The Final Fantasy VIII Spread Sheet

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I just completed a Let’s Play of Final Fantasy VIII, and for part I used an excel spreadsheet to figure out how to divide up GFs across the whole team.  This is the single coolest thing I have done in my life, and I expect to be getting recognition from the major news outlets of the world any day now for my accomplishments on organizing data for this 18 year-old game (which can now vote, BTW).

A few dozen people One person asked for the spreadsheet I made, so here it is.  Both pages:

Final Fantasy VIII Plan

I’m pretty sure a more effective distribution of GFs could be made.  I originally wanted each character to have a thematically appropriate “main GF” but it all got screwed up when I thought I gave a Spd-J Scroll to Ifrit but actually gave it to Siren, and you just know what she can be like about that sort of thing so naturally everything went sideways.  But this one is “pretty good”.

In case you are wondering, no, there is no perfect solution for getting all of the characters fully junctioned without using a bunch of scrolls.  Most stats are only junctionable by 5 GFs, not 6, and many have only 3 sources (most importantly: speed).  Two speed scrolls are pretty easy to get via petty crime, and in my case I generated a third by beating up adorable Cactuar enemies and refining their Cactus Thorns (200 of them, which were pretty quick to get, all considering) into Hundred Needles (two of them, making still 200 needles, but packaged differently), and then refining those into Speed-Up items (2 of them) and then those into a a Spd-J scroll.  I learned all about this stuff from a website that peeled away they veil and showed me the truth of all things.  It also had helpful tables.

Extra Life 2017, The List, and the 12 Days of Christmas

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Every year I try to participate in the Extra Life livestream charity event.  The idea is that people should livestream for 24 hours for charity, although for me the 24 hour stream is pretty tricky to pull off given what life is like for me.  I still try to come up with a different way of hitting 24 hours, so the plan this year is to do a bunch of streaming, and also something I’ve been wanting to do I’m going to call “The 12 Days of Christmas”, where, at Christmas time, I will put out extra videos (12 of them) each a 1-off of a different game.  I also keep a list of games that are good candidates for future LPing as well, so I’m just rolling it all into one today.

Extra Life 2017

  • Artemis
  • Journey (late at night)
  • Dragon Quest VIII
  • Kerbal Space Program
  • Halcyon 6
  • Invisigun Heroes
  • Super Metroid (randomized)
  • The Stanley Parable (late at night)

The 12 Days of Christmas Shortlist

  • Apotheon
  • Cities Skylines
  • Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze
  • Dungeon of the Endless
  • Everspace
  • Evoland
  • Fez
  • Final Fantasy Mystic Quest
  • Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime
  • Overcooked
  • Push Me Pull You
  • Rising Islands
  • Roller Coaster Tycoon
  • Shadow of the Colossus
  • Shovel Knight
  • Sim City
  • Smash Bros
  • Starbound
  • Star Trek Online
  • Super Mario Galaxy 2
  • Overwatch

The List

  • Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix
  • Final Fantasy VII (again)
  • Chrono Cross
  • The Last Story
  • Xenosaga III
  • Gravity Rush
  • Homeworld – Deserts of Kharak
  • Sorcerer King: Rivals
  • Battlestar Galactica Deadlock