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  1. I read about Dissidia in a 2007 issue of Game Informer, can't for the life of me remember what month it was in. I was intrigued, but despite being a fighting game fanatic and a Final Fantasy fan even at that age (was only 13) I wasn't really sold, and once reviews came out and weren't all that impressive in praise, I decided against picking it up. However, after scumming around for my Freshman year (we in 2009 now) and failing Algebra (yeah, I know) I ended up in summer school with one of my best friends, who would bring his PSP to school everyday just like I did. Only, while I was playing Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker, he had Dissidia. He let me play on his PSP during our break one day, and immediately upon playing my first match on his maxed out Kefka, I was absolutely hooked. Took a few months before I convinced my parents to snag it for me (I was 15 at this point) but once they did, I spent stupid amounts of hours playing it. I neglected almost every other PSP game I had, barely touched my consoles, and stayed up far past curfew just playing it in bed until my alarm clock would go off the next morning for school. Once at school, I'd spend every lunch period, study hall, and any other chance I could get playing against my friends that owned the game. We had a blast, and between collecting all the items and gear pieces, maxing out every character and all their abilities, and having our own small little tournaments among ourselves, we were hooked. However, being someone that followed the FGC, played Smash Bros Brawl competitively, and was an avid Smashboards user, I looked around for a competitive forum and community for Dissidia as well, to try and gain a leg up on my friends and learn all the top level secrets, builds and strats. That led me to discover Dissidiaforums, and I fell in love. I watched all the replays uploaded to the Youtube channel and individual replay threads, scoured every character board to peruse all the tech and MU discussions going on. I fell deeper into the rabbit hole than I already was. I didn't actually join the forums until a couple years later, however, and that was for Duodecim, not for the original Dissidia. Playing with my friends persisted all throughout high school, with me eventually getting a PS3 for myself in mid 2013 so I could play ad-hoc party and such. I 100% completed Duodecim as well, even though it was a far more painful process to go about than its predecessor. In the original Dissidia I mained Kefka and Squall, due to me liking Kefka's spell slinging playstyle (and being a huge VI fan) and me adoring Squall's combo heavy playstyle (despite hating VIII). My main in Duodecim changed a lot over the course of its lifespan. I started with Kefka and Squall, eventually switched over to Cloud and Tidus, then Laguna, then Bartz, Jecht, and more all until eventually resting upon Tidus and Bartz as my go to boys. I adore Dissidia as a franchise, and while Arcade looks... Well looks really rough and a little shoddy for competitive play... Looking at the frequent patch notes and engine overhauls SE has been doing on it, and seeing the gradual improvement of the game since its initial arcade release, I hold hope that there may be something to salvage by the time it makes its console debut. The sooner the better, because my PC can't rub PPSSPP comfortably and I really miss playing with folks from the forums, and exposing myself in tournaments seeing as I didn't understand high level play in Dissidia back then. I'm so much better now, just wish I could show it lol
    3 Points
  2. geefo

    DFFAC High Level Player YT Channel List

    INSTRUCTIONS Ctrl+F, type the character name into the bar that pops up, and look under the name of the character to find the players associated with that character; Afterwards, click their name, and you will be brought to the players Youtube channel. IMPORTANT I have assorted these players in regards to their associated rankings with said character. If a person plays a character and has uploaded gameplay of that character onto his/her channel, and are above Adamant E with that character, I listed them under said character. I am only human, so PM me if anything changes or if I failed to notice anything that should be noted. Rankings are as follows (ordered from highest to lowest) Crystal (クリスタル) Adamant (アダマン) Diamond (ダイヤ) Mythril (ミスリル) Platinum (プラチナ) Gold (ゴールド) Silver (シルヴァ) Bronze (ブロンズ) Each rank has a sub rank that you have to go through to get to the next tier. A > B > C > D > E If you request for me to add any player in particular to this list, then PM me their channel. If they are not actually active, then I'll compile some single videos into another topic if I get enough requests. DO NOT TAKE THIS LIST OF PLAYERS AS A REPRESENTATIVE LIST OF HOW POPULAR ANY CHARACTER IS. NOT EVERYONE UPLOADS MATCHES OF THEMSELVES, AND I CANNOT FIND EVERY SINGLE PERSON WHO DOES ON YOUTUBE. (If people want niconico links to people. I'll look for those, but there has to be a demand for that in order for me to even bother with listing nico links.) Baba Popo notoku Chi Marin MA HA marie rose Kamenin GauGau Lunabelle Mahirok taka9192 okazaki alfred Pittan Dekoichi Asegami Kira ibuki roi nob Mofumofu otyka Ryuusei Pittan Kiraboshi Ryuusei Corn Farmer Shirofina ibuki muuru Miyu Nakagawa Marin lightning tanaka Rau Sosui ininfeju Ponkotsu Mangoman Akii Shiina miyu Save The Queen Marin Shirofina JOSUKE Marin ENISHI otyka Matsumoto taka9192 Sepp Minuet Jakudo MA HA STB Ruxuil Holy Miya hayate Shirofina Rei Zenzopanero Marin Sosui Ousama Shirofina momokoiro GENGAR ininfeju Shinosho Pittan sbedion Secchan otaku Kira Shirofina ibuki Sana-chan Secchan Rau Zane-Chan Matsu Kisarah ch Torote Karura Torote Matsu Holy Miya hohi Eri otaku Hero Enji Popo Tei-chan corne Mahirok Marin nob Corn Farmer Taka Ruxuil Karura Kiina Shirofina Happy Beard Marin Zane-Chan Holy Miya Minuet Marin Shirofina Toya Aoi Akuma Marin MA HA Sana-chan Mikeneko Gomesu hohi dear Xemnas kuroyuri Matsu Aoi Akuma Kiina ininfeju Marin Zane-Chan ininfeju Baba Popo Rei Yugudora
    2 Points
  3. geefo

    DFFAC High Level Player YT Channel List

    With this getting a bit more buzz than I expected, I want to ask you guys if you have any channels you personally follow that I do not have listed here! A lot of these channelsseem to be getting lots of views; I'm not sure whether it's because anyone is actually looking at this or there are a lot more Japanese people who use youtube, but I'm glad to see that channels are getting 1000+ views for the content they put out! Also, I would like to ask if anyone would like me to start keeping notes on the list of the players individual ranks. It's a very difficult thing to keep up with, and so I ask if anyone is interested in helping me out with that by sending me individual players rankings of each character they play I will add them if I get enough responses. With that out of the way: UPDATE: Added a LOT more players I may be planning something in the works for how to... watch this game(?). A possible short replay commentary in which me and maybe a few others dissect what is going on in the game: The intricacies, the decisions, the plays, and all other things you may be missing in the constant chaos that is this game!
    2 Points
  4. My name is TheCelticZ (pronounced Keltic) or Celt for short. I got the english version of DFF in 2010 and heard about 012 soon after. I started out as an Exdeath main back in DFF and since moved to Vaan in 012. I'm the best of my friends but I aim to be the best Vaan ever. If not that, then in the States. I aim to hone my skills and hope to go competitive or pro with Arcade.
    1 Points
  5. Where to begin... Looking through my order logs, I got the first Dissidia (Japanese version) back in early 2009, so it looks like I jumped on that train immediately. I think I felt wary when it was first announced, but as more footage surfaced, I got hooked. Being primarily a Final Fantasy VIII fan, the first character I played was Squall. Not understanding anything was tough but luckily, the game wasn't too hard and the language barrier wasn't insurmountable. Besides that, I don't remember much until the English release where I explored all other characters and found my main character in Cloud of Darkness. Loved her playstyle, attacks and EX Mode effect. I played online, though only on X-Link Kai–but even playing just there, I still managed to have a go against some of the best players in the scene (xffixbmlx, Yunoa and more). One regret I had for my competitive play during Dissidia 1 is that I didn't stick to my main character due to lack of confidence. Regardless, I had a ton of fun then and I enjoyed being a part of the community. Besides CoD, I liked playing... hm. Ultimecia, Sephiroth and Kuja. Some Emperor, Firion and Squall too. Duodecim changed a lot of stuff and as much as I wanted to continue to main CoD, the system changed too much for me to enjoy her playstyle. That, and she got some nerfs. I found my new main in Kain, whose HP attacks fascinated me more than anything else in the game. I haven't played the second game a lot, the community had a lot of issues which resulted in the decline coming sooner rather than later. I still had my joy in the second game via screenshotting, something I'm still doing today. Besides Kain, I liked Prishe the most, with some Vaan and Laguna on the side. I really did prefer DFF to DdFF. There might be several causes for that, like community being at peak during the first game or the second game not improving things enough. I can't explain it as easily, one might have had to been there to know it. There was beauty in the first Dissidia for both the player and the spectator. I'm attributing it to Omni Air Dash, which gave so much dynamic to the game–moving through the game's stages, which were mostly huge, was unlike in any other Dissidia game. Approaching the opponent could be abrupt and positioning fast. It was exciting to say the least. For the upcoming game, I really only have one wish. The battle editor. I've spent years taking photos of characters, amassing a big collection of some spectacular moments. I want that for the new game as well. Nothing could make me happy as much as that would. I had a lot of various experiences during my time with Dissidia. I played and grew as a player, I conversed and got to know quite a few people, I started to design and become more than just a forum graphics artist. Dissidia pushed me and inspired me to become creative and ambitious, it reignited my flame as a Final Fantasy fan. It keeps me a fan today. I created this series of Dissidia fansites to show my appreciation for what Dissidia has done for me, to show what Dissidia helped me grow into. I want to share my love for Dissidia with everyone and be a part of the best community for it.
    1 Points
  6. Advent EVA

    Dissidia Arcade News

    Yep, definitely using him whenever this game reaches our shores.
    1 Points
  7. Aegis Runestone

    Dyxo's custom Dissidia movesets

    I have some suggestions on Rydia's quotes: By FF4 lore (at least the DS version), Shiva, and Ifrit are not gods, not to humans or eidolons. The only god of the eidolons is Bahamut (also known as the Father). Leviathan is the King, Asura is the Queen. You might want to give them other titles. As for what... my suggestion would be... "Master of Fire" or "Lord of Flames" for Ifrit. Shiva would have "Mistress of Ice," or "Maiden of the Blizzard." Just some ideas. :)
    1 Points
  8. geefo

    DFFAC High Level Player YT Channel List

    Update: Added a few playrs(A SEPHIROTH, an Ace, and more...) Added players currently on the list to other characters due to them now having that character above adamant E and posting vids of them
    1 Points
  9. Cherub

    Dissidia Arcade News

    I bet the same for the very same reason. inb4itsPrishe
    1 Points
  10. DJVD

    Dissidia Arcade News

    http://www.novacrystallis.com/2017/02/next-dissidia-final-fantasy-arcade-character-reveal-set-march-7/ Since Pandemonium was the latest new stage, I bet the new character will be Emperor.
    1 Points
  11. Deraj8

    Deraj8 Modding Archives

    Yes to the first question, no to the second. I plan on releasing it with the next batch of updates that might come out next month.
    1 Points
  12. Hey, name's RetroStation; pleasure to meet you all! I started with DFF in '09, and I mained Onion Knight and Golbez because I thought HP links were awesome, and Golbez grew on me as a character, despite not ever playing IV. I also dabbled with Zidane and Kuja because IX is my all-time fave. When I found out 012 was being released, I was excited and determined to snag a copy Day One. It's the only midnight release I ever went to, and I don't regret it. It wasn't until 2013 when I found local people to play with, and shortly after I stopped playing (broken/stolen PSPs were my luck back then). When I found out about PPSSPP last year, it made me want to play again, especially since I could easily help my other friends get copies of whatever they needed. Last month, I uploaded a clip of a Starfall setup I thought was hype to my personal Facebook. Tagged my friends who also played, and it sparked this huge conversation about getting people to play again in the local area. Then my friend Mitch found the Discord and invited me, so I'm really excited to see how well other people play!
    1 Points
  13. Guess I'll introduce myself. My tag's Vince, I'm a Warrior of Light main who joined here about three days before Scrub City. I played Dissidia casually around 2011 or 2012 when a friend of mine introduced it to me. At the time I didn't know shit about FF and I had just made a friend who was a fan of it. Around that time, the infamous Link vs Cloud Death Battle by Screwattack had come out which prompted a VERY heated debate between us (him being an FF fan and me being an LoZ fan). He showed me Dissidia mostly to show me how Cloud worked. Fell in love with the game, got my own copy and kept playing myself, but only casually (my friend's PSP died before I got my own copy, plus he's not much into competitive games). Stopped playing after a little bit because my PSP died, didn't pick up DDFF again until now. Having been interested in other competitive videogame scenes like Super Smash Bros. and eventually becoming a TO for fighting game tournaments, I looked back and began to wonder about whether or not DDFF had a competitive scene. That's when I discovered the forums and ended up here. If you found this introduction to be a bit long it's because writing it brought back memories and may have made me ramble on a bit. XD
    1 Points
  14. Might as well. I've started playing around mid 2011 and around the end of 2011 I had joined the Forums. I started out really awkwardly since my online life pretty much started with Dissidia and AHP, the first time I talked english with people outside of school, the first time I did pvp competitively. I feel like I had great guidance though with Narolf explaining me alot of the official stuff, harsh at times but in the end he's kept me away from Drama and has been very supportive later on once he got to know me better. X-Zone helping me out with the tournaments and overall being an extremely positive influence on my behavior on the internet and understanding the game so much better and heavily (maybe even too much) boosting my self confidence. Shoutouts to Dart, from whom I took an extreme amount of inspiration and knowledge on builds for my characters (From which one is a fun damage build for Shantotto, which is my favorite set to use to this day, not meta but extremely fun), and UW2K who has been a major help in improving my Ulti and has been an extremely good friend to me to this day. I have been very obsessed with magic already before in other games, I don't know what it is that makes me obsess with it so much, I just do. Which, naturally, was an extreme influence on my choice of characters. Which on hindsight has also been a huge weakness of mine since alot of people knew who and how I play and how to easily counter me (Mostly by picking small stages). However I took great pride in which characters I played. In 2013 after placing third in Frostbite, I felt "I've accomplished it". The competition was strong, I beat very strong players on my way to the third place and the amount of laughs I got from the people after I defeated L7W was just insane. Losing to Dart for the second place strangely didn't incite any salt nor hate towards Dart. In fact, my respect towards him just grew. But dang, third place in a major? And thats someone who used free air dash on Ultimecia for a long time? I was happy, satisfied, completed. I quit right after because I felt like losing in general got to me too much, I wanted it to be a clean end, if that makes any sense. I also wanted to try out other games with more focus on PvE and not PvP. Just to end up pvping in XIV. I guess it's in my blood.
    1 Points
  15. I joined at the start of the summer of 2016. I played Dissidia way back when it first came out. Then me and a friend discovered our mutual interests in Dissidia and we ended up fighting each other all throughout highschool. It was just us. So, I decided to get more into the game and increase my knowledge and ability. Now I main Exdeath. I still have a working psp and can use both JP adhocparty and the American adhocparty. I'm down to play some JP ranked!
    1 Points
  16. i am an END of few words
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  17. Hey there, Long time Dissidia player. I started playing the Japanese version of DFF, Seelenschneider showed me the ropes of the game then Kraid later on became the player I played quite frequently with. Tidus is my main and i've pretty stuck with him on all versions, However I did play Squall and Cloud once in awhile. I'm looking forward to the Arcade edition and playing you all in the future.
    1 Points
  18. Well, I'm new here and probably unknown to all, so.. hi ! I personally heard about the first Dissidia in the first weeks of its announcement and couldn't stop my excitement when it came to see new models of my favorite characters. I really loved most of them with their original voices, especially Zidane ( even if he had a weird jaw .. ). I ended up importing the game in japanese because I couldn't wait for the western release which still wasn't announced and I was afraid of losing the japanese voices that were imo really fitting the characters. And dear lord, I loved that game, I played hundred of hours on it. Sadly I couldn't get excited about Duodecim years later, maybe from consuming that much the first one, the characters that were added were far from being my favorites, quite the opposite, and I wasn't too confident about them recycling most of the story lines from the first game while just adding the world map and few chapters. I also wasn't interested at all in the assist systems and the balance changes, which were imo changing the game too much. So I skipped that one and only picked it up recently. I wasn't that interested in these games competitively, mostly because I'm more of a team player so I didn't like the 1v1 format, and because I simply hated the OP dodges and chases from a multiplayer point of view, they felt wrong to me. So I didn't go really far when it came to mastering these games, my favorite Characters were Zidane, Kuja, Jecht. So I found my gem recently with Dissidia Arcade. I forgot to mention that I'm currently staying in Japan and playing on a regular basis, although I should probably stop for a bit as I already spent probably more than 200$. My favorite characters so far are Zidane & Y'shtola by a large margin followed by Ramza. So yeah, I'm quite enjoying support-oriented characters as I expected. At the moment I'm interested in discussing the future of this game and trying to give regular updates and such on the new content, in order to do so I also recently obtained the mod powers of the Dissidia subreddit. I'm currently in the process of completely re-designing it in order to attract more people to it. Here, you can check my card... Sorry, I always wanted to make this joke.
    1 Points
  19. You got nothing on me. One of the very first on AHP even back when the game was released in JP in 2008 along with fossils such as Aichi, Seelenschneider, Lockon, Wolfion and FunkyMan and then later on with some complete prat and then later than that NeroMD, Dave and Belts and even a little more later with Jodah and Wedge. Then the NA/EU versions. Met some great people in those times and some not so great. But some fun facts quickly about when I was first playing: We didn't know how insanely powerful criticals were. Especially Counter Attack/Sneak Attack. Because of those two, many random NA players back in 2009 would accuse me of cheating despite playing by their rules. I still have some of those videos on my Youtube (though privately linked.) Despite what everyone on Youtube believed: My main was and had always been Terra. However I did play a bit more Emperor and enjoyed playing him more than Terra admittingly, even back in the JP version of the game. I also had Cloud of Darkness, Ultimecia and Exdeath in my arsenal also with those five always being my most fun and favoured to play.
    1 Points
  20. Played ever since JPN version at 2008 and later got introduced to the Online Community along with AHP. Been hooked ever since, waiting for PS4 version of Dissidia Arcade now.
    1 Points
  21. You and I both, except I'm the turtle. Heard of this game in like 07, bought a Japanese UMD. Found the wonders of Ad Hoc Party and it all went somewhere from there. My only real relevancy was getting 3rd place in the 1st major for JP DFF. Other than that I'm just your local shitposter
    1 Points
  22. I played casually and became good. That's it tbh. ( Don't have the ego to write how " awesome I was " ) When PPSSPP happened I got left behind in AHP :/
    1 Points