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  1. It does not seem to work if you join the same person over and over. I tried to boost it with someone, we joined and left 20 times, we joined server hopped and left 20 times, and then finally we closed the game fully and joined. Nothing. So I joined random games and invited everyone on the server. Once I got someone I would leave and then log in and do it again. 19 people later it popped for me.
  2. No, they didn't. They said it would be a full game unto itself. I clocked in 45 hours on my first play through. Seems like a full game to me.
  3. "Seven seconds to the end. Time enough for you, perhaps. But what will you do with it." The implication being that Cloud has an opportunity to do something. Him killing Aerith is not seven seconds, neither in the cutscene or in the game. It takes 8 seconds in the cut scene and it takes 1 or 2 in universe. Also I cant find the names of the tracts playing, but they do not sound the same to me. Killing the whispers does not change what has already happened, because as pointed out their prior actions still exists. So Zack being alive is an active change, and Cloud is the only one in the position to do something like that. The rest of the changes come from Zack being around.
  4. People keep saying that, but it makes no sense. They show you the fall from multiple camera angles, plus he is falling in slow motion. Otherwise he would have moved from where he started to where he stabs her in less then a second or two. In universe that does not take seven seconds. Plus if you want to get really nit picky on it, he actually stabs her at the 8th second. The blade makes contact with her back at 7, but when it appears through her it is 8 seconds.
  5. That is entirely possible, we don't really know enough about how they are doing time travel to work out the exact rules. It could be they are pulling a Days of Futures Past, and Sephiroth now just has the knowledge and more or less is his future self. With him being a part of the life stream, and the life stream being existent across all timeline, since both it and the whispers are agents of the planet, it could be that he is simply casting is knowledge into his physical shell in the timeline we play. I agree that it is in Cloud's mind, but I do think that it is also a real place, and it is likely where the core part of Sephiroths conscience is residing. The seven seconds of change is only possible in such a space, and since we see that things do change something has to have happened. I am in agreement that Sephiroth was hoping to manipulate him into working with him or mind controlling him. The fact that he calls Cloud in for a chat the second fate is put down shows that he was hoping to immediately win, but while Cloud is not recovered yet he is a lot closer to being Cloud and not Zack then he was in the original game, so he does not fall for the manipulation. This is because Cloud actively made that change in his seven seconds. Its not so much that the whispers are beaten, its that with out them there Cloud can make this one change, and from that change everything else changes. It is really going to depend on how they handle the time lines, but I can see it going two ways. If there are two time lines, the one we played, and the one in which Zack is alive, then you can assume that nothing in our timeline will change. Zack is still dead, Biggs and Jessie are still dead, ect. How they plan to work a second non connected timeline into the narrative I don't know. Some people are saying that them showing Zack alive is fan service and is used to illustrate that there are multiple timelines, but that they don't intend to work it into the larger narrative. I don't buy this, because showing Zack off and making everyone think he is coming back just to say he is not and it was all just a metaphor is disappointing. They know we will want more, so they have to be doing something with it. The other option is that with Zack alive our time line shifts to reflect this. There are now a series of events where Zack is doing things. I think personally that he does not go on the bombing run, Cloud does. His story shifts from I am 1st class, to we are 1st class, or some variation. He still sells the mercenary line. Likley he is not using the buster sword, but some other sword or weapon. He still has all the jenova cells and still heard all the tales from Zack, so combat wise he should still be the same. Zack stays home, he is injured from the fight with Shinra. You can see he can barely stand and is really struggling to carry Cloud. He skips the second run as well, so Cloud still falls and meets Aerith. He is there to defend the tower and by then he is back on his feat. He kicks the crap out of Reno and Rude, but fails to stop the tower dropping. Biggs and Jessie are not as hurt, they live. He never runs into Aerith, but he does find out she is taken captive so he goes with the group to storm shinra. This is all off the top of my head, but I can see something like this happening. Now the games timeline shifts to reflect these changes. Cloud recalls what happened with the seven seconds and in the game we played, but he also recalls the events of the Zack timeline. I am not sure if the others would or not, but I think Aerith would. My question in all of this, if this is true, is where is he at the end. He should be with the group overlooking Midgar but he is not. I know this has a lot of holes in it, and I don't expect to be right on all of it, but something like this is what I expect to see happen if they plan to make him front and center in the next game. I think it is the second one. Assuming that they do not go with the Zack is alive merged timeline thing, then this was done to show that Aerith is aware of the timeline changes. I personally am inclined to think she has full knowledge, or at least a lot of knowledge, of the original game. She knows cloud is a merc before he says so, she knows who Marlene is and where she is before Tifa mentions her, and the talk she gives Cloud in the garden about not falling in love with her shows that she knows she is going to die, and does not want Cloud to become the depressed loner he is in Advent Children, and that she knows him more then she lets on. She says she is thankful for all the memories and the time spent together, which struck me as odd. They have only known each other a few days, but if she remembers all of the original then this makes more sense. Her seeing Zack just further shows she can see the changes.
  6. You can see Jessie's gloves n the table next to Biggs when he wakes up. They cant show blood because they are trying to avoid an M rating, but Biggs 100 percent was as dead as Jessie was. I am not sure if we have two timelines, one where Zack lived and the one we played through, or if the games timeline is retroactively changing things to account for Zack being alive, but in either case the scene where Biggs wakes up is in the same timeline as Zack being alive. Having the gloves next to him has most people thinking that Jessie is alive as well, due to Zack wrecking Shinra. Even Reno and Rude would be little challenge to him. You actually get a line from Aerith where she outright states he is lying when he says he wants to protect the planet, but I cant recall exactly where it is. I think, and this is pure theory, that he is kinda hoping to dupe Cloud into trusting him. Cloud is still mentally broken at this point, he has no idea what is going on, and Sephiroth can exert some control over him through the Jenova cells. Why fight the one person that you KNOW can put up a fight when you can talk him around to helping you. Its the same thing he did in the OG game in getting the black materia, he is just trying to be diplomatic about it instead of going full mind control. As for the Whisper realm thing, I think that has to do with Sephiroth being at the edge of creation, which is where I think the OG sephiroth is. We have the clones hanging about most of the game, this is who we see when Sephiroth appears before us in the game, then we have the one who is in the lifestream in the northern crater, just like in the old game. But I think we now also have the Sephiroth from the first game who is at the edge of creation and has all the future knowledge. The name edge of creation implies that he is in a realm outside of what fate can control, fate being tied to the will of the planet. With his foreknowledge and location outside of fate, and his original conscience still being a part of the life stream, I beleive it has given him the ability to manipulate or exert his will over the whispers. So when all of them gather at the end, including the big one, he is able to cut a hole and enter their domain. Total theory, but that is how I am looking at it for now. As for the planet becoming a part of the edge of creation, he is saying that one day the planet will hit a point beyond its predetermined destiny. More or less that the results of what choices he and Cloud make for the planet are still to come. They are beyond the edge, but eventually when they come to pass they will become the edge, because the edge is expanding as new events unfold. He is being really wordy in saying that actions now have consequence. As for him and cloud not ending, this is a multi part statement. First it alludes to him being immortal as long as Jenova is around he can come back. Whenever he does Cloud is always there to stop him. Secondly I think it is a wink to the player base as well, saying that it may have been 20 years, but they are still here and still relevant to the gaming world. I am of the opinion that the fight with the whispers is more or less mental. Midgar is not wrecked. You can see when the tornadoes are sucking things up, they are taking copies they leave the original. Like when the highway gets ripped up, but it is still there as well. I also don't think you really fight Sephiroth in the whisper void. He cuts the hole and steps through, and then I think he goes away. His goal is to have you fight Destiny. If you go through and do that then he wins. You either die or kill Destiny, he is happy with either. I think the Sephiroth we fight in the end is actually the whispers final last ditch effort to stop you . All of the whispers rush into him when you start the fight, like he absorbs all of them and meteor, and a lot of people think it is him taking them under control, but I was more of the impression they were condensing what power they had left into a form for you to fight. When you kill him he explodes into a cloud of small whispers, and I think that is what he really was. The real Sephiroth is at the edge of creation, and as soon as you kill fate for him he immediately mind jacks Cloud to have a chat. When Cloud refuses to work with him and attacks Sephiroth kicks his ass, Cloud is fighting harder right there then he has anywhere else and he still never even comes close to beating Sephiroth. This can explain why they are able to beat him so early in the story, it is the whispers not him, and they are no where near as strong as him. I think the burst of light shows the things that Cloud changed with his 7 seconds. Zack lives because the whispers are gone. Also it is only a month maybe between Zacks death and the start of OG FF7, not 5 years. You see other bursts of light on changes, such as Biggs and the seventh heaven sign, which has different damage then it does in the actual game. Beyond that it is unclear as these things are deliberately left open for speculation and I don't think we will know until the next game.
  7. Same thing. Presumably Zack is there when the battle for the Pillar takes place. He is strong enough that he alone should turn the tide in favor of Avalanche. That is a really reductive stance to take considering that one: Nomura is not the writer for this game Kazushige Nojima is, and two: its not like its is a hard conclusion to draw. Either we have a dual timeline, or the timeline is reshaping itself to reflect the events of a game that had Zack there to help. Dismissing it in its entirety because you refuse to even consider an option other then hating on Nomura just makes you look ignorant. The reason they are trying to change fate is because they are under the assumption that the original games story is the bad ending. They see Aerith's death, Meteor in the sky, a destroyed midgar, and Aeriths burial site in the lake, all out of context and all sent to them by Sephiroth. Sephiroth knows what happened in the OG game, and he also knows that Fate is going to force him to loose, so he tricks Cloud and company into fighting fate for him. He cant do it, fate will delete him from the timeline if he takes it on in an open confrontation, but fate cant kill Cloud and company, it needs them to stop Sephiroth, so fate has to fight them with kids gloves on. Once you kill fate Sephiroth is completely free to do what he wants, no longer bound to loose. You 100 percent play into his scheme and at the end of this game he has accomplished what he wanted.
  8. I mean, it's a live service game. The fact that it took till now to get new trophies is impressive on its own.
  9. Anyone know if you can do all of the quests on one character, Go for Gold and Buried Treasure look like the raider and settler versions of the same quest, judging by the icons
  10. Yeah, that is about what I would expect. I wonder if you need two characters to get max rank with the crater and foundation. Hopefully the gold grind is not stupid hard, or stupid long. Otherwise they look to be fun. Edit-After some google-fu it seems the gold is a new currency given by the dailies. So I doubt it is hard, but it could take forever.
  11. I mean yeah, but then where are they going to go to condescend to people.
  12. Almost a year later and this is still not updated in the guide. Just got screwed by it and am redoing 7 chapters. Anyone playing this in 2020 make sure you sleep in the car, not the house, or you are looking at another partial run...
  13. How elitist of you, just because they have a build guide does not mean they are not playing the game for themselves. Do you look down on anyone who uses a trophy guide, a collectible guide, watches a YouTube video, its all the same. They still have to play the game, they still have to learn the systems, acting like they just forget how to play when a build is nerfed is very disingenuous. The fact of the matter is this game is 90 percent numbers, and on WotD or higher, which is needed for 100 percent, it really does not matter how good you are if the numbers are not adding up. You may have put 1000 hours into this game, but most people did not, so having a game plan in mind, and then having it taken away because the devs did not like that there were efficient ways to play is aggravating. This is not a competitive game, there is no need to penalize people for playing how they want. This is a primarily single player game, with some online interaction and co-op, its not Destiny or Path of Exile, so no I do not expect the devs to come in and nerf everything into the ground, because that is not commonly done in primarily single player games.
  14. How incredibly short sighted. Nioh is not a hard game, it never has been. It is 100 percent all about the numbers, and no amount of skill will make up for that in the later difficulties. People who spent 100 plus hours farming gear only to have it taken away for arbitrary balance reasons are rightfully pissed off. Its got nothing to do with playing the game, and everything to do with literally loosing 100 hours. Its not like you can just change builds you need to actually get the gear together to do it. Also you never even played the original Nioh according to your trophies so why are you acting like you have any understanding of the game?
  15. Just a thought, but there is a trophy for shooting down a helicopter by taking out the pilot. This is intended to be done in the campaign, but it can also pop in the spec ops missions, as that is how I got it. If they have not disabled trophies flat out then there is a possibility you could pop this one while in Warzone. Just something to keep in mind.