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#1 Jan 15 2011 at 4:06 PM Rating: Good
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Ok I've been doing the leves in a static. I know that linking them give a bonus to your SP but we usally don't because we get more SP total doing them seperatly. One day we were doing leves in The MunTuy Cellars, we saw this group doing Necrologos: The Moons' Mistress leve (kill wolves till you get 5 pages then kill 2 hippogriffs), they popped the hippogriffs but only killed 1 and then run away. Then as we continued doing ours we saw them running back & forth killing more wolves & ignoring the one hippogriff. I know these wolves were part of the leve as they would only pop on my screen once they started fighting them.
So my question is, how where they able to repopped these wolves when they still had the one hippogriff up?
The hippogriff wasn't lag or something, as it would attack them everytime they run by or stop to fight wolves.
I thought maybe they just have someone run back and link their leve, but I tested that and it doesn't spawn new mobs.
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#2 Jan 15 2011 at 6:18 PM Rating: Good
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There is a leve I sometimes do at Bloodshore that has you kill wisp which allow you to detect if a group of mobs has an Imp in it in disguise. I go through and find all the wisp groups and kill them first and by-pass the 2 possibly disguised mobs. Sometimes after killing what I think is all the wisp I go back to the mobs to detect them and a pair of wisp have respawned. I may be wrong but I think it may be possible to keep killing wisp like that if I just keep finding them as they respawn during the 30 minutes of the leve, before time runs out kill the target mobs. By doing that you gain extra easy SP from the wisp. I may be wrong, but I do know wisp pop-up where they weren't before.
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#3 Jan 15 2011 at 6:31 PM Rating: Default
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In Necrologos: The Moons' Mistress there are no hidden mobs. You run back and forth between 3 spawn areas killing the wolves. The wolves have a chance of dropping 1 of the 5 pages. Once you get all 5 pages, any wolves left dissappear and 2 hippogriffs spawn right where you get your last page. Then when you kill them you get another page and the leve is over.
I do know what your talking about tho, we do that too to get max SP of the leves.
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#4 Jan 15 2011 at 6:37 PM Rating: Good
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Sorry, thought I may have had an idea as to what was up. I was wrong.
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#5 Jan 15 2011 at 6:42 PM Rating: Decent
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No problem, thanks for trying :)
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#6 Jan 15 2011 at 6:53 PM Rating: Good
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This glitch is also present in Necrologos:Levinshower at Nophica's Wells. Sometimes it goofs and repops mobs indefinitely.



Edited, Jan 15th 2011 4:53pm by UltKnightGrover
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#7 Jan 15 2011 at 8:46 PM Rating: Decent
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It's not a glitch. Here is what the group you saw is doing:

Several people in the group have the same leve. They do not link them. Instead, one person activates the leve. They kill all the mobs except the very last one. Then they go back to the aetherial gate and abandon the leve before it is complete. Then the next person activates the same leve and they do it all over again. By failing the leve, it ensures that during the next round of leve resets, that same leve will be available again. Lots of groups are doing this...purposefully "failing" the leves that provide higher SP so that they can continue to do those same leves after every reset. This is a great strategy for maximizing your SP, but I would be hesitant to do it as I'm sure that SE would consider it an "exploit" and has the right to punish people for doing it.
#8 Jan 15 2011 at 9:54 PM Rating: Excellent
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the wolfs don't disappear when the hipogriffs pop its when you kill the last one and finish the mission. the wolfs will continue to pop in the 3 spots till time runs out if you leave 1 hippagriff alive. so they link all the levis in one shot and rune the stars as high as they can for max sp. and since they dont kill the last griff they can redo that set up every reset
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#9 Jan 16 2011 at 4:57 AM Rating: Good
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SE has already addressed the issue of intentionally failing and retrying leves.

It's acceptable to them. The downside (as they see it) is you don't get rewards.

More SP, No Rewards.

It's fine with me. I've been failing the same 6 Leves since Christmas now. Also Rank 31-45 in that time too (not that I'm bragging - but I didn't do anything but 3 hours of leve every 36 hours and that's how far I got in less than a month).

^ But hey let's cry the game isn't casual friendly enough. :D
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#10 Jan 17 2011 at 2:01 AM Rating: Decent
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Kirutaru wrote:
It's fine with me. I've been failing the same 6 Leves since Christmas now. Also Rank 31-45 in that time too (not that I'm bragging - but I didn't do anything but 3 hours of leve every 36 hours and that's how far I got in less than a month).


Pretty much the same with me. I've been doing the same 7 leves (and 1 random one) from rank 30-39. Between those 8 leves and 4 behests, I get about 30k in 3 hours if soloing or 40k if duoing (leve linking) every leve reset.

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#11 Jan 18 2011 at 8:05 AM Rating: Decent
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More SP, No Rewards.

It's fine with me. I've been failing the same 6 Leves since Christmas now. Also Rank 31-45 in that time too (not that I'm bragging - but I didn't do anything but 3 hours of leve every 36 hours and that's how far I got in less than a month).


This. Once folks realize that the SP is nicer then the rewards the light comes on. I started the whole linking/failing leves around New Years and was about R25 glad when I caught on and now....
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