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Shauna
07-21-2013, 08:11 PM
So, it appears that the generous Square-Enix have given the EoFF Staff another prize to give away, and I have been given the opportunity to set up this competition for them. This time, the prize up for grabs being Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions for iOS!


http://i.imgur.com/tSQCYeO.jpg

There have been a number of additions and improvements made in this update of the game. So whether this will be your first time playing the Tactics spin-offs, or if you’re a veteran of the games – this is the version to get, as it is the best way to experience Final Fantasy Tactics yet! These improvements include:


Refined Graphics - All of the game's unit graphics have been redrawn in high-resolution. Don't miss this chance to play the sharpest, most beautiful FINAL FANTASY TACTICS yet!
Improved Draw Speeds - The graphic drawing processes have been optimized for mobile devices. Say goodbye to choppy motion and crash bugs, and play with the quickest, smoothest abilities effects and animations to date!
iCloud Support - A save slot which allows game data to be saved to iCloud has been added. It is now possible to migrate game data across multiple devices.


Now that you’re all undoubtedly excited for the chance to play Final Fantasy Tactics on your iPhone or iPad, you’ll want to know the details of how to enter with a chance to win.

You have two weeks to submit a paragraph or two telling us what your favourite class from Final Fantasy Tactics is, and why? If you haven’t played any of the Tactics games before, which class would you most like to play, and why? It’s as simple as posting that in this thread to enter!

There will be further tasks posted in the thread over the two weeks for you to complete to increase your chances of winning. Make sure you check back in with the thread so you don’t miss out.

Remember, this is for an iOS copy of the game. Do make sure you have a device you're able to redeem this prize on before you enter!

Good luck to you all! :)

OPTIONAL TASK #1: Draw a picture of the class (race is yours to decide!) you described in your post. MS Paint, hand-drawn; Poorly drawn, masterpiece... you decide! Just get your art on and submit a picture.

OPTIONAL TASK #2: Make a new thread and five new posts in the Final Fantasy Tactics (http://home.eyesonff.com/final-fantasy-tactics/) subforum. Post links back in this thread.

Optional Task #3: Write a paragraph or two about what your favourite thing about EoFF is.

Formalhaut
07-21-2013, 08:27 PM
Me no have fancy expensive touchscreen devices :(

But I have to say, what a generous gift Square-Enix have given us yet again! They certainly enjoy giving us stuff. Not that I'm complaining. I'm still holding on to my poster with pride!

Dat Matt
07-21-2013, 08:29 PM
My experience of the tactics games comes from the Tactics Advance Series, rather than war of the lions. My favorite class was the Elementalist (Viera). I am typically a magic user, and I like the odd magics that some games provide. Magic attacks combined with status effects are the best.

While I experimented with a large amount of classes in the game, I did not actually particularly use the the Moogles or Nu Mou. I would be interested to see what roles War of the Lions have in order to to see what differs between the games.

Gamblet
07-21-2013, 10:13 PM
Only on iOS, no Android? :(

Shauna
07-21-2013, 10:15 PM
Sadly not.

Skyblade
07-21-2013, 11:31 PM
When you say "favorite class", are you referring to FFT classes only, or FFTA classes as well? Your post is rather ambiguous.

Shauna
07-21-2013, 11:37 PM
Any class from any of the FFT games. :}

comma
07-22-2013, 12:57 AM
I'd love to play this on an iPad to see the full detail of things, but I only have a small iPod touch for the moment. Having FFT on iOS would give me a good incentive to consider stepping up to the iPad.

My pick:

Setting aside practical use in battle, I've always had a guilty pleasure in using Calculator/Arithmetician. The game isn't ever very good about giving you easy situations to use it to your advantage, but when the maths work out, it's satisfying. I really like the idea of incorporating sciences into a fantasy setting (yep, I like steampunk), and Arithmetician helps me bring out my inner math geek. I'm also a big fan of the character design for this class.

Raistlin
07-22-2013, 02:50 AM
Only on iOS, no Android? :(

I know! We need more of this crap on Android. Although that would probably just motivate me to finally spend money on a tablet...

Formalhaut
07-22-2013, 03:16 AM
Only on iOS, no Android? :(

I know! We need more of this crap on Android. Although that would probably just motivate me to finally spend money on a tablet...

It is pretty saddening because I am planning on getting a Ipad Mini in a month or so (as a sort of goodbye, you're going to uni family present). A shame that the contest is now :p

Freya
07-22-2013, 03:46 AM
I really wish I had some type of iOS to play this :(

Tigmafuzz
07-22-2013, 03:50 AM
Why would Square Enix sponsor a giveaway that promotes iAnything? That's just... immoral.

Good thing there's a way to mod Android tablets to work with most iOS apps and games.

Shauna
07-22-2013, 10:01 AM
Maybe Squeenix will do some stuff for Android later.

Either way, enough whining about this! :argh: More entries!

Formalhaut
07-22-2013, 04:24 PM
Maybe Squeenix will do some stuff for Android later.

I don't even have a android phone :p

Jowy
07-22-2013, 07:26 PM
Addendum: the iOS version of the game also features additional storyline battles and events unlike the version available for PS1 and on the Playstation network.

<a href=http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=oMMPcGtF4XM#t=50s>Limberry Castle Inner Keep</a>

<a href=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmpbtIv1Y0U>Lionel's New Liege Lord</a>

<a href=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OvNFn83qx0>Agrias' birthday</a>

<a href=http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=bVNsrlc1Yr8#t=49s?>An actual fight with Kletian where you don't nuke him in one hit</a>

I already have/play this every day or I would have entered.

Skyblade
07-22-2013, 11:17 PM
My favorite class is the Paravir, from Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift.

The Paravir is the Samurai class of FFTA2. Translated as "Yojimbo" in the Japanese and Spanish versions (likely changed so as to avoid comparison with the Aeon (http://finalfantasy.wikia.com/wiki/Yojimbo_(Summon)) or previous (http://finalfantasy.wikia.com/wiki/Yojimbo_(Final_Fantasy_V)) foes (http://finalfantasy.wikia.com/wiki/Yojimbo_(Final_Fantasy_VI)) from the series), the job name refers to a Samurai or Ronin who has been hired as a bodyguard.

The Paravir has been designed as a new glass cannon for the Humes. It's one of the faster classes, and has the highest physical attack growth available for Hume units. It's abilities have been redesigned as boosted physical attacks, as opposed to the magical basis of FFT's original Samurai.

In terms of abilities, Paravir wield some of the most deadly on the battlefield. They possess four elemental attacks, each of which do base weapon damage times two as elemental damage, which gives them huge damage dealing potential to a wide variety of foes weak to particular elements. In addition, each of these moves have a chance of inflicting status ailments.

Plus, it's worth mentioning that Paravir can wield most of my favorite elements (all but Holy), wielding Frost, Lightning, and Darkness. They also get access to a ranged ability, some great supports, and Iai Blow, which has a chance at instantly killing their foe.

So, in short, they have a stat and ability setup that is pretty much custom tailored to make me happy, and are based around a really neat style and concept from Japanese history. Thus, they are my favorite class in the series, pushing aside my other top picks such as Blue Mage, Seer, or Assassin.

Formalhaut
07-23-2013, 12:04 AM
Addendum: the iOS version of the game also features additional storyline battles and events unlike the version available for PS1 and on the Playstation network.

Limberry Castle Inner Keep (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=oMMPcGtF4XM#t=50s)

Lionel's New Liege Lord (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmpbtIv1Y0U)

Agrias' birthday (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OvNFn83qx0)

An actual fight with Kletian where you don't nuke him in one hit (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=bVNsrlc1Yr8#t=49s?)

I already have/play this every day or I would have entered.

I'd so love to play Tactics. I've never played any of the series. Guess I'll just have to wait till much later.

Dr. rydrum2112
07-23-2013, 01:50 AM
There are number of fun classes, but the one I enjoy the most is the the Arithmetician. As a statistician, this class immediately appeals to me from the numbers side. While slow in speed, the ability to kill everything, revive/heal your squad or inflict status ailments en masse is just cool. In the end it is more suited to a second ability because of the speed factor, but it becomes even more devastating the higher powered spells you learn. Not really sure why every sentence before this one starts with an objective phrase... #NotHowToWriteWell.

Flaming Ice
07-23-2013, 02:42 AM
So we sould have a contest to win an iphone first :tongue:

Shauna
07-23-2013, 07:19 PM
So we sould have a contest to win an iphone first :tongue:

If any of you want to give away a free iPhone, then be our guests. ;)

Spuuky
07-23-2013, 10:18 PM
I love Archers, because I love how pitiful they are. I like watching them fire their little worthless bows as they take up a slot that could and should be long to a much more powerful and more effective class. They can't really take hits, and actually can't really do anything.

Plus, you can put them at really high elevations where they can do their awful, nearly scandalously bad damage from great distances, if you happen to be fighting in the one level of the game that actually allows you to do that.

Depression Moon
07-23-2013, 10:59 PM
I don't have an iphone so no game for me. I really want to play this game however. I could by the PS1 version, but War of the Lions is superior and I'd rather play the superior than the inferior.

Shauna
07-25-2013, 10:30 AM
Okay guys! Time for Optional Task #1 to increase your chances to win! If you complete this task you will get your name put in the draw one more time.

Draw a picture of the class (race is yours to decide!) you described in your post. MS Paint, hand-drawn; Poorly drawn, masterpiece... you decide! Just get your art on and submit a picture.

Spuuky
07-25-2013, 07:36 PM
Since archers are such a worthless class, and I got to decide the race, I made it a big doofy elephant. I believe this is a canon race in FFT.

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Shauna
07-25-2013, 08:59 PM
Boy is my face red. I should have seen this coming.

I'd prefer if the races were ones that existed in Ivalice, but I suppose I can't impose that rule now. xD

Dat Matt
07-25-2013, 09:26 PM
Here is an image of an elementalist using fire whip on a bangaa foe!

http://i.imgur.com/JckJDeD.png

Spuuky
07-25-2013, 10:15 PM
Seamlessly converted to a big doofy Nu Mou, since they're also slow and grey and technically exist in Ivalice.
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Mirage
07-26-2013, 01:01 AM
I haven't actually played this game for a significant amount of time, but I am pretty sure that the class that I would like to try out the most would be ninja, because well, ninjas. Do I really need to say more?

Picture coming soon

-edit- and here it is
A ninja sneaking around. She is a bit hard to see, but that's to be expected. She is a ninja, after all. She is probably a human, but no one really knows because ninjas are mysterious.

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Flying Mullet
07-26-2013, 01:29 PM
I love Archers, because I love how pitiful they are. I like watching them fire their little worthless bows as they take up a slot that could and should be long to a much more powerful and more effective class. They can't really take hits, and actually can't really do anything.

Plus, you can put them at really high elevations where they can do their awful, nearly scandalously bad damage from great distances, if you happen to be fighting in the one level of the game that actually allows you to do that.

Actually, I enjoy playing the Mime class. They add a unique spin to battle strategies when you can copy the flow of battle.

Seamlessly converted to a big doofy Nu Mou, since they're also slow and grey and technically exist in Ivalice.
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See, I'm a pro at this Miming business!

Gamblet
07-26-2013, 01:37 PM
I don't have an iphone so no game for me. I really want to play this game however. I could by the PS1 version, but War of the Lions is superior and I'd rather play the superior than the inferior.

Nothing wrong with the PS1 version. :p

@Mullet Nice try. :lol:

Shauna
07-26-2013, 01:55 PM
Mulley's entry is rejected.

Flying Mullet
07-26-2013, 02:17 PM
Wha? :(

That's a creative entry. :doublecolbert:

Shauna
07-26-2013, 04:37 PM
Someone else's creativity, maybe! :argh:

Lionx
07-27-2013, 08:14 AM
Personally I take the White Mage.

Being able to help others when needed and having the power to do so in a world where there are bad people makes me feel quite unique and special. Its something to give and I would really like to have that role...

Shauna
07-27-2013, 09:22 AM
Wha? :(

That's a creative entry. :doublecolbert:

Ahem. I actually got round to looking at the spoiler tags today. xD Your rejection is lifted. :3

Spooniest
07-27-2013, 10:07 AM
Monk.

Pounding monsters to bits with my bare hands? Not only yes, but HELL yes!

Did you know that if you give a Monk the "Dual Wield" ability, they'll strike twice? Now that's some catastrophic beatdowns, that is. If you dig around the Deep Dungeon long enough, you can find some serious Monk-usable duds, and a Bracer is my accessory of choice.

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RISING UP!
BACK ON THE STREETS
HAD THE GUTS, GOT THE GLORY
WENT THE DISTANCE,
NOW I'M BACK ON MY FEET
JUST A MAN WITH THE WILL TO SURVIVE!

MONK 4 LYFE

Psychotic
07-27-2013, 10:23 AM
My favourite class is the Gladiator (Advance, I give no fucks) because not only do I enjoy seeing Bangaa in little leather shorts and a gimpy mask, but also because Strikeback and Ultima Sword is basically death destroyer of worlds imho.

Steve
07-27-2013, 10:25 AM
I'm actually surprised Paul is implying he has an IOS device. Does this mean he finally has a phone from the 21st century?

Shauna
07-29-2013, 09:44 AM
Another extra task for yet another chance to win! :3

Make a new thread and five new posts in the Final Fantasy Tactics (http://home.eyesonff.com/final-fantasy-tactics/) subforum. Post links back in this thread.

Psychotic
07-29-2013, 01:37 PM
I'm actually surprised Paul is implying he has an IOS device. Does this mean he finally has a phone from the 21st century?iPod Touch :aimkiss:

Flying Mullet
07-29-2013, 09:42 PM
Another extra task for yet another chance to win! :3

Make a new thread and five new posts in the Final Fantasy Tactics (http://home.eyesonff.com/final-fantasy-tactics/) subforum. Post links back in this thread.

Threadsy: http://home.eyesonff.com/final-fantasy-tactics/151547-cool-additions-ios-final-fantasy-tactics.html
Posts:
http://home.eyesonff.com/final-fantasy-tactics/148893-final-fantasy-tactics-swooping-onto-android.html#post3295630
http://home.eyesonff.com/final-fantasy-tactics/148293-final-fantasy-tactics-final-fantasy-ixs-world.html#post3295631
http://home.eyesonff.com/final-fantasy-tactics/148984-rant-power-wrist-vs-diamond-armlet.html#post3295632
http://home.eyesonff.com/final-fantasy-tactics/151414-final-fantasy-tactics-ios-giveaway.html#post3295757
http://home.eyesonff.com/final-fantasy-tactics/148893-final-fantasy-tactics-swooping-onto-android.html#post3295814

Spuuky
07-29-2013, 10:45 PM
Another extra task for yet another chance to win! :3

Make a new thread and five new posts in the Final Fantasy Tactics (http://home.eyesonff.com/final-fantasy-tactics/) subforum. Post links back in this thread.I'll pass on that entry. Isn't spamming still a violation of forum rules? (I actually have no idea if it is or not). Seems like posting new threads when you have nothing to say and randomly filling up topics with inane posts to qualify for a drawing both fall under that umbrella.

Endless
07-30-2013, 01:42 PM
My favorite class is the Arithmetician/Calculator. Math skills? Now that speaks to me. It's an unusual class, yet powerful, and it can also be a double edged blade. If you're not careful, it might be useless or fatal to one's own units. I like being able to hit all units with the selected condition and inflict spread damage fairly fast and having to keep tabs on my characters to not have them victim as well.



Another extra task for yet another chance to win! :3

Make a new thread and five new posts in the Final Fantasy Tactics (http://home.eyesonff.com/final-fantasy-tactics/) subforum. Post links back in this thread.I'll pass on that entry. Isn't spamming still a violation of forum rules? (I actually have no idea if it is or not). Seems like posting new threads when you have nothing to say and randomly filling up topics with inane posts to qualify for a drawing both fall under that umbrella.

I completely agree.

Edit : and here's my drawing entry. For the record, it's a penciling of the official art, and I changed the tabard to something more mathematical ;)
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Shauna
07-30-2013, 02:09 PM
Not encouraging spam. It is an optional entry, so I am encouraging activity and discussion around FFT. Or so I hope. :shifty:

Mirage
07-30-2013, 08:04 PM
That's actually what I would be playing it on too.

Formalhaut
07-30-2013, 08:09 PM
Not encouraging spam. It is an optional entry, so I am encouraging activity and discussion around FFT. Or so I hope. :shifty:

If you were true die-hard fans of Tactics you would be able to come up with non-spamming, intellectual posts in the first place!

Jinx
07-30-2013, 08:10 PM
Can we still answer the first question?

Flying Mullet
07-30-2013, 08:19 PM
Can we still answer the first question?
I don't know. Can you?

I believe the sentence you were looking for here was "May we still answer the first question?"

Shauna
07-30-2013, 08:26 PM
Certainly, answering the first question will get you entered into the Prize Draw! :3

Jinx
07-30-2013, 08:30 PM
Well, I've never played Final Fantasy Tactis, but I actually have an iOS player, so I'd be really excited if I won!

I'd probably be really boring and predictable and enjoy playing as a summoner most. I love that despite the stats of a magic user/summoner, you have these really incredible and powerful attacks. Plus I love animals and summons kind of seem like pets!

Formalhaut
07-30-2013, 08:36 PM
but I actually have an iOS player

Oh the fortunate few. :( I so want my Ipad mini to come sooner!

Skyblade
07-31-2013, 05:51 PM
Well, I've never played Final Fantasy Tactis, but I actually have an iOS player, so I'd be really excited if I won!

I'd probably be really boring and predictable and enjoy playing as a summoner most. I love that despite the stats of a magic user/summoner, you have these really incredible and powerful attacks. Plus I love animals and summons kind of seem like pets!

If you play FFTA or FFTA2, you can be a Beastmaster, and they get to control monsters in battle. And, storyline wise, they're a very pet-centered class (how you get introduced to them in FFTA2 is helping a Beastmaster with a hurt pet).

Shauna
07-31-2013, 06:23 PM
Lucky the prize for entering is neither of those games! ;)

Shauna
08-01-2013, 09:54 AM
Final Optional Task Guys! This thing will be getting finished up on Sunday! Get any entries and/or optional entries get them up in this thread ASAP!

Optional Task #3: Write a paragraph or two about what your favourite thing about EoFF is.

Psychotic
08-01-2013, 10:17 AM
My favourite thing about EoFF is being an administrator. I am a lonely and worthless human being, and being able to wield power and authority over the users of a Final Fantasy message board fills a vacuum in my life that I cannot explain. If I see people being butts, I force them to compete in the Thunderdome. I mean, I could just say "yo, stop doing that thing!" but making them lose their dignity is so much more fun.

I also love changing people's names, sigs, avatars, you name it, for no other reason other than the amusement of myself or whoever PMs me and tells me "yo, go change that dude's stuff!" (By the way, requests for profile rapes have dropped off. What's happening? Hit me up jeez) I also like reading the staff forum. It's full of terrible human beings with awful opinions but I get to make fun of them and hoot and holler like a gibbon, flinging my poo all over the forum until they are entirely distracted by my capering and stop posting the bad posts that upset me.

Jinx
08-01-2013, 11:46 AM
My favourite thing at EoFF? That's kind of impossible to decided! I guess I'l have to be generic and go with the relationships. In the year and a half that I've been a member here, I've made so many wonderful friends. People I haven't physically met, but still consider to be some of the best friends I've ever had. I love that if I am having a rough time, I can talk to so many people on here about it, make a blog or EoEO thread, and get the support I need. I also met my boyfriend here, and luckily things aren't long distance for us. But he's the best guy I've ever dated, and thus EoFF has positively affected my life in a real way.

So yeah, the relationships. :D

Spuuky
08-01-2013, 09:12 PM
My favorite thing about EoFF is that it is going to reward me with a free copy of Final Fantasy Tactics. My second favorite thing about EoFF is that I met my wife here.

Calliope
08-02-2013, 04:41 AM
I am going to enter this contest just so that I can win the game and not let my husband play :stare:

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I haven't played any of these games before, but from a quick glance I can wager my favourite class from Final Fantasy Tactics is the Time Mage, because manipulating space and time is pretty cool; and like the Time Mage, I work best when left alone for a while.

OPTIONAL TASK #1:

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OPTIONAL TASK #3: My favourite thing about eoff is my husband, although he would probably be mildly irritated that I associate him with "The Internet". Oh well! Go post something cute, dear.

I'll show you the meaning of a permanent smite, mister!

I also enjoy spamming and seeing how many staff members I can befriend before slowly taking this place over and locking Daniel Towns out of it unless he gives me a large subscription fee.

Flying Mullet
08-02-2013, 04:13 PM
My favorite thing about EoFF is that I can be a goofball Often to other members' frustration. I have to be serious, adult-like, etc... at work so EoFF is a great place to have recess. The members are entertaining and I often read posts that make me smile. And we need more smiles in this world. http://forums.eyesonff.com/images/eoff_smilies/smile.gif http://forums.eyesonff.com/images/eoff_smilies/biggrin.gif

Skyblade
08-04-2013, 07:15 AM
My favorite thing about EoFF is finding people who share my interests and are willing to talk about them. Do you know how hard it is to find people willing to have philosophical discussions about a character's motivations? Or who are willing to analyze the world mechanics of a game's magic system? There are so many great discussions I never would have had without this forum.

Shauna
08-04-2013, 04:05 PM
Only a few more hours until this'll be closing up! Get your last minute entries in! :}

Shauna
08-05-2013, 09:50 AM
And this is done. No more entries. I will reveal the winner when I am home from work. xD

Endless
08-05-2013, 10:35 AM
If it's not too late, here's my last task :

My favorite thing about EoFF is the people that I met over the 12+ years I've been a member. Some have vanished, sadly (Wyllius, I'm glaring in your general direction), and some are still here, sadl-- thankfully. Some I've met in person, some I hope to meet, and overall fun times have been had here.

Edit : boo. Curse you, timezone.

Shauna
08-05-2013, 08:52 PM
And the winner is...

Mirage! Congrats to you for winning your prize! :)

Thanks to everyone for entering. :D

Flying Mullet
08-05-2013, 09:24 PM
Huzzah!

Formalhaut
08-05-2013, 10:13 PM
Congratulations!

Mirage
08-06-2013, 10:37 AM
Wow I never expected this

awesome, guys

Del Murder
08-07-2013, 02:53 AM
Congratulations Mirage! I will send you your code now.

comma
08-07-2013, 01:26 PM
Plus I love animals and summons kind of seem like pets!

If you play FFTA or FFTA2, you can be a Beastmaster, and they get to control monsters in battle. And, storyline wise, they're a very pet-centered class (how you get introduced to them in FFTA2 is helping a Beastmaster with a hurt pet).Not to mention all of the chocobos, monsters, and dragons you can add to your party in Final Fantasy Tactics.