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Old 05-31-2017, 07:37 AM
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Default The Final Fantasy Five Four Job Fiesta Is Back In 2017


Hey look! Preregistration begins in like 25 minutes! It's time again for the beloved event in which you replay Final Fantasy V with your jobs limited to those dictated by a tyrannical AI! It's kinda astounding to me how flexible FFV is, and this event is always good fun.

I'll let Gilgabot intro the new modes we'll have this year:

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NEW STUFF THIS YEAR

HI.
IT IS TWO-THOUSAND-SEVENTEEN. WOW. THATíS A LOT OF YEARS.
THE FIESTA HAS BEEN RUNNING SINCE TWO-THOUSAND-NINE. MORE WOW.
OKAY SO LAST YEAR WE RAISED $19365.61! THAT IS COOL. WHAT CAN WE DO THIS YEAR? I CANNOT WAIT TO SEE.

ANYWAY. YOU CARE ABOUT THE NEW STUFF. SO HERE IT IS.

#REGPOPULAR
THIS ONE GIVES YOU JOBS KIND OF LIKE #CHAOS BUT THE PROBABILITY IS WEIGHTED TOWARDS HOW PEOPLE VOTED FOR THE JOBS IN THE SPRING. SO ITíS A WEIRDLY WEIGHTED CHAOS. NOT ENTIRELY RANDOM. ITíS ALL YOUR FAULT WHAT YOU GET.

#FIFTHJOB
WHEN KRILE JOINS, YOUíLL TWEET #KRILE AS IF SHE WAS SOME SORT OF CRYSTAL. THEN YOUR EARTH JOB WILL BE REPLACED WITH ANOTHER JOB (BASED ON YOUR RUN TYPE). YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO USE THAT OLD JOB OR ITS SKILLS ANYMORE. IT WILL GO BYE-BYE WITH GALUF. (OH DANG, SPOILERS.)
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Old 05-31-2017, 07:43 AM
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Gilgabot hosted a series of head-to-head polls on twitter to determine which jobs people liked best, and that's what #REGPOPULAR will be based on.

According to the upgraded site's historical view, thus far I've officially done two Normal runs, a 750, and a No 750. Any recommendations for my third Fiesta?
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Oh cool Fifth job. That sounds good and fun.

Or grindy.
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Old 05-31-2017, 07:44 AM
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Huh, Fifthjob sounds interesting, and could be a neat way to shake-up the late-game a bit. Depends on how the 'based on your run type' criteria selects things though.
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Old 05-31-2017, 07:52 AM
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Huh, Fifthjob sounds interesting, and could be a neat way to shake-up the late-game a bit. Depends on how the 'based on your run type' criteria selects things though.
Hm. I'd guess that means "a job you could have gotten in your Earth Crystal job slot", possibly excluding the one you already got in that slot? It'd be pretty anticlimactic to roll the same job for both your fourth and fifth.
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Old 05-31-2017, 07:56 AM
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I didn't finish my ruin last year, but I'm up for starting a new one.
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Old 05-31-2017, 08:32 AM
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I'll definitely do at least one run this year. I've done multiple the past few years, but there are just so many other good games I'm in the middle of right now.

Something about the historical data seems off for me. It says I did 5 runs apiece in 2015 and 2016, but that's not right. I think I only did 3 in 2015, and I definitely only did 3 in 2016. I've also only done natural runs (with one exception), but several of the runs are labeled natural.
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Old 05-31-2017, 09:18 AM
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I don't have time for this this year, but seeing the makes me sad all over again that I've apparently killed my GBA cart. It got bumped sticking out of the bottom of my DS lite and now won't hold a save. I guess I could still play it as long as I never shut it off, but that's not really an option.
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Old 05-31-2017, 09:37 AM
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I guess I could still play it as long as I never shut it off, but that's not really an option.
How much of a bribe would this require?
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Old 05-31-2017, 09:41 AM
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I've got a GBA player and a Gamecube. I am not above just leaving that thing on for a couple of weeks.
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Old 05-31-2017, 10:13 AM
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I don't have time for this this year, but seeing the makes me sad all over again that I've apparently killed my GBA cart. It got bumped sticking out of the bottom of my DS lite and now won't hold a save. I guess I could still play it as long as I never shut it off, but that's not really an option.
That blows. But replacing the battery isn't all that hard to do. Just requires a soldering iron, a new battery, and whatever tool you need to open the GBA cartridge. Which admittedly, the combined cost of those things might cost more than just buying the game again, but hey it's a fun project. Also it'll allow you to replace the battery of more expensive carts you come across.



Really looking forward to the 4JF this year. I got a pretty OP combination last year (BARD) so maybe I'll try some Berserker Risk this time around..
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Old 05-31-2017, 11:40 AM
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For the first time in several years, this will be interesting, because I'm going to play it co-op with a friend.
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Old 05-31-2017, 11:45 AM
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#FIFTHJOB sounds miserable to me. Do some training, think up some fun synergies, and then throw it all away for something else. I'm always in favour of new options for people looking to spice things up, though!
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Old 06-01-2017, 05:12 PM
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I've never finished Final Fantasy V, and I've always been intrigued by this here Fiesta. But in past years, I've only caught wind of it long after registration had ended.

Well, not this year.

I'm all signed up and ready to go. June 19 can't come soon enough!
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Old 06-01-2017, 05:15 PM
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Do we know the results of popular?

I singed up for Berserk Risk regular to start.
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Old 06-02-2017, 09:35 AM
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Trying Pure Chaos this year, see where the nightmare takes me.
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Old 06-02-2017, 10:41 AM
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Someone made a $50 pledge contingent on ME finishing my run. That's cruel.
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Old 06-02-2017, 11:03 AM
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Went with Natural Chaos for my first run. Last year that same request nabbed Geomancer/Dragoon/Berserker/Berserker, which was certainly interesting.
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Old 06-04-2017, 08:17 AM
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I just registered for popular on the hope that for once I'll not get assigned dragoon. I wanted to do fifth job, but the idea I would get something other than dragoon and then have it overwritten was too much.
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Old 06-04-2017, 09:10 AM
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Going for Pure Chaos with Berserker Risk this year. Can't wait.
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Old 06-04-2017, 04:50 PM
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I signed up for chaos with a fifth job, so that should be exciting.
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Old 06-17-2017, 09:29 PM
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The Fiesta has begun!

I'm doing a Pure Chaos run. I think I've got this right, but just to check - I still only get new jobs at each crystal, even though the jobs I'm getting aren't tied to those crystals, right? Like right now I've got Berserker ( :T ), so I just stick with all Freelancers until I hit the next crystal, at which point I might get Knight or something?
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Old 06-17-2017, 09:36 PM
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Traditionally I think it's crystal by crystal, you could also do what I am intending to and just hack in all jobs to start with.

... fuckin' red mage.
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Old 06-17-2017, 10:12 PM
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The Fiesta has begun!

I'm doing a Pure Chaos run. I think I've got this right, but just to check - I still only get new jobs at each crystal, even though the jobs I'm getting aren't tied to those crystals, right? Like right now I've got Berserker ( :T ), so I just stick with all Freelancers until I hit the next crystal, at which point I might get Knight or something?
Yeah, that's right as long as you stick by the honor system.

Getting Berserker sucks. It's probably the least useful job when it comes to most 4JF runs, but it's decent when it's a natural run, at least.
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Old 06-17-2017, 11:45 PM
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Berserker isn't *that* bad.

It's not Geomancer, at least.
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Old 06-17-2017, 11:52 PM
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My first two jobs are Samurai and Summoner. So, not exactly going to be a challenge run here.
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Old 06-18-2017, 12:45 AM
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Berserker isn't *that* bad.

It's not Geomancer, at least.
HEY TURTLE

GUESS WHAT YOU GOT FOR YOUR FOURTH JOB
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Old 06-18-2017, 02:07 AM
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Think I'll try Pure Chaos this time. Hopefully I won't regret it!

...Aaaand my first job is Time Mage, so I guess I'm going job-less until Walse.
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Old 06-18-2017, 02:20 AM
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Knight and Red Mage so far. I had briefly considered a classic jobs run, so I guess I'm happy to at least be getting a taste of what that would've been like. Getting a little worried about my late game prospects, but I guess !TwoHand and !Dualcast could still theoretically be useful down the line, depending on the next jobs I get.
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Old 06-18-2017, 02:48 AM
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Berserker isn't *that* bad.

It's not Geomancer, at least.
Geo is good for some handy passives in a couple areas, and !Gaia is pretty good if you have another mage to use it.
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