I would like to play a FF game but the ATB system scares me. I don’t understand how it works but it seems to be real time mechanic that can make you risk turns. Can someone explain ATB for me? I read on internet and I understand what is written about it but when I watch a let’s play I don’t understand what’s going on during a battle.
ATB has two settings: Active and Wait.
Once the bar fills up, it is now that character's turn. If set to "Wait", then the battle stops while you navigate the menus to choose your command. If set to "Active", then the rest of your characters and the enemies ATB fills up. If the enemy's ATB bar fills while you're in the menus (when set to Active), then it will still attack.