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Thursday, June 5, 2008

Ding level 80! And the final leveling journal...

Well jeez, took me long enough! With school and other real life obligations my leveling rate took a dive after EA weekend (plus I had to keep the site supplied with lots of info :)). But now I'm 80 and a whole new world is open to me, I'll be testing specs, strats etc for you guys in the weeks to come, but for now I'll give you my last few leveling experiences.

OVERVIEW

Levels covered: 76-80
Feat Build Used: You'll find that HERE
Groupings: Full group or solo.

After hitting 75 I continued to grind the Cohort camps in east Kheshatta, you just can't beat this place if no one is there to disturb you (with the exception of the deathmaster camps. I stayed here until literally one pull before 76 where I was rolled by a group of 2 80's with their app'ed up PLing group. I ran out of the city, where I rezzed, and killed two mobs in the east slums before leveling.


At 76 I actually headed back to Atzel's to finish up a few quests with nice item or xp rewards, particularly the one from King Conan. I got a little over half a level off of grinding various mobs and completing y quests before heading back to Khesh. I was found myself in a DM camps group after a few minutes of searching in OOC, deathmaster camps are the highly contested camps of mobs southeast of Kheshatta city. As anyone who's seen this before knows, the respawns, xp and sheer numbers are to die for! I rolled with this group all of the way to 77 and half way to 78 before they broke up.
Since we had fought off opposing groups, and my group was leaving, I decided to stick around at the camps in 'hide' mode and wait. It was amazing, a good minute went by without anyone passing, all of the mobs respawned around me. I solo'ed this place (and the animals around it when too much resistance showed up) and got my last half of a level in about one hour... which was INSANE.


At 78 my guildies were getting together their OWN death master group, so of course I jumped in! Luckily we had a PoM and so I just stood in the middle storm fielding/healing while the mobs dropped. With relative quickness, I was 79... ready to make the final push.

The Final Push

The final push for xp from 79-80 was almost exactly divided into two even sections. One, of course, was DM camp grind groups, the other however, took some planning ahead. One thing you'll notice when leveling in Kheshatta is the multitude of quests, save as many as you can. It's tempting to run out and do them for quick levels in your mid 70's (as I did for a few quests :P) but you SHOULd hang on to them. I had saved up lots of quests; Quests to kill Hyenas, quests to kill sentries, quests for gathering quests for freeing captives, quests for freeing horses, I had plenty :). For my last couple bars I, when I was out of quests, I headed down to the south west where some secluded tents of 4-6 mobs are (Not recommended unless no other spots are available as respawns are slow and camps involve a lot of running), until I had just one bar left. At this point I hopped back into a group for the exhausting final 5 minutes of my ToS leveling career. And that was that.

1) I've begun work with many new spec ideas and will share my findings.
2) I'll begin work on a short AoE video tomorrow, my last video of pre-80 footage.
3) I just did my level 80 destiny quest (for an epic ring!), look for a complete guide for this soon.
4) If you have any new ideas for the site, please e-mail me at settar3@live.com

Settar

4 comments:

Beau-eucrom said...

gz dude. ive follow your blog from the start and has been a great help/inspiration to me. hopefully i'll be joining you @ 80 real soon.

regards, beau eu-crom.

Ole Bueker said...

Congratulations to 80.
I hit 80 on Monday, my spec is very similar to yours :
http://www.conanarmory.com/feat.aspx?id=12#::e4fe2f4e2f14efe2f2ef3e3f2e4fef5e2f5edf4ef2ef:333

I modified Atomik's spec and decided to put 2 more points in Thunder for Set's Life Spark & Empowered Life of Set. I absolutely love this spec so far, it suits my play stile and I managed to do well in PVP and PVE so far.
My guild decided to start on a non-EA server ( DE Titus PVP) so at the moment there are only like...15 people on LVL 80 and we're still pushing our low levels to 80.

Greetings

Ole Bueker said...

http://www.conanarmory.com/feat.aspx?id=12#::e4fe2f4e2f14efe2f2ef3e3f2e4fef5e2f5edf4ef2ef:
hmm..link was broken, here's the right one

Ole Bueker said...

http://www.conanarmory.com/feat.aspx?id=12#
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ok broken again, had to seperate the link into 3 parts, just copy & paste them in 1 row, hope it's working now