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Started by Davzz, November 29, 2015, 10:49:04 am
QuoteFFT 1.3 EZ-8Design Statement:FFT 1.3 had some interesting ideas and rebalancing of the game's content, but is marred by a rather frustrating difficulty that always picks "Hard" over "Fun" when a choice between the two is had.EZ-8 attempts to significantly speed up the early game (Chapter 1) and tone down several of the more visible display of "egregious difficulty", while still remaining significantly more challenging than regular Vanilla FFT.Current progress:EZ-8 is now considered "complete" for the main game and sidequests, subject to testing.Version updates:-v1.05: Katanas rework, many more random battles tweaked.Issues remaining: *More changes to random battles*New cutscene to explain Meliadoul's presence as a Guest in Chpt 4.Quality of Life Features: spoiler SMART ENCOUNTERSWhen "passing" through areas, random battles will never occur. In order to trigger them, you will have to intentionally walk onto the exact dot icon.This should make doing all those Bar Jobs slightly less tediousCROSS SKIPHolding down X will cause cutscene text to fly by at a rapid speed, thus speeding up storyline text that you have no doubt seen a billion times already.(Note that this feature is slightly buggy and may rarely cause graphical glitches within the scene or freeze up for a while. Simply hit O and things should fix itself when these happen.)CONTROLLABLE GUESTSGuests are now controllable in Storyline battles. No longer will you have to play around the fact that your supposed allies are frankly, so moronic they wear their pants on their heads.(Unless you're dumber than the AI, in that case, I can't help you)IMPROVED JOB MARKETSpecial characters such as Mustadio and Agrias may now be sent on Bar Propositions. This should make training up Special Characters much easier and encourage players to use a wider set of units.INNATE GAINED JP UPAll Player classes now come with an innate Gained JP Up, thus lowering the grind for abilities.(Onion Knight and Reis excepted - they already have all 4 of their Passive slots filled)Game Changes:-ENEMY GEAR CAPIn FFT 1.3, all enemies now scale to your party level even in storyline battles. This generally leads to a situation where being too weak to win a battle will eventually end up in more frustration as trying to grind will simply lead to enemies growing much stronger than the player rocking equipped gear that are impossible to purchase at that point of the story.No longer is this the case, as Random Equipment Options for the AI is now capped to what is buyable at the store for the current Chapter you are in. Enemies may still have preset equipment that are stronger than usual to use against you (or be stolen!)-IMPROVED MOVE FINDPreviously, Move-Find Item was completely junk up until post-game content, giving your items you could easily purchase in stores. Now, many battlefields are guranteed to have gear that is at least 1 tier higher than what is currently purchasable in stores, ramping up in Chapter 3 onwards. Storyline battlefields tend to have better Move-Find Items than repeatable ones, because good luck running around trying to gather items as Elmdore and his two mistresses breath down your neck on the rooftop. Happy treasure hunting!-SANDBAG BUSTINGPhoenix Down is now marked as "rarely used" by the AI and Elixirs have been completely changed (usable only by players). This should lead to less situations where two turns of an enemy using Phoenix Down -> Elixir causes you to lose several turns worth of progress in a battle, leading to frustration as a single unit keeps another standing and drawing out the battle.All other forms of revival are untouched due to potential weaknesses of either Range (Wish/Revive), Charge Time or MP (Life/Full Life), leaving holes to exploit.-SUPERIOR SQUIRESYour starting party now consists of a group of highly trained individuals that have multiple job levels in a 2nd tier job (Knight/Archer/Black Mage/White Mage) and 72 Brave (the maximum possible in 1.3), speeding up the early game from boring Throw Stones fests. In addition, there are two Squires with Mime unlocked who start with much unspent JP to spend freely as they unlock classes.-RECRUITMENT FUNMany Random battles now have Guests who will fight alongside you. They are uncontrollable, but if you keep them alive til the end of the battle, they'll happily join up, providing a much more interesting way of acquiring Monster allies or replacement Generics.(Due to testing, this is incomplete of the moment so don't expect to see them in every battle) Balance Changes:-All Zodiac Beasts and many bosses are now vulnerable to Slow, Blind, Don't Move and Oil and now Halve Dark (instead of Immunity). Zodiac Beasts also have their HP Multipliers reduced and lose Defense/Mag Def Up if possible.Items: spoiler -Summon Gun/Magic Cannon WP increased from 10 -> 13 WP-Yagyu Darkness now Earth ElementalDICTIONARIES REWORK:Once a lackluster weapon type compared to other Caster choices such as Rods and Poles, Dictionaries have undergone a rework such that the upper tiers are now weighted equally yet tailored for different circumstances and have their availability time changed.-Battle Dict - 10 WP. Casts Drain on Proc.-Monster Dict - 13 WP. Casts Morbol Acid on Proc-Papyrus Plate: Holy Elemental. 16 WP. Casts Holy on Proc-Madlemgen: No longer Dark Elemental. 18 WP. Casts Dark Holy on ProcKATANA REWORK:Another lackluster weapon type gains a new lease on life. Most Katanas are now Forced 2H (with power boosted to compensate) and come with special abilities. Equip Katana may very well be a legitimate Support skill now.-All offensive Katanas (except Chiri) now cast their Draw Out spell on Proc-Asura Knife: 8 -> 14 WP. Fire Element. Strengthen: Fire.-Kotetsu Knife: 9 -> 13 WP, Dark Element. Half: Dark, Cancel: Confusion/Charm.-Bizen Boat: 10 -> 18 WP, Cancel: Don't Move/Don't Act-Murasame: 11 -> 16 WP, W.EV 35% -> 60%. Cancel: Sleep/Death Sentence. Add: Death Sentence.-Heaven's Cloud: 12 -> 15 WP. Move + 1, Half: Wind. Always: Float.-Kiyomori: 13 -> 21 WP. Cancel: Stop/Petrify. Add: Confuse-Muramasa: 15 -> 25 WP. Always: Regen-Kikuichimoji: 16 -> 23 WP. PA/MA +1. Cancel: Slow Unit Changes: spoiler Specials:Ubersquire (Ramza - Chapter 4)*Ultima and Heretic Strike now learnable for 3000 JP (still Learnable on Hit)Engineer (Mustadio)*Speed Multiplier up from 110 -> 115*Immunity to Slow, Stop and Don't Move. *Seal Evil Hit Rate increased from 40 -> 60%Holy Knight (Agrias)*Can learn Esuna in Base Class *C.EV 25% -> 40%*JP Cost decreased-Split Punch - 400 -> 200 JP-Crush Punch - 400 -> 200 JP-Lightning Stab - 600 -> 400 JP-Holy Explosion - 800 -> 600 JPSword Saint (Orlandu)*Improved Stat GrowthsOnion Knight*Can learn Two Hands and Two Swords in Base Class (loses Counter Throw)*Zodiac Sign now always ScorpioRift Traveler (Marche)*Zodiac Sign now always CancerHeaven Knight (Rafa)*Significantly improved Stat Growths*C.EV 10% -> 24%*Can now Equip ShieldsHell Knight (Malak)*MA Multiplier increased (100 -> 120)*JP Cost decreased-Asura / Back - 200 -> 100 JP-Diamond Sword / Back - 300 -> 150 JP-Hydragon Pit / Back - 400 -> 200 JP-Space Storage / Back - 500 -> 300 JPDark Knight (Hitoshi)*Can learn Equip Sword in Base Class Generics: spoiler SquireAs the only class that has the distinction of being obsolete as the game goes on, these changes are intended to give them a chance to potentially be in your party.*Improved Stat Growths and Multipliers*Innate Monster Skill*Added Yell to abilities list.*New ability: Mimic Ultima.MA * 9, Range 5, AOE 2v3, 10 MP, 4CT. JP Cost 800*Cheer Up now adds Regen & Defend.*Heal now improved to remove more Status Conditions (same as Esuna)*Wish now revives with 5% HP, Range 3.*Defy Pain can now be used under the following conditions - Confusion/Critical/Slow/Death Sentence. Can now be used on other characters at Range 1. JP Cost increased to 300 JP. Also less used on the AI side*Wild Swing Formula Change - Now (Rdm(1..9)*(PA*3+10)) (a.k.a Repeating Fist Formula). Vertical Tolerance up from 1 to 2. JP Cost increased to 600 JP (AI chance to learn 100% -> 50%)*Target Damage Formula changed - SP * WP, CT 4*Can now equip Robes, Poles, Books and Knight Swords.Note that outside of the skill changes, these changes apply ONLY to Generic Squires.Chemist*Improved Speed Growth*Power Source changed - now adds a random buff from Regen/Protect/Shell/Reraise/HasteMediator*Innate Train*Invitation Base Hit Rate increased from 0% -> 10%Wizard*Gains "Don't Move"*Gains "Zombie"*Zombie AOE increased from 0 -> 1*"Comet" - now 5 CT, 40 MP, Fire Elemental, Faith-Independent MA Formula. 500 JP.Essentially an boss-killing nuke alternative to Dark Holy.*Cyclone - 200 -> 150 JP*Meltdown - 280 -> 80 JPOracle*Pray Faith/Doubt Faith range increased from 4 -> 5*Silence Song CT 3 -> 2*Paralyze JP cost 100 -> 25 JPMonkMany of the lesser used skills have their JP cost reduced*Spin Fist - 150 -> 0 JP*Repeating Fist - 250 -> 100 JP (AI Chance to learn - 0% -> 50%)*Wave Fist - 250 -> 100 JP*Secret Fist - 300 -> 150 JP (AI Chance to learn - 0% -> 50%)Geomancer*Significantly improved Growths (Especially Speed).Bard*Nameless Song no longer rolls Reflect from the list of potential buffs Monsters: spoiler Special Monsters such as Boco have had several experimental improvements made to them. Note that there's only so much I can do since they're used as enemies as well, which means any buff I make to them might roll over to the enemy versions.Secondary + R/S/M.Boco: Steal. Hamedo. Monster Skill. Ignore HeightWorker 8: Move-Find Item. Removed Immune: Haste.Holy Dragon: Talk Skill. Dragon Spirit. Monster Talk. Move-HP UpArchaic Demon: Time Magic Secondary. Counter. Magic Defense Up. Move-Find Item REACTION CHANGES: spoiler Many reactions were too expensive/weak to see much use. While changing them to be stronger may be beyond the scope of this project, there has been some adjustments made such that these weaker abilities may gain some usage.MP Switch - Moved from Dancer to Knight, 300 -> 50 JPCounter - 300 -> 100 JPDistribute - 150 -> 50 JP, moved to Chemist.Finger Guard - 250 -> 50 JPRegenerator - 350 -> 150 JP.MP Restore - 400 -> 25 JPAbsorb Used MP - 200 -> 25 JPCritical Quick - 700 JP -> 150 JPCatch - 200 -> 50 JPGilgame Heart - 0 JP (Unsalvageable!)Caution - 150 -> 200 JP. Now adds Haste + Poison instead of DefendingMediatate - 800 -> 400 JP, Moved from Sage to Summoner.(MP Switch got a knee jerk nerf in the latest version of 1.3 where damage would now "spillover" into actual HP, making it almost pointless. I still don't think anyone is going to use it at this cost but I can't revert the change so thems the break.)A Save - Moved to GeomancerMA Save - Moved to Meditator MOVE ABILITY CHANGES: spoiler Like above except less salvagable.Jump +1/2/3 - 100/200/300 -> 25/75/125 JP. Jump +3 moved to MeditatorMove MP Up - 350 -> 150 JP, moved to OracleFloat - 300 -> 100 JPFly - 600 -> 300 JPMove-Get EXP/JP: 0 JPAny Weather/Any Ground/Move in Water/Move on Lava: 0 JP SUPPORT ABILITY CHANGES: spoiler JP Cost Tweaks for the lesser used abilitiesEquip Sword - 350 -> 200 JPEquip Spear - 350 -> 200 JPEquip Gun - 350 -> 200 JPHalf of MP - 750 -> 300 JPDefense Up - 350 -> 200 JPMagic Def Up - 350 -> 200 JPGained EXP Up - 300 -> 0 JPTrain - 400 -> 200 JPMartial Arts - 600 -> 350 JPMonster Skill - 400 -> 200 JP STARTING JOB UNLOCKS: spoiler Most characters now begin with more JP than usual in their unlocked jobs.Mustadio - ? -> Thief 5Agrias - ? -> Geomancer 4Rafa - Sage 3 -> Ninja 7Malak - Ninja 3 -> Samurai 6Orlandu - Ninja 3 -> Ninja 8Meliadoul - Mime 1 -> Dancer 3Rad - Lancer 5 -> (Dancer 1)Alicia - Oracle 5 -> 6Lavian - Mediatator 5 -> 6Onion Knight - Thief 3 -> Samurai 5Marche - Summoner 6 -> Bard 2 (THE GREATEST FINAL FANTASY TACTICS HERO)Hitoshi - Geomancer 8 -> (Dancer) 4Beowulf: Oracle 8 -> Sage 5Reis: Sage 3 -> Sage 5Cloud: Base 6 -> Samurai 6 POACH CHANGES: spoiler Like Move-Find item, Enemy Poaches have been reworked. Enemies now have their (generally useless) Common poach set to their Rare poaches. Poaching should overall be much more rewarding with less hassle of reloading.Chocobo: Chameleon RobeBlack Choco: KiyomoriRed Choco: Flash HatGoblin: Magic GauntletBlack Goblin: Heroic GlovesGobbledeguck: Carabini MailBomb: Sprint ShoesGrenade: Scorpion TailExplosive: Angel RingTonberry: ElixirMaster Tonberry: Ryozan SilkBlood Stalker: Tonberry KnifePisco Demon: Aegis ShieldSquidlarkin: Magic RingMindflare: Whale WhiskerSkeleton: CircletBone Snatch: Air KnifeLiving Bone: Crystal ShieldGhoul: Reflect Mail Gust: ElixirRevnant: Cursed RingFlotiball: Heaven's CloudAhriman: Wizard RodPlague: SlasherJuravis: Feather MantleSteel Hawk: H BagCocatrois: Engineer RifleUribo: BarettePorky: RibbonWildbow: ChercheWoodman: GastrafitisTrent Fairy HarpTaiju: Cupid BowBull Demon: Power SleeveMinitaurus: Earth ClothesSacred: FS BagMorbol: 108 GemsOchu: CacushaGreat Morbol: Madlemgem/Whale WhiskerBehemoth: Holy LanceKing Behemoth: Sasuke KnifeDark Behemoth: Rubber CostumeDragon: Crystal MailBlue Dragon: Ice BrandRed Dragon: Dragon RodHyudra: Salty RageHydra: ChantageTiamat: Setiemson SPECIFIC BATTLEFIELD CHANGES: spoiler Chapter 1:Orbonne Monastery: Lezales now a naked Level 1 Knight so you can get this fluff battle over with quickly.Mandalia Plains: Algus can now Equip Helmets. Enemy Squires Job Levels lowered.Sweegy Woods: UnchangedDorter Trade City: One of the archers got drunk and forgot to bring his bow againSand Rat's Cellar: Monks level and job levels lowered.Thieves Fort: UnchangedLenalia Plateau: UnchangedWindmill Shed: Wiegraf level lowered, always equipped with Linen Robe. Backup Generics job level decreasedFort Zeakdan: Algus level loweredChapter 2:Dorter Trade City: General lowering of LevelsAraguay Woods: UnchangedZirekile Falls: Gafgarion Thief Levels lowered Zaland Fort City: UnchangedBariaus Hill: Summoners Level decreasedZigolis Swamp: UnchangedSlums in Goug: Mustadio now slightly better equippedBarius Valley: Enemy Priests nerfed. Agrias now always equipped with Wizard RobeGolgorand Execution Site: Gafgarion Thief Levels lowered. General lowering of Levels. Enemy Archer now always equipped with Cross BowGates of Lionel Castle: General lowering of Levels. Heavy Armor Archer slightly nerfedInside Lionel Castle: Queklain's Level decreasedChapter 3:Goland Coal City: UnchangedBack Gate of Lesalia: Zalmo Level - 5Book Storage 2: UnchangedBook Storage 3: General Lowering of LevelsBook Storage 1: Wiegraf Level - 5, Brave - 20. Always equipped with Linen RobeGrog Hill: General lowering of Levels. One of the female Samurai is now removed (her equipment has been distributed as War Trophies)Yardow Fort City: Rafa now always comes equipped with an Octagon Rod, Earth Clothes and Feather Mantle. General Lowering of Levels. Summoners no longer have Short Charge.Yuguo Woods: Significant Level Decrease for all enemies (There were like Party Level +12 enemies in this fight wtf). One of the two Wizards removed.Gates of Riovanes Castle: General lowering of Levels. Added Light Robe War TrophyInside Riovanes: Wiegraf Super NerfReaction/Support set to Gilgame Heart/Monster Talk. Always equips Linen Robe on Torso. Brave dropped to 50. General lowering of Levels.Riovanes Rooftop: Rafa now a Ninja (with matching equips) for this battle. Elmdor's Muramasa -> KiyomoriRafalak both join with a set of Earth Clothes.Chapter 4:Almost all battles in this Chapter have a General Lowering of levels unless otherwise stated to be unchanged.Many enemies with the "Immortal flag" (granting them immunity to many status conditions including crystallization) have their flag removed, especially Item using enemies, making them easier to deal with.Doguola Pass: Hitoshi always equipped with Heroic GlovesBervenia Free City: Default changes.From this battle onwards, Meliadoul will appear as a Guest for all story battlesFinath River: 1 Black Chocobo and Red Chocobo removed. Phoenix Dawn War Trophies changed to Elixirs. New White Chocobo NPC on player's sideChurch: All Generic Enemy Sprites changed to Monks (due to technical graphic glitch issues)Bed Desert: Balk's Brave dropped from 70 to 31. Oracle Sprite changed to Dark Knight.South Wall: Mediatator removed. Existing Assassin enemy now moved to take her placeNorth Wall: One Elite Marksman removed.Bethla Garrison Sluice: One Bard removed. Other Bard has Sprite changed to Onion Knight. Added Flash Hat War Trophy.Germinas Peak: Default changes. Hell Knight sprite changedPoeska Lake: Default changes. Oracle sprite changedGate of Limberry: Default changes.Inside Limberry Castle: Elmdore loses Magic Attack Up, Brave lowered from 70 to 31. Celia's Sprite changed to LedeUnderground Cemetary of Limberry: Default changes.Inside of Igros Castle: Default changes.Murond Holy Place: Holy Priest equipped with Green Beret instead of Thief HatHall of St Murond Temple: Default ChangesChapel of St Murond Temple: Zalbag's HP Multiplier decreasedBook Storage 4th Floor: Samurais equipped with Mythril Armor instead of Carabini Mail. Divine Knight boss's Angel Ring removedBook Storage 5th Floor: All Time Mages equipped with Holy Miters instead of Flash Hats. Generic Divine Knights base class changed to Dark Knight.Murond Death City (Kletain): Kletain no longer has Maintenence. Ninjas equipped with Green Beret instead of Thief Hat. Generic Sorcerers base class changed to Sage.Murond Death City (Balk): Generic Engineers base class changed to Mediatators and Support ability changed from Two Swords to Maintenance. All Flash Hats changed to Green Beret. Two Enemy Worker 8s removed.Balk Brave down from 70 to 31, loses Feather Mantle and Move-HP Up. Summon Guns replaced with Magic Cannons, Robe of Lords replaced with Wizard RobeGraveyard of Airships (Vormav): Vormav (during 1v1 duel) has significant Equipment nerfsMaximillian -> Plate MailRagnarok -> SlasherThese items are now available as War Trophies after the battleHashmalum has Short Charge instead of Non ChargeGraveyard of Airships (Altima): Alma equipped with Sage Staff, Non-Charge and Move + 2.One of the Ultima Demons is now on your sideAltima 1 - Feather Mantle changed to Leather Mantle. Concentrate removedAltima 2 - Bravery lowered to 75. Short Charge instead of Non Charge.Both forms have significantly less HP.Grand Cross nerfed - now has a longer CT and checks EvasionLevel ? Angelic nerfed - now has Longer CT and maximum number of hits down from 6 to 3. Awakening nerfed - Base Hit Rate down from 100% to 40%Sidequests:Colliery Sidequest now tuned to be "main-game" content rather than delegated to post-game content, though still on the tough end of things.Colliery 3rd Floor: All White Knight enemies are now GeomancersColliery 2nd Floor: All Engineer enemies are now MediatatorsColliery 1st Floor: All Assassin enemies are now DancersUnderground Pass in Goland: Huge lowering of levelsNelveska Temple: Huge level nerfs to all enemies. Worker 7 no longer has ???-level stats.Zarghidas Trade City: The 2 Dancers, Monk and 1 Thief now have Zodiac signs of Leo, Scorpio and Taurus respectively. (In other words, bad compatibility with Cloud). Magic Gun Thief now has 31 Faith and many enemies have weaker equipmentThe Deep Dungeon now has all enemies at a set level of 40, allowing you to potentially outlevel them if you wish.
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