Also, I'm still not done with 2. :< Single party carried my fine right until the fifth stratum. And now they reached max level and still can't beat the boss on level 23. :[ Leveling up a second party now but it got pretty boring so I slowed down a lot.
I've considered it, but I'm not retiring them just yet, since in the first I can pretty much go up to 27th without too much trouble. And level cap wasn't reached yet. But I retired my characters in the first one before cap was reached too. So no cap raise. :[
Yeah but the difference can't be that fucking huge. Besides, if my second party fails I have some of the members of the first party to fall back to. I was using a war magus for my first party's healer, could very well be the problem since I didn't have another class that inflicts status upon the enemy to make him more effective. And he heals for a lot less than an actual medic anyway.
Monk or Princess in your party. Choose one or both. If both, make sure Monk has at least one Healing and Princess has some Royal Veil. Get Guard Order if you do not get a Hoplite.
If only Monk, build a party that's strong while using TP, which means it'll tire out faster for dungeon crawling but be more effective against FOE or bosses. Get a class that has abilities that help keep your party from getting hit (such as Hoplite).
If only Prince/ss only, make sure you stock up on medica or have some way to do minor touch up healing. Get plenty of Royal Veil. Get Guard Order if you lack a protective class such as Hoplite. Build a party that performs well over a long time without using much TP. This party will be great at dungeon crawling, but be weaker against FOE or bosses (though it can get through).
Following those three main models, you're fairly well set for the first stratum. For DPS's sake, you will probably take out the Monk or Princess, if you used the first option, since you can simply have one subclass the other (which ever you like). Same with the other two choices: most common subclass for Monk or Prince/ss is the other healing class.
Alright my starting party is: Frontline: Gladiator, Monk, Hoplite Back Row: Princess, Ninja
The music in the game is kickass even if I'm still on the first floor...
EDIT: Ugh, a ram one hit ko'ed my ninja...did I go too far in B1F? Also a bit confused on skill points. I put some into Royal Viel for princess, got a heal skill and increased healing rate with monk, for the hoplite I got provoke and shield mastery, for Gladiator I'm starting the sword skills, and Ninja I put points in knife mastery and tp reduction. Is there anything good to aim for with these classes? Should I put any points into common skills?
Haha, not quite. I've won over this plant thing in B2 in my first battle with its kind, it was alone. The fucking bird on B2 I still can't beat. Also, experience points for beating FOEs! It's been so long! Never did quite understand why it was removed from EOII.
As for common skill... I'm too concerned with unlocking skills right now so I didn't bother with it. And I'm quite happy to let my farmer do all the dirty work of mining, chopping and harvesting anyway.
Oh man I am breezing through B1 and then B2 the monsters start killing me easily (the normal monsters not the wandering FOEs they scare me). Grinding to level 6 and buying new equipments still lead to my defeat. The Greenduck bill playtus monster always seems to kill one of my party members before we can escape. One of the npcs told me they aren't there at night but the giga centipedes are... Am I missing something or I am supposed to not be able to kill these monsters since it's like the great lynx.
On a side note is there an easy way to make money? The fishing mechanicism doesn't yield much cash and selling loot doesn't either.