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The great XP nerf


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ninjonxb
08.05.2013 , 08:34 AM | #11
As you mentioned. I am pretty sure the only "nerf" to xp was war zones.

Everything else has actually been buffed since lunch (well, sorta)

My understanding:
If you are F2P/Preferred. You get the amount of xp that everyone got when the game was Sub only.

If you are Sub. You get the normal amount + a buff (i think its 25%) + rested XP.

Unless I am wrong leveling should be faster if you are a sub (unless you only level with warzones).
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branmakmuffin
08.05.2013 , 08:50 AM | #12
Quote: Originally Posted by DarthMaulUK View Post
You will the point totally with your wall of text.
And you quoted all of it just to add that?

Scindus' point is well-taken. Leveling in TOR is extremely fast. The game has to strike a balance between players who think the game does not start until cap and those who enjoy the entire game.

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DarthMaulUK
08.05.2013 , 08:52 AM | #13
Quote: Originally Posted by ninjonxb View Post

Unless I am wrong leveling should be faster if you are a sub (unless you only level with warzones).
Im a full sub. As explained, I am starting fresh on a new server, so I have zero legacy perks. Its clear to me that leveling up has changed and is slower. So I am guessing that Bioware nerfed the XP so if you unlock your full legacy XP boosts and then purchase a XP boost, you will actually be gaining XP at the same as it was at launch.

Another toon, I have on my normal server, with all perks unlocked dinged lvl 32 over a weekend with the same mix of WZs and questing.

And the reason for my rush to 55 is just for ranked warzones really. I've done the Sin story - three times!
Odd
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ninjonxb
08.05.2013 , 08:55 AM | #14
Quote: Originally Posted by DarthMaulUK View Post
Im a full sub. As explained, I am starting fresh on a new server, so I have zero legacy perks. Its clear to me that leveling up has changed and is slower. So I am guessing that Bioware nerfed the XP so if you unlock your full legacy XP boosts and then purchase a XP boost, you will actually be gaining XP at the same as it was at launch.

Another toon, I have on my normal server, with all perks unlocked dinged lvl 32 over a weekend with the same mix of WZs and questing.

And the reason for my rush to 55 is just for ranked warzones really. I've done the Sin story - three times!
Odd
All you mentioned was a mix of warzones and questiing. How much are you doing warzones now and how much were you doing them at launch. If you were doing warzones every time they pop and queuing as soon as you exit. Yeah you will see a drastic decrease in XP gained becuase of the nerf to warzone XP
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08.05.2013 , 08:56 AM | #15
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EQ was ungodly slow. Anybody play both EQ and FFXI? Which was worse? Because I can't imagine anything worse than early EQ.
There was nothing worse then early EQ. LOL
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branmakmuffin
08.05.2013 , 08:59 AM | #16
Quote: Originally Posted by DarthMaulUK View Post
And the reason for my rush to 55 is just for ranked warzones really. I've done the Sin story - three times! Odd
You could do a server transfer. Of play something other than a Sith if you're bored of that story.

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DarthMaulUK
08.05.2013 , 09:02 AM | #17
Quote: Originally Posted by branmakmuffin View Post
You could do a server transfer. Of play something other than a Sith if you're bored of that story.
Can't transfer Euro to US server, otherwise I would have
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branmakmuffin
08.05.2013 , 09:09 AM | #18
Quote: Originally Posted by DarthMaulUK View Post
Can't transfer Euro to US server, otherwise I would have
Fair enough. What about the other thing? Do something other than a Sith.

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ptwonline
08.05.2013 , 09:49 AM | #19
Quote: Originally Posted by hadoken View Post
I'm actually very curious how true this is. I can remember at launch having to grind a bit on Korriban because you didn't even hit level 10 doing all the quests (including the group ones) and couldn't get your AC and progress very easily into DK without doing so (whereas Hutta always took you to 11 or 12 depending).

I haven't bothered with any of the legacy xp increase perks though I use the xp boosts they give me from questing. Everything seems to be a little faster (though perhaps not 25%) going through now. Very curious if they did put in all these boosts and perks then nerfed everything for some reason (to get you to buy them, I guess).
At launch I suspect xp gain was slower because there was so much activity that you could run from place to place and not have to kill much because others had cleared it. You'd miss out on the KIll X bonuses quests as a result too.

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Andryah
08.05.2013 , 10:12 AM | #20
Quote: Originally Posted by ninjonxb View Post
As you mentioned. I am pretty sure the only "nerf" to xp was war zones.

Everything else has actually been buffed since lunch (well, sorta)

My understanding:
If you are F2P/Preferred. You get the amount of xp that everyone got when the game was Sub only.

If you are Sub. You get the normal amount + a buff (i think its 25%) + rested XP.

Unless I am wrong leveling should be faster if you are a sub (unless you only level with warzones).
I agree.

The last couple times I spun up a new character (post F2P launch)... I found the progression of leveling to be slightly better then at launch (just doing planet quest chains and content, with an occasional heroic). The slightly better boost in xp being that I was using mission reward xp boosts AND better travel mobility with sprint at 1.

Of course a new legacy would not have speeder ability at 10, so that would slow things a bit.. but not that much.

Honestly, I think the OP is just suffering from not having the enthusiasm that drove him to play 5 straight days to get to 50 at launch. This also explains, IMO, why he is bored and dissatisfied with the game in general. Anyone that crush leveled at launch was destined to be a disappointed player.
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