FFXIII-2 Guide in Development; FFVIII Guide Completed

For those wondering, yes, I am planning to make a guide for FFXIII-2.  However, I don’t have any inside info or anything, and just got the game today, so unfortunately it will be some time before I’ve gathered much useful information on it.  It certainly seems like the kind of game that could use this type of guide, though, so it will happen sooner or later.

Meanwhile, after much stalling I’ve finally finished the walkthrough portions of the FFVIII guide.  I wanted to get this done before focusing on FFXIII-2, and I’m pretty happy with the result.  In addition to adding the walkthrough and related notes, I invested in a good quality PVR so I could take screenshots.  In a perfect world I’ll go back and update the older guides with some graphics, but for now my focus is mostly on using it going forward.  I have a lot of plans for the future, but right now it’s all about pushing the data out there.

28 thoughts on “FFXIII-2 Guide in Development; FFVIII Guide Completed

  1. Absolutely LOVE the whole guide!!!!!
    I can’t thank you enough for putting all of this info together so neatly in one place. I especially LOVE the spresdsheets that can be ordered by whatever column I want – Has made it an essential tool for finding quick info easily (while, yes, I go to some places with images when needed, based on your text info)
    One thing I would double-check going forward- I’ve noticed that, while it’s great that you’ve done the work of figuring out how much each item is worth when broken down and sold in pieces, Many of your calculations are wrong)or maybe I don’t know how to use it). A Tetradic Tiara is listed as having a component value of 60,000. When you sell the Perfume(12,500), Shield Talisman, Soulfont Talisman, Shrouding Talisman(18,000 for all 3), and Sprint Shoes(6,000) you get about 36.5K, even if you break each of those down, So where’s the other 25K? Another example; Ribbon has no sale price on your guide, but says the components sell for 62,000(Dusklight Dew ×36, Red Mycelium ×10), but the Dew is worth 850ea, and the Red “M” is only $10ea, for a total of $31,450, and neither item breaks down further.
    Once again, the overall guide is awesome, but if you’re going for A++, then either remove or double check this. I broke down about 6 tiaras before doing my own math, and realized that I’m doing extra work upgrading and dismantling, only to lose money overall. Tiaras are not easy to get, and I only thought they were worth my time to farm based on ur guide saying they are worth 50% more than they actually are, but overall you’ve saved me lots of time on the other stuff, so we’re good!!!

  2. Hey, thanks a lot for the comment! I had to dig into this one a bit to figure out what’s going on, but I believe I have an answer for you. This appears to be an error of presentation rather than a math error, but it’s definitely something I need to correct, or at least make clear.

    Basically, the calculated “effective value” is the price you would have to pay to get all the items listed, rather than their combined sale value. If is useful if you’re trying to decide whether to take 40,000 gil or 60,000 gil worth of components to use. However, if you’re going to sell the components (or whatever), they will obviously not be worth as much. I think I basically just didn’t consider the selling when I was putting the data together.

    I think the best course of action would be to keep the current value, but also show the total sale value, and make clear what each number actually represents. In the case of accessories which yield catalysts, these values can be quite different (which is why I used price rather than value in the first place); I will add this in at the same time the FFX-2 guide goes up, which should be in a few days. Thanks again for pointing this out!

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