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  1. Exactly what the title says - which character got the most use and/or contributed the most in your last playthrough? It'll be interesting to see how the results of this poll differ from the one on the ID forums, which is is somewhat corrupted by the fact that it's been up since forever and most of its votes were cast based on older versions of Brave New World.
  2. Quick summary of things that have changed on my end since the last RC: • The "Leader" battle with Cyan no longer interrupts his theme • Unchecked "can't run" from Mammoths • The Demonsbane now does holy damage in addition to being anti-undead • Fixed an error in the HasteX animation • The Healing Shiv no longer teaches Cure • Corrected a typo in the dialogue • Corrected the Blizzard animation • Adjusted the power of the Wind Slash/Aero sword procs
  3. So, one of my "wish list" items for BNW at some point in the future is to bring back the "class" labels. Except rather than simply being a description of the character, it would reflect their esper build. Each character would have a "default" class that would eventually change depending on which esper they predominately use for EL growth (or remain the same for hybrid builds, for the sake of simplicity). If you've ever played Seiken Densetsu 3 or Sword of Mana, it's basically the same thing. Without further ado, here we go! Terra Mage (Base) Battlemage (Bismark) --- Morph delay is shorter; Break and Storm cast faster Black Mage (Maduin) --- MP+25%; all Fire/Ice/Bolt spells & Ultima cast faster White Mage (Unicorn) --- HP+25%; all Cure and Life spells cast faster Omega Mage (Tritoch) --- Regen MP while morphed; Remedy and Regen spells cast faster Red Mage (Phoenix) --- HP/MP+12.5%; Cure (1-2), Fire (1-2), and Life (1) cast faster Celes General (Base) Holy Knight (Ramuh) --- HP+25%; all Swords get some kind of bonus(?) Dark Knight (Phantom) --- No dual-wield damage penalty; Merton and Demi/Quartr cast faster Valkyrie (Crusader) --- Inherent Cover; Safe and Haste cast faster Vanguard (Alexandr) --- Inherent Counter; Life and Regen spells cast faster Magic Knight (Siren) --- Runic restores 2x MP; all Ice & Bolt spells cast faster Holy Mage (Shiva) --- MP+25%; Holy, Merton, and all Cure spells cast faster Cleric (Seraph) --- HP+25%; Rerise, Remedy, and all Cure spells cast faster Locke Rogue (Base) Fighter (Ramuh) --- Critical Attack rate up; all Swords get some kind of bonus(?) Paladin (Kirin) --- All Shields get some kind of bonus(?); Cure (1-2) cast faster Thief (Ifrit) --- Steal always succeeds; Drain and all Bolt spells cast faster Red Mage (Phoenix) --- HP/MP+12.5%; Cure (1-2), Fire (1-2), and Life (1) cast faster Edgar Engineer (Base) Alchemist (Siren) --- Status-setting attacks/spells ignore enemy stamina; gain elemental resistance from equipped weapons Sentinel (Golem) --- Inherent Counter; Tools delay is shorter Spartan (Unicorn) --- All Shields get some kind of bonus(?); Safe and Slow spells cast faster Dragoon (Palidor) --- Two-handed damage bonus is 75% instead of 50%; Haste and Float spells cast faster Sabin Monk (Base) Shaman (Stray) - AKA "Stam-WOW" Sabin --- HP Regen rate is doubled; gain elemental resistance from equipped weapons Godhand (Golem) - AKA "Slap-Chop" Sabin --- Critical Attack Rate Up; Blitz delay is shorter Guardian (Terrato) - AKA "Schticky" Sabin --- Inherent Cover; Sleep and Drain spells cast faster Cyan Samurai (Base) Swordsmaster (Bismark) --- +25% Physical Damage; Bushido delay is shorter Templar (Kirin) --- Inherent Cover; Cure spells cast faster Vanguard (Alexandr) --- Inherent Counter; Life and Regen spells cast faster Shadow Ninja (Base) Assassin (Phantom) --- Critical Attack rate up; Pre-Emtpive Attack rate up Shinobi (Fenrir) Gau Hunter (Base) Beastmaster (Stray) Berserker (Fenrir) Setzer Gambler (Base) Undertaker (Shoat) - AKA "Slotzer" --- No dual-wield damage penalty; Doom and Poison/Bio cast faster Pilgrim (Starlet) - AKA "The Bank"(*) --- Inherent Counter; Remedy and Regen spells cast faster Cleric (Seraph) --- HP+25%; Rerise, Remedy, and all Cure spells cast faster Mog Moogle (Base) Druid (Shoat) --- Summon delay is shorter; Break, Quake, and Poison/Bio cast faster Geomancer (Maduin) --- Dance always succeeds; (?) Dragoon (Palidor) - AKA "Mogoon" --- Two-handed damage bonus is 75% instead of 50%; Haste and Float spells cast faster Guardian (Terrato) --- Inherent Cover; Sleep and Drain spells cast faster Strago Blue Mage (Base) Sorcerer (Zoneseek) --- MP+25%; X-Zone, Dark, and Ice spells cast faster Wizard (Shiva) --- +25% Magical Damage; Stop and Osmose spells cast faster Sage (Odin) --- HP Regen rate is doubled; Lore delay is shorter Relm Pictomancer (Base) Sorceress (Zoneseek) --- MP+25%; Meteor, Flare, and Fire spells cast faster Priestess (Starlet) - AKA "Love You Long Time" Relm --- Summon delay is shorter; Rerise, Remedy, and Regen spells cast faster Illusionist (Ifrit) --- Brushes may set image; (?) Gogo Mime (Duh) Umaro Yeti (Double Duh)
  4. Edgar Roni Figaro Hail to the King, Baby BASE STATS Vigor: 36 / Magic: 30 / Speed: 30 / Stamina: 24 HP: 72 / MP: 0 BatPwr: 48 / Def: 42 / M.Def: 24 / Blk%: 6 / M.Blk%: 6 EQUIPMENT Weapons: Spears, Swords --- Shield: Heavy Shields, Light Shields, Elemental Guards Head: Helmets, Hats Body: Heavy Armor, Medium Armor, Vests SKILLS (Tools) AutoCrossbow - physical attack vs. enemy group (Vigor); ignores row, can miss NoiseBlaster - sets Muddle on a group of foes Bio Blaster - poison damage (Magic) to a group of foes; sets Poison Drill - physical attack (Vigor); ignores defense, sets Sap Flash - non-elemental damage (Magic) to a group of foes; sets Blind Defibrillator - revives a fallen ally; Magic determines amount of HP restored Mana Battery - restores MP to an ally (Magic) Chainsaw - physical attack (Vigor); ignores defense, may instantly kill --- Jump (replaces Fight) - Fight (Vigor) + 100% damage (spears) or 50% (other weapons); ignores row ESPERS Siren - Magic+1/Speed+1 -------- 12 MP: sets Bserk on all foes Unicorn - HP+30/Stamina+1 --- 36 MP: restores HP to party (Stamina) and lifts most bad statuses Golem - HP+20/Vigor+1 -------- 56 MP: blocks physical hits for party (durability = caster's max HP) Palidor - Vigor+1/Speed+1 --- 24 MP: party attacks with Jump (Vigor) SPELLS Mute Bserk Slow SlowX Safe Haste Float Scan --- Cure 2 - Magic Remedy - Stamina
  5. 1.9 will change things up a lot for him since there will be a renewed focus on his ability to tank. Give a pure Unicorn build the Gungnir and a Shield and watch him go all SPARTAAAAAAAA on shit.
  6. Download Brave New World Here (New to Brave New World? Want to know what it's all about? Check out the Readme here or our list of Frequently Asked Questions.) I don't normally do big update announcements like this for minor releases, but the community-driven nature of this update cycle has let to version 1.8 being a lot more spread out than we're used to, and 1.8.5 had a number of very significant bugs that needed patching. I want to thank everyone for their patience in dealing with the deluge of hotfix patches for the last few months while we got everything sorted out for a proper release, and I'd like to give an extra-special thanks to Seibaby for providing several new hacks for this update and earning his "Gold" BNW donor status. So, what's in the box for 1.8.6? Aside from the bugfixes, the major highlight is several new hacks concerning speed and/or theft. One of the biggest complaints we've had since the implementation of Think's nATB system was the significantly increased difficulty in escaping from fights. A rewriting of the ATB initialization code now allows your characters' speed to contribute much more significantly to getting first strike in battle, and a side effect of this makes running from unwanted fights much easier on average. Conversely, nATB also pushed speed to being a DPS god stat by removing the soft cap on its effectiveness, necessitating a rewrite of the speed code itself to lessen its effect at high levels and bring the slower characters a bit more up to par. Theft is addressed by allowing the speed of the "treasure hunter" to increase the odds of getting a rare steal rather than the old flat 1/8 chance as well as allowing successful theft attempts to qualify as a free action and thus give the "treasure hunter" a free turn immediately afterward. The other major hack to make it in allows Gau to Leap anywhere he finds enemies that he can rage, thus making it far less annoying to hunt down that one last rage that just won't fucking show up on the Veldt. While this does allow Gau early access to a few key rages at certain points of the game, it's largely a QoL change that will hopefully win over a few more fans to his camp. Finally, the addition of X-Fight to Shadow's Kagenui in the previous version proved... much more effective than I was counting on, in part by finally bringing to light the fact that the X-Fight damage penalty never stacked with the dual-wield damage penalty like it was supposed to. This turned Shadow into a one-man wrecking crew (even moreso than usual), at least for the players who were aware of the hotfix to fix the incorrect stats on the Kagenui, which otherwise had a whopping battle power of zero. As always, I'll close with a reminder to everyone that Brave New World is now available as a reproduction cartridge courtesy of our good friends at Retro Circuits. Feel free to contact them with questions about their products or even just to chat; they're great folks and I'm glad to have the pleasure of dealing with them. What's new in 1.8.6: (Oh, and if liking things on Facebook is your bag, baby, then by all means go nuts.)
  7. A big thing with Locke that hasn't really been brought up is that the advent of quicksteal + Mug basically gives him a pseudo-AOE attack versus human mobs. Makes him super OP in certain parts of the game.
  8. Locke Cole Thief "Treasure Hunter" BASE STATS Vigor: 36 / Magic: 30 / Speed: 42 / Stamina: 30 HP: 66 / MP: 0 BatPwr: 36 / Def: 36 / M.Def: 30 / Blk%: 24 / M.Blk%: 12 EQUIPMENT Weapons: Knives, Swords, Thrown Weapons --- Shield: Heavy Shields, Light Shields, Elemental Guards Head: Light Helmets, Bandanas, Masks, Hats Body: Medium Armor, Light Armor, Vests SKILLS Steal - steal an item from a humanoid opponent (Speed); turn is free if successful Mug (replaces Steal) - adds a physical attack (Vigor) to Steal X-Magic (replaces Magic) - cast two spells instead of one ESPERS Ramuh - Vigor+2 ----------------- 48 MP: bolt damage (Magic) on all foes Kirin - HP+30/Stamina+1 ---- 24 MP: restores party's HP (Magic) and sets Regen Ifrit - Speed+2 ------------------ 48 MP: fire damage (Magic) on all foes Phoenix - HP+30/MP+15 --- 80 MP: revives all dead allies to max HP SPELLS Fire Fire 2 Fire 3 Bolt Bolt 2 Demi Drain --- Cure Cure 2 Cure 3 Life Life 2 (All of Locke's spells scale with Magic except Demi and Life/Life 2)
  9. Part of the changes to 1.9 was a bump to Aurabolt's power, which in turn should affect how much stamina helps it out.
  10. Sabin Rene Figaro "Well don't that just beat all..." BASE STATS Vigor: 48 / Magic: 24 / Speed: 36 / Stamina: 42 HP: 136 / MP: 0 BatPwr: 48 / Def: 42 / M.Def: 42 / Blk%: 18 / M.Blk%: 12 EQUIPMENT Weapons: Claws --- Shield: - Head: Bandanas, Masks, Hats Body: Light Armor, Robes, Vests SKILLS (Blitz) (Note: all Blitzes are untargetable) Pummel (lv. 1) - physical attack (Vigor); sets Sap Suplex (lv. 9) - stronger physical attack (Vigor); ignores defense, sets Slow/Muddle Fire Dance (lv. 12) - fire damage (Magic) to all foes Mantra (lv. 15) - restores HP to Sabin's allies (Stamina and current HP) Aurabolt (lv. 20) - Stamina-based (magical) holy attack; sets Blind Chakra (lv. 25) - restores MP to Sabin's allies (Stamina) Sonic Boom (lv. 30) - wind damage (Magic) to all foes; ignores defense Bum Rush (???) - strongest physical attack (Vigor); ignores defense ESPERS Stray - Stamina+2 ------------- 24 MP: sets Muddle/Slow/Sap on all foes Golem - HP+20/Vigor+1 --- 56 MP: blocks physical hits for party (durability = caster's max HP) Terrato - HP+60 ------------- 64 MP: earth damage to all does (Magic) SPELLS Quake - Magic Drain - Magic --- Imp Bserk Sleep SleepX Safe Float
  11. Strago Magus Get off my Lawn! BASE STATS Vigor: 24 / Magic: 48 / Speed: 24 / Stamina: 42 HP: 18 / MP: 60 BatPwr: 12 / Def: 24 / M.Def: 36 / Blk%: 6 / M.Blk%: 18 EQUIPMENT Weapons: Rods, Maces --- Shield: Light Shields, Elemental Guards Head: Crowns, Bandanas, Hats Body: Hides, Robes, Vests SKILLS (Lore) Aqua Rake (24 MP) - water damage to all foes (Magic) Bad Breath (18 MP) - sets Blind/Poison/Mute/Sap on a group of foes Black Omen (75 MP) - massive defense-ignoring damage to all foes (Magic) Blaze (12 MP) - fire damage (Magic); sets Sap/Blind, can target multiple foes Blow Fish (8 MP) - 1,000 damage Discord (5 MP) - sets Muddle/Bserk on one foe Holy Wind (30 MP) - restores HP to party by an amount equal to Strago's current HP Raid (16 MP) - absorbs HP/MP from foe (Magic); ignores defense Raze (36 MP) - heavy fire/poison damage (Magic); may set Sap/Poison Refract (15 MP) - sets Image/Rflect on an ally Shield (48 MP) - sets Safe on party Tsunami (56 MP) - heavy water damage to all foes (Magic) --- X-Magic (replaces Magic) - cast two spells instead of one ESPERS Shiva - Magic+2 ------------------------ 48 MP: ice damage (Magic) on all foes Carbunkl - MP+25/Stamina+1 --- 12 MP: sets Rflect on party Zoneseek - MP+15/Magic+1 ---- 56 MP: sets Shell on party Odin - Stamina+2 ------------------ 99 MP: massive non-elemental damage (Stamina) to all foes; ignores defense SPELLS Ice - Magic Ice 2 - Magic Dark - Magic X-Zone --- Osmose - Magic Sleep Slow Stop Shell Rflect
  12. Celes Chere Dog of the Empire BASE STATS Vigor: 36 / Magic: 36 / Speed: 36 / Stamina: 36 HP: 120 / MP: 30 BatPwr: 36 / Def: 42 / M.Def: 30 / Blk%: 12 / M.Blk%: 6 EQUIPMENT Weapons: Swords, Maces, Thrown Weapons --- Shield: Heavy Shields, Light Shields, Elemental Guards Head: Helmets, Veils, Crowns, Hats Body: Heavy Armor, Medium Armor, Dresses, Robes, Vests SKILLS Runic - nullify the next black, gray, or white spell cast by any character (friend or foe) and absorb its MP cost ??? - Stamina/HP ESPERS Ramuh - Vigor+2 ----------------------------- 48 MP: bolt damage (Magic) on all foes Siren - Magic+1/Speed+1 ---------------- 12 MP: sets Bserk on all foes Shiva - Magic+2 ----------------------------- 48 MP: ice damage (Magic) on all foes Phantom - Vigor+1/Stamina+1 ------- 12 MP: sets Vanish on party Seraph - HP+30/MP+15 ---------------- 72 MP: sets Rerise on party Alexandr - HP+60 ------------------------ 80 MP: holy damage (Magic) on all foes Crusader - Stamina+1/Speed+1 --- 99 MP: massive non-elemental damage (Magic) on all foes SPELLS Ice (lv. 6) Ice 2 Ice 3 (lv. 24) Bolt Bolt 2 Bolt 3 (lv. 30) Holy Merton Demi (lv. 18) Quartr (All of Celes's black spells except Demi/Quartr scale with Magic) --- Mute Sleep Slow (lv. 12) Safe (lv. 21) Haste Float Scan (lv. 9) Dispel --- Cure (lv. 1) - Magic Cure 2 (lv. 15) - Magic Life Rerise Remedy - Stamina Regen - Stamina
  13. Just a thought I had for a potential New Game+ patch (which would be in the Unlockme) that swaps the level and EL caps (and re-adjusts the experience tables for both as necessary). Seems like it would be a fun way for a veteran player to run through. Thoughts?
  14. It would not carry over items from a previous playthrough, no.
  15. Strago himself can run crowd control even though he's slow; just focus more on attacks like Bad Breath instead of using him as a nuker.
  16. It's learnable from Zoneseek in 1.9, so she won't have it if you're playing 1.8.6.
  17. The espers were moved; the guy blocking off the auction house will tell you where to.
  18. We already have a plan for how it would work, story-wise. We've not discussed any of the specifics outside of the need-to-know circle.
  19. You need to use your only fast character to neutralize your opponents as much as possible. Relm knows Stop now, which should help.
  20. Monsters and bosses also have stamina, yes
  21. Fractional damage already considers stamina for defense.
  22. Gungho is Leeroy (yes, THAT Leeroy) in BNW. Those bonuses all sound nice, but ultimately they seem like a flavor thing that wouldn't be worth the PITA they would be to implement. Something like the esper equip bonuses is different because, one, they already functioned as equipment and thus weren't that difficult to implement, but addressed an existing flaw in the system where there was no functional difference between what esper was equipped outside of summon effect. Thus, even though the effects are minor, they have a major impact on gameplay; the same can't be said for what's being proposed here.
  23. We do not speak of the Advance version.
  24. Past version changelog: http://btb2.free.fr/mods/ff6/Versions.txt Esper equip bonuses were added in 1.8; they were the main feature. Since DoomGaze holds Relm's only real means of contributing offensively, we couldn't really make him superboss-level powerful. As far as specific design goes, he's the boss that most warrants shopping for both Diamond and Crystal gear to reduce the damage from his attacks. Intangir was never intended to be a hard enemy to kill; just a grinding post for magic points.