OK. I'm just wondering what levels/equipment everyone here had when they entered. I'm having problems with the rooks in the central part of the fortress at the moment. It's not so much that I can't kill them, but more that by the time I kill one, two more have already arrived, so I eventually have to flee with about 8 or 9 rooks attacking me. The imperials aren't any bother, though. It's just, if I'm struggling with the rooks, I dread to think how I'll get on against the final bosses.
This is my party at the moment-I don't have any of the 'ultimate' equipment (Zodiac Spear etc) but have more or less the whole licence board filled for everyone.
Anyway, this what I have right now.
Vaan - Lv 42 - Zwill Crossblade, Dragon Shield, Thief's Cap, Ninja Gear, Pheasant Netsuke HP 3740 MP 458
Balthier - Lv 50 - Antares, Wyrmfire Shot, Thief's Cap, Minerva Bustier, Thief's Cuffs HP 4461 MP 442
Fran - Lv 53 - Penetrator Crossbow, Lead Bolts, Chaperon, Minerva Bustier, Jade Collar HP 4573 MP 570
Basch - Lv 55 - Deathbringer, Aegis Shield, Gigas Hat, Rubber Suit, Gauntlets HP 5111 MP 424
Ashe - Lv 50 - Platinum Sword, Aegis Shield, Crown of Laurels, Sorcerer's Habit, Sage's Ring HP 3900 MP 612
Penelo - Lv 42 - Zwill Crossblade, Platinum Shield, Thief's Cap, Ninja Gear, Magick Gloves HP 3556 MP 488
Is this below average or am I just not very good? I've already literally spent about half my play time (120 hours) doing mindless grinding, mostly around the Cerobi Steppe. I can't be the only one who thinks it's all a bit excessive?
Grateful for any feedback.