Whenever I summon anyone to my game for help they always have the most random gear and weapons on. Is there some benefit to not using a complete set of armor? I figure if you wanted high Def, you'd just use all Havel's armor.
I haven't played after they patched it, but I thought the most efficient way of raising a melee character was just putting all your points into vitality and endurance, then making a Lighting+5 whatever. I'm doing that now for the PC version and my character seems very weak compared to who I'm summoning. Also just weaker in general compared to the 3 playthroughs I had on PS3 when it was released.
Is there any other reason to raise your character other than the way I described besides out of just curiosity and enjoyment?