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bdfoundry 1 - 60 Leveling Guide


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Thank you so much for posting all this.  Most of us will be newbies for the closed beta.  Can't wait!

You mentioned that pets pick up your loot for you.  How soon can you get one in the game for this purpose please?

 

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Thank you so much for posting all this.  Most of us will be newbies for the closed beta.  Can't wait!

You mentioned that pets pick up your loot for you.  How soon can you get one in the game for this purpose please?

 

Cash Shop only. In other version, you could also buy them off players in the marketplace.

Whether Cash Shop items will be sellable or not for NA/EU is still in question.

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Thanks for the fast reply FliP.  :-)  Hope I can buy one, that sounds really convenient to have my pet pick up my loot, omg, never heard of such a cool convenience.

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Its also cute to see a player with a cat or two running around and they follow them :) Its kinda like Monster Hunters where the cats help you with stuff.

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I don't know if the Russian version has decreased Exp rates but getting to 50 takes a lot longer than you've stated or maybe i'm just a slow learner.

Also some of the zones mentioned are not worth doing since the exp given is extremely low for killing so many mobs via aoe as i did with sorc. Then again it may just be that the russian server has different exp rates and is a much slower grindfest than other regions.

I did hear people saying the grind is slower on RU but can't verify this.

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I don't know if the Russian version has decreased Exp rates but getting to 50 takes a lot longer than you've stated or maybe i'm just a slow learner.

Also some of the zones mentioned are not worth doing since the exp given is extremely low for killing so many mobs via aoe as i did with sorc. Then again it may just be that the russian server has different exp rates and is a much slower grindfest than other regions.

I did hear people saying the grind is slower on RU but can't verify this.

Yes, RU does have decreased EXP rates so the time stated is obviously going to be a bit longer. The time stated was also with decent gear at level 1 and was probably the 3rd or 5th time we had tested it, so we knew what we were doing. Someone said they managed to get to 50 in 12 hours but I'm not sure how true that is. xD 

These spots should still be the best, as far as I'm aware. Just make sure they aren't too hard or too easy and move zones when you are ready to. On alpha I ended up moving to Blood Monastery around level 24, the mobs were hard but the EXP was worth it.

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Chimeras are love, chimeras are life!

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Yes, RU does have decreased EXP rates so the time stated is obviously going to be a bit longer. The time stated was also with decent gear at level 1 and was probably the 3rd or 5th time we had tested it, so we knew what we were doing. Someone said they managed to get to 50 in 12 hours but I'm not sure how true that is. xD 

These spots should still be the best, as far as I'm aware. Just make sure they aren't too hard or too easy and move zones when you are ready to. On alpha I ended up moving to Blood Monastery around level 24, the mobs were hard but the EXP was worth it.

Yh i thought the rates were decreased because leveling got slow when it was stated in many guides as being fast and some of the leveling zones were giving horrible exp and it was taking long to kill mobs which sucked and took a lot of time. What do you mean decent gear at lvl 1? u tested the leveling guide 3-5 times? sorry a bit confused and me having horrible gear and no money could have partially been the reason for getting hit so hard by mobs and struggling alongside the exp decreased rates aswell though.

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I'm not sure if I should quest a lot or follow this guide again.

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I followed this guide mostly with a few deviations for certain mobs I know to be quicker exp and with okay gear (157atk/200def) solo'd 1-50 under 5hr recently (4hr 48m to be exact) :) (in KR ofc)

oh... screenie attached as proof - only thing faster is being powerlevelled at elric or sosan (atm) but need a friendly 55+ to maximise the speed of the grind

 

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Thanks for making this amazing guide. It's really helpful for all the new players out there.

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Great Job ! Thank you i will use it for sure because when i played on RU server i had a few problems with getting next lvl when i turn in all quest and i still was in half way to lvl up

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Chimeras are love, chimeras are life!

Their my favourite mob in the entire game. xD (gimme a mount version ;_;)

I used this Guide in Ru and in Alpha where I could, really helped and a ton better than the mobs I tried to grind.. xD

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This is my Favorite Guide already have bookmarked and will book mark this one also.

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What do you mean decent gear at lvl 1? u tested the leveling guide 3-5 times? 

There is no cap on armor so if you're leveling an alt the gear can help a lot (obviously). The first time does take quite a lot longer because you're still trying to work out what you're doing and don't have the advantages of gear and money from another character. As long as you do your Black Spirit quests along the way you should be fine and get some gear from them. And yep! MKE (our co-founder) tested lots of leveling spots to compare EXP, he must have leveled to 50 and higher on at least 5 different classes before he wrote up the guide. I think the fastest he managed was 16 hours though. I've also followed the guide myself but I like to trade and fish and do all the fun stuff in between. xD So leveling usually takes me a lot longer haha 

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There is no cap on armor so if you're leveling an alt the gear can help a lot (obviously). The first time does take quite a lot longer because you're still trying to work out what you're doing and don't have the advantages of gear and money from another character. As long as you do your Black Spirit quests along the way you should be fine and get some gear from them. And yep! MKE (our co-founder) tested lots of leveling spots to compare EXP, he must have leveled to 50 and higher on at least 5 different classes before he wrote up the guide. I think the fastest he managed was 16 hours though. I've also followed the guide myself but I like to trade and fish and do all the fun stuff in between. xD So leveling usually takes me a lot longer haha 

ah ok i see. Thanks

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My record in 1-50 is 3h47min,(with no boost from friends) It could be done faster with better horse(I used tier 5) and also without autoruning and picking up items It could be made in 2h or even less depend on class :P Tamer is awesome to level up huge aoe.

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What a great guide! Thanks for the information 

Grinding without a doubt is the fastest way to level in black desert, the only downsides are that you miss out on some bag space, energy/spirit and contribution points. However, you can always go back and do some quests for these. We have a guide that lists all of the bag space quests. There are also many 50 quests and repeatable quests that will give you the contribution points you lack.


 

Judging by this, sounds like I would do this on a alt, I haven't gotta in-game yet so I'll do the quest the first go around so I don't miss out on the bag space ,etc. But I will definitely be using this guide in the future. 

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Its also cute to see a player with a cat or two running around and they follow them :) Its kinda like Monster Hunters where the cats help you with stuff.

Definetly,i heard quite some players talking about immersion breaking but let's be honest....2 cats running around aren't gonna be immersion breaking in a game like this,beside it's nice to see people running around with 3-4 different pets,especially now that the variety is bigger (back in the days we only had cats :3 )

I'm not sure if I should quest a lot or follow this guide again.

I'd suggest you quest on your first playthrough,questing gives you alot of unique rewards like inventory space,special items not to talk about contribution and a pretty neat storyline if you haven't played it in other versions.

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I'd suggest you quest on your first playthrough,questing gives you alot of unique rewards like inventory space,special items not to talk about contribution and a pretty neat storyline if you haven't played it in other versions.

And you avoid the crowded leveling places. Thanks for helping me decide!

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And you avoid the crowded leveling places. Thanks for helping me decide!

If they'll implement multichannel you can just swap channel and try to find a non-crowded one ^_^

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Great Guide ;)

Can u post images from 50+ leveling places? idk where i can find Minners for example

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Wow 

Thank you so much for this Quality giude Blankdesertfoundry. I'll be using this one for sure. 

Again thanks.

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Very helpful.

Thanks for the guide! =D

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