Day 1: I've started playing in the afternoon and after a little over 6 hours on the game clock I am at the boss battle in the cloudvents, one of the tougher ones in this game. I have wasted some time here and there, but I should still be able to easily finish disc 1 under 10 hours.
Day 2: I've finished disc 1 in 9 hours and I am already halfway through disc 2 after 14 hours total time. I should be able to finish the first playthrough below 20 hours. I may have to do some extra battles to gain more experience before encountering the final boss though.
Day 3: I've finished the first playthrough in 18 hours and 30 minutes. I've started the second playthrough and reached Lake Botein. 20 hours played, party level 6.
Day 4: I've reached Cebalrai. 27 hours played, party level 20.
Day 5: I am inside the Celestial Tree now. 35 hours played, party level 31. This means half of my target time is already over. My gathering etc is on average 50 % complete, although that doesn't say much, most of this stuff has to be collected anyway while progressing through the game. There is still lots of stuff to do, including reaching level 100.
Day 6: Halfway through the second disc, far enough to be able to do most of the sidequest stuff. 41 hours played, party level 37.
Day 7: I am about to enter the final dungeon of the game. 51 hours played, party level 71. Still 200+ magnus missing. Nearly all subquests done, but upgrading and collecting magnus will take lots of hours. 19 hours left to complete all the stuff.
- Mix recipes 50/50 *complete* at 48 hours on the game clock
Day 8: I have entered the final dungeon and opened all the treasure chests in there. 57 hours played, party level 77. Only one subquest incomplete, but still 170+ magnus missing. Most of the other stuff is nearly complete.
- EX combos 101/101 *complete* at 55 hours on the game clock
- Deck class 30 *complete* at 56 hours on the game clock
Day 9: 64 hours played, party level 100. My file is nearly complete now. The heartflask and the wanted posters haven't aged yet, but should within the next 3 hours, that's the last missing things. I will be able to finish a complete file below 70 hours, that's something not many people can brag about.
- Magnus town of Sedna *complete* at 62 hours on the game clock
- Music list 58/58 *complete* at 62 hours on the game clock
- Field guide 100 % *complete* at 62 hours on the game clock
- Coliseum *complete* at 62 hours on the game clock
- Party level 100 *complete* at 64 hours on the game clock
- Subquests 100/100 *complete* at 65 hours on the game clock
- Magnus list 655/655 *complete* at 66 hours 15 minutes on the game clock