Milestone levels & Beginner's Tips
5/14/2012 7:27 PM
In the aftermath of the first (open*) beta which took place between April 27-30, I would like to underline some character levels that are considered as ‘milestones’ in the game. Or, to put it another way, they constitute a source of extra enthusiasm for gaining a new level! Although we do not believe that you can reach the level cap (80) during the BWE days, we also understand that we are addressing people who
like to look optimistically towards the future and this is precisely why our
table reaches that far : )
of the following:
that go into places (slots) 7-0 are bought using skill points which in turn are earned
by completing skill challenges, available to us since level 1 already.
Acquisition of the Elite skills is naturally more expensive. For this reason
you should plan ahead the skill or skills you intend to acquire: either use
some build calculator (like this one here), or enter the Mists and experiment
free of cost.
swap is relevant to those professions only that can equip 2 weapon sets
simultaneously. This excludes the Elementalist and the Engineer. Do not
confuse, however, the weapon swapping you can perform (‘~’) while you are
in-combat with the change of the equipped weapon that can only be done while
c. there is
a total of 3 tiers for the Traits. Unlocking each of them requires, in addition
to the level requirement (11, 40, 60) described above, the purchase of the corresponding ‘manual’.
Due to the structure of the Traits system, as it stands at present, every 10 points spent on a trait line unlock 1 Major trait (slot). Taking also into consideration that the 70 trait points one will accumulate in total upon reaching level (cap) 80 enable one to max-out 2 full trait lines and place the remaining 10 points anywhere else, we can easily see that the following level marks are significant as well:
|| we unlock the 1st Major Trait
|| we unlock the 2nd Major Trait
|| we unlock the 3rd Major Trait
|| we unlock the 4th Major Trait
|| we unlock the 5th Major Trait
we Max-out a trait line of our choice
|| we unlock the 6th Major Trait
we Max-out a second trait line of our choice
|| we unlock the 7th Major Trait
dungeon offers four completely different experiences: 1 when run in Story Mode
and 3 more when run in Explorable Mode. You will not get tired of them, believe
and thou shall be rewarded: there are hidden areas which offer a lot more than
the mere satisfaction of discovery. They hold their own skill challenges,
special loot, mini-games, etc. You can get an indication about having missed
one of them by looking at the world map (‘M’). At its top left corner you will
see 3 statistics, of which two are of importance here: how many skill
challenges you have completed in the given area and how many of the available
POI’s (points of interest = areas with their own place name) you have discovered.
If your map shows like it’s fully explored and still those stats don’t display
100% then something has slipped! Look for it and you will be rewarded.
f. make friends and explore together:
not only is it more fun this way, it is more rewarding as well! Loot (gold, XP,
items) may be the same – due to the scaling employed by ArenaNet- but the
experience is more intense and on top of this everyone benefits from exchanging
items. Tip: even before you unlock weapon swap (at level 7) make sure you
unlock all your weapon skills, if possible! How can you do this? By acquiring
as many weapons suitable to your profession as possible. Buy them from merchant
NPCs or trade them with friends! Trading is outrageously easy and smart: you
just right-click on the item and you select ‘send to’. A pigeon flies off from
your location and heads for the arranged recipient! No mail cost, no standing
in queue at the post office, no hussle.
See you all in Lion’s Arch (Kodash).
*it has being described by many as an ‘open beta’
because it was the first one not under NDA
1 comment(s) so far...
By Loulaki on
5/16/2012 12:37 PM
Re: Milestone levels & Beginner's Tips
excellent article !!!
dont forget to notice that every trait point adds statistics! not only minor or major traits ; )
so sad 69lvl isnt a milestone xD