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  1. 2 points
    i'm new on this site too, i love FF since i'm about 4 years old, finish FF VII and VIII when i was 6, huge fan of Cloud, Tifa and Squall. always hoping got FF VII AC game but never got it LOL...so i know and play Dissidia when i start got bored playing PC games for a while, sadly i'm too late playing Dissidia 012 till the old site is down, hopefully there's someone update Tifa's face on her AC outfit since i see someone already did Cloud p.s i'm a modder on one game, i'm interested on making mod for Dissidia 012 if someone want to help
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    A Guide to Basic DDFF Theory Introduction The goal of this guide is to providea theoretical base for understanding DDFF. It is particularly aimed at low and mid level players. Those who have been a the top of the competitive scene won't find any information they didn't already know, though it might still be an interesting read for looking at things from another perspective. The way I see it, skills in DDFF are divided into 3 categories. I call them valuation, neutral, and other. Neutral is about questions like: How do I approach this character? Where should I be positioned? How to punish this approach? When is this move safe and when is it not? Other is a collection of small things that don't fit into either category. Valuation is the subject of this guide. Although neutral is of course very important, it is outside the scope of this guide. I will focus only on valuation. In DDFF, there are 3 main resources: Assist, EX, and Health/damage. Valuation is concerned with questions on how to use, manage and evaluate these resources. [WIP. This will be completed very slowly as I cant dedicate too much time to Dissidia. Also, I am not a great writer and there was no "reviewing" of the text so far. So some parts might be unclear or confusing. Your feedback is important for improving this guide. Also, needs work with formatting and stuff] -- Some definitions: Playing proactively vs evasively: Playing proactively means you want to cause interaction between the players. It means you want to fight your opponent, to make things happen. Playing evasively means the opposite: you want to not fight your opponent, rather delay things until a better time. This guide will help you decide when to play one way or the other. It won't tell you how exactly to play, as that is in the realm of neutral. Winning neutral: To win neutral basically means a neutral exchange resulted in a result favorable to you. Most of the time it means you hit the opponent with an attack, though not necessarily. -- 0- Assist Mechanics Here I will explain the technicalities of how the assist system works. In the TKG09-created units system, a bar of assist is equal to 100 assist units. Thus the full two bars is 200. The accessory descriptions in game that say x% assist refer to %s of 2 bars. So 10% assist depletion means -5 assist when hit, and Together as One (+40% initial assist) means you start the game with 80 assist. When you do a move, you will gain some assist the moment it starts. It will either be 10 or 15, according to a few rules: 1- If it's the first move used in the game, 10 2- If you have exactly 0 or 100 meter, 10 3- If it's different from the last move you used, 15 4- If it's the same as the last move you used, 10 Hitting opponents with moves gives additional assist, by an amount that varies on a move-by-move base. This applies to all moves that deal BRV damage, including the BRV damage part of HP moves. HP moves do not give additional assist. If you have Side by Side equipped, SbS will give you 60 assist on HP hits. [Incomplete] 1- The Importance of Assist Leads Picture two Squalls fighting each other with the exact same build, assist, HP and everything else. Both have 0 assist. Let's say that in the near future, there is a p=50% chance Squall A will hit B with a Beat Fang; and (1-p)=50% that B will hit A with a BF. Who does this situation favor? It doesn't really favor anyone since both players benefit equally from each case. (The math-inclined will note that EV=0 for A and B) Now say A is at 100 meter, while B is still at 0. Again, 50% for each BF. Now suddenly the situation favors player A a lot. In the 50% case he gets hit, he only takes some relatively small BRV damage. But in the 50% that he wins, he will deal that same amount of BRV damage, plus the damage from the assist, then finish it off with an HP attack. Even though both Squalls are playing neutral equally well, what ends up happening is that half of the time A takes a bit of damage, and half of the time B takes a lot of damage. Another way of looking at it is that having assist allows you to increase how much value you get out of each neutral win. While an assistless player would have to deal damage in small increments, a player who always has meter gets to deal way more damage every time he wins neutral. In the example above, my estimate is that Squall A deals 6 times more damage than B. Obviously it is better to deal more damage, since it means you need to hit your opponent less times to win the game. But the advantages a meter lead give you don't stop there. 2- Assist Depletion and Mantaining an Assist Lead Let's go back to the example where Squall A has 100 meter and B has 0. If A does hit B, he lands his damage which is great. But now the meter numbers are 0-0. This is the "favors no one" situation. If we assume that both players build meter at equal speed, then by the time A has his meter again, so will his opponent (100-100). This is still "favors no one". A was in a situation where he had the advantage, dealt damage and then wasn't advantaged anymore. Let's say the initial meter situation was 100-50 instead. This still favors A for the same reason that 100-0 favors A: he can assist combo and B cannot. But after assist comboing, the meter situation will be 0-50, and in the near future 50-100. This means the situation has completely flipped, from an advantageous situation to a disadvantageous one. What can player A do about this? The answer is assist depletion of course. The 100-0 situation will still go to 0-0, but every other case gets better. From 100-50, or 100-90, you end up in 0-0, essentially erasing all progress they had made on building meter and setting them back to stack zero. From 150-50, you go to 50-0 which means you go from advantage to still being advantaged. So if you keep winning neutral, your depletion will keep constantly setting back your opponent's meter. This makes coming back hard on the opponent, because they will never get assist leads "for free". Furthermore, it creates situations where the neutral outcomes value are completely tilted in your favor. Situations where the meters are 1xx-0xx will happen often, and your opponent cant afford to get hit in them. For all the reasons described in 2, plus knowing that the depletion will delete all their progress in building meter. This gets even worse if your character builds assist faster than the opponent. Instead of going from 0-0 to 100-100 (even to even), you go from 0-0 to, example, 100-70. You will naturally build meter advantage over time, and your depletion will allow you to capitalize on and increase that advantage. Sometimes, the slower meter builder will go for long periods of time in a loop of getting hit, getting comboed, losing all their meter, and getting hit again before they can assemble anything to fight with. Sometimes it feels like you lose half your health before you can even start to "play the game". 3- Assist Changes Part 1: Introduction Assist Change (AC) is a mechanic that allows you spend meter to break out of combos, thus avoiding damage. Whether or not to AC can be a difficult and interesting question because it requires you to compare two very different resources and make a fast choice. But most of the time, there are principles which can make taking this choice a lot easier. First, at the costs of changing: If you lvl 2 change, by losing two bars and going back to 0, you are giving your opponent a huge lead in assist. If you lvl 1 change, though you only lose one bar, this is often even worse than lvl 2 changing. Because your meter gets locked, you effectively have 0 meter a while. But unlike just going to 0, you can't even gain meter while your bar is locked. Meaning you can't even begin to mount a comeback in this time frame. Oftentimes, your opponent will be able to build an advantage larger than 1 bar over the period where your bar is locked. As we discussed earlier, you don't want to be at an assist disadvantage. So keep this in mind while choosing to AC or not. Now, let's separate combos in DDFF into a few categories: a) BRV b) (BRV->)HP c) BRV->Assist->HP d) (BRV->)HP->Assist->HP e) Anything with 2 assists (usually HP->Assist->HP->Assist->HP) And let's analyze each of them individually: a) Because there is no depletion at play, you are looking only at the damage-avoiding benefits to outweight the costs of changing. As a rule of thumb, if BRV damage is not going to break you, it can be seen as insignificant. So I'd recommend not ACing in that case, with very rare exceptions. Even if it going to break you, it is often not good to change because the costs are just too high. b) This is very different because HP damage is way more significant than BRV damage most of the time. But the biggest difference is that now you have to consider depletion. Though the costs of changing are high, if you don't change, the depletion will inflict a loss of similar nature to you anyway. Of course the "damage" of depletion is not as high as the "damage" you take from changing. But it is significant and makes the cost of ACing be relatively way less high. c) This is similar to b) since you are taking significant damage and depletion if you don't AC. But this time, your opponent has to spend a bar to connect to the damage. By ACing after the opponent's bar has been spent, you're forcing them to effectively waste it. This makes the cost of the AC more manageable, since the assist disadvantage will be smaller. d) Because depletion exists, if you want to AC out of this you need to do it before the first HP. Meaning this is very similar to b), except the damage you'll be avoiding is a lot higher. e) This is left as an exercise to the reader. 4- Assist Changes Part 2: Assist Locking 5- Combating Meter Advantage 6- Assist Changes Part 3: AC Counters 7- EX Basics 8- EX Revenge 9- EX Hold and other misc EX topics 10- Inevitability 11- Winning Neutral
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    I have milkshape but I'm new at it so if I learn how to use it these are the future mods I'm gonna make Persona 1 Mc over wol persona 2 mc over jecht persona 5 mc over lighting Knuckles over jecht vector over gilgamesh charm over shan espio over onion knight Persona 4 adachi over Kefka Persona 4 yosuke over Zidane persona 4 kanji over jecht persona 4 chief over prise persona 4 yukiko over Terra Kh2 Seifer over squall Vocaliod len over Bartz tales of legendia senel over Tifa The bouncer sion over Tifa .Hack haseo over Zidane .hack Tsukasa over emperor .hack kite over Zidane Tales of synphonia dawn aster over Bartz fate/extra Lee shu wen over Tifa Pts shikamaru over Vann Pts neji over prise Pts Kiba over Zidane Pts Choji over gilgamesh Pts chunin sasuke over jecht And that'd pretty much the mods I'm gonna make once I learn how to use noesis because most of them are from model-resources.com and let me know if these are some good ideas to anyone :3
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    I'm new to site tho I had an account on Dissidia Forums before it got closed down for some dumb reason. Dissidia was one the first games I got for PSP, It was actually the reason I got a PSP in the first place so I've been playing it for awhile now. I still play it on an emulator now, my mains consist of Kain and Squall, and sometimes Kuja.
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    Name's Azrael, I go by Az often enough. I've been a Final Fantasy fan since I was a kid (I'm 34) from Final Fantasy to Final Fantasy IX. Then I joined the Army at 19-going-on-20 in 2004 and was overseas in Germany and a few tours in iraq. I missed out on a LOT and fell behind. When I came back to gaming, it was a different world, but my favorite was always FF8. Seifer in particular was my favorite and I always viewed him differently than others, less a villian and more like a victim like Kain was. I also related to the character and used my imagination to fill in his backstory. Would always use cheats to play as Seifer in FF8, travel all around the world after beating the game and battle monsters, imagining storylines and so forth in my head. Final Fantasy X was...NOT my style. I gave FInal Fantasy XI a try, it just wasn't for me. Didn't have any real interest in XII or XIII, I gave XIV an honest try...I'm sorry, no. Just not me. But Final Fantasy Dissidia? I thought it was EXCELLENT. Though I felt Seifer would have been a better rival for Squall. I was a bit disappointed there weren't extra characters. Still, I loved the game, the fighting system, the way it was all weaved together into a decent storyline. I was hyped for Duodecim and was CONFIDENT without a doubt they'd stuff Seifer in there. And they didn't. STILL an awesome game though, but then I found out about some mods (I mostly play on PPSSPP on my laptop). Some time ago, I managed to make a Seifer MOD over Squall and had a lot of fun. I have a different laptop now and I stopped serving in the army since 2014 (Stopped from active duty, I'm now in the National Guard) but I was redownloaded emulators, games....and man, did I miss playing as Seifer in DD! So I decided to redownload it. And I cannot, for the life of me, remember how I properly modded Seifer in the game, lol. In DD, I'm more about being true to the character's fighting style than actually winning. In the case of Seifer, I usually apply items and so forth that closer match how I felt him to be in FF8 and when using him as a mod over Squall, I tended to focus on attacks that looked more like Seifer's style (Squall's gunblade style has been noted as switching sometimes from one-handed to two-handed attacks and Seifer is known to have an affinity for fire, so I do a lot of that). It's fun and challenging. If ANYONE could help me with how to mod SEifer back in my PPSSPP emulation of Final Fantasy DuoDecim, I would greatly apprecaite it. I'm starting over from scratch basically, since my old laptop died. That being said, I really enjoy the Final Fantasy series as a whole and I'm certainly not against talking to people about it. I don't believe there is a bad FInal Fantasy game. Just some we like over others. And if you're a fellow FF8 fan, let's be friends. There ain't that many of us, it seems. Looking forward to having some fun here.
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