Ha ha, yeah it's a pain in the balls but I've done worse for less points. I'm going to get past Numor Mines this weekend, grind my guys up a bit and then finish the first disc off. Hopefully be back where I was by next week. What a nightmare.
Not sure about learning those arts though - do they need certain components or just a high BR?
Sigh. I came to the same conclusion yesterday - I've just restarted this morning and I'm currently BR 3 just before Elysion. I've kept my old save as I'll use it for getting the achievements for splitting monsters and the rare items etc. What a waste.
I was loving this game but the stupid levelling system has killed it for me now.
I don't know how to get a cookie to you but I definately owe you one... or more. The Tales of Vesperia stuff is absolutely invaluable as I am finally going through the game. Is there a PO Box I can send the cookie too? <s>
Ugh. Finally got to the ancient ruins this morning but died from the first enemy. It was this annoying amoeba thing that kept summoning more unions. I killed off nearly all of them in the first turn but then three more unions turned up in each of the next two goes.