Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Fri Mar 16 2018 6:02pm
by MXC
Roulette again ;)

This time we're each selecting one character that will not participate in the game.

:cookie: Battle 1: Granseal's Tower -  MXC
:cookie: Battle 2: To Yeel -  Simpelicity
:damnit: Battle 3: To Hawel's House - Antman
:cookie: Battle 4: Outside Hawel's House -  Swalchy
:cookie: Battle 5: Galam Castle -  greyskies
:cookie: Battle 6: Escape to Granseal -  zexxar
:cookie: Battle 7: Granseal's Tower 2 -  Drakonis
:damnit: Battle 8: North Cliff - Antman
:cookie: Battle 9: Ribble -  Jonesy_Pants
:cookie: Battle 10: East of Ribble -  Drakonis
:cookie: Battle 11: Hobgoblin's Cave -  Drakonis
:confused: Battle 12: Bedoe -  Swalchy
:cookie: Battle 13: Polca - zexxar
:cookie: Battle 14: Desert East Of Hassan -  Simpelicity
:cookie: Battle 15: Shrine Near Ribble - MXC
:cookie: Battle 16: Kraken - Swalchy
:cookie: Battle 17: Desert Before Taros -  ehow22
:cookie: Battle 18: Taros -  Simpelicity
:cookie: Battle 19: To Harpy Pool -  MXC
:cookie: Battle 20: Harpy Pool - Drakonis
:cookie: Battle 21: Devil's Tail -  greyskies
:cookie: Battle 22: Chessboard - greyskies
:damnit: Battle 23: Willard -  Antman
:cookie: Battle 24: North Cliff 2 - Antman
:cookie: Battle 25: Tunnel to the North -  zexxar
:cookie: Battle 26: Outside Ketto -  Antman
:damnit: Battle 27: To Tristan -  Jonesy_Pants
:damnit: Battle 28: Pangoat Bridge - Simpelicity
:damnit: Battle 29: Outside Mitula's Shrine -  Simpelicity
:cookie: Battle 30: Zalbard -  MXC
:cookie: Battle 31: In Pacalon -  MXC
:cookie: Battle 32: Jar Battle -  greyskies
:cookie: Battle 33: Moun -  zexxar
:cookie: Battle 34: Cameela - zexxar
:drunk: Battle 35: To Roft -  Swalchy
:damnit: Battle 36: Prism Flowers -  Drakonis
:damnit: Battle 37: Red Baron -  greyskies
:damnit: Battle 38: Geshp - Simpelicity
:damnit: Battle 39: Near Granseal Tower -  Antman
:cookie: Battle 40: Odd Eye - Drakonis
:damnit: Battle 41: Climbing Tower -  zexxar
:cookie: Battle 42: King Galam - Swalchy
:cookie: Battle 43: Zeon - MXC
:damnit: Battle 44: Secret Battle - greyskies

MXC
zexxar
Drakonis
Simpelicity
Antman
greyskies
Swalchy


Current Force:
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Slade
Kiwi
May
Luke
Eric
Karna
Tyrin
Taya
Gyan
Claude
Lemon
Chaz


Purged Force:
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n00b
Sarah
Chester
Jaha
Kazin
Peter
Gerhalt
Rick
Elric
Janet
Rohde
Higins
Skreech
Jaro
Frayja
Sheela
Zynk


Remaining Force:
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Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Sun Mar 18 2018 11:30am
by Swalchy
Count me in.

I want that Kraken! Damn octopus...

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Sun Mar 18 2018 3:29pm
by MXC
Swalchy in a team game? Sweet!

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Sun Mar 18 2018 4:04pm
by Swalchy
I caught it this time :p

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Sun Mar 18 2018 6:04pm
by greyskies
I'm in! And I'd like the chess battle this time, please. :)

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Sun Mar 18 2018 6:19pm
by MXC
Absolutely. I'll add you in :)

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Sun Mar 18 2018 9:47pm
by Simpelicity
Noma secretly signed up for the hobgoblin? :)

I'll take Geshp...

Crazy idea that I'm not sure yet if it's a good idea or not : a timed challenge? Maybe we make some creature to turn ratio and for each battle then, give ourselves a set amount of turns? Turns would be calculated rather simply and for example, if we give ourselves 8 turns for a battle, we need to finish it before Bowie takes his ninth.

Maybe?

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Sun Mar 18 2018 10:58pm
by MXC
Added you in, and took out Noma. Not sure how well your idea would work. I'd probably have to go through the game and see how long each battle takes approximately. Something to think about though.

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Tue Mar 20 2018 3:16pm
by Swalchy
Simpelicity wrote:Noma secretly signed up for the hobgoblin? :)

I'll take Geshp...

Crazy idea that I'm not sure yet if it's a good idea or not : a timed challenge? Maybe we make some creature to turn ratio and for each battle then, give ourselves a set amount of turns? Turns would be calculated rather simply and for example, if we give ourselves 8 turns for a battle, we need to finish it before Bowie takes his ninth.

Maybe?

I had the exact same idea.

Turn-limit would have to be based per battle. There are battles that will take more than 8 turns to finish within a respectable difficulty :)

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Tue Mar 20 2018 3:21pm
by MXC
I'd still enforce the No Egress rule, 20 Promotion, and restart the save if you die rules. Would you guys prefer Super or Normal difficulty?

Anyone else want to do this / opposed?

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Tue Mar 20 2018 3:33pm
by Antman 537
I'm in. I'll take North Cliffs.

As for rules..........
....Someone suggested allways adding new members to the force, I think. That sounded fun.
Or an all caster team would be cool too

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Tue Mar 20 2018 11:50pm
by Simpelicity
I did not mean to say 8 turns for every battle, my suggestion was to base the time limit on the number of enemies. That still isn't always an equal challenge, sure, but that just means some battles will be harder than others. Isn't that always the case? ;)
Also : takes a lot less time to set up than MXC's suggestion of playing all battles to get an idea for each. That being said, maybe we need exceptions... I'm not sure how the first battle can be calculated on the same ratio as the path to Ribble (or something simple like that).

I gave the example of 8 mostly to explain my suggestion on how to calculate turns... because the game doesn't exactly explicitly state what turn it is you know. Ergo, for an 8-turn limit, need to finish before Bowie's ninth.

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Wed Mar 21 2018 12:53am
by MXC
We could set random numbers, but there is some variance in the battles. Whether it's because the battle is spread out or in the desert.

As a reminder for the last 10 team games:

Paper Wall
Roulette
Marathon
Roulette
Marathon (participating players picked the Force members)
Roulette
nightshade's hack
Roulette
Marathon (one character from each class type)
Random Rules

I'm always up for Roulette games of course. But I'm really just up for whatever. Going to wait a bit longer to see if I get a response from Drakonis or zexxar (or anyone else!)

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Thu Mar 22 2018 4:47am
by Simpelicity
Oh sure Roulette is fine, I was trying to thinking outside the usual box of rules :)

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Thu Mar 22 2018 10:17am
by zexxar
I'm in and roulette is always an option :)

I'd take Cameela once again

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Thu Mar 22 2018 3:51pm
by MXC
As much as I would be okay doing a timed game, it's going to take some extra planning. Something I'm happy to do but not on a short notice. I definitely like thinking outside the box though ;)

Whether we do Roulette or not, does anyone have any other things to add in? Should be pick members to use in our final party? Should we pick members to never use? Anything else?

Per usual, we'll promote at 20 (or ASAP), no power-leveling/egressing, restart the battle if you die. In addition, I vote we are allowed to revive members since it gets pretty awful otherwise :)

And I'll take Zeon.

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Thu Mar 22 2018 3:53pm
by Swalchy
Never played the Roulette mod, but sounds fun :)

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Thu Mar 22 2018 8:47pm
by Drakonis
Count me in.
I'm feeling masochistic. Give me Harpy Pool.

Roulette seems fine to me. I'm blanking on good game options, sadly.
MAybe something crazy like "switch out all characters after battle"? Though it would just end up being a game with 2 full teams sharing all the exp in the end, lol.

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Thu Mar 22 2018 8:54pm
by MXC
Let's do Roulette then, since it seems to be the most okay option :lol:

Everyone give me one character that will automatically not be in the party (and killed immediately if they join before the Caravan). Also, while we do this, pick another battle.

I'm voting out Janet. And I'll take Battle 15 - Shrine Near Ribble.

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Thu Mar 22 2018 11:35pm
by Swalchy
Jaro

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Fri Mar 23 2018 1:52am
by Simpelicity
Now now, why pick bad characters? Don't we want the least bit of challenge?

Peter. (which, I think, marks the first time I don't pick a healer... I just didn't dare considering we're not even garanteed to have one in the end).

Shrine near Ribble... for no particular reason.

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Fri Mar 23 2018 5:19am
by Antman 537
Bowie :shifty:
uhh.... Ken.

And I'll take to Hawell's house.

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Fri Mar 23 2018 6:28am
by zexxar
Let's deny a useful one ... how about Gerhalt :evil:

My second battle is Polca.

It will be fun if all the "Kill-off characters" are joining in the first half of the game :lol:

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Fri Mar 23 2018 7:10am
by Antman 537
Hey, I figured, Ken does a lot of early tanking. Should make the early games neat.

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Fri Mar 23 2018 11:18am
by Swalchy
Antman 537 wrote:Hey, I figured, Ken does a lot of early tanking. Should make the early games neat.

'Ken'?

I believe you're thinking of the wrong Shining Force game here :p

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Fri Mar 23 2018 12:46pm
by MXC
...maybe he means Chester? lol

Simp, I took that battle! :excited:

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Fri Mar 23 2018 12:50pm
by Simpelicity
Maybe you hadn't updated the original post? I could've sworn it was open.

Pangoat bridge then.

EDIT : btw just noticed, you misspelled my name in OP lol

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Fri Mar 23 2018 12:55pm
by MXC
All things fixed :)

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Fri Mar 23 2018 12:56pm
by Swalchy
I'll take King Galam. f*cker needs a good whoopin'

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Fri Mar 23 2018 12:59pm
by MXC
Okay, I just need a character to kill from Antman, and a character + battle from Drakonis and greyskies.

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Fri Mar 23 2018 3:00pm
by Antman 537
Bleh, yes I meant chester :blush: All these centaurs run together for me.

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Fri Mar 23 2018 3:06pm
by MXC
He's as useful as Ken, so that's fair.

Also, this is going about as expected. Half of us picking bad characters, half picking good :lol:

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Fri Mar 23 2018 5:44pm
by zexxar
Would have been boring if everyone purged a bad characters ;)

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Fri Mar 23 2018 5:48pm
by MXC
Well sure but I just hate Janet so much :shifty:

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Sat Mar 24 2018 5:50am
by Simpelicity
It occurs to me that we might get Peter before we get 12 chars, and we can't quite kill him to get rid of him... We would just fly him into a corner at the start of every battle?

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Sat Mar 24 2018 2:23pm
by Drakonis
Let's kick Sheela.
As my second battle I'll take Odd Eye.

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Sat Mar 24 2018 2:37pm
by MXC
Good picks ;)

If we get Peter (or Lemon for that matter), they can just stay in their starting position. Outside of the Kraken battle, they should be undisturbed there.

As soon as greyskies picks a character out and a battle, I'll divvy up the rest of the battles.

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Tue Mar 27 2018 1:23am
by greyskies
Aaand sorry for being late. I'm voting out Frayja, and since Swalchy kicked Jaro I'll take the Jar(o) Battle and try to murder him before he can even join.

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Tue Mar 27 2018 2:04am
by Simpelicity
You realise that with 2 healers out, the chances of us ending with a healer are very slim? Just saying.

Let's not take the no item rule, eh? :excited:

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Tue Mar 27 2018 2:01pm
by MXC
Battles have been posted. Trade if you'd like, but there are usually a few things I try to do:

Everyone gets a battle before anyone gets a second. Everyone gets a battle at the end (in the last 7 in this case). We all get a back-to-back battle to help this move a bit quicker. Bosses get split to the best of my ability. I try to have battles spread out as much as possible. Any random leftover battles randomly get distributed (Swalchy and myself this time.)

I have the first battle and it's already going to be a TON OF FUN since Chester and Sheela join in with May. Ugh. Fortunately, this battle is pretty easy. Shame May is so damn weak though. At least she can one-shot these Gizmos!

May reaches level 2: 1/1/1/1
Zynk joins! This early battles are going to be super slow now! Yay!

Whew, this is shaping up to be rough early on :)

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Tue Mar 27 2018 8:45pm
by greyskies
Simpelicity wrote:You realise that with 2 healers out, the chances of us ending with a healer are very slim? Just saying.

Let's not take the no item rule, eh? :excited:


I am fully confident in the tactical abilities of y'all. Healers are overrated. :D

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Tue Mar 27 2018 8:50pm
by MXC
I agree and now feel bad for not voting out Sarah :shifty:

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Tue Mar 27 2018 11:46pm
by Simpelicity
Sure... healers are my favorite though... :(

Is this Super or other? OP doesn't say.

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Wed Mar 28 2018 12:14am
by MXC
Forgot to say. It’s Super :)

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Wed Mar 28 2018 2:43am
by Swalchy
Lol, on Super level and we currently have May and Zynk?

This does not bode well...

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Wed Mar 28 2018 12:44pm
by MXC
Super doesn't start getting ugly until the Zombies anyway :)

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Thu Mar 29 2018 5:19am
by Simpelicity
Battle's done.

I started by almost resurrecting the stillborns... woops. No harm done though! :)

As for the battle... it was fun figuring out how to defeat a group of 3 with 2 characters that get 2-shoted by any of them. Turned out fine though, Zynk 2-shots a rat too, that plus the experience from the ooze up from start makes him tanky enough to deal with the 2 accompanying oozes. Zynk is 4 (and pretty much immune to oozes), May is what, around 30 XP away from it I think? Kill rats and bats fast, because they will unashamedly switch targets from Zynk to May.

I stored up on herbs before the battle. Everyone's inventory was full of 'em, even the deadweights, though I didn't sell their starting equipment so that's just 2 each. Used a few herbs during the battle, so you'd have to stock up again (last shop for a few battles, yes?).

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Thu Mar 29 2018 12:40pm
by MXC
Yeah, two battles after this without a shop. Only find a Healing Drop at Hawel's place. At least another character joins after this next battle :)

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Wed Apr 04 2018 3:14am
by Simpelicity
Messaged Antman, just in case.

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Wed Apr 04 2018 4:25am
by Antman 537
Messages received. Do I need to use any particular hack to run this?

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Wed Apr 04 2018 12:42pm
by MXC
The one in the first post.

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Thu Apr 05 2018 6:16am
by Antman 537
Blast it, I even looked there for it :damnit:
Got a healing seed in the storage, I think? Loaded May up with meds and sallied forth!

With so few forces, my first inclination was to strike quickly and decisively. But Zynk was a lot slower than I expected, immediately compromising this plan. May lvled to 4! Then she got killed. Truly, I've none but myself to blame. And Zynk's abysmal movement over forest terrain. :(

Looks like it's a solo Zynk battle now. Luckily, it turns out he's an utter tank. Only the bat did more than one hp damage to him. Also he oneshot literally everything. Used one medical herb. Zync lvls to 6! And Higins joins the force!

And man, it was a really fun battle! Having only the two characters really gave an interesting dynamic to it. I only wish I'd waited for Zynk to move first, haha :shifty:

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Thu Apr 05 2018 12:51pm
by MXC
Yeah, his movement is going to be a real pain in the ass. And to make it look even worse, Higins joins :lol: We should be able to cruise through a lot of the upcoming battles at least

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Fri Apr 06 2018 2:02am
by Antman 537
I forgot to post the save :shifty:

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Mon Apr 09 2018 4:52am
by Kcid
I haven't done one of these in a long time...once finals are done I might consider jumping back in for a round. School is winding down, finally, so time is more on my side. Good to see it's still going :thumbsup:

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Mon Apr 09 2018 9:15am
by Jonesy_Pants
so upset to have missed this :(

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Mon Apr 09 2018 12:43pm
by Swalchy
I'll see whether MXC can get you in on some battles, Jnsey :)

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Mon Apr 09 2018 12:51pm
by MXC
Jonesy_Pants, I've given you my battle 9 and Swalchy's battle 27, as we were the extra battles :)

And hi Kcid!

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Wed Apr 11 2018 11:59pm
by Swalchy
Battle done!

Bit of a touchy start. Knowing Zynk's crap movement range, went off slow.

Problem is a damn Bat came straight at me, and immediately went for May. To make matters worse, caused her to sleep! Lazy bitch.

Let the Bat attack her, Zynk used Medi herbs, and Higgins attacked with his Wooden Lance (not even a Wooden spear D: ). From then on it was pretty smooth sailing. Zynk is a damn tank, one shoting practically every enemy.

Let Higgins and May get a few hits in, with both of them getting to Level 5, with Zynk at Level 8.

Battle: Complete.
Casualties: None.

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Sat Apr 14 2018 11:16pm
by greyskies
Ok, so the Galam Knight fight went ok - Zynk pretty much rolled over everything. He almost one-shotted most enemies, Higins and May just went after him and stabbed the injured to death.

I made a blunder when I pulled the Galam Mage - I miscalculated his range, and May ended up eating a Blaze. With her HP reduced I didn't dare trying to kill the Galam Knight's henchmen for additional XP, as I am pretty sure that one hit on May would've meant lights out.

You thought that those were the bad news? Nope. Next force member to join is Peter. So after 5 battles we have already scratched off almost 50% of the names on the purge list. This is starting to get a tad bit ridiculous.

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Sun Apr 15 2018 12:35am
by MXC
Hahah perfect! Zynk is enough to tank is through though!

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Sun Apr 15 2018 1:36pm
by Simpelicity
It's no fun when the roulette lands on a perfect team ^.^

Though on the downside, as we keep getting the bad-ish characters early, that increases the odds of a good team later.

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Sun Apr 15 2018 1:56pm
by MXC
We’ll all the voted out characters now makes the early game hard. It wouldn’t impact anything later. We’ll have the random dropping later too, so who knows!

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Mon Apr 16 2018 4:52am
by Jonesy_Pants
cheers guys, i've got email alerts set up on messages so if somoene can message when its my turn I'll also try to log on more regularly to check.

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Mon Apr 16 2018 12:29pm
by MXC
That will be Antman... both times :lol:

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Tue Apr 17 2018 7:33am
by Jonesy_Pants
whats the socially acceptable time to get your battle completed?
im actually going to have run of the roulette ROM now anyway as i have never checked it out before.

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Tue Apr 17 2018 12:41pm
by MXC
Usually a few days. We're all fairly busy so I try to be fair. Note on the Roulette that some characters may join with crazy stats. Notably, I'm pretty sure Kiwi and Zynk have this issue when they join where promoted characters normally join (Rohde onward).

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Wed Apr 18 2018 2:18am
by Jonesy_Pants
No problems, its my first time so just want to make sure i get things correct.

I'll find the roulette thread and post some things there as i dont want to go OT.

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Wed Apr 18 2018 6:38pm
by DiegoMM
Never participated in a team game, how it works? the saves are from save states? which emulator?

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Sat Apr 21 2018 12:30am
by zexxar
Sorry for my late reply but I'm onnholiday and travelling a lot that's why I didn't check regulary but ai try getting this done soon.

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Sat Apr 21 2018 6:15pm
by MXC
Diego - We usually use Gens+ and share the save states (uncompressed). We all have to be using the same ROM though :) I post a sign-up thread, people then sign up and I distribute battled. We usually throw a wrinkle in by adding challenges, forcing characters in/out, etc.

zexxar- No worries. Glad you're alive though :lol:

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Sun Apr 22 2018 3:02pm
by zexxar
So first I kicked out all the purged chars because thanks to the milestone hack that is perfectly doable ;)

With our 3 remaining chars left I bought new weapons for Higins and medical herbs.

The battle was a cakewalk Zynk was my tank and healer when enemies decided to go for may instead of hitting Zynk but so Higings and may were able to kill all enemies without any problems and finally catch up with the levels (Higins 9, May 8 1/2).

After the Priest fell as the last enemy I got a news that will make everyone who hates using healing items celebrate ... Sarah the PRST joined ;)

Greetings_from_the_philippines.rar

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Sun Apr 22 2018 3:58pm
by MXC
:lol: yay for Sarah! Also, I can’t believe nobody else kicked the extra characters!

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Mon Apr 23 2018 8:26am
by Jonesy_Pants
It says no boosting, does that mean that we cant spam healing with sarah?

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Mon Apr 23 2018 11:03am
by zexxar
Healing was always totally fine even if you just used heal 1 to heal up characters later on instead of unsing heal 3 e.g. so I don't think there is any problem.

I was also surprised that no one kicked them given that ypu always have to go through the caravan menu before you can star the battle :lol:

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Mon Apr 23 2018 12:36pm
by MXC
Yeah, even with Sarah using all her MP each battle, she's barely ahead of everyone else. If it gets too out of hand later in the game, I might have an issue though ;)

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Mon Apr 23 2018 12:59pm
by Simpelicity
Well the rule says to get them killed immediately, I imagine that's why it wasn't done? Can't get them killed if they're in the caravan. Didn't have to deal with one myself though.

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Mon Apr 23 2018 1:01pm
by MXC
It basically just meant "don't use them" lol

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Wed Apr 25 2018 8:05pm
by Drakonis
Zynk is a monster. That is all.




Ok, so maybe a few more words: With Zynk and Higins as our frontliners, this battle was ridonculously easy. The Dark Smokes where the only threats, and even they didn't give me as much trouble as they usually do.
I believe everyone leveled up once, leaving Zynk and Higins at 10, May at 9 and Sarah at 8.

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Fri Apr 27 2018 3:01am
by Antman 537
I got a kick out of everyone talking to Sarah as the party lead :)

To battle! I... have no particular memory of this battle! Apparently some jerks are trying to stop us from helping a dwarf. We'll see about that!

I was nervous about geting flanked by the northern enemies, so I took it slow early on and turtled up. Holy Crap, enemies that can deal more than one dmg to Zynk! :shock: Recalling Zynk's awful move speed, I opted not to go through the forest. Things went quite well, until we were surrounded by a goblin, slime, and white witch! Zynk got dropped to 5hp, so Sarah had to rush in and heal him, and was jumped in stead. :damnit: Sarah lvled to 9! May lvled to 11! Zync and Higins lvled to 12! Used May's healing seed.

Randolf the Warr joins the force!

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Fri Apr 27 2018 3:44am
by MXC
So did Sarah die?! I don’t think Zynk’s move type would have slowed down in the forest, FYI :)

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Tue May 01 2018 12:12am
by Antman 537
Yes, she did. :(

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Tue May 01 2018 12:33am
by MXC
Oh noooooooooooooooo!

Jonesy gets a go :)

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Wed May 02 2018 7:58am
by Jonesy_Pants
sorry i saw antmans post and didnt click i was next! will get it done tonight.

thought i'd edit so that i can post once i get the save working. was hoping to get this working on my phone and i use genplusdroid which has .sav as save states. I tried to convert the .gso to a .sav and it didnt work.
does this mean i need to use an emulator on pc?

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Wed May 02 2018 12:46pm
by MXC
Sounds good :)

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Mon May 07 2018 12:37am
by Jonesy_Pants
ok completey forgot about this over the weekend, have nothing on tonight so promise to get it done

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Mon May 07 2018 3:22pm
by MXC
Promise broken :(

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Tue May 08 2018 12:49am
by Jonesy_Pants
yeah, i did actually try to log on. i downloaded gen+. the rom and everything but couldnt remember my password for here and the password reset link never came through :( if you want to jump on and do it thats all good. I could do it tonight after training but will be 12 hours away.

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Tue May 08 2018 2:44am
by MXC
Go for it ;)

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Tue May 08 2018 2:31pm
by Jonesy_Pants
Randolf joined the force !
Bought all new weapons for those that needed them and a couple of herbs for zync. Also revived Sarah (I assumed this was ok)

I miss counted after the first batch of enemies to which lead to randolf copping a blaza and an archer shot but my only real concern was the magic from witches and bats.i found zync frustrating with such a long map. I waited for him to catch up and lead the way and my luck with getting magic attacks continued as the witch came up from below and used freeze rather then a normal attack, bonus of giving Sarah something of heal though.

Levels
Sarah 10
May 12
Randolf 11
Higgins 12
Zync 13

Now to figure out How to upload

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Tue May 08 2018 3:46pm
by MXC
Randolf too? Tanky Force goooo!

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Wed May 09 2018 4:34am
by Jonesy_Pants
sorry it took so long, i'll be all over it next time. Still cant log on with my PC at home but have my ipad at home which still has whatever password saved in it.
Just realised antman actually said we had Randolf! which means i can announce KAZIN joins the force. Really starting to round out the force here, we have range, tanks, healer and now a mage.

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Thu May 10 2018 7:33pm
by Drakonis
Allrighty.
Randolf is almost as much of a monster as Zynk is, only that he's actually mobile enough to get where the enemy's at. It was quite beautiful.
Levels:
Sarah 12
May 13
Randolf 12
Higins 13
Zynk 13

Don't forget to give the Power Ring Randolf took from the monster's cold, dead hands to someone who'll put it to better use.

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Fri May 11 2018 2:26am
by Simpelicity
You sound like you only did the battle east of Ribble?

Believe it or not, you also get to kill the hobgoblin. Knock yourself out, giving that ring to someone else.

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Fri May 11 2018 2:42am
by Jonesy_Pants
i really hope we pick up slade :)

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Fri May 11 2018 1:52pm
by Simpelicity
Jonesy, don't forget that once the Force is full we randomly swap people out as we get new characters. The later you get the characters you want, the better the chances you get to keep them until the end.

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Fri May 11 2018 9:54pm
by Drakonis
Drakonis wrote:Don't forget to give the Power Ring Randolf took from the monster's cold, dead hands to someone who'll put it to better use.

Oh, thanks for reminding me, past me. Very helpful of you.

Let me illustrate my thought process after I finished battle 10:
WARNING: SPOILER!

Anyways.
Hobgoblin got his gob hobbed in.
strategic parking of tanks on the chokepoints made this one easy. Well, and us having a good team helps, too.
Everyone is level 13 except for May (14) and Kazin (12).

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Sat May 12 2018 12:17am
by Swalchy
w00t! My turn!

Will have this done for Sunday :D

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Tue May 15 2018 12:47pm
by MXC
I assume you mean this coming Sunday :stare:

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Tue May 15 2018 9:36pm
by Swalchy
Well I didn't exactly say which Sunday now, did I? :p

Nevertheless: battle done!

Started off well, until Sarah got one-shotted by a Dark Monk D:

Started all over again, and this time sold the unneeded weapons; popped the essential things for promotion etc., into the Caravan; and then got a few healing seeds for people.

Went a bit more careful this time, but was able to defeat all the enemies no issue.

Sarah levelled to 14! Sarah levelled to 15!
Kazin levelled to 14!
Zynk levelled to 14!
Higgins levelled to 14!
Randolf levelled to 14!
May... was already 14 so didn't bother levelling her!

WE GOT A NEW FORCE MEMBER!


...Jaro.

Jaro gets purged :(

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Wed May 16 2018 12:38am
by Jonesy_Pants
i assume we promote direct at 20? sarah is just going to run away, hope she doesnt get swapped out later! how do we decide who leaves the party when a new person joins?

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Wed May 16 2018 3:02am
by Simpelicity
Sarah isn't that good at running away, she doesn't have either boost or aura. Should be fine.

MXC usually rolls the random number generator for us. BTW we also usually randomize promotions.

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Wed May 16 2018 12:43pm
by MXC
Yep :) Everything is randomized. A big shakeup usually happens after Creed's Mansion because 5 characters join. And yes, we promote at level 20 as well.

Gerhalt, Janet, and Frayja are the only pre-purged characters that have yet to join. Looks like the normal shakeup won't happen at Creed's since they'll just be filling in empty spots.

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Wed May 16 2018 5:04pm
by Antman 537
Wait, we're allowed to restart the battle if someone dies!? :shock:

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Wed May 16 2018 5:06pm
by MXC
No, Swalchy is just dumb.

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Wed May 16 2018 7:57pm
by Swalchy
I've been here so long I make my own rules :evilgrin:


( I actually didn't know that was a rule >.>)

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Thu May 17 2018 12:02am
by ehow22
Are Reserves still a thing?

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Thu May 17 2018 1:33am
by Simpelicity
It's not like we're playing permadeath anyway, the worst that'll happen is one of them gets hopelessly underleveled.

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Thu May 17 2018 3:58am
by MXC
Ehow! Where the heck have you been?! Good to see you.

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Thu May 17 2018 10:47am
by zexxar
I'll get my battle done soon ;)

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Thu May 17 2018 1:02pm
by MXC
Get comfortable, everyone!

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Thu May 17 2018 11:46pm
by ehow22
MXC wrote:Ehow! Where the heck have you been?! Good to see you.


I've been getting on my feet, apologies for sudden disappearance during a team game. I had some things to take care of.

So is that a yes on reserve? ;)

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Fri May 18 2018 12:37am
by MXC
Sure! Glad to have you back.

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Fri May 18 2018 7:13am
by Swalchy
You can have my Battle 17: Desert Before Taros if you want, ehow? :)

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Fri May 18 2018 3:18pm
by ehow22
I suppose I can take that...will need to make sure i still have everything i need on computer. :lol:

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Sat May 19 2018 12:21pm
by zexxar
Battle is done and everyone survived.

Before the battle I purged Jaro and bought some new weapons for everyone except Zynk for obvious reasons :lol:

I advanced slowly and used Randolf,Zynk and Higgins as meatshields but one Zombie still found a way through an almost killed May with a single attack luckily she survived with 1 HP left :sweatdrop:

Other than that the enemies were not too much of a threat and no one else was close to dying anymore the levels range from 15 to 17.

After the battle Jaha joined so we have another meatshield.

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Sat May 19 2018 12:33pm
by MXC
Well this could get a little interesting. Plenty of glass left to pick up!

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Sun May 20 2018 8:54pm
by Simpelicity
Away for the long weekend, will try to do it sometime this week.

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Thu May 24 2018 12:41am
by Jonesy_Pants
this is more a question about the roulette mod, as i cant find a forum for it. Is it bugged? I am still doing my personal run through and when Bowie joined at promoted level 4 it looks like he only has the stats of level 4 un promoted? everyone else coming through joining has been fine.

Also do spells still progress after promotion as it seem tyrin should have gotten past freeze 2 and same with frayja not getting aura yet even though he is MMK level 6

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Thu May 24 2018 12:49pm
by MXC
There are a few bugs but none that I've seen relate to spell progressions. Tyrin doesn't learn Freeze 3 until level 11, and Frayja doesn't learn Aura until 14.

As for Bowie, what are his stats?

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Fri May 25 2018 12:53am
by Jonesy_Pants
Hero Lvl 4
HP 12
MP 5
AT 10
DF 12
AG 7
MV 6

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Fri May 25 2018 1:36am
by MXC
Yeah, looks broken. Just edit in brave apples to catch him up.

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Fri May 25 2018 3:24am
by Simpelicity
But MXC, he's already lvl 4 promoted. What he needs is to edit the stats outright.

My battle is done btw. No problems, though I used quite a few consumables - Sarah didn't have enough mana for what was needed of her.

Everyone is level 17, even Jaha who started at 14. Higins (I think?) is poisoned, you should have the priest cure. Sarah learned Blast2, for what that's worth.

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Fri May 25 2018 2:02pm
by MXC
Good point. I forgot to mention to edit his class back to SDMN ;)

I cleaned up inventory a bit and actually gave out the Quick Ring :lol:
Kazin learned Desoul. Everyone is level 18 or 19. Nobody died.

Your turn, Swalchburger. If someone dies, do not restart! Gitgud!

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Sat May 26 2018 6:56pm
by Swalchy
Okay, battle done!

Firstly, put none-essential items in the caravan, and stocked up on healing drops. Knowing the Kraken, I had a tough battle ahead of me.

Also gave May's Power Ring to Higgins. We were going to need his spear for this battle, and an attack of 34 wasn't good enough.

Off to battle I went!

Took a bit of time to plan what I was going to do on this battle. Depleted force somewhat, no flying characters, and Kazin, Sarah, and May all had crap defence, and not as good HP as Higgins who I presumed would be able to handle a hit or two from the legs. Decided that left and up was the best choice - away from the Kraken head, and could lure out the legs from the right hand side as well if I went away from them.

Was a while before the legs/arms took the bait. Had to have Kazin standing the midst of the top left bridge before they started coming.

Luckily, was able to get the left-arm to attack Higgins, and so had enough time to take it down before I suffered serious damage. Then came the leg from the top-left and the two from the bottom. Kept the weak characters away from the side, had May take a few hits out of the legs, and then had the other characters finish them off. Did suffer some hits, but the healing drops came to good use.

During this time though, the legs, arm, and Kraken head all started coming from the right. Through sheer luck, was able to take out the arm and one of the legs before the Kraken head attacked. The bubbles did a measly 14 HP damage to Jaha, who could take that hit. Though the arm almost killed May in one hit (serious, f*ck the Kraken arm), Sarah was on hand to quickly heal her. It also gave Jaha an opportunity to take off some HP from the Kraken head.

The Kraken head then attacked Sarah, not taking off too much HP, but placing itself in a precarious position, giving me opportunity to attack it with May and Higgins, and the head got taken out by Zynk.

Sarah, Kazin, and May reached level 20. The rest are on lvl 19 :)

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Sat May 26 2018 7:04pm
by MXC
Good work! Sarah promotes to MMNK! :) Kazin promotes to WIZ! :(

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Sun May 27 2018 12:19am
by ehow22
Mainly focused on getting the other 4 to level 20.....and those 4 just happened to be the best at taking hits. Also no deaths, of course.

Sarah reached level 2, Kazin is close while May didn't get much action.
Everybody else is ready to promote and Zynk officially hates Gargoyles....he counterattacked those things twice in a row. And Higins got a double attack on the first one. :lol:

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Thu May 31 2018 1:20am
by MXC
Jaha and Randolf go Baron. Higins goes Pegasus.

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Thu May 31 2018 2:48am
by Simpelicity
So apparently chirrup sandals are essential now? ;)

Battle was no problem. I'd forgotten that bosses don't have double turns here, so easier than expected. Or do they have it, and I was just lucky to get all 7 characters in a row? Of course, it also helps that everyone can damage him.

Didn't pay attention to who was getting kills or what. Kazin and Higins leveled to 2, Kazin learning Blaze 3 along the way.

Skreech the birdman joins.

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Thu May 31 2018 12:51pm
by MXC
Haha, I put those on Randolf - was hoping they would stay :D

I believe you're correct in that bosses don't get 2 turns. Also, great, Skreech is here.

The battle was as easy as normal, and Skreech is ready to promote. Everyone is level 2 or 3 (except Skreech), and nobody died. Only a few more battles before Zynk gets his Running Ring! :)

We're coming up on the part of this team game where there are a lot of double battles. Hopefully we can pick up some steam!

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Fri Jun 01 2018 5:26pm
by Drakonis
Beat the battle lossless though the harpys, as they do, made that more a streak of luck than my considerable skill.
In one turn I managed to desoul one and then had Skreech dodge the other when I missjudged how long it would be until their turn.

There where a bunch of level ups and n00b the SDMN joins the force.

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Fri Jun 01 2018 5:46pm
by MXC
Good job, and accurate assessment of that battle lol. Looks like after the Creed's influx of characters, we may only have to purge one current member (or none, if one of the joiners is an already purged character.)

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Fri Jun 01 2018 8:40pm
by Simpelicity
2 actually, I think you're forgetting the Janet replacement ;)

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Fri Jun 01 2018 8:42pm
by MXC
Indeed, mostly because Janet is a forgettable character :lol:

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Fri Jun 01 2018 9:38pm
by Drakonis
Oh wow, just realized I have a 16 battle break. Almost half the game, lol.

Not complaining or anything, that's just how the dice fall sometimes.

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Wed Jun 06 2018 11:05pm
by greyskies
Well that was... interesting. A short recap with obviously completely random timestamps:


00:02 Why is the screen freezing right after Bowie joins?
00:14 Maybe I should try KEGA Fusion instead of GENS+.
00:18 Maybe I shouldn't be an idiot and use the Milestone ROM instead of the regular one.
00:38 Alright... I have promoted Bowie. Let's dive into this battle.
00:51 Why is Zynk wearing pajamas?
00:59 Why is Zynk poisoned and wearing a Life Ring? Should I cure him or is this some kind of bug which will break the ROM if I do? I better just leave everything as it was. I'm so confused.
01:21 The Skeleton is hitting harder than I expected. Or maybe Randolf sucks?
02:54 Nope, it's the Skeleton. Higins is going to need a new jaw.
03:11 Now I remember why I never promoted Kazin to a wizard.
03:24 I forgot to buy a sword for Bowie, didn't I? FML.
03:44 Reset (because I have no idea if I would get another shop before the chess battle)
06:29 Were the birdmen really this weak? Wow.
07:31 One Harpy is following here natural instincts, flying to the southernmost border of the map in preparation for the winter. Whatever.
12:49 Victory!


14:00 Here goes the chess battle. I think I'm going to sit this out in the left corner of the map.
17:42 Damn, those pawns hit hard. I have no choice but to use a Heal 3... but I have my doubts that Sarah's MP will last through this battle if I use anything except for Heal 1.
21:51 Huh. The rooks are named 'castle'. Is this a reference or something?
21:40 I probably won't be able to pull back without losing someone. It's all in at this point.
23:09 Was using healing items allowed in this team game? Because I could really use a few of those right now. Everybody has their inventory full with stuff, so I guess it's ok?
25:16 Is using rings allowed? Argh next time I better read the goddamn rules before playing. Screw it, a regular attack will do.
25:36 A regular attack did not do.
27:38 Could you please refrain from dodging Zynk's attack when at 1 HP and healing yourself afterwards, you stupid bishop.
31:33 Jaha eats the king's flail and survives at 1 HP. Jaha reconsiders his life choices and pulls back as far as he can.
33:19 Didn't the king have double turns? Well, I ain't complaining, because this could have been a sh*tshow if he did.
36:27 Cleaning up the last few enemies. The king stands alone.
37:51 Kazin roasts the king with some yo momma jokes and a Blaze 3.


In the end, two Healing Drops were devoured, a few levels were gained and nobody died... although I just read that this was not a permadeath game anyway. I hope I'll remember that in 4 months from now when it'll be my turn again :P

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Wed Jun 06 2018 11:52pm
by MXC
Yeah, reading the older posts could have saved a lot of headaches there ;)

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Mon Jun 11 2018 8:34am
by Jonesy_Pants
keeping a very keen eye this time as it'll come to me very quickly with antman having 3 out of the next 4 battles!

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Tue Jun 12 2018 12:30am
by Antman 537
Well, there's no raising and no shopping to be done, so it's straight into the fray!

Turns out Zynk is still poisoned! Oops :shifty: Sarah used detox on him. n00b lvls to 5! (lol) Zynk lvls to 5! Randolf, Higgins, Kazin, and May lvl to 6! Sarah lvls to 7! Screech and May both get legit oneshotted by rats! :damnit: come on, guys; I know you're not as strong as Zynk but work with me a little! Used Randolf's healing seed on Jaha. Karna the Prst, Luke the Bdmn, Rick the Knt, Rhode the Achr, and Janet the Achr join the force! And n00b received the running ring and healing rain! :excited:

Raised Screech and May, kicked Janet. Rhode kicked Rick out, ironically. Checked to see if there were promotion rules. Promoted the new blood! MMnk, Skwr, Pgnt, Brgn! Gave Zynk the running ring, and Karna the healing rain. Bought everyone new weapons and healing drops.

On to battle two!
I really didn't want those lesser demons up north to get the jump on me, so I turtled up and boost-spammed till the enemies came to me. Unfortunately, because I was focused on keeping folks alive I didn't worry much about distributing exp. Karna boosted herself to lvl 2! Rhode and Luke lvled to 2! Jaha and Skreech and n00b lvled to 6! Higins lvled to 7! Randolf lvled to 8! Kazin, Bowie, and Higins used healing drops. May used a healing drop just in time to save Luke from a lesser demon! Zynk used a healing seed. Skreeh got a medical herb and used it on Randolf.

Claude the Mdmn joins the force! I'll leave it to you lads to figure out who leaves. :thumbsup:

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Tue Jun 12 2018 3:06am
by MXC
Kick out the third active character.

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Tue Jun 12 2018 4:38am
by Simpelicity
Out of curiosity, how did you decide on who to kick and how to promote? Was it random like we usually do?

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Tue Jun 12 2018 12:58pm
by MXC
Well it should have been. I told antman the number to kick out, unsure who it actually was specifically. :)

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Tue Jun 12 2018 1:22pm
by Simpelicity
I know how you did it MXC, but he made some decisions by himself between his 2 battles.

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Tue Jun 12 2018 2:40pm
by MXC
Right, but he sent me a pm between. As far as promos go, I have no idea :lol:

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Tue Jun 12 2018 2:55pm
by Antman 537
For promos, I didn't know of any rules so I just took the first option. :shifty: The joining was randomly done, though.

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Tue Jun 12 2018 2:56pm
by MXC
It is what it is. I may have missed something in my list though. I only have 11 active members. Unfortunately I’m on vacation and can’t check the current save. Some help!

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Wed Jun 13 2018 4:10pm
by Antman 537
Rhode's in the force, not purged. You gave me a right fright there, thought I'd gone mad when reading the purged list before.

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Thu Jun 14 2018 2:16am
by Jonesy_Pants
whats the current force then?

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Thu Jun 14 2018 2:29am
by Antman 537
The front page is accurately updated now, I believe.

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Thu Jun 14 2018 8:07am
by zexxar
I get my battle done on the weekend I guess.

Edit:

Kicked out active member number 3 as MXC said and so Jaha had to leave for Claude. Gave the Quick Ring from Jaha to Rhode and the Running Ring from Zynk ( who uses the Life Ring) to Claude and started the battle.

Advanced really slow and tried to level our Creed characters who were mostly level 2. Now everyone is at least level 4. Because I advacned slow the tanks soaked most of the damage from luring the enemies who were the hit a few time so that one of the weaker characters could finfish them of.

I didn't lose anyone but used some healing items so that I don't accidentially lose on of the tanks.

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Mon Jun 18 2018 12:48am
by MXC
Excellent. Everything is up to date and now that I'm back from vacation, I should be able to stay on top of it all.

We have some pretty good characters remaining too, with only a few less stellar options (Kiwi, Taya, and Chaz), but even those aren't complete garbage at least!

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Thu Jun 21 2018 2:09am
by Jonesy_Pants
If antman gets in done before saturday i'll be able to smash it out Friday or saturday but am silly busy sunday/monday.

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Thu Jun 21 2018 2:15am
by Antman 537
Got a healing water, fairy tear, and bright honey! Fished healing water out of storage and gave it to Claude. Bought everyone healing drops. Sallied forth!

The slow move speed of our front liners gave me a few close calls, but I pulled through. Had to chase down the northern demons, who wouldn't be lured in. I forgot how glorious doulbe mmnks are. Higins had an awkward moment standing next to his own body. Things got really dicey when the Wizard joined in, and Claude ended up tanking the Lizardman. Which would have been easier if he didn't keep counter attacking! But everyone lived, with copious use of healing items.
Rhode and Luke lvled to 5! Luke and Karna lvled to 6! May, Kazin, and Higins and Skreech lvled to 8! Used Skreech, Luke, Higins, Randolf, n00b, and Kazin's healing drops; and Luke's medical herb.

Tyrin the Wzd joins the force!

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Thu Jun 21 2018 3:05am
by MXC
Stroke of luck here as Skreech has been voted out of the group. I caught Tyrin up in levels (he's a Wizard btw). I believe that I'll have to do this for characters that join with multiple promotion options. I think that the others will be leveled appropriately, but I can't recall.

Just remember that you'll need my go-ahead to go on to the next battle when a new character joins. Otherwise, continue!

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Mon Jun 25 2018 3:19pm
by Jonesy_Pants
Well that's was a nightmare, I forgot from last time I don't know what my account password is and that's I have to load it up and upload or download things from my iPad. If anyone has any idea why the password reset doesn't work that'd be great.

Once I finally got the save state onto my pc I sallied forth into battle with a rather defensive mind set as I dint want to attract all three groups at once. I cleared out the initial enemies, the group in the middle. I then had a chance to use bolt without noob on all three enemies to the left but again went defensive and drew them over. Luckily the wizard decide to melee rather then any spell so I smashed through them and started on the enemies to the right.

I think I got a little bit over confident at this stage and sent luke off to finish a dwarf of and he missed and was then promptly one shot. I'm used to Sarah being tanky so had no issue putting he in harms way to get a needed help off on may but a double attack from a sniper and another attack lead to her death.

Surprisingly rhode was doing a lot of work and Kazan got a de soul off on a wyvern. Last few enemies got dispatched but Higgins was also killed as I went to finish it off quickly.

Pretty happy in general, thanks for letting me be part of it. Please excuse typos, I blame the iPad keyboard!

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Thu Jun 28 2018 2:58pm
by MXC
Good stuff. On to Simp!

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Fri Jun 29 2018 11:55pm
by Simpelicity
Oh look I'm alive!

I'm sorry, work kept me very busy. I'm on it.

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Sat Jun 30 2018 12:13am
by MXC
Suuuure ;)

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Sat Jun 30 2018 6:43pm
by Simpelicity
I'm sorry, something came up. Girlfriend is super sick. I'm not sure I'll be able to do this this weekend either.

There were a few latecomers that didn't get battles, right? You can take 'em if you want. If you see this before I have time to do them myself.

EDIT

Finally got time to do it! Some characters are lagging pitifully behind in levels (coughLukecough), so I applied myself to making sure everyone would catch up, because we might be stuck with them longterm. Pangoat is perfect for that, you control the pace and some old enemies resurface (lesser demons).

The battle went real smooth. The end was a little rough, because of the amount of enemies stacked on top of each other. Only one loss to regret : Luke, who ironically enough would have survived had I bothered to heal the HP he gained from his 3 levelups during the battle :damnit: .
He actually has as much defense as Bowie now. Of course he doesn't have terrain bonuses, but on Pangoat that made them equally tanky ;)

After the battle I entered the weapon shop, because that's where you get chrome lances, only to discover that weapon upgrades were forgotten by the last person or two... :(

Unfortunately that's all the time I have today. Other battle coming up soon! (I hope)

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Thu Jul 05 2018 1:01pm
by MXC
A nice filler.

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Sat Jul 07 2018 3:36pm
by Simpelicity
What a nice filler, thank you MXC!

Somehow, I either didn't save or I lost the save of my Pangoat battle. So I had to do it all over again, and it went much much worse than the first time. I think probably because I was tilted and didn't want to care anymore.

Anyway, I also could play the second battle this time. Lost Tyrin and Randolf to... unfortunately aggroing 3 monks together and not being able to attack them with everything. So they healed forever. That was the first time I managed to aggro them together like that...

Karna reached level 10 and is now officially broken (got boost 2). Bowie got Bolt 2 as well. Tilted or not, I still tried to get everyone on the same level or so. Everyone is either 10 or 11, except my 2 deaths on the 2nd map which are 9, but 1 kill away from 10 and frankly, they're good characters, I don't think catching them up will be a problem.

There, I'm done messing up. Next!

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Sat Jul 07 2018 7:06pm
by MXC
Zalbard battle notes:

Almost lost to the first Wyvern that came down, but it luckily used fire breath.
Successful Desoul on a Dark Knight.
Luke sucks, I hope he gets the boot.
The Life Ring always feels like cheating, not that I'm complaining.
No Freeze 3 for Tyrin is a real drag. So is not having Neptune for Kazin.
Claude is not an enemy.
I love Randolf in Chirrup Sandals.
Made the last Dark Knight slip into a haze (Muddle), and he went off and killed the Master Monk feeding Zalbard. Kazin has been a lot of fun this battle (and either Dark Knight's are susceptible to this shit or I got lucky.)
Tyrin learned Freeze 3!
No deaths. Had to leave the Dark Knight since I figured he or Zalbard would be moving soon and would kill 1 of 3 members.

Taya (SORC) joined in her usual spot! - Replaces Higins
Gerhalt joined (but somebody had to exclude him!)
This means that only Frayja is left to join and immediately go to the caravan.
Gave the Critical Sword to Luke.

Pacalon Battle!

It's nice to have a Sorcerer around, even if she's crap.
Taya learned Neptune.
Sarah learned Detox 3.
Everyone is level 12, except Sarah and Luke (13).
Lemon (GLDT) joined! He replaces n00b!

No deaths across the battles. Lemon just got all of Bowie's gear. Outside of maybe some healing drops, we're good to go.

Current Force is a little soft. We have 5 casters (2 MMNK. 2 WIZ, 1 SORC) plus May and Luke. We're also pretty slow too, with casters being slow, Rohde, Zynk, and GLDT Lemon being slow as well.
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Sarah
Kazin
May
Luke
Karna
Randolf
Tyrin
Rohde
Taya
Claude
Zynk
Lemon


The Remaining Force is pretty damn solid though, outside of Kiwi, and Chaz to a degree. Gyan isn't super necessary right now, and Elric might be cursed to being a SNIP. Still, it'll be nice to get some versatility from Slade and Eric!
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Slade
Kiwi
Elric
Eric
Gyan
Chaz

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Sun Jul 08 2018 2:51pm
by Simpelicity
I forgot to mention : the protect ring needs a repair.

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Sun Jul 08 2018 3:30pm
by MXC
And it still does. I didn’t check and didn’t use it lol

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Mon Jul 09 2018 5:39am
by Simpelicity
Well, I know Karna has boost and all, but Kazin plays first and I wanted to engage quickly.

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Mon Jul 09 2018 12:46pm
by MXC
I don't use boost either :shifty:

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Mon Jul 09 2018 1:50pm
by Simpelicity
Yeah well, you inherited a team that can survive a 90 or 93 attack on 0 percent terrain. I didn't have that much on Pangoat.

Generally I use boost on super to not have to rely on luck (that the enemy doesn't get a double or a crit). Use it about as little as I can get away with.

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Tue Jul 10 2018 12:53am
by Jonesy_Pants
unless its specifically denied in the rules i'll use whatever i can to make it as easy as possible for me:)

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Sat Jul 14 2018 8:21am
by greyskies
Sorry, I had some busy weeks and didn't notice it was my turn already. I'll do the battle tomorrow!

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Sat Jul 14 2018 3:04pm
by MXC
I wonder how many lifetime filler posts I have

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Sun Jul 15 2018 2:41am
by Simpelicity
It's good to be useful, eh MXC?

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Mon Jul 16 2018 8:32am
by greyskies
I mean I could have just edited my last post, but this is fine too :D

Not a lot to report about this battle. Had a close call when a master monk decided to do a second heavy attack on Luke, other than that everything went fine. Elric joined. That's pretty much it.

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Mon Jul 16 2018 1:20pm
by MXC
But then nobody would see it ;)

Elric promotes to Brass Gunner and, unfortunately, replace Sarah :(

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Tue Jul 17 2018 2:57am
by Simpelicity
Didn't you wish for a no-healer run? lol

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Tue Jul 17 2018 3:22am
by MXC
I always do! Didn’t think it would happen though :)

The frown was for everyone else lol

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Tue Jul 17 2018 7:40pm
by zexxar
Will get those done on the weekend I guess ... can I get one of your fillers, MXC ? ;)

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Tue Jul 17 2018 8:12pm
by MXC
I'll fill you right up!

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Thu Jul 19 2018 4:33pm
by Swalchy
Is it my f*cking go yet?!?!?

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Thu Jul 19 2018 4:54pm
by MXC
I didn't know your weekend concluded on Thursday!

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Sun Jul 22 2018 2:28pm
by zexxar
I finished the Moun battle, I advanced very slowly always putting our tanks in the front to soak up all the damage, this way I got through the battle withou any losses but I also had to use some of our Healing Drops.

But I had to stop for now because Slade joined and I have no idea who I should kick out?

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Sun Jul 22 2018 7:15pm
by MXC
Character 5th on the list. Not sure who that is lol.

His stats a should be fine though.

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Sun Jul 22 2018 8:38pm
by zexxar
So I kicked out character number 5 which was Elric who had to leave us after just one battle :lol:

I bought Slade a new sword and stocked up on healing items. Then I started the battle. I moved a gain very slowly and lured the enemies with our tanks which I boosted before approaching the Mudman just to be sure, and so I slowly worked my way towards Cameela who luckily only used her Iron Ball instead of hitting someone directly.
So I had no big trouble getting her HP to 0.

Levelwise there are some that fell back especially Zynk who was simply just too limited with his movement and so he couldn't reach the weak enemies to finish them off.

After the battle Gyan the BRN joined the team.

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Mon Jul 23 2018 12:54pm
by Simpelicity
It's getting more and more likely that we'll end up with all 4 of Creed's characters in the Force...

Good thing I just jinxed it :shifty:

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Mon Jul 23 2018 1:30pm
by MXC
Gyan stays a Baron and replaces Kazin. This is actually my favorite part of the game for WIZ Kazin, so that's a shame. Oh well, he'd be useless by the time my battle rolls around!

4 left to join, 1 is auto-purge (Frayja). Kiwi, Eric, and Chaz remain. That's somewhat lackluster. The current group is pretty strong and other than Eric replacing Luke, I'd be happy with it. May started the game with us and she's still around, so that's pretty cool. Zynk joined after the first battle, and he's still around too!

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Mon Jul 23 2018 7:23pm
by Swalchy
I shall get this done in the next couple of days :)

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Wed Jul 25 2018 10:15pm
by Swalchy
Battle done.

Bit of touch and go there. Hadn't realised how hard some of the enemies would hit so had to end the battle quicker than I wouldn't wanted.

Anyways!

Equipped Nazca Canon on May.
During the fight, got a heat axe. Gave to Gyan (who killed the Dragon Newt that had it anyway).
All characters around Levels 15-18 now.
Eric joins the team!

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Thu Jul 26 2018 1:26am
by MXC
Eric replaces Randolf and his happy ass sandals.

Frayja also joins but does nothing.

Also, Karna's level is too high. I'm tempted to ban her use until her level matches everyone else...

Kiwi and Chaz remain. How incredibly lackluster!

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Sun Jul 29 2018 10:09am
by Drakonis
Will get to this soon™.

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Sun Jul 29 2018 5:15pm
by MXC
Filled.

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Wed Aug 01 2018 6:36pm
by Drakonis
Weird.
Zynk and Claude are shown to be able to equip axes, but doing so just doesn't do anything.
Very similiar to the unequip bug Lemon used to have, only this time they actually aren't supposed to be able to do it.

Anyways, on to battle! It's just a bunch of flowers, what could go wrong?
WARNING: SPOILER!


EDIT: just noticed I used the wrong battle number to lable the savefile.
Woops.
Not that anybody would have noticed. ;)

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Thu Aug 02 2018 9:53pm
by greyskies
Welp, it's my turn again? Alright, let's do this. Here's another retelling with random time stamps.

00:03 I get a Valkyrie? Neat! Eric is the only person who can use it, so I guess it goes to him. Although his stats are kinda meh, but then again he is a few levels behind the rest of the party.
00:31 Heat Axe is repaired. Should I purchase some Healing Drops? Nahhh.
00:44 Okay, so half of my guys is stuck in the forest and can't get out - looking at you, Gyan, Rohde, Lemon, Claude and Zynk. Whatever, I am going to just ignore those losers and walk out with the rest of the party.
04:12 So a Hell Hound one-shots Luke. Funny.
05:30 ... that's not working out. Sigh. I guess I'll have to wait for the losers.
05:35 Reload.
06:10 Adjusting Frame Skip rate and blowing through 3 full rounds within 30 seconds.
06:40 Ok, the fatties are in the front. Here we go.
09:56 Despite being swindled into the front row, Zynk fails to reach anything three times in a row.
10:42 Eric gets a level and indeed proves to be quite useful, although his defense is surprisingly low - I almost lost him to the Evil Cloud thing.
11:14 First enemy group killed in a solid skirmish.
13:55 Claude pulls the second group. He gets hit with a Blaze 4 for almost nothing, and after witnessing this the Hell Hound decides that the Golem would be the right target to use his Fire Breath on.
14:15 A slightly sunburnt Claude murders the Hell Hound.
16:55 Once more, Zynk fails to reach an enemy.
17:27 Second attack from Slade makes short work of the Bishop before he can heal again.
19:49 Now approaching the final group.
22:17 The Bow Knight hits Slade with a second attack. Slade dies, despite being at full HP before the attack. Not cool.
24:08 Slade has been avenged.
25:46 I position all party members who have been annoying me in the front so no one else will get desoul'd, because I honestly don't care if those idiots die. With the exception of Zynk, because AGAIN he can't reach, and I can't be bothered to wait for that piece of scrap metal.
28:31 Rohde eats a desoul. He kind of had it coming, so I don't take it personal.
32:06 As a last-ditch effort, Lemon, who had just survived at 1 HP, kills Claude with a second attack.
32:14 Taya congratulates Lemon by blasting him into oblivion.

And that's that. Your turn, Simpelicity!

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Thu Aug 02 2018 10:01pm
by MXC
Finally, some real weapons ;) Feel free to edit them in to save time though.

And here's hoping somebody replaces Luke ffs!

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Mon Aug 06 2018 10:15pm
by Simpelicity
Edit? This is marathon, they're all right there in the shop.

That being said, we didn't have enough money for a full set lol. Everyone has a main weapon, and I gave a couple extras here and there. The most notable missing stuff are ground axes for the couple axe users - and atlas as well, for blaze 3, though that's up to you. Everything should still be available in the shop though, just buy what you feel you're missing.

Battle was messy. A result of levels being all over the place ; I tried to give little experience to Karna (gave up on that towards the end) and as much as possible to the lower levelled characters. Was only mildly successful at catching up characters, but quite successful at getting them killed :damnit:
Specifically : Slade and Luke fell during the initial engagement, Taya, Lemon and Zynk fell against Geshp. Quite the hecatomb...

Chaz and Kiwi both join of course. Chaz was a wizard I think? I've already forgotten. Don't forget to use the stat increase consumables and complete the weapon sets - ground axes would be extra useful!

Good luck with the rest!

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Mon Aug 06 2018 11:38pm
by MXC
Chaz (stays WIZ) replaces Rohde
Kiwi replaces Zynk :(
Nobody replaces Luke

I don't know why this hack screws up some stats, and I'm tempted to leave Chaz at 200 DEF but I guess I won't ;)

I revived everyone but did not touch weapons, items, etc. Anyone can pick where the items go (Antman, you can do them all if you want!)

Our final, fairly fragile, totally going to abuse Boost team is:

Slade
Kiwi
May
Luke
Eric
Karna
Tyrin
Taya
Gyan
Claude
Lemon
Chaz

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Sun Aug 12 2018 2:48am
by Antman 537
Just got back in town. I'll probably tackle this Monday!

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Mon Aug 13 2018 3:15am
by Jonesy_Pants
only 6 left, whats the plan for the next one? :)
edit - what do the different cookies and smily faces mean next to battles on the front page?

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Mon Aug 13 2018 1:55pm
by MXC
No plan for #20. I'll need a break. Maybe someone will make a decent hack by then.

Cookies are for no deaths. I use various others for mistakes (deaths, resetting the battle, forgetting something)

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Tue Aug 14 2018 4:16am
by Simpelicity
*cough*Veridocia*cough*

... probably not, but I think that's what all the talent 'round here is working on anyway.

Not holding my breath for a hack is what I'm saying.

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Tue Aug 14 2018 1:04pm
by MXC
I'd love to play LoV as a team game :) We're just 30 battles short :lol:

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Wed Aug 15 2018 12:00am
by Simpelicity
One day man... one day it'll come :)

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Fri Aug 17 2018 11:44pm
by Antman 537
It might be heresy to say in the sf2 forums, but I'd love to do another sf1 team game.
Or even better, another sf timeline game, where we worked through the whole classic series. That was a blast XD.

Now, on to the battle and items! Gave the Protect Ring to Luke. Kiwi has the lowest atk of any of our front liners, so I gave him the power ring. Bought Chaz a guardian staff. Bought Healing Drops for everyone.

Successfully resisted the urge to feed all the stat items to Karna. :shifty: Fed the power waters to Luke, May and Kiwi. Fed the protect milks to Karna and Elric. Fed the cheerful breads to Kiwi and Chaz. Fed both Bright Honey to Slade. Fed the running pimentos to Karna and May; figured they'd be the ones we'd want dashing everywhere. Fed one quick chicken to Karna :shifty: And left the other one to be assigned out later. I'm thinking May. :thumbsup: Also figured the brave apples would be better used at the end, once we see who needs lvls.

To the battle! Karna goes first (just as planned ;) ) and commences the boost 2 spam! I didn't like the way I was already almost surrounded, so I let the first enemies come to me. But that dragon wouldn't come out and play! Claude attacked the first Dark Gunner, but they just had it in for Tyrin. I was able to heal him up after the first, but the second just one shot him. :damnit: After that, things went smoothly until I tried to collapse on the wizard. Every other enemy agroed as soon as I got within melee range of him. Gyan got eaten by dragons. Lemon tried to save him but just got gunned down as well. But after the slaughter of our front line, our magical might tore all but the hydra to ribbbons.

Luke lvled to 19! Claude, Eric, and Tyrin lvled to 20! Gyan, Taya, and Slade lvled to 21! Karna lvled to 26! Used Taya, Luke, May, Claude, and Lemon's Healing Drops. Slade got Holy Thunder! May got the Evil Ring! N00b got the Force Sword!

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Sat Aug 18 2018 12:44am
by MXC
SF1 was Trent's baby :) Plus, I find the battles super boring :shifty: The timeline was fun but man, that took ages!

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Sat Aug 18 2018 11:34am
by Swalchy
:lol:

These next couple of battles are going to go so, so badly.... :S

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Sat Aug 18 2018 2:04pm
by Simpelicity
I'll admit I don't understand the logic of giving more movement to May. She already has good movement, and 3 range. I never felt like she had trouble getting where she needs to be.

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Sat Aug 18 2018 4:30pm
by MXC
Just trouble staying alive :)

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Sat Aug 18 2018 5:48pm
by Swalchy

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Sat Aug 18 2018 8:06pm
by Antman 537
I figured with the stat items, we could either make weak characters better, or good characters really good. And no one had a particularly bad mov, so I figured make the agile characters more agile. :thumbsup: May in particular so she could hang back further out of range.

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Sun Aug 19 2018 5:00pm
by Simpelicity
6 movement and 3 range means she can be 9 squares away from the enemy then strike. I still don't see the interest of making that 11. 9 is fine for me.

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Sat Aug 25 2018 5:55pm
by Drakonis
Woops. I'll take care of it within a day or two.

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Sat Aug 25 2018 6:17pm
by MXC
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Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Mon Aug 27 2018 6:06pm
by Drakonis
This battle... felt a lot easier than the Prism Flower one. I blame all the lit loot our team has picked up since.
But then... came the battle at the last choke point with Odd-Eye himself.
WARNING: SPOILER!


Thankfully, I was able to overwhelm his supports and keep everyone just healthy enough that he would rather lazor a group than slice someone up. Got some nice level ups for everyone.

No deaths. Shoutouts to Gyan for surviving way too close for comfort twice.

Restock on healing items and check for repairs. I used the items at will but don't remember anything cracking, smoking or distorting.

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Wed Aug 29 2018 6:51pm
by Swalchy
Wo ist der Detusch!?!

Ich will meinen verdammten Kampf machen!

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Wed Aug 29 2018 9:15pm
by zexxar
I'm here. :)

Don't worry you will be able to do your damn battle soon ;)

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Wed Aug 29 2018 10:33pm
by Swalchy
Sehr gut! :D

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Thu Aug 30 2018 11:45am
by Urgat
Swalchy wrote:Wo ist der Detusch!?!


It really hurts reading that as a German ... :shifty:

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Thu Aug 30 2018 4:51pm
by Swalchy
Ah, I may've miss-typed Deutsch...

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Thu Aug 30 2018 6:49pm
by Drakonis
The rest was correct though, so kudos on getting the actual complicated grammar wrong and then just adding a typo.

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Thu Aug 30 2018 7:38pm
by Swalchy
I did do GCSE German, so I'm not that bad at it :biggrin:

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Sat Sep 01 2018 2:31pm
by zexxar
So finally Swalchy can do his damn battle ;)

I stocked up on Healing Waters and then continued to the battle. My plan was to lure hard hitters with Clause since he has the highest DEF and casters with Eric due to his high HP. But I also had to utilize Boost here and there. But with that tactic and a very slow advance, because our team is quite weak I somehow was able to make my way up to the last stairs without any death in our rows, but also because the luck was a bit on my side. A Hydra attacked Gyan at full HP instead of Kiwi (who would surely have died with his few HP) and Luke blocked a Chaos Warrior attack (not sure if he would have survived because no boost).

But when I reached the last stair things became a bit messy when I wanted to lure the Hydra with Claude and Gyan blocking the stairs the damn mage also came and with his Freeze 4 messed up my plan, forcing me to panic actions. The end of the story was that Eric was OHKO'd with a 106 crit from the Chaos Dragon and Chaz was OHKO'd from the Chaos Warrior. But after the stairs were clean the Shaman and Reaper were no problem anymore.

Summary:
Buy Healing Waters
Repair Luke's Levanter
Revive Eric and Chaz

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Sun Sep 02 2018 6:58pm
by Swalchy
Good stuff, zex.

I am not looking forward to this King Galam battle. Hopefully won't be too many deaths D:

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Sun Sep 02 2018 9:16pm
by zexxar
Yeah have fun with some new even more dangerous enemies :D

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Tue Sep 04 2018 5:49pm
by Swalchy
Don't know how I managed to do it, but was able to defeat King Galam with no deaths! :shock:

Was very touch and go with everything before actually getting to King Galam.

Bought Chaz a Mystery staff (thought MP regain would come in more useful than the +5 def, despite it being slow). Bought loads of Healing Waters for everyone. Forgot to repair Luke's Levanter >.> Then went into battle!

Got everyone in formation to cast Boost on them all; during this time the first three enemies came. Sent Claude to tempt them, and they took the bait... somewhat. Decided to go for Slade instead who was just past Claude. Anyways, was able to defeat them and use up some of the Healing Waters. Then proceeded to go right, and was able to lure down the Archer, White Dragon, and Executioner, who went down with some hustle and bustle. Almost KO'd May, but she hung on with 3 HP. Healed her up using one of the numerous healing waters, and then proceeded to make formation again for Boost.

Then I decided to head straight for Galam. Thankfully the enemies to the left didn't start moving really until I was getting close to Galam, so only had to deal with the Demon Master, Shaman, and King Galam, who decided it would be fun to just attack two people with Demon Blaze (Higgins and Slade); thankfully with their high HP they were above 20 HP, and were able to get healed with some more healing water.

Demon Master went down to Claude and Karna, and then just spammed Magic against King Galam and the Shaman, with Slade's bolt and Tyrin's Freeze 4 doing some decent damage to King Galam. With everyone attacking him (and the enemies to the left not getting close enough), I was able to even Let Kiwi get the finishing blow!

I didn't keep a track of levels (was concentrating on not dying!), so...

Tasks: Repair Luke's Levanter.

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Tue Sep 04 2018 8:15pm
by MXC
Wow. You guys are awful at keeping levels consistent. Karna is 5 levels too high, Chaz doesn't even know Freeze 4, because he's LEVEL 22. Lemon and Luke are 21. What the hell! Karna will not be used and nobody else will be higher than level 27 when I finish.

Luke 22
Lemon 22
Kiwi 24
Luke 23
Chaz 24 (Bolt 2 at least, sigh)
Gyan 24
Luke 24
Lemon 23
Taya 25 (Atlas)
Gyan 25
Lemon 24
Luke kills Zeon.

Everyone is level 24-26 except the crutch. Anything that was cracked before still is, because I'm lazy. Used a few healing items. No deaths.

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Tue Sep 11 2018 12:17pm
by Swalchy
*le bump*

*pokes greyskies in the eye*

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Mon Sep 17 2018 12:26am
by greyskies
Ouch! I'm not suited for the life of a pirate! Seawater is poison for my sensible skin!

Did this one in a rush because I'm short on freetime these days.

Sent everyone out and threw in a boost. Kiwi and Claude were in the front because they're fast enough to get stuff done. Kiwi made it till Geshp, who attacked together with Odd-Eye and Galam. They may not be as dangerous without the double turns, but Galam still managed to take down Slade with a counter attack before biting the dust. At this point I was basically down three members, because Lemon is as fast as a snail and I couldn't be bothered to wait for him.
Lured out Red Baron with Claude, Desoul failed. Made quick work of him and approached Zeon. Took one turn for an Aura2, then rushed him. His first Demon Breath produced no casualties, but he counterkilled Lemon, which I found satisfying. He made it to a second turn which resulted in a few more casualties before dying.
Game over.
Except that there's still two Prism Flowers left standing, but whatever.

Nice work, everyone!

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Mon Sep 17 2018 1:12pm
by MXC
Another one bites the dust :)

Re: Team Shining Force II #19

PostPosted: Tue Sep 18 2018 1:35am
by Trent
So glad there's still a Team Game going! Good on you guys.