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Run #1: Chaos
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2019-06-21 16:04:22 Kicking off a Four Job Fiesta run on the Super Famicom version. No, I don't read a lick of Japanese, but I know my way around this game. The past two years, I used SFC version for two FF1-style runs. Branching out this year with a Chaos Natural run. #FF5FJF2019
2019-06-21 17:30:02 Still no jobs. The Patron Saint of Uncontrollable Rage has already blessed me with a Berserker, but of course I have to get to Walse. Didn't feel right to use a rod here when I have no rod jobs yet. Thankfully, Magissa and Forza are weak to swords. #FF5FJF2019
2019-06-25 17:16:43 Having some fun with freelancers while I can. Whips and Axes and Samurai blades and WHO'S RINGING THAT DAMN BELL!? #FF5FJF2019
2019-06-25 17:54:30 In breaking with tradition, I've been skipping the pianos on non-Bard runs. Trying to get in the habit of skipping extraneous stuff in general. But I got my water job, and it's a future-dated Bard. You know what that means! P-I-A-N-O-F-L-E-X-A-H!!! #FF5FJF2019
2019-06-26 04:48:35 Technically rods are legal against Liquid Flame, even though I haven't unlocked any rod classes yet. But I figured, why be so quick to break up this beautiful symphony of wacky Freelancer weapons just yet? #FF5FJF2019
2019-06-26 04:50:29 Halfway through the Liquid Flame fight, I realized I'd forgotten to buy rods, which I _was_ intending to use against these guys. But I figured I'd play it out. Didn't think about the fact this whip makes these guys a lot easier. #FF5FJF2019
2019-06-26 05:24:44 Finished Karnak with a whole 6 seconds left. I have a Dancer in the mail, which means more Freelancin' fun time with weapons. My rod embargo doesn't apply to Ifrit and definitely not to Byblos. As you can see, still figuring out which rod is which. #FF5FJF2019
2019-06-28 05:10:57 Got to Crescent Island, which means I finally got my Bard. I..... think that's a Bard? Looks sorta Bard-like? Meanwhile, fun times with weapons continues, with an upgrade to Blitz Whip. #FF5FJF2019
2019-06-28 05:16:46 Sandworm was Sandworm. Tried a few times until Zerk actually connected his first two hits! It's nice when your character helps you rather than actively hurting you. I did have to use my last Hi-Potion on Faris, but Mighty March came through. #FF5FJF2019
2019-06-28 05:20:10 I was concerned about these four side-fights entering the Ruins. I seemed to be set up to fight the rockets, but I wasn't sure I had what I needed to take on the flame throwers. But Lady Luck smiled, as all four encounters ended up being rockets. #FF5FJF2019
2019-06-28 06:32:12 And my fourth job is... another Dancer! Zerk-Bard-Dancer-Dancer on natural might be tough, but I'll do my best. No, I'm not here to recruit one of those lovely gals as my second Dancer. Just playing all these pianners and stuff before world 2. #FF5FJF2019
2019-06-28 06:36:48 With a Berserker, a Dancer, and a Bard, I was afraid this Purobolos fight would be an endless pit of misery and despair. Thankfully, the calming song prevents them from casting Arise on death (and also thankfully, I figured out which song is which). #FF5FJF2019
2019-06-28 06:46:22 Gilgamesh was no match for Michael Flatley, Lord of the Dance. (Well, on my third try, anyway.) #FF5FJF2019
2019-07-06 18:47:34 Brought my mini SNES with me to my folks', so I could ditch the computer monitor and enjoy the MUSIC! Gilgy kept kicking my ass, though. Having exhausted other possibilities, I was reduced to hiding and leaving the game on until he exhausts his MP. #FF5FJF2019
2019-07-06 19:00:46 I did it!! On my second shot at leaving the game on overnight, and after grinding four more levels, I barely barely got there with one Phoenix Down and zero Hi-Potions left. So much relief landing that clutch Sword Dance. And yes, I did get to save. #FF5FJF2019
2019-07-19 09:26:16 Honing my mad piano skills in Regole. While I've been keeping good pace on my other FJF runs (despite having a lot on my plate right now), this one has fallen way behind. Looking to correct that today and tomorrow, maybe even pull a last-to-first. #FF5FJF2019
2019-07-19 12:37:07 Galuf really loves his moogle costume. We've tried to talk to him about it. No success yet. #FF5FJF2019
2019-07-19 13:30:59 Running SNES mini on a computer monitor, so no music. That's fine normally, but here, it just wouldn't be right not to throw up some Clash on the Big Bridge over on the other side. Also... Holy crap, is that Erdrick's Sword? Didn't he die in FF1? #FF5FJF2019
2019-07-19 17:35:06 This guy was a bigger obstacle than I was expecting. These "natural" runs are rough when your party's kinda iffy. After many failed attempts, I finally got a run that worked, with the added insult that after all that trying, it wasn't even close. #FF5FJF2019
2019-07-20 07:15:07 Ugh, this fight was eye-gougingly tedious. Finally got the right sequence, reducing down to one Crystal my floaty Bard could come out of hiding to finish off. Not gonna lie, not really enjoying this run. Hoping to put it out of its misery soon. #FF5FJF2019
2019-07-20 08:42:23 Time to go make some food. #FF5FJF2019
2019-07-20 10:46:26 You'd think it was your Bard always playing the piano and honing their skills, but with Lenna gone, she obviously isn't the one. I'd like to think it's my Berserker, sitting at that piano bench, hammering those keys with his usual mindless ferocity. #FF5FJF2019
2019-07-20 12:40:57 Wasting exactly zero time on this one. One tablet, one Lenna, three weapons, one piano, two songs, and one item shop visit later, and I am in the Void, on my way to a merciful end. Maybe some day, I'll get a Sword Dance here. #FF5FJF2019
2019-07-20 13:30:12 I was prepared to hide and wait out all of Azulmagia's MP, but I figured my other three could give it a decent shot. All my bad Sword Dance luck came around, with three big ones right up top, and a final one right when I needed it. #FF5FJF2019
2019-07-20 14:07:49 Had to leave the Void to get float status, but thankfully, Bard with haste makes that easy with hide-and-flee. Rather than use a bunch of items restoring my team, I think I'll settle for a single Phoenix Down and go start some laundry. #FF5FJF2019
2019-07-20 14:43:00 Took care of Hali, not too much trouble. That should be my last straight-up boss fight of this run. I have cheese strats (which I hope will work) all the way from here. Each of these involves hiding a Bard away for safe-keeping. #FF5FJF2019
2019-07-20 16:09:33 I thought I might be able to cheese NXD with the whole hidden-Bard, reflected-zombies trick. Problem is, early tree form doesn't do any damaging magic to be reflected. Gonna see if I can modify my set-up. A fair fight with this crew will not be fun. #FF5FJF2019
2019-07-20 17:15:32 Well, this is super-unfortunate. I installed this on SNES mini at the start of Fiesta, just to do something different. Seemed to work great, worked fine all the way to here. But now the game crashes right in the final boss transition. #FF5FJF2019
2019-07-20 17:15:33 I missed it out of frame in that video, but right when the screen goes black, you see some red and green garbage along the bottom, indicating the monitor was still getting a signal, just one of a crashed game.
2019-07-20 17:15:34 Anyway, I already wasn't too fond of this run, and was hoping to see it done soon. This'll be my first Fiesta run I technically fail to finish. But the fact that I got this far, with a plan for NXD, feels like a moral victory rather than a complete failure.
2019-07-21 04:35:50 Still haven't quite settled on how to proceed. I'll probably end up abandoning this run, due to the circumstances. Usually I do a victory collage of my characters, as shown in the ending. This time, it's a failure collage, taken from my final save. #FF5FJF2019
2019-07-27 15:33:15 Good news! It sounds like I have a reprieve from RK on this run. On the left is an old FJF save on my PC which I can turn into an approximation of the mini SNES file, which I can then use (limiting to current jobs and abilities) to go finish this. #FF5FJF2019
2019-07-27 17:32:56 Okay, so I have my party all set back up as before. I tracked down the same equipment (which I can't read), and even matched basic item totals. Gold and reserve equipment are a mismatch. Nothing I can do about higher levels, but that may not matter. #FF5FJF2019
2019-07-28 17:43:30 Alright! After a few failed attempts, I got through tree form, got to the transition, and the transition is successful. Now... to leave it on overnight and see what happens. My hope is, one section remaining, out of MP. #FF5FJF2019
2019-07-28 18:01:38 So far, so good. I came back from kitty-scratchin's just in time to see the Almagest part eat a reflected Delta Attack, so that's one down. My biggest worry was Grand Cross, but so far no prob. Ribbon oddly prevents every bad status except zombie. #FF5FJF2019
2019-07-29 03:11:24 I got up early morning to take a whiz, and saw NXD was spamming Meteor. He was down to his last part, which is good, but I wondered, "Does he actually run out of MP?" Got up later and saw this. YES HE DOES!! This'll still be tricky. Wish me luck. #FF5FJF2019
2019-07-29 03:19:23 I timed my return to revive Faris before NXD got another turn. Then I fired off Magic Lamp. Unfortunately, it was NOT the Odin part that survived. It's the front face. No idea how much HP left. Still okay, but I'm burning Phoenix Downs. #FF5FJF2019
2019-07-29 03:26:05 That jerk has survived two all-9s Sword Dances so far. Seems I got some bad luck on the random targeting, which I'd hoped would bring the different parts down more or less equally. 13 Phoenix Downs left, but I only had about 24 to start with. #FF5FJF2019
2019-07-29 03:34:02 IT WORKED! IT WORKED! EIGHTY-EIGHT MILES PER HOUR!! Oh, you have no idea how happy I am about this. I had zero idea if this would work. It wasn't in any guides I saw. It was a crazy thought. And I had zero other plans, besides grinding to infinitum. #FF5FJF2019
2019-08-01 18:01:22 Here's the final stats shot for my salvaged SFC run. There are a bunch of extra abilities because I had to resume off an old save file due to SNES mini crashing on NXD. Mostly, I'm just glad I proved what I wanted to try actually worked. #FF5FJF2019
2019-08-04 16:48:29 Starting out on a new Fiesta run, this time on SFC (RPGe translation). Not really paying attention, I mashed through, got on my chocobo, came here, and went "Wuuut?" Apparently, the earth itself looks different if you forget to talk to Galuf. #FF5FJF2019
2019-08-05 17:40:11 Another first for me: My first all-White Mage start. I decided to cheat a little though, and grind up some levels in the Wind Shrine while I can still use real weapons, before I'm relegated to staves and a single flail. #FF5FJF2019
2019-08-14 10:13:52 This guy took quite a while, with my wimpy healers doing about 8 damage a hit. But I was never in any danger, thanks to all that healing power. One of four all-White-Mage boss fights down, three to go. #FF5FJF2019
2019-08-14 13:29:25 30 down, 1170 to go. #FF5FJF2019
2019-08-14 14:50:39 Alright!! My first ever random roll of Time Mage in a Fiesta! I was hoping to get one on this version (RPGe translation of SFC), because of certain tricks you can do later. I cut ahead to Karnak for the Raise spell to avoid using Phoenix Downs here. #FF5FJF2019
2019-08-14 16:16:41 The downside of getting the Time Mage I wanted is, it didn't give me any more offense than I had before with White Mages. Unless you count rods, which I stocked up on. Doing a lot of fleeing and rod-cracking in the hopes of expediting my third job. #FF5FJF2019
2019-08-14 16:50:58 And job #3 is Blue Mage! Every job I could've gotten (random750) would've given me offensive magic, at least of a sort, but this is the only one that forces me to go find it first. At least I do now have offensive magic. And swords. Swords are good. #FF5FJF2019
2019-08-16 12:18:28 Cruising right along. Haven't gone back to get everything for my Blue Mage, but I have what I need for now. Meanwhile, White Mage Galuf always reminds me of the Big Lebowski. The shades are a nice touch. #FF5FJF2019
2019-08-16 19:10:43 Well this is weird. Prepping for my trip into the flying ruins, I saw Cid and Mid running around frantically. I decided to see what they had to say. But there was one spot, here on this stool, that was impassible. Turns out... It's invisible Mid #2? #FF5FJF2019
2019-08-17 04:43:16 Summoner!? SUMMONER!? Good gravy, this party is bonkers. The win is assured, just gotta play it out now. This is technically my second visit to Shiva this Fiesta, as I collected her on my "Don't know my next job yet, better be prepared" run. #FF5FJF2019
2019-08-24 17:20:55 Playing out the assured win here, while Omniscient pisses away his MP on my GBA. On my way to fight a foul, leafy demon. Stopped in for some vittles, Quelb style. Lord Kelger sure is proud of his Minecraft world. #FF5FJF2019
2019-08-25 18:47:22 We're in the home stretch of Fiesta. Seven more days to wrap it all up. Titan makes the Dragon Flower super-easy, as always. Also, there's this Golem who keeps showing up. I don't know how he's supposed to assist me if he can't even save himself. #FF5FJF2019
2019-08-26 17:48:13 Some more late night Fiesta. Going for a swim with Gilgamesh. Well, one of us went for a swim, anyway. And while I was at it, I stuck around to pick up another blue spell I missed with my late Blue Mage. It's not like Gilgy posed much of a threat. #FF5FJF2019
2019-08-28 08:42:46 Well, we're in the final stretch of Fiesta season. Can I wrap up this run tonight? Well, there's not much time left, so I hope I can get close at least. Better throw a real-life Haste2 up to give me that extra boost. #FF5FJF2019
2019-08-28 09:11:34 You could use Bone Mail and Phoenix Down to skip through this. Or you could just toss up a Berserk, set the game down, and take care of some work for a while. #FF5FJF2019
2019-08-28 17:21:11 After an hours-long power outage, I'm back. I was worried the shut down could possibly set me back to the last time I opened the emulator. But no, my saved game was right where it was supposed to be. Guess what subject Exdeath failed in school. #FF5FJF2019
2019-08-28 18:03:31 Here's where the real fun begins! SEQUENCE BREAK!! Oh, I've waited so long to do this in a Fiesta. I made a backup save, just in case I completely botch everything. Now let's go find us a flying chocobo! #FF5FJF2019
2019-08-29 17:14:06 Where's Lenna? Who knows? It feels weird using my Dimen magic to fight Stalker when I should at least be using Time magic to fight Wendigo. But hey, no complaints from the guy who gets to warp all the way back out with just a spell. #FF5FJF2019
2019-08-29 17:59:57 I wasn't really sure how I was going to take down Minotaur with my beefiest fighter being a Blue Mage. Then I was like "Oh yeah, rods." Meanwhile, Lenna's back! She was stuck in this tower all along, probably waiting for Omniscient to run out of MP. #FF5FJF2019
2019-08-29 18:03:40 "Well, I could get Mighty Guard. Oh right, I need the ship. I could visit Gogo. Oh right, ship." I guess Odin is next. Also, funny side bit, even though Lenna is absolutely back in my party thanks to Fork Tower, she is missing from the inn sequence. #FF5FJF2019
2019-08-31 08:14:44 I thought I'd be doing a bunch of level-grinding on another run today, but after coming up with a clutch win, I've got a leisurely evening wrapping up the sure win here. Time Mage is so much fun. Keep resetting the fight until you get what you want. #FF5FJF2019
2019-08-31 08:41:07 I was all ready to abuse Return spell here when I discovered it's disabled. Dang programmers knowing what they're doing! But apparently, Wonder Wand will cast it. No, it's not on WW's spell rotation. It casts Return when you break it! So weird. #FF5FJF2019
2019-08-31 09:33:35 I'm out here in Summoner's desert. Got Phoenix. Of course you get Bahamut next, right? That's what you do, right? So I go to North Mountain, and... nothing? What gives? Ohh... I skipped Pyramid. Live by the sequence break, die by the sequence break. #FF5FJF2019
2019-08-31 09:47:48 Having exhausted all the sequence breaking opportunities I can think of, I got back on my wind drake and flew back up to the Pyramid, so I can get the actual airship. It'll be nice only having to go through Pyramid once. Everything here's so bland. #FF5FJF2019
2019-08-31 11:38:39 I flew out for Bahamut, and to stock up at Lix. I landed black chocobo near Ancient Library. I got the "Boo hoo, our friends are gone" scene and this scene in the same visit. Somehow the characters got misaligned. Faris is standing on Lenna there. #FF5FJF2019
2019-08-31 11:40:59 Bahamut made short work of Melusine, and Exdeath sucked some towns into the void. Lenna is officially back. Sequence break over. Except... Huh? Black chocobo is still right where I left him. It's the forest that disappeared. #FF5FJF2019
2019-08-31 12:07:53 I got an airship, but that's boring, so I went and immediately had it converted into a submersible. Paid my only visit of this Fiesta to Famed Mimic Gogo, only because I wanted a third one of these (via Thief Knife). Those Time Mages are so handy! #FF5FJF2019
2019-08-31 13:34:02 Did I say I was done with sequence breaks? I wasn't done with sequence breaks. This one's minor, though. Dungeon #4 before #3, just because. I always thought it was funny how you could defeat summoned monsters by calling on other summoned monsters. #FF5FJF2019
2019-08-31 14:39:01 From 2 to 1 to 4 and now to 3. I know these guys are easy to cheese with Magic Lamp, but I don't care for insta-kill moves any class can do. I decided my personal rule will be, if I want Meteor (as I do here), then I have to kill them straight up. #FF5FJF2019
2019-08-31 14:41:42 And off to the Void! Last night, I completed two runs at level 37. That's fairly low level for a normal playthrough, but I bet this squad can do better. Does Team 750 have what it takes to beat Neo Exdeath at level 34? Calofisteri seems to think so. #FF5FJF2019
2019-08-31 14:44:00 And now to set the controller down for about two hours. This is my first time doing Quick leak. This'll be my only Omega kill this Fiesta. I suppose I could speed up the emulator, but even with the deadline approaching, that feels cheat-y. #FF5FJF2019
2019-08-31 16:40:00 Two hours later, and I got him! I was even sitting right here to get the screencap when it happened. Onward! #FF5FJF2019
2019-08-31 17:01:11 Tearing right along. No real opposition yet. Kudos to the crew who fan-translated this in the '90s. Their translation was certainly better than the official PS1 one. But man, lines like this... #FF5FJF2019
2019-08-31 17:33:25 An unusual "problem" here, I wasn't sure what accessories to use. Hermes Sandals seem pointless with Haste 2. Hali gave me a fourth Elven Mantle, so I'm going with those, but I did use one Hermes Sandals to give me the drop on Necrophobe's barriers. #FF5FJF2019
2019-08-31 18:00:03 It was a slow, grindy fight against Shinryu. I went with the Golem approach as opposed to the Blink approach. Of course I had to use one Hermes Sandals to get Berserk off in time, but three Elf Capes are still better than none. #FF5FJF2019
2019-08-31 18:55:31 Easiest NXD fight ever. Bahamut spam, Haste 2, Mighty Guard, and boosted Holy. Good luck connecting anything physical, with Golem and Elf Capes for the whole crew. White Wind, Cure 3, and Life 2 for days. A pleasant little victory lap to round out #FF5FJF2019.
2019-09-01 04:34:50 It kinda crept up on me how preposterous this party was. This might've been my strongest Fiesta party ever. Certainly best non-Chemist party. The trio of Time-Blue-Summoner is ghastly. Any time White Mage is gravy, you know you've broken something. #FF5FJF2019