Weekly /r/FinalFantasy Question Thread – Week of December 13, 2021

1 : Anonymous2021/12/13 18:00 ID: rflrzz
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2 : Anonymous2021/12/18 00:45 ID: hozpnzm

Is FF14 a good MMO game to get into for a complete MMO beginner?

ID: hp23mze

Yes, it's very friendly for those who are new to MMOs. There's even a mentor system where more experienced players can help new ones.

ID: hp2hxy8

Yes, but because of overcrowding, you can't create a new account right now

ID: hp2iajf

TLDR: Yes, it is a great first MMO.

Long version: I would argue it's the best MMO for a beginner. The game walks you through everything, but it does it in a natural way so it doesn't feel overwhelming.

Plus you can play through the majority of the game solo if you want, which helps a ton. And the community is fantastic and filled with helpful and patient players.

It's not a good time to start right this second because a new expansion launched and the game has so many people trying to play all at once they stopped selling the game entirely.

But if you're interested in the game and once things simmer down a bit I would reccomend getting a recruit a friend code. It will get you and the recruiter some extra goodies that will help you out at the beginning, like extra exp and stuff. If you are going to be on the Hyperion server (which is on the North American data center Primal) I can help you out with that, but if you're going to a different server just drop a request at the recruit a friend reddit (

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3 : Anonymous2021/12/14 13:15 ID: hoi9s6u

Anyone complete the FF5 pixel remaster bestiary? I'm close to the end of the game, and checking it now I am seeing quite a few entries that I definitely fought but did not get added to the bestiary, several of which I know I fought because they are mandatory story bosses (such as Garula, Manticore, Tyrannosaur). Anyone have a similar issue? Did I do something wrong, or is the bestiary just buggy? I don't mind running through the first half of the game again to finish the bestiary achievement, but only if I know for a fact that it will actually complete this time!

4 : Anonymous2021/12/14 16:22 ID: hoiyqn0

I downloaded ff7 remake long ago on ps4, but i didn't actually played it. If i were to play it now, and eventually buy a ps5 later, would i be able to just get the dlc and play it on it own ?

ID: hoohsdv

You can only get the DLC for the Intergrade version of the game. So you have to rebuy the game as the Intergrade version, then buy the DLC. You should be able to transfer your save, however.

5 : Anonymous2021/12/16 02:30 ID: hoq9fsw

Just started playing FFX remastered on the PS5. I understand it’s a PS2 game originally. Were the pre-rendered CG cutscenes redone for this remaster? Because they look pretty good for a PS2 game!

ID: hoqbd6r

Square-enix is know to be great at making CG cutscenes, just look at this one from 1999 and 2000 on ps1, I don't think you will find better CG on ps1:

6 : Anonymous2021/12/14 03:42 ID: hoguv40

I can't sign into my FFIV online account, I had to re download the trial and it is asking for a long string of characters for registration which I dont have

ID: hohu216

Same here

7 : Anonymous2021/12/14 12:03 ID: hoi2k1c

Does anyone know if a physical version of Chocobo Mystery Dungeon Every Buddy was released on the Switch in the US?

Play Asia claims to have it, and I can find a few on Ebay. Is it legit? I thought the physical version only ever came out in Japan?

I'm in Europe, and there's no sign of a physical version here. But at least I could import this and have an English language version.

ID: hoqax7d

I looked into this recently myself. No, a physical version of the game was never officially released in North America. All the physical copies I found online were Japanese imports.

8 : Anonymous2021/12/14 22:40 ID: hokjrvp

Hi! Does FFX-2: Last Mission have story spoilers or would it be okay to play at the same time as X/X-2? It looks like a cool way to mix up the gameplay while playing the HD Remaster. Thanks.

ID: hongasn

It's set after FFX-2, so it has spoilers for that and FFX.

9 : Anonymous2021/12/19 00:33 ID: hp3zwwh

Does anyone know what software/engine is/was used to develop both Stranger of Paradise and FFXVI?

I am just curious if they followed the FFVII remake and used UE4? I do not expect them to be using UE5 at this point.


10 : Anonymous2021/12/13 23:13 ID: hofw337

What are the odds of an FF7 live-action film adaptation? I'm hoping they'll cast Pitbull as Rude and they'll have him lead the entire cast in a song over the end credits, Bollywood-style.

Like picture this (FF7 spoilers): The final battle is over. We see the power of Holy coursing over the land. We hear Cloud (played by, idk, Zach Braff in a wig or something) doing some corny voice-over like "The world as we knew it was over. Sephiroth saw to that. But Aerith... Aerith gave us the chance to build a new one." The screen fades to white. Then...


And it's just Pitbull and the whole cast dancing to Calle Ocho in the Sector 7 Slums. And, like, the whole cast. Like Ifalna's bumpin it with the Highwind pilot. And I mean, cameos, right? Like in the background there's Edgar and Lulu doing the limbo under Zidane's tail.

ID: hohxpi8

I didn't understand any of this, but I need it.

11 : Anonymous2021/12/16 15:36 ID: hoshd5s

How do you pronounce Cid?

12 : Anonymous2021/12/14 01:51 ID: hogg635

Does anyone know when the pixel remaster of FFVI will drop? I’m really worried about that one… it’s the only one I’m planning to buy if it’s done correctly, but I’m scared they won’t update the spell animations to be more like the original ones or make the game feel clunkier.

ID: hoi8mqq

There was a stray comment yesterday, from someone claiming to be a Square employee, that it was coming out on Christmas Day. However, nothing official has come out. From the time between 3 and 4, and 4 and 5, it would project to release before the end of the year, but again - there's nothing official out there.

13 : Anonymous2021/12/16 23:52 ID: houk17k

as someone who has already beat the main story of ff7r on ps4, should I play intergrade first on PC?

14 : Anonymous2021/12/17 05:49 ID: hovtmvx

About the PC version of 15. I've heard a LOT about the stutters regardless of hardware quality. Is it worth buying it now in (almost) 2022? I'm downloading the demo as I type this but I honestly don't know if the demo is updated to the latest version or anything, I don't know how these things work. So in short I don't know if the stutter situation in the demo is going to be comparable to the stutter situation in the real game.

ID: hoz0s1y

If you buy it on steam you can always refund after testing it for less than the two hours. For what it's worth, I've got no issues on a decent setup.

15 : Anonymous2021/12/19 03:23 ID: hp4jy7y

Which Final Fantasy was an Action RPG?

I'm pretty sure I played one where you see where monsters are - if you get close enough, battle ensues. And they pretty much attack automatically.

ID: hp4u7gi


ID: hp6r6u3

XV and VII Remake

ID: hp7ipdf

Type-0, XV, and VII Remake are all action RPGs.

16 : Anonymous2021/12/13 23:00 ID: hofuccm

Anybody listen to ‘Every Fn FF’ podcast? If so, have they said whether they are going to tackle FF 14 and Kingdom Hearts eventually?

17 : Anonymous2021/12/14 02:34 ID: hoglypf

Any sign of the FF7/FF8 physical bundle for Switch coming to the US? For some reason, this bundle was only released in every region except for the US. FF7/8 seem like cool games and I'd like to play them, but I'd rather have a legit physical copy of those games, especially if it was for a modern system.

ID: hoit9kw

I think other region's versions will work.. My wife got me one and I have had no issues.

18 : Anonymous2021/12/15 23:12 ID: hopiute

Any info on when I can pre-load FF7I on Epic? If at all? I don’t want to start a 100 GB download at midnight and only start playing in the morning.

I also don’t know if it’s releasing simultaneously or at midnight each time zone. Any info will help.

ID: hopuc90

nope. epic games does not allow preloading

19 : Anonymous2021/12/16 08:20 ID: horaep7

Has anyone managed to buy FF7 Remake on PC yet? As of 12:20 AM PST it is still on "Coming Soon."

ID: horbmfq

all of my pals are also on coming soon. not just you

ID: horczxj

From Finland here, and aswers is no.

Time here is 11:00 Helsinki EET.

Wonder if it will release when american time is 02:00 - to 04:00

20 : Anonymous2021/12/16 12:40 ID: horv0fc

FF5 - Aside from weapon selection, is there any advantage to Freelancer over Mime?

ID: hot2v89

Not to my knowledge. They both get all of the bonuses to base stats.

I always end up making physical fighters into freelancers and mages into mimes. That way I can put two different magic skills and dual cast at the same time.

21 : Anonymous2021/12/16 13:36 ID: hos14m3

I was hoping to ask a spoiler question. Is that fine in this post?

ID: hosfm1s

As long as you use the spoiler tags, yes. Most people will put the game name in normal text, and then cover everything else with a spoiler tag.

22 : Anonymous2021/12/16 13:38 ID: hos1dnk

is XV a good entry point ? I came across it in a video game store just now and I was wondering if it was a good way to start the series

ID: hosghbb

The games aren't interconnected, except for common, non-plot elements. (i.e. You typically ride a Chocobo at some point, and deal with an engineer named Cid, but the games aren't sequel to one another unless it's something like Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy X-2.) So, you can kind of jump in at any point.

FF15 is kind of an open world, action RPG, and I enjoyed it. It's a solid B, B+ to me. Because it isn't a more traditional RPG though, it can be polarizing with some long-time series fans, though. You can also find it for $5 to $15, depending on where you buy it from, so it's a pretty low risk acquisition. FF10 is probably the most popular entry point, and the re-release is affordable and available for most systems.

23 : Anonymous2021/12/16 14:37 ID: hos8wk9

FF2 - Does group casting a spell give more experience? Or does it just act as if you casted one spell?

24 : Anonymous2021/12/16 16:25 ID: hosorvz

Anywhere to buy/ farm for bronze hourglasses in ceodore’s tale for the after years? Trying to farm the thunder dragon for the blue tail before I move on

26 : Anonymous2021/12/17 15:18 ID: hoxdf9s

Does anyone know a good youtuber that has blindly played every single ff game? Thanks

27 : Anonymous2021/12/17 23:17 ID: hozdxzq

What are your thoughts on FFV Pixel Remaster? Is it the definitive version of the game?

28 : Anonymous2021/12/19 17:14 ID: hp6rb1f

I've been playing it on and off on my phone and it's pretty good so far

29 : Anonymous2021/12/18 00:25 ID: hozmz3v

FF I and III Pixel Remaster question:

Has anyone else have had troubles naming their characters? I don't know why, but I can't type anything when I try to name them. I feel like either I'm very dumb or something is wrong with the game...

30 : Anonymous2021/12/19 15:37 ID: hp6dtqd

I am planning on buying FFVIII on Steam now that it's on sale but i am not sure which version should i buy. I heard that the remastered version tends to crash frequently but looks somewhat better than the original. Anyone have any experience with the remaster?

31 : Anonymous2021/12/19 16:52 ID: hp6o45g

About FFX

So I get that the "Extract X" skills tag the enemy with a debuff that will replace its drops with a X sphere ... but does it also replace the sphere it would have dropped ?

Like if an enemy drops power spheres, will it "overwrite" those spheres with speed ones if I use extract speed ?

32 : Anonymous2021/12/19 17:17 ID: hp6rvc9

Playing FFX for the first time on a "casual" playthrough. I got to my first luck sphere I can fill out on wakka's grid, should I use my only fortune sphere I have now to fill it out? Or is there another character that will hit one soon that is a better use? Or gets a higher number of +luck?

33 : Anonymous2021/12/17 23:18 ID: hoze744

Final fantasy 13 question

Replaying fantasy 13 since it’s on game pass, so far I only upgraded lightnings weapon to 25 and I’m on chapter 11. Google says that t should get taming poll for fang which is in oberta. Is it possible to go to oberta get fangs weapons then come back to central expanse?

A lot of these enemies are really tough if you only upgraded one weapon a little Lol

34 : Anonymous2021/12/19 20:47 ID: hp7mtid

What FF should I begin with? Always thought about getting into the series but don't know where to start

35 : Anonymous2021/12/19 21:53 ID: hp7w8wb

The most common recommendation is FFX (10) - it's available on a wide variety of platforms for an affordable amount of money, and the graphics, sound and gameplay hold up pretty well. It's a turn-based RPG.

36 : Anonymous2021/12/19 22:13 ID: hp7z2iw

I do recommend you to take a look at this video which gives you a good overview of all the main titles:

I say main titles because there are side games and spin-off which tend to be more experimental (for example like these two are FF games ) there are some really good ones we recommend but it is better to focus on main titles as entry point becuase choosing one title between fifteen is already too much.


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