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Haly
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(05-04-2012, 01:17 PM)
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It's really difficult to fight the instinct to dodge everything.
jiien
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(05-04-2012, 01:32 PM)
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Originally Posted by Haly

It's really difficult to fight the instinct to dodge everything.

I agree. I'm not much of a tank myself. If you want to practice, what I've been doing is pretending I'm the tank. Since I'm almost always behind and offcenter of the BAM, I can see everything it's doing, so I dodge through all of the ground pound/swipes, and hit through the rest. Obviously not really getting hit at all, but it gives you a feel for how often you should use the dodges, and on which attacks to use them.

I definitely vastly prefer my warrior in a DPS role though. The mobility makes it a great fun to play as I can dash in and out of melee range with any number of attacks. I suspect that the teleport I get soon will make this my favorite class ever in all MMOs.
NeOak
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(05-04-2012, 01:35 PM)
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Originally Posted by Rockandrollclown

Sorry if this has already been asked. I am pondering jumping in on this. How soloable is this game? Is it more or less like WoW where you can get to max solo with any class, just need groups for dungeons/group quests?

Same, but with the extra that you also need a group to tackle BAMs early on. Or, you could solo it too. Your choice.
Switters
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(05-04-2012, 02:17 PM)
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Does anyone know if the digital download comes with a PDF manual? Or if there's anywhere to download or view it online?

I looked but nothing came up. Thanks.
DrBo42
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(05-04-2012, 02:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by Switters

Does anyone know if the digital download comes with a PDF manual? Or if there's anywhere to download or view it online?

I looked but nothing came up. Thanks.

Not sure specifically what you need but most answers about the systems can be found here
arimanius
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(05-04-2012, 03:05 PM)
Got my warrior to 23 last night. Grouped up with a Lancer to do the Basilisks and it was so frustrating at the beginning.

We kept dying and I couldn't get my dodge down when they would do the turning swipe attack. Finally got it semi down but my up time on the mob was no where near optimal, but we were able to kill them very slowly. Then a priest showed up and frustrating became fun and we kicked their butt from here to lumbertown.

It got me thinking. Since this isn't the traditional combat mmorpg, I honestly don't know if I have the skill to play a warrior. The next thing I need to do is BoL and I'm not really looking forward to it. I hate being the weak link in a party.
kiryogi
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(05-04-2012, 03:08 PM)
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Got my ass handed to me by a Arakia *world boss. I lasted about 2 minutes :D
BlazingDarkness
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(05-04-2012, 03:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by arimanius

Got my warrior to 23 last night. Grouped up with a Lancer to do the Basilisks and it was so frustrating at the beginning.

We kept dying and I couldn't get my dodge down when they would do the turning swipe attack. Finally got it semi down but my up time on the mob was no where near optimal, but we were able to kill them very slowly. Then a priest showed up and frustrating became fun and we kicked their butt from here to lumbertown.

It got me thinking. Since this isn't the traditional combat mmorpg, I honestly don't know if I have the skill to play a warrior. The next thing I need to do is BoL and I'm not really looking forward to it. I hate being the weak link in a party.

Once you've learned the enemies attack patterns it really is just a case of reading their moves and avoiding any damage - there will always be some AoE attack that manages to hit you though lol

In your team the Lancer needs to be drawing the aggro anyway, so you will have more room for error

BoL isn't too hard, I finished it as a duo (Lanc/Sorc) so you shouldn't struggle too much
FuttBuck
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(05-04-2012, 03:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by arimanius

Got my warrior to 23 last night. Grouped up with a Lancer to do the Basilisks and it was so frustrating at the beginning.

We kept dying and I couldn't get my dodge down when they would do the turning swipe attack. Finally got it semi down but my up time on the mob was no where near optimal, but we were able to kill them very slowly. Then a priest showed up and frustrating became fun and we kicked their butt from here to lumbertown.

It got me thinking. Since this isn't the traditional combat mmorpg, I honestly don't know if I have the skill to play a warrior. The next thing I need to do is BoL and I'm not really looking forward to it. I hate being the weak link in a party.


It's all about glyphs and finding the right skill rotation for your character. Do a bunch of BoL's to get it down and then you will be pleasantly surprised. This game has a very steep learning curve, as do most classes.
Slacker
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(05-04-2012, 03:27 PM)
Did my first SM run last night (28 mystic). I love how this game really demands skill from its players to be successful. I've had runs where I've barely had to touch the lancer, and others where I have to babysit his ass the whole way (last night was the latter).

Made arrangements for the kids to go elsewhere all day tomorrow. Time to catch up with the rest of the guild on VoT. (I'm Streblo - aka Mr. AFK). :) PvPers come join us as soon as you can. It's a small guild but it's a great group of players.
ItAintEasy
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(05-04-2012, 03:27 PM)
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Warrior tanking in Tera has been THE most fun thing I have ever done in an mmo.
Hold threat and use your own skill to not take damage? Count me in!
So far I've solo'd every BAM I've come across except those spider egg guys. Their attacks are quite quick so they are tuff to get a read on. But if Darksouls taught me anything it was this simple lesson, "If you can hurt it you can kill it".
2San
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(05-04-2012, 03:40 PM)
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Originally Posted by ItAintEasy

Warrior tanking in Tera has been THE most fun thing I have ever done in an mmo.
Hold threat and use your own skill to not take damage? Count me in!
So far I've solo'd every BAM I've come across except those spider egg guys. Their attacks are quite quick so they are tuff to get a read on. But if Darksouls taught me anything it was this simple lesson, "If you can hurt it you can kill it".

I think the biggest problem with a Warrior tank is with the high level instances, you don't have time to learn there. You need to play great on your first try, otherwise your party will hate you for it. Though I'm pretty sure when party matching Warriors get seen as DD's.
Edvardelis
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(05-04-2012, 03:45 PM)
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Originally Posted by 2San

Though I'm pretty sure when party matching Warriors get seen as DD's.

Yup. It makes the queue easily an hour long because there's a severe shortage of tanks.
ROBOKITTYZILLA
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(05-04-2012, 03:57 PM)
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Originally Posted by Gvaz

Because you're gonna keep the item until the next tier, so it's a waste of money to kill something 5% faster for 10 hours tops

I don't find it a waste. I'm not grinding dungeons for golds and getting every piece of gear to +6 but I will use what I have available. I keep all the gear drops and rewards I get to use as enchantment fodder while selling the rest that are not of equal tier. The only money I spend is on Alkahest. The higher level of enchantment you are able to reach, the longer the gear will last you and it gives you a pretty large advantage in PVP (and PVE) encounters.

It has been much easier for me to get to +6 than during beta, so I assumed they made it easier after adding the higher enchantment tiers and Alkahest but maybe I've just been lucky...

Originally Posted by jiien

We're in Believe, same guild name as that of the Dragonfall GAF guild. Recruitment is open. We've only 35 members (some of which are alts), and we're not really actively advertising to get more members. It keeps the guild personal and close knit. You're more than welcome to join us. Just search for Believe and apply, and someone will get you in.

Smaller, well organized guilds, can be just as effective as a 300 member zerg guild. For any GAF players interested in PVP, don't let the large membership numbers of Dragonfall lure you away from one of the most fun MMO experiences you could possibly have.

Originally Posted by DMPrince

everyone need to buy an aggression crystal just for fun ^_^

This is a staple in my inventory.

I quest in a small party that has been static from about 39-48 and since I'm with an Archer and a Priest, my Berserker does all the tanking. It's actually pretty effective.
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arimanius
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(05-04-2012, 03:57 PM)

Originally Posted by BlazingDarkness

Once you've learned the enemies attack patterns it really is just a case of reading their moves and avoiding any damage - there will always be some AoE attack that manages to hit you though lol

In your team the Lancer needs to be drawing the aggro anyway, so you will have more room for error

BoL isn't too hard, I finished it as a duo (Lanc/Sorc) so you shouldn't struggle too much

Once I learned the pattern it did become a bit easier. Never party with a lancer so I don't know how good he was. He died a couple of times and I would just dodge the mob or use smoke aggressor until he got back.

Good to hear BoL isn't to hard. Going to try to get a group this weekend. Maybe try the dungeon finder.


Originally Posted by FuttBuck

It's all about glyphs and finding the right skill rotation for your character. Do a bunch of BoL's to get it down and then you will be pleasantly surprised. This game has a very steep learning curve, as do most classes.

It was fun after the priest showed up and my risk of dying got a lot lower. I'll have to check on the glyphs. The only one I have right now is the one that adds the chance to stun on our default attack.
DMPrince
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(05-04-2012, 04:07 PM)

Originally Posted by ROBOKITTYZILLA


This is a staple in my inventory.

I quest in a small party that has been static from about 39-48 and since I'm with an Archer and a Priest, my Berserker does all the tanking. It's actually pretty effective.

i like it because it pulls mob and bams to you confusing the shit out of the lancer/warrior LOL. CR Was great when i was getting chased and they didn't know why xD
ROBOKITTYZILLA
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(05-04-2012, 04:09 PM)
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Originally Posted by DMPrince

i like it because it pulls mob and bams to you confusing the shit out of the lancer/warrior LOL. CR Was great when i was getting chased and they didn't know why xD

That's evil. lol
BlazingDarkness
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(05-04-2012, 04:09 PM)
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Originally Posted by DMPrince

i like it because it pulls mob and bams to you confusing the shit out of the lancer/warrior LOL. CR Was great when i was getting chased and they didn't know why xD

was also great when you got killed and lost your crystal trollolol
vaelic
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(05-04-2012, 04:10 PM)
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the members currently in the BELIEVE guild on dragonfall are very mature. dont let the amount of them distract you
DMPrince
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(05-04-2012, 04:20 PM)

Originally Posted by BlazingDarkness

was also great when you got killed and lost your crystal trollolol

eh. i'm not bothered because i always get a new crystal to replace it ;P

12% isn't that bad and you can get a 9% from the store ;P

hope they have a 30+% one lol
nicoga3000
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(05-04-2012, 04:25 PM)
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Man, I forgot about the crystals breaking on death. I had a huge stream of deaths at one point when I was in an area slightly higher than my level...I had some bro crystals, too.

That whole experience encouraged me to start leveling alchemy. :P

Originally Posted by vaelic

the members currently in the BELIEVE guild on dragonfall are very mature. dont let the amount of them distract you

To be honest, the only thing I wish us Believe members did was talk and group more. NEED MORE GROUPING! ;)
Diseased Yak
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(05-04-2012, 04:28 PM)
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Just killed my first BAM, solo. What a rush! Dodging around, waiting on health potion cooldowns, etc. I was down to 119hp or so left at one point. So much fun!

BlazingDarkness
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(05-04-2012, 04:30 PM)
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Sweet

I'd say that's the place where Tera first clicked for me, been hooked ever since
nicoga3000
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(05-04-2012, 04:31 PM)
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Originally Posted by Diseased Yak

Just killed my first BAM, solo. What a rush! Dodging around, waiting on health potion cooldowns, etc. I was down to 119hp or so left at one point. So much fun!

Solo BAM hunting is a blast. I enjoy it for BAMs a few levels below me since, as a Lancer, I have poo DPS. Great work though! That BAM is a rough one at a low level to solo (those electric shock attacks are annoying...).
DMPrince
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(05-04-2012, 04:35 PM)

Originally Posted by nicoga3000

Solo BAM hunting is a blast. I enjoy it for BAMs a few levels below me since, as a Lancer, I have poo DPS. Great work though! That BAM is a rough one at a low level to solo (those electric shock attacks are annoying...).

yep. when you are down. they just spam their shockballs at you. Didn't have enough time to get back up.
Diseased Yak
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(05-04-2012, 04:47 PM)
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Yeah when they go shock-mode it's rough. I just arrived in this area for the first time ever this morning, and didn't even know the Kumas were BAMs. I go over there, see them roaming, and realize that they are. So this was my first real BAM fight. I loved it!

I figured out that when they get really pissed is when the shock mode happens, and they get somewhat faster so as a Slayer it was just better to run around them in a circle and wait for the shock mode to wear off. Otherwise, I kept my MP up by slashing him and using one of my shouts, and dodged between his legs after using Knockdown or Whirlwind. If I felt like I had enough time, I would Overhand Strike. I constantly kept a speed potion on me, and used my health pots as well when needed. I got down to red-blinking health twice, both times were caused by me not having the MP to dodge. I'll know better next time to take it a bit slower.

And yes, I agree, this area (and post level 20, for that matter) is where the game has really started clicking for me. My Slayer feels like a bad ass.
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Spanish Wrath
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(05-04-2012, 04:54 PM)
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Anyone got a spare EU Buddy key to test the game before purchasing a release key?

Thanks in advance.
Mechanized
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(05-04-2012, 04:56 PM)
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I don't plan on renewing my sub. Combat is fun and the world is pretty at times but I think on the whole I'm done with the MMO genre, wish I realized that during the headstart event. lol. If anything this game is serving a good purpose in wasting time waiting for Diablo 3.
T.O.P
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(05-04-2012, 05:03 PM)

Originally Posted by Spanish Wrath

Anyone got a spare EU Buddy key to test the game before purchasing a release key?

Thanks in advance.

Sure, i'm getting off work in 20 minutes then i'll send you the code

If it works like that, i haven't checked it yet lol
Spanish Wrath
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(05-04-2012, 05:07 PM)
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Originally Posted by T.O.P

Sure, i'm getting off work in 20 minutes then i'll send you the code

If it works like that, i haven't checked it yet lol

Thanks!
Arksy
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(05-04-2012, 05:17 PM)
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Are there test/trial keys? Where do you get them from?
unrenowned
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(05-04-2012, 05:20 PM)
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Been watching a bit of Tera livestreaming and it does look like a lot of fun. Much more interactive than the traditional MMOs.

I'm wondering how similar this game is to Vindictus, if at all?

Really interested but it's so close to D3 and GW2.
oktarb
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(05-04-2012, 05:25 PM)
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Don't tell anyone I know but I have an admission to make.

I created a Popori Mystic. I made him look like an otter/ferret. he's named Odder. I love him. The harvesting animation alone makes me smile. I thought they were stupid. I would create my Amani demon lords and mock these furry critters. I was wrong.
T.O.P
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(05-04-2012, 05:27 PM)
EU Gaf is in Essentia? would join but it's awfully crowded :x

Originally Posted by Arksy

Are there test/trial keys? Where do you get them from?

CE comes with 7 days friend pass
T.O.P
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(05-04-2012, 05:28 PM)
fuck, double post u_u
BlazingDarkness
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(05-04-2012, 05:34 PM)
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Originally Posted by unrenowned

Been watching a bit of Tera livestreaming and it does look like a lot of fun. Much more interactive than the traditional MMOs.

I'm wondering how similar this game is to Vindictus, if at all?

Really interested but it's so close to D3 and GW2.

I've not played much of Vindictus but from what I did play, they're both action based but the similarities end there really. Vindictus is more like an instanced dungeon crawler whereas Tera has a full explorable world. The combat in both is fast paced but Vindictus is much more steeped in action whereas Tera does keep some more traditional MMORPG elements with hotkeys and such, but does a lot to set it apart from the rest.
Tera is the more polished of the two, by far

I'd have to let someone else divulge on the details, I've really not played much of Vindictus
felipepl
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(05-04-2012, 05:37 PM)
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I would love to get a test key too. Bought a new rig and I'm willing to buy the game if it runs well and looks as good as in those screens being posted here.

Thanks!
dc89
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(05-04-2012, 05:40 PM)
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On the edge about getting this. I played in 1 of the beta's and found it really fun also I need something to play instead of rotating MW3 & LoL.

Not sure if it'd hold my interest and none of my friends will be getting it. Not sure what to do!
ItAintEasy
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(05-04-2012, 05:42 PM)
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Originally Posted by 2San

I think the biggest problem with a Warrior tank is with the high level instances, you don't have time to learn there. You need to play great on your first try, otherwise your party will hate you for it. Though I'm pretty sure when party matching Warriors get seen as DD's.

They are seen as dps so I'll just have to group with people in the guild. And as far as not making a mistake that's what I like about it. Gives me a sense of actually doing something. I was a raid leader in WoW and I can't tell you how many times I just wanted to control all 25 toons at once so I could make sure people were not messing up. As a warrior I feel I have alot of control over the outcome of the fight, even more so than a lancer. (Granted I haven't played a lancer yet so this opinion may be off in left field)
I just love that if I'm good enough (which I feel I am) I can avoid almost all of what the mob throws at me.
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(05-04-2012, 05:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by dc89

On the edge about getting this. I played in 1 of the beta's and found it really fun also I need something to play instead of rotating MW3 & LoL.

Not sure if it'd hold my interest and none of my friends will be getting it. Not sure what to do!

Play with GAF!
Arksy
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(05-04-2012, 05:46 PM)
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Originally Posted by T.O.P

EU Gaf is in Essentia? would join but it's awfully crowded :x



CE comes with 7 days friend pass

Didn't get one with the digital CE that i saw. :( Only a head-start buddy code.
Tess3ract
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(05-04-2012, 05:52 PM)
I've been stuck at 44 for days now because I can't drum up the effort to login and play
nicoga3000
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(05-04-2012, 05:57 PM)
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Originally Posted by Tess3ract

I've been stuck at 44 for days now because I can't drum up the effort to login and play

Meh, a few days off won't hurt. :P
Tess3ract
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(05-04-2012, 06:09 PM)
But someone else will get to cap before me if they haven't already!
BlazingDarkness
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(05-04-2012, 06:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by Tess3ract

But someone else will get to cap before me if they haven't already!

Someone has definitely hit the cap already, I've seen a fair few high 50's about yesterday

It shouldn't matter though, it's not a race \o/
T.O.P
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(05-04-2012, 06:15 PM)
Had to select the Samael server for pvp

BTW the CE items that you have to claim in game, are like forever there? like, you can use them with every character you create?

Account Items
Items listed in the "Account Items" tab of the Item Claim can be redeemed on every character you create on your game account. If you decide to make an alt on a different server to play with some friends, you will still be able to show off your lion mount!

found it
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Edvardelis
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(05-04-2012, 06:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by T.O.P

BTW the CE items that you have to claim in game, are like forever there? like, you can use them with every character you create?

Yes.
nicoga3000
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(05-04-2012, 06:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by BlazingDarkness

Someone has definitely hit the cap already, I've seen a fair few high 50's about yesterday

It shouldn't matter though, it's not a race \o/

THIIIIIIIS.

This is why I'm still only 36, about to ding 37. Just taking my time and enjoying it. :)
Tess3ract
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(05-04-2012, 06:27 PM)
It is a race
Visceir
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(05-04-2012, 06:30 PM)
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I guess it's a bit more important in pvp servers where your survivability depends from the higher level :D

I've actually gotten ganked very rarely, maybe 4 - 5 times during the time I've leveled...its really easy to avoid it and I've barely done any pvp :(. I've been thinking it might be fun to level as an outlaw in a small group while wiping out everyone else who crossed our path.

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