Chrono Trigger Holiday Challenge

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Re: Chrono Trigger Holiday Challenge

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Re: Chrono Trigger Holiday Challenge

Post by Valigarmander » Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:05 am

crono is ded

So my team is finally all together. I didn't do too much grinding, but I have Marle at level 33, Lucca at 32, and Ayla at 34. Marle and Ayla are working on learning their final techs, while Lucca has two more to go.

I'm feeling pretty good about my team, although I've noticed one big flaw: I have no multi-healing techs. Without Crono, Frog or Robo in my party for double techs, the only healing techs I can use are the three Marle has and the one Ayla has. I'll be stuck relying on Lapides and Megalixirs for total party healing. Other than that, I think I'm pretty well covered.

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Re: Chrono Trigger Holiday Challenge

Post by Marilink » Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:15 am

Nice work. Are you going to resurrect Crono or no? I’ve never not resurrected him, so I don’t remember whether or not it’s necessary for the Sun Stone and Rainbow Shell quests.

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Re: Chrono Trigger Holiday Challenge

Post by Valigarmander » Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:25 am

I'm pretty sure it's not necessary, and there's nothing worth grabbing on Death Peak, so I'll probably skip it entirely.

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Re: Chrono Trigger Holiday Challenge

Post by Marilink » Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:37 am

I suppose if you're planning on doing the Black Omen, then you don't really need the experience from it, either.

You gonna get the Green Dream? Doesn't take too long, but it would be an accessory slot taken up.

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Re: Chrono Trigger Holiday Challenge

Post by Valigarmander » Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:54 am

I don't think I'll need the Green Dream, but I might do that quest anyway so I can buy Vigil Hats for everyone. For accessories I was planning on giving Lucca the Prism Specs and Ayla the Sun Shades (both Sun Stone quest), and giving Marle the Gold Stud (Trann Dome) so she can focus on healing.

For armor, I'm going to aim for the Prism Dress (Rainbow Shell quest) for Marle, Zodiac Cape (Giant's Claw) for Ayla, and Taban Suit for Lucca. I can Charm a second Prism Dress from Queen Zeal, so once I do that I'll give that to Lucca.

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Re: Chrono Trigger Holiday Challenge

Post by Marilink » Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:03 am

Ah, your party gives you access to Twin Charm or whatever it’s called, that’s nice.

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Re: Chrono Trigger Holiday Challenge

Post by smol Kat » Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:38 pm

oh yea so for those of you who missed my stream Thursday, I mostly remembered the beginning of the game but also durdled a bit. So far, so good. Haven't played since the stream; also, per my status on Twitch I have to take a break from streaming because jury duty.

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Re: Chrono Trigger Holiday Challenge

Post by Valigarmander » Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:47 pm

I killed Magus. Because I could.

Dino Tail is absolutely beastly. Ayla's health doesn't even need to be that low for it to start doing four digit damage. And Marle is completely broken as a healer with the Gold Stud equipped (Cure 2 costs 1 MP, Life 2 costs only 4). Finished Fiona's sidequest and got some nice hats for my girls. Also did the Sun Stone quest. Son of Sun was a joke with two Ruby Armors and a Taban Suit.

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Re: Chrono Trigger Holiday Challenge

Post by Marilink » Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:40 pm

Does Dino Tail scale off of Strength?

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Re: Chrono Trigger Holiday Challenge

Post by Valigarmander » Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:00 pm

I can't seem to find any info on that, except that it's a physical rather than magical attack.

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Re: Chrono Trigger Holiday Challenge

Post by smol Kat » Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:35 pm

the merrye misadventurese of JIMBO et al continue in about half an hour!
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Re: Chrono Trigger Holiday Challenge

Post by Marilink » Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:57 pm

Nice, I’ll tune in when I get home!

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Re: Chrono Trigger Holiday Challenge

Post by smol Kat » Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:05 am

Faffed about some more, had minor technical problems getting that STUPID RAT (shoutouts to Squeege for being good at video games) and crash landed at the end of time :o

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Re: Chrono Trigger Holiday Challenge

Post by Valigarmander » Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:30 am

Did you know you can Charm Megalixirs from the Fossil Apes you encounter all throughout Giant's Claw? Most of the enemies there drop Lapides as well. I think I have my multihealing/MP-replenishing issues covered. Rust Tyrano and Yakra XIII were complete pushovers.

Onto the Black Omen and the final battle now.

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Re: Chrono Trigger Holiday Challenge

Post by smol Kat » Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:52 pm

wow haven't played in a while so to rectify that I'll be streaming from 9p to 1a EST tonight
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Re: Chrono Trigger Holiday Challenge

Post by Marilink » Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:21 pm

Nice! I’ll see if I can stop by

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Re: Chrono Trigger Holiday Challenge

Post by Valigarmander » Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:36 am

Beat the game.

Black Omen wasn't bad at all. Lucca was absolutely obliterating everything; Flare would do over 2000 damage per cast to almost every enemy encountered. Keeping her MP up wasn't a problem since I had a huge supply of Ethers and Elixirs saved up. Marle's healing abilities were already overkill, so I dumped all of my Magic Tabs on Lucca. And with the Speed Tabs I found/Charmed, I was able to max out everyone's speed stat. By the end, Ayla's power stat was nearly maxed as well. Zeal wasn't any trouble with all the Megalixirs I had, and Hallation was just an invitation for Ayla to use Dino Tail.

Going into Lavos, I had Marle at level 46 with a Prism Helm, Prism Dress, and Gold Stud; Lucca at level 45 with a Safe Helm, Prism Dress, and Prism Specs; and Ayla at level 47 with a Safe Helm, Zodiac Cape, and Sun Shades. I had Marle focus on healing/buffing during the final fights, while Lucca cast Flare and Ayla used physical attacks. None of Lavos's initial forms were difficult (although his Nizbel form took annoyingly long to kill thanks to having no lightning-elemental techs). His second form's Laser Beams attack was a little scary since it took a huge chunk of health from Lucca and Ayla, but it was nothing a Megalixir couldn't fix. The final form's Dreamless would utterly kill Lucca and Ayla, but once I finally remembered I had Shields and Barriers in my inventory the fight became a total breeze. Lucca dealt the final blow with a Flare.

Got the "Crono is still dead" ending for the first time. :cool:

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Re: Chrono Trigger Holiday Challenge

Post by smol Kat » Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:04 am

oh oops yeah I streamed and then I couldn't figure out what I was supposed to do plot-wise so I'll fix my mistakes tonight and hopefully will have time to stream tomorrow...? (it's my Friday...that'd be nice~)

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Re: Chrono Trigger Holiday Challenge

Post by Marilink » Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:21 pm

Congrats, Val!

^That section of the game has some ambiguous plot triggers. There’s a Mountain Range you can enter that’s on the Southern Peninsula (south of Zenan Bridge)—I’d say head in that direction.

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