Originally Posted by Alchemy
Hoooooow? I feel like I've done a good majority of the side content, though definitely not all of it. This is feeling like my Mass Effect 3 play times all over again, I did all the side stuff everyone else did but everyone else seems to have 10+hours on me.
Topple is nice, but annoying when dealing with multiple Mechon at once. I'm just not terribly fond of the damage restrictions for Mechon, and really expect[ed] at some point to not be an issue with gear or skill upgrades. I'm totally cool with having different strategies for killing different creatures, but fighting Mechon doesn't really involve much outside of spamming that enchant and fighting like normal or spamming topple.
You should be high enough level that you can avoid them too. You won't be running into Mechon for a while from where you are, unless you go back to areas with them (Like the mines, or that party of them on Bionis Leg
Originally Posted by BlazingDarkness
Why is anybody getting hung up on who plays as what characters? I'd say like, 95% of JRPGs feature more characters than you can use at any one time, and the vast majority of people will stick to the same roster in their party for various different reasons.
Unless someone is coming in here claiming there isn't enough variety in combat while admitting they've only used the same character through the whole of the game, then there's really nothing to discuss.
I don't even really know what happened with that discussion. Firemind got hung up on people suggesting that you can play without using a dedicated healer (Sharla) and overreacting as if "we" were trying to tell people to play the game differently.
Originally Posted by cametall
Also I cannot get the hang of Melia. I can see why she is/becomes so powerful but right now it doesn't feel like the damage gets output enough, maybe I'm playing her wrong.
For reference I'm level 35 and just outside the Imperial City (I think that's what it is called)
You should never be auto-attacking. Early on she's not quite as good since her cool-downs are still kind of long and you don't have a lot of elements to summon. Bolt is still great though, especially when you tack on lighting damage+ gems. (Not the ones that add lightning, the ones that increase it by x%). Also, that quick-topple!