All right guys, as you've noticed you get rewards for hitting 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 (?) achievements. I am currently working on getting 30 achievements as we speak to obtain the recipe for Brave Ring (+10% attack and 10% Magic). This is the MOST used accessory in the JP version. You will utilize this more than anything else. Im going to give you guys some general hints, tips, and tricks to do while playing so you can eventually get them without very much work at all. Tip #1: Always be crafting, use your time efficiently.Notice that a slot is empty/something is there? START CRAFTING. Since not very many of us are going to spent Lapis on more slots, it's better to start crafting and using those slots right away. What I do is craft Shurikens (Bronze ore) for my item synth, Bronze Dagger / Leather whip (1 Bronze ore or 3 leather hides) for my equipment, and rotate between the CHEAPEST (gil) spells to craft, always start with the spells you have excessive crysts (Extra bonus is you get a FINE ALCRYST which is used for higher spell recipes / magic key forging). This is an easy 3x acheivos for the collection after you hit 10 crafts. Bonus is at 100 crafts which you gain good magicites to use. But focus on the 10 of each at first and continue to keep yourself in the routine of crafting. It seems tedious but I promise you, it's worth it. +3/30 - EASY +3/30 - MODERATE/EFFORT REQUIRED +3/30 - HARD. HEAVY GRINDING Tip #2: Don't be lazy while battling, there is worth and merit in using spells and abilities. All right, I know, I know, I fall victim to this one as much as all of us heavy grinders. This one only applies to missions/explorations/vortexes, it does NOT apply to the Colosseum. Listen close, you will never reach the level 2 achievo mark without using your spells and abilities, even while grinding. So the easiest way to hit 100, the first level, is to queue up all the spells you possibly can (6 different spells, including your friend if possible), then hit repeat. Every time you hit the repeat button thats +6 spells/abilities on your counter. Note that these are separate achievements. You are grinding anyways so might as well start chipping away. I'll put using items in this category as well, just use 10 for an easy trophy. +3/30 - EASY +3/30 - MODERATE/EFFORT REQUIRED +3/30 - HARD. HEAVY GRINDING Tip #3 There is power in numbers, acquire as many friends as possible. There are two ways that you can go about this, getting 100+ friends on your friends list and picking up people through entering their Friend ID // Adding them in game or adding everyone that plays FF:BE on facebook (Bonus, you get 1500 lapis if you add 50 friends on facebook that place the game). The friends you add to facebook DO NOT have a limit as to how many you can add. I am currently at 404/95 friends because of this feature. Now for the reason why you want as many friends as possible...There are 3 achievements related to this. 1) Forger of Bonds - Accumulate FP (10000FP for the first level, 100,000 for the second level, 1M for the third). 2) Generous giver - Gifts Given (10 for the first level, 1000 for the second, 10000 for the third), 3) Person Reknown - Gifts Received (10 for the first, 1000 for the second, 10000 for the third). Now the first level of all 3 are given to you really fast, the second one is where massing friends will help and the third one is where having a lot of friends for a long period of time will help the most. Currently I am half way to the second achievement of receiving friend points (55k total) and have completed the second 2 levels of the other ones. I'll have those ones complete in about 2 weeks. +3/30 - EASY +3/30 - MODERATE/EFFORT REQUIRED +3/30 - HARD. TIME CONSUMING Tip #4 Test your might as often as you can in the Colloseum brave warriors! There are 3 easy achievements that you can get quickly by participating. Plus you get Lapis and other bonus items as rewards to boot! The next level of all 3 is a little bit more time consuming but if you keep on it you should have those levels within a month of playing. +3/30 - EASY +3/30 - MODERATE/EFFORT REQUIRED +3/30 - HARD. HEAVY GRINDING Tip #5 Forget what your parents told you, stealing is GOOD. Hide your kids, hide your wives monsters...Thieves are going to plunder everything. Now look, theres 2 obtainable achievements up for grabs that require "steal". What you can do is when you FP keep the two units with steal (Edwin and Paul) and create a party of 4 or 5 and as you are grinding max sure to take an item from each monster. Now this is where things get interesting. If you use the steal ABILITY, yes ability, you will start tallying for 2 achievos at once. Glorious isn't it? +1/30 - EASY +1/30 - MODERATE/EFFORT REQUIRED +1/30 - HARD. HEAVY GRINDING Tip #6 With the power of earth, wind, fire, and water -- We summon thee God's of the Elements. Aight I'll admit that was cheesy as well. Listen, there are some parts of the game that will just take time, this is one of them. When you are in exploration, make sure that you use your Espers AND Limit breaks as often as possible. As I was playing through the story I thought these would come naturally. Nawww, that isn't the case as I found I was lazily playing and just 'autoing' myself to victory so these acheivos actually took work. Including the first level. So without further adieu I present to you the next tip. Use your effing limits / espers whenever possible. +2/30 - EASY/MEDIUM. WILL TAKE TIME +2/30 - MEDIUM/HARD. HEAVY GRINDING +2/30 - HARD/FRUSTRATING. SUPER SAIYAN NECESSARY Tip #6 Momma always said never to worry about the little things . There are quite a few achievements that you don't have to put any effort into and will come with time. Gil collecting is quite easy to hit the second level. I am currently at 533k total and I haven't been trying to get gil. If you do need money what I do while grinding is bring a free unit along to level him to level 13+ and sell him. Thats 4k-45k depending on how high you level it. Awakening units comes naturally and hitting the first two levels aren't a problem. Again, that will come with time, though you could power through this achievment by pulling free units and awakening them. The first level should easily be achievable and the next level can be had when you want. 2 Free trophies! Crushing Conquer - Damage output in one turn will be yours just by progressing through the game. I have 2 trophies for this achievo. Hitting the next level will take levels and equipment. God of War - Total Damage Done should be maxed just by playing for 3 days. Easy Peazy, another 3 trophies Esteemed explorer will give you 1 trophy for explorations, the next will again come through playing the game. I am at 633/1000 playing for 2 weeks. You be the judge Quest champion will be completed as time goes on, it requires us to clear content. Currently we sit at 24/70 (correct me if I am wrong) for the last 2 trophies. Unable to complete this fully so I will only count the 1 trophy in the tally +11/30 - EASY +2/30 - MODERATE/EFFORT REQUIRED +3/30 - HARD. HEAVY GRINDING Conclusion It's going to take some work to get the 30 trophies, some effort is required but for the most part the brave ring is easily obtainable. For efficiency on grinding specific achievements I found having all my characters use cure/potions/non damaging as many times in a battle witll make it sky rocket. My total tally for everything is: 26 EASY TROPHIES 17 TROPHIES THAT REQUIRE EFFORT 18 TROPHIES THAT REQUIRE LOTS OF TIME AND EFFORT Leave notes here and tell me what you guys think. Thanks for reading hope this helped!