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12-01-2009, 11:50 PM
:save: Eyes on Plays FFX Month Begins Today! :save:

Time to save the world again! For those of you who are new to Eyes on Plays this is how it goes. For a month we all play this game together because it's super duper fun, and for extra super duper fun, we try to complete as many challenges as we can, while posting about our progress. Don't be afraid to participate even if you don't intend on finishing the game in time!

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The challenges: <ul style="list-style-image: url(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v726/jesse053/Star_silver.gif);">
<li>Win the first Blitzball game</li>
<li>Getting all of Tidus' key techniques in Blitzball</li>
<li>Learning all of Kimahri's blue magic</li>
<li>Get all ultimate weapons (not upgraded)</li>
<li>Get all Aeons</li>
<li>No Sphere Grid</li>
<li>Solo the game with a character of your choice</li>
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<li>Completing the game</li>
<li>Venus (Lulu's) Sigil</li>
<li>Sun (Tidus') Sigil</li>
<li>Beating Penance</li>
<li>Singing Suteki Da Ne</li>
<li>Max stats</li>
<li>Monster Arena sidequest</li>
<li><a href="http://forums.eyesonff.com/final-fantasy-x-x-2/50414-final-fantasy-x-nsgienc-challenge-whole-thread-may-contain-spoilers.html">NSGIENC Challenge</a> (You only need to make it to the save sphere before Seymour Omnis to complete this challenge.)</li>
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You have until January 31st to complete these challenges. Please either post a screen shot or take a picture of your television when you start the game and as you complete challenges.

Flying Mullet
12-02-2009, 01:08 PM
The thought of dodging butterflies and racing a chocobo again churns my stomach...

12-02-2009, 04:04 PM
I'm at Luca now!

Depression Moon
12-02-2009, 08:28 PM
I don't think I'll participate for one my PS2 is broken and Sony doesn't make backwards compatible systems anymore.

leader of mortals
12-03-2009, 01:00 AM
I have 3 excuses to why I won't be doing this...

1. My contoller is still broken. I don't know why I haven't gotten a new one yet, I guess I'm just lazy.

2. I don't have a camera. I would have no way of showing that I did it.

3. I have a save file right before Home. I was supposed to do a walkthrough for the frontsite, and I'm sure the site staff are angry at me because I still haven't finished it.

The reason my controller broke is because I was playing Madden 04(the only Madden game I have:p), and I crushed my Dualshock 2 in between my hands. I have no idea how I did it, Dualshock 2's are normally strong enough to not break unless you baseball pitch them into a brick wall at 94 miles per hour, but I apparently get super-human strength when I am angry.

12-03-2009, 04:34 AM

12-03-2009, 01:17 PM
I'm in the middle of a quest right now! Currently about to go to Macalania Temple. It'll be slow going, as I only spend an hour or so per day.

I did win that championship game 3-1, though I didn't think to take a picture :(

12-03-2009, 07:37 PM
Okay I am at Mushroom Rock and somehow I have no ability spheres and nine abilities that need to be learned before anyone can move on the sphere grid. This has never happened to me before!

Flying Mullet
12-03-2009, 08:33 PM
GameFAQs: Final Fantasy X (PS2) Enemy Database by SinirothX (http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/ps2/file/197344/24166)
Search for Ability Sphere to see which enemies can hook you up.

12-03-2009, 09:47 PM
Or equip a weapon with Distill Ability

Depression Moon
12-03-2009, 09:54 PM
Oh man I just remembered a second reason why I can't participate in this. I forgot when my PS2 was working I let my older brother borrow X and he still has it at his house and I don't think I'll see him again until Christmas. Not like it matters since my PS2 died.

12-03-2009, 11:16 PM
Or equip a weapon with Distill Ability

Where am I going to get that at Mushroom Rock, hmmm? Anyway, I went to the beginning of the area and got enough to tide me over. I hate how you can't buy distillers until you've already got six million of everything >:I

12-03-2009, 11:53 PM
Or equip a weapon with Distill Ability

But in order to do this, you need to equip yourself with a version of FFX that isn't NTSC or NTSC-J.

FFIX Choco Boy
12-04-2009, 01:41 AM
Yup I just got done getting the Zora's Sapphire, I just grew up, and- Scratch that. I'm just about to start out. Unfortunately, no camera or emulator, so no pics for me. I plan on going for the Lulu solo.

Rad Bromance
12-04-2009, 03:08 AM
I can't do it because there is no Penance in my copy of the game. :(

12-04-2009, 04:17 AM
I can't do it because there is no Penance in my copy of the game. :(

I feel your pain :(

grand hero
12-04-2009, 05:40 PM
hi,how to play the game?

Pete for President
12-04-2009, 10:35 PM
I've actually been waiting for EoFF plays X, but I'm soo busy at the moment. I might join in some time later on, but until then I'll check back every once and a while.

12-05-2009, 12:32 AM
I'm working on getting Tidus' sigil but the stupid chocobo goes where it wants instead of the direction I tell it to go so I havent been able to get it yet. It will be running in one direction then decide to change randomly w/o me hitting anything and it keeps screwing me up. I wish I could just kill it and the trainer and take the sigil.

*I got it, screw that game never playing it again

12-05-2009, 03:34 AM
Gewd jorb :kaohappy:

12-05-2009, 06:40 AM
Or equip a weapon with Distill Ability

Where am I going to get that at Mushroom Rock, hmmm? Anyway, I went to the beginning of the area and got enough to tide me over. I hate how you can't buy distillers until you've already got six million of everything >:I


12-05-2009, 06:43 AM
Shouldn't there be a star for getting all 7 sigils?

12-05-2009, 07:20 AM
Platinum star~

12-05-2009, 07:31 PM
I think I may try this. Right now I'm juggling two other games (IV and III) but I think I'll join in. =D

I'll let you know if I start and where I'll be at.

Edit: Question though: For the solo character play, can we use the sphere grid?

12-05-2009, 11:11 PM
You sure can. The only condition is that you just use the one character you pick unless you're in a situation that forces you to do otherwise. Like if you pick Lulu and she's not available, or you pick Tidus and you're fighting Sin on the ship to Kilika, who can only be hit with Wakka's ball or Lulu's magic.

grand hero
12-10-2009, 06:04 PM
...............................how to make a picture in my profile?
im new here.

12-11-2009, 05:53 AM
...............................how to make a picture in my profile?
im new here.

Welcome to Eyes on FF, grand hero. Generally, members go to the Help Forum (http://forums.eyesonff.com/help-forum/) or Feedback Forum (http://forums.eyesonff.com/feedback-forum/) when they have questions. Alternatively, you can also private message a forums staff member like myself. But, I will answer your question here since you're new.

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FFIX Choco Boy
12-11-2009, 09:04 PM
So I changed my mind and I wanted a Rikku solo instead, I'm currently in Calm Lands, I already got Yojimbo(grinding the money was horrible), I got Rikku all the way into Lulu's grid, about 1/3 of the way in, she has a weapon that does deathtouch, stonestrike, poisonstrike, and strength + 10% due to some luck in getting a deathtouch 4 slot to drop. Her armor is still horrible, though. I beat the Goers in the 1st Blitzball game(5 to 0 woooo!) and I have beat Belgimine every time so far(very hard since Yuna is so low power), and I also beat the butterfly game in Macalania on my 1st visit there, and after Bevelle. Now I only need to do it after I break into Sin. So, I'm gonna get my doublecast with Rikku then head into Gagazet. Again, no pics cause I have to camera or emulator, but yeah, update.

12-11-2009, 10:11 PM
I'm glad to see there are some brave soldiers working on this!

12-11-2009, 10:34 PM
Every time I go to Gagazet the fiends wipe my party out at least once :(

12-12-2009, 04:20 AM
I dont have a camera on hand so can't post pics of my progress, but here's what I've done so far on that list:

Beat the first blitzball game
Learned all of Tidus' key techs
Obtained all Ultimate weapons (have them maxxed too ^^)
Have all aeons

Have all sigils (Lulu's took 1 whole try, hate the horrific chocochicken controls for Tidus')
Can't beat Penance since I have regular version of the game but working on Nemesis

*I am working on nemesis for the monster arena, and then I will beat the game after doing this. I will also have Kimahri's last blue magic overdrive once I get to nemesis since I completely forgot to learn it from Omega Weapon before I killed him before he got a turn so I only have nemesis left to learn it from =/ I started this playthrough before this was put up on the boards (or maybe I just didnt see the thread till I was a long way into the game) so some of the challenges here I'm not going to bother with like the use only one person or w/e even though I may have attempted them had this not been the case

Jecht Shot
12-17-2009, 01:11 PM
I'm a bit behind, but I'll be starting my playthrough either tonight or tomorrow.

This will be the first time playing it on my new HD TV and stereo system, so I've needed an excuse.

Jecht Shot
12-18-2009, 03:37 AM
Started up again tonight. Its probably been at least a year since I've played this. My thoughts for now:

-I forgot how easy this game is to pick up and play for me. There's not a dull moment for me. I can't really say that about any other FF game. With the other games, there are times when I feel like I force myself to play them (don't get me wrong; I love most of them). Part of this might be due to voice acting (see below).

-I thought this would look pretty bad on my HDTV, as some of the PSX FF look terrible. Thankfully, it does not, and is an improvement. This is the first time I've ever got a really good look at Tidus' mom. I've noticed other small things, like the map of Spira next to Tidus' bed in the crusader's lodge.

-Early on, the narrations really make the story. I love Tidus' voice in them. Voice acting plays a major part in bringing this game to life.

-IMO, this FF has the best NPCs/townspeople. A stark contrast to FFXII's (I discussed that in another thread). In that I think they improve the enviroment and back story. Example: a lady in Besaid was talking about her village that was totally destroyed and gone. It makes me wonder about what other villages and cities in the world of Spira that we never saw.

-One thing that bugs me to this day, is how their faces look completely different in the three levels of renders (especially Tidus and Yuna, who look very Asian apart from the other resolutions). I realize it can't really be helped, but still.

-"Stay away from the summoner!"

-"I wanna be a blitzball when I grow up!"

FFIX Choco Boy
12-18-2009, 09:07 PM
My brother wanted his FFX back, so I was forced to rush through the last parts. I beat Nemesis, the Omega Ruins, got all the legendary weapons, and all but Tidus's Sigil. I tried it like 200 times and couldn't get it because the balloons would never spawn in a good configuration, and also when I get to the end there's always that one bird that spawns on top of me and I don't have a negative reaction speed, so I can't do it. So, I just beat the game, and now my bro has FFX. No international btw, so no soloing dark aeons.

12-19-2009, 04:42 AM
I wanted to start this but I tried to load it up and discovered my ps2 has finally officially died :(

12-19-2009, 01:04 PM
just started trying a NSGIENC challenge. I'm still at the Al Bhed Ship, though, learning Blitz Ace. (Have already learned Energy Rain or what's it called, doesn't take long when having the overdrive-filling when you're alone in the battle)

Jecht Shot
12-20-2009, 12:52 AM
-This game has the best foreshadowing of any game story I've seen

-The spring scene is so sweet, as is Yuna's "goodbye sphere". Because of that, I think the western ending works much better than the Japanese one, because of a simple line change.

-Things I noticed: a map of Zanarkand in Tidus' house during his "dream" sequence

-Speaking of which, I want a houseboat like his too

-Not getting to explore Zanarkand, in any incarnation, is disappointing. It is one of my favorite FF cities

-I wonder where summoned Zanarkand really is. The summoning pillar and its lack of discovery makes me think it is high in the sky, but its likely it could be waaaaay out at sea too

-This, along with FFIV, FFX-2 and FFXII, are my favorite battle systems. The battles are so fast paced, I don't mind random encounters like I do in other games

-There are so many bald Yevon monks, I always get the image in my hand that Yevon was an old, bald dude

-There's a sudden and very large jump in the amount of HP between the fiends on the mountain trail, and inside the mountain cave :Eek:

-Behemoth is my favorite monster throughout the series, and of those I like the FFX/FFX-2 versions the best

-"I don't have much time left." To this day, that line still confuses me. Was Seymour's mother terminally ill? Had the process already begun of her turning into a fayth?

-I wonder who created the Zanarkand trials. Were they there before the destruction of Zanarkand, and if so, why? Or were they there when the pilgrimage was instituted. If so, did the church or Yunalesca place them there?

12-20-2009, 01:46 AM
It's looking like I won't finish in time (yet again) :(

12-20-2009, 02:04 AM
It should last at least until the end of January, I think!

Dignified Pauper
12-21-2009, 03:46 AM
I never did understand why people thought Tidus' sigil was hard to get. That chocobo race took me like 5 times. The lightning sigil was what was awful.

Del Murder
12-23-2009, 05:11 PM
Thank you Jesswe for running this event!

I agree with Rantzien. This is a long game. Maybe we should give people another month to complete it.

01-23-2010, 06:16 PM
Thank you Jesswe for running this event!

I agree with Rantzien. This is a long game. Maybe we should give people another month to complete it.

If you extend by a month I will join in, I only just noticed this and it looks a little hard for me to complete this in a few days :)

03-08-2010, 02:52 AM
I never did understand why people thought Tidus' sigil was hard to get. That chocobo race took me like 5 times. The lightning sigil was what was awful.

Looks like I'm bumping this thread.

Anyway -- I think Lu's Venus Sigil is far easier than Tidus' Saturn Sigil. I have 0.03s as my best time, and I cannot, for the life of me, get it to 0.00 (!)

I spent about an hour or so on the dodging lightning, and I got it to work -- I got to 192 dodges, then I messed up! Finally got it after a few more tries... I think this time thru was a bit quicker than the first time when I first played the game years ago... there's a pattern -- lightning strikes the first time within 3s of getting into the Thunder Plains, then the following strike is ~5-6 seconds later... then it alternates. Once you realize that, it's quick -- put on some music, and within 20 mins (avg. time for 200 bolts) you'll be done :)

Currently exploring Omega Ruins...

I love this game -- I always find something new with each play thru -- either a new perspective on the story; or a new way to develop characters on the sphere grid; or customize weapons.

Sorry for the ramble :)