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Old 10/12/2011   #151
Desiree
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Question regarding FFIX:

As we all know, Gaia wasn't an ordinary planet. Terra is actually inside it, where the lava should normally be. Where does the lava come from to the Gulug Volcano/Fire Shrine?
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Old 10/16/2011   #152
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Magic.

I kid. Srs answr is now:

That always confused me, because the, um, event at the Shimmering Islands looks a hell of a lot like interdimensional travel to me. I always kind of assumed that Terra existed in a kind of pocket universe, tethered to Gaia by the Iifa tree and the Shimmering Islands (the tether in this instance being made up of human soul-traffic)
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Old 10/16/2011   #153
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Well the thing is, is that when Terra tried to assimilate Gaia, the failure of that attempt caused Gaia to assimilate Terra. So Gaia kinda..half-assed swallowed it up. They're two planets in a sense, occupying the same space, magically.

It's...kinda like a pocket dimension but not, because spiritually/metaphically, the two planets are fused together and Terra is within it. But Terra is like..on the reverse side of Gaia's insides.

If...that makes any sense.
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Old 04/25/2017   #154
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But yeah I'm playing FF9 again for the Retrospective and I'm kind of surprised how deeply buried the convo is for this game. I imagine we all talk about it a lot in general but seriously let's dig into this (also I wanted a place besides Facebook to share my livejournal of the playthrough... ahem)

I have only beaten this game twice, and the last time was over a decade ago. So this playthrough is gonna be really exciting for me. Also it is worth noting that I recently picked up the Art of Final Fantasy IX book so from time to time I might post some pictures of said book in this thread for reasons.

Anyway here's my first journal entry.

Journal 1: Go Puck Yourself
The entire opening sequence up to the crash landing in Evil Forest.

Edit: And yes, per tradition I have accordingly updated my sig and ava.
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Old 04/28/2017   #155
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Here's my next journal!

Journal 2: Mist Connection
Evil Forest to Black Waltz 3 Fight
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Old 05/11/2017   #156
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Ooh forgot to post here:

Journal 3: It's Because I'm a Black Mage, Isn't It?
Lindblum, Quina, Chocobo, Gizamaluke, Burmecia


Journal 4: Tree, No.
South Gate, Treno, Cleyra
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Old 05/11/2017   #157
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Lindbulm, eh?



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Old 05/11/2017   #158
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lol Trancerant
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Old 05/11/2017   #159
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Trance is so dumb. I prefer systems where you can get limit breaks by running around to regenerate MP or by spamming the triangle button.
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Old 05/11/2017   #160
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Trance IS dumb. I wouldn't have a problem with it if I were allowed to actually KEEP it.
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Old 05/11/2017   #161
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I know buddy. I was just pointing out that it's far from the only dumb system in the Final Fantasy series. And Trance makes a lot more sense story-wise than most of them.
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Old 05/11/2017   #162
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Shademp wrote: Lindbulm, eh?



It will always be LindBLUM to me. Just like Sephiroth will always be Sephy-Roth.

Srsly, once you say it to yourself and you fuck it up that first time, it will always be Lindblum, always.
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Old 05/11/2017   #163
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But it is Lindblum.
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Old 05/12/2017   #164
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Yeah, it's written "Lindbulm" in Japanese in-game graphics and other Japanese material. In the English version they use "Lindblum" in all English dialogue and in the graphic that comes up when you enter Lindblum, but no other graphics were changed -- mainly that map in all the places it appears.

It's most notable like two seconds in and dead centre of the opening cinematic:

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Old 05/12/2017   #165
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Flintlock wrote: I know buddy. I was just pointing out that it's far from the only dumb system in the Final Fantasy series. And Trance makes a lot more sense story-wise than most of them.
In the Lore it's based on a burst of emotional energy caused specifically by hostility and triggered by other intense emotions such as grief, anger or despair.

THAT TRICK SPARROW ON ITS LAST LIFE PECKED MY CHEEK FOR 10 DAMAGE OH MY GOD MY LIFE IS FUCKING OVER!!!!!

*CUES NEVER ALONE.


I don't care if a gameplay mechanic makes sense in the story lore, is it fun to play as? Yes, 8's insanely spammable Limit Breaks are a poor design choice too but at least being near death and them triggering as a Desperation Move carries a relatively decent Risk / Reward ratio. (Edit: Or you can use Aura because FF8 is more broken than your mum's heart everytime you forget to call her.)

Furthermore - FF7 and FF8 unlock Super Moves. FF9 only gives that ability to Zidane and everybody else just gets a Stat Boost and can sometimes use multiple attacks. It's less Super Saiyan and More Kaio-Ken.

(Edit: And I'm fine with that, but again that means being able to keep it should be even more important).
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