Final Fantasy VIII Forum  /  Early Quistis Card?
  EnkuranEnkuran

Hello, I'm new to speedrunning and in the learning the ropes stage, but I've fallen in love with FFVIII and would really like to speedrun it! However, I can't seem to get the concept of the early Quistis card patterns no matter how much I try. I've looked at varying patterns through the Pingval method and the sort, and though I understand the plays, I can't quite grasp how to get the groupie to play his pattern. Is there a trick I am missing to make this happen? Thanks in advance!

 
  MetakoMetako

My understanding of what you're saying is about getting groupie to play the right cards. To ensure you get a good pattern you need to confirm the card game on the first, second or third frame possible. Each of these will give you a good pattern. Choosing the correct cards is also important (Geez/Fung/Gayla/Fast/Cat).

Frame 1 yields Elastoid - This is the card you look for
Frame 2 yields Marlboro - This is the card you look for
Frame 3 yields Biggs/Wedge - This is the card you look for.

Once you have a good pattern you just play your cards in precise positions. My notes describe it thus:

Elastoid - Gayla mid top - Cat mid right - Fung right bot - Fast left top
Marlboro - Fung right mid - Gayla right bot - Fast mid bot - Geez top mid
Biggs/Wedge - Fung right top - Fast mid - Gayla - right bot - Cat - left mid

Also, the long document about card manipulation has this information if you read through it thoroughly. Let me know if this doesn't work for you. All the best!

- Tako

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