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So what is the best way to level up as a new player? Any tips?

Things I discovered on my own...

1) Get a Sigil of Bloodlust right away (+5 power after every kill, max 25 stacks, goes away only if you die/zone/etc.), it makes you hit hard at low level.

2) Make sure to be buying cheap armor on the trade post, and put upgrade gems in them.

3) Harvest everything in sight and sell it! Free money laying on the ground. You can use Deposit All Collectibles in your bag settings to clear your packs out from anywhere.

4) Use Lion's Arch to bank by porting to WvW and then running into the portal there, and buy 8+ slot bags asap.

5) You can also use Lion's Arch to go between racial areas/zones to get extra hearts to finish.

6) Kill mobs that are off the beaten path a little, you get "exploration" bonuses for ones that aren't often killed that can roughly quadruple the xp for a single kill. Do that to a nice aoe-able pack and it's a good quick shot of XP.


I'm sure there are a lot of things I don't know that would help... I know crafting is supposed to be good xp? I'm interested in just getting to 80 for WvW, though I don't want it to be completely funless while going through. Currently trying out Elementalist and Thief primarily, though Mesmer is a strong candidate.
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Once you get to 35, run Ascalonian Catacombs every time you can. It's basically a level for each run.

After you've gotten your first character to 35, power-level all your characters by leveling cooking. It's the cheapest skill to level and gets you 10 levels for maxing it. Then all you have to do is work until 25, spam cooking, and spam AC.
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If you're in WvW anyways why not use the bank that's there either on your borderland or in the eternal battleground? Also, its not impossible to level up in WvW and is arguably faster when doing events in a group.
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Once you get to 35, run Ascalonian Catacombs every time you can. It's basically a level for each run.

After you've gotten your first character to 35, power-level all your characters by leveling cooking. It's the cheapest skill to level and gets you 10 levels for maxing it. Then all you have to do is work until 25, spam cooking, and spam AC.

Thanks... smile.gif!
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Once you get to 35, run Ascalonian Catacombs every time you can. It's basically a level for each run.

After you've gotten your first character to 35, power-level all your characters by leveling cooking. It's the cheapest skill to level and gets you 10 levels for maxing it. Then all you have to do is work until 25, spam cooking, and spam AC.

I'd definitely argue that doing hearts and events are faster. Especially since you usually won't know your group for low-level dungeons, they can take way too long. You also get to a see a lot more of the world compared to just running the same dungeon.

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Also, its not impossible to level up in WvW and is arguably faster when doing events in a group.
Totally depends on your group. Both who is in the group and what the group is doing.

Fighting other zergs? If you can stay alive(which will be difficult with an upleveled and no gear,) nice exp.
Taking keeps? Depends how quick you are. Especially with the recent siege upgrades, it takes a long time but lots of exp from the event.
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I'd say that its level dependent, some areas for levels like 60-75 kind of suck to get around and level up with. Thankfully you can backtrack to complete the lower level areas and still be okay.
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Yeah, I'm not thrilled about just doing hearts for a lot of my XP, but... whatever I need to do to level is what I'll be doing. Anywhere I can find a tradeskill guide/etc. for the "best" way to skill things up, or is it obvious in-game? And, does the XP scale to your level... i.e. would I be better off cooking from 70-80 instead of 25-35, or does it not work that way wink.gif?
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Gw2crafts.net it has the total costs for the fastest or the cheapest methods to level up your professions.

Yeah , the experience gain scales with your level so you're better off doing it at higher levels. Although for 70 to 80 I'd just run the dungeon citadel of flame
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Leveling up crafting always gives you 10 levels whether to start at level 15 or level 70. Crafting from level 1 will get you 14 levels. So you'll be level 15 when you finish.



Another thing i would suggest is using the cheapest food and a potion, crystal, oil, or stone. You can have two buffs up at a time and each one gives at least an extra %10 exp boost. So with your two buffs you have +20% exp. If your short on cash feel free to check our guild bank for food we usually have alot of low level food in there. If your not in our guild feel free to send me your in-game name to me [send it to thelamacmdr if its after tuesday since I'll be out of town for a couple of days(the weird guy in the post above this one)] in a pm and we'll invite you to the OCN guild.

P.S. We also have a Noob Fund going to help people gear up when they hit 80.( By fund I mean we will give you some gold or craft you some gear to get you started running dungeons)
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