Hi. Just started TOS 2 days ago. Made a level 1 char, killed a few monsters, died to a mob. Exit and made a 440 character. Jumped him to 450 from cards. History: Ragnarok Online 2004, Diablo 2 2005, Tibia 2006-2011 (on/off). Ragnarok Online 2008. HON/Dota 2 2010-2015. 2020-Present: FFXIV, checked out WoW, Lost Ark.
Ok. I’m pretty good at games, it’s not my first rodeo. Anyways, I did some MSQ (Orsha) after 450. I got to 80% of a level, then I asked someone if I should be using the EXP cards if all my classes are maxed. They said yes, no point of holding onto them. So I used my EXP cards, jumped up to 455. I made it to an area that had like 464 recommended level. I had to kill a demon’s tent while groups of demons were attacking me.
It’s a wall for me. That’s fine, I need to level before I continue, I’m “underleveled” anyways. Ok here’s where the issue is for a new player.
I never got a single level from killing monsters. They were all from EXP cards. On top of that, I have looked around for an “EXP to next level” indicator. Eventually I found the EXP bar that is under your hotkeys. I don’t remember if it shows you exp remaining if you highlight it… But I also don’t think monsters show the amount of EXP they give you. I remember seeing loot messages in my chatbox.
So that being said: As a new player who isn’t a complete noob at games, I literally have no idea what I’m supposed to do. Am I supposed to go around and kill mobs? Am I supposed to P2W? Someone in chat told me to do a challenge dungeon. I remembered seeing them on the map on my way, they were indicated on the map with a target symbol. I went back like 2-3 maps and couldn’t find them. I went to town, there were level 460 challenge dungeon warps. None for 450 as far as where I looked.
So yeah… I literally don’t understand the system yet. Is this one where you grind on random mobs for levels? Or is this a quest hand in MMO (like all the current, bad mmos)? Or is this a “grind dungeons for EXP cards” MMO?
Games usually provide the solution nearby when you hit a wall. They could send you a notification that says “having trouble clearing a quest? Try leveling on some random monsters”. Then you know what to do. Or it could tell you to go do a dungeon or whatever. Or it could tell you to get new gear.
This game doesn’t tell you anything. So yeah, there’s significant room for improvement if you’re giving everyone level 400+ skips you can’t assume they understand the system. Kudos on the music in the game, it’s the best feature so far.
The second major issue is even coming on this forum, you’ve got the be absolutely nuts to ask us to sign in with Facebook/Gmail. I signed in on my regular account just to see, and it did in fact use my real name. That’s nuts. No one wants to make a second gmail account if they don’t already have one to post on the forums.