I was thinking of using the Monk too, as you get the Naturel Talent ability at level 10. For the sub-job, Piracy could be good due to Double Damage.
I also want to try new jobs, but for now, Monk has the highest attack with Naturel Talent.
After I've played the new game plus, after completing Chapter 4, usually you click the new option, save a new file, the prologue starts, and you press START when you have controls of Yew. However playing in the true NG+ does not behave like the NG+ as if you were playing the game for the first time.
In order to continue your run, press the NG+ button and choose Chapter 5 instead of Prologue. You'll go through those windows as always. I didn't expect this to happen, but I think it's the only way to continue if you make a run for the Any% NG+ category.
Is it possible to add the real new game plus category for this game? There is the concept use the new game plus in mid-game though, but since this is part of the story, you are going to have to complete the full game to unlock the true new game plus option. There is actually no difference between the new game plus during the game and the new game plus after the game. The only thing to avoid in the first option is to enable the SP when battling the Kaizer. But it's better to use the new game plus after the game completion.
Now, when you select the true new game plus option, you have the choice to jump to any chapter in the game. However, to accept runs under this category, I suggest we void this idea and start from the very beginning, otherwise it wouldn't be considered as a full-game run. Another thing about the rules is the timing start which I have two possibilities in mind: start the timer right when confirming the "Are you certain?" prompt, or right after the save is created. The first choice would be more accurate for the timer and (I think) it is common for speedruns. The second choice is less accurate, but the run would start at the frame where the game really begins. It is still a possibility, but I guess most people will go for the first choice.
To resume this post:
- You must complete the game in order to get the real new game plus.
- The run must begin at the Prologue.
- The timer starts after the "Are you certain?" prompt.
If you have any questions or suggestions, please post in the thread!
Any news about this? Using in-game time is fine by me.