What should I do to level up?

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  1. Dragenstein

    Dragenstein Padavan

    I started this game in 2013. I've stopped for long periods of time, but I try again when something new happens. Before the CE in December, my mage was level 55. I was able to solo Parallel World dungeons on the easiest level at that time and maybe a level higher with essence. I was grouping up some of the time. I am level 68 now.

    I went as far as I could stand in the new level 55 quests. They are a useless waste of time. I have been playing in the Great Desert. I can solo excruciating with enough essence. Some groups have carried me in fatal, but that is as high as I can go. My average item rating is 90. Now the Parallel World dungeons are Infernal. I have no chance of playing them even in a group.

    I don't see the point of carrying on as levelling up is so painfully slow and doesn't seem to make my character much stronger. I've used up all my shiny dust on gems. The drops in dungeons are really poor, even in fatal. Any suggestions?
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  2. silverseas

    silverseas Count Count

    Other than the fairly obvious stack your xp buffs (pet, shop, premium/deluxe, daily quest, group talents) and grind, not too much. Most players spammed q1 circle in a team, or went to the Great Desert for some mindless grinding. I got bored of those places and alternated between Suburbs of Cardhun or... Kinza. (Weird map choice, I know, but boredom.)

    Even if you don't like the new quests, I'd at least do the yellow main quests in order to unlock all the maps so you'd be able to farm things like Lingering Memories uniques and the Mortis's Ring of Death in the future.
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  3. Dragenstein

    Dragenstein Padavan

    Thanks for the answer. There aren't very many people posting any more. I've been farming the Great Desert when groups are available. I got to the yellow quest that needs the Sargon event. There just aren't as many farming options as there used to be. I'm alternating this game with a couple of other games.
  4. silverseas

    silverseas Count Count

    I hated farming the Great Desert because it's too bright there, and I'm too lazy to tweak visual settings that'll get messy on other maps. xD But that place is a decent source of runes, uniques, and exp, especially on Merciless if you can find a group to tag there.

    As for alternating with other games... I have been doing that for a while. It's not even a secret since I live stream whatever I happen to play on Sundays. xD If anything, I think it's healthy to take breaks from DSO rather than be obsessed with it.
  5. TwiliShadow

    TwiliShadow Count Count

    Try farming old world Eternal Watch. I get more runes from there and Hailstone Mountains than all other places put together.

    Plus those two maps complete a quest that sets you an extra (or 2) multitool.