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The old Final Fantasy XIII thread is over, but here is another.

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  • OnTheLastCastleOnTheLastCastle Talk 'N Text Tropang TextersRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    The difficulty has gotten pretty good in Chapter 11. I'm going to try to knock out up to missions 17 before I go to whatever destination they've picked for me.

    Hope cannot learn Haste fast enough. I like him more than Sazh as a ravager, but I gotta rock Lightning/Vanille/Sazh(or Fang if I need a sentinel). Hope could replace Vanille but I like casting Imperil/Deshell and Haste at the start of every fight.

    I'm going to try to get a growth egg after chapter 11. Any recommendations on farming CP at that point (early Ch. 12)?

    I'm a published writer and have a very unique and interesting writing style. I'm also sharp and witty. My profile is well-written and hilarious. My messages are likewise brilliant. And I've been doing this stuff for...four or five years. I know what "works" in terms of good internet dating writing. "Works" in the sense of leading to a "date" with a human female.
  • RinderRinder Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Ceratoraptors are fun aren't they butters? All spawning more little dudes.
    Taking them out is priority number one. I had to use a deceptisol to 5 star that one.

    obsidianspur.jpg
    -I am The Alpha and The Omega-
  • BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Ruinaga is your friend and mine.

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • captainkcaptaink TexasRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    The difficulty has gotten pretty good in Chapter 11. I'm going to try to knock out up to missions 17 before I go to whatever destination they've picked for me.

    Hope cannot learn Haste fast enough. I like him more than Sazh as a ravager, but I gotta rock Lightning/Vanille/Sazh(or Fang if I need a sentinel). Hope could replace Vanille but I like casting Imperil/Deshell and Haste at the start of every fight.

    I'm going to try to get a growth egg after chapter 11. Any recommendations on farming CP at that point (early Ch. 12)?

    Hope can't learn haste until you get stage 9 crystariums at the end of Ch. 11.

    Ch. 12 you can't go back and get a growth egg. You get a portal back near the beginning of 13. I wouldn't stay and grid, Neochu will wreck your shit in Ch. 11.

    sig.gifSteam | D3: captaink#1674 | 3DS: 2466-1914-7679
  • OnTheLastCastleOnTheLastCastle Talk 'N Text Tropang TextersRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    captaink wrote: »
    The difficulty has gotten pretty good in Chapter 11. I'm going to try to knock out up to missions 17 before I go to whatever destination they've picked for me.

    Hope cannot learn Haste fast enough. I like him more than Sazh as a ravager, but I gotta rock Lightning/Vanille/Sazh(or Fang if I need a sentinel). Hope could replace Vanille but I like casting Imperil/Deshell and Haste at the start of every fight.

    I'm going to try to get a growth egg after chapter 11. Any recommendations on farming CP at that point (early Ch. 12)?

    Hope can't learn haste until you get stage 9 crystariums at the end of Ch. 11.

    Ch. 12 you can't go back and get a growth egg. You get a portal back near the beginning of 13. I wouldn't stay and grid, Neochu will wreck your shit in Ch. 11.

    Yeah, it's supposed to be super hard and take a lot of luck but you can do it via death spam. This guy has a guide so I know it's possible: Gamefaqs growth egg guide

    Maybe you can complete chapter 11 but not cross over to 12? No idea really. The guide talks about having over 5k health and my guys are around 2k each. We have a lot of work to do.

    I should not secretly want to get the mastered all roles achievement is my problem. I purposefully sold all the weapons I wasn't using so I would avoid treasure hunter.

    I'm a published writer and have a very unique and interesting writing style. I'm also sharp and witty. My profile is well-written and hilarious. My messages are likewise brilliant. And I've been doing this stuff for...four or five years. I know what "works" in terms of good internet dating writing. "Works" in the sense of leading to a "date" with a human female.
  • BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I am almost at the end of chapter 11 and my chars are all around 4k health.

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • ButtersButters A glass of some milks Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Rinder wrote: »
    Ceratoraptors are fun aren't they butters? All spawning more little dudes.
    Taking them out is priority number one. I had to use a deceptisol to 5 star that one.

    I don't see how deceptisol helps as all. Those little multiplying bastards screw it all up. I'll just need to wait till I get more HP.

    League of Legends: Lamby Cakes | XBox Live: Jon Butters
  • CorporateLogoCorporateLogo The toilet knows how I feelRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I went back after beating the chapter 11 boss and went through enough missions to nearly max out all my characters' stage 9 crystariums

    I got as far as
    Spoiler:
    before I decided to continue the plot

    Do not have a cow, mortal.

    3DS: 2251-4432-9039

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  • captainkcaptaink TexasRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    captaink wrote: »
    The difficulty has gotten pretty good in Chapter 11. I'm going to try to knock out up to missions 17 before I go to whatever destination they've picked for me.

    Hope cannot learn Haste fast enough. I like him more than Sazh as a ravager, but I gotta rock Lightning/Vanille/Sazh(or Fang if I need a sentinel). Hope could replace Vanille but I like casting Imperil/Deshell and Haste at the start of every fight.

    I'm going to try to get a growth egg after chapter 11. Any recommendations on farming CP at that point (early Ch. 12)?

    Hope can't learn haste until you get stage 9 crystariums at the end of Ch. 11.

    Ch. 12 you can't go back and get a growth egg. You get a portal back near the beginning of 13. I wouldn't stay and grid, Neochu will wreck your shit in Ch. 11.

    Yeah, it's supposed to be super hard and take a lot of luck but you can do it via death spam. This guy has a guide so I know it's possible: Gamefaqs growth egg guide

    Maybe you can complete chapter 11 but not cross over to 12? No idea really. The guide talks about having over 5k health and my guys are around 2k each. We have a lot of work to do.

    I should not secretly want to get the mastered all roles achievement is my problem. I purposefully sold all the weapons I wasn't using so I would avoid treasure hunter.


    I tried at the very end of Ch. 11, backtracking after I unlocked Stage 9. I made Snow into a super-sentinel, death spam, etc. Death worked, and then I couldn't do shit against the Picochus.

    I figured the math didn't work out. I could grind crappy fights in Ch. 11 for weak CP to get a double CP item to use in 12. Or go straight to 12 and come back later for my double CP.

    Also treasure hunter doesn't mean you have to keep each item, just acquire it once. :evil:

    sig.gifSteam | D3: captaink#1674 | 3DS: 2466-1914-7679
  • BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    What number do those start at CL

    I have done 1 thru 27

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • CorporateLogoCorporateLogo The toilet knows how I feelRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I think in the late 30's

    You gotta unlock two palings before you can get to them

    Neither Undying is particularly difficult

    Do not have a cow, mortal.

    3DS: 2251-4432-9039

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  • Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I got the shotgun, you got the briefcase It's all in the game though, right?Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2010
    I've decided I'm only going to take a quick stab at getting the Treasure Hunter achievement. I'm going to acquire everything I can but if I missed something I'm not going to go crazy trying to figure it out. Just buy one of everything from the store and upgrade where needed.

    Hell, that might be enough. Are there any items you can miss and never again see?

  • OnTheLastCastleOnTheLastCastle Talk 'N Text Tropang TextersRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    captaink wrote: »
    Also treasure hunter doesn't mean you have to keep each item, just acquire it once. :evil:

    I know but... lets... lets just pretend that I don't know that. It's like putting a few foot barrier on a bridge. It really does lower the suicide rate even if anyone can get over the barrier. I'd have to buy all the weapons again!

    I'm a published writer and have a very unique and interesting writing style. I'm also sharp and witty. My profile is well-written and hilarious. My messages are likewise brilliant. And I've been doing this stuff for...four or five years. I know what "works" in terms of good internet dating writing. "Works" in the sense of leading to a "date" with a human female.
  • captainkcaptaink TexasRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    There is no quick stab. You have to upgrade all 8 of everyone's weapons to rank 2, and get 1 ultimate weapon for each character.

    You can't miss anything, it's just grinding gil and components forever.

    sig.gifSteam | D3: captaink#1674 | 3DS: 2466-1914-7679
  • Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I got the shotgun, you got the briefcase It's all in the game though, right?Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2010
    captaink wrote: »
    There is no quick stab. You have to upgrade all 8 of everyone's weapons to rank 2, and get 1 ultimate weapon for each character.

    You can't miss anything, it's just grinding gil and components forever.

    Well then I will do it. I was worried there was something in a chest in chapter X that I missed and couldn't get anywhere else.

  • kuhlmeyekuhlmeye Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    captaink wrote: »
    captaink wrote: »
    The difficulty has gotten pretty good in Chapter 11. I'm going to try to knock out up to missions 17 before I go to whatever destination they've picked for me.

    Hope cannot learn Haste fast enough. I like him more than Sazh as a ravager, but I gotta rock Lightning/Vanille/Sazh(or Fang if I need a sentinel). Hope could replace Vanille but I like casting Imperil/Deshell and Haste at the start of every fight.

    I'm going to try to get a growth egg after chapter 11. Any recommendations on farming CP at that point (early Ch. 12)?

    Hope can't learn haste until you get stage 9 crystariums at the end of Ch. 11.

    Ch. 12 you can't go back and get a growth egg. You get a portal back near the beginning of 13. I wouldn't stay and grid, Neochu will wreck your shit in Ch. 11.

    Yeah, it's supposed to be super hard and take a lot of luck but you can do it via death spam. This guy has a guide so I know it's possible: Gamefaqs growth egg guide

    Maybe you can complete chapter 11 but not cross over to 12? No idea really. The guide talks about having over 5k health and my guys are around 2k each. We have a lot of work to do.

    I should not secretly want to get the mastered all roles achievement is my problem. I purposefully sold all the weapons I wasn't using so I would avoid treasure hunter.


    I tried at the very end of Ch. 11, backtracking after I unlocked Stage 9. I made Snow into a super-sentinel, death spam, etc. Death worked, and then I couldn't do shit against the Picochus.

    I figured the math didn't work out. I could grind crappy fights in Ch. 11 for weak CP to get a double CP item to use in 12. Or go straight to 12 and come back later for my double CP.

    Also treasure hunter doesn't mean you have to keep each item, just acquire it once. :evil:

    I got my growth egg before Ch. 12. Let me tell you: totally worth it. 100% worth the effort. Once you have it, you dont really need to do any griding to max out the remaining Level 9 cryst. Once I did, I just let it accumulate, and had nearly enough to max out the main roles in the Level 10 cryst in the post game.

    You need to have Snow as a sentinel and death spam the neochu. If it doesn't land before Neochu uses Screech, retry. Use a Fortisol and Aegisol to have buffs up. I had Hope as my 3rd party member for awesome healing. Once Neochu died, I just kept using Death on the Picochus. It's a long fight, but again, totally worth it.

    PSN: the-K-flash
  • Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I got the shotgun, you got the briefcase It's all in the game though, right?Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2010
    The first time I fought Neochu I got him with Death on maybe the third or fourth try...then I didn't pay enough attention and was killed by the little fuckers. Took me another 15 minutes after that to get death to work again.

  • OnTheLastCastleOnTheLastCastle Talk 'N Text Tropang TextersRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I've heard the best way to get the little guys is to have Rav/Sen/Med and just slowly grind them out with Vanille as the ravager.

    Basically, you only need Sab/Sen/Med, Med/Sen/Med if things get bad and Rav/Sen/Med.

    It is super nice outside, I'm at work and all I want to do is go home to beat this freakin' Neochu now.

    I'm a published writer and have a very unique and interesting writing style. I'm also sharp and witty. My profile is well-written and hilarious. My messages are likewise brilliant. And I've been doing this stuff for...four or five years. I know what "works" in terms of good internet dating writing. "Works" in the sense of leading to a "date" with a human female.
  • ZombiemamboZombiemambo Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I don't really feel like firing up FFXIII just to find this out, so

    what does Ruin do, exactly? anything special?

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  • kuhlmeyekuhlmeye Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Ruin is basically just non-elemental magic damage based on your Str. So commandos can do damage if the enemy is physical immune.

    PSN: the-K-flash
  • OnTheLastCastleOnTheLastCastle Talk 'N Text Tropang TextersRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Ruin feels like cheating when your commandos do more damage with deshell on. But the monsters are a lot more dynamic now (and debuffs actually work!) so it is balanced.

    I'm a published writer and have a very unique and interesting writing style. I'm also sharp and witty. My profile is well-written and hilarious. My messages are likewise brilliant. And I've been doing this stuff for...four or five years. I know what "works" in terms of good internet dating writing. "Works" in the sense of leading to a "date" with a human female.
  • captainkcaptaink TexasRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Ruin doesn't Launch though, and I think it doesn't do some of the other good stuff commandos can do passively.

    But then your buddies are smart enough to attack once to launch, then Ruin. <3

    sig.gifSteam | D3: captaink#1674 | 3DS: 2466-1914-7679
  • BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Ruinaga on the other hand

    is the best attack in the game

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • OnTheLastCastleOnTheLastCastle Talk 'N Text Tropang TextersRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Balefuego wrote: »
    Ruinaga on the other hand

    is the best attack in the game

    I AM SO CLOSE TO GETTING IT! Alright, I was gonna stay til 6 but my boss is off traveling for work and NO ONE has needed anything from me all day so... yep, time to get some Ruinaga.

    Anyone know the actual bonuses for the class role levels? Like is a commando +% of damage based on each role level?

    I'm a published writer and have a very unique and interesting writing style. I'm also sharp and witty. My profile is well-written and hilarious. My messages are likewise brilliant. And I've been doing this stuff for...four or five years. I know what "works" in terms of good internet dating writing. "Works" in the sense of leading to a "date" with a human female.
  • RinderRinder Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Butters wrote: »
    Rinder wrote: »
    Ceratoraptors are fun aren't they butters? All spawning more little dudes.
    Taking them out is priority number one. I had to use a deceptisol to 5 star that one.

    I don't see how deceptisol helps as all. Those little multiplying bastards screw it all up. I'll just need to wait till I get more HP.

    Premptive strike and Quake. Then I nuked them while they were all staggered...boom all dead.

    obsidianspur.jpg
    -I am The Alpha and The Omega-
  • BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    maaaan where is the last part for the robot

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Balefuego wrote: »
    maaaan where is the last part for the robot

    kill the vampire between the branches you can hop over

    that took me an hour to figure out

    STEAM
    Spoiler:
  • BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    no I got that one

    I'm missing another

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • AdusAdus Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    there should be yellow dots on the map telling you where the pieces are

  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Balefuego wrote: »
    no I got that one

    I'm missing another

    they are all marked on your map except that

    did you get the one on the very beginning of the bridge?

    STEAM
    Spoiler:
  • BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    pffft maps

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    holy shit that first chapter 12 cutscene

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I got the shotgun, you got the briefcase It's all in the game though, right?Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2010
    Yeah, it took me forever to get the piece you get from the vampire. They are all on the map but that one. How was I supposed to know? HOW?

  • ButtersButters A glass of some milks Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Beat the game last night. Wish I had gotten some genji gloves though as I was hitting the 99,999 damage cap like crazy with Fang and Light.

    League of Legends: Lamby Cakes | XBox Live: Jon Butters
  • Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I got the shotgun, you got the briefcase It's all in the game though, right?Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2010
    Butters wrote: »
    Beat the game last night. Wish I had gotten some genji gloves though as I was hitting the 99,999 damage cap like crazy with Fang and Light.

    I was in the same boat. I hate that some of the toughest fights are what give you the gloves when you could really use the gloves for those fights. Jerks.

  • unintentionalunintentional Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I have two gloves now :)

    i'm out, follow me on twitter @uninten , steam is GaryMyNemesis
  • OnTheLastCastleOnTheLastCastle Talk 'N Text Tropang TextersRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Butters wrote: »
    Beat the game last night. Wish I had gotten some genji gloves though as I was hitting the 99,999 damage cap like crazy with Fang and Light.

    I was in the same boat. I hate that some of the toughest fights are what give you the gloves when you could really use the gloves for those fights. Jerks.

    This makes me happy that I won't have to do anything extraordinary to break the 100,000 limit besides find the glove. I swear the only RPG with good achievements was Lost Odyssey, the rest are all for the silliest freakin' geese who breathe through their mouths (to get 1000 on).

    How many hours did you guys put into beating it? I'm at 40 and still in Chapter 11.

    Everyone should get this game but make their roommate/child/paid assistant play the first 30 hours.

    I'm a published writer and have a very unique and interesting writing style. I'm also sharp and witty. My profile is well-written and hilarious. My messages are likewise brilliant. And I've been doing this stuff for...four or five years. I know what "works" in terms of good internet dating writing. "Works" in the sense of leading to a "date" with a human female.
  • CrashmoCrashmo Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I liked stumbling into more cutscenes as I was doing post-game exploration. Wish there were more :(

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  • Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I got the shotgun, you got the briefcase It's all in the game though, right?Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2010
    I got to chapter 11 in 20 hours or so. I finished the game right at 50 and I'm currently over 60.

  • ButtersButters A glass of some milks Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I'm at like 55 or 58 but that's with leaving it paused for a few hours a few times.

    League of Legends: Lamby Cakes | XBox Live: Jon Butters
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