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Mobius Final Fantasy – Squall Job Get!

It’s an excuse to do a post! XD

Mobius Final Fantasy - バラムの傭兵 - Mercenary of Balamb
I didn’t bother shrinking the size of this image. Click to see larger version! The illustration is pretty cool. 😀

I’m pretty happy and surprised I drew this job card because I have never managed to get an event-only job before. ^^ Truthfully, I wanted the creepy Tonberry more but this one is pretty awesome! It’s got high attack power, a crazy Critical rating, and is decent in every other category. Only low point I can see is the Break Power.

The Ultimate Attack is super destructive, capable of dishing out MAXIMUM damage (999,999 HP) on a single enemy !

Mobius Final Fantasy - バラムの傭兵 - Mercenary of Balamb
The stats will only get higher as the Dark card levels up too. This is just an example of what they look like with a mix of 4-star and 5-star plus a maxed out Gunblade.

Heck, you can see it in this video I recorded of a set of battles in the Gigantuar area. It turns out this job is a superb choice for the region!

Please excuse my super slow gameplay. I just have a usual habit of madly tapping on the screen when playing manually. It gets to the point that I sometimes use up an entire turn by accident that way. .__.;; Please see the video description on YouTube for more information. 😀

Not shown in the video is the Skill Seed multiplier. It’s a whopping x505! I’m sure it’ll go beyond that with a score of 20 million and above but I’ve yet to reach that. 😡

Mobius FInal Fantasy - Skill Seed Multiplier with Balamb Mercenary Job
This is a screencap from the green Gigantuar area. So many seeds!

Mobius Final Fantasy – Game Balance Reboot

Although I already included most of the information into the FAQ, I’ll do a recap here because I said I would write up a separate post anyway in the 1st Anniversary Celebration post. ^^

The re-balancing was one of the big headliners for the 1st Anniversary update in late May. What Square Enix has done was retweaked the game quite a bit to make it more enjoyable overall!

Here’s the breakdown: Continue reading Mobius Final Fantasy – Game Balance Reboot

Alternative to Google Translate for Japanese Web sites

Everyone uses Google Translate including me!  However, sometimes the translations are awkward and/or questionable.  That’s where a “second opinion” becomes necessary!

My second opinion is known as Nifty Translate.  It’s a Japanese site but very easy to navigate~! ^_^

Here’s a partial screencap of the site:

Nifty Translate
Nifty Translate

For text-only translations, simply use the large box on the left.  Select the second radio button (日本語から英語 or Japanese to English) and then click the button with 翻訳する (Translate) on it.

For this example, I simply copied and pasted the text above the input box.  The result will show the original Japanese text and the translated version.

Original JP text and English translated version!
Original Japanese text and English translated version!

This screen with the double boxes is actually the main translation page to work from since you can simply paste any text into the first box, hit 翻訳する (Translate) and get the English result. 😀  The button below the second box re-translates the text into the original language.  Cool, huh?

Like Google Translate, you can also translate entire Websites through URL.  Refer back to the first image but on the right side with WEB翻訳 (Web Translate).  Paste the Web address there, select Japanese to English, and click Translate.

You will get something pretty cool!  For this example, let’s use http://wikiwiki.jp/kairopark/

Translated Web site
Translated Web site

What I adore about Nifty Translate is that it retains the Japanese text as well. This is extremely useful for people that can read a tad of Japanese like me since a lot of times, having the original words as reference clarifies some oddities that come about from a machine translation.

There are many instances, however, where neither Google Translate and Nifty can translate properly. These problems usually come from informal and casual writing like on message boards or even the comments section at the Kairopark Walkthrough Wiki site. So until machines can understand the nuances and such of language, no machine translation site can replace a human translator. :\

Oh yeah, on the main Nifty Translate page, you can also select to translate from Traditional and Simplified Chinese to Japanese (and vice versa) or Korean to Japanese (and vice versa). :3

Taiko no Tatsujin Arcade Replica done! Da don~!

Taiko no Tatsujin Arcade Cabinet Replica done!
Taiko no Tatsujin Arcade Cabinet Replica done!

It took a few hours but it’s complete!  The “Out of Order” sign is a Post It note. ^^  I whipped it up since I wasn’t going to paint the coin slot and stuff so I figured I might as well just cover it. 😛

The drum sticks aren’t actually complete. They need to be painted white at both ends … which I won’t be doing.  I had some white self-adhesive labels so I cut those to size and wrapped it around each stick. Unfortunately, cutting a tiny circle would be difficult so I left the top exposed. :/

The image of the game-in-progress was poorly cut out by me, thus the white border on the right. 😐  Still don’t understand why the model company couldn’t print with perforated lines. I guess they had to keep the budget down or something.  Also, the quality of the “screens” aren’t actually all that high res either. :\

Here’s a close up of how horrible the sticks look. 😛 The red and purple stickers came with the kit but don’t actually go all the way around the sticks very well.  Of course, it didn’t help that they were kind of hard to put on due to my shaky hands.

Crappy drum sticks
Crappy drum sticks

Here’s a side view.  The angle the photo was taken at makes Don’s body look kind of deformed. ^^ It’s not actually that off.

The side~
The side~

The back! Notice the crappy red border sticker job on the left side.  I think I spent an equal amount of time placing all the borders as I did with piecing everything together.  There were so many red trimming stickers. X__x

The back~
The back~

More crappy sticker work.  The black ones aren’t even aligned with each other. XD  And the right one looks like it’s discoloured but it’s not. :B

The top~
The top~

I skimped on all the wheels and supports — there’s supposed to be four more wheels and 4 pole-thing things. The four wheels that I did put on are going to remain white forever.  Also, notice the red trim don’t reach all the way~! This was due to my need to wrap part of them around the edges.  Since it’s the bottom, I don’t mind that it looks like this. :3

The bottom~
The bottom~

Here are those holes I mentioned in the previous post.  Not sure if they would look any better with a proper drill instead of a screwdriver. 😛

Custom holes
Custom holes

And here is the arcade with a bunch of Don and Katsu! ^__^

Don~! Kat~!
Don~! Kat~!

Hmmm. I just noticed how awesome I was to take almost every photo on a slight slant. 9__9