Well can you elaborate or how it gets bad 20+? What have you found are the pros and cons?
What do you like and don't like?
Is soloing or duoing possible post 20?
Do you have to have a party post 20?
Little things like that for starters.
I guess try and compare to FFXI. They are two games and the dynamics will obviously be different, and should be. Just to give persepective to what people are used to and what is to be different weather it is good or bad. Analyze YOUR personal exp.
These are good questions, and I'd like to know too. Not just "leves are harder", but how the mechanics of the game work as you reach higher rank.
- It it viable to solo all the way to 50?
- If you need to be in a party, how big of a party is realistic?
- How long is it taking to get a rank up once you hit, say, the 30s?
- Any not immediately obvious issues - e.g. armor damage becomes more of a hassle and armor needing to be repaired too often?
- Does it get more/less fun at higher level?
It is viable to solo to 30, which means almost 100% viable to solo to 50, or at least late 40s.
The best party now is 2 healers and 1 or 2 DDs
At 27 it takes me a approx a day to solo to the next level if i grind non stop (wake up at 12, grind till 5am). So lvl 30, it will take approx 2 days if you don't use leves or behests
Weapon needs to be repaired every 6000 or so exp when solo griding. for a 26 mrd axe this costs 22k each time. Averaging at 100-150k for weapon only per level. Armor tends to last 1-3 levels mid 20
it gets A LOT less fun. Its repetitive and boring. New abilities for the most part are useless. The decapitation system doesn't work solo (or at least i havent managed). theres not enough inventory for the massive amounts of drops so you just stop npcing and always have full inventory.
Over all the game starts to suck hardcore around 20. If you want to have fun level all your jobs to 20 for now untill they fix it.
Also lvl 30 leves are really fail. A lot of them have the "final" mob spawn in a room with a bunch of lvl 30-35 mobs which 2 or 3 shot you meaning they are pretty well impossible to do without a lvl 30 in your party or dying multiple times and luck. Also a lot of necrologos leves are pure luck, and you can have a perfect run and lose.
partying is your best option post 20 but its still insanely pointless and boring.