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#1 Feb 20 2011 at 4:01 PM Rating: Good
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What do you plan on doing in your first days?

1. Race to 50
2. Take your time but focus on lvling
3. Explore and do some quests here and there
4. Rift chase
5. Kill everything you see
6. PvP

For me i plan on doing quests while allowing myself to get sidetracked pretty easily. Im definitely not racing to 50, every game ive decided to take that route i end up burning myself out really fast. So im going to follow the story line, explore, run some dungeons, take my time and hopefully meet some great people along the way.

How about you?
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#2 Feb 20 2011 at 4:15 PM Rating: Decent
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I think I'm going to level at a medium pace because I plan to keep professions up to my level, so gathering etc. is involved.
Not sure about PvP, atm it doesn't seem very balanced and at any rate I'm not even sure yet which class to play. Warrior or Cleric, dunno. I like both, tanking and healing, provided it doesnt become too easy -.-

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#3 Feb 20 2011 at 4:22 PM Rating: Good
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i plan to quest and level for the most part. in beta ive found it to be very easy to level with rifts, pvp and questing so Im sure ill mix it up often. I also plan to read the quests and try to get into the lore as well as run the instances and get all the gear i can use from them at the appropriate levels.

cant. wait! glad this beta is over, bring on the 24th!
#4 Feb 20 2011 at 5:02 PM Rating: Decent
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I'll be pushing my first character to the cap ASAP. I've found a guild that seems like it might be a good fit for me but being a tank, if I take too long to get to 50 and start getting geared there's a good chance my spot will be gone before I get much opportunity to secure one.

I've mostly got my professions sorted out now (mining/armorsmith/runecraft), I've been through Freemarch twice now, and have enough of a feel for the game to push through. I figure it'll take me about a week to hit 50, but I'm hoping to be in the 40s by the end of the first weekend (taking Friday off to make good on the head start). Once I get to 50, hopefully things with the guild will work out and I can start getting geared for raiding and life will be grand. If the guild doesn't work out or I end up way ahead of the curve, I already have an alt in mind that I can mess around with at a more leisurely pace.
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Slow and steady, I'm probably going to level the same way I did in Beta - a bit of everything, doing PvP whenever I get a chance. Want to go as Guardian since I primarily did Defiant in Beta, but it depends a lot on how warfronts go too.
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#6 Feb 21 2011 at 9:39 AM Rating: Good
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Hmmm ... a whole new world .... I'll be taking my time getting to know it; learn about my class, options, quests; meeting and greeting new people while basically stumbling around: possibly into places I shouldn't oughta :P -

see you all soon!!
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#7 Feb 21 2011 at 9:54 AM Rating: Good
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I just cant wait for a GUILD CHAT. *******... I need some people to chat with.
#8 Feb 21 2011 at 10:51 AM Rating: Decent
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You forgot option 7...

7. Hire a chinese guy to level for you

I will focus mostly on pvp, on beta i got 16-20, 26-30, 36-40 from pvp only :)
PS: Void knights are to strong lol! ( I'm inquisitor )
#9 Feb 21 2011 at 12:44 PM Rating: Good
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And option 8.: bribe GM to get you level 50... like with drugs, beer, strange forms of *** you'd rather not know about or cookies ^^
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#10 Feb 21 2011 at 1:01 PM Rating: Decent
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I myself since having played through beta and rushing through it to always cap. I am more than likely just going to enjoy the process this time around and leave at a reasonable pace. Although I say that I always end up getting ahead of myself.

But I joined up with a guild, so I hope to play and quest and rift with guildmates through the leveling process and enjoy entering into the dungeons as well.
#11 Feb 21 2011 at 1:09 PM Rating: Decent
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Well, here's the interesting thing:

Hitting something a really low level is the same as a really high level. You miss, it resists etc. So this is going to make farming the rep for the rifts efficiently difficult.

So, if you are say an artificer, and you need those recipe's from the Rift faction in Freemarch, you're going to have to do as many of those rifts and footholds as possible. Otherwise, getting that faction in particular is going to take a long long long time.

Same thing goes for each zone. The downfall? Doing rifts and footholds gives you so much experience, there's probably no way that you can POSSIBLY get it maxed out or at least to the point in each zone to get those recipes. :( *crai*

The other fun part, is when you want to go experience the content. You have to pretty much do it all as you level. Though you will probably out level the zone before you even finish the entire thing if you are doing anything but questing.

So in final thoughts on this topic: Pick a character that is going for a goal, and path out what you want to do. If you need rep with the rift factions to get those recipes, then that is all you do. Rifts. Focus on the area that gives you what you need to excel. Then pick another character to do what you want on that one. Map it out.

I have a feeling that we're going to see a lot of 50's running around trying to do rift quests in Stonefield etc., just because they need that rep for some collectors pet or something. *shrug*

Edited, Feb 21st 2011 2:10pm by Kardall
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#12 Feb 21 2011 at 1:29 PM Rating: Decent
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race to 50, whilst trying to get dungeons done/learnt because i don't want to be kicked out of every expert dungeon and also leveling butchering/outfitting/runecrafting(hoping that runecrafting stays as easy as it is but i doubt it) then when i get to 50 i'm either:

a) new characters so i can get all proffesions and stay self sufficient.

or

b) sit around maxing out my proffesions whilst trying to get groups for expert dungeons.

can't wait to get to level 31 on my planned ranger rogue.
#13 Feb 21 2011 at 1:44 PM Rating: Decent
i have played quite a few mmos, i have always rushed. I like so many others are going to take the medium route. I will be doing it all, in beta i played a healing cleric. I really enjoyed healing in pvp and instances. The more i see what this game has to offer, the more i get excited. I look forward to end game, but i don't want to ruin the experience getting there. Hope everyone has a good time, see ya the 24th
#14 Feb 21 2011 at 2:16 PM Rating: Good
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I just cant wait for a GUILD CHAT. *******... I need some people to chat with.


Yea, hopefully we can get that up asap.
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#15 Feb 21 2011 at 5:57 PM Rating: Decent
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Artifacts + Exploring.

I will level at a fastish pace (until about 20) then double over the first zone and get everything I can for that area.


Beta taught me the nice hidden artifact locations that people don't seem to notice (so there are always 2-3 waiting), and I plan to use that to my advantage.

PvP doesn't matter to me very much, but exploring is a huge part of why I play games (no matter the genre)
#16 Feb 21 2011 at 6:00 PM Rating: Decent
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Probably quest to 50 with my friends. We probably won't race it though. Last few days of beta we explored most of the places you could go (as a level 19 and 17, was fun dodging level 40 mobs lol).
#17 Feb 21 2011 at 7:49 PM Rating: Good
I plan to log on after work and begin my casual play as I level up, while doing PvP to not get pwned to badly.
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#18 Feb 21 2011 at 10:07 PM Rating: Good
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I'll probably start the same like any MMO that I play, but maybe I might take things a bit slower this time.

I never really raid and if I do its only dungeon crawls during the weekends.

I usually just solo and PvP to cap. Rifts and public quests will make things interesting.

When I make it to cap, I'll probably help out lowbies, or re-roll another character.
#19 Feb 21 2011 at 10:16 PM Rating: Good
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Leveling will be my main focus, but I don't plan to do it in a mad rush by not reading quest text, staying up to all hours, or anything that would threaten to burn me out.. I'm certain to want an alt or 3, so I can do those in a slower, more exploratory way.
#20 Feb 21 2011 at 10:58 PM Rating: Good
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Kardall wrote:
Well, here's the interesting thing:

Hitting something a really low level is the same as a really high level. You miss, it resists etc. So this is going to make farming the rep for the rifts efficiently difficult.

So, if you are say an artificer, and you need those recipe's from the Rift faction in Freemarch, you're going to have to do as many of those rifts and footholds as possible. Otherwise, getting that faction in particular is going to take a long long long time.

Same thing goes for each zone. The downfall? Doing rifts and footholds gives you so much experience, there's probably no way that you can POSSIBLY get it maxed out or at least to the point in each zone to get those recipes. :( *crai*


Minor derail: level 50 dungeons and expert mode dungeons will award rep for the faction associated with the zone the dungeon it is. So if, for example, you're wanting to increase your rep for the Freemarch facton, level 50 and expert mode Iron Tombs is where you'd want to be spending some time once you get to the cap. There are a lot of gear and rewards that require maybe a bit too much rep (or planar currency, or favor, etc.) to get at a level where you would actually benefit from them, but leveling is so fast that grinding rep (or planar currency, or favor, etc.) for low-mid level gear wouldn't really be worth it anyways.
#21 Feb 22 2011 at 1:49 AM Rating: Decent
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None of the above. Since I already know I'm going to be a miner, I'm going to use the head start period to mine. There are a few locations that have 3 nodes close to each other, and I'm going to mine those when noone else is around. On my alt, who is going to be an outfitter, I'm going to use the times to get it high enough to make some good bags and flood the auction house with them. I'm also going to level out of the beginning area so I don't get swamped by all the people that start on March 1st.
#22 Feb 22 2011 at 6:04 AM Rating: Good
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I want to get out of the starter area as fast as possible, because I've done it already too many times in beta, then I'm just going to relax and take my time. I want to do a fair number of rifts, because the beginning rift gear is very good at those levels, but I won't chase them ... taking part in whatever comes my way is fine. I do want to get fairly high on the pyro tree fairly early though, if just to be able to contribute more in rifts.

But I won't be racing to anything, whether it is a level, a skill, or a reward. I play to relax, not artificially add more stress to life.
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#23 Feb 22 2011 at 6:28 AM Rating: Decent
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You can bet there is going to many people racing to 50 ... to them I say, have at 'er. I'll be diligently leveling myself, but not at the cost of being unable to play my class at 50 because I rushed through the game and don't fully grasp the mechanics of playing my particular class.

Due to my interest more for the PvP side of the game, this should serve me much better than someone who rushed through the game and doesn't "get" how to play their class to it's full potential.
#24 Feb 22 2011 at 6:45 AM Rating: Decent
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I wont be able to start until later in the day, and I won't have serious time to play until Saturday afternoon unfortunately. But I do plan on just going with the flow. I found it wasn't hard at all to level picking up a few quests, hitting a rift or two, doing crafting. stopping for any artifacts you see...

It's one of the reasons I like this game. Plenty of options to level. But for me it will be easygoing. Take my time. try out a few classes. No rush here...even if i only get to my teens when the game officially opens, ill still have a head start on the rest. That was all I was really looking for. didn't want to be in the starting zones on day one of open retail.
#25 Feb 22 2011 at 8:08 AM Rating: Good
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I enjoy the journey as much as the destination.

I will most likely choose alchemy by any other name and flower picking also by any other name :)

My wife and I both enjoyed playing EQ pre kunark for 5 years and WoW another 5 years. We do things so completely different.

I enjoy leveling, exploration and questing whereas my spouse will race to the top and begin chomping on end game content and chasing purples. She usually comes back around to the trade skills purchasing what she needs to expadite the process.

We usually come together in the dungeons at some point :)

Besides EQ and Wow we have both been in a couple of betas. I am surprised that when similar games are brought up that more games aren't mentioned like Vanguard (Brad's folly...such a shame, so much potential), DAOC (didn't quite to it for us), Lineage II (gold farmers owned that game from pre release).

Rift feels fresh and new, the public group and raid events are just awesome...join at any time and take a break when the time suits you. So far the community for the most part is very friendly and courteous.

Really looking forward to exploring and enjoying Talara as much as I enjoyed Norath and Azeroth.

Good Hunting and Stay Safe,
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#26 Feb 22 2011 at 2:01 PM Rating: Default
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so everyone is going to race to 50 and then complain because there is no high level content and then leave the game. Seen this so many time it is sickening. I prefer to explore and find unusual things or places. See you level 50 when you leave g'bye see ya won't want to be ya.
#27 Feb 22 2011 at 4:36 PM Rating: Good
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so everyone is going to race to 50 and then complain because there is no high level content and then leave the game. Seen this so many time it is sickening. I prefer to explore and find unusual things or places. See you level 50 when you leave g'bye see ya won't want to be ya.


Too bad there will actually be a significant amount of end-game content at release.

Doesn't matter to me though, I plan on only getting up to ~15-20 by the end of head start.
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#28 Feb 22 2011 at 4:45 PM Rating: Decent
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do we get xp from world pvp kills? otherwise ill probably take forever getting to 50.

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#29 Feb 22 2011 at 6:24 PM Rating: Decent
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KTurner wrote:
do we get xp from world pvp kills? otherwise ill probably take forever getting to 50.


Yes, and favor. They need to relatively close to your level, however.
#30 Feb 23 2011 at 3:50 PM Rating: Decent
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I am going to level slowly to find all the interesting things instead of rushing a bit and missing alot and maybe having to return to the starter areas.~grinz~ i played a rogue in beta and a cleric im loving the versatility of the game and cant wait for tommorow~hey wolfde and ghostrider~ hope to see you both on the same server again!
#31 Feb 23 2011 at 5:38 PM Rating: Decent
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Was that you on Keenblade Anah357...at the end of beta the mass drowning? i'm Ghoststrider...lol, cya in Telara
#32 Feb 24 2011 at 2:10 AM Rating: Good
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It's going to be a mix of 2 and 3 for me. I've done the level fast thing, and honestly, outleveling all of your peers makes life boring when you're at the top and have to wait for them to catch up. I'd much rather take a look around and get a feel for the place more than just rush through it all.

Personally I see myself doing a lot of stupid things for ***** and giggles. Die in a lot of new and interesting ways. Get as lost as is possible considering you have the constant map at your fingertips...
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#33 Feb 24 2011 at 3:45 AM Rating: Decent
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Well, fast leveling is defintely not me. In WoW I *still* only have one 85 and only one other above 80.

I do love my professions, exploring and making $$$

Nothing worse than burn out and seeing as how Rift will be supplementing my current boredom in WoW, I don't want to ruin a good thing.

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