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FFT Arena / Re: FFT Arena: Balance Discussion Thread
« on: January 23, 2014, 11:58:09 PM »
Always oil is not a good idea on cursed ring users because that leaves them extremely vulnerable to any elemental attacks. Plus you can always inflict oil anyways and use a elemental attack that way. It defeats the purpose of hawk's eye and short edge inflicting oil.

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FFT Arena / Re: Arena battle videos and discussion
« on: January 23, 2014, 09:30:05 PM »
Not a problem ShadowDragon. We all go through trial and error with teams until we come up with the right ones. In fact, myself, CT5Holy, fdc and others have gotten this good because we did make mistakes and errors in building teams. Simply put that once we learn from our mistakes we either revamp a team to its fullest potential or make a new team from the ground up.

CT5Holy's team Do Not Disturb for example is still around because the quickening spam strategy with the mime worked as his team was meant to build speed as much as possible without relying on white magic or summon magic to revive (of course that was his old version) Or my team that used to be around that people still remember Big Assault where I have 2 strong DPS units 1 item bot and 1 caster and kept switching things up until I found the combination to my liking. To further add to my point, I had a Bard that only did Draw Out damage because a) bards have naturally high MA, b) The Bard class had equips that can backup the idea and c) Draw Out is effective for hurt and heal methods. I originated the draw out bard when it was popular. So popular in fact it became a  setup that some players made carbon copies of that particular setup but did it in their own way. Even reinoe did a tribute team with my bard but switched equips around but kept the same idea.

Point is when you see a concept that you like rather its your own or someone else's you make the most of it possible and you can make a hard-to-beat team by making sure your units are doing what you want them to do. Again it has to do with limiting your options for the AI. When you have a goal behind your team: stick to it.

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FFT Arena / Re: FFT Arena: Balance Discussion Thread
« on: January 23, 2014, 04:25:20 PM »
I like to bring up (even though I'm sure its been brought up before) positives and negatives of Cursed Rings. Its going to be a brief list since I don't usually type winded posts. So here we go:

Positives: Negates Holy. Absorbs Dark. Plus 1 stats on PA, MA and speed. Ways to block fire weakness i.e. Black Costume, Flame Shield, White Robe and Crystal Shield. Effective on melee units that are for DPS. Full heal with Death spell and Demi 1/2 healing since both are dark elemental. Always comes back. Can find ways to prevent other weaknesses though not everything. And finally can make for entertaining matches (see lightninghax firmly grasp it vs dokurider bomb squad).

Negatives: OU. Can be killed with potions and raise 1/2. Any fire attacks will hurt if weakness not covered. Petrified with seal evil, ancient sword or petrify spell from Oracle skillset. Can be stolen with steal accessory. Can be killed with consecration (though it rarely happens anymore). And finally can drag on matches or end quicker than you would desire.

So why am I bringing this up? Well to simply point out that Cursed Ring is too good of an accessory since its basically OU. hey ran rampant in the last tournament and people are still using Cursed Rings. I think it should be revamped somehow (unless people are happy the way cursed rings are of course). It was just something that I thought about for a long time and while I too am guilty of using a cursed ring team I can personally attest to the fact that while its good, it seems now getting old to the point where we've seen strategies using cursed ring before. Hopefully next release (whenever that will be) will have significant changes to Cursed Ring. I'm not saying don't use it ever but think if you really need to use Cursed Ring on your team

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FFT Arena / Re: Arena battle videos and discussion
« on: January 22, 2014, 01:37:35 PM »
I'll have a couple of reinoe's matches uploaded sometime tonight so stay tuned for that

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FFT Arena / Re: Arena battle videos and discussion
« on: January 17, 2014, 03:16:54 PM »
Just keep one thing in mind Fenire, RavenOfRazgriz has talked about it before: Its not always necessary to fill your JP cap to 3000 if the rest of the skills you have serve no purpose. Sometimes limiting the AI's options can be a good thing if you want a unit to do something that is only designed to do

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FFT Arena / Re: Arena battle videos and discussion
« on: January 14, 2014, 07:24:00 PM »
I used maintenance on my mediator back in season 2 so she wouldn't be vulnerable to breaks though I did have to sacrifice a bit of her defense but hey it did prevent some sneaky tactics at least. And yes Otabo I will grant you your request

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FFT Arena / Re: Arena battle videos and discussion
« on: January 14, 2014, 05:50:01 PM »
Maintenance helps if you're scared of breaks and steals

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FFT Arena / Re: Arena battle videos and discussion
« on: January 11, 2014, 12:55:15 AM »
Let me reinstall skype first

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FFT Arena / Re: Arena battle videos and discussion
« on: January 10, 2014, 03:15:07 PM »
FFT Arena 1.38d Rivalry Series - reinoe vs Rouroni Elmdor

I did also take note Rouroni Elmdor with your no foolin' team but I did the match before you made the update so I hope you don't mind

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FFT Arena / Re: Arena battle videos and discussion
« on: January 10, 2014, 12:57:07 PM »
Welcome back to Arena RedWorld. Though unfortunately things didn't go well for you. If you ever need help tweaking your team let one of us know and we'll help you out

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FFT Arena / Re: ☢ ☢ ☢ FFT Arena AI Tournament Season 2 ☢ ☢ ☢
« on: January 08, 2014, 07:15:10 PM »
Maybe season 3 (or 8) can be what season 5 back in the 1.3 days were like Gaignun said. I'll do a post sometime in the spring

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