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#1 Posted by TruthTellah (9531 posts) -

@hailinel said:

@truthtellah: Yo, I know you find these gifs amusing (and they are) and you're not a big XIII fan, but can you maybe keep from pulling the thread completely off track?

Anyway, I finally had time to start deeper into the game tonight. I'm probably not using my time as well as I should; I've spent all of day two still in Luxerion, bumbling around on sidequests and looking for the code numbers. I've collected the key that I assume will let me fight Noel, but otherwise I should probably spend the next few days exploring the other regions and try to get more quests in general done so I can extend the time limit past the initial six day mark.

Also, that three star monster fight in the alley? Oh, fuck, I get stomped by that asshole. Effective guarding is something I'm still learning.

:(

Well, I wasn't a big fan of the original, but I did find FFXIII-2 interesting and Lightning Returns the most enjoyable. Just because I'm not as big of a fan of the series as you are doesn't mean I or anyone else can't have a little fun. I understand your interest in keeping things on track, but come on. No need to be a bit snippy. I already made my main point and only continued because others carried along with it. It's a silly game with certainly more fun than deathly seriousness, and I'd say a little levity helps this thread actually reflect people's total impressions.

Anyway, it sounds to me like you're doing alright. You're focusing on side quests and trying to practice guarding. As you said, effective guarding is going to be more and more important. And it gets crucial later on. So good luck with learning it! :)

#2 Posted by TruthTellah (9531 posts) -

@golguin said:

@truthtellah said:

@golguin said:

@fredchuckdave said:

@golguin: Iron Flesh is a cheesy strategy not really a "tanking" strategy; stacking poise is a tanking strategy; blocking efficiently is a tanking strategy. It's not as cheesy as it used to be but it is more cheesy than just playing normally. GMB isn't overly cheesy for comparison but still relatively useful (A Four Kings fight using GMB is "fair" compared to an Iron Flesh bout). I'm reasonably sure (through past experience) Artorias doesn't respond to damage he responds to hits (poise damage), so 3 2 handed strikes will knock him out of it prototypically; or 2 with a big enough weapon. I believe I fought him incorrectly to start with and would land several 1 handed hits fruitlessly; but then I landed fewer but more precise 2 handed strikes with a fairly weak weapon and that was enough to knock him out of it (believe I had Iaito +10 or something at the time). As his stats go up the number of hits you have to land doesn't increase which is another indicator.

I've probably killed Artorias 30+ times (solo in my own games and helping as a white phantom) with characters at various Soul Levels (45, 50, 80, 96, and 120) and I've never had any problems with interrupting the Artorias buff. My SL 30 character with a Lightning Uchi + 2 was never able to knock him out of it. I'd die trying to interrupt the buff. I've never seen a confirmation on if it's based on damage or poise.

I seriously doubt it's as simple as a set poise break because he wouldn't immediately break when he was getting smacked by me and another guy during his buff.

From what I've heard, it's based on poise break. It takes two or three hits with certain weapons and more for others. Though, a known way to break it is one arrow to the head. It's just difficult to pull off that quick.

I found a video that shows that it required 4 two handed katana strikes to break the buff (3:40 in the video). That would explain why my SL 30 character couldn't pull it off. I didn't have the stamina for it. I think it would be doable of I stacked stamina regen with the grass crest shield, cloranthy ring, and green blossom.

hm. That seems plausible. I'd be curious to see you try!

#3 Edited by TruthTellah (9531 posts) -

@clonedzero said:

Yup, i also think the podcasts are too long!

And tonights UPF was bad to the point where i pulled the trigger on finally buying spelunky, died ALOT. then went back and watched what i missed (thanks to the handy new video player) and yes, that Gangs Beasts part was GOLD. But thats the problem with UPF it can be AMAZING, and it can be utterly boring like the first hourish of this weeks episode, ill grant you after the first hour, it got pretty damn great, but that first hour....man...

So maybe people would enjoy an edited "Best of UPF" video each Saturday or Sunday to go along with the full version?

#4 Posted by TruthTellah (9531 posts) -

@golguin said:

@fredchuckdave said:

@golguin: Iron Flesh is a cheesy strategy not really a "tanking" strategy; stacking poise is a tanking strategy; blocking efficiently is a tanking strategy. It's not as cheesy as it used to be but it is more cheesy than just playing normally. GMB isn't overly cheesy for comparison but still relatively useful (A Four Kings fight using GMB is "fair" compared to an Iron Flesh bout). I'm reasonably sure (through past experience) Artorias doesn't respond to damage he responds to hits (poise damage), so 3 2 handed strikes will knock him out of it prototypically; or 2 with a big enough weapon. I believe I fought him incorrectly to start with and would land several 1 handed hits fruitlessly; but then I landed fewer but more precise 2 handed strikes with a fairly weak weapon and that was enough to knock him out of it (believe I had Iaito +10 or something at the time). As his stats go up the number of hits you have to land doesn't increase which is another indicator.

I've probably killed Artorias 30+ times (solo in my own games and helping as a white phantom) with characters at various Soul Levels (45, 50, 80, 96, and 120) and I've never had any problems with interrupting the Artorias buff. My SL 30 character with a Lightning Uchi + 2 was never able to knock him out of it. I'd die trying to interrupt the buff. I've never seen a confirmation on if it's based on damage or poise.

I seriously doubt it's as simple as a set poise break because he wouldn't immediately break when he was getting smacked by me and another guy during his buff.

From what I've heard, it's based on poise break. It takes two or three hits with certain weapons and more for others. Though, a known way to break it is one arrow to the head. It's just difficult to pull off that quick.

#5 Edited by TruthTellah (9531 posts) -

@truthtellah said:
@demoskinos said:
@truthtellah said:

@bigjeffrey said:

@truthtellah said:

@donchipotle said:
@bigjeffrey said:

some of these deliveries are some of the worst i've ever heard. The line where Lightning tells the Chocolina lady to be quiet, Holy shit.

Also i wish it did not look like a PS2 game.

I'm knee deep into the second main plotline and Lightning just sounds fed up with everything.

Considering the second plotline is about Yusnaan and how everyone there just wants to party and tell the Savior to fuck off, I kind of can't blame her. She's putting up with everyone's shit and she's just going through the motions.

It's not exactly an endearing character trait, but I just like to think of Lightning as constantly hating this existence as last minute problem solver.

It kind of seems oddly appropriate with the game as a whole. Like everyone is just tired of this, and Lightning hates that she's still being bled dry to save the world(and provide us entertainment).

I suppose that's one of the nice reliefs of the game being so complete. FFXIII is finally over. You can rest now...

It will never end .Lightning is FOREVER

http://www.siliconera.com/2014/02/14/lightnings-story-truly-may-guest-future-final-fantasy/

Toriyama, you monster!

Is this any real surprise? I mean they already weaseled her into FF XIV and she is incredibly popular in Japan. I expect to see her around still as cameos in other games.

Well, at least her leading lady role is done...

... for now.

dun Dun DUN!

Lightning will live on. If not in our hearts then in...uh...Dissidia 3 or something.

It's over!

Open your eyes and face reality!

#6 Posted by TruthTellah (9531 posts) -
@truthtellah said:

@bigjeffrey said:

@truthtellah said:

@donchipotle said:
@bigjeffrey said:

some of these deliveries are some of the worst i've ever heard. The line where Lightning tells the Chocolina lady to be quiet, Holy shit.

Also i wish it did not look like a PS2 game.

I'm knee deep into the second main plotline and Lightning just sounds fed up with everything.

Considering the second plotline is about Yusnaan and how everyone there just wants to party and tell the Savior to fuck off, I kind of can't blame her. She's putting up with everyone's shit and she's just going through the motions.

It's not exactly an endearing character trait, but I just like to think of Lightning as constantly hating this existence as last minute problem solver.

It kind of seems oddly appropriate with the game as a whole. Like everyone is just tired of this, and Lightning hates that she's still being bled dry to save the world(and provide us entertainment).

I suppose that's one of the nice reliefs of the game being so complete. FFXIII is finally over. You can rest now...

It will never end .Lightning is FOREVER

http://www.siliconera.com/2014/02/14/lightnings-story-truly-may-guest-future-final-fantasy/

Toriyama, you monster!

Is this any real surprise? I mean they already weaseled her into FF XIV and she is incredibly popular in Japan. I expect to see her around still as cameos in other games.

Well, at least her leading lady role is done...

... for now.

dun Dun DUN!

#7 Edited by TruthTellah (9531 posts) -

@jasonr86 Utensils are pretty clean compared to most things in life.

Have you read The Jungle? Or modern research on what's allowed in the process of making food today? How many bug parts are in so much of what you eat? The allowable amount of insect eggs that will enter your body from everyday food?

Or how many germs are on every inch of you right now? The germs and bacteria kicked up every time you use a water faucet? The bacteria that makes its home inside you?

#8 Edited by TruthTellah (9531 posts) -

@bigjeffrey said:

@truthtellah said:

@donchipotle said:
@bigjeffrey said:

some of these deliveries are some of the worst i've ever heard. The line where Lightning tells the Chocolina lady to be quiet, Holy shit.

Also i wish it did not look like a PS2 game.

I'm knee deep into the second main plotline and Lightning just sounds fed up with everything.

Considering the second plotline is about Yusnaan and how everyone there just wants to party and tell the Savior to fuck off, I kind of can't blame her. She's putting up with everyone's shit and she's just going through the motions.

It's not exactly an endearing character trait, but I just like to think of Lightning as constantly hating this existence as last minute problem solver.

It kind of seems oddly appropriate with the game as a whole. Like everyone is just tired of this, and Lightning hates that she's still being bled dry to save the world(and provide us entertainment).

I suppose that's one of the nice reliefs of the game being so complete. FFXIII is finally over. You can rest now...

It will never end .Lightning is FOREVER

http://www.siliconera.com/2014/02/14/lightnings-story-truly-may-guest-future-final-fantasy/

Toriyama, you monster!

#9 Posted by TruthTellah (9531 posts) -

@bigjeffrey said:

some of these deliveries are some of the worst i've ever heard. The line where Lightning tells the Chocolina lady to be quiet, Holy shit.

Also i wish it did not look like a PS2 game.

I'm knee deep into the second main plotline and Lightning just sounds fed up with everything.

Considering the second plotline is about Yusnaan and how everyone there just wants to party and tell the Savior to fuck off, I kind of can't blame her. She's putting up with everyone's shit and she's just going through the motions.

It's not exactly an endearing character trait, but I just like to think of Lightning as constantly hating this existence as last minute problem solver.

It kind of seems oddly appropriate with the game as a whole. Like everyone is just tired of this, and Lightning hates that she's still being bled dry to save the world(and provide us entertainment).

I suppose that's one of the nice reliefs of the game being so complete. FFXIII is finally over. You can rest now...

#10 Edited by TruthTellah (9531 posts) -

@truthtellah: No I am a jubilant fellow of the highest ethic. Also I'm pretty sure it's completely impossible for me to be emo, it's like thinking something was my fault. Impossible.

Fair enough. :|