Hey guys, put together a guide covereing the level and tiering system on the server. Hopefully this answers some questions and combines useful information into one video. Important additional information included in description below video, as well as on this post.
Lineage 1.5 Guide- Levels and Tiers
ADDITIONAL INFO :
Tier EXP Penalties :
As your increase in tiers, the EXP required to complete levels goes up. Essentially, at Tier 1 you receive 100% EXP. As your tier up, the percentage of EXP received goes down, making it harder to level up. Here I will use mage as an example for starting class.
Mage - 100% EXP
Tier 1 Reaper - 100% EXP
Tier 2 Mage - 25% EXP
Tier 2 Reaper - 25% EXP
Tier 3 Mage - 10% EXP
Tier 3 Reaper - 10% EXP
Tier 4 Mage - 7% EXP
Tier 4 Reaper - 7% EXP
With these penalties in mind, again to reinforce gaining stat levels, be sure if you plan on leveling to 115 to gain stat points, to do this during your T1 phase.
How to speed up leveling:
As a newer player trying to “catch up” to guys that have been on the server for years, there are a few tricks I use to try to maximize the XP i get for my time in-game.
Keep an eye on events - on the l15server.com website there is a list of current events on the right hand column. Keep an eye on the EXP event, which can be increased anywhere from 1.0x to 3.0x (as high as I’ve seen). Take advantage to hunt during high event times to speed your leveling as much as possible.
Potion of learning - these are sold at -giftmaster and cost 3 GC each. These potions increase your EXP gained by 50%, and last 8 minutes at a time. After taking one, you can type -buffs to see how much time you have remaining on this potion. This EXP bonus also works in conjunction with EXP bonuses from events. So you can easily turn a 3.0x XP into a 4.5x XP by using these potions. Remember they last a short time, so make the most of them!
Princess Dolls - These dolls provide a 2.5% EXP boost each. Most characters will be able to equip 3-4 dolls at a time, and as your CHA goes up you can handle 5 or even 6. These use crystals to summon, which can most commonly be created by purchasing Two-handed swords at -warp 5 oren, and Solvents at -warp 8 TOI vendors.
4.Tier Ease - After progressing to Tier 2, you have the option to buy Tier ease at -giftmaster. T2 Tier ease costs 5gc, where T3 and T4 cost 7, and 9 GC. These last one hour, and decrease your EXP penalty for being at a higher tier. I almost ALWAYS use these to boost EXP, and they come in three different “doses”, mild, medium, and strong. These cannot be stacked on top of each other, but if multiple are used at once, the strongest dose will be applied.
- Halloween Event Items - As a new player your starting gear is one of the biggest limitations. By gathering some basic Items and spending a few GC, you can temporarily enchant these items to make your character much stronger and excel you through your initial levels/tier. The items you are looking for include : bone helmet, bone shield, bone armor, pumpkin sword. Additional Items that will work are the Hyrulian shield, pumpkin armor, and hyrulian master sword. By equipping these items, and visiting -giftmaster you can purchase “Nightmare Essence” for 5 GC, or a “Concentratated Nightmare Essence” for 20 GC. The difference is the amount of time these enchants will last. Normal is 1 hour and concentrated is 4 hours. By double clicking the essence, these items will become temporarily heavily enchanted allowing you to tear through monsters and power through your initial levels. While this method can become somewhat expensive, I believe it is one of the best ways for a new player to level up quickly.
Use of Elixir Tokens :
As stated in the video, your elixir tokens are extremely valuable and were hard earned. The debate on weather to save these to buy Ultrum Elixirs for yourself, versus purchasing Ultra elixirs and selling to players is not an easy one to answer. For a newer player, you can acquire some excellent mid-level gears by trading these to stronger players. However for players looking at end-game strategy, you may want to consider hanging onto these tokens to increase your own stats. The decision is yours, so choose wisely!
Gathering Keys for Tier 2-3.
Key to Forest - hunt orcs outside of -warp 6
Key to Wasteland - hunt monsters in wasteland at chaotic temple
Key to Island - Kill monsters on FI (Forgotten Island) by taking the boat. The boat dock is located near Heine, to the south east. The boat runs back and forth several times a day.
For Tiering to T4 : You need to gather both Upper and Lower Fragments of Creation, to turn in for Einhasads Box at SKT. It is important to note that this box has a high chance to fail, meaning you may have to collect multiple upper/lower fragments until you have success in crafting this item.
Upper Fragment of creation - gathered by hunting at FI. Most monsters here can drop this, however it is a lower drop rate making it a valuable item when you are able to gather one.
Lower Fragment of Creation - Gathered by hunting orcs at -warp 6 or ancient monsters by the chaotic temple. Also a low drop rate and valuable item.
I hope this guide has been somewhat informative and helpful. Any additional information is welcomed in the comments! Thanks and see you in-game!