Current Play Time(Final Fantasy X-2): ~101:00
Current Play Time(Final Fantasy XI): ~125:00
Total Play Time - 1,254:34 (+)
Current Game Overs(FF X-2) - 8
Current Deaths(FF XI) - 38
Total Game Overs: 71
Where I Currently Am(FF X-2): Chapter 5, Bikanel Digging... (93% Complete, Bestiary 96% Complete)
Where I Currently Am(FF XI): Windurst Mission 5-2. Grinding up some levels a bit... then time to take down the Shadow Lord! (Current Levels RDM 73/THF 30)
Stuff Did Today (FF X-2): Made my way to the bottom of Via Infinito. Here, we discovered Paragon... he looked a lot like Ultima Weapon and Omega Weapon... except not. Anyway, we fought him for a little and then an old guy showed up and suplexed him like a train!!! Wait, no, that was a
So... Trema takes a while to kill... but he's a lot easier to kill than
Next we headed back to the arena to capture Paragon and Trema... no need to train... (anything anymore)... however, we need SP traps to catch anything else we need... and they're kind of annoying to get... I'll go over it more later.
Next, we headed to Mushroom Rock Road... and we are finally able to head into the Den of Woe with all those Crimson Spheres we've collected along the way.. Paine is finally ready to face her past... so in we go... there's really not a lot in here,,, in the back, we find... a lot of pyreflies. Apparently this is one of those areas where the pyreflies fuse with memories... kind of like Macalania Lake back in the original FF X. So, obviously, it is the despair of Shuyin that has taken shape here, and was what caused the Crimson Squad to kill each other. No one had survived until Baralai, Nooj, and Gippal... so Shuyin decided to possess Nooj.
The pyreflies got to all of us, so I had to shoot down Paine and Rikku... and then the pyreflies took the spahe of the Crimson Squad guys so we shot them down too... yawn... for our efforts we got some stuff... including a new ability for the songstress. Paine and the rest of the girls finally put together what we knew months ago, that Shuyin went from Nooj to Baralai...
Finally, we headed back to the arena to farm some more SP traps so we can catch the crimson squad guys... we're still working on this.
Stuff Did Today (FF XI): Just grinded a bit... up to RDM 73
Status & Notes:
So, some progress made in X-2 today. I'm literally down to 6 more creatures to catch in the Arena including the NG+ only ones... sweet! Plus, I finished Via Infinito and Den of Woe. Basically, a whole lot of story... including why the crimson squad members went their separate ways and why Paine has been journeying with the Gullwings. Yay... not really.
So, the LAST thing I have to do in Creature Creator is basically play tournaments over and over until I get a bunch of SP traps... the last bunch of guys can only be caught with them, 2 of them can only be caught in New Game +. The last guy you get for catching the rest of them... if that makes any sense.
So, Trema is really pretty easy with all the Iron Dukes... unlike Chac, you can really just go in as whatever and kill him. You could use a healer though... so, there's some strategy... I guess. I went with Gunner, Dark Knight, Alchemist. Gunner for Table-Turner... Dark Knight for Darkness, and Alchemist because it's pretty much the best healer in the game...
So, yeah, once I capture the Crimson Squad guys, we'll move on to Bikanel where we can finally do some digging without it possibly messing up the 100% run. Then, it'll be on to just pick up the last few Garment Grids we can get in this playthrough, and we can finally go finish the game... yay...