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The Inventions of Reuben

  • UPRC
  • 04/09/2015 05:24 PM
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Beronian inventor Reuben can be brought to Bacchus Garrison. When you do this, you can give him gold to build different machines.

Machine #1: Draught Blender
A machine that you can put different things inside to output completely random restorative items. You might get a potion or, hey, maybe a megalixir. Need to work out how this machine will work, but it'll be neat. Basically, it’ll be a restorative item lottery.

Machine #2: G.A.N.T.
Giant Artificial Nanotechnology Thing. Reuban isn't good with names, so he hid his inability to name things well behind an abbreviation. G.A.N.T. is a machine that you can talk with. I'm not talking about being offered a choice of four things to say to the machine via the show choice command, I mean the player will actually be able to type what they want to say to G.A.N.T. via the enter name function (G.A.N.T. will have a spot on the characters tab to make this work). Say hello to G.A.N.T. and it will answer you! What's the purpose of this? Well, who is to say? Maybe something might happen if you say the right thing to G.A.N.T. Maybe not. Perhaps we'll never know.

Machine #3: Clasko
Ever want a humble servant waiting on you 24/7? Meet Clasko, a robotic butler Reuben can build which can serve several functions. Need a pick me up? Clasko can totally heal you up without issue. How about a joke to brighten the day? Clasko's got tons of those, too. Clasko also enjoys playing hide and go seek. If you're feeling up to the task, tell Clasko to go hide and await your arrival! There will be several "difficulty" options to choose from when playing hide and go seek with Clasko, with "easy" being Lindblum City and "hard" being the ENTIRE world. Good luck on that one! If you find Clasko, he'll give you something he found while hiding. What he gives you is determined by what level of difficulty you choose.

I'll probably have Reuben offer up several other "mechanical" inventions/items as well. Going to have a lot of fun with this guy and what he can offer the party. There will definitely be a screenshot or two later on down the road when I'm well into making the Berona Republic (which is right around the corner now).

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This might just become the best instalment in the franchise.
These sound great, particularly the Draught Blender. Late game it would be better to recycle junk into possible high end items rather than sell it for more useless cash.
Buy 99 98 potions. Play lottery. Profit. :^D.
UPRC
Exciting, but ultimately pointless.
6128
author=orochii
Buy 99 98 potions. Play lottery. Profit. :^D.


Well, potions will be a little hard to come by at that point in the game! I'll probably be making sure that all item shops "level up" when the player has the ability to go anywhere they want just for the sake of being able to drop down into any town to buy some mega potions and such.
author=UPRC
author=orochii
Buy 99 98 potions. Play lottery. Profit. :^D.
Well, potions will be a little hard to come by at that point in the game! I'll probably be making sure that all item shops "level up" when the player has the ability to go anywhere they want just for the sake of being able to drop down into any town to buy some mega potions and such.


Hmm. I don't know if I like that, to be honest. The way I play FF, I usually have a full stock of Potions at later game levels (when they're cheap) so I can spam heal people while saving my MP and higher end healing items for in battle or sustaining myself later in a dungeon/bad spot.

I guess you could make the argument that this just factors in to the difficulty curve though, that people wouldn't be stocked to the brim with 99 of every healing item.
UPRC
Exciting, but ultimately pointless.
6128
Hmm... I never thought of using potions in that way. They could be good for that, I suppose! I expect players to be stockpiling hyper ethers, mega potions and sleeping bags in the game, but we'll see how things develop.
author=Pizza
Hmm. I don't know if I like that, to be honest. The way I play FF, I usually have a full stock of Potions at later game levels (when they're cheap) so I can spam heal people while saving my MP and higher end healing items for in battle or sustaining myself later in a dungeon/bad spot.

I guess you could make the argument that this just factors in to the difficulty curve though, that people wouldn't be stocked to the brim with 99 of every healing item.


I normally do that too. Better save MP for the strong enemies and for resurrecting.
UPRC
Exciting, but ultimately pointless.
6128
Welp, I think people are going to enjoy the revised sleeping bags then! They heal 40% of the character's HP and MP when used in battle or on the field. No need for a save point.
Thiamor
I assure you I'm no where NEAR as STUPID as one might think.
63
I can't recall if you have the normal save point + world map = save anywhere function, but if that is the case, can I offer up a suggestion that would also help keep people from stock piling gold all the time? Portable saves.

A crystal item that you can use anywhere that allows you to open up and use the save/load menu without the need to reset the game to load, and without the need to find a save point in order to save where you are.
UPRC
Exciting, but ultimately pointless.
6128
Well, I allow the player to save anywhere on the world map and at save points, and the save/load menu is always accessible. Players have always been able to load a game whenever they wish, too.
Thiamor
I assure you I'm no where NEAR as STUPID as one might think.
63
Well I mean can they save anywhere, for example, off the world map? Like in a cave, in a village other than just using the world map or save point locations?
You could have a machine for something like in Suikoden. Have a ? item, they bring it to the machine, the machine appraises it, and makes it into another item. They can use these items for sidequests, boss fights, or even to sell for a profit.
does Reuben get his name from Mystic Quest??
author=thomasstoutXXV
does Reuben get his name from Mystic Quest??


No foolin' you. =P
UPRC
Exciting, but ultimately pointless.
6128
author=thomasstoutXXV
does Reuben get his name from Mystic Quest??


Yes, and he is in the Berona Republic.

I've also decided that the Berona Republic will be the "cameo capital" of the game. While I'm trying not to borrow too many names from the main series this time around, I think it would be fun to have one area of the game where there are more than anywhere else. Names such as Daryl, Dyne, Heidegger as well as Zorn and Thorn will appear in and around Berona City.

There's also a family in Mohamdal Junction (in Lenadia) with some familiar FF6 names. Elayne, Maria and Owain (though Maria is more of a reference to the first game, as this is another little girl named Maria who needs to be rescued).
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