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RevenantKioku
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(05-29-2009, 09:53 AM)
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Here it is. The best Final Fantasy played with a crazy ruleset for no reason.

PM me if you want in from now on. The thread is moving at a rate that I can't see anything at a reliable timing.

If there is one thing I ask, if you have nothing to say about this other than "I just played the game so no!" or "FFV sucks" or whatever, please just don't bother.

Final Fantasy V Four Class Challenge
You will be given one class from each crystal set and can use only that class until you receive a new one. One lucky player per group of five will receive the White Mage, which is arguably[!] the most useful class for most of the game, so they will not receive a final class from the Earth crystal. Sucks to be you. You also will get the Thief, so lucky you gets two classes from the start.

The "packs" will be completely randomized and I will hand them out. They will be posted and spoiler tagged. I'd ask you only check when you get the crystal, but I can't stop you. I'd imagine it'd be more fun not knowing, though.

Basically:
You can only use the four classes assigned to you. During each phase up until getting the last class, you can have two (or more) characters as the same class. So basically, when you get your last class, each character must be a different class.

Example: Your classes are Monk, Time Mage, Bard, Chemist.
You unlock Monk. Everyone must be Monk.
You unlock Time Mage. You must have one Monk and one Time Mage. The either two can be either Monk or Time Mage.
You unlock Bard. You must have one Monk, one Time Mage and one Bard. The last character can be either Monk, Time Mage or Bard.
You unlock Chemist. You need one Monk, one Time Mage, one Bard, and one Chemist.
But, each character doesn't have to stick to that class. Butz can be the Time Mage and Kurururururururu the Bard and you can swap Butz to the Bard and Kurururururururu to the Time Mage.

Questions I thought you might ask:
Can I use Bare? No.
Can I use Mime? No. You can unlock it if you want to go through the dungeon, though.
Can I use a class multiple times? Only until you get all four classes. Really, I don't care what the hell you do with those four classes, but when you take a picture of you beating the final boss, I'd like to see all four classes on the screen.
Can I make every character master every one of my four classes? Yes. And that means you can use sub-skills.
Can I get fucked over? Hell yes. If the randomizer picks for you Monk, Berserker, Beast Master, Dancer I can see you having an interesting time. But that is what this is about. A challenge. And a bit of craziness, which is always fun.
What is the randomizer? I assigned each class a number from 1 to 5 and a suit. Then I shuffled some cards and laid them out. Science! I already did it a few times and the results have been nothing short of hilarious so far.
And the bonus FF5a classes? No. Unless you want to play Bare until you unlock them and use only them! Then feel free to do that.
Can I play before the official start time? I'd prefer not but I guess you can play up to unlocking the Wind Crystal and saving before you equip any jobs.
What version of FFV is acceptable? Any.

If you posted in Himuro's thread either post here again or contact me to confirm. I will be PMing a lot of you, though.

Code:

Challengers
RevenantKioku
Jobs
----Monk----
--Berserker-
Beast Master
---Dancer---


Player
Red Scarlet
Jobs
-Black Mage-
--Berserker-
----Ninja---
---Chemist--

Player
Aeana
Jobs
----Thief---
-White Mage-
Magic Knight
----Ninja---

Player
firex
Jobs
----Thief---
-White Mage-
--Time Mage-
---Archer---

Player
Maxrpg
Jobs
---Knight---
Magic Knight
----Ninja---
---Chemist--

Player
PillowKnight
Jobs
-Black Mage-
--Berserker-
---Archer---
---Dancer---

Player
ixix
Jobs
--Blue Mage-
--Time Mage-
----Bard----
---Chemist--

Player
Ourobolus
Jobs
--Blue Mage-
--Berserker-
Beast Master
---Dancer---

Player
Ialokin
Jobs
---Knight---
--Time Mage-
---Archer---
---Samurai--

Player
chesspieceface
Jobs
--Blue Mage-
---Summoner-
Elementalist
---Dragoon--

Player
Yaweee
Jobs
---Knight---
---Summoner-
Elementalist
---Samurai--

Player
botticus
Jobs
--Blue Mage-
---Red Mage-
Beast Master
---Dancer---

Player
ccbfan
Jobs
---Knight---
--Red Mage--
Beast Master
---Chemist--

Player
Llyranor
Jobs
----Monk----
--Time Mage-
----Bard----
---Dragoon--

Player
TheExodu5
Jobs
---Knight---
---Summoner-
---Archer---
---Samurai--

Player
Kyosuke
Jobs
----Thief---
-White Mage-
--Red Mage--
---Archer---

Player
Ainaurdur
Jobs
--Blue Mage-
--Red Mage--
Beast Master
---Samurai--

Player
charlequin
Jobs
-Black Mage-
---Sumoner--
Elementalist
---Chemist--

Player
Hazmat
Jobs
----Thief---
-White Mage-
--Red Mage--
----Ninja---

Player
Rpgmonkey
Jobs
--Blue Mage-
--Time Mage-
Elementalist
---Samurai--

Player
rhfb
Jobs
----Monk----
Magic Knight
----Ninja---
---Samurai--

Player
Chemo
Jobs
---Knight---
---Summoner-
Elementalist
---Dancer---

Player
MotherFan
Jobs
----Thief---
-White Mage-
Magic Knight
----Archer--

Player
ToastyFrog
Jobs
----Thief---
-White Mage-
--Time Mage-
----Bard----

Player
Reneledarker
Jobs
-Black Mage-
--Berserker-
----Ninja---
---Dragoon--

Player
Segata Sanshiro
----Monk----
Magic Knight
----Bard----
---Chemist--

Player
Man God
Jobs
----Monk----
--Berserker-
Beast Master
---Dragoon--

Player
Sword Familiar
Jobs
-Black Mage-
Magic Knight
Elementalist
---Dancer---

Player
Lyre
Jobs
-Black Mage-
---Summoner-
----Bard----
---Dragoon--

Player
JSnake
Jobs
----Monk----
--Red Mage--
----Bard----
---Dragoon--

Player 
Clever Pun
Jobs
--Blue Mage-
Magic Knight
----Ninja---
---Samurai--

Player 
Ri'Orius
Jobs
----Monk----
---Summoner-
----Bard----
---Dragoon--

Player 
PataHikari
Jobs
-Black Mage-
--Red Mage--
Beast Master
---Dancer---

Player 
Saerk
Jobs
----Thief---
-White Mage-
--Time Mage-
---Archer---

Player
B-Rad Lascelle
Jobs
---Knight---
--Berserker-
Elementalist
---Chemist--

Player
Gruco
Jobs
----Monk----
--Red Mage--
Elementalist
---Samurai--

Player
led4lyf
Jobs
--Blue Mage-
Magic Knight
----Bard----
---Dragoon--

Player 
Amibguous Cad
Jobs
---Knight---
--Berserker-
Beast Master
---Dancer---

Player 
B.K.
Jobs
-Black Mage-
--Time Mage-
---Archer---
---Chemist--

Player 
NeoForte
Jobs
----Thief---
-White Mage-
---Summoner-
----Ninja---

Player
gyrspike
Jobs
-Black Mage-
Magic Knight
----Bard----
---Samurai--

Player
Parallax Scroll
Jobs
--Blue Mage-
--Time Mage-
---Archer---
---Dragoon--

Player
ZephyrFate
Jobs
---Knight---
---Summoner-
Elementalist
---Chemist--

Player
HisshouBuraiKen
Jobs
----Monk----
--Red Mage--
----Ninja---
---Dancer---

Player
Kazenone
Jobs
----Thief---
-White Mage-
--Berserker-
Beast Master

Player
ksinghsf
[u]Jobs[]
----Monk----
--Red Mage--
----Bard----
---Dragoon--

Player
Link Man
Jobs
--Blue Mage-
Magic Knight
---Archer---
---Samurai--

Player
Gilgamesh
Jobs
---Knight---
--Berserker-
Beast Master
---Dancer---
48 Players

Timeline
5/29 Japan Time - Thread goes up
5/31 Noon Japan Time - Classes will be posted for people who applied. In thread applications will stop. I can add you but you will have to PM me after that.
5/30 Japan Time - Classes are up! Let's start!

Groupings
Just for your information
Wind Knight, Monk, Thief/White Mage, Black Mage, Blue Mage
Water Time Mage, Magic Knight, Summoner, Berserker, Red Mage
Fire Ninja, Beast Master, Elementalist, Bard, Archer
Earth Samurai, Dragoon, Chemist, Dancer

So right now I'm getting the preparations in order. I have 15 job packs set up right now and am getting other things in order. Mostly I've just got the girlfriend and FF2 to finish so that's why it isn't starting sooner.

Happy whatevering!
Christine
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(05-29-2009, 09:56 AM)
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You're wacky.
Ashodin
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(05-29-2009, 09:58 AM)
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This is my favorite Final Fantasy. Sign me up!
Aeana
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(05-29-2009, 10:02 AM)
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Should be interesting.
Ashodin
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(05-29-2009, 10:04 AM)
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Originally Posted by Aeana

Should be interesting.

You're getting the Berserker!
Aeana
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(05-29-2009, 10:05 AM)
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Originally Posted by Maxrpg

You're getting the Berserker!

Berserker+bard+dancer.
PillowKnight
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(05-29-2009, 10:10 AM)
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Sounds like fun, sign me up.
ixix
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(05-29-2009, 10:11 AM)
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I just can't say no to a Final Fantasy challenge thread. Sign me up.
Red Scarlet
(05-29-2009, 10:53 AM)
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So about 8-11pm Saturday for us in the US or so? Ok.
firex
The bigger the lie,
the more they believe.
(05-29-2009, 12:01 PM)
I'm looking forward to finding out what set of 4 jobs I get.
Ourobolus
Keeper of the Book
(05-29-2009, 12:33 PM)
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I'm still in.

I fully expect to get four classes that have no way to heal themselves other than potions.
Sword Familiar
178% of NeoGAF posters don't understand statistics
(05-29-2009, 12:48 PM)
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I was in before and I'm still in.
Darkpen
Banned
(05-29-2009, 12:51 PM)
I never got very far in FFV to begin with, so sure, why not, I'll enlist :P
Llyranor
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(05-29-2009, 12:55 PM)
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Sign me up, man!
RevenantKioku
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(05-29-2009, 01:03 PM)
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Originally Posted by Darkpen

I never got very far in FFV to begin with, so sure, why not, I'll enlist :P

Anyone who has never played the game to completion is banned. Sorry!
Darkpen
Banned
(05-29-2009, 01:06 PM)

Originally Posted by RevenantKioku

Anyone who has never played the game to completion is banned. Sorry!

aww
Ialokin
Member
(05-29-2009, 01:17 PM)
I managed to locate my GBA cart so I'm in for sure!
chesspieceface
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(05-29-2009, 01:37 PM)
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Just finished it a few days ago, but I'm IN!
Yaweee
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(05-29-2009, 02:34 PM)
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The first tier classes are so dull. In the long run, the mages are the most useful, but I'm guessing people will have a lot of difficulties in the water tower unless they are seeded Knight or Monk. I've always hated that fucking Mammoth.
botticus
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(05-29-2009, 02:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by RevenantKioku

Anyone who has never played the game to completion is banned. Sorry!

I haven't a clue if ever I actually beat it or not, I'll have to see if I got far enough on GBA to pretend I did. This sounds entertaining - and helpful cause I can never make a firm decision on jobs.
Ourobolus
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(05-29-2009, 02:55 PM)
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Originally Posted by Yaweee

The first tier classes are so dull. In the long run, the mages are the most useful, but I'm guessing people will have a lot of difficulties in the water tower unless they are seeded Knight or Monk. I've always hated that fucking Mammoth.

The first classes may be dull, but I can't really think of any reason why they aren't all useful in some way in the long run (though having four knights at the beginning is going be expensive...:lol ).
ccbfan
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(05-29-2009, 03:10 PM)
Hey you forgot me
Llyranor
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(05-29-2009, 03:11 PM)
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You forgot to add me to the list >:(
TheExodu5
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(05-29-2009, 03:34 PM)
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Sign me up.

Can we do an FF VI challenge next!? :D
Ourobolus
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(05-29-2009, 05:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by TheExodu5

Sign me up.

Can we do an FF VI challenge next!? :D

I'd be up for an FFVI challenge next. My idea would be to do a no-Esper run, combined with only Celes, Edgar, and Setzer for the World of Ruin. I've done the latter but never the former, and most definitely not combined! Luckily, Celes learns magic naturally, so it shouldn't be completely irritating.
Llyranor
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(05-29-2009, 05:35 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ourobolus

I'd be up for an FFVI challenge next. My idea would be to do a no-Esper run, combined with only Celes, Edgar, and Setzer for the World of Ruin. I've done the latter but never the former, and most definitely not combined! Luckily, Celes learns magic naturally, so it shouldn't be completely irritating.

I'd think something like 'one esper per character only - can never be switched' would be more interesting. I mean, a 'no job' FF5 challenge wouldn't necessarily be very exciting.
bigcheese
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(05-29-2009, 05:39 PM)
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I wish I could apply for a real job where I was a FF character going on an epic quest.
Ourobolus
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(05-29-2009, 05:46 PM)
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Originally Posted by Llyranor

I'd think something like 'one esper per character only - can never be switched' would be more interesting. I mean, a 'no job' FF5 challenge wouldn't necessarily be very exciting.

Right, it wouldn't be exciting in FF5. Remember, characters in FF6 already have jobs, so they already have "that one thing that differentiates them."

Or, if we wanted to do it in the same vein as this competition, just assign each Esper a number and dish them out in packs, akin to the way RK's handing out jobs.
Kyosuke
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(05-29-2009, 05:57 PM)
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Perfect timing, just when I'm finally done with with my final exams. :D Sign me up.
Ainaurdur
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(05-29-2009, 07:18 PM)
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How could anyone turn this down? I was just thinking I wanted to pop an rpg in my GBMicro... and it sounds like a fun challenge.

Please add me to the list.
Man God
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(05-29-2009, 07:50 PM)
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It's hard trying to pick which of the first jobs is the worst.

Knight might be because of the hideous early equipment costs. Monks and Mages are great early.

Blue Mage would suck early but get better pretty quickly.
Regulus Tera
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(05-29-2009, 07:58 PM)
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Originally Posted by TheExodu5

Can we do an FF VI challenge next!? :D

Natural Magic, Gau and Umaro only?
charlequin
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(05-30-2009, 12:06 AM)
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Sign me up plz! :D
Hazmat
(05-30-2009, 12:13 AM)
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Not a FF5 master by any stretch, but I'm in.
Rpgmonkey
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(05-30-2009, 12:17 AM)
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I'd like to join. :)
Chris R
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(05-30-2009, 12:18 AM)
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I guess I'll join. Need something to do with my PSP :D
Chemo
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(05-30-2009, 12:21 AM)
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I'm doing this.
RevenantKioku
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(05-30-2009, 01:43 AM)
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Originally Posted by ccbfan

Hey you forgot me

Originally Posted by Llyranor

You forgot to add me to the list >:(

Didn't I PM you guys? You've been added, though.

Lot more people than I thought. I expect most of you to not play much at all! Prove me wrong.

Originally Posted by Llyranor

I'd think something like 'one esper per character only - can never be switched' would be more interesting. I mean, a 'no job' FF5 challenge wouldn't necessarily be very exciting.

No Esper is actually my favorite way to play FF6. It's really different but not stupid.
MotherFan
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(05-30-2009, 02:56 AM)
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I'll join, I have always loved FFV. I already expect my jobs to be crap, but it should be fun :)
ToastyFrog
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(05-30-2009, 03:16 AM)
I don't normally go in for things like this, but I've been looking for an excuse to play FFV again. Sign me up, assuming it's cool if I don't start playing until after E3.
ccbfan
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(05-30-2009, 03:38 AM)
Its a good thing white mage gets paired with theif because white mage solo would be torturous until the 2nd class. Literally no damage.

and then what if you end up getting Berserker as your 2nd class. LOL, prepare for some extremely long battles. Good luck killing that sandworm.

and then imagine getting Bard as the 3rd class and dancer as the 4th class.
Rpgmonkey
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(05-30-2009, 03:41 AM)
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Originally Posted by ccbfan

Its a good thing white mage gets paired with theif because white mage solo would be torturous until the 2nd class. Literally no damage.

and then what if you end up getting Berserker as your 2nd class. LOL, prepare for some extremely long battles. Good luck killing that sandworm.

and then imagine getting Bard as the 3rd class and dancer as the 4th class.

I was thinking that myself.

Getting through this is going to be murder with how some of the Jobs work. :lol
Kiriku
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(05-30-2009, 03:42 AM)
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Haha, this is awesome (like the game!)! Not sure where my copy of the game is though, and I probably don't have the time to sign up for this anyway. :/
I'll be following the thread at least, will be interesting. :)
Reneledarker
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(05-30-2009, 03:44 AM)
I'm up.
Segata Sanshiro
(05-30-2009, 04:17 AM)
Alright, just for this thread, I'm back. Count me in, rk, you magnificent, crazy bastard.
Lord Helmet
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(05-30-2009, 04:33 AM)
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Last thread similar to this was fun to watch.
*popcorn.gif*
Ashodin
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(05-30-2009, 04:35 AM)
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I'll be posting screenshots of my progress, as proof, I guess.
Man God
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(05-30-2009, 04:50 AM)
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It's been awhile since I last played FF V, so sure, why not, count me in.

I'll try and finish no matter what, but some of the possible builds could get cock blocked something fierce by some of the tougher bosses.
RevenantKioku
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(05-30-2009, 07:33 AM)
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Originally Posted by Man God

It's been awhile since I last played FF V, so sure, why not, count me in.

I'll try and finish no matter what, but some of the possible builds could get cock blocked something fierce by some of the tougher bosses.

Oh most definitely. That's kinda the point though. To see if you can prevail despite all the odds.
Looks like I'm gonna have to make some more packs!
Red Scarlet
(05-30-2009, 10:48 AM)
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You can do it, RK.

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