This question is more focused on the Solo Content that gives you Archstones or Archstone Fragments (because almost everything works around them now).
I was wondering if, as a new/returning player, your only option after leveling to 450+ and upgrading your Savinose EP12-1 Gear, was to just farm Silver and CM/Singularity/Automatch Content spam to get better Gear, or if there was a way to accelerate this. Then I remembered the Solo Content that have a chance to give you Archstones or Archstone Fragments, like Moringponia Legend Solo and Tel Harsha.
Normally the new/returning players at this level don’t do this content because it’s really hard and other people usually say that you should do them when you have good gear, but the minimun to at least try it isn’t very clear, since almost everyone that does this Solo Content (including myself), started doing them with better Gear. What I don’t like about this is that it leaves New Players without a challenge to try to overcome and just farm Silver until you get better Gear to farm Silver faster, and that makes this game a lot less appealing to them.
So, some time ago I asked myself the question in the tittle of this topic, and tried to do Moringponia Legend Solo Stage 4 (because it has a chance to give you an Archstone, and also Moth Talc Powder), and Tel Harsha Stage 7 (because if you can do Moring Stage 4, you can 100% do Tel Harsha 7 with enough practice, and at Stage 7 you have the best chance to get Archstone Fragments), with the least Gear investment I could.
I tried it with a Chaplain (any “non-meta/mandatory” Class would do, I chose Chaplain because I like them), with Attributs lv 100, the mandatory ARTs, no Enhance ARTs, Savinose EP12-1 Gear, Wonderous Ichors, Event Ark, Drakonas Accessories and a Boruta Seal, and didn’t go too well. So I changed the Wonderous Ichors for Goddess Ichors and a Lv 3 Seal, and it went better.
You can see the Equipment I used at the end of each video.
This result was bittersweet, because a Lv3 Seal and Goddess Ichors are really expensive, specially when you’re starting, so it’s a lot of investment still. But is the least I could do with that Class. It was really fun!
Do you think this “Gear Requirement” for this Solo Content can be lowered with other Classes? Or maybe, instead of a Lv3 Boruta and Goddess Ichors, a full Set of Glacia Armor (for the Raid damage Bonus) could be better? That’s a lot of investment too, to leave it at least T8, +11, and with Balinta. What do you think?
When do you think it’s safe to say to a New/Returning player “now you have the Gear to start trying this Content”?