After many years of ignoring todos on the subject, I’ve finally gone back and finished the FFVIII Junction Workshop. Things like ST-Def-J are now counted as redundant if you have ST-Def-Jx2 or ST-Def-Jx4, and GFHP+X% abilities are redundant if the GF’s HP at level 99 would be 9999 without them. In addition, the page is now mobile friendly…ish. It’s certainly usable, but by its nature it’s not a great experience if you can only see a small amount of information at a time. Nonetheless, that was the last mobile unfriendly page on the site that I was aware of, so that’s something!
I’ve also added a “new guide coming soon” widget to the home page, mostly to keep myself honest. Which means it is official, I am indeed working on the Final Fantasy VII guide. It doesn’t look like it will be at all applicable to the remake, but it’s a classic game and purists like me will still play the original forever anyway. Because who needs progress?! Oh wait, that’s the title of this post… never mind.
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.
The Ultima III guide has been up for a few days, but I only just finished filling in the various notes. I’ll probably take a break from Ultima guides for a while because I couldn’t find much really useful technical information about Ultima III anyway. I’m sure the same would be true for Ultima IV, so I’ll focus on something a bit more useful for now. For instance, finishing the walkthrough portion of the Final Fantasy VIII guide!