AzNsHaDoW553 | Posted 8/20/2007 10:26:51 PM | message detail Personally, I've gotten 7154 in a single playthrough. I've heard of others that got a higher amount but they had no proof. FF Obliviator | Posted 8/22/2007 9:00:36 PM | message detail 7150? I'll try and get it some time. 4 more for AzN? Hmm, wonder if I can get higher too. Mookiethebold | Posted 8/22/2007 9:19:21 PM | message detail I just skimmed through the notebook I used while collecting info when writing my guide. I had my end game stats written down and praise was 7069, but I wrote "7245 ?" next to it. As I recall, someone had posted that that was their praise total and I was upset with myself that I had almost 200 less, even though I thought I was very thorough and got all the praise possible. Mookiethebold | Posted 11/25/2007 8:27:00 PM | message detail After my most recent playthrough (not the one in the above quote) I had 7151 praise. Thanks to a tip about a 50 praise clover I previously missed (see post #171 in the "did you notice" topic for details) and a cursed tree in Inner Yoshpet worth 13 praise that I also missed, I've now got 7214 praise.
When I had 7151 I assumed I missed 3 praise somewhere (according to aznshadow's 7154), but now I wonder if maybe he missed 10 somewhere else, since, excluding the 50p clover, but adding the 13p tree, 7164 would have been the total. Understand what I'm saying there? Good.
Also, this makes me think my note about 7245 praise that someone claimed they got *might* be legitimate, though for the life of me I can't imagine where another 31 (or so) praise could be hiding. I just spent some time thoroughly searching Shinshu, Hana, Agata (and Tsuta), Taka, City CP, Yoshpet and Inner YP (hence the 13p tree I had missed). I'll hit the rest of the places soon to see if there's anything else I may have missed. Hopefully I didn't miss any in the Moon Cave, Imp. Place, Oni or the Spirit Gate.
Anyway, just thought I'd provide some updated info in our search for the maximum amount of praise. Maybe someday we'll finally get a definitive total!