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Rantz
08-04-2009, 01:46 AM
Welcome, friends, to the long awaited, somewhat belated, but reinstated and unabated...<h1>Eyes on Plays Final Fantasy IX!</h1>For those who don't know, Eyes on Plays is where we all dust off our copies of a certain Final Fantasy title, and remind ourselves for a month or so why we came here in the first place. We have some challenges that you can attempt if you want, but mainly: Play the game, have some fun and rejoice with your fellow IX lovers (feel free to post some screenshots too).
<h2>Silver Challenges</h2>Beat the game
Beat Hades
Beat Tantarian on Disc 2
Get all characters to level 60
Find all the Chocographs
Complete the Friendly Monsters sidequest
Acquire a Treasure Hunter Rank of 'S'
Complete the Mognet sidequest
<h2>Gold Challenges</h2>Beat Ozma
Get all characters to level 99
Find all the Chocobo treasures
Acquire all Tetra Master cards
Acquire the King of Jump Rope key item
Acquire the Athlete Queen key item
Max out Thievery, Frog Drop and Dragon's Crest
Learn not a single ability!
<h2>Why On Earth Would You Do That Challenges</h2>Beat Ozma with the Tropical Equipment
Beat Ozma at Level 1
Acquire Excalibur II
Acquire the highest Card Collector's Rank

REMEMBER: you must post a screenshot/photograph of the beginning of your game to be eligible for the challenges! You have until August 31st! (whatever the last timezone is in that)

Rye
08-04-2009, 01:59 AM
Oh man, I loooooove FFIX. I've been waiting for this EoP. I'm gonna find my PS1 and play this! So exciting. :bigsmile:

Mister Adequate
08-04-2009, 02:00 AM
I beat that monster hiding in the book one time
And every time I play the game, I try that jump rope thing and D:
No PS1 right now though so no playing FFIX even if I wanted to xD

Wolf Kanno
08-04-2009, 02:08 AM
:zidane: :dagger: :vivi: :steiner: :freya: :eiko: :salamander: :quina:

Yay!!!! Time to play the best PS1 FF :cool:

Kawaii Ryűkishi
08-04-2009, 02:08 AM
Added the Level 1 Ozma challenge, as it is a <a href="http://forums.eyesonff.com/final-fantasy-ix/54748-final-fantasy-ix-level-one-ozma-challenge-whole-thread-may-contain-spoilers.html">timeless</a> <a href="http://forums.eyesonff.com/final-fantasy-ix/75168-niks-level-one-ozma-challenge-thread.html">classic</a>.

The Space Pope
08-04-2009, 02:26 AM
I can easily do most of the Gold challenges

Going on the honor system btw, no walkthroughs for me

Can one of the challenges be learning as few abilities as possible?

Rye
08-04-2009, 02:28 AM
So it begins.

qwertysaur
08-04-2009, 02:55 AM
Finally :p
I need to charge my camera and upload stuff first.

Yell at me to stop being lazy!

The Space Pope
08-04-2009, 02:58 AM
I was under the impression that people were going to play this on an emulator ;o

Starting tonight btw, too lazy right now

NeoCracker
08-04-2009, 03:03 AM
I will be on an emu, even though I actually own the game. :p

Turbo Mode and ability to do screenshots FTW!

Rye
08-04-2009, 03:05 AM
I would emu, but I have far too much ADD too play a game on tue computer.

The Space Pope
08-04-2009, 03:13 AM
The only bad part about emulating FF9 (on epsxe at least) is the disk switch problem, now I gotta go grab an earlier version like 1.5.2 or something.

I was just thinking of starting this game again the other day too, it's been a good 3-4 years.

Rostum
08-04-2009, 03:50 AM
Oh I would love to! If only I wasn't so busy... :(

Freya
08-04-2009, 04:29 AM
Dang I have to wait till I get back to Oklahoma to start this :(

Crimson
08-04-2009, 05:41 AM
Goddamnit, and I just started playing FFVIII.


Hopefully I can catch up for FFX.

The Space Pope
08-04-2009, 06:34 AM
Just started
http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/3057/hayhayhay.jpg (http://img14.imageshack.us/i/hayhayhay.jpg/)
http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/5852/ahhhhhho.jpg (http://img6.imageshack.us/i/ahhhhhho.jpg/)

edit: ever notice how steiner looks like he's wearing mascara?

NeoCracker
08-04-2009, 08:14 AM
Sexy Mascara. :jokey:

And lets see if anyone can figure out what I'm naming all of my characters after. I assume you'll guess by the time I get to Steiner though if Zidanes new name doesn't do it for you. :p

We begin with a rather snazzy shot of Tantulus if you ask me.
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f230/sobeahero/SLUS_01251_03082009_235500_0191.jpg

And heeeeeere' Mitch!
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f230/sobeahero/SLUS_01251_03082009_235734_0318.jpg

And heeeeere's mean dragon man!
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f230/sobeahero/SLUS_01251_03082009_235751_0571.jpg

Or it could just be the Boss...

And for a few more opening shots, I give you a cool shot of Vivi, though thats the short you see most of him in, the opening title, and I also present to you Vivis new name, Steve.

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f230/sobeahero/SLUS_01251_04082009_000715_0582.jpg

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f230/sobeahero/SLUS_01251_04082009_000743_0878.jpg

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f230/sobeahero/SLUS_01251_04082009_010550_0825.jpg

And save states make this card game so much nicer. :love:

Edit:

Though most hate them, I just have to get a picture of the most lovealbe clowns EVA!
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f230/sobeahero/SLUS_01251_04082009_013521_0820.jpg

And OH NOES! DEH PRINCESS IS MISSING! Have no fear, Rodney is on the Job.
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f230/sobeahero/SLUS_01251_04082009_013639_0207.jpg

I imagine Steiner Fans will fully understand and love that name once they realize where it's from.

And also, is it just me, or is the mischievious look on Garnets face her HAWT as sin?
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f230/sobeahero/SLUS_01251_04082009_014532_0374.jpg

ANd now, to make our escape!
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f230/sobeahero/SLUS_01251_04082009_015500_0046.jpg

Well, that could have gone a bit better.
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f230/sobeahero/SLUS_01251_04082009_015631_0226.jpg

Okay, it could have gone a LOT better.
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f230/sobeahero/SLUS_01251_04082009_015742_0311.jpg

You know, I'm starting to think we aren't cut out for this line of work...

Jiro
08-04-2009, 09:21 AM
I'll try and do this. I swore to myself I wouldn't miss it, but it's a busy time for me. I'm not busy tonight though, so I might fire it up and begin.

Heath
08-04-2009, 09:45 AM
Ahh, been waiting for this for a while. I tried to get my FFIX disc to work on ePSXe the other day in anticipation and had no luck with it. VII and VIII worked okay, so it might've just been my computer playing up. If I can get it to work though, I will definitely take part!

Wolf Kanno
08-04-2009, 09:48 AM
I really want to participate, though I don't have the means to post screenshots. I may do honor system or just simply play for the fun of it all since I haven't touched IX in a few years which is far too long in my book.

NeoCracker
08-04-2009, 10:47 AM
Well, I didn't get a shot of the Forest Chase scene as I hoped I would, I was to busy watching the awesome. :p

I also missed getting that first Mage Masher, though I can live without it, I can nab another soon enough anyway.

And for my last screen of the night, I give you my Characters.

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f230/sobeahero/SLUS_01251_04082009_034443_0186.jpg

Edit: And no one's even going to try guessing my naming Scheme yet? :cry:

Old Manus
08-04-2009, 10:52 AM
I was planning on doing this one ever since the Eyes on Plays thing started, but as it happens I'm a bit busy now. Goddamn it. Maybe I'll join later idk

Levian
08-04-2009, 11:12 AM
I can't find my FFIX copy. :(:(:(

J.Raven
08-04-2009, 11:53 AM
Forget screenshots cos its over 3 years ago but honest to Ark, Odin, Ifrit, Shiva, Bahamut, Ramuh and the rest of the Eidolons I have left out, I would qualify for Silver challenges in addition to beating Ozma.

Rantz
08-04-2009, 02:12 PM
A Place To Call Home/The Place I'll Return To Some Day is the best main menu music ever.

Lawr
08-04-2009, 03:56 PM
Alright guys! I hope you remember my old Final Fantasy IV Walkthrough, because I sure do remember yours, cutey!
I'm doing another for this game too!

Although, it won't be solo because I've never beaten this game before, and sadly no vidoes.

[07:40:22] <@Blansch> Just the SCREENSHOTS
[07:40:33] <@Blansch> and WITTY TEXT UNDER THE SCREENSHOTS
...
[07:41:15] <@Blansch> It'll be witty in my head
That's me!

Let me just start this game up and let the smashthrough begin!

Bunny
08-04-2009, 04:09 PM
Man, I would so have done this if I had given any attention in advance. The only copy I can readily get my hands on is 35$, which is far too much if you ask me. I think I might buy it on Amazon for 15$ and play it sometime soon.

Raistlin
08-04-2009, 04:27 PM
I may just end up doing this. I haven't played FF9 since it first came out, so it's overdue. I'll have a week or so once I'm done work before law school starts, so I can hopefully get some good playing time in then.

Vermachtnis
08-04-2009, 05:56 PM
!?
http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k273/AKA_Gluttony/FF9/01.jpg

An awesome name, for an awesome guy. That's Frank Jr. Jr. But you can call him FrankJr
http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k273/AKA_Gluttony/FF9/03.jpg

The Space Pope
08-04-2009, 06:16 PM
I guess not learning abilities isn't a challenge ;_;

But I'm doing it anyway, screw abilities

Just got Steiner and his two in the buff soldiers

Depression Moon
08-04-2009, 07:03 PM
I thought yáll were going to start this a little later since I'm still working on VI. Give me a day and I'll be on it.

roen
08-04-2009, 10:26 PM
I can take screenshots so I can't actually do this.

Rye
08-04-2009, 10:40 PM
I seriously love how I've played this game so much I knew like, almost instinctively despite years having since played, where every gil and card lay hidden. xD

Rantz
08-05-2009, 12:34 AM
I don't think it's such a big deal if you can't take screenshots. We'd rather have 20 people participating and having fun than having just 2 people who are the only ones who can be arsed to take screenshots. If you can't take screenshots, participate anyway and tell us your progress!

PS. 203 jump rope jumps! :jess: What are you guys' records?

The Space Pope
08-05-2009, 01:24 AM
PS. 203 jump rope jumps! What are you guys' records?

20 :(

The Unknown Guru
08-05-2009, 01:42 AM
Gah. I really wanted to do this, but i'm so, so lazy... And I'm busy with Kingdom Hearts and anime and MMOs. Ugh :yuck:

roen
08-05-2009, 02:12 AM
I'm gonna participate.

NeoCracker
08-05-2009, 02:14 AM
I've managed to get 50. :p

Anyway, missed a shot of BW #1 saddly, but all is not lost!

My adventure takes me through the bowels of hell itself, the ICE CAVERN!

And it's so pretty. ^_^
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f230/sobeahero/SLUS_01251_04082009_182239_0278.jpg

It is here Rodney finally becomes a man.
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f230/sobeahero/SLUS_01251_04082009_182726_0662.jpg

Maybe now He'll finally get the respect he deserves.

He's not the only one growing up though, just look at our little Sandra.
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f230/sobeahero/SLUS_01251_04082009_185945_0606.jpg

And to end it, a screen shot of my stats, just outside of Dali.

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f230/sobeahero/SLUS_01251_04082009_190837_0782.jpg

And for side notes, I gave an ore to the Mu in the forest outside Dali, and virtually every fight I've been in so far Mitch has stolen something, in preperations for making Thievery totally bad ass.

Jiro
08-05-2009, 03:13 AM
My jump rope record was 177. You need 200 for that key item, right? Well maybe I don't want to be King of Jump Rope :colbert:

I just landed in Evil Forest, I might actually stop sleeping for a week or so to get in some game time (it's not like I wake up refreshed anyway :p)

Nicabot
08-05-2009, 03:59 AM
I couldn't wait for the challenge, I just went straight ahead and started the game, now I'm at Terra and Kuja's going on about coming back.

Suuuch a good game. My absolute fave even if everyone else raves about FF7 [Why, I'll never know... I don't get it. Probably the first FF they played.]

Good luck to all participating!

xx
-nica

G13
08-05-2009, 11:06 AM
I thought this was starting later. I gotta hurry and find my PS.

Sword
08-05-2009, 11:09 AM
I started FFIX for the first time a while back, but I've only just gotten to some place that's after Dali, after I got chased by Thorn, Zorn and the 3rd black mage boss, so I'm not too far into it. I guess I'll post some screens eventually.

Jiro
08-05-2009, 12:06 PM
I dunno where my camera is with my start-up screen shot, but I'm now up to the Ice Cavern. Already grinded for a few abilities, so it should be easy to get through.

My memory is being tested, trying to remember where all the treasure is hiding. I forgot the cards in the steeple, but I can get them when I return to Alexandria.

Zeromus_X
08-05-2009, 01:22 PM
I started playing today. This game really surprises me with it's replay value, there's so many little items and things to find hidden everywhere that I never noticed before.

Rantz
08-05-2009, 02:05 PM
My jump rope record was 177. You need 200 for that key item, right? Well maybe I don't want to be King of Jump Rope :colbert:

I just landed in Evil Forest, I might actually stop sleeping for a week or so to get in some game time (it's not like I wake up refreshed anyway :p)

You need 1000 for the King of Jump Rope! 50 is Cactuar Card, 100 is Genji Card, 200 is Alexandria Card and I think 300 is Tiger Racket Card.

G13
08-05-2009, 02:55 PM
:Eek: It's im... poss... ible!

Rye
08-05-2009, 05:42 PM
I need to play this more. I'm playing it when I get back from my visa appointment! For HOURS.

Lawr
08-05-2009, 07:35 PM
There are like seven images so for your--and my--convenience, click on "smashthrough" and you'll see everything for this part of my playthrough!


**

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a318/Sagensyg/Final%20Fantasy%209/1.gif
The legendary first instructional text.


http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a318/Sagensyg/Final%20Fantasy%209/2.gif
I just thought you all would like to see this for some reason.


http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a318/Sagensyg/Final%20Fantasy%209/3.gif
Just KIDDING.


http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a318/Sagensyg/Final%20Fantasy%209/4.gif
Heh. /smug



http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a318/Sagensyg/Final%20Fantasy%209/5.gif
I just thought you all would like to see this as well.


On a less serious note, I think I've spent a good five minutes already just mashing 'O' and finding a crap load of hidden items I'll probably never use.

Continue with the story I say!



Wait wait wait wait wait wait.



http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a318/Sagensyg/Final%20Fantasy%209/6.gif
YES.


For the first few times I could only get in one jump but then BAM SON 33 and eventually 58! I set a goal for 50 100, but you don't know if I actually got that high or not, eventually. Guess you'll never know!


http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a318/Sagensyg/Final%20Fantasy%209/7.gif
Tell me have YOU ever been showered with 10,000 GIL? I think not. Heh. /smug


Well kids since I've got STUFF to do, that's all for now...who knows when I'll do EVIL FOREST? Not me!

**

Vermachtnis
08-05-2009, 07:52 PM
Whoa. 100 of 100, nice!

I need to finish Devil Survivor so I can focus on this.

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k273/AKA_Gluttony/FF9/04.jpg
It's a name you mustn't touch!

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k273/AKA_Gluttony/FF9/05.jpg
Best. Party. Ever!

Rantz
08-05-2009, 08:00 PM
I think I've only gotten a 100% score at the sword fight once. We'll see how it goes this time!

charliepanayi
08-05-2009, 08:03 PM
I always found getting 100% on the sword fight not too hard. But then I stink at most of the other hard to do achievements on the game so it all balances out! XD

The Space Pope
08-05-2009, 08:04 PM
I got 64

The queen was not impressed

I kept confusing square and circle on the keyboard ;/

Crimson
08-05-2009, 08:26 PM
The sword is easy imho, do it a few times over and your bound to get it right.

Rantz
08-05-2009, 08:49 PM
99%! Argh! I'm still gonna settle for that. xD

G13
08-05-2009, 08:58 PM
I wouldn't either.

Vermachtnis
08-05-2009, 09:41 PM
Y'all make me fill bad. I got 84 my first time and said screw it :P

MaxPowr, he's alot of things:
http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k273/AKA_Gluttony/FF9/007.jpg
Burner of balls

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k273/AKA_Gluttony/FF9/008.jpg
Destroyer of walls

But most importantly:
http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k273/AKA_Gluttony/FF9/006.jpg
Pudding hater.

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k273/AKA_Gluttony/FF9/009.jpg
Bwahaha! These bosses are so screwed!

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k273/AKA_Gluttony/FF9/010.jpg
Damn

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k273/AKA_Gluttony/FF9/011.jpg
Genius! Now no one will suspect you of being Princess Garnet til Alexanderioushaouzxqy

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k273/AKA_Gluttony/FF9/012.jpg
Now our intrepid heroes are off to rest and relaxation. Next destination: KALM err...umm...DALI

Breine
08-05-2009, 10:26 PM
If I had more time I'd totally participate, but sadly I don't.

The Space Pope
08-05-2009, 10:34 PM
http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k273/AKA_Gluttony/FF9/010.jpg
Damn

I HATE that boss

Rye
08-05-2009, 10:59 PM
I killed Waltzy 1 in one shot! Pow pow!

Steve
08-05-2009, 11:27 PM
I think theres some much missed challenges what should be added in (bronze ones or why the hell did I do that? ones I guess) they are:

Achieve maximum damage with the following moves:

Thievery
Frog Drop
Dragon lance or whatever Freya's move is thats increased by killing dragons

Also:

Completing the chocobo hot and cold + chocograph quests
achieving level 99 with every character


These should really be put in the challenge I think...lazy Rantzien never thought of these :P

The Space Pope
08-05-2009, 11:38 PM
Decided to post some more screenshots. Will do more when I make some real progress. At the Ice Cave now.

Oops
http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/7955/oopsc.jpg (http://img12.imageshack.us/i/oopsc.jpg/)

So stupid, but it always made me laugh
http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/5420/crashmqd.jpg (http://img269.imageshack.us/i/crashmqd.jpg/)

Nooooooooooo
http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/1798/blaaaaank.jpg (http://img15.imageshack.us/i/blaaaaank.jpg/)

stats (only Fire and Antibody learned)
http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/848/statsowf.jpg (http://img15.imageshack.us/i/statsowf.jpg/)

Rantz
08-06-2009, 12:29 AM
Thievery
Frog Drop
Dragon lance or whatever Freya's move is thats increased by killing dragons
Could've sworn I added those in on rubah's suggestion. Must've missed it!


Completing the chocobo hot and cold + chocograph quests
That one's there already!


achieving level 99 with every character
I'll add it.

And yeah, feel free to suggest challenges everyone.

The Space Pope
08-06-2009, 12:35 AM
And yeah, feel free to suggest challenges everyone.
I suggested that people learn as few abilities as possible twice and you ignored my plea. Clearly you are a racist. Or really like learning abilities.

Nicabot
08-06-2009, 12:45 AM
Space Pope, I love how you called Vivi 'Dorito'!

As for the ice boss, he looks a bunch like Gizamaluke!

Rantz
08-06-2009, 01:48 AM
I don't read posts from people with sparkling signatures. :colbert: (added)

The Space Pope
08-06-2009, 01:52 AM
:)

Really liking this idea btw

Jiro
08-06-2009, 02:28 AM
You need 1000 for the King of Jump Rope! 50 is Cactuar Card, 100 is Genji Card, 200 is Alexandria Card and I think 300 is Tiger Racket Card.

Wait, what?! 1000?! That is mental, I'm passing on that challenge. I see why it's in Gold Star now :/

It took me a lot of tries to 100% the sword fight this time. I just kept hitting square instead of circle. Every time

The Space Pope
08-06-2009, 02:37 AM
It took me a lot of tries to 100% the sword fight this time. I just kept hitting square instead of circle. Every timeI did that every time on my 5 or 6 tries. I gave up.

Depression Moon
08-06-2009, 07:10 PM
Well I started it last night and here's my progress so far and I can say it feels good to play this again.

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b185/S-wo/ffixscreeens003.jpg
Ahh the nostalgia, may it be so beautiful

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b185/S-wo/ffixscreeens004.jpg
I don't believe I gave it my tributes yet.


http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b185/S-wo/ffixscreeens005.jpg
Was this a challenge?

I was sad that I missed the chance to shoot Vivi's entrance.
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b185/S-wo/ffixscreeens006.jpg
Vivi isn't as innocent as he seems.

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b185/S-wo/ffixscreeens007.jpg
Highest I ever made. I'm quite proud of myself.

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b185/S-wo/ffixscreeens009.jpg

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b185/S-wo/ffixscreeens010.jpg
To make up for the one I missed.

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b185/S-wo/ffixscreeens011.jpg
This one brought me a lot of nostalgia too. I can almost remember the day when I first played this. i wanted to choose examine her face, but my thumb moved too fast.

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b185/S-wo/ffixscreeens012.jpg

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b185/S-wo/ffixscreeens013.jpg

I certainly don't remember this in the game. Quina used to be the head chef in Alexandria? Then why didn't Quina or Garnet didn't give her any mentions when she joined the party? Also how and why did she go back to Qu's Marsh? Perhaps this was just a foreshadowing to the end of the game is not valid in the story? I'm confused.


I just crash landed in the evil Forest before I grew sleepy and had to call it quits for the evening.

Vermachtnis
08-06-2009, 09:16 PM
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b185/S-wo/ffixscreeens009.jpg



Your "P" exploded :D

You guys were gone and I got bored and got pretty far. In Dali, MaxPowr got kidnapped, then it got a wee bit angry. Then I Lindblum we got a new party member.

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k273/AKA_Gluttony/FF9/013.jpg
I wonder what kind of weapon she uses?

Off to the hunt! But first.
http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k273/AKA_Gluttony/FF9/014.jpg
A survival horror game with Random Encounters!? What is !? thinking?

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k273/AKA_Gluttony/FF9/015.jpg
How many points is this one worth? It's huge!

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k273/AKA_Gluttony/FF9/016.jpg
But in the end, we were no match for Lancer. She really wanted the Holy Grail Add-on.

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k273/AKA_Gluttony/FF9/017.jpg
What the hell is that? Our sixth party member.

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k273/AKA_Gluttony/FF9/018.jpg
Team shot.

The Space Pope
08-06-2009, 09:26 PM
I certainly don't remember this in the game. Quina used to be the head chef in Alexandria? Then why didn't Quina or Garnet didn't give her any mentions when she joined the party? Also how and why did she go back to Qu's Marsh? Perhaps this was just a foreshadowing to the end of the game is not valid in the story? I'm confused.
That's because it's not Quina, just some other weird looking frog eating...whatever they're called.

G13
08-07-2009, 01:17 AM
^ Qu's

I just now found my PS so I'll be posting up some screenshots soon.

Melissaur
08-07-2009, 01:32 AM
Well I would play but I don't have 9. I might if i can get it from my sister.

Vermachtnis
08-07-2009, 04:33 AM
http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k273/AKA_Gluttony/FF9/019.jpg
I wonder how much experience I'd get.

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k273/AKA_Gluttony/FF9/020.jpg
Worst Fieldtrip Souvenir Ever.

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k273/AKA_Gluttony/FF9/021.jpg
Best asskicking ever in 3...2...1...

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k273/AKA_Gluttony/FF9/022.jpg
And we wave good bye to Disk 1.

charliepanayi
08-07-2009, 07:37 AM
I read somewhere that the Qu in Alexandria Castle at the start of the game is Quina, but I don't know accurate that was. Those damn Qus all look identical!

Steve
08-07-2009, 10:02 AM
I certainly don't remember this in the game. Quina used to be the head chef in Alexandria? Then why didn't Quina or Garnet didn't give her any mentions when she joined the party? Also how and why did she go back to Qu's Marsh? Perhaps this was just a foreshadowing to the end of the game is not valid in the story? I'm confused.
That's because it's not Quina, just some other weird looking frog eating...whatever they're called.

Wrong actually, it is indeed Quina. The only other Qu to appear in game is Quale who looks nothing like Quina, though Quan is mentioned but never seen and we know he dies before the game takes place because Vivi was raised to be eaten by him. If I remember the many hours I put in to this game correctly there is a part where this is explained. Quina was sent to the Alexandria castle kitchens to be head chef for the celebration as kind of a "visiting" gourmand chef however during this time the party do not know Quina and it is plausible that any of them who do see Quina (Steiner being the only one if I remember rightly) that they could have forgotten about Quina's presence or since Steiner seems more preoccupied with finding Garnet and Zidane never even noticed that Quina existed.

That or like the many other secrets Steiner seems to keep from the rest of them he keeps the information quiet in the hopes that he can use this information to seek help from Quina to return Garnet to Alexandria. It is highly doubtful being a princess and all that Garnet would ever meet any of the kitchens staff let alone a visiting chef. Most royalty never see any servants below the top level the idea of a servant is to be known of but never known by the master

The Space Pope
08-07-2009, 10:23 AM
I just figured it wouldn't make any sense if it was Quina, and it still really doesn't. But if that's actually him/her/it then alright.

Because I'd think that Quina would mention seeing Steiner (then again you don't HAVE to go into the kitchen), so I figured it couldn't be him/her/it. Then again I haven't played the game in years, like since it was new. I really don't read into games much and have forgotten like 90% of the game.

Crimson
08-07-2009, 11:12 AM
I certainly don't remember this in the game. Quina used to be the head chef in Alexandria? Then why didn't Quina or Garnet didn't give her any mentions when she joined the party? Also how and why did she go back to Qu's Marsh? Perhaps this was just a foreshadowing to the end of the game is not valid in the story? I'm confused.
That's because it's not Quina, just some other weird looking frog eating...whatever they're called.

Actually it's been stated several times that it WAS Quina, but due to it's rather unusual personality it wouldnt be that odd if Quina didnt remember them.


Then again thats assuming that canon-wise, Steiner ever went into the kitchen, and maybe Quina just never happened to see Garnet personally?





Wrong actually, it is indeed Quina. The only other Qu to appear in game is Quale who looks nothing like Quina, though Quan is mentioned but never seen and we know he dies before the game takes place because Vivi was raised to be eaten by him. If I remember the many hours I




Actually there's 2 scenes where you do get to see Quan, one is a flashback and the other is a scene on Disc 3 if you visit the Dwelling with Vivi and Quina in your party.

Huckleberry Quin
08-07-2009, 11:59 AM
I hate you Rantz. You do realise that in my current game I have done most of those things? Now I have to start again to get the kudos. :(

I think less of all you who do not get 100 out of 100 nobles impressed. That 10K basically carries you to Lindblum.

Rantz
08-07-2009, 12:44 PM
I synth Cotton Robes for big revenue. I don't need those nobles' dirty money. :D

Lawr
08-07-2009, 06:19 PM
Man I'm so lagging behind! I like your screenshots and stuff Vermachtnis! :D

Huckleberry Quin
08-07-2009, 08:49 PM
I synth Cotton Robes for big revenue. I don't need those nobles' dirty money. :D

Haha that's what I do too. Eeeaaasy money.

Depression Moon
08-07-2009, 10:38 PM
I'm just at Lindblum now. Saved the game before talking to Cid.

EDit: I'm still thinking that it's just a foreshadowing.

Steve
08-08-2009, 12:32 AM
I need to finish up some other games before I re-do FFIX so I'm not actually taking part however if the staffies were paying attention to the discussions in the stables these should be something we encourage YEAR ROUND to be completed and there should actually be some scoring for having done it (proof needed in form of captures ofcourse)

NeoCracker
08-08-2009, 12:59 AM
Not much father, currently in Linblum right now, getting ready fight some solo Zidane battles so that I'll have THe Ogre mastered before the festival and Gizamaluke.

However, I am here to provide you with images to remind everyone of just how bad ass Black Waltz #3 is.


http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f230/sobeahero/SLUS_01251_06082009_004725_0874.jpg


http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f230/sobeahero/SLUS_01251_06082009_004937_0738.jpg

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f230/sobeahero/SLUS_01251_06082009_004939_0829.jpg

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f230/sobeahero/SLUS_01251_06082009_010621_0589.jpg

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f230/sobeahero/SLUS_01251_06082009_010629_0242.jpg

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f230/sobeahero/SLUS_01251_06082009_010706_0298.jpg

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f230/sobeahero/SLUS_01251_06082009_005020_0382.jpg


The last on is my favorite. ^_^

Ouch!
08-08-2009, 01:41 AM
It's killing me that my copy of FFIX and my PS3 are in storage in Miami right about now. =/

Vermachtnis
08-08-2009, 02:21 AM
Man I'm so lagging behind! I like your screenshots and stuff Vermachtnis! :D

Thanks :D I had head ache all day and didn't get to play today.

NeoCracker
08-08-2009, 04:31 AM
Yeah, I'm at Chocobo Hot and COld now, with 9 Chocographs found, and I don't even have quina yet. :p

And by the way, Freya was named Lisa, since I forgot a shot of that screen.

edit:

George has joined me! ^_^

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f230/sobeahero/SLUS_01251_07082009_220649_0970.jpg


And with this minuscule progress, I give you may characters just before entering the Grotto.


http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f230/sobeahero/SLUS_01251_08082009_000714_0376.jpg

xXsarahXx
08-08-2009, 10:14 AM
I love this!!
Dont have time to join in or i would!
Good stuff everyone.

G13
08-08-2009, 10:56 AM
Here're my screenshots (finally). They're pretty crappy and not as interesting as others' but they prove what I'm doing. Hopefully they get better as I get farther.

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g125/EricMiller_photos/077.jpg
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g125/EricMiller_photos/081.jpg
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g125/EricMiller_photos/083.jpg
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g125/EricMiller_photos/087.jpg
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g125/EricMiller_photos/095.jpg
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g125/EricMiller_photos/116.jpg

These are my favorite. I think they turned out pretty good.

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g125/EricMiller_photos/089.jpg
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g125/EricMiller_photos/091.jpg
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g125/EricMiller_photos/092.jpg
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g125/EricMiller_photos/103.jpg
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g125/EricMiller_photos/112.jpg

Rantz
08-08-2009, 11:19 AM
Yeah, I'm at Chocobo Hot and COld now, with 9 Chocographs found, and I don't even have quina yet. :p

And by the way, Freya was named Lisa, since I forgot a shot of that screen.

edit:

George has joined me! ^_^

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f230/sobeahero/SLUS_01251_07082009_220649_0970.jpg


And with this minuscule progress, I give you may characters just before entering the Grotto.


http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f230/sobeahero/SLUS_01251_08082009_000714_0376.jpg


You spelled it Goerge xD Oh man, now I can't wait for some H&C! :excited:

Jiro
08-08-2009, 12:07 PM
I had explored Lindblum, looking for the answer to Rantz's riddle when I decided to play some Tetra Master. I won a few games, so I went around trying to extend my collection. It was all going well until some jerk perfect'd me and took all my best cards.

One soft reset later and I was back at Dali. That sucked, but now I'm back at Lindblum about to start exploring again. :D

G13
08-08-2009, 12:18 PM
That's the reason why I save so often, especially after a card game. Too many joyous occasions have been taken from me that way.

Edit: Do we need to have screenshots all throughout the game or can we just put some up when we finish the challenges? I find it's not as fun when I'm scrambling for a good pic during a cutscene.

Vermachtnis
08-08-2009, 03:47 PM
Yea there's like thirty minutes from the end of the Dali arc to the next save point in Lindblum xD And I gave up trying to take screen shots of movies. Like Mr. XIII said, it's not fun.

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k273/AKA_Gluttony/FF9/023.jpg
It wasn't until this fight I realized they haven't seen a battle since Waltz #2.

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k273/AKA_Gluttony/FF9/024.jpg
Ooh, pretty!

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k273/AKA_Gluttony/FF9/025.jpg
Frank Jr. knows Trance is best used on random giant spiders instead of bosses.

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k273/AKA_Gluttony/FF9/026.jpg
I thought this was cute.

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k273/AKA_Gluttony/FF9/027.jpg
Team shot entering Gargan Roo.

G13
08-08-2009, 03:59 PM
Please, please. Mr. XIII is my father.

I guess I'll just go with the flow and submit the pics when I beat a challenge.

NeoCracker
08-09-2009, 04:19 AM
Yeah, I'm at Chocobo Hot and COld now, with 9 Chocographs found, and I don't even have quina yet. :p

And by the way, Freya was named Lisa, since I forgot a shot of that screen.

edit:

George has joined me! ^_^

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f230/sobeahero/SLUS_01251_07082009_220649_0970.jpg


And with this minuscule progress, I give you may characters just before entering the Grotto.


http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f230/sobeahero/SLUS_01251_08082009_000714_0376.jpg


You spelled it Goerge xD Oh man, now I can't wait for some H&C! :excited:

FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU...

Jiro
08-09-2009, 08:33 AM
I read somewhere that the Qu in Alexandria Castle at the start of the game is Quina, but I don't know accurate that was. Those damn Qus all look identical!

I reckon one of the Square guys thought it would be funny to switch the panda sprite with Quina. It can't be Quina, despite the identical sprite.

Why? Because the head chef speaks normally. I don't know if anyone else noticed, but Quina talks pretty strangely.

NeoCracker
08-09-2009, 08:56 AM
Well, when I get the Namingway card, I'll probably change Quina's name to Bobcat, as I feel that name will fit him better then George, at least if you know my naming Scheme yet, which STILL upsets me no ones even tried guessing. :( (THough for another hint, Garnet was initially suppose to be 'Roseanne', but that name was too long. :( )

Anyway, beat this cheaky guy.

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f230/sobeahero/SLUS_01251_08082009_232243_0205.jpg

Silly Gizamaluke, thinking he stood a chance against Scoop Art. :rolleyes2:

Also, got all the Chocographs you have access to this early in the game, including the first upgrade, and I've also dug up all I can in Chocobo forest without having the Mountain Chocobo yet.

I have most of the Blue Magic up until this point, minus Mighty Guard, though I've gotten Night, Pumpkin, Angel Snack, Vanish, Magic Hammer, adn I can't remember right now if I got another, but since I'm running with Steiner and Garnet now on Disc two, it'll be a bit before I can check.

Also, I didn't get the Mythril Sword off Beatrix, though I did get the armor, so it's all good. I'm not going to keep re-fighting her over and over just for the Sword.

And now I give you Kuja.


http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f230/sobeahero/SLUS_01251_09082009_014413_0830.jpg

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f230/sobeahero/SLUS_01251_09082009_014415_0451.jpg
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f230/sobeahero/SLUS_01251_09082009_014419_0459.jpg

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f230/sobeahero/SLUS_01251_09082009_014423_0153.jpg



ANd now I begin my journey of Disk two, with one of the greatest one liners in any game ever.


http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f230/sobeahero/SLUS_01295_09082009_015555_0694.jpg

Vermachtnis
08-09-2009, 06:14 PM
Is it Roseanne? :p

I need the Namingway card too. Have a hero named !? isn't as amusing as I though. :D

scrumpleberry
08-09-2009, 09:08 PM
smurfING MEMORY CARD MOTHERsmurfERS DISC 1 LEVEL 9 NO QUAVERS ALL BLUE MAGIC AGAIN STEINER WAS LEVEL 30 LAST TIME FFS
DOFUHSOUGHDOFHVOXUNOXDBDVC I HAET YOU EA THIS IS ALL YOUR FAULYDRG08F0FFFFFFFFFFFF

yeah i forgot to screen so i can't do this but renames:

Zidane - Tantrix
Garnet - Aeva
Vivi - Umbragi (yeah it's pretty poor I guess I'll change it later)
Steiner - Brinutt
Freya - Kleon
Quina - Quavers

Also Quavers is becoming my favourite character I really like her. I think I might actually go ahead and get all of her blue magic!

Don't bypass the swear filter, scrumps! And also, look at my pretty personal tag! -Rantzien

Vermachtnis
08-09-2009, 09:23 PM
Quavers! That's awesome.

I've gotten lazy with the screenshots. The entire rescue Garnet arc, I only took one pic.

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k273/AKA_Gluttony/FF9/028.jpg
It's Soldier's ass! DUN DUN!

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k273/AKA_Gluttony/FF9/029.jpg
I love how they talk.

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k273/AKA_Gluttony/FF9/030.jpg
A new party member!

charliepanayi
08-09-2009, 09:37 PM
I always loved how the dwarves in Conde Petie had Scottish accents

NeoCracker
08-10-2009, 02:15 AM
Is it Roseanne? :p

I need the Namingway card too. Have a hero named !? isn't as amusing as I though. :D

IT's not the Show Roseanne thats the source of my naming Scheme, though you are on the right track. :p

And no, it's not a TV show.

G13
08-10-2009, 05:49 AM
Are you naming them after people on this site?

Vermachtnis
08-10-2009, 06:15 AM
I have no idea. People with annoying voices? :p

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k273/AKA_Gluttony/FF9/031.jpg
That has got to be the worst way to die. Well, maybe...

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k273/AKA_Gluttony/FF9/032.jpg
Death by Life has got to suck too. I love training at the Iifa tree. Everything has exploitable weaknesses.

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k273/AKA_Gluttony/FF9/034.jpg
xD I love that girl.

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k273/AKA_Gluttony/FF9/033.jpg
Team shot.

NeoCracker
08-10-2009, 08:28 AM
Covered some decent ground on Disk 2 so far.

Got Quina's White Wind, one of his more useful abilities from the Local Zuu, stole some good stuff, yadda yadda.

And I wish I remembered a screen shot, but I missed it. The king of Bermecia saying 'I hope they don't attack from the trunk'...

They are in a giant smurfING TREE! They can only attack from the trunk or the sky. And given if they attack from up the trunk, the Clerya people have the advantage of higher ground and fighting in a confined space, which is good as they have fewer people, and it makes the Alexandrian numbers count for less, so long as the Clerya troops are more skilled that is, and with your guys there you have the clear advantage if they attack from the trunk.

An ariel attack is far more devastating in this scenario, yet they don't seem to worry about that until it happens.

ANd WTF was the point in using the trunk attack as a diversion? Just hit both sides at full force at once. All that diversion should have accomplished was making Alexandrias forces slowly widdle down. Sensibly they wouldn't be keeping their lower defenses spread out protecting moot points, they would be guarding that narrow ass entrance right at the top, where it is very easy to guard from an attack from the bottom.

Mind you, your guys charge down anyway...

You know? As much as I love this game, this entire scene is fail. Everyone is being freakin' stupid....

Well, it's fail until THIS!

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f230/sobeahero/SLUS_01295_10082009_000308_0857.jpg

Man thats a cool line.

Though it's not long after, Fratley runs off, only to leave you all prey to Beatrix again...

Isn't it Ironic he misses Beatrix here? She was one of the reasons he left Bermecia, yet now, he leaves again RIGHT before one of his goals arrives.
Personally I would have liked to see a fight between the two, just so we know who really was stronger at this point, but I digress.

It wasn't long before that fat Elephant lady summons Odin, shortly after I leave of course.


http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f230/sobeahero/SLUS_01295_10082009_000952_0733.jpg

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f230/sobeahero/SLUS_01295_10082009_001002_0893.jpg

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f230/sobeahero/SLUS_01295_10082009_001011_0151.jpg

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f230/sobeahero/SLUS_01295_10082009_001015_0116.jpg

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f230/sobeahero/SLUS_01295_10082009_001020_0498.jpg

Also, Alexandria female knights are a tad bit suggestive.

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f230/sobeahero/SLUS_01295_10082009_001718_0581.jpg

God I wish I were a Knight in that castle.

I currently am on my quest to get the old Geezer for a summon. WooHoo!

Edit: And neither guess is right. I figured it being Forum members name wouldn't even be suggested once I said I was changing Quina's name to Bobcat. :p

Heath
08-10-2009, 12:46 PM
As I'm currently on a 56k connection, I won't be posting loads of images this time. I'm a little late starting this one (damn you FFTA2 getting in the way!).

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v318/Miffincake/FFIX/FFIXStart.jpg

Right at the start!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v318/Miffincake/FFIX/FFIXStart2.jpg

This image clearly needed to be saved for posterity.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v318/Miffincake/FFIX/FFIXStart3.jpg

That is more than fine with me.

Vermachtnis
08-10-2009, 04:02 PM
http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k273/AKA_Gluttony/FF9/035.jpg
Every comedian wants to play Hamlet.

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k273/AKA_Gluttony/FF9/036.jpg
Kuja may be a girly-man and she make not wear enough clothes, but he sure knows how to take a dragon to the face.

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k273/AKA_Gluttony/FF9/037.jpg
And this can only mean one thing. I missed the optional boss fight.

Depression Moon
08-10-2009, 05:14 PM
Well I can't upload any pics to photobucket for some reason, but I am at Treno now on Disc 2 about to recover Garnet after she just wandered off and got pick pocketed.

Vermachtnis
08-11-2009, 01:59 AM
http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k273/AKA_Gluttony/FF9/038.jpg

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k273/AKA_Gluttony/FF9/039.jpg
I winned the tournament

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k273/AKA_Gluttony/FF9/040.jpg
Love the music.

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k273/AKA_Gluttony/FF9/041.jpg
And finally after so many hours I can make a team.

Depression Moon
08-12-2009, 01:38 AM
All right, I was able to upload this time.

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b185/S-wo/ffixscreeens015.jpg

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b185/S-wo/ffixscreeens018.jpg

I always liked the scenery in this room.

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b185/S-wo/ffixscreeens017.jpg

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b185/S-wo/ffixscreeens016.jpg

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b185/S-wo/ffixscreeens021.jpg
I always have trouble every playthrough choosing my answer. I did it roulette style and chose the Brahne option.


Now I have just recovered Garnet from the clutches of the jester clowns, now with our plans to escape to Treno. I love this part of the game. It has such a strong and profound movement between the characters. Steiner comes out of his denial, Beatrix stops taking orders and Freya steps up to protect a friend.

Vermachtnis
08-12-2009, 10:01 PM
http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k273/AKA_Gluttony/FF9/043.jpg
I like the Gulug music. DOO DO DOO DO-HOLY :bou::bou::bou::bou:!

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k273/AKA_Gluttony/FF9/044.jpg
...ewwwwwwww

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k273/AKA_Gluttony/FF9/042.jpg
Where the hell am I?

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k273/AKA_Gluttony/FF9/045.jpg

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k273/AKA_Gluttony/FF9/046.jpg
All chocograph's found! PRAISE ME WITH STARS!

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k273/AKA_Gluttony/FF9/047.jpg
Team shot.

NeoCracker
08-12-2009, 11:19 PM
Wow I feel behind. :p

Either way, just after aquiring Odin, this happens.
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f230/sobeahero/SLUS_01295_12082009_033830_0674.jpg
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f230/sobeahero/SLUS_01295_12082009_033844_0128.jpg

...You know, I'm beginning to think the Queen's a bitch.

Anyway, made it to Conde' Petie and Black Mage Village, kicked some ass at cards, and made the greatest decesion of my life.
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f230/sobeahero/SLUS_01295_12082009_145317_0482.jpg

Right now, I made a save state mid battle with the green giant thingy, cause I"m trying to steal that damned Fairy flute. I swear this is singly the most annoying thing to steal in this game.

FFIX Choco Boy
08-13-2009, 12:35 AM
[spoiler]http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k273/AKA_Gluttony/FF9/042.jpg
Where the hell am I?

Not sure, but I want some of what that chocobo is smoking...

G13
08-14-2009, 08:20 AM
When does this officially end? I'm so behind, I'm worried I won't finish with the rest of you guys.

Jiro
08-14-2009, 11:21 AM
I just hit the Disk 2 change! I missed that damn sword Beatrix is holding, but whatever. I think I'm pretty overleveled this time, I'm feeling pretty confident about taking on everything that comes my way. :D

xXsarahXx
08-14-2009, 11:31 AM
this is an epic thread of win :d

Loving all the pictures.

Lawr
08-14-2009, 10:16 PM
Man, you guys are leaving me behind! I like got to the Ice Cavern, but my screenshots got destroyed so I did Evil Forest again because what's the fun of a smashthrough without screenshots? :Oo:

This is the entire Evil Forest here, and the closest I could get to video was animation in a few shots so enjoy it please!


**

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a318/Sagensyg/Final%20Fantasy%209/8.gif
Cryptic text means there's a boss here somewhere.

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a318/Sagensyg/Final%20Fantasy%209/9.gif
Of course, random encounters too. This is my first one! <3


Well the princess fell of the airship so I decided to go look for her. I'm totally not expecting her to get captured or anything like that. She seemed like a good Berserker type fighter to me.

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a318/Sagensyg/Final%20Fantasy%209/10.gif
So she got captured. See I'm really not that motivated to save here because she's a White Mage basically, and all White Mages do is Defend until somebody needs to be healed. *inhales*

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a318/Sagensyg/Final%20Fantasy%209/11.gif
What? Zidane is evolving!?

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Good question.


Trance is pretty cool, I guess.

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Super-effective! Free Energy did 300 damage! Steiner did some good damage too...48 damage!!1

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Then it was Vivi's turn to get captured. At least he had Black Magic, but Black Mages are pretty useless too!


After some talking and stuff some more story events happened.

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Eventually I got to fight my boss! I don't know what this was all about but I hope this is how you get promotions in the real world!


After beating up the man who pays me I decided to go save the princess because that's what monkey boys do! I found a cool cave so I went inside and found this.

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Check it out, yo.


This boss battle was quite fun but Plant Brain had a nasty Thunder spell.

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Argh!

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But leave it to the mighty Adelbert Steiner to counterattack with the powerful Fire Sword!!

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GET SOME.


:love: Steiner is such a beast good gracious! :love:

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However even Fire Sword wasn't enough. When things were looking bad, Blank came to save the day! Wooo!


We finally finished it off (Fire Sword <3) and we got attacked by grubs! Of course we beat feet out of the forest. Blank was caught and he turned to stone with everything else though...he was kind of cool...

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What will our heroes do now!?

Stay tuned for the next part: Ice Cavern! Heh. :smug:

**

Heath
08-15-2009, 07:40 PM
Just making good progress through disc 2 at the moment. Might post some screenshots a bit later on. Just about to head to the Outer Continent, though I've stopped off to have a bit of fun with Chocobo Hot & Cold. Really wish you got to carry on using Beatrix though. I always feel exactly the same when I do the return to Alexandria.

Vermachtnis
08-16-2009, 12:58 AM
http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k273/AKA_Gluttony/FF9/050.jpg
More true words have never been spoken.

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Fought and beat Hades

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Before the final battle.

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The Final Battle.

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Every good final battle needs more than one phase. Even if they have to pull one out of their ass.

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The End.

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And there was much rejoicing. Yay.

Lawr
08-17-2009, 01:43 AM
Way to go Vermachtnis. And only forty hours of playtime too! How many times have you beaten the game?

The Space Pope
08-17-2009, 02:07 AM
I'm still at the Ice Cave :(

Been busy lately

Vermachtnis
08-17-2009, 02:40 AM
Way to go Vermachtnis. And only forty hours of playtime too! How many times have you beaten the game?

Twice, this was my first time in over 5 years.

Depression Moon
08-17-2009, 05:24 PM
Sorry I've been having PC problems. Right now i'm using a library computer. Just made it to the Iifa tree with Amarant. Hopefully I will get a regular computer soon and will be able to post.

Heath
08-19-2009, 11:22 AM
Let's have some more photos. Ones I forgot to post last time. I'm just about to revisit the Black Mage Village, but I've stopped off for some Chocobo Hot & Cold. I had seriously forgotten how much I hated Chocobo Lagoon.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v318/Miffincake/FFIX/FFIXStart4.jpg

Ratter Dance

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I really wish I had one of those...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v318/Miffincake/FFIX/FFIXStart6.jpg

In a way, Kuja shows his human side here as he shouts at the true villains of the game: Zorn and Thorn.

Rantz
08-19-2009, 12:28 PM
:D

I thought I'd level Marcus in his and Steiner's escape scene with some stat-raising equipment for some nice bonuses to Eiko's stats. After a few levels I fell asleep and got killed. xD

Jiro
08-19-2009, 01:05 PM
I hate falling asleep while grinding. I do it too often now :(

Huckleberry Quin
08-20-2009, 01:26 PM
I don't get why people level Marcus in Alexandria castle. I take his items and let him die and level Steiner up superfast!

Rantz
08-20-2009, 03:19 PM
Stat raising! Stat bonuses you get as Marcus will be carried over to Eiko when you get her, is the basic principle.

Huckleberry Quin
08-20-2009, 06:45 PM
Screw Eiko.

Rantz
08-20-2009, 07:18 PM
She's a little young for that.

Necronopticous
08-20-2009, 07:28 PM
Says you.

Huckleberry Quin
08-20-2009, 07:29 PM
If Rantzien says someone's too young, then they're definitely too young.

Melissaur
08-20-2009, 07:41 PM
Quin for the win

Huckleberry Quin
08-20-2009, 07:50 PM
That's probably the best post I've ever made, now that I think about it.

Heath
08-21-2009, 10:28 PM
It really is.

I spent a long time hunting for Chocographs. I wanted to see if it was possible to get the Gold Chocobo before the Hilda Garde III. Partly in an attempt to see if I could and also because I wanted to see if I could reenter the Desert Palace xD Apparently not. I forgot which Chocograph I needed to do to upgrade from the Ocean Choco and got told I couldn't find any more in Chocobo Lagoon take two. So I hunted for all the Chocographs and did all the cracks and whatnot to no avail. It did, however, mean that I got some nice equipment. Before entering Oelivert I also levelled up Amarant, Eiko and Freya.

Just entered Mt. Gulug with a party of Zidane, Vivi, Steiner and Freya. The latter is excellent at the moment. I've unequipped Dragon's Hair at the moment to teach her Six Dragons. Why on earth do I bother?

Huckleberry Quin
08-21-2009, 10:36 PM
You probably don't like the gap in her skills. I can't stand the gaps.

Heath
08-25-2009, 11:12 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v318/Miffincake/FFIX/FFIXStart7.jpg

Aww, I love my Gold Chocobo.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v318/Miffincake/FFIX/FFIXStart8.jpg

I - what?

Rantz
08-25-2009, 12:21 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v318/Miffincake/FFIX/FFIXStart8.jpg

I - what?

xD I just fell in love with Eiko again yesterday, how she acts all motherly to Vivi, and saying "He's really ticking me off! Can I kill him?" about the 20 times larger Soulcage.

Huckleberry Quin
08-25-2009, 02:47 PM
I only ever have Eiko in my party so that Zidane can repeatedly attack her.

Depression Moon
08-27-2009, 04:18 PM
Sorry I've been gone for a while. I've been having computer troubles. Right now I'm at Gulug about to fight the boss there. Done a lot of stuff along the way. I'll try and post back as soon as I can later.

Vermachtnis
08-27-2009, 04:35 PM
I only ever have Eiko in my party so that Zidane can repeatedly attack her.

:mad2:

That's not nice. Eiko is awesome.

Depression Moon
08-31-2009, 03:15 PM
I just decided to post some pics that I meant to do a while ago. I'm far past this now. I just got annihilated at Ipsen's castle with Amarant. Still loving this game long and hard.


http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b185/S-wo/ffixscreeens022.jpg

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You know what first ran through my mind when I saw this?

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Doesn't she look marvelous?

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Baku you evil sonama b-!

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This always got me. I had to replay this part several times to get everything right. I don't know how Square thought that somebody could get this without guessing. I don't see really any hint in their names probably because I can't pronounce any of them. If they're hints in different languages then that's just silly.

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This was always a nice site

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As was this

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And this

Rantz
08-31-2009, 03:59 PM
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b185/S-wo/ffixscreeens032.jpg
This always got me. I had to replay this part several times to get everything right. I don't know how Square thought that somebody could get this without guessing. I don't see really any hint in their names probably because I can't pronounce any of them. If they're hints in different languages then that's just silly.

You are hinted at what some of their specialties are if you talk to them all when you're playing as Steiner for the first time. Still vague, but it's a help.

Heath
08-31-2009, 06:31 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v318/Miffincake/FFIX/FFIXStart9.jpg

Best sidequest ever!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v318/Miffincake/FFIX/FFIXStart10.jpg

Though I don't know which mode of transport I prefer... The Invincible is pretty nice.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v318/Miffincake/FFIX/FFIXStart11.jpg

Obligatory shot of me taking on the correct form of my old username.

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Heath defeats Kuja Trance!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v318/Miffincake/FFIX/FFIXStart13.jpg

Fin!

Vermachtnis
08-31-2009, 07:37 PM
Congrats! :thumb:

Rantz
09-01-2009, 02:17 PM
Good job, Heath! :)

I found all the Chocographs I can so far, and about to go to the Desert Palace. Maybe this time, I can defeat Kuja there and then!

Jiro
09-03-2009, 12:15 PM
Dagger just got rescued. We're not out of danger yet though, I just saved in that room. I kept being surprised by the switch between parties, because it's been so long since I last played. Breaking out of the cell with Marcus and Steiner entertains me to no end, I've no idea why. Gotta hurry and catch up!!

Depression Moon
09-14-2009, 03:18 PM
I haven't gone on as much, but I just did the Earth Shrine yesterday. I want to try to get as many blue Magic's as possible before I leave. Can I get Twister and Night, byt this point and which monsters give it to me. I think a Nymph can give one, but I don't know where they are.

Rantz
09-14-2009, 04:32 PM
I'm in Pandemonium, about to see the man with the plan and hand his ass to him.

DM: Final Fantasy IX Blue Magic List (Quina) - IGN FAQs (http://faqs.ign.com/articles/370/370024p1.html)

Shattered Dreamer
09-14-2009, 11:18 PM
I just got the stolen ship from Alexandria & set out for the lost continent. Haven't done much Chocobo hot & cold yet but I do intend to spent quite sometime at it before I progress through the story any further!

Jiro
09-16-2009, 02:28 PM
Garland just crashed my party, I was supposed to be celebrating my card tourney win. I kicked Tantarian for the first time too, that was cool. I'm liking how overleveled I seem to be.

The Space Pope
09-18-2009, 01:23 PM
I got bored of the game as soon as I got to Lindblum.

Tales of Symphonia came along and whisked me away from Zidane and fwiendz

Jiro
09-19-2009, 05:03 AM
I've done as much Chocobo Hot and Cold as I can before I get an airship now. I went and levelled for a little while, I think Zidane, Eiko and Vivi are now around level 40. Off to the Black Mage Village now to find out why they were with Kuja.

Rantz
09-19-2009, 05:21 AM
I'm on disc 4 and doing all the stuff I want to do before entering Memoria.

The Cotton Robe trick is very easy to do on disc 3 if you have a Gold Chocobo. Black Mage Village both synthesizes Cotton Robes and sells Steepled Hats with little running inbetween, so you only have to commute between there and Dali. I wish I had done it at least a few more times now that it's too late.

Jiro
09-19-2009, 10:48 AM
Thanks for letting me know Rantz! I looked in my inventory and noticed I had 99 wrists. I stocked up when I returned to Dali at some point but couldn't find any steepled hats.

Depression Moon
09-19-2009, 09:21 PM
I'm still sort of content to leave. i just remembered something that has always been racking my mind these past years. What is past that locked door on the Hilda Garde you know it's by where Amarant stands. Where's the key to it, so I can find out what's behind it.

Rantz
09-19-2009, 10:11 PM
Ohh, that's probably the one new thing I found out this playthrough. Right after you get the Hilda Garde 3, reenter Lindblum and board the ship again. You'll get a little scene where they board by that area. I don't know if it ever does the same thing later.

Depression Moon
09-21-2009, 01:44 PM
Yeah, I just tried it I still get that scene and saw erin on the airship. All that was in that thing was an Elixir. Actually I think I might have done that before but just didn't remember. This is my tenth or eleventh playthrough.

Jiro
09-23-2009, 12:52 PM
I've unlocked Chocobo's Paradise, and now I'm on my way to Ipsen's Castle. All I remember about Ispen's Castle is that Amarant does something there. There seems to be quite a few things that I've forgotten about this game. Should be alright though, just need brute force to win :D

Kyros
09-23-2009, 05:59 PM
<h2>Why On Earth Would You Do That Challenges</h2>
Acquire Excalibur II
Acquire the highest Card Collector's Rank


I know its been a LONG time since I've played FFIX but weren't these 2 things easy to do? I figured it'd be a standard thing for just about everyone to do these before finishing the game O.o

Rantz
09-23-2009, 06:24 PM
You might be thinking of the Excalibur. Getting Excalibur II requires you to get to the place you get it in the last dungeon in less than 12 hours of game time. It's a lot of work and it causes you to miss out on a lot since you'll be mashing your way through all the dialogue.

As for getting the highest Card Collector's Rank, that's not just getting one of each card. It also involves making sure each card has a unique combination of arrows, and leveling the cards up so that the second character in each card's stats is A. It takes bucketloads of time.

Kyros
09-23-2009, 06:39 PM
Oh yeah, forgot about that sword needing you to get through the game fast. Meh screw that, don't need it to do 9999 by lv 60-65 anyway. I think I got the card rank but I can't remember. The card game sucked pretty bad but I played it a lot anyway =/

Jiro
09-24-2009, 12:42 AM
I was fighting a Veteren in Ipsen's Castle. Steiner was doomed and his timer had run out. Vivi attacked it, and killed it, and as the battle was won, Steiner dropped to the floor. I like how this game delays deaths, it allows for some neat things (like tossing a phoenix down on yourself as doom takes hold).

EDIT: Zidane, with his dying breath, struck down another Veteren. I think these guys are my favourite monsters xD

Depression Moon
09-26-2009, 03:23 AM
I made it past disc 3 finally. I wanted to post some pictures, but the batteries have depleted in my camera. That You're Not Alone piece is always great.

Jiro
09-26-2009, 04:44 PM
I'm... done. It was quite a journey, but I finished it. I'm happy with the ending. I thought maybe I'd be disappointed, especially because I already knew what would happen, but actually seeing it for the first time gave me a great sense of achievement.

Rantz
09-27-2009, 07:32 PM
Well done, Jiro.

I just beat Ozma but then I decided to try again and steal his stuff. It was less successful, but I'll try again. Frog Drop and Thievery are both at 9999.

I can't find any Cactuars at disc 4, does anyone know if they're anywhere to be found?

Vermachtnis
09-27-2009, 07:37 PM
Did you try right outside the exit to Fossil Roo?

Depression Moon
10-01-2009, 07:12 PM
Just arrived in Memoria. I wanted to find the ocean chocograph treasure before I went, but it's too hard. I remember finding it one time, but I completely forgot where it was. I also discovered Chocobo's Paradise for the very first time.

charliepanayi
10-01-2009, 07:58 PM
Yeah I remember having to look up where that damn Ocean Chocograph was. It's a cruel one to find!

Jiro
10-02-2009, 05:09 AM
The ocean chocograph is along that stretch of reef on the far west of the map. You had to go on the island for another chocograph, but I forget which number. :/

Rantz
10-02-2009, 10:59 AM
To get the Ocean chocograph, go to the island directly north of the Qu's Marsh on Lanar Island to the west of the Forgotten Continent. On this island, stand on the Chocobo tracks, and from there go directly west for a little bit, digging as you go. You should be able to find the "Kweh?!" zone soon enough. Finding the actual treasure is a whole other adventure.

Stiltzkin
10-06-2009, 08:55 AM
I'm... done. It was quite a journey, but I finished it. I'm happy with the ending. I thought maybe I'd be disappointed, especially because I already knew what would happen, but actually seeing it for the first time gave me a great sense of achievement.

I'm glad to hear you enjoyed it. Kupo!

IXVI
10-06-2009, 12:50 PM
final fantasy 9 is such a great game..me and my girlfriend are on the 3rd disc (yes, FF9 can be 2 player)...kinda bums me out that her dog chewed my super nintendo wire though so me and her can't continue playing FF6/3 (its also 2 player) i just didnt realize how easy it was until i started a new file with her...for some reason she just seems to make my RPG life.."much easier" which is odd...

Depression Moon
11-08-2009, 07:40 PM
I just tried beating this game and I said tried because I don't count beating Necron unless you fet to watch the stuff that follows afterward. I have four copies of IX and I chose what I thought was the best disc to play this on. When the FMV came up where Garnet rides away on Hilda the game was skipping like mad crazy and then I took out that disc to switch for another one of my copies. now my screen is black but I can press start and I see the word Pause come up. Can I still be able to see these last moments or do I have to replay those last two boss fights?

I feel bad because I've been neglecting this game for a while.

charliepanayi
11-08-2009, 07:47 PM
You could always watch the remainder of the ending stuff on YouTube! It's hardly cheating or anything since you've completed the game essentially. Not the best answer I admit...(not least because finding a decent quality FF ending video on YouTube with the visuals and audio in sync is a pain sometimes)

Jessweeee♪
11-10-2009, 07:00 PM
I only got through FFIX once in all the time I've had it. I usually play these much more than that! Maybe I should start it again after Eyes on Plays FFX.