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Way too much XP


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DarthBizz
12.21.2011 , 01:25 AM | #1
Am I the only one that feels that leveling is too quick? I mean I'm outleveling the content and I'm having a hard time appreciating the quests since missions and simple conversations give so much XP.

I've been playing since the 15th and just reached lv25. The game is great... but progress is so fast I keep telling myself "oh not another level, I just got started here". Best example is when you leave the starter worlds and arrive on your capital city:

I was lv11 then and got all the way to lv12 simply by talking to people. Then i got with some friends and did The Esseless. When I went back to questing I was already 2 levels ahead on everything. I stay out of cantinas and spend as little time in my ship as possible to avoid being rested but I still can't slow the XP down. I skipped half of Taris and did the minimum on Nar Shadda since i was so concerned about overleveling the content.

Anyhow, I believe that reducing general XP would make for more enjoyable progress and pretty much increase the game's lifespan. At that rate people are gonna be crying for an expansion next month.

My opinion.

EDIT: wanted to add a few suggestions

-Make pure conversation quests give little to no XP.
-Bonus quests could increase credits instead of XP (you actually get PAID for the extra effort)
-Space missions could award credits only and become a way to make good money with special objectives or special missions for those willing to invest in their ship
-Reduce the overall XP of missions slightly (would make resting state desirable and would not make missions a pain for those who just want to steamroll through content)

EDIT 2

How about a new feature to micro manage your progress? You already choose your reward, add another option where you choose between XP or more credits.

That way players who want to do everything and see everything can take their time and do so without worrying. You can PvP all you want, do all your daily heroics, daily space missions, flashpoints and bonus series and use your money to have a good time along the way. Heck some folks might take 6 months getting to lv 50 and have a blast doing so while others can get there in a week and get their raids going.

I understand there might be an issue with gold farmers here. Have class and main story missions stay the way they are and only allow the option in side quests. Then again the extra credits rewards could be negligible and serve as an excuse for avoiding the "unwanted" XP.

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Chutea
12.21.2011 , 01:31 AM | #2
agreed it doesn't feel like a challenge I was level 12 when I reached Coruscant after doing the Esseles and I've always been 2-3 levels ahead of the content for instance right now I'm level 23 and I just got on Nar Shadda after finishing Taris I want a challenge not an easy wipe

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Tyrpak
12.21.2011 , 01:32 AM | #3
And you haven't been to pvp yet

I was lvl 12 after korriban, with some pvp and ship quests I left drommund kaas at 21, and went to balmorra that is lvl 16-20 range...
Finished balmorra (and some more pvp) at lvl 27, and I'm now going to nar shaddaa, that is lvl 20-24.

I blame this on pvp xp that must be also lowered.

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Kozmonaut_
12.21.2011 , 01:33 AM | #4
I have run into the exact same problem. I was hoping it would slow down as the game progressed. It definitely does kind of suck since it makes me feel like I can only run each FP once, and can't do warzones or space missions very often without being way higher level than the content I'm on.

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DarthBizz
12.21.2011 , 01:40 AM | #5
Yeah exactly! I kinda dont want to do space missions or flashpoints anymore because i know ill keep outleveling everything

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Serroturkio
12.21.2011 , 01:57 AM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by DarthBizz View Post
I've been playing since the 15th and just reached lv25.
I have seen 50 last night...

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Daellia
12.21.2011 , 02:06 AM | #7
Having more content than you need is a good thing. It means there's replay value. Current, I've found that it's balanced just about right if you do every quest available on every other planet, just the class quest on the planets in between, and do all the flashpoints at least once at their level and the spaceflight missions as they become available. That gives you a level rate almost exactly equal to your consumption of planets, and leaves half of the planets in the game still effectively unexplored by you, allowing you to do the exact opposite on your next alt, play all the planets you've didn't do the first time through.
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DarthBizz
12.21.2011 , 02:28 AM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by Daellia View Post
Having more content than you need is a good thing. It means there's replay value. Current, I've found that it's balanced just about right if you do every quest available on every other planet, just the class quest on the planets in between, and do all the flashpoints at least once at their level and the spaceflight missions as they become available. That gives you a level rate almost exactly equal to your consumption of planets, and leaves half of the planets in the game still effectively unexplored by you, allowing you to do the exact opposite on your next alt, play all the planets you've didn't do the first time through.
I agree. But still at the moment I just feel like there's something wrong with the leveling rythm. Each time I check the XP bar its either I just dinged or am already 3/4 to the next one. I don't expect that you need ALL the content to stay on par, but that you should be able to do missions, heroic missions, flashpoints (more than just once... i mean they're fun) and space missions whithout waking up ahead 3-4 levels.

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Beastorz
12.21.2011 , 02:40 AM | #9
I agree it could be toned down a little. The sheer amount of XP thrown at you from Codex entries, talking to trainers, PvP seems way unnecessary.

Taris is supposed to be a 16-20 zone but I only just arrived there halfway through 19.
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eroscastaldi
12.21.2011 , 05:07 AM | #10
prolly the best way to lvl up is follow only the class quest skipping many bonus quest, you will be able to do many pvp and flashpoint like that.
less xp from warfront, no thanks, think about your second pg, would you bother to do all the quest again?i belive not
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