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>>Ask *Diego Valdez* anything here!<<


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Chapter 13 is the worst. And the stupid taunts as you wander around. I just want the game to be the first few chapters and that's it. Don't care about chapter 9 and beyond.


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WAT.

FF15:
You finally - finally - get everyone back together... only to immediately lose them all again?!

DAGGUMMIT GAME, GET A SENSE OF PACING.

That said, the whole "Ten years of darkness, and daemons everywhere." plus "Noctis must sacrifice himself for all." is actually a pretty compelling story thing.

The LPers (well, one of them) was pretty upset that Arden was just... not who he said he was the entire time, thus undermining most of the plot, but... I call that a pretty standard Final Fantasy staple.

"What, the bad guys is actually who he appears to be?! QUICK! There's now an <evil tree we've never mentioned/sorceress you've never heard of/space tick from nowhere> right here as the last boss! Whew! We narrowly dodged that bullet! Also, let's make it so the hero <was actually a moon-man/had fake memories/we saw The Sixth Sense, too was dead the whole time>!"

Even some of my favorite/some of the most widely acclaimed FFs pull things akin to this, to an extent.

FF1: The first boss you killed wasn't killed, but sent back in time to become the final boss!

FF6: Kefka's the actual main bad guy, not the emporer!

FF7: Sephiroth was manipulating Cloud (who was never really a SOLDIER, but who is really a partial-clone of Seph), the whole time!

I can't comment on 2, 3, or 9 from lack of play, or 5 from lack of memory. Meanwhile, both 11 and 14 are MMOs, so I can't imagine those have any sort of singular coherent plot, beyond a meta-plot thing, and that seems... unlikely to be "clean," as it were. I've also never played 12 (nnnooooooo) or 13, so.

... so on that score, at least, I really don't hold it against the game, and fourteen is actually shaping up to be a cool chapter.

(Thirteen was generally terrible, though.)

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I kind of wish the game was just spend as many hours as you want driving around with your friends doing quests. The rest I pretty much just didn't care about, and in some cases was annoyed/frustrated with. I understand a patch fixing up some of the worse parts of chapter 13 was released so I am not sure if you are seeing that or what it originally was. I think by chapter 14 I was so done with chapter 13 that 14 was just more, "Ok, lets just get this done with."

FF2 and 9 are both games I very much enjoyed. 3, 5, and 13 I am indifferent about. 12 is one of my favorites, though 6 will likely never be dethroned as the best in my opinion. I did play a hell of a lot of 11. I really don't play or like MMOs but FF11 and Guild Wars were 2 exceptions.


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What's your favorite flavor of Starburst.

Have you seen the new season of Fargo!


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Diego Valdez wrote:
I kind of wish the game was just spend as many hours as you want driving around with your friends doing quests. The rest I pretty much just didn't care about, and in some cases was annoyed/frustrated with. I understand a patch fixing up some of the worse parts of chapter 13 was released so I am not sure if you are seeing that or what it originally was. I think by chapter 14 I was so done with chapter 13 that 14 was just more, "Ok, lets just get this done with."

That makes sense, and I agree that 13 is pretty awful, though 14 is actually pretty interesting to me.

(Though I suspect watching instead of playing makes things better for me.)

I'm watching the unmodified version, though they said they were going to go back and do the new stuff, too.

Diego Valdez wrote:
FF2 and 9 are both games I very much enjoyed. 3, 5, and 13 I am indifferent about. 12 is one of my favorites, though 6 will likely never be dethroned as the best in my opinion. I did play a hell of a lot of 11. I really don't play or like MMOs but FF11 and Guild Wars were 2 exceptions.

Agreed on six!

I desperately want to play 12, but I have no real method of doing so.

I found 2's not-really-level-up-system to be a really cool concept with a really frustrating execution: that's the main reason I never finished it.

That, and I never had the real game. It was an emulator given to me by a college buddy. I understand there may be a new/updated one actually on the market these days, but I lack money, and probably whatever system it's for, soooooooooo...

I recall enjoying 3 as much as I played of it (it was a fan translation/emulator), and 5 was enjoyable to me, though, similar to 4, I kind of thought the story, as interesting and fun as it was, felt a little forced, at times.

EDIT: As for number 9, it just kind of came about at that exact moment that I wasn't collecting games for life reasons. I rented it, once, and got through most of that party with Vivi, but... that's about it, and had to return it at that point.

I avoid MMOs because I know I will play them, and that... won't end well for my life, in general. I already have enough trouble doing everything I need to do in a timely manner... XD

That said... I actually purchased a book on the game, as, though I probably wouldn't ever play it, I wanted to have some knowledge/access to FF11 stuff.

I've never played Guild Wars. How is it?

(I mean, obviously, it's going to be fun, otherwise you wouldn't have played it, but... I'm just curious about it, in general.)

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The very best flavor of Starburst is watermelon!

I have not seen any of the Fargo TV show =0( I watched and enjoyed the movie. I suppose I need to look into seeing the show as well.

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Guild Wars was one of my most favorite games for a while. I played it a lot, and even got the super special version of Guild Wars 2 when that released. Though I have only played maybe 2 hours or so of Guild Wars 2... The big draw for me was that I could play it like a single player game. They have AI controlled NPCs you can fill out your party with if you can't find a group, or don't want one. They're not nearly as competent as a real person but they were good enough that I could play most of the game without ever having to group up. Later they added "Heroes" which were also AI controlled NPCs but whose kit you could change out and customize. So basically better and smarter versions.

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Who is your favorite Paizo employee, and why?

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Hmm. My favorite Paizo employee would have to be that CS Rep Diego. Mainly because of the 2 most objectively true things about him. His roguish good looks, and his winning boyish charm.

I don't like to play favorites so I only have the one favorite. If I did select more than one though, it would be Rick!

Spoiler:
I tell people they are my favorite when others are around so those others will get jealous and work harder to be my favorite! None of them know, though, that I really like all of them so they're ALL my favorites!

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Your story checks out.


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Does Rick Kunz have an >>Ask *Rick Kunz* anything here!<< thread?

If so, it themed (ala Chris' apologize thread or Sara's praise thread), or is it generic?

Does he like Final Fantasy Tactics, aka-"the best game"?

Wait, that last one is just silly, of course he does...


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Diego Valdez wrote:

Hmm. My favorite Paizo employee would have to be that CS Rep Diego. Mainly because of the 2 most objectively true things about him. His roguish good looks, and his winning boyish charm.

I don't like to play favorites so I only have the one favorite. If I did select more than one though, it would be Rick!

** spoiler omitted **

I played favorites. Once.

Turns out I was way off.


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I am made of favorites. Figuratively.

... as far as you know.


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Diego: what is one of your least favorite/most frustrating classes in FFT, and why?

Did you ever use the level up/down trick?

Have you tried the iOS version of FFT? If so, what do you think of it?

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I don't think Rick has his own thread. That sounds like something someone with a question for him should start though!

He's a very good guy, so it would make sense if he liked FFT.

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Hmm, it sounds like there is a story about how you were way off, Captain. Who/what was this mystery favorite?

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My least favorite class and my most frustrating one are different classes. The Black and White Mages are frustrating for me because early on in the game it is really had to get them TP. They have the mana for one spell and they can contribute nothing because getting into melee gets them killed super fast. I try to learn accumulate and Gain JP Up as soon as I can but if I don't turn them into squires (they usually are the ones that start as Chemists) it takes forever to get the JP for those abilities.

My least favorite class is the Mediator. I don't hate it, I just don't care about it. The only time anyone on my team is one is the brief time my main mage is one to learn the spells on their journey to being a Calculator with every spell in the game. Cloud's Soldier class is also stupid because the abilities take so long and enemies just move out of the way.

I have not done the level up and down tricks. They have always seemed like cheating to me.

I have the iOS version on my ipad. The screen rotating mechanics are weird, but otherwise it works well enough. I definitely prefer a controller.


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Ack!

Diego!

I need help!

I am experiencing a moral crisis! XI

... should I keep Boco, poach him, or kick him out?!


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I just keep staring at the screen and reading his unique caption...


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BUT ALL THISE DAGGUM EGGS


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Tacticslion wrote:
BUT ALL THISE DAGGUM EGGS

SO DAGGUM MANY I KNT EFEN SPEHL REYET!


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ALSO:

... dang it, FF15~!

Q.Q

FF15!:

First of all, I hate Arden forever - holy CRAP, I can't believe he held their corpses on chains in the throne room.

HATE. HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATE.

Okay, I'm done. I just needed to tell you that.

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OH MY WORD THE ENDING IS SO GOOD.

I wasn't even playing, and the tears...

Q.Q

*sniff*

(Especially 'dat ending campfire scene!* Q.Q)

((And the after-death wedding!! Q.Q(+)Q.Q))

(((And the picture you chose comes baaaaaaack~!!!)))

* Though it really should have been translated,
"I love you." because, for realsies, that would have been a better translation of the emotion on display.

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I keep him in my squad until he lays an egg. Then him and all the eggs get the boot, no matter how many heart breaking things he squawks at me. He had a chance and he blew it. No chickens in my squad because they turn into 100,000,000 chickens.

The ending for FFXV was neat but I didn't enjoy it as much as I could have. I was so frustrated with acts 9-13 that I couldn't really enjoy anything after them.


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1) Your words of wisdom have shown me what I must do. Maybe.
2) I totally understand that. As noted, watching was probably a lot easier than playing.


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For not the first time, I wish there was a more straightforward poaching mechanic. Having to fill out three of your party's slots with dragons you're going to off for parts later isn't terribly difficult, but is rather annoying.

#FFTproblems

Also, that one time you make sure to put two thieves in your party (well, ninjas with steal) and you go into battle to find four wizards ripe for the thieving (and their three animal colleagues)... only to find you out the wrong ninja and now you're stuck with three monsters, one ninja thief, and a ninja knight, none of which have healing.

In entirely unrelated news, I recently experienced my first battle-loss. I mean, technically, I won, but my Skreht crystallized, and I want to grab that holy lance, and dang it, I'm not sure if outfitting a team of lancers in the next chapter is worth all this...

#FFTgrinding


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Were you behind La Llorona in the B6?

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Learning Ultima is always a pain as well. I haven't bothered trying to steal high end stuff since my earliest play throughs...

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La Llorona was written by Adam Daigle. I don't do any writing or anything like that for the books. I do like to think that maybe I had a small hand in it though. I spoke to one of my coworkers here about her and told him her story. He added it to his list of creatures he was going to suggest at a meeting about new creatures to put in the game (I don't recall if it was a meeting about Bestiary 6 specifically or a general 'hey we should get these monsters into the game at some point' type of meeting). I had some ideas about how she may work but I don't think I mentioned any of them to him. He asked me about it again later and took some notes. I don't know how much that may have mattered, Adam has a very solid understanding of Southwest folklore so he probably had her in mind already. But I do like to think that maybe I made a suggestion that the creative staff liked. If that IS the case I may have to go talk to someone about the Coco Monster (the Cucuy)!


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You should!

Also, Diego: did you know that my Eldest just graduated Kindergarten?!

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