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1336  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bravely Default: Flying Fairy on: February 15, 2014, 12:22:49 PM
This game is much harder than I was expecting. Started it last night and the ogres in random battles in the second dungeon with the black mage were tearing me apart so I had to go and do some grinding. I was level 5 and now I'm level 9 so hopefully it is a little bit easier. I know I could put it on easy, but it hurts my ego :P
Brave x4 and wreck them before they attack you. So many people don't bother going red on brave, it's completely worth doing though.

I've yet to bother with salve maker aside from just grinding it out for freelancer power up. My current squad is a spirit master with white magic, pirate with dark arts, vampire with ninjutsu, and templar with chivalry. My spirit master can cast level 1 cure on my whole team and heal over 5k per character. My pirate can use pretty much any dark art for near max damage. Vampire can absorb stats and just spam any attack, but I mostly use him for supplementary stuff like stealing with thief knife or debuffing enemies. Templar....well, that's just my laugh at damage person ( she clears 425 defense now, most attacks do 1 damage). The best thing about my set up is using adaptation on everyone on my spiritmaster and then spamming dark nebula on my pirate, everyone takes max dark damage, but adaptation gives my allies absorb elemental status, so free heals. It's ridiculously op.


I love this game.
1337  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: "X" by Monolith on: February 14, 2014, 12:22:28 PM
Well, you could tell yourself your Wii is getting old, and if you're going to replace it, you might as well buy a Wii U?

(And then hook up your GameCube again because Cube games are awesome and the system itself is the cutest console ever.)
Sorry, I don't do cute,I want a sexy system, and that position has been filled by the ps3 for the longest time....til now. Ps4 has my attention for being the sexiest machine around.

I really hope this finds it way to playstation...I really don't see this doing well on wii u and thus resulting in a huge decline in popularity.
1338  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: "X" by Monolith on: February 14, 2014, 12:21:31 AM
I refuse to spend money on a wii u knowing full well it's going nowhere fast, even if this game looks badass.
1339  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: February 13, 2014, 03:39:40 PM
Glad to hear you're doing well, clueless. I hope it stays that way.

So my last 3 weeks have been gym-less due to bad weather followed by their own renovations which lead to building inspectors shutting them down. What was hoped to be a few days of arguing is now a 6 month closure while they re-aquire permits. I am seriously pissed now, since every other option for a gym is a minimum 3 mile distance away and means either I walk an hour making every workout a 3 hour endeavor, I wait for a friend and drive which leaves me relying on him (he's incredibly flaky), or I take public transportation, which will increase the cost of working out substantially (5 bucks a day, on top of 30-40 bucks a month for the new memberships). This is REALLY sucky.
1340  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bravely Default: Flying Fairy on: February 13, 2014, 11:01:21 AM
Yes, that crystal boss in chapter 3? Totally evil. A super AoE attack that anybody at lvl. 44 can barely survive on Default? I should have overleveled at that keep.
It's physical based I think, so protects go a long way there. That guy was a pissant for me too, so don't feel bad.
1341  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bravely Default: Flying Fairy on: February 12, 2014, 07:07:24 PM
I also just arrived in Florem and it's around this time that my desire to see nothing but checkmarks in the tutorial quest log, and my desire to pay as little attention to the "social" elements in the game are starting to clash.

I don't get the Norende weapon shop.  Half of it is waaaaayy too expensive and it doesn't balance out in how much it benefits your stats.  One item is like 18,000 pg and raises my atk power by about 20.
This is more like old rpgs, small stat bonuses give actual payoffs. A 20 point attack boost can give like 500 damage to attacks, and a 20 int boost is pretty freaking huge.

Code:
I blewed up a crystal
...and it was good.
1342  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bravely Default: Flying Fairy on: February 12, 2014, 01:52:29 PM
Just beat the vampire, everyone's level 83. I was cheap and had everyone sub ninja for utsusemi casting and turn tables for free bp. Pushover fight that way.
Jesus man, I was less than half that at that stage of the game on hard mode. Where did you even grind? Guessing it was around the world map where you go for chapter 4 but it must have taken forever.
I was just outside of everlast tower. Had a pretty solid method for it. I had my 3 melee types circulating between a job I wanted leveled for them and a job that either had S or A in daggers or was ninja, gave em acrobatics for sub, and boosted attack as high as possible along with double falcon knives. The one guy who would be my workhorse would double crescent moon and everyone else would either do an area attack of just vanilla attacks to clean up. Fights lasted 3 seconds while I watched tv. Growth Egg helped tremendously though, was getting 600 jp off the 6 pack of those little root looking monsters (and 6k exp). Once I wisened up and bought 3 alarm earrings to stop getting enemy first strikes, I was swimming in jp and level ups. Been playing too much ffxi and ffxiv, grinding is fairly second nature to me, so I'm not easily bothered.


To be fair, I went from 50 to 83 this morning, so take that as you will.
1343  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bravely Default: Flying Fairy on: February 12, 2014, 01:31:34 PM
Just beat the vampire, everyone's level 83. I was cheap and had everyone sub ninja for utsusemi casting and turn tables for free bp. Pushover fight that way.
1344  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bravely Default: Flying Fairy on: February 11, 2014, 08:22:24 PM
Chapter 4 has had me regretting being so predisposed to 4x speed. I get impatient watching things happen and before you know it, WHOOPS my whole party ate 4 uninterrupted thundagas and died. Of course, then I switcb my tactics a tad and spend 3 dungeons on auto fight again because I beat the competition (in this case, ninja with 2 falcon knives spamming crescent moon off valkyrie for instant wins). Right up to the Gigas Lich, I've smoked every fight first round....except for the triceratops looking baddies in everlast tower...they've ruined my 1 turn bonus every time. Now I'm fighting a series of dragons around the world map for access to the last class quest and they're ruining my damn life. I've resorted to the cheapest abuse for wins, lots of utsusemi and ramparts. I feel dirty not just plowing through battles with regular hits.
1345  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bravely Default: Flying Fairy on: February 11, 2014, 10:54:08 AM
So it seems that a number of abilities are mistranslated. Like completely opposite to how they're described,such as more money and master thief. Way to go, SE :(
1346  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bravely Default: Flying Fairy on: February 10, 2014, 11:22:34 PM
Rob Blind for doubles, of course!

Holy fuck I stopped leveling too soon, shit is kicking my ass now. Fights are easy enough, but enemies do ridiculous damage to me. Even trash random encounters are 2 shotting me, and aside from two handed on pretty much all melee users and Agnes as my mage, all my gear is pretty standard. If I whiff an attack round I pretty much guarantee someone eats it generally. Bosses are frightening now, if I don't prep well or watch for counter abuse, I die quick. Swordmaster fight....jeez every round I got nailed by a counter for at least 1500 health. Definitely exciting now, to say the least.

Just got ninja btw....evil times now.
1347  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bravely Default: Flying Fairy on: February 10, 2014, 06:12:56 PM
No puzzles is kinda sad. Boring layout, drab backrounds....doesn't really scream groundbreaking.

Got my first streetpass hit today. I was all OH SNAP!
1348  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: February 10, 2014, 04:54:11 PM
My gym got shutdown for permit violations 2 weeks ago. I am incredibly depressed.
1349  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bravely Default: Flying Fairy on: February 10, 2014, 03:00:33 PM

Speaking of kicking ass, omg Ranger. First job I maxed out, and with the support ability precision, I'm landing 4k crits on enemies. It's ungodly. Forget it if it's flying, it roughs out to a 7k hit on crit. Amazing output.

Ranger is great early game but falls down later. Angel bow is great until chapter 4
I'm using a gale bow right now, and I switched to thief just to play with bows more (on tiz).


Just fought the fire temple boss...took a few tries cuz I didn't actually go tactical, just blew attacks. That does not work on him, fair warning.
1350  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bravely Default: Flying Fairy on: February 10, 2014, 01:38:56 PM
I can safely say that not ALL of the quests are easily noticed. I almost missed the salve maker because I didn't walk up a set of stairs in chapter 3...and now I'm worried I may be missing ninja as well. Chapter 3 seems like its hell bent on throwing you off if you don't search adequately.

Quick heads up to everyone with money issues and merchants. The support ability "More Money" does not stack in any way. 4 merchants, 2 merchants and 2 others using the support ability...no way does it work. The description is bogus, and according to what I read, it DOES stack with items that boost money received. Granted I can't test it yet, but in case you're like me and trying to amass huge amounts of pg, leveling all of your party as merchants is a massive waste of time.

Continuing in updates, for you monk users, check back on your equipment frequently. You can quickly level up past the best claws available and not realize it, actually nerfing your attack power by not being bare handed. I lost about 20 attack using bastet claws when I realized it and saw a massive boost when I took them off. Friendly warning to anyone who is getting mad at monk, it really kicks ass.

Speaking of kicking ass, omg Ranger. First job I maxed out, and with the support ability precision, I'm landing 4k crits on enemies. It's ungodly. Forget it if it's flying, it roughs out to a 7k hit on crit. Amazing output.
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