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Genuine question - how on earth are you level 50?

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Genuine question - how on earth are you level 50?

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Blackfriar
01.10.2012 , 04:16 PM | #41
Quote: Originally Posted by dosadnik View Post
Option 1: They spacebared every convo, because they wanted to be first.

Option 2: They spacebared every convo, because they were in beta and have already done everything.

Option 3: They played 24/7 and turned into zombies.
Sadly, but despite your weak attempt at humor while putting others down, this is not the case. Leveling is too fast, it levels like you're leveling up a 40-hour single-player game, not an MMO. Five days of serious play on a week's vacation and, surprise, fifty-hours later you're level 50. And that's watching cinematics. You skip them and you can be easily be level 50 in under twenty-five hours.

And I'm not even trying to level fast. I craft. I spend time gathering mats. And waiting for my crew to get back so I can adventure again... And yet I'm leveling way too fast. It amazes me and justt how fast I'm leveling. And this comes from the perspective of a person who has played a lot of MMOs in the past 14-years.

In the time it takes to get to Level 50 here, you'd be maybe pushing level 30 in LOTRO, the last long-term MMO I played. You might be level 12 in DDO. It took about six weeks to make Level 40 in Fallen Earth, and that was grinding as hard you could grind every day. You'd be, maybe, a 30 in EQ2, but only if you didn't craft. If you craft, level 20, maybe 25 if you were grinding hard and your eyeballs felt like boiled eggs by the end of the day...

In fact, I started playing Everquest 2 again a month before SWTOR was released. I have 4 characters, the highest is level 20, the other three in their teens. In a month's play. And those first ten levels, in EQ2, don't take a lot of time...

I have EIGHT characters here, with close to the same amount of play time only in three weeks not a month. High of 31, low of 17. All but two have finished Tatooine and are on to Alderaan.

This makes no sense to me. I'm sitting there thinking, I'm going to be done with this game in six weeks... What kind of MMO runs out of things to do in six weeks?

So, you can blame the player. But it's too fast. The leveling is just too-bleeping-fast. And pretending it isn't... You're kidding yourself.
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spicycookie
01.10.2012 , 04:19 PM | #42
If you spend 3 hours a day questing since Launch.... no downtime crafting.... you should be 50 by now.

Majority of Launch Day Players are now 50 or close to 50.


I know some people are already working on their third level 50.

Some people are weird they afk from level 10 to 50 in Warzones all day.
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Beastfury
01.10.2012 , 04:23 PM | #43
Quote: Originally Posted by Lokai View Post
your lieing, how do i know? because i have a part time job 2-4 hour days occasiona six 1-3 days a week. I play 6-8 hours almost every day save days where i have to get up early then probably more like 4-6 hours a day. I don't do much of space combat(mind you i like it) i spend my time crafting on the move, and play almost entirely with a friend i do NOT space bar skip anything at all, and have skipped every single flashpoint save BT, and have done almost all of the 4 man heroics up to aleraan. I sit at 7.5 days played roughly, with level 46 almost 47 now, and have only JUST reached cornellia end game stretch. Includes doing most of bonuses to, we stopped doing bonuses on Taris i think we started skipping bonuses there as we are way to into actual story now.

So having said that if your watching all cut scenes, reading quest dialogue, doing every quest imaginable, is NO way in gods green earth your level 50 by questing at least, maybe if you SPAMMED flashpoints and just did main quest line you might do it that way but i can assure you if your just questing your not 50 yet... way to much dialgue way to many quests to do... it is just impossible.

Edit: one way people may be doing this is having there lvl 50 friend kill everything for them along the way, and could speed leveling process up but if your doing it tradional soloist/duoist way your not going to be 50 yet. People that are 50 are space bar spamming and picking random choices which NOTHING wrong with if they wanna do that fine...but anyone is doing it right and proper way knows that you cant be at 50 yet with out spending 14+ hours a day playing getting almost no sleep ect ect or simply space bar spamming.
I dont know what to tell you but it is true.... And no i didnt do every quest in the book imaginable. I just did all 50s quest chains L2 read.

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Arkimor
01.10.2012 , 04:32 PM | #44
Quote: Originally Posted by marshalleck View Post
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Hard for some of you to believe, I'm sure.
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RolyartNala
01.10.2012 , 04:37 PM | #45
Quote: Originally Posted by AVFCLuke View Post
Still now I'm amazed at how many level 50's there are. I just don't get it? I've been focusing so much on every aspect available to me and what the game has to offer; reading dialogue through quests, spaceship battles, flash points, crew skills etc etc.

I am enjoying my game, just interested on how people leveled up so quickly?
I had a month off between semesters with absolutely no responsibilities beyond spending time with family and relaxing. I also started playing on 12/13, the first day available to preorders. I spacebarred nothing---I participated in every dialogue cutscene, I explored every planet, I hunted for datacrons, PVPed and leveled crafting to max. I probably averaged about six hours of play per day the entire break. It was great.

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Syrch
01.10.2012 , 04:51 PM | #46
I skipped very few dialogs. I skipped tatooine entirely except for class quest since everything was either green or grey by the time I got there. I did *I think* all of the other planetary quest. I did some PVP, all the flashpoints up to and beyond 50. I haven't done all the daily quests on Ilum, but have done several hard flashpoints.

I did zero space combat missions.

I had a few days off for Christmas, a 3 day weekend for new years. No kids, but last I checked I was still married. I'm not sure how long that's going to last given how much I've played, but we'll see!

I did have a few 15 hour days in on the game. I had a lot of fun. Also, I spent zero time "LFG" since I had guildies I could play with who were also leveling. Some planets I ran completely through with a guildie (Tarsis, Hoth).

I'm on my lvl 24 assassin now, or 10 operative, or 10 juggernaut, my 50 is a merc.

The class stories are awesome so I'm playing through all of them now and skipping the rest. It's likely going to be class/pvp/space/flashpoints for the rest of the alts.

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TheHeadCapper
01.10.2012 , 04:53 PM | #47
Quote: Originally Posted by spicycookie View Post
If you spend 3 hours a day questing since Launch.... no downtime crafting.... you should be 50 by now.

Majority of Launch Day Players are now 50 or close to 50.


I know some people are already working on their third level 50.

Some people are weird they afk from level 10 to 50 in Warzones all day.

If someone is working on their third level 50 you should have an intervention for their health, that's not a troll i'm serious.
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dosadnik
01.11.2012 , 12:12 AM | #48
Quote: Originally Posted by Blackfriar View Post
Sadly, but despite your weak attempt at humor while putting others down, this is not the case. Leveling is too fast, it levels like you're leveling up a 40-hour single-player game, not an MMO. Five days of serious play on a week's vacation and, surprise, fifty-hours later you're level 50. And that's watching cinematics. You skip them and you can be easily be level 50 in under twenty-five hours.

And I'm not even trying to level fast. I craft. I spend time gathering mats. And waiting for my crew to get back so I can adventure again... And yet I'm leveling way too fast. It amazes me and justt how fast I'm leveling. And this comes from the perspective of a person who has played a lot of MMOs in the past 14-years.

In the time it takes to get to Level 50 here, you'd be maybe pushing level 30 in LOTRO, the last long-term MMO I played. You might be level 12 in DDO. It took about six weeks to make Level 40 in Fallen Earth, and that was grinding as hard you could grind every day. You'd be, maybe, a 30 in EQ2, but only if you didn't craft. If you craft, level 20, maybe 25 if you were grinding hard and your eyeballs felt like boiled eggs by the end of the day...

In fact, I started playing Everquest 2 again a month before SWTOR was released. I have 4 characters, the highest is level 20, the other three in their teens. In a month's play. And those first ten levels, in EQ2, don't take a lot of time...

I have EIGHT characters here, with close to the same amount of play time only in three weeks not a month. High of 31, low of 17. All but two have finished Tatooine and are on to Alderaan.

This makes no sense to me. I'm sitting there thinking, I'm going to be done with this game in six weeks... What kind of MMO runs out of things to do in six weeks?

So, you can blame the player. But it's too fast. The leveling is just too-bleeping-fast. And pretending it isn't... You're kidding yourself.
First of all I was just pointing out that some people did do that and that they were level 50 like 3 days from launch.

Second of all. You said yourself that in Fallen Earth you were 40 in 6 weeks, and then you're wondering what game ends after 6 weeks.

Also i have never said anything about the leveling being fast or slow. Maybe it is, maybe it's not. I don't care, because I'm enjoying the game. And yes if 50s enjoy rushing trough content, that's their own choice and everyone can play however they wish.

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ElanMorin
01.11.2012 , 12:13 AM | #49
Quote: Originally Posted by AVFCLuke View Post
Still now I'm amazed at how many level 50's there are. I just don't get it? I've been focusing so much on every aspect available to me and what the game has to offer; reading dialogue through quests, spaceship battles, flash points, crew skills etc etc.

I am enjoying my game, just interested on how people leveled up so quickly?
I had the first week of January off of work...I played about 10 hours a day and had a blast, level 50 came pretty much naturally.
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