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[Guide] How to be strong for your level (Slow leveling)

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  • #91
    Seconded - best guide I have read as well. I just wish it had been around sooner.

    It's also a relief to get off the "EXP train" and realize you're not falling behind. I had slowed down purposefully at several levels to let my char catch up only to hear "ding 45", "ding 54" etc. from my guildies. Made me wonder if I was doing the right thing, now I have no doubt whatsoever.

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    • #92
      Originally posted by R21577189 View Post
      great guide , the greatest guide ever!
      Originally posted by Quickpick View Post
      Seconded - best guide I have read as well. I just wish it had been around sooner.

      It's also a relief to get off the "EXP train" and realize you're not falling behind. I had slowed down purposefully at several levels to let my char catch up only to hear "ding 45", "ding 54" etc. from my guildies. Made me wonder if I was doing the right thing, now I have no doubt whatsoever.
      *humbled*

      Glad that we can help you with your decision making process.

      Keep us updated as to how it works out.
      Originally posted by CreamySaucepan
      You are just a freakozoid... Monster of Frankenstein meets Jabba the Hutt... Frabba the Huttstein... :P
      Originally posted by CreamySaucepan
      Behind every fat Space Slug is a blood thirsty sociopath urging it on.

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      • #93
        I'd add in that free blitz is very nice for those cashers who do crypt blitz. At level 100 crypt and 8 solo dungeons a day you save 4.17 million every 30 days.
        [S52] Jynx

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        • #94
          Originally posted by Thebigwolfpack View Post
          I'd add in that free blitz is very nice for those cashers who do crypt blitz. At level 100 crypt and 8 solo dungeons a day you save 4.17 million every 30 days.
          Not really a slow levelling tip that...

          Useful, but not here.
          Originally posted by CreamySaucepan
          You are just a freakozoid... Monster of Frankenstein meets Jabba the Hutt... Frabba the Huttstein... :P
          Originally posted by CreamySaucepan
          Behind every fat Space Slug is a blood thirsty sociopath urging it on.

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          • #95
            Originally posted by R21577189 View Post
            great guide , the greatest guide ever!
            Originally posted by Quickpick View Post
            Seconded - best guide I have read as well. I just wish it had been around sooner.

            It's also a relief to get off the "EXP train" and realize you're not falling behind. I had slowed down purposefully at several levels to let my char catch up only to hear "ding 45", "ding 54" etc. from my guildies. Made me wonder if I was doing the right thing, now I have no doubt whatsoever.
            Thank you, both ^_^

            Quickpick, I have had those doubts as well. Seeing people who were a lower level than you rush past and get 60+ in no time, finally surpassing your own BR... Made me wonder if it was worth it and if I shouldn't just 'go with the flow'. But then I thought about how insanely average I'd be, shivered at the thought, and went happily back to gaining no XP what so ever. ^_^

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            • #96
              I just noticed the pan on the end of your name hahaha

              -cb.
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              • #97
                Originally posted by cleanbean View Post
                I just noticed the pan on the end of your name hahaha

                -cb.
                The pan doesn't fit within the in game name character limit... Otherwise I'd be The...
                Originally posted by CreamySaucepan
                You are just a freakozoid... Monster of Frankenstein meets Jabba the Hutt... Frabba the Huttstein... :P
                Originally posted by CreamySaucepan
                Behind every fat Space Slug is a blood thirsty sociopath urging it on.

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                • #98
                  TheGingerTheHutt & CreamySaucepan?

                  I think I like what you have now more

                  -cb.
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                  • #99
                    Originally posted by GingerTheHutt View Post
                    hang on wait is this reverse limbo or something...

                    Cos I set the bar as high as I can...

                    surely I should be setting it lower for a better limbo watching experience?
                    Yeah, pretty much sums it up: our progress through WT is very much like reverse limbo then.

                    Edited for CB's benefit: You spamming beanie!
                    Fear the kitteh! Grey Mage - VaeVictis - S5 Not everyone who whoops your a s s is a heavy casher, quit lying to yourself..
                    When I politely ask you to stop spawn-camping, stay the feck off! I have a short temper.

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                    • Originally posted by GingerTheHutt View Post

                      World Boss. The single biggest source of gold and daru in the game. Attend as many of these as you can. If you can spare the vouchers, use a few to give yourself a boost to your income. Gold is the most important commodity in the game, the game revolves around gold. I can’t stress enough how important gold is to maintaining character development. In need of some extra gold? Got a load of insignia sitting around? Purchase a load of lvl 3 XP books from the arena shop. A bargain at 10 insignia each it's quite cheap to get 100 of them (1k insignia). Then sell them. That's a quick easy 200k gold in your back pocket.
                      I'd just like to add that for me this has been my biggest source of gold/daru income as I am sure it is for all, hence everytime there is a World Boss event, I want to make the most of it!

                      Like Ginger says, if you can afford to, use them vouchers for an added 50% boost for 200 vouchers (20 per 5%). However there comes a point when it starts getting 'worth' using vouchers and when that is exactly, probably will have to come from you, yourself. For me, without vouchers I can get between 25k-30k with no vouchers a 'perfect' run (double hits, 2nd skill after rage building skill 1st and last hit) so with a boost I can get nearly 50k a run. If you can afford it too, I would even suggest spending 10 balens each time to revive yourself. I know it sucks to have to spend balens but the only other way to get gold via balens is to spend it on the alchemy icon at the top. Now for the first purchase you spend 50 balens for a certain amount of gold, for me it's 68k. That's basically 1.3k gold for every balen spent, not worth it in my opinion !! But spending 10 balens can give you another run in the time you would be waiting to revive, so for me 10 balens gives me another 50k gold where if i wanted to buy that, i'd have to spend 4x that amount for 25% extra!! You do the maths...

                      Now not only are you gaining gold, you are gaining the equilvalent in daru too, which is doubly better!

                      What I actually wanted to post about was the troops that you have. When you are a low level, your troops, be it knights/angels, or gryphons/paladins or whatever, will tend to die after either the first hit, or the 2nd hit from the boss. If they survive the 2nd hit, you're golden, then they can help deal damage to the boss right til the end where he uses his special move. If you aren't getting all these hits from your troops there is a couple of things you can do to help.

                      1) You can pop a charisma potion which will give you extra troop count which in turn increases your troop health so that they can take more damage from the boss and hopefully survive another round.

                      or

                      2) Do up your troop stats in your academy so that they are stronger and can have better defense against the boss to survive til the end, however this takes time and is hard to find kyanite to source this research. However like Ginger says, as long as you keep doing your 5 plunders a day, you will get a good amount of kyanite to research with. Combined with your farm, you will gain a few levels if not more a day.

                      lastly..

                      3) If you are at a level where you hero is coming along nicely and have good equipment and stats (health mainly!) where you are still finding that your troops are NOT lasting til the end, you can try rearrange your troop positions if you aren't already aware of this. You go to to the troop icon (hotkey A) and then go to 'Adjust' and you can set who goes in front, center and rear. I find that I always lose one of my templars (I am level 51) and so I miss out on one final hit or two if i am lucky to give myself that extra damage which in turn is gold/daru. Hence I put myself in front and my templars behind me so that I can tank the boss and let my templars live comfortably until the end.

                      Hope that adds a bit of useful info!

                      -cb.
                      Last edited by cleanbean; 04-30-2013, 01:14 PM.
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                      • Originally posted by cleanbean View Post
                        TheGingerTheHutt & CreamySaucepan?

                        I think I like what you have now more

                        -cb.
                        My in game name is GingerDaHutt.

                        If I could have it my own way it'd be GingerTheHutt
                        Originally posted by CreamySaucepan
                        You are just a freakozoid... Monster of Frankenstein meets Jabba the Hutt... Frabba the Huttstein... :P
                        Originally posted by CreamySaucepan
                        Behind every fat Space Slug is a blood thirsty sociopath urging it on.

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                        • rename card...

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                          • Originally posted by Quickpick View Post
                            rename card...
                            Character limit...
                            Originally posted by CreamySaucepan
                            You are just a freakozoid... Monster of Frankenstein meets Jabba the Hutt... Frabba the Huttstein... :P
                            Originally posted by CreamySaucepan
                            Behind every fat Space Slug is a blood thirsty sociopath urging it on.

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                            • Originally posted by GingerTheHutt View Post
                              This guide is brought to you with the assistance of CreamySaucepan. A dirty cheating haxxor. But I lurves her. I can’t help myself.


                              There are two ways to play Wartune in our opinion.

                              The first way is to rush for the top: To be the first to achieve every accolade: Biggest, strongest, highest defence, highest rank etc. While there is nothing wrong with this playstyle, to maintain that #1 position eventually is gonna start costing you balens. Lots of balens. More balens than I can afford to throw at this game. The other problem is that with a new server - playing this style is fine within the realms of your server. It instantly becomes a problem as soon as the cross server things come into play and you discover that there are others your level, with much stronger builds as they've gone slower.

                              The other way is to take your time and play at a slower pace. You get time to prepare in advance your gear, plan your build. Learn from others about strengths and weaknesses of new maps, gear, boss's etc - without having to be the guinea pig working it all out. Level has its advantages - in that as you advance, you open up new gear, troops etc. But overall - we think slower leveling is more rewarding and has a slower burnout potential.

                              This list of ideas is to show you ideas and suggestions regarding how you can level more slowly, and thus build more strongly than your same level peers. We decided to split it into two sections. The first section will deal with ideas that everyone can utilise. The second part (in post number 2) will deal with more items that are more specific to cashers.

                              Section 1: Ideas for Everyone:
                              • Goals: Set yourself some mini goals to achieve. Be positive about reaching them. It’s important that you set something achievable. Rather than set your sights on #1 on the lists - set yourself a BR goal to hit before the next level. For example, at the time of writing Ginger was trying to achieve a 38500 BR, before he hit level 49. Other ideas for goals: Aim to get an astral leveled up, or a certain BR total, or maybe a guild skill done. Once you have your goal decided, put everything into achieving it!

                              • Plan Ahead: Look into purchasing your armour sets (or the components of them) in advance. Purchase your rings and jewels in advance too! This gives you time, potentially to have them enchanted to the max level, fully socketed & refined, before you get to the level required to wear them. Then it's simply a case of swapping your gems over and you're away!

                              • Battlegrounds - A Gem Fest: Most players scramble for honour. While it's true a higher honour title allows for a better medallion, which in turn increases BR. We personally prefer to look at the other asset of BG - carting! You only get your first two runs per day to cart. If you keep your head down and remain inconspicuous, you can average enough crystals for 3 chests from the BG's. Coupled with your daily 95 gem, you can be relatively certain of at least a level 3 gem every day! If you're good, that's approaching a level 5 gem every 2 weeks.

                              • Avoiding Unnecessary Experience: I think it's pretty obvious to say that to level up slower, you need to avoid unnecessary experience. Take for example the guild tree: Huge amounts of experience, for very little return. Sure energise the guild tree as soon as it spawns - but then leave the guild chamber. Likewise don't do more than you need to of the daily quests, pick and chose the ones that benefit you most, or return least xp. Don't do the spire, don't do the bounty quests, or again if you have to pick the white ones that return the least experience.

                              • The Catacombs: are a fantastic source of gems and are pretty much exclusively the only source of crypt tokens. Much as I hate the catacombs huge experience rewards - I do love the other glittering prizes. I tend to limit my catacomb runs heavily. Though if I stay at a level longer than I plan to - I tend to party in the catacombs, earning extra gems and crypt tokens. For the daily devotion for the catacombs - you only need to enter the catacombs, there is no requirement to complete a level or anything. So you can just enter and leave.

                              • Farming: Depending on how much time you have to log in and sit behind a computer all day: depends how effective your farm can be. Hourly seeds are more productive than the 4 hour seeds - so if you can do hourly seeds all day - do. Also I tend to steal only the 4 hour seeds as you get more return for your click.

                              • Your academy: While it may not seem it at first, it eventually forms a big factor in your strength. Its potential keeps increasing as you level up. However: It takes a lot of kyanite (and time for non VIP) to max out, slow levelling helps this process as you’ll get more kyanite and time per level.

                              • Refine your gear: Your gear comes (most of the time) with 5 random stats assigned to it. These are the usual suspects, attack, defence, HP etc. These stats add to your BR and contribute to your build. Refining these stats can make a chip in the window into a great big crack. Properly refined gear helps. For example - a mage using will destroyer has no need of any crit - refining will let you remove the crit and replace it something else. Refinement crystal shortage? Try using some excess insignias to purchase the 300 insignia brooch from the arena shop for a refinement roll!

                              • Astrals: A major gold sink hole. Astrals can form a significant portion of your battle rating. As such it’s important to keep spending gold on them, be it in huge chunks over days, or a little bit everyday. This will keep them levelling up and making them stronger. There are many guides here about the best way to capture astrals, as such, I’m not going to expand on that here. But simply leave it at: you should spend more gold on astrals.

                              • Guild Skills: Like astrals, this is also a major sink hole for gold. Again like astrals and also like your academy, your guild skills eventually tally up to form a significant chunk in your battle prowess. They are however limited by the level of your guild. So at the risk of sounding quite shallow, a higher level guild is advisable for when you take the time to concentrate on these.

                              • 95 Devotion Chest & Daily Check In: Everyday online rewards you. Either through checking in enough days of the month or through the daily devotion system. There’s a long list of daily chores to work through. But trust me it’s worth it to fight for that 95. Currently for 95 devotion you get: 5 bullhorns, a 50% exp scroll, 50k daru, a rose, 50k gold, a level 5 luck stone, a skeleton key, a horse training whip, 5 soul crystals and a random level 2 gem. Over a 30 day month, you can see that it soon adds up. Every month for checking in 26 times you receive: 5 level 2 gems, 105k gold, 58k daru, 18 skeleton keys, 1600 vouchers, 4 level 3 gems and an outside chance at a level 4 gem.

                              • World Boss. The single biggest source of gold and daru in the game. Attend as many of these as you can. If you can spare the vouchers, use a few to give yourself a boost to your income. Gold is the most important commodity in the game, the game revolves around gold. I can’t stress enough how important gold is to maintaining character development. In need of some extra gold? Got a load of insignia sitting around? Purchase a load of lvl 3 XP books from the arena shop. A bargain at 10 insignia each it's quite cheap to get 100 of them (1k insignia). Then sell them. That's a quick easy 200k gold in your back pocket.

                              • Solo and MP Dungeons. Running dungeons that are a lower level than your character, reduces the amount of xp they give. At level 48 I tend to run Delphinian Swamp and The Graveyard, as they give very little xp and high yield rewards.

                              • The Free Balens Button: There is some respite for the non casher with the 'get free balens' button - now while this is not perfect for everyone as it is quite region/country specific - I can supplement my account with as many as 30 or 40 balens a day, just watching videos. Although it probably averages around 18 to 20 or so a day. The one off offers are also very good - especially if they have things you're after, or if it's just a questionnaire where you can lie through your teeth about everything. However I would offer some advice when doing these offers: firstly use a dummy email, and never give out accurate personal information, avoid anything that wants to install anything or download to your computer.
                              Just wanted to say most people wants to get their holy seal to level 50 for 60-69 bg.
                              Exp is very impt too.
                              62996
                              Five Sylphs for the Heros in wartune,
                              Two for the Whales in their deep blue ocean,
                              Three for Mortal Men doomed to die,
                              One for the Big Whales on their dark throne
                              In the Land of Wartune where the heroes lie.
                              One sylph to crush them all, One sylph to kill mobs,
                              One sylph to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
                              In the Land of Wartune where the Moby duck lie."

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                              • Originally posted by R21577189 View Post
                                Just wanted to say most people wants to get their holy seal to level 50 for 60-69 bg.
                                Exp is very impt too.
                                This guide is about being strong for your level, battle rating wise.

                                Holy seal and level have no bearing here.
                                Originally posted by CreamySaucepan
                                You are just a freakozoid... Monster of Frankenstein meets Jabba the Hutt... Frabba the Huttstein... :P
                                Originally posted by CreamySaucepan
                                Behind every fat Space Slug is a blood thirsty sociopath urging it on.

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