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The tutorial text describing the Mog Clock says that if you let the timer into the red, you're immediately forced into battle and that if you lose that battle you don't get the retry option. What actually happens in that case?

In most games I would expect you to get kicked back to the title screen, but with autosaving (and being able to save manually almost anywhere) that doesn't seem like much of a punishment here, but it must do something bad or there would be no reason to implement this. I'm afraid to try, personally, without knowing what will happen.

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You should save, then run to somewhere else and die and see which spot you respawn in. I would imagine it should kick you back to your last save point. –  DavidYell Feb 21 '12 at 8:42
    
@DavidYell - I'm still early enough in the game (got a copy through the promo grant but it only showed up over the weekend) that it's actually a bit difficult to die on purpose, the baddies are so weak I think the AI could solo them before I'd die. I'd idle as SYN but I don't have the role yet. –  Shinrai Feb 21 '12 at 19:03
    
Oh I see. I tend to find a huge boss and get him to kill me, like the Giant Flan in Sunleth Waterscape or the Giant Ci'eth in Academy! –  DavidYell Feb 22 '12 at 9:56
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I'm not quite sure I understand it either. I've lost a couple battles with the retry option locked, and instead it just kicks you back to where you were (just like the retry option). I think the only difference is that you essentially lose the battle, losing any items you may have used and that's it. Not a huge deal, so don't worry too much if you fail. :)

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If this happens, is the monster still there? (Also, welcome to gaming.SE, hope to see you stick around!) –  Shinrai Feb 21 '12 at 14:16
    
Sorry, well if you haven't figured it out already (as my post is a little late) if it's a random encounter, they'll disappear but any kind of boss fight or special monster like the ones on the Steppes seem to stay there. And thank you! :) –  Hydlide Feb 28 '12 at 1:18
    
I have yet to actually lose an ambush, but I've noticed that regular loses do exactly that, so it's pretty curious to me why they even bothered... –  Shinrai Feb 28 '12 at 1:40
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