Chelena Armstrong: Fierce, Fightery, and Forever 18
Do you have any characters that are level 19?
There’s just no reason for it. Taking level 19 does not add access to any new quests, but it does reduce XP gained for all of the level 17 quests when run on Normal. While this may not seem significant, some of the level 16 quests are pretty hefty XP gainers, worthy of one or more fast repetitions, which will have to be on Elite once you take level 19. Unless of course you like being penalized 10%.
On the other hand, if you bank your level and avoid leveling up, you can go straight from 18 to 20. Level 20 does allow access to new quests, all kinds of new quests, the whole world of Epic and Epicness. Experience points everywhere.
Level 20 is huge. Level 19 is very, very jealous.
The experience points needed to go from level 18 to level 20 are quite significant, whether or not you take level 19. It takes 370,000 points, which is roughly 20% of all experience you will gain. If your character is a True Reincarnate it gets even worse: on your second life you need 712,500 (22%) and any additional lives need 1,055,000 (24%).
All of these numbers are high. Unless you are a skilled veteran TR/XP zoomer, you are going to be in levels 18-19 for a long time. Please note that I am not the skilled XP zoomer guy. I am the spends-forever-trying-to-get-that-last-level guy.
Chelena Armstrong, a second life strategist-fighter is in this level range right now. I’ve been trying to help my Gamer Girl get one of her clerics back up to Epic. It is a slow process.
Maybe my expectations are just skewed, but it seems like we were able to zoom up to level 17 like nothing (before you ask, without using a Stone of Experience). And once you get to 20, capping to 25 is almost effortless.
18 and 19 are clearly the black holes of leveling.
On the plus side, I like a lot of the quests in this range. The Weapons Shipment in particular stands out, since it was redone to come at you in waves it is reqlly quite fun.
Which is good, because I’ll certainly be running it a lot.
🙂 😀 🙂