||[Aug. 22nd, 2005|09:19 am]
The cataloging continues, albeit slowly. I started in to English and Hebrew books, the latter of which are fiendishly difficult. They require me to actually find Hebrew characters on an English keyboard (set to Hebrew via Windows, of course). There's no correspondence to letter sounds. Thus, responsible me is currently setting them aside and ignoring them. The other reason I'm setting them aside is because, try as I might, I can't seem to find the bloody ISBN on them. One I am certain does not have an ISBN. The other, I might be missing something.
Ah well. I've finished the books I brought back and approximately one and a half boxes worth of others. While it is proceeding slowly, it is proceeding.
I decided I should actually finish some of the games I had started and not finished. Since my characters were far underlevelled for the final boss of Disgaea, I spent about three to four hours levelling them. Experience Innocents are your friends. My levelling gear was a Dark Rosario with a just-over-level-300 experience innocent, and an approximately level 60 mana innocent. Add to this the first map of heaven, where you fight Mid Boss. (This map is covered in Exp+100% red squares.) Add to this a couple of sessions blowing 100 mana for a "first enemy killed grants 3x the Experience." I came out of it with a level 120 Star Mage, a level 100 Priest, a level 100 Archer, and a level 102 Rune Knight. My other characters were between levels 50 and 75, with Lahar at 63. I was aiming for the Angel class, but I figured I might be able to beat the final boss with that lineup, and while it took me two tries, I was right. The cornerstone of my successful strategy? My Star Mage (who had Tera Star) was the pupil of my Priest. I spent around seven turns pounding the final boss (who I had accidentally decided to face with the enemy levels up one) with dual Tera Stars until he finally kicked the bucket.
Unfortunately, I wasn't too happy with the ending. That is probably because I screwed up somehow and managed to get the Normal Ending. Sigh. I do have a party that can kick butt and take names, now, so I might just go through again and do it right this time. Argh, argh, argh.
Next up is Tales of Destiny, I think. I'm currently glued to the Game Guide for .hack 2, hoping it will remind me of what the heck was going on the plot. I can't remember what we were doing in Tales of Destiny, except that I think I'm a dungeon or two from the Fake Ending.