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General Challenge Topic IX *SPOILERS*

#117MasterPosted 8/25/2012 5:51:37 AM
Welcome to the ninth General Challenges Topic!

Here are the most frequently found challenge abbreviations.

NSG - No Sphere Grid. You can't touch the Sphere Grid during the game.
OSG - Own Sphere Grid. Character may not venture into other player's parts of the grid. Also means you can't use the Expert Sphere Grid.
NS - No Summons. You can't summon except when forced to. (Exceptions: Forced Garuda battle in Besaid, forced fights against Isaaru.)
NC - No Customise. You may not customise any equipment.
NI - No Items. This means the Item, Use and Quick Pockets commands are not allowed inside, and, in Item's case, outside of battle. No Auto-Med/Potion/Phoenix Armor abilities either. You are, however, allowed to use Rikku's Mix overdrive. (Exception: You are forced to use a Grenade against Klikk.)
NO - No Overdrives. Self-explanatory. (Exceptions: You are forced to use Dragon Fang against Sinspawn Ammes and Mix against a Bunyip after getting Rikku.)
NBB - No Blitzball Again, self-explanatory.
NE - No Escape. Escape or Flee commands may not be used.
NNE - No [No Encounters] auto-ability. This one is only used when NE is added.
IE - Initial Equipment. You may not touch the Equip submenu or change equipment in battle.
NZ - No Zanmato. Self-explanatory.
NTQ - No Trio of 9999/Quartet of 9 Overdrives
DA - Dark Aeons
MoC - Mark Of Conquest. Usually means a challenge involves beating up stuff in the Monster Arena.
MFO - Mandatory Fights Only
SCC - Single Character Challenge
T/Y/A/L/W/K/R O - Tidus/Yuna/Auron/Lulu/Wakka/Kimahri/Rikku Only
ANO - Ability Nodes Only
NRI - No Regular Items. ie, no accessing the Items or Quick Pockets commands inside or outside battle. Also, no Auto Phoenix/Med/Potion armor abilities. Use command is allowed.
NSC - No Spare Change
NCW - No Celestial Weapons
RSO - Red Spheres Only. You may only Use Power, Mana, Speed, Ability Spheres, and Fortune Spheres.

By combining these, you can create some very tough, yet possible, challenges. Here are some examples of challenges that have been completed:

NSG(NENNENBB)
NSGNS(NENNENBB)
NSGNSNTQ(NENNENBB)
NSGNSNC(NENNENBB)
NSGNSNO(NENNENBB)
NSGNSNI(NENNENBB)
NSGRO(NENNENBB)
OSGLONINONC(NENNENBB)
OSGTONINONCNCW(NENNENBB)
OSGAONINONC(NENNENBB)
OSGNSNCNINOIENENNENBBRSO

Please feel free to post here with any questions or updates about challenges.
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#217Master(Topic Creator)Posted 8/25/2012 6:46:41 AM(edited)
The last few topics have been closed from lack of activity, but I noticed a few users making topics for their questions with challenges, so I decided "Hey, why not?" Worst case scenario, topic gets archived and we all move on with our lives. Now then, on to business.

I've decided to take on OSGLONONCNI. Assuming I can make it through, I intend to follow up with LONONIMoC for the funzies. Just left Besaid.

Since my memory is fuzzier than a peach right now, is there anything worth donating Gil to O'aka? IIRC, the donations only affect Mushroom Rock Road prices, and he really doesn't have anything worth getting there for Lu.

Sin's Fin went down handily. Leveled Lu up to her first HP node out of paranoia and attempts to get a Blue Bangle that I didn't get. Yuna and Kimahri refused to hit themselves and ended up eating a few Spines, allowing Lu to safely pick off the Fin. lol NSG Euchilles.

Onto Kilika, and farming Poison Ward. Bleh.
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#3Blitz_Ace470Posted 8/25/2012 6:33:27 AM
No point in donating anything to O'aka, since as you said he doesn't have anything useful for Lulu.

As for any challenge updates from me, I actually defeated Evrae and Altana in ANONSNINONENNE(NBB, so far)... without Spare Change, which to my knowledge hadn't been done before. I had that file stuck at the Thunder Plains trying to get some Regen Armors with 2 free slots. I was missing the Shield, needed for Altana, and the Bracer... which I thought was needed for Evrae. Turns out it wasn't and I was majorly annoyed. xD

Though the last couple of days I've been playing SCNIIENANE on FFVII, so don't expect more news on the above challenge for a while.
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#4RautaharjaPosted 8/25/2012 6:43:49 AM
ah nice a new general challenge topic:)
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#7master_theifPosted 8/25/2012 10:52:48 AM
Well, just getting Rikku on my OSGWO. So far it's NBB, but I may just do a wakka/aurochs only. Curious about how difficult it'll get if i toss in a NC.
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#8DatFace_PTPPosted 8/25/2012 1:00:33 PM
master_theif posted...
Well, just getting Rikku on my OSGWO. So far it's NBB, but I may just do a wakka/aurochs only. Curious about how difficult it'll get if i toss in a NC.


I did OSGWONCNBB so I am your perfect man there. S&A is the only annoying part. I tried to go for the 1% of surviving Pain, but I couldn't be bothered after 70 tries. Due to the strength farming I need to do to beat Anima, everything after that was easy. Not getting too difficult unless you go all the way to beat Omega Weapon since that is an interesting fight.
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#9barreltheifPosted 8/25/2012 1:14:30 PM
WONC is still a very easy challenge.


I tried to go for the 1% of surviving Pain, but I couldn't be bothered after 70 tries.

wut
You tried 70 times to beat S+A in WONC? You just need enough strength to beat A before the third Pain, which does not take long at all to get.
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#10DatFace_PTPPosted 8/25/2012 1:58:46 PM
barreltheif posted...
WONC is still a very easy challenge.


I tried to go for the 1% of surviving Pain, but I couldn't be bothered after 70 tries.

wut
You tried 70 times to beat S+A in WONC? You just need enough strength to beat A before the third Pain, which does not take long at all to get.


I avoided using my comrades as meatshields, forgot to mention that. I ended up giving up on trying that. So I used up one character as meat shield. I saw only one Pain. Possibly because I used up every ounce I had, so I had a huge amount of strength.
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