i'm at the part where SPOILERS. garnet becomes princess and we all go to treno except her and the armored dude. i don't know what to do... tot says to play in the tournament but i just go register and i lose to the first dude fifty times.
is there anyway i can just advance the story without this? or what ? thanks
You can save between matches, and the erratic nature of the card game means that even with lame cards you have a decent shot at winning if you just place your arrows properly. That said, there's no inherent penalty for losing, although there are two limited-amount items to be won (Rebirth Ring and Namingway Card).
^^ Hell, it's not all that complicated really, once you learn what the 4 letters/numbers mean. The fact is, even with a high-leveled card, it can still lose to a crap one. I've seen it happen more than once. There is a major random factor involved which is just part of the game.
You could battle the exact same cards against each other multiple times in a row, and it would end up with different results each time. Because no stat on the card is set in stone.
There is a RNG invovled, its seems to be used often in FF9 formulas. According to mechanics guide, each cards min and max only has a 15 point difference, so its not that big a deal if you playu wisely, e.g. Putting 9P vs a card with 1 or 2 physical defence will rarely lose.
I play on pc, so i can reload between moves... its quite rare for a weak card to beat a high one regulary.
"This deck of cards is a little frayed around the edges... Then again, so am I and I've got fewer suits"