« on: December 19, 2011, 01:37:59 AM »
I decided to do this after seeing Picklegirlfanboy showing information on it.
(this is nowhere near a pain in the butt as my ff4 hack has turned out to be lol)
since its such a simple task and ive also messed with this game a little before and only need a hex editor and cdprog. (and maybe snespal)
Make each human/mystic character slightly more unique
Mystics especially will be known for having distinct traits or elements
Add a second version of Asellus to the game in her already Mystic form (permenantly mystic)
Add Alkarl to the game as a special mystic.
Alter a few of the spells to actually be worthwhile for their cost
What I have already done:
Common Mec (unused) has been turned into full mystic Asellus
Woman (unused) has been turned into Alkarl as a Mystic
each mystic will be equipped with their own unique item that can't be removed like mesarthym's mellow ring
these items grant 3 abilities, which appear one at a time as the mystic grows stronger (learns their 3 mystic skills sword/glove/boots)
Their "unique" skills plus magic that they have the gift for:
White Rose: Rose Broach- Flash, Smile, Cosmic Rave [Mystic, Mind]
(how very charming, with Smile and Cosmic Rave she certainly isn't useless. she also is now the only mystic that has the gift for mind magic)
Ildon: Wind Amulet- Thunderbolt, Gale Attack, Magnetic Storm [Mystic]
(his attacks are pretty good, I can't think of another school of magic to give him the gift for though. this is your wind mystic)
Zozma: Fury Ring- Heat Smash, Ignis, Heatwave [Mystic, Evil]
(Zozma originally did not even have the gift for evil magic, corrected! also this is your fire mystic.)
Mesarthym: Mellow Ring- Ice Smash, Life Rain, Maelstrom [Mystic, Rune]
(clearly your water mystic)
Silence: Stone Charm- Rock, Quake, Quicksand* [Mystic, Shadow]
(I think shadow makes sense on him as u get him via shadow quest. He may have butterfly wings but this is your earth mystic)
(Quicksand will be altered to do top tier damage like other 3rd tier mystic attacks)
Timelord: Mystic Gloves- Fist, Gold Hand, Corkscrew [Mystic, Time]
(this mystic already has a huge advantage, gave him some decent fist fighting skills, i read that "fist" combo's really well)
Rei: Mystic Mail?- Lullaby, Pheremones, Sabers [Mystic, Mirage]
(I dont really know about this setup, then again she is probably my least favorite mystic. Im open to suggestions)
(I'm sorry but she needs work, and 6 life points? horrible)
Nusakan: Mysticwear- Bloodsucker, Magic Heal, Illstorm* [Mystic, Arcane]
(these 3 skills seemed appropriate for this doctor, Illstorm has been altered to do top tier damage instead of just status infliction)
Asellus (Mystic): Dusk Blade- Kasumi, Moonlight Cut, Moon Scraper [Mystic, Life]
(she has the stats of the version you find in the Cygnus/Emelia's quest. as a full mystic that makes her pretty tough. and with life magic? great!)
(Moon Scraper, just like Rei's Sabers, is a skill normally not usable. I know it works, however a slight graphicall glitch occurs where her animation freezes afterwords no big deal)
Alkarl: Miracle Blade- Kaiser Wing, Final Crusade, Re-Al-Phoenix [Relm, Space]
(Alkarl makes the only mystic that doesnt have mystic magic as my only reason for making him one is so he can learn some alkaiser skills)
(I threw in Space Magic as well to have a human/mystic that has the gift as opposed to just one stupid monster)
a few humans will be slightly altered
Mei-Ling: Oh my god 3 str and 70 hp? thats terrible! lets make that 10 str and 90 hp and lets throw in the gift of Life Magic too (10 lifepoints? perfect!)
(She is probably my favorite human female but her starting stats were always sub-par)
Doll: Why does a human have mystic magic? well lucky human, Im gonna give you the gift making her the only human with it.
but that's not all! Im going to pull out the ol SNESPAL and change that ugly shade of greyish purple she has for a haircolor into a rose/hot pink
Lute: I donno why I like lute, i guess i have a thing for bards (and so does the saga series lol), anyway Ill give him the gift for Relm magic.
(if i have any items left i may give him one that lets him use Battle Song/Sad Song or whatnot)
there are a few incorrect spellings as well as dummieditems labled "not use"
More to come. the mod is mainly to make mystics more unique and desireable since humans really have the biggest potential.
i could just make all the mystics into humans but that would kind of take away from the game and its 4 main races.
Lastly, "Final Strike" now does significantly more damage as it should since it destroys the weapon its attached to
(last time I also made it so the weapon didnt break either, but thats totally "broken" in the other way lol)