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So cain0505's correction is actually wrong then, or incomplete. He said the "making up" message is displayed after 30 battles when switching back to a class (mastered or not) that has reached maturity (level 5). But it sounds like maturity is not the same as reaching level 5. And a 30 battle requirement for the "making up" message may be necessary when neither level 5 has been reached nor maturity previously reached. My "1 battle away" scenario provides such an example. Maturity is reached (for the first time) 29 battles after reaching level 5. And a penalty for reaching maturity is imposed for switching out of the class when neither maturity nor level 5 had been reached. In this case, the penalty is 29 battles.
Hey guys, just curious about my situation right now...
I am in Gracos' fane in the past, each character is roughly level 20, and I'm getting beaten fairly regularly by random encounters. Is that normal? I made my way to Gracos and tried him once, got beaten quite quickly and handily, was quite humbling. Now I'm kinda grinding/ trying to master Cleric's skills for Maribel, and regularly get 2 or all 3 of my characters wiped out by mobs with EvlAnchors, EvlTurtles, EvilDivers, etc. Kinda frustrating/ concerning, because I can't upgrade my weapons or armour, and I can't switch classes until I get past Gracos.
If you want to have a completed monster book when all's said in done, you have to beat him in the next few islands or you can't fight him and get that entry. Otherwise, there's no major disadvantage to not fighting him.