Friday, September 19, 2014

Day #497 Recap

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

Current Play Time(Final Fantasy X-2): 64:05
Current Play Time(Final Fantasy XI): 32:18
Total Play Time - 1,114:57

Current Game Overs(FF X-2) - 4
Current Deaths(FF XI) - 4
Total Game Overs: 67

Where I Currently Am(FF X-2): Time to Finish Chapter 3! (57% Complete, Bestiary 65% Complete)

Where I Currently Am(FF XI): Windurst Mission 2-3

Stuff Did Today (FF X-2): Ex-Crimson Squad down!!!!! Ha ha aha ha!!! Yes, finally took down the Ex-Crimson Squad and then proceeded to farm the Youth League Cup a few times and get myself *4* Shmooth Shailings... which I proceeded to feed to my Chocobo and Battlesnake

Stuff Did Today (FF XI): Finished my Chocobo!!! Also, got the items I needed for my Jeuno and Bastok Mog house exits...

Status & Notes: 

So clearly, the method of beating Ex-Crimson Squad was to Vegeta it... think about it for a sec... maybe go look at my setup...  still no??? Okay, fine, I had to get my HP OVER 9000!!!!! That and train my guys to use Vigor... alot... yeah, it takes training... weird little AI system. Basically, the key is just to heal heal heal... and the more max HP you have the more Vigor will heal... that said, this fight still sucks and is a real test of attrition. I had characters die multiple times and had to rely on Full-Life... but the key is that Nooj runs on a set script... Lightfall -> Greedy Aura -> Fireworks -> Attack -> Lather,Rinse,Repeat.... So, make sure everyone's HP is over 5000 before Lightfall. Luckily Fireworks misses alot and you can temper some of the other damage by manipulating your stars... ugh, I still hate it.

The fact is... this fight is SO much harder than ANY other fight in that cup that I'd pretty much recommend looking at the tournament and if Ex-Crimson Squad is there just running away and re RNGing the tournament... it will be quicker than actually doing this fight. Will this change with Chapter 5 items and Garment Grids??? Maybe...  but if I wanted to farm any more right now... this is the strategy I'd go with.

Anyway, today we will be taking on Windurst Mission 2-3... and the first boss battle... interesting... and we will definitely have some X-2 play time where we'll be back with YRP finishing up Chapter 3!!!! Woohoo!!!

Other things to talk about... Square Enix has been front and center at the Tokyo Game Show. The new FF XV demo looks pretty awesome... the bigger news seems to be the release of the FF XIII series on Steam... now I already own XIII and XIII-2 for PS3... and I'm honestly not sure what system I will be playing these on. It may be worth it to just pick up the Steam versions to play it portably... it also makes me wonder how long until Square Enix just starts releasing everything on Steam along side the console versions..,. Also, hearing VERY good things about Theatrythm: Curtain Call... can't wait to get to that game... though it is a WAYS away... anyway, until tomorrow!

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