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Posted: May 19th 2010 5:10PM Graill440 said

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You need to get to morheim so we the readers can start to have fun........

Posted: May 19th 2010 5:23PM (Unverified) said

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I'd say you get your ass into leveling and explore the whole of Altgard, so you can tell us something about the Elites at the end of the Altgard Campaign quests!
Or you go and try to get all the way to 25, for your first Abyss experience! But you'd better do that after you've finished Altgard ;P

Posted: May 19th 2010 5:56PM Georgio said

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Or you can wait for patch 2.0 as the other 497 of the voters probably do :)

Posted: May 19th 2010 6:19PM (Unverified) said

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I bet out of the 500, 450 just voted aion to see if you could get over level ten in a month (or however long you give per game in this project) hehe.
It seemed interesting to me but im too much of a casual to level that slowly.

Posted: May 19th 2010 6:46PM (Unverified) said

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Sadly, in order to do anything with your Spiritmaster, you're going to need to be much higher level. The downside is that Spiritmasters are pretty slow to kill monsters compared to sorcs and glads at the same level. The upside is that they're the kings of kiting, so you should soon be able to kite elites for mucho XP. Do it during a double XP weekend for the best results.

Level 20 is when you can start exploring the next major zone, which is also the first PvP zone. You won't really be able to contribute to PvP until level 25, when you can enter the abyss and use more rifts than just the (rare) low-level rift near the starting city. (Actually, you'll barely be useful in PvP until level 40, but whatever)

There's no need to finish campaign quests before going there, so if you find yourself at a high level but lacking the last few campaign quests, just screw it and go to the next zone. You can always come back later when you have a group of happy go lucky Massively players along to help you out.

You'll be able to visit your first fortress raid at 25, and given that this is a key component of Aion's endgame, it should be a goal you strive for. If you only made two levels this week, you're not going to make it.

Given your tight timeframe for playing, I'd ignore Aether extraction altogether. It's slow to level and pretty painfully tedious, not to mention that it's really easy to kill yourself if you run out of flight time or disconnect.

I think you'll find that the crafting quests dry up pretty much immediately. The starter quest you get in each profession is nearly one-of-a-kind. You won't see another one like that for at least twenty levels. The high end quests boil down to luck: keep crafting item X until it goes critical, an event that happens completely by chance, and can't be influenced in any way. Likewise, the work orders only get more expensive as time passes. They never become more complicated than calculating out how many materials you need to buy from the vendor standing next to the quest giver. My money's on you not even getting far enough buy the next tier of alchemy (100-199) but maybe I'll be surprised.

Anyway, your primary goal right now should be to gain levels up to 25 (Where most of the content becomes available). That should go pretty darn quick, because up to just shy of 25 there's enough quest XP to get you through. Once you hit 25, you need to:

Attend a fortress raid.

Do an instance (Training Grounds in the Abyss is the only choice prior to level 30)

Go Rifting (Can be done at level 20, but it's really rare to see the rift)

Get killed by a rifting Elyos twink (it should happen naturally after level 20).

Those are my suggestions. Happy hunting!

-SirNiko

Posted: May 20th 2010 6:39AM (Unverified) said

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I would recommend keeping your gathering skills maxed out for the area. It will help your xp gain alot should help you stay a level above your quests to get through them slightly easier.

Posted: May 20th 2010 3:12PM (Unverified) said

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The first thing you need to do is turn off the music when in the MuMu areas.

(my username has nothing to do with mumus in this game)

Posted: May 21st 2010 11:34AM (Unverified) said

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There are gaps in power levels and XP gain all over Aion, just like before when WoW was this early in development. Unlike now where all levels take the same amount of time up to 70 ( about 45 minutes ;P ).

This is the type of thing that they listen to player feedback on, and the Devs need to know exactly where and when these things happen so they can address them in patches such as 1.9.

Posted: May 21st 2010 12:38PM TheRealStupid said

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I'll admit it, I'm a huge fan of Aion. I've played six different classes up to level 30 so far, admittedly all on the Elyos side of the game. (I took the time to look up the Asmodian equivalents.)

Here is the path I would take if I were in your position:

1. Get a full suit of crafted (white) level 13 cloth armor! According to the Aion website, your character is tragically under-geared. You may think that as a caster, you don't need armor, but the built-in stat bonuses will simplify your questing like night-and-day.

2. Fill EVERY manastone socket with Magic Boost. The +12 and +14 stones are more-or-less "free" on the trade broker (probably around 100 kinah each). Magic boost won't help your pet do damage, but you'll see a significant bump in DOT damage.

**NOTE: A set of crafted level 13 gear will last you until level 18. Unless you are flying (sic) through levels, the investment in the armor upgrade will pay off in both the long run and in the short run.

3. Start thinking about Impetusium and the first repeatable [Coin] quest. The rewards are extremely poor quality (compared to crafted), but that quest offers a great place to mindlessly "grind" for a few levels, with great ROI. The 2-coin turning gives you a random piece of armor that can be sold on the trade broker for nearly 10,000 kinah. By simply repeating this easy quest, I usually hit level 20 with just under a million kinah in my warehouse.

This weekend is double XP.

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