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Midgar Mist
03-28-2016, 09:30 AM
Discuss :-D

Wolf Kanno
03-29-2016, 08:48 PM
I wish she would have joined your party.

Midgar Mist
03-29-2016, 09:33 PM
Yep I wish that too.

Even when you get Steiner levelled and skilled up, he's still not quite as amazing as her. And, as Baku says "No wonder the women are running things."

Elly
03-30-2016, 06:08 PM
if she joined your party i probably would have finished the game, considering she was the best part of the whole game, i'd rather have her in my party over Steiner any day...

Fynn
03-30-2016, 06:08 PM
Shock was broken

Jinx
03-30-2016, 06:12 PM
Love everything about her. What more is there to say?

Rez09
03-30-2016, 09:50 PM
I like her, but she ultimately has no large impact on me either way; I do agree she would have been a great playable character, though.

Midgar Mist
03-30-2016, 11:25 PM
if she joined your party i probably would have finished the game, considering she was the best part of the whole game, i'd rather have her in my party over Steiner any day...

To finish the game you make do with Zidane, Garnet (still wont call her Dagger), Stiener and the all important Eiko

Level up to somewhere between 61 and 64 (as level 5 death is afoot)

Put Zidane on High Tide
Use Garnet for healing (dont bother even trying to get Ark)
Put Stiener on High tide and watch him go
Use Eiko to blast necron with Holy and if things get really hairy cast Full-Life. Dispel is also useful.


Equip Jelly/Antibody/Locomotion on everyone and put on as many equip that can absorb elemental magic as possible

Thats a good way to do it without Beatrix avaliable. Vivi is an acceptable substitute for Garnet. Stiener's magic sword beats his sword art any day

Just in case the thought of playing FF9 again doesnt make you violently ill

Elly
03-31-2016, 02:32 AM
what i meant was all the other characters were so bleh to me i had no desire to keep playing, Beatrix was the only interesting one, nothing to do with mechanics... yeah Garnet calling herself Dagger was a real facepalm moment, one of the few times i wish i could reach into the TV and slap someone...

Midgar Mist
04-03-2016, 04:06 AM
Bleh is how i feel about 4 so.....I get it. And I'm right there with you on Garnet calling herself Dagger, that was so very dumb. I never call her Dagger, ever.

Galuf
04-03-2016, 10:15 PM
now what would she call herself if it was one of those double dagger thingys Zidane had

Fynn
04-03-2016, 10:21 PM
now what would she call herself if it was one of those double dagger thingys Zidane had

Technically, that thing is called a Swallow! So

Galuf
04-03-2016, 10:25 PM
now what would she call herself if it was one of those double dagger thingys Zidane had

Technically, that thing is called a Swallow! So

oh...
um...
sorry.

i...i think i prefer dagger^^;

Midgar Mist
04-07-2016, 01:25 AM
I think i prefer neither.....but i might tweak it a little and call her Swallowtail next time (if that fits)

It was funny when i called her Ruby once....got well confusing.

Maybe i should call her Beatrix next time....

or....keep her as Garnet (more confusing)

or call her her real name of Sarah

Rez09
04-07-2016, 03:01 PM
I vote Baku. Zidane needs more confusion in his life.

Huckleberry Quin
04-08-2016, 06:13 PM
Honestly, I would buy a spin-off series with Beatrix and Blank. I have no idea why they would be adventuring together, but I would accept any bullshit reason and any god awful plot if only it gets me more Beatrix and Blank.

Hollycat
04-08-2016, 07:30 PM
Beatrix has grown on me recently, but I wish she was more fleshed out and we got to learn how she became so powerful.

daggertrepe
07-01-2016, 05:44 AM
I'm playing through this game on my phone (I really love the mechanics of it on the iphone), probably for the 20th time in my life.

This is still my favorite game. And she is still my all-time favorite final fantasy character. There's something about the exterior badass/interior softie that always gets me.

CimminyCricket
07-01-2016, 06:05 AM
I'd have much preferred her on the team, especially with how cool Save the Queen looks. I'd say I would hope that a port would include her, but there's been a couple and outside of maybe the Steam port there's no way to get it :C

Ayen
07-01-2016, 07:30 AM
How would Beatrix becoming a main character change the game from a mechanics and narrative perspective? Would it make the former easier or harder, and how would it change the course of events, if at all, with the latter?

daggertrepe
07-01-2016, 10:05 PM
I was actually pondering that myself. I believe we would have delved more into her relationship with Steiner, adding in the secondary romance in the story and giving it more life, similar to how they built up D&Z, but with less. Perhaps they would have touched upon her and Steiner's backstory a bit more but probably wouldn't have wasted too much time on it. I think the main thing she would have done is added in some exceptionally wise insight into the rest of the plot in advising all the youngins'. That's how I would see it unfolding.

Battle wise, you don't really need her, though. Steiner is 1,000 times more powerful and learns all her abilities, at least, the ones that really count.

Ayen
07-01-2016, 11:31 PM
Steiner and Beatrix compliment each other. What if that just isn't limited to a story perspective? What if that can be realized with simple gaming mechanics? Like how Vivi creates Steiner's fire sword early on in the game. What strategies can we then devised from their combination and how does it affect different enemies and bosses. Would new enemies have to be created to compensate for ease in difficulty? Can we then create something new with our own characters and stories using these mechanics with FFIX being the source of inspiration? Are there games that exist now that has already done that? And if so, what are they, where can we find them, and how can we play them?

Randy
07-30-2016, 12:34 PM
I never did figure out why they didn't have Beatrix join the party instead of Amarant. She could easily have been fit into that role in the story, and most people already would've liked her as a character.

The only reason I can think of is that they were desperate to have each character be a different class. Which they'd already buggered up with Eiko for story reasons. But Amarant's class is hardly anything at all. Doesn't seem like much was gained.