If you don’t know what my Diaries are, please go here. Spoilers ahoy!
Otherwise, let’s go!
This is going to be a filler episode. My goal was to start racking up the kills for a lot of my mage characters and healers, as they don’t get to deal the finishing blow nearly as often as the physical attackers. I headed toward Junon forests since they often have the 5 Copperwires battle.
The one who needed the kills the most was Cait Sith. He is built toward a mage tank, but his Magic stat isn’t as high as some of the others’. Cid also is behind the curve as the newest member, but he is kicking butt.
Also, I was surprised to see Cait Sith learned Slots. I thought he had 4 levels of Limit Break in this mod? But I still figured I’ll figure out what his 2-2 Limit was later and just get his 3-1 for now. So I kept Antipode’ing and Aqualung’ing the heck out of enemies… but he wouldn’t learn his next Limit.
Everyone else learned their Level 3-1 Limits within a few battles. I often spent more time switching party members than using them in battle. But Cait Sith was still being stubborn! OK, maybe you can’t jump ahead like in vanilla.
I then needed to use Limits several times in order to get 3-2. So I headed to Nibelheim. I basically used the wolves to get the use counts. But I’m guessing Cait still only has two levels. I guess Sega Chief didn’t want people to accidentally wind up with a solo party thanks to Slots.
I also picked up Kjata so I don’t forget.
And as I was about to continue the story, I happened to swing by the Chocobo Farms. Should I try to take on our dear friend again, or will it end in another horrible defeat?
By the way, here was my first attempt from so long ago:
Soooooo…. why not? Maybe I’ll get curbstomped again.
This is my second real attempt (third overall). I thought someone would be kicked out, so I was a little unsure of how to fight the Alpha Zolom. If you watch the video, he gets really scary once he stands up. In my previous try, I wasn’t prepared to be Silenced, and that stopped me from getting the Cure/Life spells I needed to get off. Stupidly had Elemental-Fire in Aerith’s armor both times when I actually needed Elemental-Alexander/Restore. Alpha is Holy Elemental. Anyway, just a few adjustments to my original strategy (like switching Earth Materia to Cloud and let Aerith focus on healing), and I got through it. Well, Cloud and Tifa did anyway. Dang it, just couldn’t get off that MBarrier in time.
Also, not sure if I said this before, but I really like how Summon Materia works in this game. One-shot powerful attack with a chance of status effects instead of worrying about leveling them up. In the original, it’s hard to know which ones to invest in, and several are easily missed. Here, they can do a butt-load of damage, but the -10% HP is a harsh penalty on low HP characters.