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Completely free to play character

Eolan
Eolan Member Posts: 19

so I'm planning on starting a new character where I start from complete scratch, no retirement credits and no RL money spent(so no credit package, lesson packages or membership) I want to see how the True noob experience is. With that said, I would greatly appreciate any help on picking a class that will be best for this endeavor. PVE will me my main focus as I will be required to farm IG gold to purchase any credits. I'm open to all classes, all specs, cities, etc.

Im positive my credit accumulation will be near nil at the start so transing my main skills will likely take time. As ill only be getting bound credits from leveling up.

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  • Argwin
    Argwin Member Posts: 108 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished

    Two Handed Runewarden is the usual answer for best unartied hunting. Requires a bit of lessons in Runelore to get hunting runes and runicarmour depending on how self-sufficient you plan on being, but otherwise you can make a lot of headway without being tri-trans.


    Also, don't forget about renown for credits to buy arties and lessons. It's still really slow, but once you can survive mirror tower you have an easy 10 to 20 credits a day.

    Eolan
  • Cooper
    Cooper Member Posts: 5,783 @@ - Legendary Achaean

    Have you played recently - in the last year or so?


    They introduced a system that lets players earn up to 20 bound credits per real life day. It is a struggle to get to the 20 credits as a new character or player if you do it alone - but with a city you can join stronger people and earn the credits much easier.


    You can go just about any class you'd like for PVE - they also recently rebalanced PVE between classes and there aren't as many "bad" PVE classes as before.


    Any knight class and specialisation will do just fine. Paladin in Targossas, Runewarden in any city, Infernal in Mhaldor. Knight is also great in just about any PK situation as well!


    Eolan
  • Eolan
    Eolan Member Posts: 19
    edited May 13

    Didn't even know renown was a thing! That sounds like a great addition to help out new players. Is it gated behind a certain level? Or can I start earning credits via renown as soon as I get out of newbie area?

    @Cooper @Argwin

  • Asenatha
    Asenatha Member Posts: 1

    Or can I start earning credits via renown as soon as I get out of newbie area?

    You'll actually probably hit your renown cap (2000 a day, or 20 credits) before you even hit level 10, because all of the newbie tasks and initial quests reward 50-100 renown each. It's a little overwhelming, but just roll with it!

    Eolan
  • Argwin
    Argwin Member Posts: 108 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    edited May 13

    Quests reward renown based on your level and the difficulty of the quest, and every newbie task gives renown. I just started an alt recently and got 20 credits (max per rl day) just doing newbie tasks.

    Also, ADVENTURE LIST lists all or the renown tasks.

    Eolan
  • Accipiter
    Accipiter Member Posts: 738 ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    edited May 14

    You only need about 600 credits to get all the essential skills, with renown that is a month or so of heavy grinding.

    There is a pretty huge gap to get to high level artefacts, and talismans will be mostly out of reach, but reasonable levels of PvP (especially group based which is what a lot of combat is nowadays) is well within reach.

    I would recommend looking at classes with innate travel abilities just because travel is one of the first things people by an artefact to avoid.

  • Shecks
    Shecks Member Posts: 1,007 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    edited May 14


    You can pretty easily earn a lot more than 20cr per day by the way - that's purely just from Renown. You still having bashing, shops, voyages, Market, CFS, talismans, etc. There are plenty of events where you can win credits too, including artisanal contests, ship races, championship games, etc.

    Achaean economy / market works a lot like a simplified version of real-life. It takes money to make money, and you can make a pretty ridiculous amount of money in-game if you have a good understanding of finance concepts like assets, risk, liquidity, etc.

    IMO it's not a big challenge to play completely for free, but you should probably accept that it could take years of hard work to be a serious threat in PVP without some artefact investments. You can be PvP active of course, with a very low (free) budget, but I wouldn't expect to be winning any tournaments or joining Mark.

    Accipiter
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