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Bukana
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(01-03-2013, 08:39 PM)
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UFFSite, RPG Site and Nova Crystallis have partnered with a bunch of other Final Fantasy fan sites and fans in order to create a special celebratory digital magazine to mark the series turning a whopping 25 years old. Featuring a suite of articles offering information, memories and insight into the series, itís a special one-off project. Check it out below, including download links to multiple formats. Enjoy!

PDF Download [Recommended] | Issuu [Recommended] | PDF Single Page Version | HTML5 Gallery | JPG Files [ZIP] | Flash SWF |

P.S. I wasn't involved in the project.
BocoDragon
or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Realize This Assgrab is Delicious
(01-03-2013, 08:41 PM)
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I like it.

Except referencing the Squall Is Dead "theory".... its an unfounded piece of hogwash that could have been made up for nearly every piece of fiction ever.

"Hey guys what if Cloud died when he fell down to the Church in FFVII. Everything after was weird and stuff. Aerith is an angel huh huh." See?
RyougaSaotome
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(01-03-2013, 08:43 PM)
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A lot of great GAF posters and a few mods worked on this as well. Truly a spectacular labor of love and I'll be downloading it to my iPad ASAP.

Amazing work, guys and gals.
HamPster PamPster
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(01-03-2013, 08:48 PM)
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What? No ranking? I understand why you didn't though. Not many can comprehend why Tactics will always be the best

Joking aside, this looks great. I'm reading through it now
BocoDragon
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(01-03-2013, 08:50 PM)
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Originally Posted by HamPster PamPster

What? No ranking?

Don't say the R word in a Final Fantasy thread!!
darkmark1987
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(01-03-2013, 08:52 PM)
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Saw this on twitter. It's an amazing Mag that I would have gladly paid a few quid for, its quick recap on the titles reminded me of details in the games I'd forgotten like celes's beginning in theworld of ruin in ff6 and has made me want to replay ff6 now. Thanks and well done to everyone involved!
Shahed
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(01-03-2013, 08:54 PM)
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Sounds cool. Well I know what I'm doing when I get home from work
BriBri
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(01-03-2013, 08:59 PM)
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Thanks for this! Just gonna beat TwinBee then give a read:)
GAMERG0D
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(01-03-2013, 09:00 PM)
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Interesting, will read later.
JCV
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(01-03-2013, 09:02 PM)
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Amazing work! :D
Dark Schala
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(01-03-2013, 09:03 PM)
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This is the longest pdf download I have ever experienced. Edit: this is nice.

You know, if SE actually released something like this for people, I would've bought it. It's nicely put-together, though I think they're a little too nice to The After Years since that thing reeks of weird game design. :P

Originally Posted by BocoDragon

Except referencing the Squall Is Dead "theory".... its an unfounded piece of hogwash that could have been made up for nearly every piece of fiction ever.

At least my Cecil is Dead theory kind of pans out. :P

Edit: When they talked about PlayOnline, they should've talked about this mess of a guide first (FF is a series of ups and downs):

Last edited by Dark Schala; 01-03-2013 at 09:12 PM.
Hasemo
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(01-03-2013, 09:13 PM)
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Awesome piece of fanwork. I've just browsed through it for now but will definitely give it a read later.
RyougaSaotome
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(01-03-2013, 10:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by Dark Schala

This is the longest pdf download I have ever experienced. Edit: this is nice.

You know, if SE actually released something like this for people, I would've bought it. It's nicely put-together, though I think they're a little too nice to The After Years since that thing reeks of weird game design. :P


At least my Cecil is Dead theory kind of pans out. :P

Edit: When they talked about PlayOnline, they should've talked about this mess of a guide first (FF is a series of ups and downs):

I'm staring at that guide right now, it's the best! Especially that part that says I should refer to PlayOnline for all the strategy I need!

Goddamn this thing is hilarious.
scy
(01-03-2013, 10:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by Dark Schala

Edit: When they talked about PlayOnline, they should've talked about this mess of a guide first (FF is a series of ups and downs):

I'd like to thank some of the older guides for making me into the "Must solve all the mechanics myself" person that I am now.
Meccanical
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(01-03-2013, 10:17 PM)

Originally Posted by BocoDragon

I like it.

Except referencing the Squall Is Dead "theory".... its an unfounded piece of hogwash that could have been made up for nearly every piece of fiction ever.

But in this case it's true.

>_>
KO Traveling Hobo
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(01-03-2013, 10:20 PM)
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Originally Posted by BocoDragon

I like it.

Except referencing the Squall Is Dead "theory".... its an unfounded piece of hogwash that could have been made up for nearly every piece of fiction ever.

"Hey guys what if Cloud died when he fell down to the Church in FFVII. Everything after was weird and stuff. Aerith is an angel huh huh." See?

Squall is Dead is legit!

Originally Posted by Dark Schala

Edit: When they talked about PlayOnline, they should've talked about this mess of a guide first (FF is a series of ups and downs):

Just seeing that piece of shit makes me mad.
Verendus
(01-03-2013, 10:20 PM)
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Man, I like FFVIII but I hate the ridiculous Squall is Dead theory. It's just nonsense. Perfect example of someone looking for something which isn't there in order to create artificial depth or complexity in a piece of work. It's a pretty damn straightforward game.
Prime crotch
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(01-03-2013, 10:21 PM)
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Originally Posted by Meccanical

But in this case it's true.

>_>

no it's not
aaaand the worms are out
Dark Schala
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(01-03-2013, 10:21 PM)
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I was on 56K at the time when that FF9 strategy guide hit the market and I bought it.

It was the best. I loved waiting a while to download a map or having to kick people off the phone just because I needed to check for one single thing that I couldn't figure out because they didn't mention in the guide.

Originally Posted by scy

I'd like to thank some of the older guides for making me into the "Must solve all the mechanics myself" person that I am now.

I think the FF9 guide was my final straw.

Though I like how the FF7 PC strategy guide made you fight the final battle yourself and didn't provide a strategy for it. It's like a whole, "I taught you how to fish, so now you've gotta fish yourself" sort of thing. And even then I didn't feel like the guides were comprehensive enough so I just ended up keeping a bunch of notebooks filled with materia equips and math (and I recently threw them away because I've memorized all that stuff now), but it was kinda fun.
Gentleman Jack
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(01-03-2013, 10:23 PM)
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I love this but some of the typesetting is brutal





my eyes :(
Kikujiro
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(01-03-2013, 10:28 PM)
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Fans are great, this looks really well done, will read later.
Aeana
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(01-03-2013, 10:30 PM)
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Yay, it's finally out. I'm really glad to have been able to contribute to this, and I hope you guys enjoy it.
Karuto
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(01-03-2013, 10:38 PM)
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Proud to contribute to this! I love Final Fantasy Tactics to death. =]

Excited to see what you guys have to say!
Last edited by Karuto; 01-03-2013 at 10:43 PM.
Kagari
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(01-03-2013, 10:39 PM)
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Glad you guys like it. This beast was nearly 6 months in the making.
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(01-03-2013, 10:44 PM)
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Congrats to Aeana, APZonerunner, (?)Jochan, Kagari, and any other GAFfers who contributed to this.

Edit: LOL at the special thanks section. For some reason, seeing "Duckroll" written between a whole bunch of, you know, actual human names makes it super hilarious.
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Stuart444
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(01-03-2013, 10:46 PM)
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I'll check it out tomorrow but the glance I had at it... it looks really well made.
TommyT
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(01-03-2013, 10:47 PM)
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Originally Posted by RyougaSaotome

A lot of great GAF posters and a few mods worked on this as well. Truly a spectacular labor of love and I'll be downloading it to my iPad ASAP.

Amazing work, guys and gals.

Very nice indeed. Thanks everyone.

Originally Posted by Stumpokapow

Edit: LOL at the special thanks section. For some reason, seeing "Duckroll" written between a whole bunch of, you know, actual human names makes it super hilarious.

Did a double take there as well!
Count of Monte Sawed-Off
gimme some of that "black man dap"! hey, where are you all going? guys? guys
(01-03-2013, 10:47 PM)
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Originally Posted by Dark Schala

Edit: When they talked about PlayOnline, they should've talked about this mess of a guide first (FF is a series of ups and downs):

I still can't believe they actually charged money for this shit and I actually bought it.
Phenomic
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(01-03-2013, 10:53 PM)
Sometimes working in a print shop comes in handy. Totally whipped up a printed copy and it's thick as heck.

Gorgeous 32 pound glossy paper for my reading pleasure soon.

Thanks to everyone who contributed to this. Just skimming it seemed like a real treat.
Dark Schala
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(01-03-2013, 10:57 PM)
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Yeah, congrats to everyone who worked on it. Must've taken a looooong time to coordinate it; it's a swell retrospective.

I'm more interested in this battle systems/tactics article you all have here, and I'll save that for reading later.
BomberMouse
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(01-03-2013, 11:07 PM)
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Seems like a great effort. Sadly the typeset and diagramation is too much for my eyes. Maybe on paper it looks better.
Reveirg
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(01-03-2013, 11:21 PM)
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Fantastic stuff!! I'd pay for a physical book.. =O
rouken
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(01-03-2013, 11:25 PM)
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this will be such a good read. :) thank you for making this.

i had just one minor gripe..



why..
JehutyGR
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(01-03-2013, 11:37 PM)
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Excelent job guys. Really good stuff.

Kagari
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(01-03-2013, 11:41 PM)
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Originally Posted by rouken

this will be such a good read. :) thank you for making this.

i had just one minor gripe..



why..

Haha wow... that somehow made it past four people... whoops!
Karuto
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(01-03-2013, 11:44 PM)
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Originally Posted by rouken

this will be such a good read. :) thank you for making this.

i had just one minor gripe..



why..

Originally Posted by Kagari

Haha wow... that somehow made it past four people... whoops!

That was an Easter egg... There's a hidden meaning...
Mr. RHC
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(01-03-2013, 11:48 PM)
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Great work! I was browsing through it and found nice review on the series and great developer introductions as well as a cool music section!
jooey
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(01-03-2013, 11:50 PM)
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Originally Posted by Karuto

That was an Easter egg... There's a hidden meaning...

garnet is dead
Macstorm
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(01-03-2013, 11:59 PM)
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Just doing a write-up for it was fun enough, now I can't wait to read the rest of it.
The Praiseworthy
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(01-04-2013, 12:02 AM)
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Dammit... now I feel like playing a new FINAL FANTASY game :(

FFXIVARR / LRFFXIII can't come any sooner this year ;_;

Great Great Job guys,,,, I bow to you.
rouken
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(01-04-2013, 12:33 AM)
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Originally Posted by Kagari

Haha wow... that somehow made it past four people... whoops!

well photoshop always fails once in a while. :) i just noticed it because the first thing i scrolled for is final fantasy 9 which has great content by the way. thanks for that.

Originally Posted by Karuto

That was an Easter egg... There's a hidden meaning...

Originally Posted by jooey

garnet is dead

no. :( take away rinoa just not garnet.
Shahed
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(01-04-2013, 01:10 AM)
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Starting my read now. Thanks for the work!
KO Traveling Hobo
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(01-04-2013, 01:16 AM)
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Originally Posted by Karuto

That was an Easter egg... There's a hidden meaning...

MJ?
CorvoSol
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(01-04-2013, 01:16 AM)
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Originally Posted by BocoDragon

I like it.

Except referencing the Squall Is Dead "theory".... its an unfounded piece of hogwash that could have been made up for nearly every piece of fiction ever.

"Hey guys what if Cloud died when he fell down to the Church in FFVII. Everything after was weird and stuff. Aerith is an angel huh huh." See?

What if Cecil is dead and everything after he lands in Mysidia is his dying dream? (Or did Dark Schala copyright that?)
DarkKyo
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(01-04-2013, 01:17 AM)
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Originally Posted by BocoDragon

I like it.

Except referencing the Squall Is Dead "theory".... its an unfounded piece of hogwash that could have been made up for nearly every piece of fiction ever.

"Hey guys what if Cloud died when he fell down to the Church in FFVII. Everything after was weird and stuff. Aerith is an angel huh huh." See?

I get your point but you gotta remember Squall did get a shard of ice the size of his heart through his heart.
Shahed
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(01-04-2013, 02:37 AM)
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Read until the end of the FFXIV section and the interview with Yoshida. Good stuff. I like the excerpts about the people involved the most. Gonna have to leave it there for now, need some sleep!
Exentryk
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(01-04-2013, 02:50 AM)
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This looks amazing. Still have to read through it all.

Wonderful work, guys, and thanks for sharing!
Sou
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(01-04-2013, 02:50 AM)
Amazing work and a huge thumbs up to everyone who contributed to this.
Blablurn
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(01-04-2013, 02:52 AM)
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i didnt want to open a new thread but is ff11 still worth playing?

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