Pre-Gameplay Rules and Explainations
1- To premise the game, you lead a clan to complete the many missions in this game. You are a Human, and your other clan members may be 1 of 5 races. Starting off, your clan incluces you (Human), Montblanc (Moogle), and 4 others, one of each (Viera, Bangaa, Human, Moogle, Nu Mou). Your team may only consist of 1 of each of the 5 races (and yourself, so 2 Humans)
2- Each clan member may adopt a specific class. For this challenge, your member must remain that class for the entire game. You will notice that some classes specialize in specific skills, and can select the use of their primary skill (i.e. White Magic, Steal, etc) and their alternative skill, default as "Item". When reclassed, your character could be allowed to use that new classes primary skill, and another primary skill, assuming they have learned skills of another class.
3- Summons in this game are referred to as "Totema", and one for each race is available to earn via story mode. Upon unlocking a Totema for each race, you will be allowed to reclass a member. This member is allowed to use a primary skill of another class, or they may choose to keep "Item" as their alternative skill.
3.a- You are allowed to reclass only to one other class. You are not allowed to bounce to other classes. I.e., you may reclass your main (Marche) from "Soldier" to "Fighter". He is not allowed to be reclassed to "Archer", but in the future, may be reclassed back and forth from "Soldier" to "Fighter".
1- At many times, after completing a mission for your clan, a random character may ask to join your clan. You can only recruit a member the mission right after you place a new location at the map. Any other member that asks to enter the clan must be dismissed.
1.a- For the first mission, you can have 3 members in order not to be murdered, being them the MC, Montblanc and one of the default members (RNG'd from the starting 4)
1.b- Abusing the "___ Wanted" missions is fair (because they only appear when you have 5 or less members, and the game can be a pain before you assemble a 6-pack)
2- Once a member dies, it must be dismissed from the clan right after the battle
2.a- A member may be revived up until the end of the battle. If a unit is revived (by any means), they are not considered dead, and need not be dismissed from the clan.
2.b- As a mercy rule, up until before "Thesis Hunt" mission, Each character is excempt from clan dismissal. This is needed due to a)running with 3/4 members in clan and b)being unable to grind. After said mission, Clan Battles become avaliable, solving "b)" problem.
2.c- If a character dies in a Jagd location (a location where faint=death is enforced by the game exactly at the end of battle), you can revive it with a Phoenix Down/Life spell to preserve equipment, then dismiss him from clan right after.
2.d- If your main (Marche) dies, you have to RNG two members and dismiss them (because it can't be dead). If Montblanc dies outside a Jagd, I must engage inside a Jagd as soon as possible, kill him and leave the battle, so it can be really "dead" and out of the clan
3- Running from a battle is acceptable if you know you can't win.
3.a You may not run from the "Lutia Mop-up" Mission, as I know of a trick to achieve unlimited Angel Rings (which bestow 1 Auto-Revive) on whoever has it equipped. You may attempt the mission, you just have to complete it, not run. If you fail it, you must drop any items you acquired from the battle before continuing.
4- Your team consists of 2 Humans, a Moogle, a Viera, a Bangaa, and a Nu Mou. You are allowed to select one class for each, and must post their name and class here. When you unlock a race's specific Totema, you may reclass them from their starting class to another, as noted in Rule 3 above.
5- You may shop and buy whatever it is that you want. You may also play other missions battle other clans for experience, if you would like.
5.a- If you send a character on a "" mission, and they come back having failed, that unit is considered dead, and must be dismissed from your clan.
6- Any mission that features only your main character may be replayed, even if defeated. You will not suffer penalties or lose units from your clan if your main dies when he is by himself, and cannot revive himself
Let's go over what you can do when you start the game, you inexperienced schmucks!
Proceed through the tutorial mode A.k.a. Snowball fight. Then complete the first mandatory battle. Create your clan (name it whatever you want), and get your clan members. NOW!
You may choose these classes for your clan members based on Race:
Reclassable options in this game (after unlocking the respective Totema) include:
Banned Classes include***:
Now, you're probably thinking "Hey Eli, I haven't even played this game, and it seems like there's a ton of ways to lose my units! This is so unfair!" Well, I have a solution. Should you choose to continue playing after a death or running out of units, you may give yourself a "Continue Counter". Think of this as a method of keeping track of continues. Each Continue Counter that you earn equates to losing 2 units. Also, if you are down to 2 or less members, you may battle other clans/perform missions until you recruit a full team of 1 of each race (2 humans, and 1 of everything else).
"What if I beat the game? How do I know if I beat everyone else?" Well, to tally your score, keep track of your units that died, and your Continue Counters. The winner is the person who completes the games with the least amount of deaths! Combine your total dead units (Each worth 1) and Continue Counters (Each worth 2) for your total score. Winner has the lowest score.
In the Red Corner! Weighing in at 175 lbs, General, "the Asian Gary Oak", Horace
In the Blue Corner! Still trying to find a good parking spot, Shin "Folcore Leader Red" Shin
In the Yellow Corner! Recently finding his way home after being lost in translation, Refa "Number" Five
And in the Green Corner!
Boys, I wanna see a good clean fight. Feel free to log your progress as you stumble through the game! Do whatever you like, within the rules, and most of all, I wanna see Passion! Heart! DESIRE TO SURVIVE!!!
Edited by Elieson, 18 May 2012 - 09:36 AM.