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Aug 13th, 2003 10:34 PM
Ninjavenom Aye, five elixirs.

Until just now, i was unaware that a steel pipe will give you two aura stones. Did anyone else catch that? Here i've been trying to draw it all this time, when i could just mug some motherfuckers and refine it.
Aug 13th, 2003 10:08 PM
SLjimbo Shit I forgot, what do you give the alien at the end of the UFO/PuPu Card miniquest? 5 exilirs?
Aug 13th, 2003 08:38 PM
Ninjavenom That's because Cactuars OWN.
Aug 13th, 2003 07:47 PM
Rongi I HATE FF8

It's the worst FF ever

I'd say it's the worst RPG ever if Everquest didn't exist

Aug 13th, 2003 07:29 PM
Les Waste The cactuar GF is probably my favorite cause it does the same amount regardless of the enemy's defense, the only thing is you need to get it in a high level or else it sucks.

One thing I like in FF9 more than in FF8 is how you don't have to see the animations for the GF's every time you use them. Yeah, they're cool, and nice and all, but it's fucking annoying have to watch them over and over and over.
Aug 13th, 2003 02:57 PM
Ninjavenom Alex's is something to do with the target's resistance to Holy, as far as i know, and Diablos' is directly related to his level. For instance, at level 10, his attack will hit for 10% of the target's total hp. At level 50, 50%. At 100, 100%. The only problem is that he can't hit for more than 9999 at a time, so after disc 2, the system's gonna be pretty flawed, and percentage above level 50 is meaningless.
Aug 13th, 2003 08:36 AM
Tropical How does GF Alexander and Diablos work? Their damages seem to fluctuate alot
Aug 11th, 2003 04:40 PM
Ninjavenom ...you smart bastard.

I just mug 'em and run, but when i get Ribbon i'll show those Malboros what the fuck for.
Aug 11th, 2003 12:44 PM
Les Waste You pussies complaining about getting enouch Malboro tentacles for Doomtrain made me remember my brilliant strategy for getting 100 Malboro tentacles, and for leveling up all my characters to level 100 in like three hours on the Island Closest to Hell. Here's what you do:

One of Quistis's limit breaks will kill any non-boss enemy instantly, even Malboros. I kept Quistis's HP at the highest it could be where she was still kneeling, and I gave her some GF ability that makes her little meter thing full when the fight starts so she can attack immediately. Then I just have her use that limit break. Doing that, you can kill a Malboro EVERY TIME, before it can even use bad breath.

It's kind of cheap, but, whatever.
Aug 11th, 2003 11:22 AM
timrpgland The thing I hated about FF8 was that it wasn't as good as FF4, FF6 or FF7. Almost FF5 for that matter too. FF8 is still a good rpg though.

One thing it does have going for it is the GFs, I like the GF/Junctioning system but then again I hate drawing
Aug 11th, 2003 05:14 AM
Schimid That's funny, I was just about to ask how to kill that goddamn dog.
Aug 11th, 2003 03:17 AM
Professor Cool this is no longer an game help thread

I was gonna ask how you kill the ducks in duck hunt, but forget it now
Aug 11th, 2003 02:54 AM
Ninjavenom Really? I dunno, i maxed everyone out at the edge of the desert closest to Cactuar Island, the cactuars still appear there. I had everyone junctioned with haste on their speed, and my mugger also had Auto-Haste, so it was more of a hit-and-run thing for me.
Aug 11th, 2003 02:43 AM
SLjimbo Yea, but you wouldn't be able to mug after Malboro gave you the Malboro Breath. I had no problem getting the steel pipes.
Aug 11th, 2003 01:56 AM
Ninjavenom Malboros can be mugged easily for two tentacles a piece, and then you go to Cactuar Island to level up the Skill for Alex, then you mug some Wendigos out in the Roshfall Forest. I didn't think it was hard at all. It's all about the mugging.
Aug 11th, 2003 12:31 AM
SLjimbo The thing I hated about FF8 was trying to get Doomtrain, even though he's a valuable GF. It's annoying as hell to beat Malboros to get the item for Doomtrain (the only way I killed him was by Odin, which he very rarely appears for harder enemies) and it takes longer if you tried to convert the Malboro cards into M. Tentacles. After that was the Remedy +, which you could only get after you got Alexander and getting the required GF ability. It's pretty much going back and forth trying to find and get items.

Oh yea, I don't know if anyone mentioned this, but I believe you get the battle meter by some guy in the Desert Prison while escaping.
Aug 10th, 2003 10:07 PM
Ninjavenom I don't wanna alarm you, Bobo, but the turtles are a 50% chance occurence at the beach south of Galbadia Garden. I'm just trying to get a hold of the necessary parts to refine pulse ammo, i'm having your Adamantine problem with Elnoyles in Esthar City. Odin cut one of the motherfuckers down before i could mug him.
Aug 10th, 2003 09:51 PM
Les Waste It's not so much hard as it is annoying to upgrade your weapons. I probably could have won the game without upgrading any of my weapons once, but since I'm a completist fag who has to do everything short of beating Omega weapon (cause I don't care about beating things that give you nothing but a worthless item that says you beat it), I spent way more time than I should have pacing back and forth on that one long, thin island that's all beach trying to find those fucking turtles and screaming every time I ran into an enemy that wasn't a turtle. And it's not like those fucking turtles are hard, it's just that they drop the items you need to get the best weapons, and even seeing one is a fucking miracle, and when you see one it usually won't drop the adamantin. I don't know why they couldn't have just, oh, I don't know, had fucking weapon shops where you could just simply BUY better weapons instead of piecing them together from screws and steel pipes.

In fact, I'm so much of a completist fag, that I collected the 100 Malboro tentacles necessary to get Quistis's last limit break, even though it fucking sucks. Which means I suck.
Aug 10th, 2003 08:46 PM
Zero Signal So first you bitch about it being too easy, then about it being too hard.
Aug 10th, 2003 08:18 PM
Les Waste The first time I won FF8, Dirk (Squall is a gay fucking name so I renamed him Dirk ) was in level 100. Zell and Rinoa were both in like level forty something, adn all my other characters were like in level 25 to 30. I could have easily won the game using only one character, because that's basically what I did. But it's not like I needed anybody to be in a higher level. Everyone's HP was still at 9999, because of that junction shit. I beat Ultima weapon on my first try, in only three moves: Draw Eden, cast Aura on Dirk, and Dirk did his fouth limit break. I don't even know if he attacked me. I've never beaten Omega weapon, although I didn't try too hard what with him being completely inconsequential and all.

The thing that really pisses me off about FF8 is the whole way you get new weapons. Getting adamantine is ridiculously hard, since those fucking turtles you get it from are rare as hell, and even if you do finally find one, it usually won't drop any adamantine.
Aug 10th, 2003 07:53 PM
Ninjavenom Sure mew, everyone's "chief" or "boss" or "buddy", whichever i feel like putting into me sentences at the time.

I don't mind the level scaling at all, though. It just made you have to think more about what you're junctioning. It also made sure you kept up with the latest possible magic all the time. For instance, as soon as you could go anywhere with the garden, you'd have access to Ultima (5,000g at Shumi Village), if you're willing to pay for 10-15 of the spell per draw. I dunno about you guys, but i explored every nook and cranny of the map as soon as i could with the garden. As long as you keep up with the availability of spells, the game's very, very easy.

I didn't like FF8 as much as 7 when i first played it, but now i love it more than 7. I'm not a fan of the old ones, so that might be why i can like them so much. I played the american FF2, and i loved that, but now i get bored with RPGs unless they've got tons and tons of eye candy to distract me from the monotonous math.
Aug 10th, 2003 04:17 PM
soundtest FF7 hurt my feelings and FF8 turned me off of FF altogether.
Aug 10th, 2003 03:50 PM
James Yeah, that kind of ticked me off too. Leveling up just game the game more challenging. While you have an HP limit, the enemies don't.

Omega is hard and easy at the same time. Basically, trying to do it the "proper" way is pretty much impossible. Your best bet is to just cast Aura on Squall, use his limit break, and pray he uses his most powerful attack. If not, reset.

Instant death.
Aug 10th, 2003 03:40 PM
mew barios no i mean. when you level up the enemies have their level scaled. the less you level the easier enemies are to beat. it's dumb. dumb. :O

Aug 10th, 2003 03:33 PM
Ninjavenom I can't wait to fight Omega this time, because i just fought Ultima and annihilated the hell out of him. Squall died once, Irvine twice, and i only cast Aura twice (each separately on two people). He was level 100, too . AP Ammo

As for the experience scale? I don't think it makes you weaker, chief. You have to earn the same exp. to go up a level every time, though, that's what annoys me. It's far too easy for a character to get to level 100 on that scale.
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