I wanted to throw this out to the PSO2 NA Community and get a little feedback. Snarky, constructive, and all. ;~) It is also worth pointing out I am not a "Pro" player. But I feel reasonably knowledgeable of general gameplay concepts. And I tend to play more for the experience/fun than min-maxing. So if ultimately its what/how I'm playing I can accept that. Then I'll know if I want more I would have to move the slider more to the statistical builds, items, etc. that are known to allow for a solution to my problem.
Currently I have a Ra/Fo 75/55. My goal being battlefield longevity, especially during bosses when you can't go get more Trimate etc., and self-sufficiency. All was going ok until I was trying to complete all manner of SH things for ARKS Tier Mission Pass missions. I have a +35 Deo Ridoltiv /w 50 Wind Element and some Jua set armor. Looks like a bunch of multi-directions mini-scythe blades sticking out everywhere. Looks kinda cool. There is room to +10 those.
Recently in the last few weeks as I've been getting close to and achieving 75. I almost can't complete maybe half or more of the SH Exploration Quests. Vol Dragon, Zeshraider, and Quartz Dragon, etc. kick my ass so many times I lose count how many times I have to return to ship and go back out on the field to get a few more thousand in before dying again. Or incapacitating as it were. Using my 1 Half-Scape is not overal helpful. And burning AC for full Scapes defeats the point and incentive to learn the bosses moves/patterns. Unless its something I really need/want to get out of the way Quest/Mission-wise. Bringing along 3 of my favorite AIs has helped some. But only some. Not a great deal.
Long story short. Is this normal given what I've detailed above. Or am I sucking that bad. Maybe a bit of Column A and column B perhaps. At this point short of "buying my way up" from Visiphone, partying up with other humans I don't really know, or changing to a better Solo'ing class combo. AQs, EQs, etc. seem more or less out of reach.