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[FF8PC-Steam] Ragnarok Rebalancing Mod (v1.0.7)
« on: 2018-09-01 16:02:27 »

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Introduction

Hello everyone, and welcome to the Ragnarok Mod. This mod was created with the aim of rebalancing several gameplay aspects of Final Fantasy VIII - mainly those that allow breaking the game's difficulty at very early stages already. Not only does this mod limit the gains from playing Triple Triad or makes enemies more challening, it also adds various convenience functions not present in the original game, such as lifting the Draw cap in battles or giving the characters basic spells right off the bat.

Overall, the mod is for those who look for a new challenge and maybe those who would like to relive Final Fantasy VIII the way they did during their very first playthrough, when they didn't know the game inside out yet. Of course, new players are welcome as well, but should get accustomed to how the general gameplay mechanics work first.

The mod is currently for the English Steam version only. It has been playtested from start to finish and should be largely, if not entirely bug-free. If you give this mod a try and discover something off, please report it here. Also don't be shy to share any impressions about the mod, such as the balancing changes being on point or not, or any suggestions for improvement.


Changes overview

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Revised junctions
The junction effects have undergone a huge overhaul to accommodate other mod changes such as altered spell availability, increased gains from weapons or natural stat growth (see further below). Major downgrades are mostly found in the HP and Speed areas, as it's easier to abuse Limit Breaks with high HP and with too high Speed, the ATB bar just fills too fast for enemies to keep up with the party. On the other hand, some spells have been made better on certain stats, and you can now junction more spells to Elemental Attack and Elemental Defense.

Triple Triad, Card Mod and Refine Abilities
As the gameplay imbalances of Final Fantasy VIII first and foremost stem from the possibility to get strong spells very early by playing Triple Triad, changing the Refine results was an absolute necessity. While you can still benefit from refining cards right after the beginning of the game, it is no longer possible to achieve power levels comparable to the original game: Tents no longer refine into Curaga, the Quistis Card refines into something different than Samantha Souls and the method of acquiring the Zell card has changed. In addition, the earliest you can win Level 6 and 7 Boss cards from card players has been delayed to later stages in the game, as these still hold some of the greatest rewards.

Spell power
Most offensive spells are now about twice as strong as usual to make them actually worth casting. To further encourage spell usage, the insanely high spirit stat of some enemies has been lowered. On the other hand, enemies now have the same magical damage output as the party, so they are capable of dealing high spell damage as well.

Limit Breaks
In Squall's case, the base power of each Renzokuken slash and Lionheart have been lowered. The same goes for some of Zell's and Irvine's attacks; also, their time limit to perform attacks has been reduced. Rinoa's Invincible Moon has been replaced. All of Quistis' Blue Magics have received a major buff, and most of them can break the 9.999 damage limit if her Magic stat is high enough. Shockwave Pulsar can deal up to 60.000 damage instead of the former maximum of around 30.000. Selphie's Slots benefits a lot from many spells not being available early in the game anymore. In addition, Fire, Blizzard and Thunder have been removed from the Slot selection entirely and two new Slot exclusive spells have been added.

Aura availability
Aura and Aura Stones are still in the game with their effects unchanged. However, Aura can no longer be drawn from a boss during the main storyline and all Aura Draw Points on the world map have been replaced, leaving only a few field Draw Points that do not refill. Aura Stones are very rare throughout the entire game and only a few can be found as a reward for completing sidequests. Both Aura and Aura Stones can still be won through item refinement, which requires a fair amount of grinding though.

Enemies in general
Enemies have been changed in many aspects, ranging from different stats, item drops and drawable spells to even new attacks being used in some cases. Tweaks to the enemy AI have been made as well. For example, enemies now skip their turns less frequently, may use other attacks, switch attack patterns earlier than they usually do and generally act smarter when it comes to self-healing and applying status effects on themselves or the party. The number of enemies immune to Gravity and LV UP/Down has been increased and some enemies are immune to the Vit0 status effect.

Enemy levels
Bosses now have fixed levels. The level of field enemies still scales with the average party level, but only up to a certain level and point in the game. From the mid-late game onwards, enemy levels scale until Level 100, as usual. Enemies on the world map have been applied a level cap that lifts after reaching Galbadia Garden. Enemies inside Lunatic Pandora are no longer at Level 1, and the level of enemies in the final dungeon is no longer random.

Enemy formations
Many rather pointless encounters that consist of only 1 Geezard or 1 Bite Bug have been altered. Enemies now appear in larger groups more often to encourage GF and spell usage. In return, most enemies drop less EXP to avoid reaching Level 100 too fast. Enemies that you wouldn't normally encounter if you simply follow the main storyline, such as Chimera or Hexadragon, are now included in storyline encounters.

Character base stats
The natural stat growth of all characters has been altered (increased in most cases) to make them more distinct from each other and to make game progress less dependent on junctions. Rinoa now excels even more in Magic Power, Zell in Strength, Irvine and Kiros in Speed and so on. There are only few exceptions in which a character stat growth is lower than normal, most notably Zell and Ward when it comes to their Magic and Spirit stats (as high HP and Strength require an appropriate penalty).

Weapons
The gain in Strength deriving from weapons has been generally increased. Especially the jump from a character's second best to best weapon is now much more noticable than before. As a compensation, the materials needed for upgrading a weapon may be different and usually harder to come by than the materials you normally need.

GF
Every GF's Ability list and Compatibility values have been altered. Some Abilities now require a different amount of AP to learn. Items that increase Compatibility to a GF have been given a boost and no longer decrease Compatibility of other GFs. The Boost Abililty is currently not available as it is planned to be replaced with a new Ability in a possible revision of the mod. As a compensation for the missing Boost Ability, the base power of all GF that inflict damage has been increased.

Ability adjustments
The gain from Abilities such as HP+40% has been reduced. The damage multipliers from Darkside and Kamikaze have been altered. Characters now take more damage when using Darkside. More enemies can be devoured for stat boosts, including two new outcomes. Return Damage is available early in the game and has been improved. The Rare Item Ability has been fixed so that it is possible to obtain Items from an enemy's steal/drop slot 4 with a higher probability than without Rare Item.

Drawing spells
In battles, the draw cap of 9 has been lifted to a theoretical 100 units per Draw. Draw Points may contain different spells than usual. Some have been made invisible or previously invisible ones visible. Some Draw Points that normally refill no longer do, or vice versa. The maximum amount of spells drawn from a single Draw Point has been increased in most cases.

Sidequests
Several rewards for completing sidequests have been improved (especially the treasure found in Chocobo Forests). Certain NPC interactions that previously went unrewarded are now being rewarded with items, basically adding some more sidequests to the game.

New Items
Hero-trial and Holy War-trial have been removed from the game in order to create space for two new items usable in battle.


Additional features
  • Includes Maki's Bad UV fix for a better looking overworld
  • Fixes several typos
  • Fixes a glitch that made the victory fanfare play incorrectly during the FH instrument selection

Setup instructions

1. Backup the contents of your lang-en folder (steamapps/common/FINAL FANTASY VIII/Data).

2. Replace the relevant files in your lang-en folder with the ones from the download package.

3. Download and install Roses and Wine W07 to the game's root folder.

4. Place the Ragnarok_mod.txt file from the download package root in RaW/GLOBAL/Hext.

To check if the mod changes are active, do the following: Start a new game and check Squall's spell inventory. He should have some spells by default. If not, you are missing the files from the lang-en folder (see Step 2). Next, go check the Draw Point in Balamb Garden's library. It should contain Double instead of Esuna. If it does not, Ragnarok_mod.txt is not at the right place. Ask for help in this thread if necessary.


Update log
  • 09/04/18: v1.0.1 - removes few leftovers from testing phase
  • 09/07/18: v1.0.2 - adds more starter spells and Devour upgrades, alters Quistis' Tutorials to match mod changes
  • 09/19/18: v1.0.3 - weakens the final two Cyborgs at Centra Excavation site, improves few character base stats
  • 09/24/18: v1.0.4 - reduces Draw Resist values for many early-game spells and AP requirements for Junction abilities
  • 09/27/18: v1.0.5 - adjusts prison boss battle, upgrades Return Damage ability and Siren, various other changes
  • 09/29/18: v1.0.6 - fixes a glitch in G-Garden, eases guidance through QoC sidequest, weakens few enemy attacks
  • 10/03/18: v1.0.7 - enables menu save in LP Laboratory, reduces late-game Meteor frequency, various other changes

Tools used
  • Deling Field editor
  • Ifrit enemy editor
  • Cactilio Battle structure editor
  • Doomtrain kernel.bin editor
  • MnGrp Translation tool
Many thanks to the creators of these tools, JWP for making Vit0 immunity possible and for help in other areas, Maki for discovering the Draw Point array in the exe file and DLPB for his Roses and Wine music mod and Hext tools.
« Last Edit: 2018-10-05 02:27:37 by Callisto »

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Re: [FF8PC-Steam] Ragnarok Rebalancing Mod
« Reply #1 on: 2018-09-01 16:04:08 »
When RaW latest  is released tomorrow, you won't need hextedit... it can then be done just by adding these to a folder and loaded at game start.

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Re: [FF8PC-Steam] Ragnarok Rebalancing Mod
« Reply #2 on: 2018-09-01 16:19:44 »
Well, that's nice, looking forward to it. I'll update the setup instructions then.

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Re: [FF8PC-Steam] Ragnarok Rebalancing Mod
« Reply #3 on: 2018-09-01 21:07:58 »
When RaW latest  is released tomorrow, you won't need hextedit... it can then be done just by adding these to a folder and loaded at game start.
Well, that's nice, looking forward to it. I'll update the setup instructions then.

Yeah, I'm going to be doing the same for a few of my mods. :)


But -- having said that, this mod seems AWESOME!!!! WHAT THE Strawberries.
Great job. But I think I would miss Triple Triad too much...

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Re: [FF8PC-Steam] Ragnarok Rebalancing Mod
« Reply #4 on: 2018-09-01 22:09:58 »
Yeah, I'm going to be doing the same for a few of my mods. :)


But -- having said that, this mod seems AWESOME!!!! WHAT THE Strawberries.
Great job. But I think I would miss Triple Triad too much...

Thank you. Regarding Triple Triad: Even with the changed Card Mod results, playing Triple Triad is actually still worth it in this mod. You can still get up to mid-level spells (Water, Bio, Meltdown) by modding the cards at the beginning of the game. It's only the high-tier spells like Firaga, Quake or Tornado and onwards that won't be available for a longer time. There are also some surprises to Card Mod, like the possibility to make Power Generators, for anyone who didn't want to mug it from Blitz, or messed up with the access to the items inside Lunatic Pandora. So yeah, I would say it's definitely still worth it.

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Re: [FF8PC-Steam] Ragnarok Rebalancing Mod
« Reply #5 on: 2018-09-01 22:12:07 »
hey

how hard is this ff8 mod?

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Re: [FF8PC-Steam] Ragnarok Rebalancing Mod
« Reply #6 on: 2018-09-02 01:41:03 »
In case you have played the FF8 Requiem mod: On a scale between 0 and 10 where 0 would be the vanilla and 10 Requiem, this mod would be a solid 7. So it's noticably harder than the original version for sure. The spells given to the party by default are just enough to beat the first few bosses. You have to look for new spells soon to keep up with the difficulty as you progress. With leveling up being more beneficial than before, you should do that too. Though excessive grinding is not necessary as long as you don't run from every battle. Your levels should be fine if you proceed with the game at a normal pace. Of course, searching for new spells and leveling up is not always all there is to it. Some battles now require more of an strategic approach in order to win. Like in some cases, it really matters in which order you defeat the enemies that appear in the same battle.

If you would like to know something more specific, feel free to ask.
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Re: [FF8PC-Steam] Ragnarok Rebalancing Mod
« Reply #7 on: 2018-09-02 11:37:34 »
Hey Callisto

will the ff8 save editor break your mod at all, and will the ff8 in game booster cheats break your mod at all

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« Reply #8 on: 2018-09-02 12:06:03 »
No, there shouldn't be any issues. The Hyne Save Editor was even used a few times for testing purposes, and it worked perfectly fine. Just tested the Magic Booster and didn't notice anything wrong with it, though I would advise against using it when playing this mod, as it isn't very healthy to the game's balance (Curaga!). The Speed up function, Assist and 9999 cheats work fine too.

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« Reply #9 on: 2018-09-03 00:25:33 »
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1v6bw43WVhWIPmxrJcMhX-qrFjgHVff8x/view?usp=sharing

Roses and Wine lite - Full installer released tomorrow.

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Re: [FF8PC-Steam] Ragnarok Rebalancing Mod (v1.0.1)
« Reply #10 on: 2018-09-05 21:13:33 »
Thank you. Regarding Triple Triad: Even with the changed Card Mod results, playing Triple Triad is actually still worth it in this mod. You can still get up to mid-level spells (Water, Bio, Meltdown) by modding the cards at the beginning of the game. It's only the high-tier spells like Firaga, Quake or Tornado and onwards that won't be available for a longer time. There are also some surprises to Card Mod, like the possibility to make Power Generators, for anyone who didn't want to mug it from Blitz, or messed up with the access to the items inside Lunatic Pandora. So yeah, I would say it's definitely still worth it.

I'm actually -really- interested in this mod, but I was hoping there was a version that didn't require me to change my game information, and simply be able to hext-inject.  How much of the mod is dependent on the 'lang-en' folder modifications?  Also, is there a way to 'throttle' the difficulty?  For example, if the mod proves to be a bit more of a PITA that I expected, is there a way to lower the difficulty a little bit in order to make it more playable without completely turning off the mod?

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Re: [FF8PC-Steam] Ragnarok Rebalancing Mod (v1.0.1)
« Reply #11 on: 2018-09-05 23:41:05 »
I'm actually -really- interested in this mod, but I was hoping there was a version that didn't require me to change my game information, and simply be able to hext-inject.  How much of the mod is dependent on the 'lang-en' folder modifications?  Also, is there a way to 'throttle' the difficulty?  For example, if the mod proves to be a bit more of a PITA that I expected, is there a way to lower the difficulty a little bit in order to make it more playable without completely turning off the mod?

I'm aware of the lang-en replacement not being the most elegant way to apply a mod, but anything else is beyond my knowledge at the moment. I don't know how to do this per dll injection, but might look into it at some point.

The changes coming from lang-en folder account for around 80% of all changes. The best way to lower difficulty is still playing Triple Triad, even with the toned-down Card Mod results. Fira, Water, Meltdown and other low-mid tier spells are still first available through Triple Triad, and it's good to have them as soon as possible for their increased spell damage. As the game is now much more spellcaster friendly, it's always good to have a healthy stock of spells in your inventory. Playing Triple Triad at the beginning of the game also helps with getting a character's second weapon sooner than looking for the required materials elsewhere. So all in all, Triple Triad can still help quite a bit, just nowhere near as much as in the vanilla.

I would suggest playing until Galbadia Garden to see if this mod is for you. Up until then, you should have a clear vision of what to expect in the future.

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Re: [FF8PC-Steam] Ragnarok Rebalancing Mod (v1.0.1)
« Reply #12 on: 2018-09-06 05:14:58 »
Thanks for the info! :)  I know how much work this must have been, so thank you for releasing it to the forums!

I will be playing this soon, since I'm going to be testing a lot of my newer mods in the recent months.  I'm not the best to test for playthroughs, though - since most of my work will be pulling textures and codes, but I will definitely let you know what I think of the gameplay!

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Re: [FF8PC-Steam] Ragnarok Rebalancing Mod (v1.0.2)
« Reply #13 on: 2018-09-07 11:08:21 »
excited to try out another Gameplay Mod but now i'll need to continue playing mine and start another New Game with yours :P for the full experience... Happy to see more people inspired to make Gameplay mods for FF8 as we have allot of potential with the tools around... even if i'm currently sad that i can't make AI script changes without the Textures going Corrupt... or just unlucky so far maybe with what i've tried...

also did you consider making New Clones to replace some of the Dummies...
c0m000.dat is easy to replace since it's listed in cactilio... i make a copy of Bahamut's file and modded that my NEO BAHAMUT Prototype... keen to try a HUE change soon... then i'll need a texture upscale to match i guess...
but yeah if we can figure out how to also use the other DUMMY's 144-199
that's allot of potential for Clones with Diff Magic / Items / Stats etc

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Re: [FF8PC-Steam] Ragnarok Rebalancing Mod (v1.0.2)
« Reply #14 on: 2018-09-07 19:17:39 »
A glitch regarding Angelo Cannon and Angelo Strike has been detected and fixed. For now, it is enough to just update your main.fs files, no need to redownload the whole package.

@qotsaninsoadkorn: Yes, altering the enemy AI can be tricky with Ifrit enemy editor, but you can already achieve a lot by applying changes by hand with a hex editor, using Ifrit only as a guideline to find certain bytes more quickly. That's what I did for the most part to avoid broken enemy encounters.

I have been thinking of adding new enemies to the game too, but I guess this would have delayed an initial release of the mod greatly, as it's not an easy thing to do. Maybe in a future update. Thanks for the hint regarding c0m000.dat and your interest in the mod. Might check out yours as well if I find the time.
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Re: [FF8PC-Steam] Ragnarok Rebalancing Mod (v1.0.2)
« Reply #15 on: 2018-09-07 19:58:50 »
See THIS post for the title screen release for Ragnarok (for use with Tonberry and SeeDReborn)
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« Reply #16 on: 2018-09-07 21:43:35 »
^ Would be awesome to have this in-game when using the mod. Nice ;D

Due to recent events (saw someone playing the mod), I feel the urge to leave a few more words about the mod's difficulty:

As I said before, the spells given to the party by default are just enough to beat the first few bosses. It is necessary to look for new spells every now and then to keep up with the difficulty as you progress. Cure, Fire, Blizzard and Thunder can carry your party up to the Centra Excavation site at most. If you still don't have anything better for junctions by then, your party will be stomped into the ground by the final two Cyborgs there. GF distribution should be rechecked if they still seem unbeatable, to get the most out of the junction abilities (HP-J, Str-J etc). Leveling up can help too, as they are at fixed levels, but that alone probably won't do it. In case you wonder why they have been made so difficult, it's simple: this battle was supposed to feel like a real boss battle, and the Centra Excavation site as a whole more like a real dungeon.

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« Reply #17 on: 2018-09-07 22:37:05 »
The more I hear about this the more excited I get! Looking forward to diving in!  ;D

Edit: So just had my first test battle fighting solo with Grats in the training center, they killed Shiva before I could even get a cast off...  I'm in for a good time! xD
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Re: [FF8PC-Steam] Ragnarok Rebalancing Mod (v1.0.2)
« Reply #18 on: 2018-09-08 06:51:16 »
^ Would be awesome to have this in-game when using the mod. Nice ;D

Here you go!  Just install Tonberry and SeeDReborn and then put this in /FINAL FANTASY VIII/textures/ - just copy/merge/replace the files it prompts you about.

If you don't want ALL of SeeDReborn and just want the title screen, you will need to place the SeeDReborn_hm.csv hashmap in "/FINAL FANTASY VIII/tonberry/hashmap/" but DO NOT copy over the textures from that mod!!  Simply move the 'sy' folder from this file to /textures/ as mentioned above.

Ragnarok Title Screen


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Re: [FF8PC-Steam] Ragnarok Rebalancing Mod (v1.0.2)
« Reply #19 on: 2018-09-08 16:28:04 »
So just had my first test battle fighting solo with Grats in the training center, they killed Shiva before I could even get a cast off...  I'm in for a good time! xD

Wow, that's actually not quite what was planned ;D But given the circumstances (solo Squall, Lv. 1 Shiva likely being hit by Gastric Juice)... yeah, there is a chance she won't make it. Grats may catch the player off-guard at the beginning, but won't be a threat for long. They should be as tame as always after unlocking the first set of Junction abilities.

Anyway, thank you for giving the mod a try. If you play until the Centra Excavation site, I would appreciate if you shared how it went for you there. If more players struggle with that area a lot, I might tone it down a bit after all.

Thank you for that picture, Mcindus. I've been using SeeDReborn for quite some time already. This is definitely a nice addition :)

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Re: [FF8PC-Steam] Ragnarok Rebalancing Mod (v1.0.2)
« Reply #20 on: 2018-09-10 00:18:17 »
Just cleaned installed on Steam, installed RaW and moved the FF8_EN text file into the RaW folder, but when I try to leave the Garden the game immediately crashes and says an unknown error has occured. I will try to reinstall again from beginning to end and try again

edit: Figured it out. Need to copy and paste the lang-en folder contents into the original folder, because the downloaded folder does not contain the movie file that plays when exiting and entering Garden at the beginning of the game.

edit 2: I went ahead and got the game going, beat the Fire Cavern and I want to give a couple thoughts. Although I would consider myself an expert of the game, I haven't played FFVIII in several years now so I'm going into this with a fresh perspective.

1. I did a couple Draws on enemies and immediately noticed the difference in the amount of magic I'm receiving, and I'm impressed with this change. I was never really a Draw guy since I discovered how powerful Card modding was to begin with pretty early, but if Card modding is nerfed here then I can see how this change is both necessary and welcome. I'm very curious as to how Magic is going to be distributed to the monsters in game, and what I can do with it because...

2. Magic is MUCH MORE POWERFUL than in the base game, and I LOVE this change! I'm terribly excited to see how Magic ends up in Rinoa's hands, since she's going to be much more proficient at using it (which makes total sense lore-wise). I actually almost never used to cast Magic because it just wasn't worth it compared to physical attacks/Limit Break spam, so I'm hoping this fleshes out the battles a lot.

3. The encounter length seems good so far. It's nice that it takes 3 to 5 normal attacks to kill an enemy now, it's not too fast and not too slow.The normal enemies aren't really threatening yet, but we'll see how it works out once I encounter T-Rexaurs or large packs of enemies.

4. Ifrit was actually a bit threatening. I gained a level or two before entering the Fire Caverns, and prepared for a worst-case scenario of him killing Shiva while I was casting. This did come to fruition, he seemed to focus casting Fira on whichever character was using a GF. I ended up leaving 1 character at full ATB to cast heals on the party while the other used GF attacks and Ice Magic to deal damage. Overall he wasn't too difficult, but your stated goal is to introduce strategy to the encounters and I think Ifrit's increased damage definitely forced me to play defensively.

Loving the mod so far and I'm looking forward to seeing how the game shapes out going forward. I'm DEFINITELY excited to find the new side quests you introduced and do the old ones for good rewards. Thank you for your hard work!
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Re: [FF8PC-Steam] Ragnarok Rebalancing Mod (v1.0.2)
« Reply #21 on: 2018-09-10 20:09:02 »
How the draw works now? already draw 100 magics or something linke that?  :evil:

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« Reply #22 on: 2018-09-10 22:15:19 »
@Lunareste: Glad to hear the mod can keep experienced players like you excited. That's some very valuable impressions you shared there, thank you. The point the player can receive high-level spells is now more in line with other entries in the series: Around mid-game for Firaga, Thundaga and Blizzaga, late game for Flare and Holy etc. Card Mod can still help with getting these a little earlier, as said before.

And yes, casting spells is now definitely more worthwhile; especially during the early-midgame, they are usually superior to physical attacks due to their higher raw power. Towards the end of game, they lose a bit of effectiveness, as their damage increase in relation to the Mag stat is only linear, whereas physical attacks rise with Strength exponentially. But then again, there's still Triple, and in the case of Flare and Holy, they are now even more than twice as strong than in the base game, to make spellcasting worth it throughout the entire game.


@Divatox: Draw works pretty much as usual, except that the Draw cap of 9 has been lifted. Whether you can draw more than 9 units of a spell in a single turn or not mainly depends on the drawer's Mag stat. Spellcasters such as Quistis or Rinoa will be able to break that limit easily and will gain 100 units very fast, while others may struggle. So no 100 units per Draw guaranteed, sorry ;)

« Last Edit: 2018-09-11 01:10:29 by Callisto »

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Re: [FF8PC-Steam] Ragnarok Rebalancing Mod (v1.0.2)
« Reply #23 on: 2018-09-11 15:43:46 »
Few examples for encounter alterations (old left, new right):


     
One of the many vanilla encounters that only have 1 Geezard in it. The addition of Cockatrices makes this particular battle more dangerous, as they can now inflict high damage with their Thunder attacks.


     
A better variety of enemies can now be encountered at beaches (in the base game, it's like 90% Fastitocalon-Fake most of the time).


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Something more threatening than a single G-Soldier should be expected at this point in the game...



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Re: [FF8PC-Steam] Ragnarok Rebalancing Mod (v1.0.2)
« Reply #24 on: 2018-09-11 18:53:08 »
You edited every encounter in the game?