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Powerleveling. *shrugs* How does it work?


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Now from day one in beta that I have been in the game, I have been using various methods to determine how power leveling effects the speed at which you level.


So far I have been able to determine that:

Having someone in your group that is roughly 5+ levels higher than you can dramatically decrease the amount of KILL xp you receive. The exact number of level difference, and degree to which increasing level gaps detracts from kill XP is difficult to determine. As the number of XP you get from killing one member of one MOB tends to vary so drastically; as does the degree of reduction between subsequent levels.

Keep in mind these are rough numbers, that seem to constantly shift as I try to track them.

I remember time in beta when only having ONE additional level compared to a group mate could completely cripple kill XP. This no longer appears to be the case.


Each additional member of your group, regardless of level, seems to reduce the amount of KILL xp you receive per enemy. This balances out somewhat due to the fact you are able to kill more enemies more quickly. Also, it appears to slightly INCREASE the amount of Quest Reward XP you receive if you turn in as a group.


Can anyone else help me understand how this mechanic works in this game, or offer additional insights?

Edited by WonderLlama-Con
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Power leveling is not about grouping and doing flashpoints, used to be power leveling was when you went out to zones you were not quite ready for, pulled a mob so that you tagged it, then had a higher level friend draw agro and kill it, outside the group.


For flashpoints, if you are just looking to gear up for drops, the exp with a higher level is pretty sad, but I did gear my BH pretty nicely that way we did Athlis a few times with a level 33 BH, we whipped through it pretty quickly.

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Low level tags em and a level 50 bags em without grouping. They get full xp.


Why you'd want to power level a story driven game is beyond me.


I don't really want to power level at all.

I'm just concerned that if I get one or two too many levels ahead of a group of friends, I level myself into solo territory.

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