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    Some questions about how I'm playing the game.

    I'm about to go into the ship to find Ashe. Vaan is level 11. Almost 12 and the rest of my party is about the same. Is that a good level for that part of the game?

    Also. Would it be a good idea to give Balthier some armor, a shield and a sword? I can't seem to find a pistol upgrade for him. He is too sexy for me to let him die. But I want him to do some real damage too.



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    stick with the gun if thats what your using. Give him whatever armor you've bought with the license board (most probably light armor for a gun). Guns do really well with a good bullet. When your really far into the game (around about giruvagan) then keep a range of bullets for various elements and he will pawn.

    Great i'm a sadistic evil person with a wing sticking out of his back. F***ing Fantastic. Oh well at least I have a big sword

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    i was around level 25 or so when i went for Ashe, Beth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Metal King Slime View Post
    i was around level 25 or so when i went for Ashe, Beth.
    WTF! I WAS LIKE LVL 25 AT OZMONE PLAIN!!! Talk about over-leveled

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    Quote Originally Posted by Metal King Slime View Post
    i was around level 25 or so when i went for Ashe, Beth.
    Yeah, but you can do that part of the game pretty easily at level 11-12. Level 25 is really over-leveled for the Leviathan.

    As for Balthier, I would definitely get him some decent armour - he's definitely not a mage, so magic armour's out, and, if you're going to use a gun, light armour is probably best. Whether you do decide to keep with the gun is up to you: guns are generally very powerful when you can first obtain them, but will become weaker in relation to the other available weapons as time moves on, and are slow. Also, they are worthless against certain types of enemy, like flans or elementals (not that you'll be fighting the latter any time soon).

    I would personally keep Balthier with the gun, if only to keep him at range and out of the way.

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    Okay! So I don't need to buy new guns. Just new bullets sometime?

    Yeah 25 sounds over leveled. Way too much grinding. I was level 10 at the mines place with the minics and it was soo easy. Especially the boss. I almost thought I was over leveled for that part.

    I will look at some good light armor for him.

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    I'm just starting XII again after not having it for too long, but I checked my save files, and I was roundabout an average of level 13 when I got through the Leviathan, I seem to recall it was easier than expected, so I'd say you should be alright. I've never had anything but a gun for Balthier; my memory's a little hazy on that but the only thing that was challenging for me at that point was the judge.. I couldn't tell you his or her name at the end of it, but even that was pretty easy too I'd say you'll be fine

    Oh, and with the Barheim Passage with the mimics, I don't know HOW I got through that at level 6 :O But somehow, probably with sheer luck, that's what I was at the first time I got through that part :O

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    Quote Originally Posted by Priestess View Post
    Okay! So I don't need to buy new guns. Just new bullets sometime?

    Yeah 25 sounds over leveled. Way too much grinding. I was level 10 at the mines place with the minics and it was soo easy. Especially the boss. I almost thought I was over leveled for that part.

    I will look at some good light armor for him.
    hey i like to be cautious! lol

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    Maybe I'll do it that way sometime then =D

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    This is just prior to Penelo leaving:


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    How the bloody hell did you do that??!

    (sees the 25 hours on the bottom of the screen)

    Oh!...

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    By chaining to buy all of these, of course


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    gotta love the chains.

    Beth, good girl.

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    What did I do thats good? =O

    I must be such a n00b though. I didn't bother with key armor. I just use license points, buy armor, weapons and potions for everyone =O

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    i.... don't remember...

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    Short term memory loss? =O

    Anyway, I assume I should also let Fran keep bows and just buy her new bows and arrows every now and then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Priestess View Post
    Short term memory loss? =O

    Anyway, I assume I should also let Fran keep bows and just buy her new bows and arrows every now and then?
    That's what I always did and it worked out quite well

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    Okay, I'll go that rout then. Thanks ^^

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    ugh, I never got the monographs. They sounded like too much work.
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    Need them to get certain drops, to make things in the bazaar. Also, they increase the quality and quantity of loot during chaining.

    Absolutely worth it, if you want all equipment.

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    Np

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    Monographs are good because you get gil faster. Simple as that. Nobody doesn't want gil ^^

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    I might try for it. Then again I might wait till my next run through to try for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Priestess View Post
    I might try for it. Then again I might wait till my next run through to try for it.
    Most monographs are really simple and will be gotten eventually considering that to unlock them in the bazaar all you need is to talk to different shop clerks many times.
    This of course can be done very early in the game, but you most probably won't have money to buy them.
    Unless you know how to chain dustia.

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    I was going to chain Dustia, but guess what, Phoenix Downs aren't for sale as early as I was chaining. Had to just suffer it out with the wolves.

    Cockatrices are just kinda less reliable in terms of loot, even after the appropriate monograph.

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