First Players to Hit 40

Yup, someone on the US Skull Throne server has hit 40 already. Congrats! And clearly this involved some serious powerlevelling — scuttlebutt on the forums is that it involved a three man (tank, healer, wizard) team, AE grinding, and the old buggy version of the killing spree bonus that was fixed in one of this week’s patches.

I think it’s a pretty impressive achievement. Yes, it involves ignoring almost all of the content but if you’re just trying to level fast for bragging rights, that isn’t the point. On The Vault, the players claim that they weren’t tag teaming (ie. having multiple people play the character so that they can play 24/7) and there’s no special reason to doubt them. They found an exploit before it was fixed, partly as a result of that it has now been fixed.

One thing that is clear is that although there is an advantage to being higher level in RvR, having low renown rank means that they simply won’t have the PvP-oriented gear to stand up well to lower levels once they reach tier 4. And with just three of them, they won’t be taking many keeps or objectives on their own to earn more renown until more people have caught up.

So I see this as an amusing (and impressive) oddity. Well done, now go actually play the game πŸ™‚

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8 Responses

  1. I don’t agree – is this really something to celebrate in WAR?

    You gotta have a screw loose to want to level cap so soon.

  2. I’m not sure why people do it. They’ll be the first to complain that rank 40 is dull!

  3. What people will do for their 15 minutes!

  4. At least it shows that the servers have been up!

  5. Personally, I don’t see anything impressive about exploiting. If you know it’s an exploit, and you do it anyway, you are a cheater. That was the one thing I hated about Asheron’s Call — the unofficial game motto was “Exploit early and exploit often”.

    Well, grats to them, I guess. It couldn’t have been very much fun.

  6. […] “First Players to Hit 40″ @ The Book of Grudges – Great. So can we call off the race now? […]

  7. Bragging rights are always nice! But for me, I want to enjoy the game and adventure! Besides, I don’t have the time to 24/7 grind like I use to back in the ol days 😦
    If I did, I wouldn’t be stuck in Tier 2 πŸ˜›

  8. I just hit 14 last night and asked the guildies if they thought we were leveling too fast and if we needed to back off and be more content oriented for full enjoyment of the game.

    That answers that.

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