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Title: Final Fantasy III (DS)
Post by: Met on November 14, 2006, 05:55:46 pm
Got me a Black DS Lite today (sister broke the old DS... long story...) And getting Final Fantasy III tommarow (tried to get it today, they didn't have it yet). Anyhow. Just making a topic for the people who are getting it to discuss their party combinations, lvls, progress in the game and whatever.  ;D
Title: Re: Final Fantasy III (DS)
Post by: Met on November 18, 2006, 06:05:48 pm
Ok. Going to list here my character stats as shown on the load screen. Kinda. Iíll just make a one word or so description for character names so you know who Iím talking about.

Currently:
Silver Hair: lvl 24 Warrior. Job lvl 34
Blond Hair: lvl 24 Black Mage. Job lvl 35
The Girl: lvl 23 White Mage. Job lvl 29
Shy Guy: lvl 24 Theif. Job lvl 44

Currently at the Gold Manor part. But my guys are too weak for it so gonna train for a bit.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy III (DS)
Post by: ArkServer on November 19, 2006, 09:47:18 am
Enjoying the game so far?
Title: Re: Final Fantasy III (DS)
Post by: Met on November 19, 2006, 12:57:38 pm
Yeah, its pretty good. All my guys are lvl 30 now. Same Jobs and at the Darg Continent.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy III (DS)
Post by: Met on November 19, 2006, 08:07:26 pm
Grr. If anyone else is playing this, When you get to a boss named Odin, just skip him. He's an optional boss. Come back when your lvl 40 or 45 or something. He's impossible underneath that practically.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy III (DS)
Post by: Fink on December 28, 2006, 10:26:14 pm
(look I'm back)

Hay guys, I need someones friend code so I can send them 7 emails to get the Onion Knight.

Here's some info on it if you don't know what it is:
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How to obtain secret job: Onion Swordsman

Back in the original Famicom FFIII, Onion Swordsman was the first job you start as (unlike Freelance from the DS version), but you can play this job in the Nintendo DS version as well by unlocking it. Onion Swordsman is one of the most powerful jobs with the Onion Equipment + past level 90's.

How to obtain:
1)Register someone elses's (or multiple) communication ID under Mog Net.
2)Send message to another PC 7 times
3)Send and receive 4 messages from Topapa, on the fourth one you will receive a message to do a mini-quest.
4)Go to Uoul (First town in the game)
5)Talk to Topapa
6)Go to the cave up north of the cave
7)At the drop hole, you will have an event and then will be proceeded to fight 3 bombs
8)After the battle, you will obtain a piece of crystal, which will unlock Onion Swordsman

I've been grinding my job lvl. If your main lvl is < 14 you can lvl up your job lvl after doing 5 things for each person.

What this means is you can go to the 1st cave, go into battle, and block 5 times. If your lvl is high enough but still less then 14 the bad guys will do 0-1 dmg to you.

So I plan on geting the Onion Swordsman and grind it for a while. I don't really mind grinding.

If you want to get the Onion Swordsman, PM me your friend code so we can send each other 7 emails. Thanks guys
Title: Re: Final Fantasy III (DS)
Post by: stuck on December 29, 2006, 08:09:11 am
So that's how jobs work...

I guess I'll go to some other place to job grind my level 40s, where can I find this info?

Here's my current build:

Silver Hair: Level 41 Dark Knight Job Level 28

Shy Kid: Level 41 White Mage Job Level 58

The Girl: Level 40 Monk Job Level 80

The Ex-Castle Gaurd: Level 41 Black Mage Job Level 61

My final build will be Dark Knight, Devout, Black Belt, and Summoner, in that order.

Odin was a lot easier than I thought. I just wish I had a thief with me to steal the Zantestucken.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy III (DS)
Post by: Met on December 29, 2006, 09:59:51 am
Can't help ya with anything with WiFi, I can't connect to WiFi from here.

and I already got Onion Knight. He really does suck at the moment. =P

My Party is:
Silver Hair: 46 Warrior. Job 84
Blonde Hair: 47 Magus. Job 26
Red Hair: 46 Devout. Job 24
Brown Hair: 46 Onion Knight. Job 16

But I haven't really played much lately. I have to keep on grinding for lvls and job lvls. When I went into the dark world I just got owned. There's no save points in there! I only killed 1 of the 4 bosses then died on the second in there.

I might start playing again. I only really play Final Fantasy when I have nothing else to do.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy III (DS)
Post by: PHI-1618 on December 30, 2006, 12:10:01 am
Just started this. It's good thus far. Felt pretty hosed by the Fire Crystal dungeon's boss, so I'm having to grind some. Which I hate honestly. It's not like I rush my way through these sort of games; the fact that I'm having to consciously run around like a nutjob in circles to level is frustrating. Where's Yangus's Whistle technique when I need it?
Title: Re: Final Fantasy III (DS)
Post by: Cobra on December 30, 2006, 12:29:57 am
Why are you playing an RPG if you hate level grinding so much?
Title: Re: Final Fantasy III (DS)
Post by: PHI-1618 on December 30, 2006, 12:55:27 am
Why are you playing an RPG if you hate level grinding so much?

Because ordinarily I do it without realizing I'm doing it. When I play these things, I take my time and explore every nook and cranny of the landscape, try to find every secret passageway, etc. I learned a long time ago that rushing through Final Fantasy games is foolish, since there's a lot of off-the-beaten-path stuff lurking around that you'll miss. For example: I was never cognizant that I was grinding playing DQ VIII or FF XII. My grinding was incidental to what I was otherwise doing. But in this, I'm very aware that I've explored everything I can reasonably explore and am simply spinning in place till another random battle pops up so that I can catch my characters up to where I am in the game despite my progressing through it at a slow clip.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy III (DS)
Post by: Dragon_Reborn on December 31, 2006, 09:37:07 am
Silver (Cthulhu) Lvl. 14 Red Mage  Job Lvl 19
Gay Dude (Eibon) Lvl 14 White Mage  Job Lvl 18
Girl (Alexil) Lvl 14 Warrior  Job Lvl 17
Blondie (Nygotha) Lvl 14 Thief  Job Lvl 12

Right now I am trying to figure out what to do at the Tower of Owen(?) and found a village near the Desert that was attacked.
This is a really good RPG, my First true Final Fantasy besides FF Tactics.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy III (DS)
Post by: PatMan33 on December 31, 2006, 10:06:28 am
Keep that Thief if you are planning on getting a Dragoon later in the game.

*Spoilers*



When you get to Eureka you can steal the best staff in the game from Odin.



You can one shot Bahamut with it.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy III (DS)
Post by: stuck on December 31, 2006, 11:05:48 am
I didn't know it was that good!

What should I  do if I can't set up my DS Wi-Fi (see sig) but still  want the blacksmith and whatnot? Any workaround?
Title: Re: Final Fantasy III (DS)
Post by: Dragon_Reborn on January 01, 2007, 08:23:45 am
New Update on my Characters
Grey Hair: Lvl. 19 Geomancer Job Lvl 5
Shy/Gay Dude: Lvl 19 White Mage Job Lvl 28
Girl: Lvl 19 Knight Job Lvl 4
Blondie: Lvl 19 Scholar Job Lvl 6

And right now I am in the Tree Castle thingy, its pretty hard.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy III (DS)
Post by: Met on January 01, 2007, 12:09:55 pm
New Update on my Characters
Grey Hair: Lvl. 19 Geomancer Job Lvl 5
Shy/Gay Dude: Lvl 19 White Mage Job Lvl 28
Girl: Lvl 19 Knight Job Lvl 4
Blondie: Lvl 19 Scholar Job Lvl 6

And right now I am in the Tree Castle thingy, its pretty hard.

I don't suggest geomancers or knights really.

I say the classic Warrior, White Mage, Black Mage, Theif works good. Switch theif to dragoon for the one flight boss in that castle. Then back to theif. Then when you get the right crystal do Warrior, Magus (better black mage), Devout (better white mage), and Ninja.

Then if you get the onion knight switch the ninja for onion knight.

But that's my opinion on the better way to go through the game. Anyone can have their own style of play.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy III (DS)
Post by: stuck on January 01, 2007, 03:32:17 pm
Why Magus? They are severely underpowered compared to summoners. Mine (job level 99, normal level 46) can easily deal 2000-3000 damage to everyone, and that's not counting elemental weaknesses or using Leviath/Bahamut. If your looking for a good AoE damage spellcaster, Summoner wins in my opinion.

I'm thinking of changing my Dark Knight to Ninja, but I'm not sure. Also, Black Belts kick major ass. Mine deals far more damage than my knight, is faster, and is steadily gaining her way to 9999 HP.

It really is just personal opinion in the end though, since Maguses (for instance) can deal status ailments.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy III (DS)
Post by: Dragon_Reborn on January 01, 2007, 03:37:05 pm
I am liking the Knight and Geomancer, they may be different but the Geomancer can end hard fights in just one turn if he calls down Whirlpool.  The Knight is just a specialized version fo the Warrior, but I tend to like it better just because of looks.  I want my characters to be different from the classic job group and when the Summoner comes along, good bye Scholar.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy III (DS)
Post by: Met on January 01, 2007, 06:48:20 pm
If i remember right, the knight is more of a tank than damage.

And I prefer damage with the warrior.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy III (DS)
Post by: Nyctalinth on January 09, 2007, 09:19:17 am
At the current moment in the game (level 34 just before the temple of time), the geomancer seems to be pretty powerful (even at a lower job level ~14).  The evoker seems to be working pretty well, even though I only have up to level 5 summons. 

I currently have:
Dragoon
Geomancer
White Mage
Evoker

I plan on upgrading White Mage to Devout and Evoker to Summoner.  I'll probably keep geomancer until I can go through the process of getting the Orion Knight.  Anyone have a friend's code to exchange?  I'll post mine here when I have access to my DS...
Title: Re: Final Fantasy III (DS)
Post by: PHI-1618 on January 09, 2007, 09:31:23 am
Geomancers are insane. They have been awesome in every job class based S-E game ever. It's no different in this one.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy III (DS)
Post by: Glacies on January 09, 2007, 05:01:35 pm
I didn't think geomancers were exactly terrific, to say the least,  In the original tactics. And I'm da ex-perty!
Title: Re: Final Fantasy III (DS)
Post by: Solaren on January 31, 2007, 03:23:19 am
Since I see someone bringing this up in another thread and getting promptly shot down, I'll bring it up in here.  FFIII + friend codes.  The way I understand it you must send mail to actual real people to unlock onion knight.  If I am mistaken about this please let me know.
While I am a teacher and can ask by students for their friend codes, that idea just seems a little, well...weird.

So anyway, code swapping anyone?
Title: Re: Final Fantasy III (DS)
Post by: Cobra on March 15, 2008, 07:21:32 pm
Massive bump!!!

I bought this game yesterday as I started to get an itch for some classic rpg gaming. Although I'm still in the early days and not much everyone is still at the default jobs so pretty boring. (the lack of diversity in my team so far not the game its self). Currently a Little stuck got some sort of cool sword (at least I assume cool for my current level) from the castle after fighting a griffon. I found how much I need to level before doing stuff after I walked into a mine in that small town and got inta-killed by a pair of skeleton things.

Can't wait until I get to the point I can start picking jobs for everyone.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy III (DS)
Post by: PatMan33 on March 16, 2008, 12:01:02 pm
Yeah this deserves to be said again.

This game is a great remake and everyone should give it a shot. If the remake of FFIV is this good I'll be happy.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy III (DS)
Post by: Cobra on March 17, 2008, 04:36:26 am
Yeah starting to enjoy this game although I lost my stylus today it fell out of its little thing you put it in while I was at the train station. Need to buy some back up styluses.

I have found menus can actually be a pain to navigate with the stylus you think it would be easier but you have to double tap every icon which gets so freaking annoying. Also I'm sort of not liking the mini modes mostly because to be able to survive mini mode you need everyone to be a magic user and I just didn't have enough offensive spells to go around. In the end I just had Luneth doing guard constantly Arc seeing what he can steal and potioning anyone who cops a hit, the chick healing everyone she knows aero spell but I needed to save magic so i can make us all big again when it's over, The guy from the royal castle was the only one dishing out the hurt.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy III (DS)
Post by: T-BirD on April 19, 2008, 10:20:45 am
Definitely enjoyed playing through this in January, but I gave up on stylus controls pretty quickly. Standard D-pad and buttons is so much faster and more accurate.

Of course, I voluntarily grind a lot so that I don't run into difficulties in "the next section", so my play time by the end was fairly massive. Still, it doesn't annoy me. Grinding is something I can mindlessly do while doing something else as well.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy III (DS)
Post by: Cobra on April 19, 2008, 07:08:19 pm
I'm up to the final dungeon it's more annoying trying to grind jobs than anything else grinding the levels aren't too bad although I have to gain a few more levels to take on the final boss. One question I do have though is 9999 the highest amount of damage you do you can you hit enemies for more and the screen only reads that amount?
Title: Re: Final Fantasy III (DS)
Post by: Werechicken on April 20, 2008, 11:19:37 pm
New Update on my Characters
Grey Hair: Lvl. 19 Geomancer Job Lvl 5
Shy/Gay Dude: Lvl 19 White Mage Job Lvl 28
Girl: Lvl 19 Knight Job Lvl 4
Blondie: Lvl 19 Scholar Job Lvl 6

And right now I am in the Tree Castle thingy, its pretty hard.

I don't suggest geomancers or knights really.

I say the classic Warrior, White Mage, Black Mage, Theif works good. Switch theif to dragoon for the one flight boss in that castle. Then back to theif. Then when you get the right crystal do Warrior, Magus (better black mage), Devout (better white mage), and Ninja.

Then if you get the onion knight switch the ninja for onion knight.

But that's my opinion on the better way to go through the game. Anyone can have their own style of play.

I completely disagree my geomancer took out the boss in that tree stage with one hit (granted it was shadow flair and the odds are about 2%)
Title: Re: Final Fantasy III (DS)
Post by: Cobra on April 21, 2008, 05:46:46 am
Geomancers seems to work fine although admittedly I find a summoner can do far more damage by bringing out the leviathan or even that Buhamat I think its name is. Just use you other summons for regular battles my thief and warrior can take care of most enemies on their own.

Still no one knows if I can do more than 9999 damage or not?
Title: Re: Final Fantasy III (DS)
Post by: PatMan33 on April 21, 2008, 09:04:19 am
Well it is a tricky question.

If the game is using the same mechanics that the original game used then I'd say that what you see is what you get. However if they are using a new engine (I think it is just a heavily modified engine) the characters may be doing more than what the game says they are doing.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy III (DS)
Post by: Cobra on April 21, 2008, 08:27:51 pm
Yeah I started using weaker weapons with my Warrior there seems not point in having legendary swords if they don't hit for more damage. So I just use the blood sword and heal back what ever damage I take my self. The only other question i have that i can't seem to find anywhere is what effects do leveling up my job have on the Devout and a Summoner. I notice the Warrior hits harder as the job level goes up the thief gets mroe hits per turn. I can't work out what advantage the Devout and Summoner gain as they increase job level.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy III (DS)
Post by: T-BirD on April 23, 2008, 02:29:22 am
I certainly had the impression that 9999 may mean 9999 or it may mean 20386.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy III (DS)
Post by: Werechicken on April 23, 2008, 10:35:06 am
job level increases the effectiveness of their skills and in the case of mages their damage.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy III (DS)
Post by: Cobra on April 23, 2008, 11:20:21 pm
I haven't really noticed much of an increase in the damage of the summons even though my Summoner is now over job level 50. My Devout mostly only heals not attacks I don't thinkI have seen much increase in Health healed but I'll kep an eye on that.

How ever you look at it though at least with my Summoner the damage done by Leviath even with a low job level is plenty heaps.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy III (DS)
Post by: emmet on March 03, 2009, 05:02:28 am
Hey, I got this yesterday after my friend introduced me to the joys of final fantasy (we were playing X-2). I didn't get very far... That town where everyone's become a gold silhouette. I entered the mythril cave place and got pwned... I had no idea there was no autosave or anything. Lost it all.

Oh well, I had spent most of that game just exploring, so I'll speed back through.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy III (DS)
Post by: PatMan33 on March 03, 2009, 11:59:59 am
my friend introduced me to the joys of final fantasy (we were playing X-2)

You need to get to a safe place before someone with less self-control than myself reads this. Your very life is in danger. Go now, run!
Title: Re: Final Fantasy III (DS)
Post by: /lurk on March 03, 2009, 12:04:23 pm
X-2?! DID YOU SAY X-BLOODY-2?






Okay whatever.

Better than 7, at least.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy III (DS)
Post by: PatMan33 on March 03, 2009, 12:04:54 pm
*murders Lurk*

Are you running yet, Always?
Title: Re: Final Fantasy III (DS)
Post by: Celdur on March 03, 2009, 01:10:24 pm
7 was ok

although what i see from spoony 8 is far worse >.>

but yeah...*shoots always in the knees*
Title: Re: Final Fantasy III (DS)
Post by: eropS on March 03, 2009, 03:04:52 pm
IX was by far the best one of the series.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy III (DS)
Post by: Kaizer on March 03, 2009, 07:11:03 pm
IV, V, VI were the best ones made, discussion over  ;)
Title: Re: Final Fantasy III (DS)
Post by: eropS on March 03, 2009, 07:32:01 pm
Ohhh..... 4 was good....
Title: Re: Final Fantasy III (DS)
Post by: emmet on March 04, 2009, 09:38:51 am
my friend introduced me to the joys of final fantasy (we were playing X-2)

You need to get to a safe place before someone with less self-control than myself reads this. Your very life is in danger. Go now, run!

Bleh. I had nothing to compare it to. :P
Title: Re: Final Fantasy III (DS)
Post by: eropS on March 04, 2009, 02:35:57 pm
Play 4, 9, and 6 (and 1 because its just awesome)
Title: Re: Final Fantasy III (DS)
Post by: PatMan33 on March 04, 2009, 03:11:54 pm
Final Fantasy is in the same category as The Legend of Zelda. It gets points for being the first game in the franchise but beyond that it is an exercise in the amount torture you can put yourself through.

Honestly, probably all of the Final Fantasy games are worth playing.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy III (DS)
Post by: eropS on March 04, 2009, 05:22:00 pm
Not true, Zelda got better as it matured then worse as it got old.