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Current Run

Normal
Monk Monk Blue Mage Blue Mage

Previous Runs - 2

Run #1: Forbidden Run
Knight Void Dancer Oracle
Run #2: Forbidden Run
Black Mage Void Samurai Oracle

Updates

Comment Time Comment
2018-06-19 19:04:16 Confirmed: Knights > Freelancers. (Source: Magissa and Forza) #FF5FJF2018 https://t.co/5DuUYMdOh9
2018-06-22 04:46:56 Suuuuuure. Why not? When you're playing "Forbidden", anything goes! #FF5FJF2018 https://t.co/bW17Lg5osZ
2018-06-22 06:12:21 Good Knight. #FF5FJF2018 https://t.co/HIiAsxkVKs
2018-06-22 06:38:39 Eezy Breezy. #FF5FJF2018 https://t.co/Q4m7QQieQw
2018-06-22 06:56:48 Got future-jobified again with Dancer, but it's cool because I got to cash in on my previous future-job, Ninja. Ran into the Dhorme Chimera, thought maybe I was toast, and then remembered I had a Shuriken. #FF5FJF2018 https://t.co/U3TZZvPyZK
2018-06-22 07:51:01 Pecked and pecked at Byblos until he cast Drain (revealing that he was at low health), and ripped a Flame Scroll on his ass. GG. #FF5FJF2018 https://t.co/XzeUkLT8Ig
2018-06-23 01:34:00 Sandworm died to my Knights and Ninjas before I could even break a sweat. Onward! #FF5FJF2018 https://t.co/dROZEQpbNH
2018-06-23 05:54:01 Well, at least he left the Shuriken in the other chest. I can actually use that. #FF5FJF2018 https://t.co/B246VkPL9Y
2018-06-23 07:38:50 Lightning Scrolls savagely ripped through the Ruins defenses. Soon afterward, a couple Shurikens dispatched Archeoaevis with no problem. Ninja is seriously busted. Perhaps she should be..... forbidden? #FF5FJF2018 https://t.co/qWHkC6rTt7
2018-06-29 11:14:47 I'd decided, just for lulz, to make this a Brave Blade run (i.e., "Forbidden from fleeing"). This Elven Mantle was a no-go earlier, but now that I'm about to leave World 1 forever, I returned to Jackanapes' lair, and Sword Dance came through for me. #FF5FJF2018 https://t.co/XB8PAERZBR
2018-06-29 11:47:08 Guess I wasn't as prepared for this fight as I thought. Three straight Sword Dances didn't get the job done, but Manticore felt generous, and gave me juuuust enough time for a fourth. #FF5FJF2018 https://t.co/yQI9ZlAzYn
2018-06-29 17:43:11 Needed gil to refill on potions. Normally I'd grind battles for it, but then I thought it'd be funnier if I just danced in this bar for it all instead. #FF5FJF2018 https://t.co/e8EwZf2eJi
2018-06-29 18:24:57 Continuing the trend of arbitrary rules, I decided this run I wouldn't just kill Tyrannosaur the easy way with a Phoenix Down. Not that throwing four Flame Scrolls instead was particularly hard. #FF5FJF2018 https://t.co/0G6hVXubXO
2018-06-30 12:06:54 Sword Dance was being stingy, and of course Comet always hit the wrong person every time. But I prevailed, in not too bad of shape. #FF5FJF2018 https://t.co/fItmP38TtS
2018-06-30 13:06:47 Randomly lucked into not one but two Staves of Light on a routine trip to Ghido. At first I thought it was dumb to get such luck on a run with no staff-using jobs.... but then I remembered.... I have an Oracle coming my way eventually. :) #FF5FJF2018 https://t.co/7nphLavGqO
2018-07-06 17:28:40 Made -very- short work of Exdeath. I'm gonna be sad to lose one of these classes to the forbidden void later. #FF5FJF2018 https://t.co/BQAXlzmZeu
2018-07-07 05:24:54 Having trouble collecting the first three legendary weapons (the only three I really need). Having decided that I'll be "forbidden" from fleeing makes this hallway a tough gauntlet. #FF5FJF2018 https://t.co/WnF1tfOxkm
2018-07-07 07:39:11 I've decided to rip through the four tablets as soon as possible, and go back for treasures later. One problem: This guy. Decided to take the easy way and wait him out. #FF5FJF2018 https://t.co/nnC5P3kW7Y
2018-07-08 16:07:07 Did another restart after a failed attempt at an aggro kill, when I decided I wanted my Shurikens back. Got home, his spell cycle included Silence (2MP). Started to set up Mage Masher, he changed cycle and cast Libra (1MP) and failed. Shields: Down! #FF5FJF2018 https://t.co/tleN1pBtj2
2018-07-08 16:12:25 Proof that when "Return" resets a battle, it even resets the game clock. It advanced 12 hours, but I had different attempts at the Omniscient fight running for about 36 hours. #FF5FJF2018 https://t.co/DexQ2mQjSx
2018-07-13 06:53:54 Zipped through the tablet dungeons (or at least as fast as one could on a Brave Blade run) to get to my final job. I'll have at least some time with all four jobs, clearing out dungeon treasure, before void happens. #FF5FJF2018 https://t.co/2P9jFb2yYD
2018-07-13 11:10:00 Remember those two Staff of Light drops I randomly got visiting Ghido? Now paired with Ninja's Dual-Wield. Don't know why, but this makes me irrationally amused. #FF5FJF2018 https://t.co/q8WHRdcCL2
2018-07-13 15:01:40 I wanted to fight an actual boss with my full four-job squad, and it was either Odin (too quick), Gogo (not really a fight), or Leviathan. Died a dozen or so times, decided to try !Dance on my Ninja, and first try I got two dual-weapon Sword Dances. #FF5FJF2018 https://t.co/nqOAIayGy0
2018-07-13 18:58:00 Lost my Ninja to the Void. Would've chosen Dancer, but I'm still in solid shape. Still got my Excalibur and Brave Blade. First stretch was rough, but Oracle is doing some fine work! #FF5FJF2018 https://t.co/TSWEgJmtut
2018-07-13 21:01:52 Holy cow! Got like five Sword Dances in a row (without the special equipment). Walloped Catastrophe just in time. Once I got to four, I was dreading having to do a rematch. #FF5FJF2018 https://t.co/2flEhXdiZz
2018-07-16 17:48:41 Hermes Sandals + 2-Handed + Excalibur + Weakness to Holy = GG #FF5FJF2018 https://t.co/7AhsF91kYH
2018-07-16 19:33:56 I almost always kill Necrophobe for the last save point, but I was concerned this party might not have the juice to do it. Then I mastered Oracle and remembered, hey, I get a free Moogle Charm now! #FF5FJF2018 https://t.co/G0uQ1ergP6
2018-07-21 04:09:45 You have no idea how hard fought this one was. For kicks, I chose to beat NXD with only 3 people. Turns out, it's so easy to get derailed. Berserk, Meteor, you name it. It was actually gonna be my last attempt before grinding even more levels. GG! #FF5FJF2018 https://t.co/kslVMYuIXJ
2018-07-22 05:43:16 Starting up another "Forbidden" run! Upgrade style this time. Maybe I can end with four Gladiators? I tried to think of a wacky thing I could do this run. To be honest, I always always use "Wait" for in-battle menus. Why not change it up this time? #FF5FJF2018 https://t.co/0QZepbaMDi
2018-07-22 07:44:47 Ooooooooh, I love this so much. Reminds me of playing all Black Mages in FF1. #FF5FJF2018 https://t.co/ubt8C48UIS
2018-07-22 16:29:40 Forza? Who's that? Taking advantage of Ice Rod giving my Blizzard spells a little extra punch. #FF5FJF2018 https://t.co/9M7vjII71b
2018-07-22 16:49:52 Eh, sure, why not. Might just make this a "Forbidden" run tradition. #FF5FJF2018 https://t.co/rzvCFYZaKS
2018-07-22 16:53:59 Eh, why not. Maybe I'll make this a "Forbidden" run tradition. #FF5FJF2018 https://t.co/IZwfBJFuO5
2018-07-25 05:34:42 I was passing through Karnak the other night. I never noticed these two conveyor belts here, just past the boss fight. There's no point whatsoever to them being there, although they do function. #FF5FJF2018 https://t.co/e9HBKQsqbd
2018-07-25 05:39:56 Starting your upgrade run with Black Mages is awesome. Between spells and rods, they blast through so much of the early game. Their usefulness only becomes spotty after Soul Cannon, which is not long before you reach level 6 ability and upgrade. #FF5FJF2018 https://t.co/CxxXdxi30s
2018-07-25 06:53:11 I entered the Ruins as Black Mages, and I left as Beastmasters. Wasn't quite equipped for the mid-dungeon change, but black magic got me to Archeoaevis' final form, and releasing four Ronkan Knights sealed the deal. #FF5FJF2018 https://t.co/3oSXRNyomi
2018-07-29 15:17:15 Was having a real struggle with three Beastmasters versus Manticore, even with available Black Magic. Then I looked it up... turns out Manticore is not immune to petrify. #FF5FJF2018 https://t.co/leKgOJIFz1
2018-07-29 15:50:25 Try to abduct me, get turned to stone. #FF5FJF2018 https://t.co/UcCRRtXd9R
2018-07-29 15:53:31 Got to Gilgamesh 1 fight, forgot Galuf still had a spare Ronkan Knight in his pocket. (At least I hope it was a Ronkan Knight.) #FF5FJF2018 https://t.co/3ZU1sco2lO
2018-07-29 16:46:27 Yikes! My four Beastmasters have nothing against Gilgamesh on Big Bridge. Catching four Treants packs a little punch, but not much. Mute doesn't work on him on this version. Guess it's grind time. At least I have free restores in Exdeath's Castle. #FF5FJF2018 https://t.co/qA3ZBOCkdQ
2018-08-05 05:09:52 Did quite a bit of grinding, which is super-easy in this version with auto mode. Level 28 proved no match for ol' Gilgy. Now I have a ton of extra money lying around. Hoping my next upgrade job is Samurai. #FF5FJF2018 https://t.co/Hg5O36F4U5
2018-08-05 05:31:35 I was a little too strong for the Kornago Gourd side errand, I kept killing my toads before I could catch them. Finally got success with Poison plus Sleep, and just leaving my team on auto-mode with Catch. #FF5FJF2018 https://t.co/Evi3xBE2P5
2018-08-05 19:29:54 I entered Barrier Tower as Beastmasters, and I left as SAMURAI!! Exactly what I wanted. My first Samurai of this Fiesta. Didn't need any of the extra grinding gold against Atomos, though. Good ol' black magic did the trick. #FF5FJF2018 https://t.co/Wr6JNX54OV
2018-08-05 19:35:11 The Crystals fight was so hard for my other Fiesta parties this year. And yet, if you have Zeninage / Gil Toss, it's the easiest breeziest thing in the world. #FF5FJF2018 https://t.co/MyudNTfQcC
2018-08-05 19:38:58 It occurred to me that I'd never checked to see what Ghido says after Moore Forest. You know, just to satisfy curiosity. Well, now I know. #FF5FJF2018 https://t.co/KrnLHMXEC3
2018-08-07 16:46:32 Made short work of Exdeath last night. It turns out, after hoping so much for Samurai, there's not much need for Gil Toss when you can just Black Magic everything to death. At least I have cool sword-dodgy moves, now. #FF5FJF2018 https://t.co/4w23QfpoUA
2018-08-07 16:53:30 Brought my tablet to a long day at work. Breezed past the Pyramid on my breaks. I'm not even sure I'll bother building up the Chicken Knife at this rate. #FF5FJF2018 https://t.co/D02RI09RJG
2018-08-10 03:14:52 Not gonna lie, I've gotten pretty much zero use out of my Beastmaster abilities since upgrading. Being able to equip Fire Lash against this guy was nice, though. #FF5FJF2018 https://t.co/QPETV1ns5N
2018-08-10 03:16:07 Mr. Omniscient is out of his gourd! #FF5FJF2018 https://t.co/BRNUN7Vjje
2018-08-11 13:03:53 The Samurai Squad was kickin' ass. Having all four characters with the dodge ability, along with Mirage Vests and Elven Mantles, made this dungeon a lot easier. #FF5FJF2018 https://t.co/lnPlf5MdL1
2018-08-11 13:13:49 Got my final forbidden upgrade, and it's the one I didn't want. Oracle's not untenable though, unless I lose black magic to the void, in which case I am up shit creek. (Well, I would still have Zeninage, but that'd be the entirety of my offense.) #FF5FJF2018 https://t.co/tWSxM2CZXS
2018-08-12 03:30:59 Wrapped up non-void stuff so I could roll for Void before taking my tablet to work. And I lost..... Beastmaster? Noooo! You mean I get to keep black magic -and- Zeninage? And equip Katanas? I don't think I can handle having all these choices. #FF5FJF2018 https://t.co/8l5BVz6NT4
2018-08-14 02:46:06 You would think that this ability would let you equip Sasuke's Katana, but you would be wrong. #FF5FJF2018 https://t.co/CqyTVUSqBz
2018-08-14 02:49:15 Collecting four Reflect Rings takes much more time when you don't have access to Thief Knife. #FF5FJF2018 https://t.co/VuYf1utwNR
2018-08-15 05:16:42 Oracle Krile looks like she's flipping the double-bird. #FF5FJF2018 https://t.co/iR6y3x0nhc
2018-08-15 05:18:27 Save points? What are those? #FF5FJF2018 https://t.co/F07WqQZDzp
2018-08-15 05:23:32 Catastrophe took a few tries. Just spammed Flare, and finally got the lucky roll with only one Earth Shaker, though the Rejuvenation countdowns would have let me survive one more. #FF5FJF2018 https://t.co/frq6vzVZ40
2018-08-17 19:49:08 On GBA, "Read Ahead", the top Oracle ability, is just short of a full on Moogle Charm. Not exactly zero encounters, but only one per about three map screens. But here on Android, you still get encounters. I'm not convinced it does anything at all. #FF5FJF2018 https://t.co/tArcbc7HSp
2018-08-17 19:50:42 1) Wait until Twintania casts Giga Flare; 2) Cast Death. I tried to beat him legitimately first, I promise. :) #FF5FJF2018 https://t.co/E5ckoetIkM
2018-08-17 20:03:31 ...relying on auto mode to start this battle. This required my last action with Faris to be a selection of Magic Lamp that does not fire. The previous Gilgamesh fight worked. After setting it up, all I could do every encounter was hit "Escape". #FF5FJF2018 https://t.co/bgAh9kRB5y
2018-08-18 11:40:31 I was kinda hoping to do four Neo Exdeaths all in one day, maybe even stream it all, but alas, plans and circumstances get in the way. But having to venture out and do errands didn't stop me from doing a little Fiesta on the go. #FF5FJF2018 https://t.co/w4aY3W80Tb
2018-08-18 11:51:59 I wanted to maintain my "ATB Active" pledge, but NXD was stomping me so fast as I was trying frantically to menu, that I had to turn down to slowest speed to even have a chance. He was still slaughtering me handily... until I got my lucky "Break". #FF5FJF2018 https://t.co/wvH5hgfO79
2018-08-18 11:53:23 Very relieved to have finished with this party. I was mortified I might have to grind enough levels just to survive Almagest plus Vacuum Wave. But I finally got a "Break" to land before Almagest fired, and once I did, NXD didn't have a prayer. GG. #FF5FJF2018 https://t.co/v6LSO1jCWx
2018-08-22 15:03:14 Good night, Karl Boss. See you next year! #FF5FJF2018 https://t.co/rlHzbNDwlz
2018-08-23 11:34:59 Decided to fight Liquid Flame straight up, rather than leave the ship just to buy two Ice Rods. Uhh.... GG? #FF5FJF2018 https://t.co/7qimCIgoOj
2018-08-27 02:44:44 Sure, if by "worth", you mean my financial worth, i.e. my ability to unflinchingly drop down cash for two Frost Rods. #FF5FJF2018 https://t.co/rffAK4OYSg
2018-08-28 08:07:34 The speed of this version requires some extraordinary measures. Here, I had to burn a Thunder Rod on random enemies, then set auto-mode, then re-equip another Rod, just so I could immediately fire two Rods before Cannon took its first turn. #FF5FJF2018 https://t.co/raOcuBjCCo
2018-08-28 08:14:02 I stayed the night at my folks', so I could help plan for an upcoming trip (and also secretly so I could get caught up on Preacher). My dad watched me play a little FF5 over my shoulder. He found this line very amusing. #FF5FJF2018 https://t.co/lI0zp5kygW
2018-08-28 18:02:57 And now, we're down to one. One run remaining, that is. One last chance to save the world (for the tenth time). On a related note, you always gotta love when you try Goblin Punch just to try it and discover you two are level-buddies. #FF5FJF2018 https://t.co/bNoQQVFVZ1
2018-08-29 12:41:57 Rest well, you old fuddy-duddy. Your work this year is done. #FF5FJF2018 https://t.co/H7UUg2Ul5j
2018-08-29 14:51:21 Drink up! #FF5FJF2018 https://t.co/fXlK88EWtd
2018-08-29 15:02:45 Couldn't get death-by-math to work, but since I had Exdeath old-ified anyway, figured I'd just beat him up while he can't fight back. #FF5FJF2018 https://t.co/3lXBQWGhkB
2018-08-29 16:16:06 Several thousand needles later... #FF5FJF2018 https://t.co/dxsZKjyQPk
2018-08-30 02:42:24 Some morning Island Shrine before heading to work. This dungeon's always an eggshell walk when you're at level 35. #FF5FJF2018 https://t.co/KCtlCSCTEe
2018-08-30 11:02:24 Given my upcoming work schedule, ideally I have about 22 hours to wrap up this Fiesta. Can I do it? (Spoiler: I totally can.) #FF5FJF2018 https://t.co/dO3kTJeLPL
2018-08-30 12:26:12 That's all thirty! #FF5FJF2018 https://t.co/haFh7gV8hW
2018-08-30 15:14:38 Found something weird. When your party has float status, each character kinda levitates up and down. I can't show it here, but for whatever reason, the levitation animation is much faster when I have "Auto mode" on than when it's off. #FF5FJF2018 https://t.co/2rz5PHFLuk
2018-08-30 15:44:30 Like my previous run, with two Monks and two Blue Mages I have almost no use for any of the sealed weapons. But I did swing by and pick them up anyway, just in case I want Assassin's Dagger for Twintania. #FF5FJF2018 https://t.co/gXTZKXoKgX
2018-08-30 16:43:11 Farted around back in Phoenix Tower for a while, trying to scrounge up enough cash to buy three Hermes Sandals. All stocked up and ready to go. Let the boss rush begin! #FF5FJF2018 https://t.co/cfz1EreEqa
2018-08-30 17:04:37 Showed up at Azulmagia with all characters at an unfortunate level 40. I was about to throw on some Reflect Rings to survive the fight, when I remembered ".....Oh, right. Just do the thing." #FF5FJF2018 https://t.co/G5loTurp3x
2018-08-30 17:32:38 Heh heh, You don't say? #FF5FJF2018 https://t.co/Nx1BuCJpYS
2018-08-30 17:59:50 Final -MUSIC!- Didn't think I'd use any sealed weapons, but I did end up throwing on a Magus Rod mid-battle with Necrophobe to get some boost out of my Aerogas. Gonna call it a night here, set up for a final showdown with Neo Exdeath in the morning. #FF5FJF2018 https://t.co/SFtV6mKWKA
2018-08-31 06:34:09 It's final battle time! It's a "Natural" run, so not a lot of options. Since "Focus" doesn't target, which really doesn't help, I went the +30% HP route. Four Hermes Sandals and two Aegis Shields help, and Mighty Guard will do the rest. #FF5FJF2018 https://t.co/nPhN0n7jpb
2018-08-31 07:00:22 Got through Meteor spam with White Wind. Monks did almost no damage to the first form, but were great damage sponges themselves. Almagest part of NXD is susceptible to Old status, but I'm having trouble getting Time Slip to actually land. #FF5FJF2018 https://t.co/y7j19uvvVW
2018-08-31 07:12:43 Lenna's been old-ified twice now. She's dealing damage in the 100s. Still a good item-user and damage-taker, but that's about it. Mostly ignoring Almagest and concentrating on Grand Cross. That's the true threat here. #FF5FJF2018 https://t.co/Vvr8WDEukY
2018-08-31 07:20:28 Grand Cross part is down! Frogs no more! I've currently lost Krile to Berserk, which I have no way of healing without putting my party at risk by stopping White Wind. Hoping to get a lucky petrify or Dispel there. Otherwise, the battle continues. #FF5FJF2018 https://t.co/19LN3oIKKF
2018-08-31 07:28:43 Saw an opportunity to finish off Krile (to revive her non-berserked) and I took it. With two Blue Mages back, I could take more shots with Time Slip on the Almagest part, finally getting one of them to land. At this point, I should be in the clear. #FF5FJF2018 https://t.co/vO63u7W4jv
2018-08-31 15:53:11 Not much to say. Monks packed the punch, and Blue Mages did everything else. Fun way to run out this year's Fiesta. GG. #FF5FJF2018 https://t.co/tFfTvFoHd1