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28 July 2004 @ 12:39 pm
Work stuff and FF10-2  
Talked to the recruiter yesterday. They said that a lot of the companies they're dealing with have been working on milestones and such and are just now getting back to hiring. Yeah, i've heard that before =P I alos emailed the co-worker company with some questions, but haven't heard back from them yet.

Other than that i've been playing a fair bit of FF10-2.

The intro thing (the pre-menu one) is pretty. The game itself is very silly, though fun :)


I'm still confused as to why exactly she decided to go have a concert. Just cause she said, hey, i can be a singer/dancer with this thing, let's try it out? I suppose it was an okay way to (re)introduce the class and the whole class changing thing, but it was still kind of bizare. (And yes, i've gone back to Luca and done the retracing steps mission, but it doesn't explain motivations any better than the original event.)

Combat is very chaotic. I haven't tried switching off the active time battle stuff yet, but i may at some point. It especially sucks when stuff is happening while i'm searching through the menus trying to find something. It's amusing when several people try to do something at once and they all start tripping over each other :)

I'm annoyed that items have a wait time. The whole advantage of items is supposed to be that they're quick and easy, but you're depleting a not so easily replenished stock. Items were once of the quickest things in FF10, and now they're painfully slow.

Getting experience is hard.

Since you can do a new game plus i'm just not worrying about the FAQs at all, which also makes it a lot more fun. I'm just wandering around poking at whatever stuff i feel like :) I've already managed to find Paine's special dress sphere, and it's saved my ass from tough monsters several times now :) I'm wondering if Yuna's and Rikku's would be as easy to find if i just knew where to look.

The digging is fun, i've been doing lots of that since it's not only entertaining, it also seems to boost my levels pretty fast with all the random encounters and ambushes. I tried out the Sphere Break thing, and it's kind of annoying. I get stressed from the time pressure, and then annoyed when i've planed it out so i have an easy doable number of spheres left for the last turn or two, and then it gives me a sphere number of 1. What the hell? Why is that even a possibility? Just to screw over the player? I'd try doing the calm lands games, excpet the one time i tried to get there i almost got my ass kicked by the monsters, and only made it back out again thanks to Paine's special class.

After i do some more digging i'm going to poke around at Besaid and Kilika some more. I'd already noticed the indentation in the path at the waterfall before the Besaid Sphere made it painfully obvious something was there, i just couldn't figure out how to get off the main path before. The girl in the Sphere Break area who said she thought she'd seen a Sphere Break sphere in her storage room looked like she might be a Kilika person to me, and i found someone there saying there were rumors of a sphere in the village, but i can't find a store that has a storage room i can access there, so more poking around.

Still haven't done the Zanarkand hot spot. It's a four rating, and i've had some trouble with some of the three star rating monsters, so i'm reluctant to try it out yet.

Oh, and as expected, Paine is cute and cool :)

Edit:

Besaid: STILL no luck figruing out what to do with that indentation in the map near the waterfall. I've tried examining and jumping at just about every point along the bridge =P Also, i noticed tbe extra keypad in the cave the first time around. This time i talked to the guy in the temple, and he said to get the numbers for the code you need a Seach Sphere, luckily there's a Search Sphere in the chest in the temple, but you need a key with the Besaid emblem to open it. Great, i remember the shop selling that for 900,000 gil =P However i thought i'd check with her again just to see if the price had come down or anything. She now says she _had_ a key, but she sold it to a traveler who said he was going to the cave up north. Okay, that could be good or bad. I headed towards the cave, i didn't see him anywhere along the trail, and i couldn't find him in the cave itself. So he's either totally lost, or he's behind the locked door. Which i need the code for. Which i need the Search Sphere to figure out. Which i need the Besaid key to get. Which the traveller behind the locked door has... hey, wait a minute! =P
 
 
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Sister Atom Bomb of Courteous Debate: great idea Pakiko on July 28th, 2004 01:12 pm (UTC)
Can't you apply for a job at, like, Borders or something? I mean, yeah, it's not what you went to college for, but when you don't have any income, any job is better than no job. And you can always quit when something better comes along.
DonAithnendonaithnen on July 28th, 2004 08:08 pm (UTC)
Yeah, i could, and i've considered it. I'll probably start doing something about it in a few weeks more if things continue to look bleak.
tierceltiercel on July 28th, 2004 01:52 pm (UTC)
As I recall, you get Yuna and Rikku's special dress spheres automatically in Chapter... 2 or 3, can't remember which.

Besaid waterfall... if you're coming up on the bridge from the direction of the village, go left of the bridge instead of onto it and you can drop down. It's not easy to see, but you can do it.

I have no idea why LeBlanc thought it would be a good idea to have a concert.

One of the dress spheres you eventually get has skills that lower the wait time on Items, along with a lot of other Item-related skills, which I'm assuming is why Items have a wait time. I think they may also do it to force you to use the White Mage Sphere, which I would have ignored otherwise.
DonAithnendonaithnen on July 28th, 2004 08:13 pm (UTC)
Awww, that sucks. Paine's special job has been _damn_ usefull :)

I got that chest i think, the one on the left side of the waterfall. However there's a notch in the map on the right side of the waterfall that i can't figure out. And the Besaid Sphere showed a second treasure chest somewhere nearby, and a strange glowy thing to the left of the waterfall.

Ahh, a Chemist type sphere? I've been using White Mage Sphere a lot because of the Pray ability :)
Kirinkirinn on July 29th, 2004 06:30 am (UTC)
Besaid treasures: Ok, I'm only remembering two that I definitely got on the screen with the waterfalls. One, you hug the left side of the path, and fall about 15 feet down a waterfall, there's a chest hanging out down there - I assume that's the one you got? The only other one I remember on that screen is on top of the cliff, and you can only get there via the second secret in the cave (i.e. need to do the Search Sphere stuff first).

Yes, there's an alchemist dress; pretty cool-looking too, they all get Al-Behd-wear. You think regular items are slow, you should see the wait time for the infinite "free" item skills you can get there. But you can also make regular item wait time go down, so it's all good.
DonAithnendonaithnen on July 31st, 2004 12:21 am (UTC)
Yeah, i got the one on the left. Guess i have to wait till later for the other one.

So is the shiney thing i thought i saw by the waterfall in the movie either just a halucination or a red herring?
Kirinkirinn on July 31st, 2004 07:41 am (UTC)
Hmm. There may be one other shiny thing on that screen that isn't a treasure but is related to the Search Sphere mini-game. Don't remember exactly. I do remember being pretty confused by the inexactness of the Besaid Treasure video sphere at the time, though. :P
Kirinkirinn on July 28th, 2004 04:18 pm (UTC)
Tiercel already commented on most stuff I was gonna say, but as for your update: "cave to the north" means _way_ north. Not on Besaid.
DonAithnendonaithnen on July 28th, 2004 08:10 pm (UTC)
Doh! *smacks forehead* Thanks for the clue-in. So that would have to be the cave between Gagazat and Zanarkand, or possibly Guadosalam though that seems unlikely. *goes to look around*
Kirin: tonberrykirinn on July 29th, 2004 06:22 am (UTC)
There's another cave you haven't mentioned yet. Think a bit, it'll come to you.
DonAithnendonaithnen on July 31st, 2004 12:19 am (UTC)
Um, the cave of the stolen fayth? I tried to go there, but it was closed. Is this one of those "can't do it in chapter 1" things? :)