YEEEEEEEEEEEEAH BOI!!! Ha ha ha, I knew you'd whoop his ass. Hopefully by the time I get there I'll be able to tank his ass with multiple unions. I'm just cleaning up all of the disc 1 missions still. The pain.
The key to captures is a high Chain and linking. I caught loads of stuff in Blackdale (hence why my BR was high - doh) on my first play. Basically I would link loads of spiders etc and would always get 4-5 captures a time. Then save and reload the area so the chain was building up.
A bigger chain and more links GUARANTEES captures.
I hear that. My wind down game is going to be High School Musical so I can't complain really, ha ha!
Good luck breaking down the monsters as there is no way of checking how many you have. I was going to try and do it on my old save, maybe in Avecliff where all the landworms are then you can link a bunch and kill them for tons of captures and just enter one of the doors - save, reload, repeat. I'd have thought you were godly enough already for the last boss but let me know how you do.
I'm at BR 17 (mainly because I've done Nest of Eagles and have started the sidequests) and have all of my teams at 2.5k already. It's crazy how much easier it is.
DAMN YOU!!! Ha ha, you're just determined to beat me is all - those rares were the only things holding you up so I could grind my way back level. I'm off on Friday though so will have a whole day of grinding goodness and I'm hoping to get D1 totally done with. So it's not been too bad - glad you weren't as badly off as I was.
I may level up somewhat and then do some Rare hutning regardless - just to find rare components and the like.
Yeah, those rares are a pain. I'm torn whether to finish up the Guru ach on my old save as I've already killed three of the creatures required, plus I've disassembled loads of creatures so may do the 500 thing on there too. Save me grinding it out on my new save.
Can't believe how short the game is - I'm just before Nest of Eagles already, though do have most of the quests to do again. Despite my agony, I'm secretly enjoying the fact everyones stats are flying up after each battle, ha ha!
Did Numor Mines last night at BR 5, ha ha! I'm grinding up a few levels to tackle Nest of Eagles and then once I have a full party the fun can really begin. The only real issue is the fact I have sod all money and my units know very few good healing arts. Everytime they learn a new one I do a little dance of joy.
Once I've done NoE I'm going to go and do ALL the sidequests (baring the missable ones I did already) and hopefully I'll be all good.