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Can we get a response on the Ilum Boosting please?

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Can we get a response on the Ilum Boosting please?
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DarthOvertone
03.18.2013 , 11:58 AM | #31
Quote: Originally Posted by Keffeine View Post
As the title suggests, I think we're all waiting for a response on the practice of grinding from 1X - 50 on Ilum by killing the same Heroic mobs over and over again. It's hardly a heroic experience, and there are many differing opinions on it, which I'd rather not get into here.
First, Ilum isn't a permanent area. The Gree will only be there for one more week.

Second, people pay their sub, I could give a rat's azz how they level up. Leveling in this game is ezmode anyway and just got easier with Double XP weekend. I did not participate in this form of leveling directly, but it does not bother me in the slightest.

Third, I don't think some of you realize how fun it is to take a group of 4 and wipe 15-20 players doing this. My group of 4 guildies ran into a mass of these levelers last night and made their experience a living h*ll for about an hour. I have a screenie of the action, but forgot to upload it. Guess this only happens on PvP servers though.
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Savej
03.18.2013 , 12:03 PM | #32
Quote: Originally Posted by SentinelDranoel View Post
If someone choose to miss out on the story then that is there pregataive. Honestly I did this in COH when there added architect to the game. Skipping to 50 gives you less to do.

CoH - good example. What happened to that game?

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Tommot
03.18.2013 , 12:08 PM | #33
Quote: Originally Posted by DarthOvertone View Post
First, Ilum isn't a permanent area. The Gree will only be there for one more week.

Second, people pay their sub, I could give a rat's azz how they level up. Leveling in this game is ezmode anyway and just got easier with Double XP weekend. I did not participate in this form of leveling directly, but it does not bother me in the slightest.

Third, I don't think some of you realize how fun it is to take a group of 4 and wipe 15-20 players doing this. My group of 4 guildies ran into a mass of these levelers last night and made their experience a living h*ll for about an hour. I have a screenie of the action, but forgot to upload it. Guess this only happens on PvP servers though.
This exactly. Other people want to level this way? That's fine. I wont do it, but why should I care if they do?

And I also had fun killing these guys. They may be bolstered but a geared 50 can still dominate them
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Alec_Fortescue
03.18.2013 , 12:14 PM | #34
But seriously, what's your problem with players leveling the way they want? It's legit, it does not affect you in anyway. I had a blast during double xp weekend because I could focus mainly on the class story instead of repeating plenty of additional quests i've done multiple times already in the past.
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Fleurdelis
03.18.2013 , 12:39 PM | #35
Im a subscriber and have a toon of each class. 4 are 50's the rest in the 30's. i hope this still works next weekend so i can get the rest of my toons to 50.

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Monoth
03.18.2013 , 01:04 PM | #36
Their should be a mechanism in place that doesn't allow you to get xp if the other people in your group are 5 levels above you.... Would stop the power leveling by using other 50's to the work for you.
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hobbesmaster
03.18.2013 , 01:06 PM | #37
The reason this works is that everyone in the group is a "50" due to bolster.

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Icebergy
03.18.2013 , 01:07 PM | #38
Quote: Originally Posted by Asheris View Post
tl;dr
I have done it, it was cool. Now don't let anyone else get it!

Seriously, why bother? Don't like people playing end-game content with you? I am happy more 50's come with every day.
I would be willing to bet that at least 95% of the people that took advantage of this were alts, so there really would not be any new level 50s. This is not a valid reason to be in favor of it.
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Hikara
03.18.2013 , 01:17 PM | #39
Quote: Originally Posted by Savej View Post
CoH - good example. What happened to that game?
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MandraMoody
03.18.2013 , 01:18 PM | #40
I really hope BW doesn't pay a lick of attention to this non-issue and works on important things like fixes to 2.0 coming instead of a vocal few who want to control everyone else's experience in game.
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