Do I have to end up 'wasting' 10,000 coins to buy a wild artifect? (Academia)

#1GateOfDestinyPosted 3/23/2013 9:11:41 AM
Got up to Academia 4XX, and need to find Cores, missing one, and seems to be in a time where I haven't got to yet.

I had one, but used it on Vile Peaks. Now seems I might have to buy a wild artifact to open another portal somewhere else to continue?
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#2ArmaLeyvatenPosted 3/23/2013 11:39:13 AM(edited)
There's 10 Wild Artefacts for 10 gates. So it's not a "waste" to buy it no matter what point you are at in the story
#3tiornysPosted 3/23/2013 11:46:53 AM
There are 10 Wild Artefacts in the game, and 10 gates to open with them. If you want to open all of the optional areas, you must buy the Wild Artefact from Serendipity.

There are 7 Graviton Cores and you need 5 to progress the game. Cores can be found in the following places:

New Bodhum 003
Bresha Ruins 005
Oerba 200
Academia 400
Yaschas Massif 100
Oerba 400
Sunleth Waterscape 400

Note that Yaschas Massif 100 AF contains both a Wild Artefact and the gate to Sunleth Waterscape 400 AF, and Oerba 400 AF requires two Wild Artefacts to access.

There are 7 Wild Artefacts available up to this point, plus the 8th in YM 100, and a 9th in Serendipity (the 10th isn't available until later in the story). Not counting the gates to YM 100 and Oerba 400, there are 6 gates that can be opened with Wild Artefacts.

Therefore, if you've found all of the "free" Wild Artefacts, you can always access at least 5 Graviton Cores without purchasing the one from Serendipity. Accessing all 7 of the Graviton Cores might require a purchase, depending on which other gates you've opened.
#4GateOfDestiny(Topic Creator)Posted 3/23/2013 1:01:26 PM
I have:

Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta.

The other 3 are in times where I don't have access to :/
Had a wild artifact, but I think I messed up and used it on Vile Peaks which just seems to be a random sidequest area, so now I struck with no other free wild artifacts to open up at least one place to go to.
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Hentai = Art
"Its all about love, friendship and courage! - Laguna, FF8
#5tiornysPosted 3/23/2013 1:08:11 PM
There are (or were) Wild Artefacts in the following locations:

Bresha Ruins 005
Bresha Ruins 300
Oerba 200
Sunleth Waterscape 300
Archylte Steppe ???
Augusta Tower 200
Academia 4XX

If you have not opened up Yaschas Massif 100 or Oerba 400, then you could have potentially opened all of these gates:
Bresha Ruins 300
Yaschas Massif 110
Augusta Tower 300
Vile Peaks 200
Oerba 300
Vile Peaks 010

That's 6 gates and 7 Wild Artefacts. At least one is unaccounted for.
#6KayoubiPosted 4/2/2013 4:45:45 AM
What do you plan to do with your extra gils or coins? I had 200k gil after farming for monsters and essences for chocobo levelling. so I bought all the fragements with gils.

At the very least the wild artefact doesn't seem a waste at all.