So you’re starting from scratch? Then try to find a good guide, there are some that are not that outdated on this forum or you can join the Discord server and get good info there. Currently, there is an event called “popo boost” that could help you getting a high level character quickly. Basically what you do is:
- start a new character
- click on the “popo boost” icon to the right
- your character will be instantly made level 480 and teleported in Orsha next to Inesa Hamondale to start episode 14-1 quest with all main quest up to episode 13 automatically cleared (except a few side missions and bugged subquests)
- you will get a popo boost box with +10 level 480 equipment and some accessories to fill most of equipment slots
- a list of missions and gear score milestones will appear and each time you complete a task or reach a milestone you will get more rewards
This event is great, but is a double edged sword since you will probably not understand half of the stuff about it. Plus it doesn’t provide the mats (blessed shards) to upgrade the equipment it feeds you, leaving players confused about how to progress with that equipment. What this means is that the event is mostly targeted for players who already have a main character and enough mats to start equiping an alt. However the early rewards will benefit your whole team and you should not skip them. So my advice is to use the event to make a character, claim whatever the game throws at you which you can either register in the equipment manager or put in team storage and then start your main and play normally. With the main character, you will simply follow the main quest from episode 1, claiming every episode reward, and progress linearly till the end when you can use the stuff you got from the event.
Whatever path you take, it will be hard to complete the final chapter, as mobs hit like trucks and have so many hps it will take forever to kill them with a “fresh” high level character. As the messages that will pop up will say, you probably need to organize a party to kill stuff in the higher maps. Unfortunately the last quests are bugged in party mode and have to be done solo, which is a big hindrance for new players.