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  • [March 26, 2017, 11:46:22 PM]
Re: Final Fantasy Tactics: Kind Of PSP (Current Version: 2.5)
« Reply #300 on: March 26, 2017, 11:46:22 PM »
It's been a bit, but I -think- I just changed the text to something else and that fixed the WotL text issues. Sorry I can't be of more help, it's been a really long time.

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    • [May 14, 2017, 05:58:11 PM]
    Re: Final Fantasy Tactics: Kind Of PSP (Current Version: 2.5)
    « Reply #301 on: May 14, 2017, 05:58:11 PM »
    Just wanted to pop in and say "Thank you" to Eternal for all your efforts.
    I discovered the site a couple of days ago and I am already fallen in love with your patch.
    I can't express how it feels, it brings me back fond memories from sweet days of my youth.
    Actually I've just begun Chapter 2, game is more challenging than Vanilla but the challenge is fun and I like it so far, frustrating in the beginning but I'm beginning to adapt.
    I'll give a report when I'll finish my run
    Good karma to you!

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    • [May 15, 2017, 12:39:45 AM]
    Re: Final Fantasy Tactics: Kind Of PSP (Current Version: 2.5)
    « Reply #302 on: May 15, 2017, 12:39:45 AM »
    I'm glad you're enjoying it! Please, let me know if you have any feedback, positive or negative. Everything helps!

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    • [May 16, 2017, 02:09:57 PM]
    Re: Final Fantasy Tactics: Kind Of PSP (Current Version: 2.5)
    « Reply #303 on: May 16, 2017, 02:09:57 PM »
    Well it's still pretty early, I've just recruited Agrias... anyway, to not risk forgetting, some very early considerations related to the first 2 chapters. Take it for what they are.
    Premise: I've adopted a less grindy playstile, since level scaling seems a double edged sword, so I tried to keep the lowest profile possible. Don't know if I made the right choice.
    I've never claimed to be skilled, but some story fights required me several restarts! Almost like the first time I've approached FFT. Maybe I should have gained more levels? Actually I'm stuck on the last Gaffgarion fight, which give me some food for thought: so overwhelming!

    What I liked:
    - Mp cost on sword skills makes the characters who use the, more interesting
    - buff-debuffs
    - a more balanced approach between physical fighters and magic users in party
    - general monster overhaul
    - reduced movement, placement now counts more
    - skill overhaul (generally speaking), especially archers and onion knight
    - a lot of other things. I had a lot of fun overall, and some victories were very very sweet, with epic moments and narrow episodes

    What I found frustrating (so far)
    - rending is very present, almost to a point where I see more and more appealing the "safe" passive to make equipment un-rendable. If that's the case, and this skill is a must-have, I'd prefer a slightly adjustment, as I don't like automatic choices
    - support characters and dedicated healers are a must have (so far). See above about automatic choices
    - magic carried the day too many times. When a scenario gives me problems, I bring 2 black mages and usually make it through (Again: I'm in the early game)
    - rubber boots making lightning magic (and coral sword equip to a lesser extent) a dead skill pretty early (until at least I go beyond that level plateau. Everyone seemed to equip them)
    - When I used Coco, I sadly discovered Esuna is vertical 0. I can see the reasoning behind it, monster healing is already fearsome in random encounters, still...
    - Strangely enough, Squire Ramza cannot equip axes whatsoever (I wanted to give them a try)
    - Sometime Tailwind is 69, sometimes 71 %. I don't understand if it's an error or a mechanic underlying that I can't see
    - In some story missions, massed ranged damage and odd CT placement made too many, too frequent turn 1 kills, which I found frustrating (or maybe who knows I suck  :P). The last fight with guest Agrias, for instance, saw me and enemy start as 2 distinct blocks of CT time, and since they have the initiative AND range with 2 guns and 2 bows + skills, I've found it negative

    What I'd like to see (so far)
    - more knockback on rush and stone
    - a more focused selection of onion knights active skills. I appreciated the change but it is not enough to entice me to play it - yet.

    That's it for now! Keep up the good work, and thanks again

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    • [July 11, 2017, 03:14:59 AM]
    Re: Final Fantasy Tactics: Kind Of PSP (Current Version: 2.5)
    « Reply #304 on: July 11, 2017, 03:14:59 AM »
    Hi Eternal,
    Fantastic mod.  I've had a blast playing it.  It feels as different from WotL as WotL was from the PSX version.  I wanted to add my feedback for your consideration.  I only had one show stopper overall.  I'd also add that I'm a very experienced player, and I'm very deliberate when it comes to strategy.  I've put about 90 hours on this mod so far.  I won't cover issues you are already aware of (sprite issues, etc.).  Overall I give this mod a solid "A".

    - The initial battle at Siedge Weald is very difficult if the player doesn't grind out a few levels and jobs first.  This isn't necessarily bad, but an observation.
    - The bulk of Chapters I - Chapter IV (I've completed everything through Mullonde Cathedral) were very well done.  Enemy variety was very nice. 
    - Itemization was fair (even if I wasn't happy with the loss of my over-powered items haha).  Sacrificing HP for +2 speed was a hard choice, but I nearly always went with the HP.  knight swords requiring 2H was probably a good idea from a balance perspective.  I could not dual wield flails despite the tooltips indicating it was possible.
    - Guns are extremely underwhelming.  Fomalhaut does max of about 120 damage at level 99.  Blaze Gun ~70 damage or less.  Glacial Gun did better ranging from 120 - 180.  Blaster came out about the same.  I couldn't tell a noticeable difference when equipping gear that boosts elemental damage.
    - The battle against Bremondt was very unforgiving.  I attempted the fight at level 80 - 85 before I had any endgame gear.  I didn't have many problems with the minor enemies, but his soulbind tipped the scale from difficult to frustrating.  Doing too much damage kills my party, but not doing enough means I can't get past his regen and calculator heals.  The dragon phase is manageable with the appropriate elemental resistance gear.  The fight just took a while because I wasn't doing very high damage without endgame gear.
    - I grinded to level 99 for Midlight's Deep.  The battles were a bit easier than I anticipated until reaching the FOUR FIENDS fight on level 4.  It took balancing resist gear and finding a way negate the Death monster skill.  The unfortunate part is the Bomb only ever used Self-Destruct and the damage is non-elemental so it always hits for 999 each time.  Once I got a good feel for the fight, I kited the Tiamat with Sq/DK Ramza, ignored the Mindflayer completely, and balanced reviving my allies and using Phoenix Downs on the Skeleton.  Kill order had to be Skeleton then Bomb then Mindflayer then Tiamat.
    - When I reached floor 6, I started encountering a crash, which I was able to repeat about every 2 - 3 battles.  It would always occur at the end of Ramza's turn near the beginning of the battle.  I've attached a screenshot of his setup.  PPSSPP v1.4.2 - ULES00850.

    All in all, I think you've done a great job and you've kept up with it so well over the years.  Feel free to let me know if you need any specific feedback.
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    • [July 16, 2017, 09:07:47 PM]
    Re: Final Fantasy Tactics: Kind Of PSP (Current Version: 2.5)
    « Reply #305 on: July 16, 2017, 09:07:47 PM »
    So did this version remove 'blue mage' style learning of the lvl 4 Wizard -aja- spells? I've tried many times and can't seem to get my characters to learn them... and I don't see the change in the patch notes.
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    • [November 23, 2017, 11:51:36 PM]
    Re: Final Fantasy Tactics: Kind Of PSP (Current Version: 2.5)
    « Reply #306 on: November 23, 2017, 11:51:36 PM »
    this patch is really fun and hard for a newcomer like me, but the thing is, the game freezes a lot at random times, only the patched version froze , i dont know the cause because most of the times are random and different reasons like casting, walking and attacking

    using PPSSPP 1.4.2 EUR ISO with this patch 2.5

    Edit:thanks to ildon the game works but i have one question, did you put degenerator traps in some maps? im really struggling in the early game
    « Last Edit: November 27, 2017, 01:36:10 PM by kiyroyoo »
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    • [May 20, 2018, 07:11:12 PM]
    Re: Final Fantasy Tactics: Kind Of PSP (Current Version: 2.5)
    « Reply #307 on: May 20, 2018, 07:11:12 PM »
    I have a thought that might me of some decent input...

    I notice a LOT of ranged enemies repeatedly using rend weapon on my characters with rare weapons. Since there's a limited number of these weapons and I can't just go get a new one I end up just reverting to the last save until my weapon doesn't break. I understand it's intentional because those weapons are strong and you are constantly at risk of them breaking to make it more intense and careful around placements, but when the enemy archer has the high ground and can hit the entire map with rend weapon I end up just trying over and over until the weapon doesn't break. This makes it super tedious to get through these fights and really takes away more than it adds. Perhaps drop the rate weapons break so the risk is still there but not so strong I reset the same battle 16 times?
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    • [May 21, 2018, 04:46:15 AM]
    Re: Final Fantasy Tactics: Kind Of PSP (Current Version: 2.5)
    « Reply #308 on: May 21, 2018, 04:46:15 AM »
    Safeguard helps, as does Archer's Bane. Also, you can reobtain rare gear later on in Midlight's Deep. Those are the best ways of dealing with those enemies, other than debilitating them.

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    • [May 22, 2018, 06:26:09 PM]
    Re: Final Fantasy Tactics: Kind Of PSP (Current Version: 2.5)
    « Reply #309 on: May 22, 2018, 06:26:09 PM »
    Perhaps it's just my opinion, but it really feels as though safeguard is not optional when progressing, which, to me, takes away a LOT since it fills an entire slot just to make sure you can continue to use your weapon-specific abilities and range. That's a decent chunk of builds that's outright eliminated. Want to outfit a monk with heavy armor and give them the Genji gear so you can treat them like a frontliner? Too bad the archer broke your genji gear because you didn't have safeguard and took counter instead of archers bane. That being said, I get that there's a lot more importance on buffs and debuffs and less on equipment and I think that part has been very well done, but I can't help but feel requiring one of two abilities puts a huge damper on what I can do vs what I want to do. I don't know what kind of enemies I will face so to prevent it I will always wear one of these two abilities, and I have to learn them very quickly if I want to move on in the story shortly after I gain someone new. Grinding is meant to make my character stronger, not fulfill what feels like a requirement.

    I also seem to be the only one with this opinion, so I guess just take it at face value.
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    • [May 23, 2018, 03:46:16 AM]
    Re: Final Fantasy Tactics: Kind Of PSP (Current Version: 2.5)
    « Reply #310 on: May 23, 2018, 03:46:16 AM »
    Could you give some examples where you felt the Rend skills were overused by enemies? I'd like to re-examine those battles and see if something is amiss. I agree in regards to Safeguard- it's definitely not designed to be a required ability (no ability is designed as such). That being said, I would maybe just use less valuable equipment in those fights, disable the Archers, or use Safeguard on units with that valuable gear. That's ultimately a trade-off of rare gear. It's very strong and can help a lot, but it's vulnerable.

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    • [May 23, 2018, 04:37:30 PM]
    Re: Final Fantasy Tactics: Kind Of PSP (Current Version: 2.5)
    « Reply #311 on: May 23, 2018, 04:37:30 PM »
    The one that comes to mind immediately is the battle at Germinas. The Onion knights are mostly using ranged weapons, I had to deal with multiple attempts on my weapons each round immediately after getting Orlandu, which of course means Excalibur broke before even getting a chance to teach him safeguard.

    I'll let you know if I find more, though, that's as far as I've gotten, that battle in particular frustrated me to no end. I haven't gotten past Elmdore yet, bastard isn't giving me that genji gear easily, so I'm grinding out a second thief (and have since gotten safeguard for Orlandu) to make it easier.
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    • [June 04, 2018, 04:27:25 AM]
    Re: Final Fantasy Tactics: Kind Of PSP (Current Version: 2.5)
    « Reply #312 on: June 04, 2018, 04:27:25 AM »
    I very much agree regarding safeguard. I basically train every character in Chemist before they move on to anything as a neccesity, as even common goblins can rend my weapon. While it was barely useful in vanilla (beyond Meliadoul fights), it is now very expensive to play without it. I enjoy the heightened difficulty and overall balance in the mod, but I think each and every one of us is an optimiser at heart (still replaying this game and whatnot), allowing your hard earned equipment to break is just too much to bear.

    It especially hurts when archers and other ranged units have it, as then I'm hesitant to bring anyone without Safeguard equipped (as even backrow characters aren't close to safe).

    I'm not saying it should be completely eliminated from the game, rather that it's too common. That kind of difficulty is forcing players to stick to certain tactics in order to avoid a particular obnoxious factor (keeping your equipment safe) rather than actually focusing on overcoming your enemies and fulfilling victory requirements.

    I still enjoy the fresh feel of the mod by the way, and it's the first FFT mod I have even played (I discovered this forum by accident and am in shock that it's still relatively alive).
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    • [June 16, 2018, 07:40:00 PM]
    Re: Final Fantasy Tactics: Kind Of PSP (Current Version: 2.5)
    « Reply #313 on: June 16, 2018, 07:40:00 PM »
    I'm here just to say! Great work!! This is so far, my favorite game ever, both vanilla and WOTL. This is a great way to maintain the game a float, I love hacking and mods. WOTL (my unpopular opinion) is my favorite because of the quantity of items added. I love when people get exited when someone is doing a mod for WOTL.
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    • [August 13, 2018, 01:59:50 PM]
    Re: Final Fantasy Tactics: Kind Of PSP (Current Version: 2.5)
    « Reply #314 on: August 13, 2018, 01:59:50 PM »
    Would it be possible to get a version of this with just the extra items, extra battles and quality of life changes? Failing that would you please be willing to make fftpatch the file available so others might implement a different version? I really love the idea of this mod and many of the features make this the definitive version of the game in my mind, but several features add a lot of tedium - move+ skills removed, rending enemies, magic costs on special abilities, etc.

    Someone asked for a version with only these changes a while back:

    "-SLOWDOWN FIXED!
    -Multiplayer items have been imported into Singleplayer by overriding some existing, rarely used items.
    -Multiplayer battles have been imported into Midlight's Deep.
    -Multiplayer items have been added, and have replaced some existing items. Most can be acquired by beating battles in Midlight's Deep. (PSP)
    -Ability to steal from Elmdore.
    -Alicia, Rad, and Lavian come with 70 Brave and 70 Faith. (PSX/PSP)
    -Cloud's Limits no longer require the Materia Blade, but do require a Sword to be used. (PSX/PSP)
    -Braver, Cross-Slash, and Omnislash are now based on PA and WP. (PSX/PSP)
    -Aim skills are faster. (PSP)
    -1 day errands.
    -Move-find items are 100%"

    Would you please reconsider some sort of version like this? Perhaps a version with just the main extra content and quality of life changes or alternatively one with few of the more tedious changes removed. Either way... whatever's easier, or I'd be more than willing to try my hand at making these changes if you'd allow it. Thank you.

    Edit - I just discovered that patched roms are editable. I've edited a copy of it but the slowdown patch was somehow removed in the process. It can be added back with this version - http://ffhacktics.com/smf/index.php?topic=9523.0
    « Last Edit: August 14, 2018, 11:17:21 AM by Stilgar »
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    • [August 14, 2018, 11:31:08 PM]
    Re: Final Fantasy Tactics: Kind Of PSP (Current Version: 2.5)
    « Reply #315 on: August 14, 2018, 11:31:08 PM »
    Hey guys! Apologies for the delay, I missed that there were additional comments until I just saw Stilgar's:

    @Ged: I'll take a look and see why enemies are using Rend skills so much. I assume it's just because they're free and more accurate now, but I definitely don't want it detracting from the experience.

    @Stilgar: I'll see what I can whip up. The changes were made mostly just to ensure that things are still somewhat balanced, as the Move+ skills can get broken pretty quickly. I'm also looking into the Rend skills. Should be an easy enough edit... I'll see if I can release a separate version when I release 2.6, which shouldn't be (too) far into the future.




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    • [August 16, 2018, 10:56:22 AM]
    Re: Final Fantasy Tactics: Kind Of PSP (Current Version: 2.5)
    « Reply #316 on: August 16, 2018, 10:56:22 AM »
    Had I known I could make tweaks for my personal use based on your mod (and how straightforward the patcher is) I wouldn't have posted. Others may enjoy a more vanilla tuning though. Perhaps tuning is the wrong word... some added difficulty is welcome especially late in the game but some of the changes effect the gameplay a little too much for my taste. Move+ for example: after playing the game so many times over the years having them removed doesn't make it feel harder, it only makes things feel slow. Pricing Raise JP at ~750 didn't add any enjoyment for me either, it just artificially draws out time spent grinding. I don't mean to criticize, this is all just one man's opinion and I hope the feedback is useful. Your mod adds enough that I wouldn't want to play without it but some of the changes feel more like tedium, and that can be said for a few of the vanilla features too.

    I've only played your mod through Chapter 2 and I'm almost caught up to that point with the version I tinkered with. I hadn't played the WotL version previously but I've played vanilla-PSX at least a dozen times over the years. As such some of the things I tinkered with may not be for the best, I'd like the difficulty to remain as high in CH 4 as it is in CH 1. Anyway here's what I changed, mostly just reverting some things back to vanilla. Maybe this will help if you're seriously considering making an "easy-type" or "vanilla+".


    -Added Move+ abilities to their normal spots and gave +3 to Dancer too. Lancer got Jump +3 although it's redundant.
    I never got much out of these other than convenience. I can see how the extra couple of movement points might allow a character to run away and live when they wouldn't otherwise but I think it's rare that the extra movement has much of an effect on the outcome of anything. Even with all jobs normalized to 4 movement, I'd leave +2 from Thief in at the minimum. Crawling across the battlefield isn't fun.

    -Innate Raise JP to all classes/characters and changed (mostly raised) JP prices back to default in order to preserve the vanilla pace.
    Considering this frees up the Support slot it could be seen as a buff but Raise JP isn't technically mandatory, although I've never gone without it. This just allows for interesting choices in that slot without excessive grinding.

    -AI won't rend or steal equipment.
    Either it's so infrequent that I'll savescum when it happens or it's so frequent that Safeguard become mandatory for rare equipment. There's no middle ground here; I'm unwilling to lose rare items.

    -Removed the added RSM skills on named characters.
    I enjoy the feeling of progression throughout the game, this puts a damper on that. With the added skills a lot of characters would only need to level a secondary action skill and then they're done.

    -Removed the added mana costs on skills.
    While it provided the potential for some interesting choices in battle, I prefer the versatility of the mana-less skills.

    -Raised job unlock requirements back to normal for Onion and Dark Knight. Lowered the JP requirement for Level 8 of a job back to normal.

    -Put any removed skills back in and changed Ramza's skills to their default effects.
    Ramza's +speed abilities can be abused but they're priceless for anything that involves grinding. I can see why you changed it to haste and it's more balanced that way but I don't abuse it outside of the most tedious of circumstances where there's no danger anyway. Some of the others may have been removed for good reason but I'm not inclined to break the game in the extreme anyway - Calculator could be entirely neutered but I'd miss Beowulf's Drain, for example.

    -Removed the redundant Jump Action abilities from Dragoon. It's just +3 and +8 now.

    -Added the strongest 2 katanas to shops at the end of chapter 4 at a price of approximately 35k and 50k.
    It was always a shame to me that these couldn't be used as skills. Price subject to change.

    -Ultima/Zodiark learnable with JP at a price of ~2000.
    The price might need to be higher to make it an alternative but equal choice, maybe 3k and 4k for Ultima and Zodiark respectively.

    -Undid almost all changes to stats, abilities and equipment including damage formulas, mana costs and item effects.
    I left everything to do with enemies alone and kept the buffed hit rates of spells like protect, ct buffs, some minor mana cost buffs and Cloud's buffs.
    This actually doesn't seem to effect the difficulty of the mod very much so far as most of the tweaks looked minor and the buffs apply to enemies as well, however I'll probably put the nerfs back in for end-game weapons. Overall this is my most questionable change in my mind. I'll have a more informed opinion on this one as I progress through the game.


    Like I said I'm still on CH 2 but so far it seems like it's retained the core feeling and pace of vanilla but with added difficulty. It's noticeably harder but not excessively so with a few of the more tedious parts of the base-game streamlined. For what it's worth I'm enjoying it more than vanilla or your normal mod.
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    • [August 27, 2018, 02:24:27 AM]
    Re: Final Fantasy Tactics: Kind Of PSP (Current Version: 2.6)
    « Reply #317 on: August 27, 2018, 02:24:27 AM »
    It's been a while since a proper update, hasn't it? Over the past few weeks I've been chipping away at this, reading this forum's posts all the way back from the beginning, making tweaks and changes that hopefully everyone will enjoy. 2.6 is very much going to be an experimental update. I'm making a lot of changes that deviate from the norm, mostly to see how they play out. I expect that sometime within the year, I'll be updating all versions of KO to 3.0 and with any luck, those will be the last updates ever needed for KO, so 2.6 will be a good starting point to see how these larger changes take, while still staying true to the feel of Vanilla. As such, your feedback is more important now than ever.

    Thanks to everyone who has given feedback over the years to help make this mod as great as possible!

    The update is both on the first page of the thread and attached here. Enjoy!


    Because it's been so long, I'm sure a few things have fallen through the cracks in the changelog, but the below are the biggest changes made. As always, feedback is welcomed and appreciated!

    @Stilgar: I haven't forgotten your request. I'll see what I can whip up when I have some more spare time. :)

    EDIT: It looks like Dark Knight still has Move +3/Jump+3. I'm guessing this is a case of hardcoding. I'll look more into this for the next update- my apologies!
    « Last Edit: August 27, 2018, 02:47:50 AM by Eternal »
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    • [September 27, 2018, 05:13:35 PM]
    Re: Final Fantasy Tactics: Kind Of PSP (Current Version: 2.6)
    « Reply #318 on: September 27, 2018, 05:13:35 PM »
    For what it's worth I would also love a vanilla+ version of your mod! And ETA on that? Thank you  :)
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    • [September 28, 2018, 06:11:03 AM]
    Re: Final Fantasy Tactics: Kind Of PSP (Current Version: 2.6)
    « Reply #319 on: September 28, 2018, 06:11:03 AM »
    Hi! Made an account just to comment on this. Played 2.4 a while back, and decided to check up on this mod literally a few hours after the 2.6 update, pretty wild coincidence. I'm at endgame for this new patch now (4 floors into Midlight's Deep), and I've got some feedback. Hope any of this helps.

    - Like the stat changes. I definitely feel the difference for Geomancer, Mustadio, and Rapha (that girl is kinda busted now, but I'm not complaining).
    - Luso's new class is a lot of fun. Choco Esuna, Guardian Nymph, and Bequeath Bacon are all incredible, and definitely give him a support class feel, and Goblin Punch and Dischord are useful in the right situation. Ice Breath never seems to do damage, though. I'm not sure if you used the damage formula for Reis or an actual Blue Dragon, but yeah. Chop wasn't very useful either.
    - I don't know how Luso's supposed to learn Blaster. Either it misses and I can't learn the move, or it hits and I'm petrified/stopped, and I can't learn the move.
    - I might have just been dumb and missed it, but if I remember correctly, none of the 3 Behemoths had Twister, even when given the extra move. I ended up learning it from an Ultima Demon.
    - Speaking of Twister, it works on EVERYTHING, even when it's probably not supposed to. A few of the boss fights in Midlight's Deep turned into "cast haste and protect Luso as he pounds away with 999-damage Twisters again and again".
    - Throughout my entire playthrough, Praise had a 0% chance of success.
    - Thank you so much for reducing the amount of enemies with Rend skills. I was tired of losing my Ribbons. It feels much more manageable now.


    And since I have yet to comment on the mod in general, a few thoughts that aren't 2.6-specific.

    - The endgame stuff at Lionel is a bit strange. During the first battle, I was really just fighting Aliste and one Ninja. The two archers fired into the wall the whole time, the mages buffed the archers and stayed back, and the second Ninja flew onto the gate and started throwing Icebrands into the wall for a few turns before trying to attack me. The second fight is a lot of fun (always been one of my favorites) but Bremondt feels significantly harder than all of the Midlight's Deep stuff I've done so far (done all the fights on floors 1-3, just got to floor 4). I'm not sure what could be done about that, if anything, but it felt odd being "locked off" from Midlight's Deep because the battle blocking the way was so much harder.
    - The fight where you unlock Balthier. Because of the Aim buffs, Balthier nerfs, and whatever else, both playthroughs I ran into this situation, where an Archer would aim at Balthier and one-shot the poor guy before any of my team could interfere. On the second playthrough (2.6 patch), I loaded my save, leveled a few times and tried again, and this time Balthier survived with a few hit points.
    - I really like the elemental magic variations. They feel more natural in this than the FFTA mod you also made.


    Anyway, that's all I got for now. Thanks so much for working so hard on this! It's definitely my favorite mod to one of my favorite games.
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