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Whew, I'm tired. Just a quick post as I promised the love of my life, before I hit the hay and prepare for work in the morning. This weekend, I've been:

* Playing with my PS2. I've gotten in a lot of FF12, a bit of FF10, a little Dark Cloud 2, and I started Shadow of the Colossus (which Mom and Dad got me for my birthday). Colossus is definitely going to take some work to get used to. I'm having a lot of fun with FF12, though Quickenings have me a bit confused, and I definitely need to level up before I head to the next area.
* Roleplaying. My main alt in campfuckudie reached his 1-year mark today, so I had camp throw him a party. And I had three other characters out at various times during the day. Considering how I sometimes go weeks at a time without playing, this is a definite improvement.
* Cleaning. I got all my clothes put away and my dirty ones ready for laundry tomorrow, and I also washed up the dishes and got the kitchen looking presentable again.

Not bad, all told. Still fighting off a rotten cough/cold/flu/whatever bug, but it's slowly improving.

So what did you guys spend your weekends doing?
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joiedecombat From: joiedecombat Date: February 25th, 2008 04:52 am (UTC) (Link)
FF12 Quickenings are really neat once you get the hang of them. I have fond memories of Penelo, as just about the only character left standing in my party, unleashing something like a 9-chain on a difficult boss. It was beautiful.

My weekend is still ongoing, since I am off Sunday-Monday, but thus far I have done a lot of laundry and a partial replay of FF10 for no particular reason other than I was kind of tired of playing City of Heroes.
delylah From: delylah Date: February 25th, 2008 12:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm replaying ff12 myself. It took me a while to understand quickenings, but they're a nice change from the usual limit breaks, especially since you get to decide when to use them. The important thing is to try and take advantage of the Mist Charge when it shows up. And if your party has already used up all of its Mist/MP during the Quickening, you have a chance to get additional mist charges by pressing the L2 or R2 button, which kind of "spins" the options (sort of like a slot machine?), so that even if nothing is available on the first try, you might have something available on the second.

The slot machine is really a good analogy I guess. You have 3 characters, and depending on how many quickenings they've learned, they each have up to 3 slots for a Quickening (from weakest to strongest quickening), plus the mist charge options. During the quickening, you can either select one of the characters available Quickenings, or you can press L2 or R2 to "spin" them and see if you get better/stronger quickenings, or the Mist Charge option. If everything is grayed out, you definitely want to "spin" to see if something comes available, especially Mist Charge.

The more hits you chain, the better, although if you only manage to chain lower level quickenings, your final result won't be as powerful as if you manage to chain a mix of lower and higher/highest level quickenings, or all higher-level quickenings. There are a number of different results. I think Torrent is the weakest, Ark Blast is one of the stronger results (not sure if it's the strongest or not). I think GameFaqs.com has a faq on quickenings that probably explains it better than I have.
reynai From: reynai Date: February 25th, 2008 05:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Good to hear from you. I'm working through a couple of my Valentine's gifts to myself, Halo 2 & Ratchet and Clank. Both are fun, if a little frustrating (R&C has a LOT of 'return to previous planet to get unlocked item'). Aand..I started up finally a character on dear multiverse. We'll see how it goes.

What delylah said about Quickenings is pretty much what I could tell you about them. I don't tend to use them a whole lot myself...I've just unlocked them mostly in order to get more MP, which is very handy.
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