This is a very general topic I am asking or I would have put it in a more specific thread. But I am curious just how important crafting really is. I'm still working on it regardless but I am noticing several characters already level 50 but not a single materia slotted into their gear. This just leads me to believe they possibly didn't craft or did not need to?
If this is the case, is it honestly possible to be level 50 or so and still not have any crafts anywhere close to reflect your level? On another side note, how many deem it necessary to eat food? I am not trying to be smart or anything. Please do not mistake me for that. I am really just asking what the situation at max level is and what people are aiming for.