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Previous Runs - 1

Run #1: Chaos Team No 750
Beastmaster Dragoon Mystic Knight Beastmaster


Comment Time Comment
2018-06-21 04:29:33 Had to shuffle some stuff due to technical difficulties. This run was going to be on GBA, but instead it'll be the old RPGe translation of Super Famicom. Never actually played this translation before. Team No-750. Got a Beastmaster coming... eventually.
2018-06-21 08:46:09 Well, this early fan translation did get something right. #FF5FJF2018
2018-06-21 09:09:14 Started with Beastmaster. Got my "water" job, aaaaaaand it's Dragoon. So still nothing I can use. Not gonna lie, getting a little tired of rocking the Freelancers everywhere. Next batch of runs, I'll decide my parameters just to avoid this.
2018-06-21 13:02:52 Doused Liquid Flame with four Freelancers. Getting pretty good at that. Now to dash through a castle - my first time getting to dash in this version. #FF5FJF2018
2018-06-21 13:40:06 Hey hey, scored Mystic Knight! My first water job out of 11 job rolls. Time to go buy some magic I wasn't expecting (given the no-750 run). It's pretty convenient that Karnak town has all the magic you need. #FF5FJF2018
2018-06-21 14:27:34 Byblos got me twice, but on the third try I wrecked him hard. He didn't counter with Protect until the fourth hit, and those Fire-2 Mystic Knight hits are no joke. He didn't even bother with his final speech, he was just like "Nope. I'm done." #FF5FJF2018
2018-06-21 16:22:02 Oof! I was barely able to take Sandworm halfway down to 0. And I'm all out of tricks. Time for some level grinding..... later. #FF5FJF2018
2018-06-27 05:39:05 Huh... Well, it looks like I whiffed on posting my victory over Sandworm back on Saturday. Didn't even take much level-grinding, just a journey out to Jachol for better equipment. GG.
2018-06-27 05:44:39 Or we could use it to give ol' Galuf a bitchin' set of claws. #FF5FJF2018
2018-06-28 04:21:06 Ground out a few more levels for Archeoaevis, going up to lvl 22. It wasn't even so much about the levels, it was about minimizing Elixir use. I think I only had to use four. My third and fourth jobs await! #FF5FJF2018
2018-06-28 05:23:11 Got my Dragoon (along with a duplicate Beastmaster). Bards and Dragoons may both have the ability to hide, but running off like a coward and launching yourself as a projectile are worlds apart. #FF5FJF2018
2018-06-28 07:24:11 Wait, what the heck!? They have tri-corner hats in this version! #FF5FJF2018
2018-06-28 16:21:40 Some late evening Drakenvale after work. #FF5FJF2018
2018-06-28 17:39:45 I, uhhh, think these bookshelves got rearranged a little. :P
2018-07-01 12:10:55 I think I broke Gilgamesh. #FF5FJF2018
2018-07-01 12:53:09 Can confirm: Spellblade with Sleep does wonders. #FF5FJF2018
2018-07-02 03:26:02 I didn't properly prepare for the 4x Crystals fight, and this party doesn't have access to any of the easy strats. Beastmaster does give me some options, which improve if I have !Catch on all four party members. Time for some ABP grinding! #FF5FJF2018
2018-07-02 17:55:59 Alright! Through much effort, I have acquired float status on each party member, and have captured Aquathorns (which cast Death) with each party member. We'll see if my plan works... tomorrow. (Or technically later today.) #FF5FJF2018
2018-07-03 04:06:09 Alright!!! Took out the Earth one, relying on float immunity. Then, thanks to one Wall Ring and Jump ability, took down Fire. Healed up, then rolled the dice with Aquathorns, one of which stuck, leaving me with Water, which I YOLO-ed for the win. #FF5FJF2018
2018-07-03 04:07:16 Awwwwww, but I want an Exdeath. How am I supposed to complete my collection? #FF5FJF2018
2018-07-03 07:07:30 Before resorting to shenanigans, I took a shot at Exdeath straight up. He got everyone except Lenna, who spent most of her time in the air. Any time she was in danger, the generous Exdeath cast Ice 3 to heal her thanks to Ice Shield. On to World 3! #FF5FJF2018
2018-07-11 16:58:33 This fan translation removed the reference to the party being a bunch of "little girls". #FF5FJF2018
2018-07-12 17:57:31 I didn't need Leviathan for anything, but he looked at me and my Bolt 3 Spellblade on fully charged Chicken Knife the wrong way. #all9sbaby #FF5FJF2018
2018-07-14 07:38:05 This RPGe translation is miles ahead of the official PS1 translation, but it still has some rough patches. #FF5FJF2018
2018-07-14 08:47:13 Had some problems with Catastrophe, until Magic Barrier kicked in. From then on, I could Drain him with Spellblade faster than he could Earth Shaker me back. GG, Faux Beholder! #FF5FJF2018
2018-07-14 09:38:08 Was having a hard time with Twintania until I realized I still had Thief Knife on my Dragoon from my earlier all-Spellblade fight. Once I swapped back to Holy Lance, Twintania's day was done. #FF5FJF2018
2018-07-14 12:42:38 Cue the music! Had some trouble with Necrophobe, mostly due to precise menuing I wasn't quite able to pull off consistently. Correct moves with correct characters, swapping weapons and shields. I changed battle speed from 4 to 3 to get consistency. #FF5FJF2018
2018-07-18 06:51:04 I get all the way back here, and now Exdeath is invisible. #FF5FJF2018
2018-07-18 07:49:21 That moment when you kill three parts of Neo Exdeath, you pull out the Magic Lamp for the win.... and Carbuncle says hello. #FF5FJF2018
2018-07-20 15:15:02 Brought three of these along to roll the dice at a shot at petrify. Still haven't landed it on the part of NXD that's actually vulnerable to it, or at least not yet. #FF5FJF2018
2018-07-20 16:13:42 Another run in the books! I sent my Mediators to Neo Exdeath, and he assured me it was all a misunderstanding, so we're all good now. Not sure why Barrier is listed so much lower than the others, nor why Spellblade isn't listed at all. #FF5FJF2018
2018-07-24 05:45:54 For the second year in a row, going back to the Super Famicom version for a classic FF1 style run (on emulator, since I don't own an actual SFC). And no, I don't read a lick of Japanese. :) #FF5FJF2018
2018-07-24 07:03:27 I'm not used to having all these different options on this fight. #FF5FJF2018
2018-07-24 07:46:03 Hah! Got the Elf Cape. He never even touched me. #FF5FJF2018
2018-07-26 06:22:53 Bartz loves his black magic. #FF5FJF2018
2018-07-26 07:41:19 Farming a few extra Elixirs on my way out of Karnak. Not quite as efficient with only one Thief. #FF5FJF2018
2018-07-26 08:52:26 A piano? What's that doin' here? Ah tell ya, we didn't have no stinkin' pianos in FF1, and we saved the world just fine without 'em. #FF5FJF2018
2018-07-27 19:03:05 Playing FF5 while watching FF5 live on ESA Channel 2.
2018-07-27 19:56:55 I made a technical mistake on this run, giving Faris my earth job and Galuf my fire job. Ultimately it is random, and it wouldn't even make any difference at all, except for this stretch, I should have a Knight and a Thief instead of two Knights. #FF5FJF2018
2018-08-02 05:58:15 I'm using the greyed out ones I don't need (Chemist drinks and mix items, I assume) to help keep track of what I've identified. Basic healing on the left, status recovery on the right. I just identified that one there as "Cottage". #FF5FJF2018
2018-08-10 17:54:17 Enkido? Enkido? I'm sure I had some joke in mind when I screencapped this yesterday, and now I have no idea. #FF5FJF2018
2018-08-10 17:56:53 That girl and that pirate seem very excited to see that castle over there. It's too bad I can't understand a word they're saying. #FF5FJF2018
2018-08-15 08:42:35 I was concerned about having to remember which one is Wonder Wand, since I need it for Shinryu later. (Playing the Japanese version, I have a rule of no cheat sheets.) Thankfully equipping it sets your attack to 0, so it's always bottom of the list. #FF5FJF2018
2018-08-15 17:39:44 I usually go through all four tablet dungeons, but this time I decided there really isn't anything there for me after picking up Flare. I didn't even bother cashing in Lithograph 2. Skipping the rest does require a dedicated grind session, though. #FF5FJF2018
2018-08-16 17:20:18 I know this first line translates to something like "Not even the twelve legendary weapons were enough to subdue these beasts." (Talking about Omega and Shinryu.) Though I am somewhat curious what sentence structure allows the "12" to appear first. #FF5FJF2018
2018-08-16 18:40:10 Built up to a respectable level 41, then tore through the final boss rush. And look! I got a shiny new sword for my second Knight. :) #FF5FJF2018
2018-08-19 16:22:29 Having some trouble with Neo Exdeath. On this occasion, he fired White Hole at me about eight times in a row. No joke, he didn't take a single turn off. I couldn't keep up. He finally broke his streak by smacking Bartz (already at low health) dead. #FF5FJF2018
2018-08-19 17:53:43 The difficulties continue. I think I'm going to try switching from a Reflect Ring strategy to a Hermes Sandals strategy. While I'm outside the Void, I can pick up another Aegis Shield. Of course, this will require a considerable infusion of cash... #FF5FJF2018
2018-08-26 16:43:48 When you're about to finish off Neo Exdeath, and you whip out the Magic Lamp, and the Lamp summons.... Bahamut? lol Whoops. Could be worse, though. At least it wasn't Carbuncle. #FF5FJF2018
2018-08-26 17:20:53 Due to a minor snafu with the Magic Lamp, my entire party was obliterated, except for Faris. So I got the ending where she writes the letter to Cid and Mid. Too bad I can't read any of it. #FF5FJF2018
2018-08-26 17:54:00 Oh my gosh, Neo Exdeath was a damn breeze with Hermes Sandals. Before, I could barely keep up with healing. Now it felt like I had all day. (Getting a lucky Break on Almagest first try helped.) Definitely going to keep that option in my repertoire. #FF5FJF2018