Replayed this for the second time recently.

#1Master CilanderPosted 3/3/2013 11:31:43 AM(edited)
Beat it, not including the post game stuff, with an average level of 55 in 68 hours.

I did it way faster than I had expected to, and I even talked to all the NPCs and didn't particularly rush.

I did make Hero and Gabo learn Sword Dance and then have them master Dragoon and start on Paladin before leaving Dharma though. Oh, and I got Maribel Hustle, mastered Teen Idol, then made her a sage, also before leaving Dharma.

Surprisingly that grind took maybe 6-8 hours, and then I flew through most combat sequences at pretty much light speed. I didn't even bother working on Melvin's jobs until Disc 2 Krage.

As this was my second time through I didn't feel like having that uphill grind in every new area, so I guess I kind cheaped it out. xD

Nevertheless, this really is my favorite JRPG. Replaying it after a few years showed me how much of it I forgot too. I remembered everything up to Hamelia, but everything between that part and Coastal was somehow deleted from my memory.

Guess it's time for the post game.
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#2VeghEstherPosted 3/3/2013 4:28:01 PM
It took me longer because I had every human job mastered ASAP so by the time I hit level 55 for the final dungeon I had around 85 to 100 hours.
#3Master Cilander(Topic Creator)Posted 3/4/2013 10:38:45 AM
VeghEsther posted...
It took me longer because I had every human job mastered ASAP so by the time I hit level 55 for the final dungeon I had around 85 to 100 hours.

For every character? Or just 4?

I'm only a few medals shy of getting a metal king heart too.
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#4Master Cilander(Topic Creator)Posted 3/4/2013 1:07:09 PM
I'll also say this, I had been planning on making Gabo and Hero Godhands before leaving Dharma but decided it was an inefficient use of time.

And I was right.
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#5VeghEstherPosted 3/5/2013 7:36:07 AM
By every human job mastered I mean on all 5 PCs and by the time I reached the post game I was at the 80 to 85 hours mark.

But my best equipment is the best buyable ones NOT gotten via the Migrant Town Casino form since you need the final town form to be in the normal one just to access the 2nd post game bonus dungeon.
#6VeghEstherPosted 3/5/2013 2:58:57 PM(edited)
Actually making PC's godhands ASAP can be done IF you have access to the job at level 15 (grind on Mt Cede until PC's hit level 17 and move on).

Hence by the time I fought battles outside Dharma at level 23 to 24 while I didn't have access to the Godhand job yet I did master the Paladin Job and Vacuum with Paladin at level 2 is all you need to end all those random battles for job grinding (after learning Whistle) to end them in 1 turn.

After I had access to the jobs it took me 10 hours to have all 3 with Ultra Hit (godhand mastered) and yes it was well worth the 10 hours to kill bosses like Gracos onwards in 1 turn.