Previously before the update, local leves are randomly generated by name and then by rank. This basically means that, if a city has 10 different local leves with different names, you will not get all 10, maybe 6 only. As you've known, each leve has different variety in term of rank, for example the choker leve from Roarich in Uldah (In the Sultana's Wake) can be r10, r20, r30 and r40. Before the update, you can only have one single variety of the leve present, let's say r20. What happens is that, if for some reason you're r14 (under r15) you will not get the leve at all because you don't meaet the requirement! If you're rank 35+, you still get it as r20 leve as well.
Fast forward to the update, after randomly generating the leves by name, leves will be available for all variety of ranks they could have
. For instance, if the In the Sultana's Wake leve appears, you will be able to get it as r10, 20, 30, 40 but only once. If you're r14, you can get the r10. If you're r35+, you can choose it from 10-40 (of course you would pick the r40). Moreover they also increase the variety for r40+, for example before the patch there is only one single r40+ leve in Gridania for CRP but after the patch there are 3 total so far for me.
They also adjust the hand-in location accordingly to the rank. You won't be asked to hand in a low rank leve in high rank camp, though you do get to hand in high rank leve in low rank camp but you wouldn't complain about that would you?
They might have increased the guildmark rate now, since I've gotten marks both reset so far.
Grand Master Alchemist StateAlchemist2 wrote:
I should get a decent number of Rank 40+ Leves, and there are none. I have NEVER seen a Local Levequest for Alchemist above Rank 35. Ever. Where's the rank 40s? The rank 45s?
You forget a few things:
1. You can only get leves +5 ranks above you. If you're r34 and under you will NOT see any r40+ leves. Simple, you can't do any synth that are 11 ranks above you.
2. R40+ leves usually only appear in city with the guild for that job. There are exceptions of course, but you can always found R40+ leves in your guild city. Always, at least for me, I've gotten 3 R40+ leves in both reset for Goldsmith in Uldah and 2 then 3 R40+ leve for Carpenter in Gridania in two different resets.
Two things they still need to change:
1. Show the marks reward when you take leve. It is still random as in you won't know until you hand it in.
2. There are still leves with synth that require Guild Support in cities without Guild.
Another note: If you're r30-34 you will still get r30 and r35 leves. However they appears more often in your city with guild as well, which might be the reason why a lot of people are missing out leves their level. They appear in category ~20, I've gotten several r30 leve as r27 LW and r28 ALC, they are not missing. Edited, Mar 6th 2011 10:20pm by Khornette