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#1 Jan 01 2004 at 7:21 PM Rating: Default
Maybe I missed somewhere obvious where this is posted (not at all unlikely!) but I have heard quite the variety on this subject.

I was told yesturday, for example, that at around level 47 (which I am) you will get about one gold bubble of experience for a completed LDoN run. Today, however, I heard the astonishing comment from an old friend that you get a fulllevel of experience up until about 50, and will always get a full AA point per run. He also said that he made 60% of level 53 on one run.

That rate is kind of amazing to me (I haven't played this game well over a year, so a lot of things have surprised my lately) so I was wondering if I could get a more accurate oppinion from the rest of you out there. Who is more right? Any comments would be appreciated (I am currently debating whether or not this expansion is worth $30, which is why I ask rather than seeing for myself). Thank you very much!

~Ist of Tallon Zek
#2 Jan 01 2004 at 8:07 PM Rating: Decent
It is true at 47 you get about a whole gold bub but that one whole level at 50 is bull ****. I only get 3/5 a level on my 38 monk.
#3 Jan 01 2004 at 8:54 PM Rating: Good
I got 4.5 golds on a 43 druid once, but that was an awesome group, a full clear, and all the chests and stuff too. and a 3 man group for that matter lol
#4 Jan 02 2004 at 12:24 AM Rating: Default
Ummmm, full level?!? Nope. Your friend was yanking your chain. I get between 1 and 2 with my 55 pally, for a win, PLUS the extra 1/2 hour granted at the end.
#5 Jan 02 2004 at 12:26 AM Rating: Decent
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Sorry, thought I was logged in. :)
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#6 Jan 02 2004 at 3:58 AM Rating: Good
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A level 58 cleric alt of a friend who's been coming on our level 65 high-risk adventures gets around 20 percent of her level per adventure or so.
#7 Jan 02 2004 at 10:34 AM Rating: Decent
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I have 2 characters in the low to mid 40's along with a bunch more in their 20's and 30's. I personally have noticed that while LDON exp is quite high for the amount of time, at the higher levels it is only about 20% (little higher for hard) compared to 60% to 100% in your 20's. In a good group, I find that a 20's character can level twice in 3 LDON adventures on average but it is more like 1/4 in the 30s. Still think LDON is a great exp and well worth the money - biggest change for new LDON players is time management and not being able to sit after every mob to med, etc.
#8 Jan 02 2004 at 12:28 PM Rating: Default
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I can only speak about level 65 experience, and in that case LDoN is very rarely 'good' exp for the time invested. The few times where it is, it's because of extremely high dps in groups on High Risk adventures because of charmed pets (MM mummies hasted with dual wield dish out an insane amount of damage) that aren't as readily available in elemental zones.

The main benefit to LDoN is that you can gain xp while getting slow but guaranteed loot through adventure points (as well as upgrading your Adventurer's Charm). If you don't need any of the items you can get through point upgrades but you do need experience / AA, then you'd be better off focusing on pure xp grinding in other zones.
Drolgin Steingrinder, Paladin of Cestus Dei, Veeshan
#9 Jan 02 2004 at 4:18 PM Rating: Decent
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i have done LDoN at many levels with main and alts i have cleared a LDoN 3 times that i have recorded.

Best xp <i.e from clearing a LDon totally>

lvl 28 cleric < 85% >

Lvl 37 chanter <90% on hard level with 3 Named and 2 chest giving xp and every hidden victim awakened>

lvl 56 pally < 36% >

with my pally i very rarely get more than 10% from normal adventures if we just go for win

i do not believe that you can get a full level from a LDoN even at lvl 20, and at lvl 20 why bother just go to PC and get 4 lvls in the same 2 hours.
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#10 Jan 03 2004 at 10:34 AM Rating: Decent
At level 57 I generally get 2 blue bubs of exp when completing an LDoN. It's not planes exp, but it's consistant and I make about 200pp on average and get an occasional aug or drop.

I enjoy the frenetic pace as well!
Baron Zelgartz TheWanderer
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#11 Jan 05 2004 at 11:55 AM Rating: Decent
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Update of my previous post - after replying on Friday, I was curious about this subject and did 3 LDONs with my 30 chanter who was 2/3 to 31 and 6 LDONS with my 43 (1/2) Pally.
The chanter went to just over 32 with a great group (cleared LDON in less than 1 hour each time, one time hard). The pally ended up a couple kills short of 45 but we had a failure (missed collect by 1 minute after several wipe outs and LDs) and 3 adv. where group left immediately after success to get a new one instead of staying to finish rest of dugeon. This seems to confirm the previous posts at least at these levels.
#12 Jan 06 2004 at 11:33 AM Rating: Default
Just to update, I went ahead an bought it, just because the *entire* server was and is still grouping there instead of anywhere else in the world, and I'm not fond of soloing.

As a 47 chanter, and now a 48 chanter, I got, very consistantly, just over 1 yellow and 1 blue per run. Sometimes we finished off the dungeons, sometimes we didn't, but this seemed to be about what I got regardless. (So about 4 runs per level, not bad).

Whether that's spectacular or not, I don't know, but I'm having fun. Thanks for the advice!
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