Final Fantasy 1 Fastest Completion : Questions / Details

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  1. Question Final Fantasy 1 Fastest Completion : Questions / Details

    04-21-2017, 06:27 PM
    I have been reading the rules about
    the Completion Run challenge,
    for Square's Final Fantasy 1 on the NES
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    And have some questions about which i'll ask anyone who has an opinion / knowledge on the subject.
    "No Continues!" : meaning that you can or cannot save
    (using the inn, cabin, tent, house) to take a break?

    Or simply the concept that you cannot be defeated during the run
    ("If all 4 party members die, your record is disqualified!")

    "The timer begins when you select New Game and hit Start and ends when you lay the final blow on Chaos and thus "Terminate" him. "

    I'd like to confirm if this means it is a 'marathon'
    or does the DVD recorded timer counts as the official entry?

    Can you save, stop the game and return to it after a break?
    When recording on DVD : should we record at SP speed to insure quality
    of the video (recording time of 2 hours per DVD-R) or lower it to quality
    to allow for 10 hours of recording and no break during disc replacement when one is full?

    For shorter challenges i understand that ethics of sportsmanship
    recommends starting recording on a brand new disc to dispel
    any risk of running short on space.

    This will impact the composition of the team
    i'd try running this challenge with.
    Not even sure i will really be up to the challenge
    if it's a 100% marathon, but trying to clarify the details of this challenge.

    I also have questions relating to the game itself
    and the general gaming rules of Twin Galaxies.

    In relation to Final Fantasy, and RPGs overall :
    what is considered ''leeching'' ?
    Grinding for experience in the current zone is fair game,
    but does a limit applies in any way?

    <<, it doesn't matter what level your party members are at
    when you "Terminate" Chaos >>
    but does the way we level our characters mean
    that leeching should be kept in mind not to get a fault?

    Example relating to Final Fantasy 1 :
    * is it considered a fault to do dungeons out of order
    to upgrade classes early (while never cheating in any way) ?

    * is it considered a fault to save and reset the game?
    Is pushing the reset button after saving considered a ''continue''
    or a ''continue'' would me loading after seing the 4 party members killed?

    * is levelling against the high-level enemies around the
    Pravoka North-East peninsula considered a fault?
    (North East of Pravoka peninsula :
    location where you can fight Frost Wolves,
    Giants, Zombulls, Ankylos, T-Rex...
    before getting the ship or beating the pirates.)

    My party constitution would vary depending
    on what is considered a fault or leeching so i'll see
    what the members of the forum think about these subjects.

    Thanks for your time!
    Last edited by ThroughtonsHeir; 04-21-2017 at 06:44 PM.
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