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.