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Posted: 27th May 2015 19:02

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Is anybody planning on participating in Four Job Fiesta this year? It's an annual FF5 celebration that runs through the entire summer. The basic premise is that you get one job per crystal that you're allowed to use, and once a job has been assigned to you, at least one of your characters must be in that job at all times (no freelancers once you have an assigned job).

I did four runs last summer and had an absolute blast. I'll use my first run as an example.

I was assigned the Knight job at the wind crystal, so at that point all of my characters were forced to be Knights. At the water crystal, I got Mystic Knight, so at least one char had to be in each job, with the remaining two my choice between those two. I think I mostly kept three in Knight at that point to work toward Two-Handed. At the fire crystal, I got Bard, so once I had access to that job, I had three forced classes and one that could be any of the three. Finally, I got Dragoon at the earth crystal, so I had my team set.

You can move between jobs as long as you're always fulfilling those basic rules - doesn't matter who is assigned to what job on the most basic gametype.

It's a lot of fun and it is run to benefit Childs Play charity, which is a great cause. This year I plan on streaming a run where I start the game and don't stop until I'm done. It could be a horrible disaster if I get a bad job combo, such as anything involving Geomancer. Assuming we can get it working I will be streaming through CoN's official twitch account!

Pre-registration starts on June 1, the actual event should start around June 15th or so.

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Posted: 27th May 2015 19:25

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I'm thinking strongly about it, especially since we just recorded the latest CoNcast talking about it (spoilers, dearie!). I'm not really sure I'll have an opportunity to really get through a run, since I have a lot coming up this summer, but I might well give it a shot.

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Posted: 28th May 2015 14:59

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I'm thinking strongly about it, especially since we just recorded the latest CoNcast talking about it (spoilers, dearie!). I'm not really sure I'll have an opportunity to really get through a run, since I have a lot coming up this summer, but I might well give it a shot.

You'd have the whole summer at least. And it's a pretty easy game to pick up for an hour at a time. When you realize that you only have to do a fraction of the third world, the game becomes much faster. When I get home, I can check on the time commitment of my four runs.

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Posted: 29th May 2015 03:06

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I'm gonna be doing one this year as well! Last year's Fiesta was the first time I've ever sat down and tried to play through the game in earnest. Circumstances got in the way and I didn't finish it but I had a lot of fun! I'll probably be streaming my run, too for friends and anyone else interested.

Last year I felt like I lucked out when I got White Mage as my wind job. Real quick I realized just how slow and horrible it is having nothing but 4 White Mages. To keep myself from quitting altogether out of boredom I had to change my run to a Natural. I ended up with White Mage, Mystic Knight, Ninja, and Dancer. I didn;t get to mess with Dancer too much before I had to stop.

Currently I'm trying to decide if I should take the BERSERKER RISK

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Posted: 29th May 2015 04:15

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I'm doing BERSERKERRISK with a 750 run, which will guarantee me a good job from the wind crystal to synergize with the inevitable Berserker (or 2. or ... 3). Very excited for it, it sounds like a fun combo.

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Posted: 29th May 2015 14:21

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I'm doing BERSERKERRISK with a 750 run, which will guarantee me a good job from the wind crystal to synergize with the inevitable Berserker (or 2. or ... 3). Very excited for it, it sounds like a fun combo.

Oh man you're right. That basically guarantees that you get a mage first, yeah?

I'm a tiny baby who is just doing a straight up random run. Everyone marvel at what a risk taker and cool sexhaver I am.

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Posted: 30th May 2015 17:07

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I'm registered! Just as a normal run, since I didn't find the help page until after I registered. I love Final Fantasy V, so this should be fun.
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Posted: 30th May 2015 19:27

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I'm having trouble deciding what version to play. I want maximum hurt for me and whoever's co-piloting the stream so I was looking at the PS1 version. How bad are the load times(i've heard they are unbelievably bad)?

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Posted: 1st June 2015 04:39

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A Facebook friend mentioned this.
I would love to try but I'm far behind on a lot of other games I own. That I need to play. sad.gif
Plus I'm normally not that great with completing special challenges within a season of a year.

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Posted: 1st June 2015 17:58

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^^^^I didn't finish my run last year either, so I'm finishing it now in anticipation of this year's run

So the SFC fan translation is some first-year Japanese student weeaboo garbage, the PS1 version loads forever, and the GBA version looks terrible on stream and has god-awful music sad.gif

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Posted: 2nd June 2015 02:15

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Quote (Malevolence @ 30th May 2015 13:27)
I'm having trouble deciding what version to play. I want maximum hurt for me and whoever's co-piloting the stream so I was looking at the PS1 version. How bad are the load times(i've heard they are unbelievably bad)?

The load times are terrible and the translation is laughably bad. All hail Princess Salsa!

I will be running on translated SFC as it's the one I'm most used to and enjoy the most.

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Posted: 2nd June 2015 02:25

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I finally settled on the GBA version, patched to replace all the music with that of the snes version. Also I found a filter that makes it look good on stream. The GBA version has a really nice localization, fwiw.

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Posted: 2nd June 2015 04:55

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Well, it's not like I have better things to do. Sure, I'll try it; sounds like fun.

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Posted: 3rd June 2015 12:38

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Oh. Thanks for clearing that up.

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Posted: 21st June 2015 23:07

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Four speedrunners are now running through with a fixed Fiesta party of Monk/Red Mage/Ranger/Dancer pinch.gif

Once they're all done, or once midnight eastern hits, then the Fiesta begins for the rest of us!

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Posted: 22nd June 2015 04:53

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I got Thief. I'm kinda worried about going at it without a healer. I chose random so hopefully I'll still get a white mage.

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Posted: 22nd June 2015 19:10

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My first run will be White Mage / Berserker / Geomancer / Dancer. Not terrible. Will be very defensive until world 3. I'm very worried about dealing damage to the sealed guardians.

Edit: j/k, doom sickle will make them cake.

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Posted: 22nd June 2015 19:36

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I'm doing a normal run and got Knight to start. Should be a pretty easy way to get started assuming I'm not too lazy to get started.

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Posted: 23rd June 2015 04:09

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Quote (Malevolence @ 28th May 2015 23:06)
Last year I felt like I lucked out when I got White Mage as my wind job. Real quick I realized just how slow and horrible it is having nothing but 4 White Mages.

I'm in...... alas, with White Mage as my wind job. This is gonna be rough.

I'm playing the SNES version on my Android device.

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Posted: 23rd June 2015 04:48

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Honestly? It shouldnt be. The area directly after you get your Wind job is nothing but undead. As long as you can manage the water tower and the Garula fight, you're golden. They even give you a Flail in the ship graveyard.

My run though? Forgot to buy potions, game over'd on Siren. I have two choices: steal potions from the golems forever, or start over.

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Posted: 23rd June 2015 13:36

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Honestly? It shouldnt be. The area directly after you get your Wind job is nothing but undead. As long as you can manage the water tower and the Garula fight, you're golden. They even give you a Flail in the ship graveyard.

My run though? Forgot to buy potions, game over'd on Siren. I have two choices: steal potions from the golems forever, or start over.

Are you grinding skeletons to get dagger drops? That'll help a lot in the process.

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Posted: 23rd June 2015 21:10

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Yeah everyone has a dagger. It's just that when she shifts into zombie form she takes almost no damage and hits like a truck. Time to grind, AH S'POSE.

EDIT: If I steal a potion and then run do I still keep the potion?

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Posted: 24th June 2015 13:37

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Yeah everyone has a dagger. It's just that when she shifts into zombie form she takes almost no damage and hits like a truck. Time to grind, AH S'POSE.

EDIT: If I steal a potion and then run do I still keep the potion?

That's a good question! I have no idea. I would guess yes, but it's worth a save state test probably.

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Posted: 24th June 2015 19:26
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Yes, you get the item the moment the steal attempt connects. Actually stealing and running away is a method to steal multiple Thief Gloves from Sekmet at the pyramid.

However, if you were to use the Return magic, you'll restart with the exact same inventory, which means no stolen item for you. But you can steal from the enemy again, which allows you to go for the rare steal if the enemy has a common one and you successfully stole the common one...
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Posted: 24th June 2015 21:59

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Neat! This gonna be very handy if I get shafted on my next job >_>

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Posted: 26th June 2015 15:53

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Rolled into world 2 with my team and honestly I had no idea that Geomancer was an actually feasible job. It's amazing for random encounters, and against some bosses (Archeoaevis) it has some great utility. It would suck if I didn't have another magic job to help boost it, but it's not a nightmare like I expected.

Not that anything could be a nightmare in a run with a white mage, but still!

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Posted: 26th June 2015 17:32

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I got White Mage as my Wind crystal job. I've previously tried to do an all-White-Mage run, so I knew it was feasible in the early game, if a bit slow. I beat Karlabos at level 7 and Siren at level 8. Also didn't have a problem with Magissa and Forza, but I forgot to write down what level I was when I beat them.

I'm now grinding in the Wind Shrine for ABP. I was hoping to get Leather Shoes from the goblins for all my characters, which I did. Next I'll target Moldwynd in hopes of some elixirs. I did try out Bandersnatches for ABP grinding, but they were a bit difficult for my white mages - I lost Bartz and Lenna on the third battle. So I figured I'd get ABP faster by targeting squishy mobs.

I tweeted for my Water job, and got Red Mage. Hmm. That should help against Ifrit, which is where my White Mage run got stuck.
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Posted: 26th June 2015 18:14

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Yeah, at the very worst you can break rods with Red Mage, so if you're not averse to doing that, Ifrit will be a cinch.

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Posted: 26th June 2015 20:49

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I just streamed an hour and a half of me playing horribly on the CoN twitch account. Good times!

I made it to the save point in the Ship Graveyard amid cats puking and farting.

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Posted: 27th June 2015 07:31

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I got Monk as my second job. So with the absolute worst possible combination of jobs that doesn't include Berserker, I kept moving forward. Inside the fire ship I find that with these two jobs Liquid Flame is literally unbeatable.

It counters every physical attack (which is all I have) with an attack that hits the whole party for 1/4 to 1/3 of our health. The only healing items available are potions which cannot possibly keep us ahead of the damage.

Since I have no money for spending on the Job Fair I guess my run is over. Try again next year.

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