REALLY REALLY hard... okay, well not physically, but they have an AoE which deals 400 damage to some people and 1000 damage to my tank... yikes! Yeah, I did kill a couple, but unfortunately, I learned that they will link with each other, and that was just not happening.  So, back to killing the other stuff, which unfortunately is not giving me chain exp anymore... but really, its the skills I'm caring about right now... so yeah.

So, race news... Crumps2 I guess is playing FF V blind... its going swimmingly let me tell you... he just opened up the void... and is going in without any weapons... or speed-running strats. Cereth took a short day yesterday... got into FF VI, though I can't say as of now exactly where he stopped. Maybe I'll update this when he starts up... I have to update my skills up there anyway.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Day #590 Recap (Final Fantasy XI)

Current Game(s): Final Fantasy XI

Current Play Time(Final Fantasy XI): 220:34
Total Play Time - 1,431:04

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

Where I Currently Am(FF XI): Windurst Mission 9-2!
Current Levels: RDM 92/DNC 46(50)... BLM 50... THF 30
Current skill levels/Desired skill levels:
Sword(291/335)
Elemental(278/315)
Enfeebling(282/361)
Healing(176/305)
Dark(198/255)
Enhancing(230/341)

Stuff Did Today (FF XI): Continued down in the Crawler's Nest... lots of skill ups gotten, and lots more needed.

Status & Notes: 

So, yeah, keeping track of my skillups there. What I have there is actually only what it would take to hit the caps for Level 90... which is certainly very easily reachable with what I'm fighting now. I had a very good day, where I really had a simpler time taking down things than I did the previous day. I guess hitting Level 92 made a big difference for some reason. I got myself very close to Level 93... at some point, either at 93 or maybe at 94, I'm going to switch over to killing Olid Funguars and Dancing Jewels... basically Level 93-96 enemies instead of 91-93. Why? Well, for one, it will let me continue to level at a decent pace using chain bonuses. Secondly, higher level enemies usually means more skillups. If I hit level 95, my current cap, before I finish skilling up, we'll see if I just continue skilling up, or get ahead and start farming the items I need for the last level cap fight.

Over in the race... well, we've finally had some separation. Cereth did a pretty crazy speed run of FF V(snes version... boo) and launched himself ahead... then today, he finished up Mystic Quest in about 10 hours... which I mean, is going to be about what its going to be. So, now he's up to FFVI(snes version again... boo), and picking up Sabin as I type this. Crumps, well he's stuck somewhere in FF V... can't say exactly where.