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First FF5 Play Through

Posted: 14th September 2017 16:31

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I have begun my journey through FF5. I am at the city of Karnak.

After finishing my play through of FF4, I was anxious to move on to the next one. Honestly, I wasn't impressed with 4. Seems like everyone else really liked it, to me was 'meh.'

FF5 feels like there will be a lot of grinding going on to level up all the classes to max out. Is that what I should be aiming for? I imagine I can beat the game without doing that, but all the guides I've seen talk about mastering the classes to prepare for Mime and Freelancer. That's what I've been doing between each town it feels like. Grinding out levels.

I like the job system thus far, but at the same time it is a little overwhelming. All these classes with different abilities. What do I choose? What works best? What jobs suck? Kirk or Picard?? (Sisko is the answer to that one)

I would be interested in hearing other peoples thoughts and opinions. Advice as well.
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Posted: 14th September 2017 18:12

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It is entirely possible to beat the game without using freelancers/mimes - that's what the Four Job Fiesta is all about. Heck, I once beat the game with four melee classes (no healer!). Whether you choose to go the freelancer route depends on your play style. I have q save in which I maxed every class, but it's very time consuming and by the time you do it, your characters are high levels making the final boss trivial.

If you really do want to level all the classes, know that late in the game there are monsters that give good ABP. Vilia give 25 ABP and are found in the same region as monsters who give 8 ABP, so are a popular place for class grinding. You can also get 100 ABP by feeding elixirs to Magic Pots in Phoenix Tower (also late in the game).

Are you planning to fight the optional bosses? If so, you'll need someone who can berserk Shinryu, so a White Mage, Chemist, or a staff user with a Power Staff. For Omega, I recommend bards, though beastmasters also work.
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Posted: 15th September 2017 14:26

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Good to know I wont be expected to master all the classes.

I do not plan on beating the option dungeons/bosses. Ive played 1-4 so far and have skipped all the bonus content. I personally dont consider it important to do those extra things.
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Posted: 13th October 2017 03:09

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I'm in a similar boat as you, I played FF4 and found it really average and not too exciting. I made it about halfway through FF3 on PSP, so I'm somewhat familiar with the job system. I'm already liking the job system much better in this game, FF3 forced a penalty on you every time you wanted to switch, and as far as I know you couldn't use abilities from other jobs like you can in this game. I still haven't quite gotten the hang of some of the more exotic jobs though, my strategy so far has been to get everyone some red/white/black mage experience, and then keep them in a strong physical job like knight or mystic knight.
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