Personally I didnt go online in Tri or 3U until I had finished all of the village quests, simply because you trivialize the offline content once you have G rank gear, and I like to get the most value possible out of the games I buy.
I went online with Hunter's Armor and a Rugged Great Sword, and I've had no problems. --- XBOX Live Gamertag: danishjuggler03 "I refuse to quote myself in my signature - I've always thought people who do that are lame." - danishjuggler21
Well, my copy of 3 Ultimate should get here in a few days, so I guess I'll play online in Tri until either the servers shut down or my copy arrives. --- Blast off and strike the evil Bydo empire! Let's attack aggressively!