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Re: VGF Four Job Fiesta: Third Time's the Charm

Posted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:24 pm
by Valigarmander
I'm always playing those pianos. :cool:

Re: VGF Four Job Fiesta: Third Time's the Charm

Posted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:31 pm
by smol Kat
liveblogging about my run in s1x's stream chat nbd

11:22KatTheBard: BRB CHEESING GARULA
11:22KatTheBard: PRAY FOR MY WATER CLASS
11:22KatTheBard: HOPE I GET A GOOD ONE

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11:30KatTheBard: a r e y o u h e c k i n g k i d d i n g m e
11:30KatTheBard: i rolled
11:30KatTheBard: I ROLLED
11:30KatTheBard: THIEF
11:30KatTheBard: FOR MY **** WATER JOB
11:30KatTheBard: I HATE MY LIFE

Four Job Fiesta Summary
Val - 1. Knight 2. Time Mage 3. Bard 4. ???
ML - 1. ??? 2. ??? 3. ??? 4. ???
Kat - 1. Monk 2. Thief 3. ??? 4. ???
X-3 - 1. Black Mage 2. ??? 3. ??? 4. ???
Squeege - 1. ??? 2. ??? 3. ??? 4. ???

Re: VGF Four Job Fiesta: Third Time's the Charm

Posted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:55 pm
by Valigarmander
oooooof

sorry

Re: VGF Four Job Fiesta: Third Time's the Charm

Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:22 am
by smol Kat
EDIT:

12:21KatTheBard: soooo
12:21KatTheBard: good news guys
12:22KatTheBard: i got bodied by jackanapes and somehow failed to save any time after Garula
12:22KatTheBard: so I'm going straight to the Job Fair

Re: VGF Four Job Fiesta: Third Time's the Charm

Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:52 am
by Valigarmander
Probably a smart idea.

During my run last year, Thief stopped being worth it around Walse Tower.

Re: VGF Four Job Fiesta: Third Time's the Charm

Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:00 am
by smol Kat
Considering I nearly rerolled something last year, I figured I'd better just take this second chance that RNGenis and my own stupidity have given me :lol:

Re: VGF Four Job Fiesta: Third Time's the Charm

Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:21 am
by Marilink
Thief sucks. Sorry kat. Probably the worst in the game.

Re: VGF Four Job Fiesta: Third Time's the Charm

Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:39 pm
by smol Kat
Rerolled Red Mage. I know it's not very popular but maybe it's ok with Monk??

Four Job Fiesta Summary
Val - 1. Knight 2. Time Mage 3. Bard 4. ???
ML - 1. ??? 2. ??? 3. ??? 4. ???
Kat - 1. Monk 2. Thief Red Mage 3. ??? 4. ???
X-3 - 1. Black Mage 2. ??? 3. ??? 4. ???
Squeege - 1. ??? 2. ??? 3. ??? 4. ???

Re: VGF Four Job Fiesta: Third Time's the Charm

Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:29 pm
by Valigarmander
I mean, if you don't mind the grind you can get Dualcast, which is pretty cool.

Re: VGF Four Job Fiesta: Third Time's the Charm

Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:30 pm
by Marilink
Yeah, DualCast is amazing if you’re willing to take the time for it. DualCast Holy propelled me to victory in my first FJF.

Re: VGF Four Job Fiesta: Third Time's the Charm

Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:31 pm
by smol Kat
Yeah, I'm definitely taking that into consideration if I roll another magical class.

Re: VGF Four Job Fiesta: Third Time's the Charm

Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:27 pm
by X-3
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That was rough. I could have just broken the Ice Rod but that wouldn't have been as satisfying. Now to see what I get...
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Pretty good obviously but I don't think there's a huge gap between worst outcome (probably Summoner here because of redundancy) and best outcome like the next two crystals though. Time Mage would have been pretty nice though because of how much fun that class gets.
Also yeah I'm just doing SNES with a Sprint hack. (D:) I tried GBA very very briefly but if there aren't even enough spaces to name Butz/Bartz "Butzhash" what's the point?

Re: VGF Four Job Fiesta: Third Time's the Charm

Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:33 pm
by Valigarmander
Nice. That's one of the best jobs in the game.

Re: VGF Four Job Fiesta: Third Time's the Charm

Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:11 am
by Valigarmander
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The Sandworm handed me my first defeat. The all-hitting, sap-inducing Quicksand ate through everyone's health like acid, and I simply had no way to keep up with the damage when all I had were Potions and a precious few Hi-Potions and Elixirs. My second time through, I managed to make it through with only Bartz Butts still standing.

It seems that every Four Job Fiesta where I fail to roll a White Mage, my biggest problem is going to be a complete lack of multi-target healing. :frown:

Party Wipe Count: 1

I haven't had too much trouble otherwise. Bard is surprisingly useful: the three songs initially available to me can cast Regen on my entire party, confuse all enemies, or paralyze all enemies. Again, Regen is no substitute for Cura but it does help keep my party alive longer. And the other two songs are helpful when enemies happen to be susceptible to their effects. (In particular, confusing the Enchanted Fans in the Ronka Ruins may result in them using White Wind and fully healing your party.)

Beyond Sandworm, the other bosses haven't been much of a trouble. Cray Claw went down in two hits. Adamantoise and Soul Cannon took a little longer, but were otherwise simple fights. Even Archaeoavis wasn't too much of a threat. Two of its five phases were vulnerable to Demi/Gravity, which helped quite a bit.

So my final job is Ninja. What's not to like about Ninja? They have fantastic speed and agility, and okay equipment. Their main abilities are Dual-Wield and !Throw. They can also learn !Smoke (instantly flee battles) and !Image (creates a double-image that absorbs two physical attacks). I'm pretty happy about this one.

Now that I have my four jobs, I can figure out how I want to multiclass. I'm thinking my Knight will just be a Knight, using Double-Handed and nothing else. I may have my Ninja learn Equip Swords, since Ninja weapons are nothing to write home about, and being able to dual-wield some of the best weapons in the game will be amazing. My Time Mage will probably learn !Throw, since Ninja scrolls deal damage based on the user's magic stat. Ninjas have a terrible magic stat, but in the hands of a Time Mage those scrolls will be able to do some serious damage. As for my Bard... I may just have them learn Equip Armor to keep them alive longer during battle. They won't be doing anything but singing anyway.

Four Job Fiesta Summary
Val - 1. Knight 2. Time Mage 3. Bard 4. Ninja
ML - 1. ??? 2. ??? 3. ??? 4. ???
Kat - 1. Monk 2. Thief Red Mage 3. ??? 4. ???
X-3 - 1. Black Mage 2. Mystic Knight 3. ??? 4. ???
Squeege - 1. ??? 2. ??? 3. ??? 4. ???

Re: VGF Four Job Fiesta: Third Time's the Charm

Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:21 am
by Marilink
^That sounds like a solid plan. You’ll be able to do some serious damage with a Ninja Dual Wielding Swords. Probably best to have that be Butz, since he has the highest natural strength stat. Faris Knight, Lenna Time Mage, and Krile Bard?

Re: VGF Four Job Fiesta: Third Time's the Charm

Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:48 pm
by Valigarmander
^ That's the plan, though I may have already fudged it up with who I'm training to do what. If so it's not a big deal because the characters' base stat differences are marginal anyway.

Cleared out the meteorites. Throwing scrolls made Purobolos a joke, and casting Stop on Manticore kept it from using any of it's stronger attacks. Titan actually killed my party with his dying move because nobody had the HP to survive it. My party consisted of a Time Mage, a Bard and a Ninja, so replacing the Bard with a Knight gave me someone sturdy enough to withstand the attack.

Party Wipe Count: 2

Onto the second world now.

Four Job Fiesta Summary
Val - 1. Knight 2. Time Mage 3. Bard 4. Ninja
ML - 1. ??? 2. ??? 3. ??? 4. ???
Kat - 1. Monk 2. Thief Red Mage 3. ??? 4. ???
X-3 - 1. Black Mage 2. Mystic Knight 3. ??? 4. ???
Squeege - 1. ??? 2. ??? 3. ??? 4. ???

Re: VGF Four Job Fiesta: Third Time's the Charm

Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:00 pm
by X-3
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Liquid Flame was being annoying so I just broke an Ice Rod since they're in stores now. While escaping I picked up the Elf Cape, of course. Iron Claw didn't get to do anything because boosted Ice 2s do a lot of damage. Now for one of the big rolls...
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Obviously this is great, but by endgame this won't be all that different from a normal run, using Magic Sword+X-Fight.

Re: VGF Four Job Fiesta: Third Time's the Charm

Posted: Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:24 am
by Marilink
Now imagine if you roll Ninja and you get to use Dual Wield Magic Sword Rapid Fire in an actual FJF. It almost wouldn’t be fair.

Re: VGF Four Job Fiesta: Third Time's the Charm

Posted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:40 pm
by smol Kat
Did Fire Ship/Burning Castle. I really should have stuck my neck out for a couple Elixirs (I normally do but this run I had a few fights go pretty badly) because I rolled Black Mage!

dualcast flare hypeeeeeeeeeee

e: so now I'm underleveled af since monk is so busted in early game. It occurred to me after grinding to l15 on mythril dragons that i could be breaking rods... Of course, it would be a good idea to gain one more level first so i don't get l5 death'd...

Four Job Fiesta Summary
Val - 1. Knight 2. Time Mage 3. Bard 4. Ninja
ML - 1. ??? 2. ??? 3. ??? 4. ???
Kat - 1. Monk 2. Thief Red Mage 3. Black Mage 4. ???
X-3 - 1. Black Mage 2. Mystic Knight 3. ??? 4. ???
Squeege - 1. ??? 2. ??? 3. ??? 4. ???

Re: VGF Four Job Fiesta: Third Time's the Charm

Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:41 am
by Valigarmander
Making my way through the second world. Having all four of my party members together is nice. For no particular reason, I have Bartz Butts as my Time Mage, Lenna as my Knight, Galuf as my Bard, and Faris as my Ninja. That'll change as they start mastering key abilities.

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I hit my first challenge with the Gilgamesh fight on the Big Bridge. The first time I fought him, he wiped out my entire party in one fell swoop with Wind Slash. :frown: The second time, he thankfully didn't cast it. Once I got him down to low health and he began using Jump, party members started dropping faster than I could heal them. I believe when I finally beat him, only Lenna was alive, and about one good hit away from death.

Party Wipe Count: 3

Picked up some new Time Magic in Lugor Rugor Regole. The new spells are Slowga (multi-targeting is always excellent), Comet (my first attack capable of reliably dealing four-digit damage, also excellent), and Reset (eh, might be useful if I really **** up).

The Tyrannosaur wasn't too much of a hassle, and thankfully never used Poison Breath. Comet and Ninja scrolls are turning out to be my best moves in battle. (I loaded up on scrolls before leaving the first world, though unfortunately I didn't have the money to buy many Shuriken.) On to Bal Castle and its grindalicious basement.

Four Job Fiesta Summary
Val - 1. Knight 2. Time Mage 3. Bard 4. Ninja
ML - 1. ??? 2. ??? 3. ??? 4. ???
Kat - 1. Monk 2. Thief Red Mage 3. Black Mage 4. ???
X-3 - 1. Black Mage 2. Mystic Knight 3. ??? 4. ???
Squeege - 1. ??? 2. ??? 3. ??? 4. ???