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Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Reply #645 on: April 09, 2014, 08:40:00 PM »


I still have not done the dodging because it hurts my eyes too much to concentrate on it for so long... maybe I should dim it like you said. I heard muting it is good too so the sound doesn't throw you off. This is gonna be one of the last things I do haha.

I always thought this was the easiest and fastest minigame. Providing you use the lighting-always-hits-the-same-place trick. I don't think it took much more than 5 minutes.

I found it pretty easy too, though 5 minutes is very generous. I think the lightning only strikes every 5 seconds or so, which would mean a little over 15 minutes without messing up.

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« Reply #646 on: April 09, 2014, 10:54:33 PM »
Usually, the internal clock has its own battery. Sounds like that battery is dead.

That makes sense, allthough looking at my saves that'd mean it has been dead for many years. Wait, what if the 360 doesn't have a battery for stuff like that? I guess that'd explain it.

I'd venture a guess that the battery has been dead for 8 years and 138 days. :V


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Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Reply #647 on: April 09, 2014, 11:17:59 PM »
Dragon Force - Yeeeeeah I misunderstood the mechanics and I think I need to restart and not screw up levelling up/awarding my dudes this time. Also I'm wondering how much of the unique general chatter was in the original game, and how much Working Designs added.

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Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Reply #648 on: April 09, 2014, 11:58:53 PM »
Tried dodging bolts for like 20 minutes. I really suck at this. I've literally done every other minigame, but this one I always struggle with. I tend to freak out after awhile and miss one because I can't concentrate. Did reset the blitzball data and the sigil was the first prize for the league so now I need to go recruit my players and get this bad boy.

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Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Reply #649 on: April 10, 2014, 12:15:08 AM »
Tried dodging bolts for like 20 minutes. I really suck at this. I've literally done every other minigame, but this one I always struggle with. I tend to freak out after awhile and miss one because I can't concentrate. Did reset the blitzball data and the sigil was the first prize for the league so now I need to go recruit my players and get this bad boy.

Is just resetting it easier?  I probably shouldn't recruit players for more than 10 games then...

And try my little prep list, Blace.  It still took a few attempts, but I managed, and when I was on a roll, I think I managed 250 before I got struck (it kinda sucks there's no trophy popup for when you hit that #...)

Dim the TV, turn on the lights (I went the full mile and put on sunglasses too), and hit up that cheat crater.  Find a "recognizable patch" that you know when to just press 'x' on before you even see/hear the bolt or that flash happening. 
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Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Reply #650 on: April 10, 2014, 12:33:04 AM »
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« Reply #651 on: April 10, 2014, 01:43:14 AM »
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« Reply #652 on: April 10, 2014, 09:25:10 AM »
Tried dodging bolts for like 20 minutes. I really suck at this. I've literally done every other minigame, but this one I always struggle with. I tend to freak out after awhile and miss one because I can't concentrate. Did reset the blitzball data and the sigil was the first prize for the league so now I need to go recruit my players and get this bad boy.

Is just resetting it easier?  I probably shouldn't recruit players for more than 10 games then...

And try my little prep list, Blace.  It still took a few attempts, but I managed, and when I was on a roll, I think I managed 250 before I got struck (it kinda sucks there's no trophy popup for when you hit that #...)

Dim the TV, turn on the lights (I went the full mile and put on sunglasses too), and hit up that cheat crater.  Find a "recognizable patch" that you know when to just press 'x' on before you even see/hear the bolt or that flash happening. 

Resetting the data is easier for the league prizes, yeah. Save before you do it and make sure the prize you want is there before saving over the file because you'll lose your players and levels for nothing. I got all the reels for Wakka and his weapon before resetting the data. Probably the easiest way. You can also save on before your 10th league match and if you don't like the prize just reset the system and beat the match again until the right prize pops up, but I didn't want to keep re-beating a match because I'm sick of blitzball at this point.

As for dodging bolts, how can you tell when to press X without waiting for the light or sound? I tried counting out seconds in between strikes and it was varying between 5-12 seconds which is very inconsistent. I was in that crater you mentioned.

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Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Reply #653 on: April 10, 2014, 10:22:14 AM »
If I remember correctly, I didn't even use any special crater, I just walked to the area just past Rin's shop, waited for the flash of light (not the sound, that's too late) to press X, walked forward a bit so I wouldn't zone after too many jumps, and just repeated that until I counted out 200. It really is simpler than both of you are making it. Except for the brightness, I can understand that getting to some people.
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« Reply #654 on: April 10, 2014, 12:17:40 PM »
I guess I just don't have the patience for it. I get antsy and start freaking out when the strikes are taking forever. I tried on my Vita last night to no avail. Not sure whether to do it on the Vita or PS3.

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Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Reply #655 on: April 10, 2014, 12:50:35 PM »
Tried dodging bolts for like 20 minutes. I really suck at this. I've literally done every other minigame, but this one I always struggle with. I tend to freak out after awhile and miss one because I can't concentrate. Did reset the blitzball data and the sigil was the first prize for the league so now I need to go recruit my players and get this bad boy.

Is just resetting it easier?  I probably shouldn't recruit players for more than 10 games then...

And try my little prep list, Blace.  It still took a few attempts, but I managed, and when I was on a roll, I think I managed 250 before I got struck (it kinda sucks there's no trophy popup for when you hit that #...)

Dim the TV, turn on the lights (I went the full mile and put on sunglasses too), and hit up that cheat crater.  Find a "recognizable patch" that you know when to just press 'x' on before you even see/hear the bolt or that flash happening. 

Resetting the data is easier for the league prizes, yeah. Save before you do it and make sure the prize you want is there before saving over the file because you'll lose your players and levels for nothing. I got all the reels for Wakka and his weapon before resetting the data. Probably the easiest way. You can also save on before your 10th league match and if you don't like the prize just reset the system and beat the match again until the right prize pops up, but I didn't want to keep re-beating a match because I'm sick of blitzball at this point.

As for dodging bolts, how can you tell when to press X without waiting for the light or sound? I tried counting out seconds in between strikes and it was varying between 5-12 seconds which is very inconsistent. I was in that crater you mentioned.

This Crater.  It's in the south half (use the minimap in the video). It consistently BOLTS in that one area as you approach the crater (I had to do bigger circles around it than the guy in the video....dunno why).  With that consistent bolt, I was able to perfectly time and predict when each bolt was coming.  No fuss.
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« Reply #656 on: April 10, 2014, 01:02:01 PM »
Tried dodging bolts for like 20 minutes. I really suck at this. I've literally done every other minigame, but this one I always struggle with. I tend to freak out after awhile and miss one because I can't concentrate. Did reset the blitzball data and the sigil was the first prize for the league so now I need to go recruit my players and get this bad boy.

Is just resetting it easier?  I probably shouldn't recruit players for more than 10 games then...

And try my little prep list, Blace.  It still took a few attempts, but I managed, and when I was on a roll, I think I managed 250 before I got struck (it kinda sucks there's no trophy popup for when you hit that #...)

Dim the TV, turn on the lights (I went the full mile and put on sunglasses too), and hit up that cheat crater.  Find a "recognizable patch" that you know when to just press 'x' on before you even see/hear the bolt or that flash happening. 

Resetting the data is easier for the league prizes, yeah. Save before you do it and make sure the prize you want is there before saving over the file because you'll lose your players and levels for nothing. I got all the reels for Wakka and his weapon before resetting the data. Probably the easiest way. You can also save on before your 10th league match and if you don't like the prize just reset the system and beat the match again until the right prize pops up, but I didn't want to keep re-beating a match because I'm sick of blitzball at this point.

As for dodging bolts, how can you tell when to press X without waiting for the light or sound? I tried counting out seconds in between strikes and it was varying between 5-12 seconds which is very inconsistent. I was in that crater you mentioned.

This Crater.  It's in the south half (use the minimap in the video). It consistently BOLTS in that one area as you approach the crater (I had to do bigger circles around it than the guy in the video....dunno why).  With that consistent bolt, I was able to perfectly time and predict when each bolt was coming.  No fuss.

Holy shit I was doing the wrong one. I'm excited to go home and try this now. Thanks Dice!

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« Reply #657 on: April 10, 2014, 03:25:20 PM »
Is Rune Factory 4 worth picking up? I have very little experience with Harvest Moon, though I do enjoy that aspect of simming and such.

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« Reply #658 on: April 10, 2014, 07:58:09 PM »
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« Reply #659 on: April 10, 2014, 09:13:04 PM »
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