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Games => TRPG2 => Topic started by: frodo2040 on May 17, 2010, 03:49:13 PM

Title: Going Solo
Post by: frodo2040 on May 17, 2010, 03:49:13 PM
I just wanted to see how many people have completed the game solo.  It is a fun and interesting experience (certainly different from the regular method).
Also, any tips or hints about playing solo are welcome.
Title: Re: Going Solo
Post by: Ertxiem on May 17, 2010, 04:03:32 PM
[spoiler=final battles]The yellow orb is quite useful in the final battles.[/spoiler]
[spoiler=Cerzak]The green orb is useful when fighting Cerzak.[/spoiler]
[spoiler=all battles]Use vengeance, evidently.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Going Solo
Post by: MikeW781 on May 17, 2010, 04:34:41 PM
I agree, Vengence to heal, play conservative, use either yellow or red orb, and grind like crazy
the tactics are different, but once you get used to it, its not as hard as it sounds. the big concept is that if you only fight a few enemies at a time, its barely harder than having a team
Title: Re: Going Solo
Post by: frodo2040 on May 17, 2010, 05:04:46 PM
Yeah, one of the disadvantages is that battles take so long.  The red orb definitely helps speed things up, especially in training.  (Although, if you spend all the money on the Main, it won't take long till s/he is ridiculously powerful.)
Title: Re: Going Solo
Post by: MikeW781 on May 17, 2010, 05:12:31 PM
agreed
thats basically how you get through a solo brutal playthrough
Title: Re: Going Solo
Post by: SmartyPants on May 18, 2010, 03:00:44 AM
Too much gold farming and over training make the game boring and you need to do that alot to "go solo"
Title: Re: Going Solo
Post by: frodo2040 on May 18, 2010, 03:05:51 PM
Not so.  If you "need" to do that for solo, then it's not over training.  As for gold farming, after you beat the game on brutal, you get 28,000 gold, certainly enough to get you started.  (Assuming you only train yourself)
Title: Re: Going Solo
Post by: Ertxiem on May 18, 2010, 03:40:16 PM
On the old forums someone said that it's possible to start a new game from scratch and win it without grinding (meaning, fighting only the mandatory battles and no gambling). However, I'm not sure if it was on brutal or not.
Nevertheless, it seems quite a challenge.
Title: Re: Going Solo
Post by: Idozen Cair on December 11, 2010, 06:46:26 AM
You can deplete your Personality when you start a new game if you're going solo beacuse you won't be commanding others. You won't be needing to persuade others too.

Edit: I can't get through the first battle in solo! Help! Stats:

Power: 12
Defense: 12
Apitude: 11

Edit: Alright prob solved. Now I know that the hardest part is before Hellion is willing to train you.

Edit: Actually, if someone can post a solo walkthrough on wikia, it'll be fantastic.
Title: Re: Going Solo
Post by: MikeW781 on December 13, 2010, 03:21:18 PM
Combine your triple post. Also, a solo walkthrough seems redundant, given that the information we have here is sufficiant when coupled with the other helps threads.
Title: Re: Going Solo
Post by: Idozen Cair on December 14, 2010, 12:46:48 AM
Ok. Can you combine posts together after it's posted?
Title: Re: Going Solo
Post by: bugfartboy on December 14, 2010, 05:58:49 AM
Yes. You copy the post, then modify it into your first post and them repeat with your third.
Title: Re: Going Solo
Post by: speedygeek on December 31, 2010, 04:04:16 PM
Level 105

HP 99
PsP 99

Pow 113
Def 55

MB 62
PB 62
MS 50
V 62

Think this is enough for a solo on brutal?
Title: Re: Going Solo
Post by: Duskling on December 31, 2010, 04:07:27 PM
Welcome to the forum, speedygeek, follow the rules and enjoy your stay, but, may I ask, how much time did you spend grinding to get those stats?
Title: Re: Going Solo
Post by: speedygeek on December 31, 2010, 04:12:17 PM
I'd play through the game at hardest difficulty possible for my team once or twice a week every weekend, so I have no idea how long it took.
 :(

Think it's a bit of an overkill? I have 41 for everyone's att, def, (and pow) for the team members I use too.
Title: Re: Going Solo
Post by: Duskling on December 31, 2010, 04:17:09 PM
Yes, I think that is enough to go solo on Brutal, if you're careful, because, even though you are way overpowered, you are still alone.
Title: Re: Going Solo
Post by: speedygeek on December 31, 2010, 04:25:57 PM
Hmm just went solo against the Queen.

Killed everything else in one shot each.

What really limits main head to head vs the Queen in my battle is that the Queen can two hit the main with the light blast because main's hp never goes above 99. :( But with consistent use of Vengeance to heal and a pyro blast or two before she started using light blast got her killed in about 6 or 7 total blows.


EDIT: Went through Dean too. Same deal except I think it's a lot easier.