I decided to restart at 25 hours in, since I wasn't building some of my characters right. Best practice is to class up as soon as you hit the level. Higher classes offer you better stat growth. For example: If you wait until level 8 to change to a beginner class you'll lose out on three levels of beginner class growth. I had two or three characters at level 19 and they hadn't reached their intermediate class yet. They also didn't pass their beginner's exam until levels 8-9. -_-
It should go much faster this time, since I won't be running around talking to everybody. A lot of my time on my first time with the game was spent just letting the characters talk, so that I could enjoy the voice acting. This time I'll just be mashing A on needed conversations, and skipping talking to people entirely.
Yeah. I kept reading on what people are doing on reddit. Seems like that is the best way. The only reason to wait is because of the skill you get. But definetly not in the early class.
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