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TruckOSaurus said:

In Final Fantasy Tactics, there's two successive battles before you fight Velius. You're given the option to save your game in between the two fights, which I did. The problem is that the fight against Velius is fucking brutal. I got my ass handed to me over and over and thanks to saving right before the fight, I didn't have the option to go back to the world map to level. I thought I'd have to start over from the beginning of the game (which would have meant many many hours lost) but I finally managed to win with some tweaking of my party and a lot of luck.

That series of battles probably caused people the most rage inducing moments of the entire game. I made that mistake too and was one of the unlucky ones who ended up having to start the whole game over

I still love the game though.



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Shiken said:
I player through the entirety of Final Fantasy VIII without draining magic or upgrading my weapons. I just GFed everything to death and healed as needed. Once you get to disk 4 however, this strategy no longer works and limit breaks and junctioning magic is key. Unfortunately without ever upgrading my weapons, I had nothing but the first limit breaks and weak attack power. You also get locked out of towns on disk 4, so there was no way for me to upgrade my gear. My save file essentially became unplayable and never really finished the end of the game.

I was young and new to JRPGs...don't judge me!

That reminds me.

I went through all of Secret of Mana without ever equipping any of the weapons or gear that I bought/found.
I'm not sure how much of this was my fault, as I was never able to control the menus because I was always Player 2. My friend who was Player 1 was in charge of going through menus and such. But it was my first jrpg, so maybe I would have made the same mistake.

Near the end of the game the enemies would one-shot us, and since it's an action-rpg, avoiding getting hit can be more tricky than turn based rpgs where you can either get the first attack, or run away.

So our solution to getting through the last few dungeons was to 'baloon' the enemies, which basically paralyzes them for a few seconds. Then we just ran past them.



This would not work on the bosses however, but we found a glitch where if we transform ourselves into Moogles or shrink our size, we would get invincibility frames. So whenever we were about to be attacked, we used the Moogle drum or shrinkage item on each other to interrupt whatever we were doing (since you can't do it if you're in the middle of an attack).

Somehow we went through a loooot of trouble because of this one little thing we overlooked, but I'm kinda impressed that we made it work now, looking back. lol

Mandalore76 said:

I saved right before the "Roof of Riovanes Castle" fight and was literally stuck there for years.  The assassin's would kill Rafa on their first turn of battle.  Between that happening every time, and having to return to the main menu and reload the save all over again every single time, I would give up on even trying for years at a time.  I actually just finished the battle for the first time last year when I read that if you unequip all of your armor the assassin's will turn their attention away from Rafa and towards you as the more vulnerable target.

I remember that battle as well being tricky. Not surprised some people got stuck on that one.
Interesting solution to the problem though. I know of that mechanic in some modern rpgs, but I was never aware it existed in games back in the 90s.
Either way, it's usually a hidden mechanic that the game doesn't tell you about, so you have to look it up either way.

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In KH2, I was playing it on Critical mode. Well I planned on picking shield to get second chance at a reasonable time. Instead I accidentally picked sword and I didn't get second chance until lvl 85, leading to some frustrating fights. Multiple times I thought "If I had Second chance, you would be one dead MFer!"



In my first run of Final Fantasy XII back on the Playstation 2, I didn't use the manual.

I was trying to max everything on all the characters. And because the license board was the same for every character, it meant every character could do everything (I forget if there was a limit on unlocking weapons, because it's been so long).

Anyways, to get the strongest weapon in the game, there was an treasure chest that had nothing special about it that wasn't supposed to be opened. Of course, being the min-maxer I am, I go to every corner of every map and open everything. Bad idea. Just opening that treasure chest which seemed to have no significance killed my dream of having the best weapon. Sometimes the game will ask if you are sure you want to do something and you second guess it because not doing the action may lead to something better later, but this didn't happen here.

So when I got to the main end area to beat the game, I read the strategy to find why I hadn't unlocked that weapon. Had to go all the way back to the beginning and re-level/replay everything up to that point to unlock the weapon.



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danasider said:
In my first run of Final Fantasy XII back on the Playstation 2, I didn't use the manual.

I was trying to max everything on all the characters. And because the license board was the same for every character, it meant every character could do everything (I forget if there was a limit on unlocking weapons, because it's been so long).

Anyways, to get the strongest weapon in the game, there was an treasure chest that had nothing special about it that wasn't supposed to be opened. Of course, being the min-maxer I am, I go to every corner of every map and open everything. Bad idea. Just opening that treasure chest which seemed to have no significance killed my dream of having the best weapon. Sometimes the game will ask if you are sure you want to do something and you second guess it because not doing the action may lead to something better later, but this didn't happen here.

So when I got to the main end area to beat the game, I read the strategy to find why I hadn't unlocked that weapon. Had to go all the way back to the beginning and re-level/replay everything up to that point to unlock the weapon.

Those random chests you can't open if you want the best weapon in FFXII has to be one of the stupidest game design decisions of all-time. I never look at walkthroughs for RPGs until I'm at the end game and when I read that part I was like "fuck you Square!". I didn't restart my game for the weapon though.



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Nogamez said:
Bought Destiny 2 for 69.99 euros.....

Ouch, the pain.



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TruckOSaurus said:

Those random chests you can't open if you want the best weapon in FFXII has to be one of the stupidest game design decisions of all-time. I never look at walkthroughs for RPGs until I'm at the end game and when I read that part I was like "fuck you Square!". I didn't restart my game for the weapon though.

I did the same but I never did guides back then anyway, only after I completed it. I mean in that game I spent most the time leveling up all my characters, it wasn't until the Boss before the Veira village, the wood wurm that I realised I couldn't do that, I needed to level just 3 people to actually win the game. Else I'd be doing nothing but farming XP.



Hmm, pie.

Today I learned that people struggled with Final Fantasy Tactics.  I loved the game so much that I was probably way overleveled for the story missions so the only struggles I had were things like trying to steal all the Genji armor or getting the Zodiac Summon.  God, that game was amazing.

TruckOSaurus said:

Those random chests you can't open if you want the best weapon in FFXII has to be one of the stupidest game design decisions of all-time. I never look at walkthroughs for RPGs until I'm at the end game and when I read that part I was like "fuck you Square!". I didn't restart my game for the weapon though.

I don't know if I'd call it stupid, because I absolutely loved the game, but in Suikoden II there comes a moment about 3/4ths of the way in--and if you're trying to get all 108 characters that's a lot of hours--when one of the characters dies.  I was crushed because I really loved that character and always used them in my party.  You can save them IF you take all the correct steps but I'd been trying to play without spoilers, at least until that moment.  Turned out the actions to save them were WAY back and I had no saved game for that point.  I actually did restart the game just for that, though it was an agonizing decision.  It's probably supposed to be a powerful moment and an incentive for replaying the game in the future but I just couldn't leave it like that.



Easy because it effected another player.

I used to play Minecraft on occasion. I eventually get bored, so I go exploring and raiding.

I was playing in a server that hadn't reset/respawned in ages. Cows were non-existant outside of personal farms. I am new to the server and it was my first playthrough so I didn't realize my leather problem until 20 hrs in. Well, I move on.

Later I explore. I come across a base camp. I go in, not griefing yet. I am impressed by the house, but after trying to open chests I find out it is protected. So, I venture down to where he kept his cows. I can't open the gate or jump the fence. Then, a lightbulb goes off. I can use a creeper to bomb the gates.

Well, I lure a Creeper in and have it destroy the gates. Well, then I kill all the cows and collect all the leather.

A few days later someone is raging and depressed in the chat. Apparently their cows were gone and explosion caused damage to their base. They literally rage quit the file saying they will never play Minecraft again because after spending months collecting they lost it all. I felt like crap, but kept my mouth shut because there were no specific rules prohibiting this in the server.

Well, a few weeks later I screw up and can't figure out how to reclaim my land. I ask in the chat and someone says they will help. Well, that person helped themself to all my bookshelves, diamonds, etc. I rage quit too. Set fire to my house and leave the server forever. (Fire spread and destroyed everything)

Never did that again.