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Its Time - Things I Wish I Had Known Sooner (Please Contribute)

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lol, the first day in bdo blew my mind, I am glad I read up on guides and watched a lot of videos.  You do not have to do everything, but I suggest trying everything to see if it is your cup of tea.  I think a healthy mix of quests and grinding is the key to enjoying this game fully.  Sure you can ultra rush grind but you are still going to have to come back and do these quests at some point unless you just want to buy you inventory slots and have no contribution points.

there'll be plenty of daily grind quests to get contribution points from. If people reaally don't want to do the normal quests, they technically can go without them aswell :)
beautiful right?

But I agree. I actually enjoy the grind more when I mix it up with a few qeusts and a changing location every once in a while.

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Inform about the whole system more guides to jobs. 
e.g. speak to the node guys to unlock it. 

Inform about the whole system more guides to jobs. 
e.g. speak to the node guys to unlock it. 

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Inform about the whole system more guides to jobs. 
e.g. speak to the node guys to unlock it. 

Inform about the whole system more guides to jobs. 
e.g. speak to the node guys to unlock it. 

Huh?

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One thing I can share is that is it not only worthwhile to create all possible alts for the energy, it is also great to get them all to Velia and do the basic crafting and story quests there (if you can find the time and energy :D). There's an abundance of contribution EXP that way. I have done it with all my 7 chars (yes, I know, I'm currently no-lifing until I have to get back to work next week :P) and am up to 81 contribution points. You can also use the energy of those alts to get better workers. I have 10 workers in total, 8 blue, 1 green, and 1 orange.

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Thanks a lot for the tips!

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No problem, I'm sure I will be learning a few more to drop off here.

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I wish I new the gear progression was completely boring without buying 35 dollar costumes from the cash shop... before I bought the game. :S

 

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Umm, sorry you find it boring? But thanks for hijacking the thread with your whine?  You don't need a costume at all for gear progression, has nothing to do with gear progression.

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Umm, sorry you find it boring? But thanks for hijacking the thread with your whine?  You don't need a costume at all for gear progression, has nothing to do with gear progression.

I answered in your thread honestly. Sorry you didn't like my answer.

Please keep the thread on topic though. ;)

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Tip: Put money in warehouses that you use so that you can pay to have the NPC's transport items between them

Edited by Archaegeo

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I wish I had known earlier that you can use space instead of enter on popup windows.

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My OCD compels me to remove every yellow splotch on my map so I pretty much do every quest, I've actually accepted so many I'm having to forfeit certain quests just so I can accept my black spirit quests 

 

on that note, please can we accept unlimited quests 

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Very helpful. Thank you! 

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Bringing 4 of my alts to Calpheon and using there inventory for a bank. I have like 5 banks in Calpheon now :)  Also you can send stuff to a differnet city and not collect it and it stays in limbo until you collect it. So far I have not seen a timer on items I have not yet received.

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There are a huge number of non-combat quests to complete in Calpheon, almost all of these give knowledge or contribution exp

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Bringing 4 of my alts to Calpheon and using there inventory for a bank. I have like 5 banks in Calpheon now :)  Also you can send stuff to a differnet city and not collect it and it stays in limbo until you collect it. So far I have not seen a timer on items I have not yet received.

Hmm, I don't like using alts inventory as bank, but it doable, not really needed for me yet, letting transport sit in limbo though sounds super risky, but yeah, if no timer, free slots

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I googled "thick rod" +1 and got expected results.

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I will add another part of the list:

26) Do not waste time on delivering goods all across the map while trading, additional profit per distance % does not worth it

27) Trade counts towards bargains count so to raise it faster you need to use round-robin scheme across your nodes with the correction for market prices

28) Pressing "T" while on the wagon allows that wagon to rotate 180 degrees if that's required by the navigation instantly. Yes, it is a glitch, but it is a useful glitch

29) Read your favorite book while your wagon is riding on "T"

30) Do not seek shortcuts and follow path-finding when transporting goods. There is a risk to damage a trade item even if you touch non-road texture. The higher the skill required to trade that item - the higher the probability to damage it on riding non-streets ways

31) Do all traders quests if you're aiming for advance trading. It is a free contribution EXP + a little profit for nothing. Traders will only suggest you to visit those nodes which you have connected so it means no time loses for you, it's benefit for free. CP is vital to expand your trade empire.

32) Do not run to kill bosses just when you got your quest. Advance in level and gear first. When you're on place, look other players summoning bosses to decide whether you are ready to encounter the boss or you aren't

33) Do "talking" quests as soon as you can. They normally offer big amount of CP experience and they are very easy to do.

34) Do not try to tame a horse unless you're "Apprentice" in training skill. Also do not start with taming unless you have solid income resource (such as advanced fishing or trading)

35) Press "ESC" -> "Edit UI" to hide many annoying things in UI

36) Right-click on the annoying spammer and press "block" to get rid of him forever. Be prepared to do this motion every login for 3-4 spammers.

37) Do Velia/Heidel/Calpheon chiefs quests as soon as possible. Which one to do depends on your available CP. 20 for Velia, 60 for Heidel and 100 for Calpheon. You will get black stone(armor) from Velia/black stone(weapon) from Heidel/both from Calpheon. You can only do it once per real 24 hours. Timer resets at ~1:00 CET. Yo can do only one quest (so not Velia + Heidel for instance, only one quest of this type per day)

38) If you have CP invested in nodes - withdraw them to do quest mentioned in p 37. It will take you no time to visit your nodes and re-invest your CP since you can return the item to the NPC and get your CP back. It worth the efforts and if you trade via round-robin it will mean only ~10 minutes of talking to node managers in total. Black stones are ~200.000 armor/~400.000 weapon. So this will be your income per those 10 mins.

39) Move your trading nodes together with your progression in zones. In initial zones goods are generally cheaper even on advanced trade skill levels. This means lesser income per one go.

40) Do not trade with Olivia from Velia. Basically do not do it from Velia with anything further than Western Guard Camp. The path is too long and there are no intermediate trade nodes + goods are too cheap in Olivia. It is a pure waste of time

41) Before using a carrot on your mount or restoring it in stables - check mount info (F1) and see how many points is left till level up. If it's lesser in % than the remaining stamina bar - don't waste money on restoring, mount gets full stamina bar on level up.

44) Do not buy any wagon except the 14-slots. You can afford 14-slots with not so much efforts while the benefit is very huge and it won't delay you from progressing. So if you have 100k - keep it and get another 80k to buy a wagon for 180k

45) Follow cooking quests from Velia's cooking chef. It will allow you to raise cooking till apprentice level for no efforts - all ingredients and recipes will be provided to you during the quest line

46) Follow alchemist quests starting from Velia. It will allow you to make light-weight and more effective mana potions (Concentrated herbal juice, restore +175 mana) which is very effective if you want to grind mobs.

47) If you chose to trade on donkey before starting with wagon (so to get money for that wagon) - never overload it. Better to leave an empty slot since it will allow you to don't worry about thieves + dramatically decrease delivery time

48) Before gearing up - find the gearing guide in the internet. There are plenty. You will not get full picture, but you will get general direction and items names.

49) Always check "special price" tab in the market place - it normally suggests goods for cheaper prices (although it may be just not there)

50) Yes, pets like dogs/cats/falcons need to be feed. Easiest way - buy food from stable manager (500 coins). Yes, pet will die if his hunger bar goes off.

51) Check-in your pet (if you have any) like cat/dog/falcon when you're not in combat. Their only use is to loot and if you're not in combat (like riding a wagon) - they will waste hunger for nothing.

Edited by Dellecross

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If you find yourself running out of quests early on, open your quest log (press O) and click the "All" button on the top right. It'll make all quests available for combat, life, etc.

This was a big one for me, I missed this until I had a char in the 30's.  Some of those early life quests in Velia, especially the cooking ones would have been helpful when I first got to town.

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Some great thought I do hate the rescue cats, catch rabbit quests for some reason I always find my self doing them to

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Valkyrie is master race.

Grinding is better money making method than crafting,housing,nodes,fishing,trading.

Can rent amulet from majors ,gives big black stone quests.

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New things:

1) You can get a house of type Residence without buying the preceding houses in the chain

2) Guild affinity in ()'s goes up as fast as guild quests from life skill levelling

3) Wizards are the living incarnation of Shiva the Destroyer in PvE

4) Pets only level up from feeding them

5) You can melt down weapons to get Pure type crafting items.

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I wish I had known not to pour my talents into random open abilities.

Edited by Nexxius

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