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    Default Level 30 Snowy Side Korthos?

    Was reading about WoW player reaching 100 while staying neutral:

    http://www.kotaku.com.au/2015/03/wor...ing-a-faction/

    and wondered if anyone had managed similar in DDO.

    What's the highest level snowy-side Korthos character?

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    Without using xp stones? Probably not very high.

    Once you hit level 10 you would not get xp from any of the quests.

    You would quickly max out all the slayers (only 750 for korthos)

    That means the only way to get xp is from rares. You only earn 1/3 xp from repeat kills and there is an additional hefty penalty for each level past 3.

    Earning 10,150,000 xp (if first life) killing rares for somewhere around 10 xp each is not something anyone is likely to do.

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    You could hit level 20 only using gold/silver rolls
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rawrargh View Post
    You could hit level 20 only using gold/silver rolls
    Sure, but unless you are buying a lot of extras it's going to take you about 6 years.

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    The guy who level to max in wow without leaving the starter area spent 173 days + (that's 173 logged into the game on that character), so by comparison it's a lot less work to hit cap on rolls alone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rawrargh View Post
    You could hit level 20 only using gold/silver rolls

    If I ever win one of those huge lotteries, I'll throw a bunch of money into it and try this out.

    (...'course, I'd have to start actually buying tickets for those huge lotteries first, I guess. )
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    I think that was done with a digging up roots or the like process that earned a small but consistent xp, likely using a Boot program to constantly redig/harvest, while watching movies or the like onscreen to prevent robot accusations.


    Of course, DDO has level limits on most XP, making the leveling up only using slayer wilderness a more likely comparison.


    One could do Korthos, then go to airship, drink 50% xp potion, VIP, augment +5% xp, etc and get near or at level 19 with a Heroic Otto's Stone.

    Ironically going from level 19 to 20 alone with gold rolls would take more real world money than buying an Otto's box, I did the math a few years ago.
    You are much better off getting typical bank/backpack dungeons done, hit the box then head to Vale/IQ.

    From there using an Epic Otto's Box would get you near halfway, but the gold rolls to get the rest of the way would likely buy you half a dozen or more Otto's (more likely a dozen).

    Also ironically, getting millions of xp off of gold rolls is going to seem like a lot of work after the first hour of button punching...making daily Vons seem almost attractive...
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    Boredom required me to try leveling a char on Snowy-side.

    Gathering some Daily Dice tokens but I haven't used those yet as at level 4 (banking past 5) I'm still getting XPs from quests. Going slowly so I get the daily play bonus and minimize quest ransack. Monster Manual hits have been helpful, but now need 700-900 of several mobs for the next XP rewards.

    I have gathered more VORPAL weapons in the past week than on all my other chars combined over 10 years!!


    I don't expect to get much past level 7-8 before the novelty wears off.

    [March 2018 edit: Heh. I should've known myself better than to say that. )
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    This is more impressive than mechs and warlocks solo'ing LE raids.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdbd3rd View Post
    Boredom required me to try leveling a char on Snowy-side.

    Gathering some Daily Dice tokens but I haven't used those yet as at level 4 (banking past 5) I'm still getting XPs from quests. Going slowly so I get the daily play bonus and minimize quest ransack. Monster Manual hits have been helpful, but now need 700-900 of several mobs for the next XP rewards.

    I have gathered more VORPAL weapons in the past week than on all my other chars combined over 10 years!!


    I don't expect to get much past level 7-8 before the novelty wears off.
    +1

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    ...Currently level 5, banking 6.
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    Daily xp bonus comes and goes on the display during the quest, but as far as I can tell, it always applies at completion. It's just a display issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dandonk View Post
    ... display issue.
    Yep. Seems so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cdbd3rd View Post
    I wish it did in this case.

    My final XPs plus bonus for kills was only based on the 981, not the 1144.

    I just went in again, and noticed it drops off as soon as any interaction with the dungeon occurs, like breaking a barrel.

    *shrug* Hopefully they'll look at the innards when they get a chance and fix whichever thing needs fixed overall - display, or actual bonus bug.
    This is very weird, I have always gotten the first-run bonus myself (that I noticed, anyway). Glad you /bugged it, seems like something very strange is going on in that quest then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rawrargh View Post
    You could hit level 20 only using gold/silver rolls
    the new endgame, a completionist in starter rags stays in Korthos helping new players getting experience only from die rolls.
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    Currently 8, banking thru 9.

    Top XP quests net between 800-900 now with a 10% XP pot (Silver DD freebie). Got some nice level 7 gear from the +2 weekend (with a +2 jewel) so at least my gear almost fits my level.
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    Well, 80k to 9th at <1000/ run, now that's dedication. (What Server?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by cdbd3rd View Post
    Currently 8, banking thru 9.

    Top XP quests net between 800-900 now with a 10% XP pot (Silver DD freebie). Got some nice level 7 gear from the +2 weekend (with a +2 jewel) so at least my gear almost fits my level.
    Level 20 will be the cap. There is no Epic Trainer in Korthos.

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    I believe wilderness rares are always worth at least 1 xp, regardless of overlevel penalty. If so, it's at least theoretically possible to achieve, though whether you could do it in a the lifetime of the game, or even the lifetime of a human being, is another matter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C-Dog View Post
    Well, 80k to 9th at <1000/ run, now that's dedication. (What Server?)
    Thelanis.

    Missed the question. Sorry for the late answer.

    I splashed a level of Arty onto my 'Lock just for a puppy to keep me company. Wilderness rares currently score 13 XPs. Collaborator nets about 670 with the daily play bonus.

    I've run into Misery's a few times on these loot bonus days so I can score level 8 gear with a jewel running. Almost got too close to the end the other day building MM kills and puppy made a run for the crystal.

    I think I'm about 2 ranks from hard capping my banked level 9. Been distracted over on Hobbit-side past couple weeks.
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