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Who do you Neglect?
Fighter [ 1 ]  [3.45%]
Thief [ 8 ]  [27.59%]
White Mage [ 1 ]  [3.45%]
Black Mage [ 2 ]  [6.90%]
Red Mage [ 2 ]  [6.90%]
Black Belt [ 7 ]  [24.14%]
Nobody [ 8 ]  [27.59%]
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Posted: 1st August 2011 19:32

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We all do this. Who do you neglect the most? Not buying them their best equipment, not reviving them, whatever.

I usually neglect my Black Mage, to be honest. He's an expensive class to maintain.

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Posted: 1st August 2011 19:59
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I want to vote but multiple options are not allowed. sad.gif

Most of the time, I use the same line up : 2 fighters, 2 white mages. I dont neglect any of them .... but I do neglect the rest of the classes. Especially the thief. Imo, the worst character in final fantasy period.

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Posted: 1st August 2011 20:02

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Quote (Aeris-Logan @ 1st August 2011 20:59)
I want to vote but multiple options are not allowed. sad.gif

Most of the time, I use the same line up : 2 fighters, 2 white mages. I dont neglect any of them .... but I do neglect the rest of the classes. Especially the thief. Imo, the worst character in final fantasy period.

I don't see why people hate Thief. It has really high luck. biggrin.gif

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Posted: 1st August 2011 22:00

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Idk all my guys just lvl up at different times for some reason even though none of my guys died at all.
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Posted: 1st August 2011 22:20

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I don't see why people hate Thief. It has really high luck. biggrin.gif

You clearly played a recent port of FF1. On the NES Thieves are garbage.

For me it's probably Black Mages. On the NES their magic wasn't enough, and on the GBA or PSP it's all about physical attacks.

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Posted: 1st August 2011 22:29

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I thought about the thief bad as well for a long time. But then I realized one shouldn't really be fighting against all the monsters in the early caverns, most noticiable the Marsh Cave because you will eventually run out of MP. And with a thief you can easily flee.

Though, the game gets IMHO WAY easier once you have gotten to the first or second crystal, the beginning is the hardest part, isn't it?
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Posted: 2nd August 2011 04:07

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Quote (Bas @ 1st August 2011 23:29)
I thought about the thief bad as well for a long time. But then I realized one shouldn't really be fighting against all the monsters in the early caverns, most noticiable the Marsh Cave because you will eventually run out of MP. And with a thief you can easily flee.

Though, the game gets IMHO WAY easier once you have gotten to the first or second crystal, the beginning is the hardest part, isn't it?

Yes, the beginning is tough. The reason I use Thief on the NES? NINJA.

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Posted: 2nd August 2011 12:23

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Quote (Chell172 @ 2nd August 2011 05:07)
Yes, the beginning is tough. The reason I use Thief on the NES? NINJA.

Yeah same here for the Ninja!For the PSP I still have the Ninja for help with Black Magic Buffs hes awsome and hes a NINJA!
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Posted: 2nd August 2011 23:00
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The ninja is only marginally better than the thief. tongue.gif

I guess its my own preference though. I have always played a certain way. Defensive > offensive. Which is why the white mages are always the most important player in any game I play.
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Posted: 19th August 2011 01:26

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No one really. I tend to grind for enough gold to equip everyone well every time I get to a new town, or if I'm feeling lazy I'll rotate who doesn't get upgrades so no one is left too far behind.

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Posted: 19th August 2011 03:15

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Quote (Aeris-Logan @ 2nd August 2011 18:00)
I have always played a certain way. Defensive > offensive. Which is why the white mages are always the most important player in any game I play.

I'm just the opposite. I've always been heavy on attacks, and physical ones at that. I'll grind through a game like FF1 with only fighters. White mage is definitely one of my last picks.
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Posted: 19th August 2011 13:46

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No one really. I tend to grind for enough gold to equip everyone well every time I get to a new town, or if I'm feeling lazy I'll rotate who doesn't get upgrades so no one is left too far behind.

I do that, too, but I give my Fighter all the good stuff. tongue.gif

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Posted: 25th August 2011 14:03

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Thief, because I was disappointed that she ( she looks like a female to me ) couldn't steal anything in battle. Otherwise she would be right up there.

It doesn't make any sense, a thief that can't steal ? blink.gif

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Posted: 26th August 2011 17:08

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I usually do that to blackbelt,because he doesn't need much equipment and i usually forget about him for some time and then he starts to fall back and i think:i better get him better stuff.
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Posted: 11th December 2011 21:47

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I'm not sure why the Thief gets all the hate. Truly he's one of the weaker characters at first, but the addition of a Ninja is worth the wait. The Ninja is a very useful addition to any party.

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Posted: 12th December 2011 13:19

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I'm not sure why the Thief gets all the hate. Truly he's one of the weaker characters at first, but the addition of a Ninja is worth the wait. The Ninja is a very useful addition to any party.

Also, in FFI, I appreciate having a more certain option to RUN when I inevitably need to.

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Posted: 14th December 2011 02:23

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Quote (IronRoto @ 11th December 2011 17:47)
I'm not sure why the Thief gets all the hate. Truly he's one of the weaker characters at first, but the addition of a Ninja is worth the wait. The Ninja is a very useful addition to any party.

Also, in FFI, I appreciate having a more certain option to RUN when I inevitably need to.

Which of course happens often. I'm playing through 1 again right now, and I'm sure glad to have the thief.

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Posted: 14th December 2011 21:17

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Quote (IronRoto @ 11th December 2011 15:47)
I'm not sure why the Thief gets all the hate. Truly he's one of the weaker characters at first, but the addition of a Ninja is worth the wait. The Ninja is a very useful addition to any party.

The NES version? Thieves are truly awful in everything except running. Ninjas are a significant step up, but the only advantage they have over Knights is being able to cast Haste--Red Mages/Wizards can do that before the class-change and are more versatile before and after the class change.

Thieves/Ninjas are a lot better in the later versions--they get more attacks than Warriors/Knights for most of the game and the changed MP system gives them a lot more castings of Temper (which actually works and Haste. Still, I end up favouring Red Wizards over Ninjas, since Red Wizards can also double for defensive buffing and healing as well as spamming Flare/Holy via items (plus the Lightbringer is much better than the Murasame).

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Posted: 11th January 2012 03:54
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Ah, the oldest controversy in FF1... who is the "worst" character? XD

I've only played the NES version, so that's the only version I know.

I neglect the Black Belt/Master. I generally finish the game at a pretty low level, and he doesn't become handy for my style of play until the Floating Castle he hits level 21.

Black Belt is pretty good at doing damage to the random encounters, but he isn't a very good boss killer until level 21. Then, he becomes a powerhouse for sure. But, so is his competitor, Fighter/Knight. It doesn't matter how much excess damage is done by either; a on-hit kill is a one-hit kill.

Fighters, on the NES version, are so overpowered that they can overshadow all others. Anymore days, I never chose them. I use a Red Mage if I want a character if I want to make a party with a good tank. If I want more of a challenge out of a four-person team, I'll use a Thief/Ninja or White Mage as my "tank." For my style of play, Black Belts are my last choice for anything.

Red Mages are my favorite character by far! I completed a solo Red Mage game once, and other than the usual rough patches (Marsh Cave, Earth Cave, Ice Cave, Temple of Fiends), it was pretty easy.
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Posted: 23rd January 2012 08:12

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I usually neglect my Black Belt, personally.

This is because he suffers the least from neglect. (Hardly any armor/weapons)

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Posted: 3rd March 2012 01:20

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Please console me. I'm not used to being in such a large majority.

I usually neglect my black belt so much that I don't put him on my team. He's always sitting around in some depressing tavern in Cornelia going nowhere for eternity as I cycle through the game's timeline in logic-breaking loops thanks to the game's ending.

Now that I mention it, does anyone else think that Wakka from FFX fits the monk/bb archetype? Because I neglect him so bad he ends the game with less than 6,000 HP and Lulu ends it with over 50,000, and every other character at least breaks 9,999.

About the FF1 black belt, I think it's a pretty useful character; it's just that all the other ones seem to make for more fun and dynamic gameplay.

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Posted: 25th January 2013 21:16
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The general consensus on the Thief on every FF1 board on the internet seems to be that they are the worst class. I have completed this game on the NES hundreds of times, it is my favourite video game of all time and I know it inside and out, and I've always found the Thief to be the best class to have around. It's the only class I will NEVER exclude from a party (unless doing a challenge run). Uh oh, 4 geists and my fighter is paralyzed and black mage out of FIR2... no worries, Thief to the rescue. The ability to run literally 100% of the time (except against bosses and Wizards) is priceless and I can put up with some early game weak attacks for it. Then he turns in to a bad ass ninja that deals almost as much damage as a knight and can still run from any battle: valuable to both escape instant death creatures and escape boredom of a low EXP battle. Plus another nice bonus of the level 4 black magic so he can cast FAST on himself while your BW casts it on your knight or master.

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Posted: 30th January 2013 12:26

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I wonder if the dislike of Thief's run ability comes from a bit of a conflict between the old tabletop RPG mentality where running from battle is always a valid option (and sometimes still nets you XP from the GM) and the newer JRPG idea that every random battle should be relatively easy and should involve wailing on stuff until it goes to 0 HP to get XP.

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Posted: 31st January 2013 20:38

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Either the thief, black belt or warrior I think... I almost always focus my team on the 3 mages.
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Posted: 4th February 2013 07:20

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I always seem to leave out Black Belt from my party. The heavy hitters and the mages all represent, but I can't think of a party I had where multiple (or even a single) Black Belt was used. I remember buying a nunchuck once, so I used him at least once?

I know he doesn't payoff at the end part of the game, but I like to use Red Mage.

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Posted: 18th February 2013 18:07

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I tend to neglect Kope. He is in the game for one reason, to tell you he saw the robot, which a chick in Gaia already does, and yet he gets a name? ...

...Oh, which Character Class?

I'm fond of them all. All have their ups and downs, but it depends on what mood I'm in. I would say the least attractive one is Black Belt, cuz of the fugly ass version of Bruce Lee's hair.

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Posted: 24th May 2013 04:26

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Red Wizard can still cast FAST at the end of the game, that's all I care about. I will take a RM over a BM any time. I just don't use Black Mages, at all. I don't care for their pathetic equipment lineup and annoying magic limitations. Sure NUKEing bosses is great but honestly with this one, I'm not worried about the bosses. I'm worried about surviving the dungeon with enough HP and items to even fight the bosses.

That said, BB is probably the one I neglect. I actually like BB, I just don't use them that much. My fave loadout is Fighter, Thief, Red Mage, White Mage and I have a hard time giving any of those classes up to make way for a BB.
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Posted: 27th May 2013 05:16

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Yup, it's a tossup between BB and Thief, for me. I would use BB more often, but I just don't like BB, and no, I'm not exactly sure why I'm not into him.

I think it may have to do with my long-standing love affair with magic, despite its lesser utility in this game as mentioned earlier as compared to physical attacks (those literally broken spells sad.gif) . As the BB has a complete lack of magic, I'm kinda disinterested in the class by default. It is nice to see I'm not alone here! tongue.gif

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Posted: 5th October 2013 00:22

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I do not neglect anybody. How are they to be useful if you never level them up, and how can they level up if they are dead? I go to great lengths to make sure all my characters are alive at the end of the battle.

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