The Crystal Chronicles - Final Fantasy Record Keeper Podcast

 

Join Pierre (@FFRKCentral), Ben (@etank88) and Mark (@revmarkmeyers) every week as they share information and strategies related to the mobile game Final Fantasy Record Keeper. Send us your questions by email at ffrkcentral@gmail.com or in the #crystal_chronicles channel of the FFRK Slack Chat and we'll do our best to answer them on the show.


Latest episode

56 - The Crystal Chronicles - Spring is in the air - 1:25:52 - 2017/03/22

On this episode of The Crystal Chronicles, we discuss:

  • Announcements
  • "Scheming Tyrant" (FFII) event, introduction of the Emperor, Ultimate dungeons and both of Relic Draw banners
  • "A Love for All Time" (FFVI) event and it's first Relic Draw banner
  • ORB FEST! BOOYA!
  • Special Missions
  • Multiplayer Raids
  • Discussions
  • FFRK JP "Week in Review" (Credits: Australian Derek) - Introduction of new Magicite feature!
  • 2nd Anniversary Giveaway - Listen to the episode to know what you can win and how to participate

Links mentioned in this episode:

Intro Music: FF2 - Battle Scene 2 (PSP Version) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lM_TwkP6z4s

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Past episodes

55 - The Crystal Chronicles - Of Orbfests and Mythril - 1:34:26 - 2017/03/15

On this episode of The Crystal Chronicles, we discuss:

  • Announcements
  • 20170314 game update announcements and datamined information
  • "Of Lies and Love" (FFXIII) event, dungeons up to Ultimate ++ and both of Relic Draw banners
  • Multiplayer FFXIII Raids
  • Discussions
  • FFRK JP "Week in Review" (Credits: Australian Derek)

Links mentioned in this episode:

Intro Music: Final Fantasy XIII Music - Test of the L'Cie - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5EH1KsoCE4

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54 - The Crystal Chronicles - Return to Cloud Keeper - 1:18:30 - 2017/03/08

On this episode of The Crystal Chronicles, we discuss:

  • Announcements
    • 2nd Anniversary Survey results
    • Break (more) Level Cap 3 (Eiko!!)
    • 2nd Anniversary Website Live
    • Keeper's Battle Quiz Point Boost Time
  • "Vow upon a Star" (FFVII) event, introduction of Rufus, dungeons up to Ultimate ++ and both of Relic Draw banners
  • Multiplayer FFVII Raids
  • "Keepers of Forbidden Power" Torment Dungeon
  • Discussions
    • International Women's Day; Favorite Female FF Hero and Vilain
    • "If you had to pick an FF world from FFI to FFXV to live in, which world would you pick and why?"
    • #DrawOfTheWeek
  • FFRK JP "Week in Review" (Credits: Australian Derek)
  • Fire Emblem Heroes minute

Links mentioned in this episode:

Intro Music: Advent Children - Tifa's Theme (Piano Version) [HQ] - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hWwMZ8yn_I

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53 - The Crystal Chronicles - Attack of the Killer Tomato (and friends) - 1:20:25 - 2017/03/01

On this episode of The Crystal Chronicles, we discuss:

  • Announcements
    • Mote Dungeons Open
    • Eiko MC3 is coming!
    • FFVII Event coming!
    • March FF Portal Campaign
  • "Blood Reign" (FFXII) event, introduction of Vayne, dungeons up to Ultimate ++ and both of Relic Draw banners
  • Multiplayer FFXII Raids
  • Discussions
    • "What are your top 3 FF characters and why?"
    • #DrawOfTheWeek
  • FFRK JP "Week in Review" (Credits: Australian Derek)
  • Fire Emblem Heroes Cheating; where Nintendo went wrong and where DeNA went right
  • Mobile gaming news with Ben
  • Slack Chat iTunes Gift Card Giveaway information!

Links mentioned in this episode:

Intro Music: Final Fantasy XII - The Sochen Cave Palace - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Qq2U6W-NbY

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52 - The Final Nightmare - 1:18:00 - 2017/02/22

On this episode of The Crystal Chronicles, we discuss:

  • Announcements
    • Nightmare Login Bonus
  • "Cutting Winds, Soaring Lightning" (FFVIII) event, introduction of Fujin and Raijin, new Ninja ability, dungeons up to Ultimate ++ and both of Relic Draw banners
  • Multiplayer FFVIII Raids
  • Nightmare Omega Dungeon and the two Nightmare related Relic Draw banners
  • Discussions
    • Ask a Host!
    • #DrawOfTheWeek
  • FFRK JP "Week in Review" (Credits: Australian Derek)
  • Mobius Minute with Mark
  • Fire Emblem Heroes minute

Links mentioned in this episode:

Intro Music: FFRK Nightmare Dungeon Theme

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51 - Still Alive - 57:15 - 2017/02/15

On this episode of The Crystal Chronicles, we discuss:

  • Announcements: So many in the last two weeks
  • Quick recap of what happened in the last FFIV Event (Cid!)
  • "Dawn of a Legend" (FFI) event, introduction of Master and Matoya, dungeons up to Ultimate ++ and both of Relic Draw banners.
  • Multiplayer FFI Raids
  • FFRK JP "Week in Review" (Credits: Australian Derek)
  • Fire Emblem Heroes minute
  • Announcement for next week's Twitch Special giveaway

Links mentioned in this episode:

Intro Music: FF1 - Matoya's Cave - Dissidia 012 Duodecim Final Fantasy Music Extended - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ymr_FJ2pbiY

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50 - Thunder God's Golden Eggplant - 1:26:05 - 2017/02/01

On this episode of The Crystal Chronicles, we discuss:

  • 50 episodes... already?!
  • Announcement: Maintenance is coming!
  • "A Sword for Peace" (FFT) event, introduction of Gaffgarion and Orlandeau, new ability, dungeons up to Ultimate ++ and both of Relic Draw banners.
  • Multiplayer FFT Raids
  • The FFRK Slack Chat Golden Eggplants awards (Credits: Dan aka @notoriousbiz)
  • FFRK JP "Week in Review" (Credits: Australian Derek)
  • Mobius Minute with Mark

Links mentioned in this episode:

Intro Music: Final Fantasy Tactics OST - Battle's End ~ Victory Theme - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBtGDYP3ilk

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49 - Putting on the Blitz - 1:14:46 - 2017/01/25

On this episode of The Crystal Chronicles, we discuss:

  • Announcements
    • New Feature Added: Summon Strike
  • FFRK Central Recent updates
    • Profile updates: Vault & RM tab
    • RW search
    • Reddit suspension
  • "A Dream for Spira" (FFX) event, introduction of Seymour, new abilities, dungeons up to Ultimate ++ and both of Relic Draw banners.
  • Multiplayer FFX Raids
  • "Valigarmanda Record" Nightmare Dungeon
  • Nightmare Relic Draw - Summoner Edition
  • Discussions
    • Has the difficulty curve of the game caught up with you?
    • #DrawOfTheWeek
    • #CrapOfTheWeek
  • FFRK JP "Week in Review" (Credits: Australian Derek)
  • Mobius Minute with Mark

Links mentioned in this episode:

Intro Music: FFX Someday the dream will end - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xRCjjiTR7I

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48 - The Controversy Hunt - 1:49:55 - 2017/01/18

On this episode of The Crystal Chronicles, we discuss:

  • Announcements
  • Controversies!
    • Skipped Bard Motes, events, MC III, etc. in Global
    • Zidane OSB Screw up
    • DeNA declines FFRK Central interview request for our 50th podcast episode
  • Dungeon Update 28
  • Pierre's Mythril challenge #2
  • "Where the Heart Lies" (FFIX) event, new abilities, dungeons up to Ultimate ++ and both of Relic Draw banners.
  • "The Green Hunt" (FFIX) Gysalt & EXP dungeon
  • Multiplayer FFIX Raids
  • "The Ravenous Deep" Torment Dungeon
  • Discussions
    • What game mechanics from the FF series would you like to see in FFRK that currently are not?
    • #DrawOfTheWeek
    • #CrapOfTheWeek
  • Mobile News with Ben
  • FFRK JP "Week in Review" (Credits: Australian Derek)
  • Mobius Minute with Mark

Links mentioned in this episode:

Intro Music: Final Fantasy IX - Hunter's Chance (Festival Of The Hunt Theme) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygsEB1DMAvo

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47 - Lightning Strikes Twice - 1:27:13 - 2017/01/11

On this episode of The Crystal Chronicles, we discuss:

  • Announcements (00:06:40)
    • New Memory Crystal Lodes III available
    • Highlight on some of the new Record Materias introduced
    • Discussion: Who have you used Memory Crystal Lodes III Lodes on and who have you leveled to 99?
  • "Flash of Defiance" (FFXIII) event, new abilities, dungeons up to Ultimate ++ and both of Relic Draw banners. (00:15:18)
  • Multiplayer FFXIII Raids (00:59:00)
  • Discussions (01:17:00)
    • What FF spinoff would you like to see in FFRK?
    • #DrawOfTheWeek
    • #CrapOfTheWeek
  • FFRK JP "Week in Review" (Credits: Australian Derek) (01:13:30)
  • Mobius Minute with Mark (01:23:30)
  • Special request from Mark to our listeners (01:25:17)

Links mentioned in this episode:

Intro Music: Final Fantasy XIII - Barthandelus Battle Music - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fH5QcBC0G28

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46 - Dr. Mog is not sweetening the deal - 1:38:03 - 2017/01/04

On this episode of The Crystal Chronicles, we discuss:

  • Announcements
    • New Year's Celebration Logon Bonus
    • Greeting from the Developers - Who could be "that certain heroine" Tetsuya Nomura is talking about?!
    • New Feature Added - Greased Lightning
  • Orb Fest Update/Analysis (00:15:00)
  • "Lady of the Vortex" (FFXIV) event, introduction of Minfilia and Alphinaud, dungeons up to Ultimate ++ and both of Relic Draw banners. (00:24:00)
  • Multiplayer FFXIV Raids (01:07:00)
  • Torment Dungeon "Dead from the Deep" (FF V)
  • Discussions (01:17:00)
    • What is your favorite secret (aka optional) boss?
    • #DrawOfTheWeek
    • #CrapOfTheWeek
  • FFRK JP "Week in Review" (Credits: Australian Derek) (01:24:00)
  • Mobius Minute with Mark (01:30:30)

Links mentioned in this episode:

Intro Music: Final Fantasy IX - The Evil Mist's Rebirth - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQo6OasnV0Q

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45 - A Happy Doom Year! - 1:08:47 - 2016/12/28

On this episode of The Crystal Chronicles, we discuss:

  • "Reduce Casting Time" Gameplay update
  • "The Golden Vault" event... much Orb... so Fest!
  • "Heir of Dawn" (FFV) event, introduction of Dorgann, dungeons up to Ultimate ++ and both of Relic Draw banners.
  • "Ward of the Four Crystals" event battles
  • Discussions
    • How many stamina refresh will you be doing during Orb Fest?
    • #DrawOfTheWeek

Links mentioned in this episode:

Intro Music: [FFRK] Christmas Medley FFRK Ver. arrange from FFVII - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twlH77pPpAA

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44 - Merry Mining - 1:18:26 - 2016/12/21

On this episode of The Crystal Chronicles, we discuss:

  • Mega review of the last game update, balance changes, events and relic draws to come
  • "In The Footsteps of Greatness" (FFVII-CC) event, introduction of Angeal, dungeons up to Ultimate ++ and both of Relic Draw banners.
  • Multiplayer officially launched!
  • Buff Soul Break Lucky Banner and preview of the first Overstrike Overload Relic Draw banners
  • Discussions
  • Torment Dungeons
  • #DrawOfTheWeek
  • FFRK JP "Week in Review" (Credits: Australian Derek)
  • Mobius Minute with Mark

Links mentioned in this episode:

Intro Music: FFVII (CC) "The Price of Freedom"- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOJ91H4mraU

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43 - General Leo Arrives! - 1:22:00 - 2016/12/13

On this episode of The Crystal Chronicles, we discuss:

  • New features: Synergy bonus effects and Last Stand
  • Dr. Mog's Christmas Poll
  • "A Light Among Shadows" (FFVI) event, introduction of General Leo, dungeons up to Ultimate ++ and both of Relic Draw banners.
  • Multiplayer Lady Amandine and Titan raid battles
  • Dervish Record Nightmare Dungeon and Relic Draw banner
  • Discussions
  • What Christmas present do we really want from DeNa?
  • #DrawOfTheWeek
  • FFRK JP "Week in Review" (Credits: Australian Derek)
  • Mobius Minute with Mark

Links mentioned in this episode:

Intro Music: Final Fantasy VI - Relm's theme - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhAnxWSQoKo

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42 - Hot Dogs and Chicken Wusses - 1:04:35 - 2016/12/07

On this episode of The Crystal Chronicles, we discuss:

  • FF Portal App Campaign
  • MC3 Third Batch
  • Dungeon Update #27
  • "The Lion Wakes" (FFVIII) event, dungeons up to Ultimate ++ and both of Relic Draw banners.
  • Multiplayer Sabertooth Tiger and Porphyrion raid battles
  • Discussions
    • #DrawOfTheWeek
    • What is the best/worse sprite?
  • FFRK JP "Week in Review" (Credits: Australian Derek)
  • Mobius Minute with Mark

Links mentioned in this episode:

Intro Music: Final Fantasy VIII - The Oath - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLq4-8VIH3c

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41 - Peeling back the layers - Onion Knight Arrives! - 51:34 - 2016/11/30

On this episode of The Crystal Chronicles, Mark discuss:

  • Mythril Giveaways - Thanksgiving Login (10 Days) & FFXV Login (5 Days)
  • "Aspiring Knight" (FFIII) event, the introduction of the over-hyped Onion Knight, dungeons up to Ultimate ++ and both of Relic Draw banners.
  • "World of Darkness" Mote Dungeon, including it's Cid Mission
  • "Rematch Dungeons" event
  • Multiplayer Beta still going strong
  • #DrawOfTheWeek
  • Mobius Minute with Mark
  • Final Fantasy News
  • FFRK JP "Week in Review" (Credits: Australian Derek)

Links mentioned in this episode:

Intro Music: Final Fantasy III Music: Eternal Wind - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOQ8LRP4DZI

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40 - Jumping to Multiplayer - 1:23:25 - 2016/11/24

On this episode of The Crystal Chronicles, we discuss:

  • New Nightmare Dungeon "Affliction Break Record"
  • "Reclaim the Skies" (FFIV) event, dungeons up to Ultimate ++ and both of it's Relic Draw banners.
  • Multiplayer Beta
  • Discussions
    • Are there characters you didn't like before FFRK that you like now?
    • #DrawOfTheWeek
    • FFRK best/worse moment of the week
  • FFRK JP "Week in Review" (Credits: Australian Derek)
  • Mobius Minute with Mark
  • Final Fantasy News

Links mentioned in this episode:

Intro Music: Final Fantasy IV (II) Music: Red Wings - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbQyqX9iu_M

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39 - Farts are Universal - 1:23:11 - 2016/11/16

On this episode of The Crystal Chronicles, we discuss:

  • Thanksgiving Login Bonus Datamined.
  • New Nightmare Dungeon "Affliction Break Record"
  • "The Coliseum (Golden Arena)" event finale, fourth battle (Heart of the Beast) and the final showdown (Battle of Champions) against Omega.
  • "Time's Arrow" (FFXIII-2) event, introduction of Noel (we love him!), dungeons up to Ultimate ++ and both of it's Relic Draw banners.
  • Discussions
    • Draw of the Week
    • FFRK best/worse moment of the week
  • FFRK JP "Week in Review" (Credits: Australian Derek)
  • Mobius Minute with Mark
  • Final Fantasy News

Links mentioned in this episode:

Intro Music: FF13-2 Soundtrack: Paradigm Shift - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWCuv1oo6pg

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38 - Run Away Bride - 1:16:31 - 2016/11/09

On this episode of The Crystal Chronicles, we discuss:

  • Whack-a-Monster campaign is over!
  • Upcoming Multiplayer beta
  • "The Coliseum (Golden Arena)" event overview, second (Bad Boy Brawl) and third (Size Matters Not) battles along with banner #3
  • "This is Our Story" (FFX) event, dungeons up to Ultimate ++ ( including it's ridiculous Cid Missions) and both of it's Relic Draw banners
  • Realm Dungeon Update #26 and the Dungeon Realm Relic Draw banner
  • Roundtable discussion: "If you could give one character a five-star ability, who and what would it be? And why?"
  • FFRK JP "Week in Review" (Credits: Australian Derek)

Links mentioned in this episode:

Intro Music: Final Fantasy X - Assault - https://play.spotify.com/track/2rF4wrzlB0FymIrbaFHpSd

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37 - Mining the Mystery of Mythril - 1:22:31 - 2016/11/03

On this episode of The Crystal Chronicles, we discuss:

  • Halloween Campaign (and Drama!)
  • "Heir of the Dynast-King" (FFXII) event, dungeons up to Ultimate ++ ( including it's Cid Mission) and both of it's Relic Draw banners
  • "The Coliseum (Golden Arena)" event overview, first battle (Girl Power) and first banner
  • So much datamined content from the last game update, it'll melt your brain!
  • FFRK JP "Week in Review" (Credits: Australian Derek)

Links mentioned in this episode:

Intro Music: Final Fantasy XII - Tomb Of Raithwall (Extended) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0q3QcoO_TE

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36 - Guy speak beaver - 1:05:10 - 2016/10/26

On this episode of The Crystal Chronicles, we discuss:

  • Upcoming Whack-A-Monster Halloween event
  • Datamined images, including an upcoming Gysahl Greens campaign and the new WoFF realm icon
  • "Thorns of the Rose" (FFII) event, dungeons up to Ultimate ++ ( including it's ridiculous Cid Missions) and both of it's Relic Draw banners
  • "Kashuan Keep" (FFII) Mote Dungeon, including it's Cid Mission
  • Mailbag
    • What is your MVP Soul Break (and what is your MVP Soul Break excluding BSB/OSB)
    • Which is better: To have some relics from all realms or having good ones that you can use in every realm
  • FFRK JP "Week in Review" (Credits: Australian Derek)
  • What is the most terrifying character design/costume/outfit in all of Final Fantasy?

Links mentioned in this episode:

Intro Music: Final Fantasy 2 Battle Theme - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8TdhrqIc9c

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35 - Friendship Ribbit - 1:01:07 - 2016/10/19

On this episode of The Crystal Chronicles, we discuss:

  • DeNa Global (San Francisco offices) shutting down, what does this mean for FFRK?
  • "The Friendship Ribbon" (FFIX) event, dungeons up to Ultimate ++ and both of it's Relic Draw banners
  • Curaga Nightmare Dungeon
  • "Thorns of the Rose" (FFII) event preview
  • FFRK JP "Week in Review" (Credits: Australian Derek)

Links mentioned in this episode:

Intro Music: Final Fantasy IX ~Themes of Heroines~ - Mandolin Ensemble - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EldFJC0sf7A

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34 - Are you ready to RagnaROCK? - 1:13:25 - 2016/10/12

On this episode of The Crystal Chronicles, we discuss:

  • Memory Lodes III are here!
  • Dungeon Updates 25 & Realm Dungeon Lucky Relic Draw
  • Keepers' Choice Vol. 2
  • "Glimmer of Hope" (FFVII) event, dungeons up to Ultimate ++ and both of it's Relic Draw banners
  • Quick preview of the "The Friendship Ribbon" (FFIX) event
  • FFRK JP "Week in Review" (Credits: Australian Derek)

Links mentioned in this episode:

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33 - In my happy place - 1:21:55 - 2016/10/05

On this episode of The Crystal Chronicles, not only do we have Australian Derek on the show as a special guest but we also discuss:

  • September FF Portal App Campaign results
  • Datamined information announcing the Fall Mythril giveaway and two upcoming special Relic Draw banners
  • "A Special Place" (FFVIII) event Ultimate battles and the second Relic Draw banner
  • "The Five Dooms" event recap of phase 4 and 5 bosses. We also talk about the new 6* abilities introduced and why it's important to be careful with your empowered motes
  • Triple Burst Blast - Who got what?
  • Weekly discussion: Which Final Fantasy music track is your favourite and why?
  • FFRK JP "Week in Review" (Credits: Australian Derek)

Links mentioned in this episode:

Intro Music: Shuffle or Boogie (FFVIII Piano Collections)(Nobuo Uematsu)(Triple Triad) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueTSkBoH1Ck

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32 - Showdown - 1:21:44 - 2016/09/28

On this episode of The Crystal Chronicles, we discuss:

  • Showdown Login Bonuses
  • "Go Go Gullwings" (FFX-2) event Ultimate battles and the second Relic Draw banner
  • "The Five Dooms" event, introduction of Empowered Spheres, 27 Record Sphere's unlocked, 8 new 6* abilities and it's 5 Relic Draw banners
  • Weekly discussion: What is your favorite FF Job/Class?
  • FFRK JP "Week in Review" (Credits: Australian Derek)

Links mentioned in this episode:

Intro Music: Final Fantasy: Record Keeper - The Decisive Battle (FFRK Ver. Arrange from FFVI)

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31 - Earth Wind and Fire - 1:10:00 - 2016/09/21

On this episode of The Crystal Chronicles, we discuss:

  • "Prima Dona" (FFVI) event Ultimate battles and the second Relic Draw banner
  • "Meltdown" Nightmare Dungeon
    • New Ability: Meltdown 6* Black Magic Ability
    • New Accessory: 6* Shadow Armlet (major reduction of dark damage)
    • Nightmare Battle: Nightmare Chicken... More like RNG Nightmare
  • "Go Go Gullwings" (FFX-2) event, introduction of Paine, new Record Spheres and first Relic Draw banner
  • Final Fantasy Memories
    • Topic: What's your favorite (or least favorite) Final Fantasy Moment?
    • Insight from Slack
  • FFRK JP "Week in Review" (Credits: Australian Derek)

Links mentioned in this episode:

Intro Music: Final Fantasy VI Opera - "Aria di Mezzo Carattere" - Jillian Aversa feat. Tina Guo - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRnXnkYy810

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30 - Moogle's Magic Seeds - 1:39:32 - 2016/09/16

On this episode of The Crystal Chronicles, we discuss:

  • Why we recorded 2 days later than usual
  • Awesome FFRK Commercial from Japan
  • @FFRK_OFFICIAL Twitter Blunders
  • FFRK 20160913 game update: The Vault, RW Refresh, upcoming Showdown event and more!
  • "A Worthy Foe" (FFV) event, introduction of Krile's "Beastmaster" Wardrobe Record, new Record Spheres, Ultimate battles, Cid Missions and Relic Draw banners
  • "Doorway to another Realm" (FFI/Mobius) collaboration event, introduction of Wol, Echo and Sarah, Ultimate battles and Relic Draw banners
  • Discussion Topic: "What's your earliest memory of Final Fantasy?"
  • "Prima Dona" (FFVI) event, introduction of Celes's "Opera Star" Wardrobe Record, new Record Spheres, and the first Relic Draw banner
  • FFRK JP "Week in Review" (Credits: Australian Derek)

Links mentioned in this episode:

Intro Music: Mobius Final Fantasy: Warrior of Light Theme V2 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUHl75xZ1vc

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29 - Send in the Calvary - 1:13:11 - 2016/09/07

On this episode of The Crystal Chronicles, we discuss:

  • Announcements, including a warning about iOS 10.0 and incredible Keeper's Search Rewards
  • Bunch of Final Fantasy related news
  • Dungeon Updates 24
  • Special Relic Draw banners
  • "Defying Destiny" (FFXIII) event, introduction of Cid Raines, Ultimate battles, Cid Missions and Relic Draw banners
  • Discussion Topic: "Who is your favorite Cid?"
  • Mailbag:
    • Do you use Mythril revives for hard content?
    • How do you approach story dungeons?
  • FFRK JP "Week in Review" (Credits: Australian Derek)

Links mentioned in this episode:

Intro Music: Cavalry Theme - Final Fantasy XIII [OST] - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAULd5Qn1WU

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28 - Whoreson Dogs and Pauper Kings - 1:29:12 - 2016/08/31

On this episode of The Crystal Chronicles, we discuss:

  • New Fan Survey and new Keeper's Search (Cosmos)
  • Datamined images announcing upcoming special relic draws
  • "To Have and Have Not" (FFT) event, new characters, Ultimate battles, Cid Missions and Relic Draw banners
  • Discussion topic: Why do you love FF Tactics?
  • "Discord and Harmony (Cosmos)" event, introduction of Garland, Ultimate battles, Cid Missions and Relic Draw banners
  • Mailbag:
    • DeNa is planning on adding an extra layer of encryption to protect the data transferred between the game client (mobile phones) and the game servers. How will this impact the game and the community?
    • Friendly reminder about Roaming Warriors failing at Shout
  • FFRK JP "Week in Review" (Credits: Australian Derek)

Links mentioned in this episode:

Intro Music: Final Fantasy Tactics OST - Trisection ~ Battle Theme #1 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdgNzhr_tPE

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27 - Paladin Force - 1:13:36 - 2016/08/24

On this episode of The Crystal Chronicles, we discuss:

  • The new FFRK official Twitter account
  • "Keeper's Choice Vol. 1" Relic Draw banner
  • "Discord and Harmony (Chaos)" event, Ultimate battles and Cid Missions
  • "Northern Cross Record" nightmare dungeon
  • Roundtable discussion: Is the Orb Fest overrated?
  • Mailbag:
    • Orb Fest and level 80 characters - What's your count, how important is leveling for you and what is your technique?
    • How do you cope with 0/11 relic draws?
  • FFRK JP "Week in Review" (Credits: Australian Derek)

Links mentioned in this episode:

Intro Music: Chaos Last Battle 1 - 2 - 3: Dissidia 012 [Duodecim] Final Fantasy Soundtrack - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcfJBRCBWKc

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26 - Dammit Vaan! - 1:50:12 - 2016/08/18

  • Summer Lucky Relic Draw
  • "Blade of Vengeance" (FFXII) event, introduction of Gabranth, +,++ and +++ battles, Ultimate battles, Cid Missions and Relic Draw banners
  • Ongoing "Break of Dawn" Orb Fest - How should you prioritize?
    • Upcoming Cid Missions
    • Upcoming Mote Dungeons
    • Upcoming Nightmare Dungeons
    • Future Abilities
  • Roundtable discussion: What is the viability of an all Magic team right now?
  • Mailbag: How do you build a team with only one healer?
  • FFRK JP "Week in Review" (Credits: Australian Derek)

Links mentioned in this episode:

Intro Music: Theme of the Empire (Actual Dissidia / Duodecim Version) Extended [HD] - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06LS4n72sAU

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25 - Haircut of Resolve - 1:42:39 - 2016/08/10

On this episode of The Crystal Chronicles, we discuss:

  • 2016/08/09 game update; what changed and what's coming
  • DeNa Q1 results briefings
  • "Show of Resolve" event, +,++ and +++ battles, Ultimate battles and Cid Missions
  • "Break of Dawn" Orb Fest (and the crowd goes wild!)
  • Roundtable discussion:
    • Pulling relics, what is our relic pull strategy now that we know the upcoming guaranteed 5★ item is coming
  • Mailbag: ATB battle option, classic or party order?
  • FFRK JP "Week in Review" (Credits: Australian Derek)
  • Mobius FF, impressions so far

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Intro Music: Intro Music: Final Fantasy IX - Battle 1 Theme [Metal Arrange] - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZC4o0xGVb4

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24 - By the briny beard of Neptune! - 1:23:17 - 2016/08/03

On this episode of The Crystal Chronicles, we discuss:

  • "Quadruple Foul Record" Nightmare Dungeon CPU battle
  • "Fire Cavern" Mote Dungeon event + Cid Mission
  • "The Princess and the Pirate" event, +,++ and +++ battles, Ultimate battles and Cid Missions
  • Roundtable discussions:
    • The FFV Battles mechanics, love 'em or hate 'em?
    • Daily Draws, do you still do them? Could they be improved?
  • Mailbag: How well are regular Soul Breaks going to thrive in this increasingly SSB/BSB meta?
  • FFRK JP "Week in Review" (Credits: Australian Derek)

Intro Music: Let's Listen: Final Fantasy V (SNES) - Faris' Theme, Pirates Ahoy! (Extended) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZC4o0xGVb4

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23 - Great motes of fire - 53:46 - 2016/07/27

On this episode of The Crystal Chronicles, we discuss:

  • Ultimate battles for the "Rains of Ruin" (FFVIII) event
  • "Fire Cavern" Mote Dungeon event
  • FFRK JP "Week in Review" (Credits: Australian Derek)

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Intro Music: FFXIV OST - Ifrit Theme

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22 - Special Report #2 - 38:44 - 2016/07/22

On this special edition of The Crystal Chronicles, we discuss:

  • The Mythril Bonanza
  • Break of Dawn - Orb fest
  • Dissidia Events: Chaos and Cosmos, our first collab event!
  • Comic-Con and Sonic dancing

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Intro Music: Final Fantasy - Dissidia 012 Duodecim Opening Cinematic

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21 - All Dragoon team ACTIVATE - 1:35:40 - 2016/07/20

On this episode of The Crystal Chronicles, we discuss:

  • The new FFRK Central Gacha simulator
  • Ultimate battles for the "A Summoner Grown" (FFIV) event
  • Dungeon Update 23
  • Upcoming "Rain of Ruins" (FFVIII) event
  • Roundtable discussion: What are you honing?
  • Mailbag: Rising gap between events and our impression of the Cid Missions so far
  • FFRK JP "Week in Review" (Credits: Australian Derek)

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Intro Music: FF1 NES Music - Prelude

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20 - Growing Pains - 1:29:51 - 2016/07/13

On this episode of The Crystal Chronicles, we talk about the recent Cid Mission Mayhem and how DeNa handled the whole thing. We cover the "Second Coming" (FFVII) Ultimate battles and we tell you what we know about the "A Summoner Grown" (FFIV) event that introduces Yang as a playable character, Rydia's wardrobe record and two new Record Sphere. This week's roundtable discussion topic is "What are your favorite battles, dungeons, or bosses from the entire lifespan of FFRK?" and finally, mailbag!

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Intro Music: OC ReMix #1885: Final Fantasy IV 'Kind of Green' [Rydia]

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19 - I'm too sexy for my shirt - 1:28:33 - 2016/07/06

On this episode of The Crystal Chronicles, we do a quick recap of the last Soul Breakout and how each of us did. We cover the "Lord of the Crags" (FFXIV) Ultimate battles, the "Second Coming" (FFVII) event. There's also our roundtable discussion, the topic this week is "Which Medica is best?" and finally, mailbag!

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Intro Music: One-Winged Angel - KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.5 ReMIX - Soundtrack Extended

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18 - Titan's Fall - 1:32:36 - 2016/06/30

On this episode of The Crystal Chronicles, we get to know if Ben was lucky enough to get Razzmatazz. In addition, we cover all of the "Dawn over the Big Bridge" bosses, The "Window on the Past" (FFX) event Ultimates battles, the new "Lord of the Crags" (FFXIV) event and it's new characters (one of them being apparently sexy/creepy, if there's such a thing). Finally, an email from Australian Derek takes us in a little debate about Relic Draws.

Intro Music: FFXIV OST - Titan's Theme (Final Phase)

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17 - Special Report #1 - 1:25:45 - 2016/06/25

Don't adjust your watch, we break the usual weekly schedule to give you a special post-update episode! On this episode of The Crystal Chronicles, we talk about the major game update that DeNa dropped on us last Thursday. We also talk about the Dawn over the Big Bridge event. Ben and Mark go over every single Soul Breakout banners and we do a whole lot of live draws!

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16 - Grumpy Old Men - 1:17:51 - 2016/06/22

On this episode of The Crystal Chronicles, we go over the Ultimate battles for the "Two Flips of a Coin" event (FFVI), the "Window on the Past" (FFX) event and the latest Nightmare Dungeon, Neo Bahamut. There's also discussions about the current Anthology Sweepstakes (along with Pierre's promise to give away prizes if he wins anything), the June edition of the FFRK MVP email, Dawn Over the Big Bridge Event and Record Spheres. Oh My!

We are considering doing a special edition this weekend so keep an eye out for more information about that at https://www.ffrkcentral.com.

Intro Music: OC ReMix #3138: Final Fantasy X 'Guitar for Zanarkand

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15 - Heads You Win! - 1:19:21 - 2016/06/15

On this episode of The Crystal Chronicles, we do a quick recap of the Final Fantasy related news that came out of E3. We show our love for the FFXIII-2 Ultimate Battles and we go over the recent FFVI event, "Two Sides of a Coin". Your emails, plenty of tomfoolery and more nonsense!

Intro Music: FFVI - Battle 1 - Dissidia 012 Duodecim Final Fantasy Music Extended

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14 - Lightning Strikes Twice - 1:11:23 - 2016/06/08

On this episode of The Crystal Chronicles, there's a lot of talk about! Among other things, there's the Anthology Campaign and the new dungeons, introducing the FFXI realm and Shantotto! We also tell you everything there is to know about the FFXIII event, Dangerous Beauty, the new character Serah, the bonus battles and the first relic draw banner. Live draws are made and some of us actually win 5 star items! (Spoiler, not Pierre)

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13 - The Cat's Meow - 1:04:30 - 2016/06/02

On this episode of The Crystal Chronicles, Pierre, Ben and Mark discuss strategy for the Angel of Death (FFIX) event Ultimate Battles and talk about the latest FFVII event, A Night to Remember that introduces Cait Sith. Meow Kupo!

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12 - Kuja Vu - 1:04:30 - 2016/05/25

On this episode of The Crystal Chronicles, Pierre and Mark, have more FFRK update that they can shake a stick at. They go over the newest game and balance changes released by DeNa Wednesday and the Earth Stirs (FFIII) event's Ultimate battles. They also talk about the Reraise Record nightmare dungeon for which Mark gives out awesome strategy (don't forget to check his mastery run recording on YouTube). Finally, they go over the Angel of Death (FFIX) event, the new character Kuja and the introduction of some pretty neat Darkness abilities.

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10 - Triplet Stars - 60:00 - 2016/05/11

On this episode of The Crystal Chronicles, Pierre and Ben are joined by Mark, creator of the awesome YouTube series called FFRK Basics. All three of them go over the Broken Chains (FFVIII) event's Ultimate battles and the introduction of the new Darkness ability class. Also covered in this episode are the new core dungeons, the new core character Magus, the Twin Stars of Mysidia (FFIV) event and why you shouldn't lose faith if you have terrible relic draw karma.

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9 - Sorcerer's Portal - 51:33 - 2016/05/04

On this episode of The Crystal Chronicles, Pierre and Ben discuss the Consorting with Sky Pirates (FF XII) event's Bonus Battles and cover multi element attacks. They also review the Broken Chains (FFVIII) event along with the new hero, Edea (spoiler, she is not very good). Let it be known that the 10th Episode Celebration is next week, so you won't want to miss us on Twitch.tv/ffrkcentral on May 11th at 9PM EDT.

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8 - Dazed and Confused - 45:44 - 2016/04/27

On this episode of The Crystal Chronicles, your hosts Ben and Pierre talk about all the free Mithril being given us to by DeNa, the Consorting with Sky Pirates (FF XII) event, the new Elemental Resistance Debuffs mechanic, Pierre's horrible Relic Draw Karma and Crushdown Record Nightmare Dungeon event.

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Intro Music: FFXII Speechless Fight

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7 - A Dirge to Dance To - 47:37 - 2016/04/20

On this episode of The Crystal Chronicles, your hosts Pierre and Ben talk about the "Double the Gysahl Green Campaign", the Sketching Miracles (FFVI) event, the A Brewing Nightmare (FFVII) event. They also introduce the Mailbox segment of the show, where they answer the questions you sent them by email.

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6 - A Crack In Time - 48:11 - 2016/04/14

On this episode of The Crystal Chronicles, your hosts Pierre and Ben are a day late! However due to their tardiness, they can cover the balance changes, the daily dungeon update, the Bonus Battles in By Stone Revealed (FFT), and the Sketching Miracles event (FFVI) with a cursory glance at its Bonus Battles. They also discuss recent Mobile Game releases. This is also their first podcast with visual aid on Twitch.tv/FFRKCentral so follow their twitters to stay posted and be part of the live chat.

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5 - Shout And Be Revealed - 32:35 - 2016/04/06

On this episode of The Crystal Chronicles, your hosts Pierre and Ben talk about the new dungeons introduced on April 2nd, the new Monk core class character, the Eternal Calm (FFX-2) bonus battles and we tell you everything there is to know about the very first Final Fantasy Tactics event and characters.

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4 - The Nightmare Awakens - 34:15 - 2016/03/30

On this episode of The Crystal Chronicles, your hosts Pierre and Ben talk about the Fortune Egg Double Rewards, the JP Multiplayer Preview, the Eternal Calm (FFX-2) event and the Ultima Record event. Ben gives incredible advice on how to beat Ultima Buster (Nightmare).

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3 - Reraise is Life 3 in disguise - 53:47 - 2016/03/25

On this episode of The Crystal Chronicles, your hosts Pierre and Ben talk about the Spring Festival, the FFII event Seer of Destiny, Half priced draws and the upcoming Super Soul Break Spectacular.

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2 - Wrath of the Summoner - 35:54 - 2016/03/17

On this episode of The Crystal Chronicles, your hosts Pierre and Ben talk about the recent balance changes, the new debuff help page, the return of the Hall of Rites, the current events (Relics of Light and Summoner Reborn) and the Spring Festival.

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1 - Hello World - 34:52 - 2016/03/09

On this episode of The Crystal Chronicles, your hosts Pierre and Ben introduce themselves and then get right into it as we discuss the current events (including how to beat Bahamut SIN), the current relics draws (including a live 11 items draw) and we tell you what you should be saving your Mythril for.

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