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KentaRawr!
06-28-2012, 01:24 AM
So here's the deal. I feel incomplete if I switch from one class to another before I master it. I just got the second crystal and I want to do some job switches, darn it! But first I need some ABP so I can master them jobs, ya dig!? So, y'gonna help me get hooked up with some ABP or what?

(What I mean is, is there a good grinding spot in world one for ABP? Should I wait until I get a bit further before grinding?)

Wolf Kanno
06-28-2012, 01:42 AM
Jachol Cave, you can encounter an enemy called Skull Eater that gives 5ABP per kill. The problem is, that they can be difficult to kill in World 1. Berserkers with the Death Scythe, Geomancer's Gaia, Beastmaster's Control, Ranger's Aim and the Ninja Throw can defeat it pretty easy but any job from the first two crystals will not be able to work too well. The enemy is also pretty strong and can make short work of a party unprepared.

Hollycat
06-28-2012, 02:28 AM
anywhere with nutkin, they are worth 2 each.

Alpha2099
06-28-2012, 03:12 AM
Wasn't there some place that spawned little black swirly-looking things that gave at least 5 ABP if you found a group of them?

(Sorry for such a bad description, it's been years since I played FFV.)

KentaRawr!
07-01-2012, 09:21 PM
Okay, so the Jachol Cave is pretty great. lol Nutkins everywhere, and almost every time I see a Skull Eater it flees and I get 5 ABP. Thanks guys!

Sephex
07-02-2012, 01:22 AM
I recently started to play through this again and I was asking the same question to myself. So I also thank you guys!

ReloadPsi
07-06-2012, 03:13 AM
Dang it, now I too am inspired to start this game over. Now which version...

Alpha2099
07-06-2012, 03:43 AM
There exists a modified version of the GBA game that tweaks the job system a significant amount. It actually encourages you to master jobs, because any stat boosts you get from those jobs become permanently attached to your character, even after you switch. I'm going to try that eventually.

ReloadPsi
07-06-2012, 01:11 PM
There exists a modified version of the GBA game that tweaks the job system a significant amount. It actually encourages you to master jobs, because any stat boosts you get from those jobs become permanently attached to your character, even after you switch. I'm going to try that eventually.

Isn't that a standard thing to the Freelancer anyway?

Alpha2099
07-06-2012, 05:55 PM
Isn't that a standard thing to the Freelancer anyway?
Not that I was aware of. Here, this is the link to the page. It's pretty detailed about what it does. You can read up on it if you like.

JeffLudwig.com | Final Fantasy 5 Advance Custom Classes mod -> Downloads (http://www.jeffludwig.com/ff5a/download.php)

qwertysaur
07-12-2012, 09:48 PM
There exists a modified version of the GBA game that tweaks the job system a significant amount. It actually encourages you to master jobs, because any stat boosts you get from those jobs become permanently attached to your character, even after you switch. I'm going to try that eventually.

Isn't that a standard thing to the Freelancer anyway?
Yes. Also with Mime.

Citizen Bleys
08-18-2012, 10:23 AM
Does that not defeat the very purpose of the Freelancer class in the first place? In what universe is this a good idea?

Madonna
08-19-2012, 08:23 PM
It is professional Freelancing, not unemployed willinging-to-do-anything freelancing. It is the capital F, man.

Jachol Cave is great for early ABP farming. Later in the game, Val Castle's basement is the place to be. The door is locked, but you can still face encounters in the antechamber area. Just, ah, bring some Softs.

Citizen Bleys
08-19-2012, 08:40 PM
It is worth noting, for those playing the GBA version, that you can occasionally encounter groups of 3 nutkins worth 2 ABP each just outside the Wind Shrine. It's the only place before Jacole, when you already have 3 freaking crystals worth of jobs to level, where you can get more than 1 ABP per fight. Sure it's still mostly 1 ABP fights, but early on you should be able to blast through them a lot faster than you would be able to farm ABP anywhere between there and Jacole. Take the time and master a few jobs before heading to Walse, it'll save you effort in the long run.

Samiam8910
03-01-2013, 02:57 PM
It is worth noting, for those playing the GBA version, that you can occasionally encounter groups of 3 nutkins worth 2 ABP each just outside the Wind Shrine. It's the only place before Jacole, when you already have 3 freaking crystals worth of jobs to level, where you can get more than 1 ABP per fight. Sure it's still mostly 1 ABP fights, but early on you should be able to blast through them a lot faster than you would be able to farm ABP anywhere between there and Jacole. Take the time and master a few jobs before heading to Walse, it'll save you effort in the long run.

This isn't true at all. In the ship graveyard, in the lowest level of the ship that held the world map (the one you can enter that was nearest the boss fight against Siren), only three varieties of battle take place. Either two mind flushers and an undead husk which give you one point, three different enemies that give you two points, or quite often you get two undead husks and they give you three points. Further, you can access battles worth three points before you even enter the wind shrine, the battles against two bandersnatches near the torna canal

Mirage
03-02-2013, 11:19 AM
I actually used to grind on those bandersnatches near the canal myself.

Teek
03-10-2013, 03:49 AM
I have to question the desire to play the game this way, however. It seemed like, at least for the first half of the game, they throw jobs at you fairly frequently and want you to experiment with a few different jobs.

Nice
10-23-2013, 06:36 AM
The bandersnatchers were most helpful, as were the nutkins and killer nutkin. I started to play this game on my iPad. The controls...well...are kind of annoying. I need to buy the fling joystick for iPad because using the virtual joystick actually hurts after a while.