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Posted: Jul 20th 2011 1:11PM Averdrian said

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Tier 3 is by far the most active and fun one

Posted: Jul 20th 2011 1:18PM Taawa said

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I think I have a Rune Priest in tier 2 on Gorfang. If I do I'll get on him and pew pew at you.

Posted: Jul 20th 2011 1:35PM kainsec said

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Grinding rats is the standard way of dealing with T2 and T3. In the RvR lakes in T2-T3 you will notice nests of Skavens (haven't been to T2 since this change was implemented so I can't give exact directions). Among the trash mobs is a champion level rat who when dies drops an obscene amount of XP. Alternatively and more boringly if you want to be at the top of your game when you leave T3 you have to do the lakes and leech renown. It's a lot easier to deal with T4 if your rr 70+ but it is not required.

Posted: Jul 20th 2011 1:46PM Ecto said

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"Champ rats" is as kainsec says. By doing so you'll level much quicker, however, you can fall quite far behind on your renown rank. I'm not sure how well you've been able to manage your RR thus far but if T2 is as slow as you say it is, then you'll probably want to bite the bullet and kill some rats even if it means falling behind on renown. Sure, keeping your RR up is important but at the end of the day, the point of the game is to have fun and it simply isn't fun with no one to play with (or kill in this case).

If you do decide to grind rats to get to T3, I would recommend trying to get as much renown as you can while you're there. T4 will be pretty brutal (especially for a melee class) without that precious renown training and of course, gear. I would shoot for at least having your Warlord set when you leave T3, though obviously Worn Sovereign would be ideal.

Posted: Jul 20th 2011 7:34PM Deadalon said

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Not even up from T2 yet? Wait till you get to T4 and 100 RRs. You will be cannon fodder for next 12 months by the look of it. Hope some1 is paying you good money cause no normal person pays for such a game atm.

Posted: Jul 20th 2011 10:18PM Jade Effect said

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I've been saying Warhammer is very fun when both sides are fighting, but very boring when nothing is happening.

When one side zergs the hell out of the other side, it's no fun for either side. Then when the losing sides goes off to sulk, the waiting-for-something-to-happen becomes very boring again.

The uneven RvR experience is frustrating. I'd rather fire up an instanced pvp match.

Posted: Jul 21st 2011 12:09AM Shadowstorm said

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WAR's questing is actually highly underrated. Despite being such a heavily PvP focused game, it's got really fun questing content that goes a long way to giving players a sense of the setting.

Of course, if you just quested all the time you'd wind up in tier 4 with a pitifully low renown rank, so definitely queue for scenarios when you can.

Posted: Jul 21st 2011 4:09AM Space Cobra said

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I did like the questing, but it can drag on. Apparently there is a way around it (Skaven mobs with Champ) from the comments.

I had my most fun with T1 and was sad to level-out of it. It took awhile to get into T2, but I tend to wrap up Quests and make sure I am powerful enough before RVRing, but yeah, I also had lots of down-time (with no armies) during that time. It was a bit of a grind.

T3 was hoping a bit more, but I still encountered some problems (plus things were changing patch-wise). There were more opportunities, but IMO, not enough. I also was doing quests. I tend to be a slow leveler and many had reached T4.

My experiences were all from Launch to 5-8 months after launch. Then the server mergers started happening with more and more frequency. Mind you, my main was Order, but I did have some Desto alts.

Posted: Jul 21st 2011 7:26AM Fabius Bile said

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ignore rats, that will only make you HATE the game comes T4....

farm scenarios after getting the "do this scenario" and "kill X people" quests.
this will provide a fairly decent amount of xp/time and your RR wont hurt...

an awesome but kinda frowned upon trick is:
when in a scenario, get out of party. your RR gain will skyrocket since you wont be sharing your earnings with the rest of your party.

if you dont know what you are doing with your class and/or are a mediocre PvPer, I advice against this, however.

OOP scenarios can get very rough specially for a melee glass cannon, no AOE heals, no direct heals unless the healer has an UI mod or actually looks at the battlefield action instead of at the party bars (very few do), no guard, no party-wide buffs/morals etc...

it takes a decent player (or an extraordinary stupid opposition) to turn a profit. if you qualify, the profit potential is immense tho...

Posted: Jul 21st 2011 11:57AM Hjordis said

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@Fabius Bile
IIRC, they changed that shortly after the big orvr change-over. There were RPs oop'ing (we called it clearstoning) and getting absoulutely obscene renown, people cried on the forums about it (of course) and there was a hotfix so that oop members received the same renown as partied members. Unless they un-fixed it, of course. I haven't played since sometime in feb of this year.
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