Stone of XP Blues

Yes, two blogs in one day. Don’t get used to it 🙂

But I did want to comment on something else I did this weekend. My partner & I jumped on Thelanis for a bit to play with some chars we super levelled. By that, I mean we created them at level 7, got to level 8 and got stoned.

This weekend was probably the first time we’ve played them for any length of time. And you know what? Being super levelled kind of sucks! To be fair, we’ve done it to try some builds we’re thinking of for TR”s on our main Sarlona characters. But sitting at level 16 with pretty naff gear is no fun. We will not be pugging anytime soon, I’d be too embarrased 😦

I can see the benefit of the stone for TR’s who have gear stashed away, and I realise it’s a way for Turbine to ensure people can get to the stuff in the expansion pack, but for normal play…. no I don’t think so…

Or maybe it’s just because I don’t spend enough quality time with the Thelanis characters and it’s all my fault! 🙂

7 thoughts on “Stone of XP Blues

  1. I play regularly on Thelanis, feel free to add my alts as friend and if you need a group anytime I will, happy to do gear runs etc if thats all you want.

  2. Yeah, this is the ‘too much of a good thing’ I was trying to argue when I first realized the Stones were happening. If you’re geared or in a position to get a character some gear, stoning isn’t a drag. If you’re an experienced player, at least you know what you need to do to move forward once you’ve stoned. Once you’ve TR’ed a few times, it’s awesome to be able to get a past life for almost the same XP as a first life. Practically a freebie!

    But for a new player, getting fast-tracked to lvl 16 is not doing them a favor. The game is a lot more forgiving at lower levels than 16+. You can make crappy build decisions and run around in your underwear at lower levels, but the higher you get, the more experience you need playing your character to get away with it.

  3. Yeah, if you’re a TR, or you have a goodly amount of twink BTA gear you can pass, or you’ve got a good crafter on speed-dial… the stones are great.

    For a first character on a new server, or for a new player… not all that wonderful.

    Looking forward to stoning my monk, who just TR’d into a barb, ’cause she’s got stuff in the bank (…although most of it is monk stuff, she’ll be able to use some of it as a barb) and I’ve got a good crafter on the same server. But for newbs (not to be confused with “noobs”)… the Stone isn’t a good idea at all.

  4. Seconding Domfig’s comment. Feel free to hit me up. Happy to do gear runs with ya. Since I often play at work too, which I would tell you if I am, just expect the odd afk now and then.

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