Yes, I read about the "lv 79 trick" (at Shasarazade) and experimented with the exp system in various areas.
In terms of S2, I created the perfect file much later (one year ago) and distance myself from the stat stone trick here for the same reasons you mentioned earlier. The only stat stones that are not limited here are STR and MAG, and these will take a lot of time to obtain. After all, they increase the stats up to 3 points per stone, you can reload if you are not satisfied which is what I did. Yet I boosted Riou and Luc up to 255 for MAG only. Notice that it has to be done before they reach lv 99 here (at least 250 MAG for 9/9/7/5 MP), because MP are re-calculated only at level-ups.
Last edited by Celes
on Mon Sep 22, 2008 1:27 pm, edited 1 time in total.