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14 March 2010 @ 06:58 pm
Guess what? FF13!  
When you finally get the chance to change your party around, the little tutorial informs you that you can also use it to change your party leader. So the first thing i tried to do of course was make Fang my leader. In response to which i got a message saying "You cannot change your leader at this time." :)

Since i seem to be getting near _an_ important battle, i finally sold all the credit chips i've been accumulating for the entire game. I then used the 70k some gil that got me to buy 90 Crankshafts, and upgrade Fang's Gae Bolg to the maximum level :)

I was very amused by the increasing strangeness of the color alerts. My mind kept thinking:
"Purple alert! Purple alert!"
"What's a purple alert?"
"Well, it's like not as bad as a red alert, but a bit worse than a blue alert -- sort of a mauve alert."

(Which then of course led my brain to: "Step up to Red Alert!" "Sir, are you absolutely sure? It does mean changing the bulb.")

I got even funnier however when the party says something to the effect of: "What do all these colors mean?" "They mean we're doing something right."

But what made it truly hilarious however was when the commander (or whatever she is) ended up getting totally confused herself trying to figure out which color alert would be the best one to switch to :)
Current Mood: amusedamused
Laura Parkinson: Broodingstormfeather on March 15th, 2010 04:25 am (UTC)
Will read later, when I catch up. IF I ever catch up, since I'm ticked off enough at the game at the moment I might just go play me some Dragon Age instead...

The game *lies*! It says "oh yeah, dur hur, there's a trick to them there Eidolon battles, and you twig onto that, you do that and win the fight!" But I do what I want, and still don't even get the gauge halfway full! I banged my head up against the third fight for a while tonight, and finally gave up. I may go back and try to do some more enemy-fighting to get CP to put in one specific skill in the crystarium to see if that helps, or I may, as I said, just say screw it and go on to Dragon Age. :p Maybe get one last playthrough done before the expansion... (well okay, I doubt that.)
DonAithnendonaithnen on March 15th, 2010 04:33 am (UTC)
Well first of all, neonelephant tipped me off to the idea of using, er, whatever sol it is that gives you Haste before battles with Eidolons. This works even if there's a cutscene before the battle, just use the sol right before the point where the cutscene starts.

I _think_ i know where you are, and i had to try that one a lot of times as well. The trick was figuring out that the R1 info after using Libra said you get gestalt points for _building_ chains, not for maintaining them. So after doing Synergist for a little bit to get protect and shell and such, i then alternated between Ravager/Medic and Raveger/Raveger, trying to stay in Dualcaster mode whenever i didn't need healing. That plus the Haste was enough to get me through it. After a couple tries once i knew what the "trick" was =P

I did have the jobs mostly maxed out at that point though i think, at least in terms of skills.

I agree though, it is a rather frustrating fight.
Laura Parkinson: Broodingstormfeather on March 15th, 2010 06:42 am (UTC)
The haste and all helped, finally got him, it still ticks me off though that the stuff that they specifically tell you to do is next to useless. -_-
DonAithnendonaithnen on March 15th, 2010 11:59 pm (UTC)
Woot! And going by the trophies it looks like you're almost caught up to me now :)
Laura Parkinson: Broodingstormfeather on March 16th, 2010 01:24 am (UTC)
Getting there... until tomorrow when Dragon Age should be at my doorstep, and I'll probably abandon FF for a bit. XD