Olorinus the Vile wrote:

VydarrTyr wrote:

Olorinus the Vile wrote:

I was around when they adjusted the exp to 20 and through several exp adjustments and none of them were that stellar... I mean WOOO! I can get 250 exp on a goat that takes 3 minutes and most of my MP to kill... yey.

I'm not sure when the last time you played was, but it might be worth giving it another shot. I decided to start a new character about a month ago, and I got levels 1 to 5 from soloing one tutorial leve. After soloing my first set of leves, I was rank 17.

There are folks on the forum boards talking about how they did one link on their first tutorial mission, and got their

first 5 levels from one mob, and first 10 levels from one leve.

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Levels 1 to 23 is incredibly fast now. You can do it in a few hours. So getting 30 in a week is definitely possible, even with fatigue. And even if you don't make it in a week, fatigue resets once per week, so you can definitely do it in two.

I played last night. My THM is 33.

I killed a goat, it took about a minute and I got 73 SP.

I have more than 30K SP left to get to the next level. So let's be generous and round up the SP I got from my goat to 100, and lets imagine I can chain those goats one after another and so kill each one in a minute without stopping or going bats

hit crazy from boredom

It would still take me five hours to get from where I am to 34. If I was playing two hours a night (which I wouldn't really call "minimal" playtime anyway, but whatever) It would take me 2.5 days just to get half of the level from 33-34.

No, I am not being the most efficient. Goats do suck for SP, sure. But I still call bull on the person that said you can go from 1-34 in five days with minimal playtime.

Maybe if you are in a static that links the best leves and purposely fails them every reset it is possible, sure. But for Joe Average that logs into a broken linkshell it isn't reasonable to suggest that it is easy to go from 1-34 in five days with minimal playtime.

Meanwhile, I am at level 66BST in XI, and my entire TNL is something like 25K, and things that melt in 10 seconds give me 120 exp.

And back in XIV I am bored to death and never gaining a level. Ugh.

I did a couple fishing leves last night and for a minute or two I thought "gee it would be nice to finally get FSH 30 so I can get the shiny underwear" and then I looked at my TNL... not going up even a smidgeon from the leve which only lets me get about 1.5K SP - with 10s of thousands more SP to go, and I said "f that".

Start on a Monday, all classes rank 1.

Join Rank 1 Behest two times, 1 hour. You'll be rank 10, maybe 11.

Spend the Next hour going to a rank 20 Behest. Join two in an hour, in between, kill Coblyns around Horizon. You should be at around rank 16~19 now depending on if your Behests were filled or not. I'm going to assume they were and put you at rank 18 now. This might take a little more grinding of Coblyns afterwards depending on your luck.

Log out.

Day 2, Join 4 behests in 2 hours at Horizon. Coblyns in between. You should be high enough to accept rank 30 leves now, rank 23. If you can, find 1 or 2 people to link leves at Horizon with you.

Log out.

Day 3, join a leve party that goes from Nanawa to Horizon to Nophica. That's around an hour and a half of play time, plus 30 minutes to find a party to do it.

Day 4, Now, depending on when your reset triggered day 3 you may or may not be able to do leves again on this day, if you can't... go to Cedarwood or Nophica and do 4 behests. You should at least be in the ~28 rank range at this point, at the start of this day. At the end, you should be at least Rank ~30 without having done leves, and just behests.

Day 5, You can most certainly do leves on this day. Find a group going from Nanawa to Horizon to Nophica again. You should be around rank 32 after.

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So I just wrote an easy guide on doing 1-32 in about 10~12 hours of total play time, starting from rank 1 with no other classes leveled, and no social connections whatsoever. If you put in, say 14~16 hours which I think most could do over 5 days, that rank 34 looks a whole lot easier, doesn't it? If you have other classes above rank 23 or 33, you can already have Broken Water AND rank 30s to do, so it'd probably take 2 leve resets total + Behests + minimal grinding on Coblyns at the start to get to about rank 35, even, in 5 days.