Dollet: Becoming a SeeD
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Items: Weapons Monthly, March Issue; Weapons Monthly, April Issue
Return to the quarters and change into your military outfit. Then you’ll meet Quistis and Zell, a quite, um interesting person, in the lobby. As if that wasn’t enough, Seifer will be put into your group... As the leader of your squad? Boy, this day just can’t get any worse. Move your butts to the garage, steal the car, rush to the harbour, run into the boat and finally take a short break while listening to your instructions: You will have to protect Dollet city from the bad, bad Galbadians.
After your arrival on the beach you will follow a rabid Seifer to the market place. A waiting sequence will take place. Talk to everyone (including the dog), beat a few soldiers who are rushing by and follow Seifer again after he decides to leave the place to the Communication Tower. If you still haven't realized that Seifer has some serious issues, this is probably the part where you do. On your way to the top you’ll get the chance to slay another bunch of monsters and soldiers.
At the top you’ll meet Selphie, the girl you bumped into in Balamb Garden. Seifer will run into the tower like a bloodhound in a butchery, so there’s nothing you can do but follow him. Selphie will join your party, so give a GF to each of the characters (Ifrit stays with Squall! >:O) and go after Seifer.
Empty the draw point, heal and save, then take the elevator upstairs to visit two old friends from earlier parts of the FF- series.
Kill them with physical attacks or GFs as fast as possible, and also keep as many HP as possile. Because afterwards, the REAL boss will appear:
Now it’s getting funny! :D Didn’t you always want to mutilate a flying Barney- the- dinosaur- mutation? Now you’ll get the chance to do so. >-) Don’t forget to draw the GF Siren from him! She is a weak GF, but she’s got a few useful abilities and casts mute on most enemies. If you are strong enough, leech a few double- spells from Elvoret for later use and again, directly draw and cast Cure on your party if you need healing.
One would think that you’ve killed enough monsters now, but nooo. Mr. I- have- the- IQ- of- a- wooden- candle- holder decides to send a terminator tarantula after you (yes, a spider. Don't ask.) which has the outstandingly cute name of
Anyway, you might notice a timer. AGAIN. A timer is always a sign that you're in deep shit, and the fact that you're being followed by a giant rabid eight legged freak now doesn't make things better. This is a strong bitch – weak against thunder though, so you have the chance to kill it with thunder spells and Quetzacotl. But it takes a lot of time, isn’t worth the trouble because the reward isn’t very high and it will stand back up after you beat it.
Yes, fine, it raises your SeeD- level if you manage to beat it, but in this case it’s a better idea to do what’s expected from you: RUN! When you hit the Freddy Krueger of Itsy- Bitsys a few times, another AOL- message will appear (this time, it’s Zell’s fault) and you can run away. If you run fast enough, you won’t even have to beat X- ATM092 in ever screen.
At the beach you will finally be rescued: Quistis transforms the crazy insect with her machine gun back into a useless pile of junk. In case you weren’t suffering from arachnophobia to this point, you will from now on. o_o;
Back in the garden you may change clothes again after a short conversation with headmaster Cid: prom night awaits! (And Squall probably just attends for the free food...) After a pretty schmaltzy dancing sequence where you can laugh about Squall’s supreme dancing skills you will follow Quistis to the „secret place“ (which is an incredibly obvious hole in the back of the training room) and after another heartbreaking agony- aunt conversation- yay for clicking windows away like a madman!- and even more junctioning tips you will finally be allowed to go back to the dormitory (now THAT was worth it. *rolls eyes*). Nope, not yet: What IS this game’s obsession with insects anyway? Are we SeeDs or some kind of gardeners? It’s the name, I tell you.
And yes, that’s the lady who paid us a short visit while we were laying in the infirmary. I wonder who she is? Hmmm. Alright. Giant bee dead, weird girl in safety, shook yer booty on some SeeD- ball. That's enough for today. Go back to the dormitory and get a good night’s rest. The next day a Weapons Monthly, April Issue will be lying on your table. At least one good thing came out of last night...
Thanks to all the SeeD- crap you will now be able to choose the “SeeD- TEST”- option on your menu screen (Tutorial section). Remember Shiva and Quetzalcoatl? Apparently, tutorials in FF8 don’t serve to actually teach you things about the game, they only exist to give you nice goodies. Now you’ll be able to raise your SeeD- level! After each test, your level will be raised by 1, which will increase your money tremendously. The questions are too difficult? Well, that’s what the “Magazines/ SeeD- tests” section is for… :)