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Do you need to upgrade gear?


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Greeting,

I'm curious if you need to upgrade your equipment (weapon/armor) to be effective when killing high level mobs.

I heard that getting armor+5  weapon+7 and its color upgraded to blue is guaranteed, would that be good enough to kill things at let's say level 50+?

Or are upgrades aren't required, but rather a way to help you kill things faster. (EG.  You can still kill things with no upgrade at high level but would slightly take longer then equipment that is). 

 

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After playing to JP version for a bit over a month -- if you can avoid ever getting hit, sure. You don't need to upgrade. 

It's not like you "need" to. It's just something that speeds everything up drastically (way, way more than twice as fast), and lets you not be three shot by something like Catfishmen.

At least, getting enough shards to upgrade to +5/+7 would take two or three days farming max. Less if you upgrade your gear while leveling.

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@Ziru, Oh wow thanks for the information (very valuable),2 to 3 days farming to get that amount of upgrades eh? If a person would try to rush to hit level 60, about how many days do you think it would take?

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approx 800-1500 hours playtime..

"Endcontent" lvl is 55 everything after will take 100-600h a lvlup  60-61 aprox 10k hours

With more Content via map more will follow and 60 will take way less. Right now you can do everything with 50-55 
Higher lvl is recomended for accuracy sake in pvp

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approx 800-1500 hours playtime..

Endgame lvl is 55 everything after will take 100-600h a lvlup  60-61 aprox 10k hours

Time to quit everything in real life and devote my time to something meaningful.

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Haha ^^ by the time you reach lvl 61, most People will be 61 aswell as over 1 year without any cap increase is not likely ^^

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approx 800-1500 hours playtime..

"Endcontent" lvl is 55 everything after will take 100-600h a lvlup  60-61 aprox 10k hours

With more Content via map more will follow and 60 will take way less. Right now you can do everything with 50-55 
Higher lvl is recomended for accuracy sake in pvp

Wow thanks for the information! Those are some extremely high numbers xD

What would be the fastest way to earn levels? Purely just Questing, Farming Groups of Mobs only, or a bit of both questing/killing mobs? 

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Fastest way is to just grind. 

Also, on leveling, the korean version has been out for over a year now, they have had media for quite a while and now valencia has been out for some time as well and with that there are only a handful of people that have reached 61.

The speed at which you level is greatly depend on what content is available, if we don't get media on release, then getting to 55 is going to be tough as nails, and without valencia getting to 60+ is practically impossible. 

What Flyingsquirrel is saying is right, but it only applies for the korean version where they have media and valencia, it is confirmed that we won't have valencia and media is probably not going to be there either, so for us lvl 50 is going to be the start of the endgame instead of 55 until we get media. 

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Pure grind is the fastest

BUT quests give Points you Need for expanding your tradingempire and so on therefore it is extremely important

Also there are the black quests which you have to do before you can grind past 50 and gives you extra skills. (aka mainquest)

Killing Mobs gives you skillpoints for skills, questing gives you Points for expanding and other usefull pve stuff.

It is important to have a Balance of both

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korean version has been out for over a year now..

...only a handful of people that have reached 61.

My jaw just dropped. Holy ****  dude, that's insane! Thank you for the info Endregon, truly helpful

@FlyingSquirrel, thank you very much, this helps me get a better understanding on what I must do. Much appreciated  

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Greeting,

I'm curious if you need to upgrade your equipment (weapon/armor) to be effective when killing high level mobs.

I heard that getting armor+5  weapon+7 and its color upgraded to blue is guaranteed, would that be good enough to kill things at let's say level 50+?

Or are upgrades aren't required, but rather a way to help you kill things faster. (EG.  You can still kill things with no upgrade at high level but would slightly take longer then equipment that is). 

 

+7 is not enough for +50 mobs.

Basically it will take you ages to grind and if you get hit it will hurt like hell.

In regards to the weapon color/quality upgrade, first you need to unlock the house for your weapon ( Yulia, Azwell or whatever you have), then you need workers and other crafting items to upgrade the color, and unless something changed or there's another way to do it, it's not a 100% chance to get it to blue/yellow ( it can remain green or it can go blue).

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+7 is not enough for +50 mobs.

Basically it will take you ages to grind and if you get hit it will hurt like hell.

In regards to the weapon color/quality upgrade, first you need to unlock the house for your weapon ( Yulia, Azwell or whatever you have), then you need workers and other crafting items to upgrade the color, and unless something changed or there's another way to do it, it's not a 100% chance to get it to blue/yellow ( it can remain green or it can go blue).

Getting blue should be 100% if you use the tier 2 upgrade stones, but getting yellow is pretty hard.

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Getting blue should be 100% if you use the tier 2 upgrade stones, but getting yellow is pretty hard.

currently lvl 20 on the RU server ,is it possible to upgrade gear or is this something u cant do until higher lvls?

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approx 800-1500 hours playtime..

"Endcontent" lvl is 55 everything after will take 100-600h a lvlup  60-61 aprox 10k hours

With more Content via map more will follow and 60 will take way less. Right now you can do everything with 50-55 
Higher lvl is recomended for accuracy sake in pvp

Damn back to Pristontale days, whole year of exping just to get 1-2 lvls up
Probably it will be easier in the future, since they will raise the softcap when new content gets released.
And it takes lesser exp to gain a lvl beyond 55.

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currently lvl 20 on the RU server ,is it possible to upgrade gear or is this something u cant do until higher lvls? 

You can start upgrading through enchanting as soon as you get blackstones.

Bear in mind though that you don't want to upgrade the quality (colour) of your items until they are +15 or higher.

I would advise you to read a guide on gear and upgrading if you want to get to know the mechanics though. :P

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+7 is not enough for +50 mobs.

Basically it will take you ages to grind and if you get hit it will hurt like hell.

In regards to the weapon color/quality upgrade, first you need to unlock the house for your weapon ( Yulia, Azwell or whatever you have), then you need workers and other crafting items to upgrade the color, and unless something changed or there's another way to do it, it's not a 100% chance to get it to blue/yellow ( it can remain green or it can go blue).

Just wanted to emphasize this. You definitely need to upgrade your gear to kill level 50 mobs and as you level higher and move on to higher level mobs, you will need to ensure your gear is up to par so you will want to continue upgrading. By the time you hit Valencia you will want to have +16 or +17 gear. It's not just that mobs hit harder as they get higher level, but their HP/Defense gets much higher as well, so without proper gear for mobs 50 and above, you will take forever to kill things.

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@Leiloni and everyone

Thank you all for the very important information! This definitely helps provide us with knowledge as we delve into CBT1

 

 

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