Strap in, this is going to take a while. If you are going to grind this early on using any of the following methods, make a separate save file if you don't want to play through the rest of the game with at least one extremely OP character and more gil than you'll ever need.Introduction and Suggested Grinding Locations
The best places to grind this achievement are places where large groups of enemies regularly spawn, or the few locations where battles are automatically started
Personally, I ground this out in the Ice Cavern
, where large groups of Flans regularly spawn. I'll add/update a list of other decent locations if people suggest any.TG Airborne 88
suggests the interior of Gizamaluke's Grotto
as another option if you've passed a certain point in the game. In fact, this could be the best option outright, as groups of 3-4 enemies regularly spawn. Set up
There are three options to grind out this achievement, and your choice will largely be influenced by your patience and available time. I strongly advise going for this achievement after you obtain Steiner's Blood Sword
by handing in 4 Stellazzio Coins to Queen Stella in Treno, because the sword enables Steiner to heal upon attacking enemies, negating the need to worry about healing and so on. Note:
It's up to you if you want to use the fastforward and/or 9999 damage boosters. The boosters won't void this achievement.Important:
Before you start grinding, go into the options menu and turn battle introduction/animation off. This disables the camera panning at the start of every battle, saving you a few seconds each battle. This will save you about 3 or 4 hours in total - half a day's work! Thanks to Shadykilla420
for this tip.Method One
With a Blood Sword equipped Steiner, head to Ice Cavern (or grinding area of your choice), run around in circles and press A for 60-70 hours. Method Two
If you have some kind of turbo controller, repeat the famous Disc 2 AFK grind in with Steiner in Alexandria Castle - the area mentioned in the introduction section of this guide - where the enemies spawn infinitely and run into you, instigating a battle.Chunkeh Monkeh
pointed out you can simply press RT to enable autobattle, meaning you don't need a turbo controller or script for this method. LordRex172's suggestion:
Combine this method with method 3 below. Namely, set up an Auto Keyboard script that spams the enter button in Alexandria where the enemies spawn infinitely. This could actually be the best way to get this achievement. Method Three
Some people will be uncomfortable with this option, and I am not necessarily advocating this method, but it is a way to complete the achievement nonetheless.
Step 1. Download FF9 on your PC from the Microsoft Store.
Step 2. Download Auto Keyboard (https://www.murgee.com/auto-keyboard/
- the site is safe, but take all necessary precautions you always take when downloading things from the internet).
Step 3. Open 3 Auto Keyboard menus: set one to press the down button, set another to press the left button, set another to press the enter button. For the down and left buttons, tick the "hold key box". For the enter button, press it every 100 milliseconds.
Step 4: Navigate to your grinding area of choice (anywhere on the world map, ideally with Steiner and the Blood Sword).
Step 5: Turn on the fastforward and 9999 damage boosters.
Step 6: Turn on the three Auto Keyboard setups, return to your computer in 30-40 hours time.
Method 3, detailed above, is designed for the world map, and no "interior location". If you want to grind in an interior location, open two more Auto Keyboard windows with options for "up" and "right" as well, and set them up so the buttons are pressed in intervals so your character can run around in circles instead of running into a new area. However, given how effortless this is, just go for the simpler method described above and do it anywhere on the world map where weak enemies can be found.
Note: if you don't have Steiner presently, or you missed the Blood Sword, you can turn on the "battle assistance" booster which restores your HP to full so long as you don't get one-hitted. The downside to this is that lots of time will be wasted as the trance animation plays out at the beginning of every battle. If you use the battle assistance booster instead of the Blood Sword, it would probably be best to KO all but one character so only one trance animation plays instead of four. Just make sure the monsters you'll be fighting can't one-hit you or afflict you with Stop, Petrify, Death, Doom or anything like that (use abilities accordingly). As ever, drop any questions/comments in the comments below, or PM me if you're shy.