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#1 InfernoUk

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 05:37 PM

hey guys

I hear in GW2 you can level from 1-80 100% crafting?

I just wondered how viable this is and time it takes for a brand new player.

I hate levelling in these games so just want to get there as fast as possible so wanted some more info!

Thanks guys

#2 Sheepski

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 05:45 PM

There are 8 crafting disciplines, with each giving around 10 levels of experience. So yes it's most definitely possible.

However, to do this quickly and efficiently, it will require around 8 gold per crafting discipline at recent prices. So unless you have another main who has the money, or a character to go collect/farm the materials, it's not a good idea, for a first character.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 05:56 PM

Making food with cooking and potions with artificer is very cheap, and keeping those buffs active also gives a total 20% bonus XP on monster kills. For a new player I can recommend those to use while you level to supplement your XP. Also follow the personal story, the XP gains there are very high for the time spent.

#4 InfernoUk

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 06:04 PM

can i buy the items needed for the 10 levels of 8 professions? or would i need to farm them / they cost to much

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 06:05 PM

Is it possible? Yes
Is it Easy? Depends.

It can take anywhere from 1-2 hours per crafting profession to get them to lvl 400, depending on your grasp of the mechanics. Plus if you're buying mats, it can take a while to purchase everything that is needed.

Obviously, this is alot less time then normal leveling, but will also cost you on average, imo, 7 gold per profession. Maybe 8. Artificer, cooking, and jewelry can be done cheap, where as the armor and other weapon professions take alot of fine mats and raw materials.

View PostInfernoUk, on 11 December 2012 - 06:04 PM, said:

can i buy the items needed for the 10 levels of 8 professions? or would i need to farm them / they cost to much

You can farm, but it would be more economical to farm gold and buy the mats.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 06:11 PM

You sure can, though the cost of doing so would be out of reach for anyone who's just started the game. Recently I levelled a character 50 levels with crafting, for 5 crafts, so it's definitely possible, 8 of them would be 80. It really is just the cost, it doesn't take long, if you prepare and find a guide for them in advance you would probably take approx. 30 mins each craft (You can do artificing in under 10 minutes.)

#7 InfernoUk

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 06:25 PM

so its not an option to me as a new player with no gold then. quest grinding it is!

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 06:34 PM

View PostInfernoUk, on 11 December 2012 - 06:25 PM, said:

so its not an option to me as a new player with no gold then. quest grinding it is!

Well you don't really have to "grind" quests - especially not, since there are no quests. Levelling in GW2 is really easy. You can complete maps 100% then you always get nice additional experience. You can also do the daily achievements to get another nice experience bonus every day. You can do your personal story to get another good amount of experience and if you are good enough you can go to dungeons (explorer mode) starting at level 35. It might be tough at that level for a new player but with dungeon runs you can level up fast. And last but not least there is a ton of events to do, they give you some extra money, nice experience and also karma.

Also make sure you take gathering tools with you, then you get your first materials. With those you might even be able to start crafting a bit.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 06:36 PM

View PostInfernoUk, on 11 December 2012 - 05:37 PM, said:

hey guys

I hear in GW2 you can level from 1-80 100% crafting?

I just wondered how viable this is and time it takes for a brand new player.

I hate levelling in these games so just want to get there as fast as possible so wanted some more info!

Thanks guys
  • For new players it's impossible.

  • For existent players it's very possible and it is the fastest way to level. Takes around 30 minutes per crafting profession, so would take 4h to go from 1-80 with crafting.

  • Why would you skip levelling? At the moment there isn't much else to do at max level that you can't do at lower levels.

Edited by Gilles VI, 11 December 2012 - 06:36 PM.


#10 hellcast_pdr

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 06:39 PM

It isn't that hard to level up your character. The game is huge and why you don't want to explore it (mostly done by lvlving) and jump to the final areas (which aren't the most beutiful) with your first character is beyond me. Still in  your second and third character you can try some different storyline options. with atls you can lvl till it starts getting boring, around lvl 30 when you have all skills, and then level some crafts to finish him off, it gets cheaper this way.

What im trying to say is, you bought the game, it wasn't cheap, so make to most out of it instead of rushing. if you rush it you might get disapointed.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 07:49 PM

For characters #4 and #5, it's probably feasible as long as you collect/gather as much as possible while playing and leveling through the game on #1-#3. But for character #1 or every character on your account? You'll spend a lot on gems to get the gold to buy the mats.

Just play the game, man. Leveling isn't as frustrating in this game as it is in most MMOs. PvE is very very rewarding and will keep you moving quickly.

#12 InfernoUk

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 09:53 PM

hey guys, yea i get that i should see the game but i hate PvE so just want the max level advantages for WvW in terms of skills, traits and gear. I could care less about the story and scenery.

Thanks for the help though, running in a zery in WvW got me a fair few levels and wasnt that boring

#13 Thaddeuz

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 10:16 PM

I found that the best way to Leveling, exept the crafting, is low Level Dungeon. If you focus on leveling you wanna skip as much as you can wich give you about 20mins per run for AC and CM. You get almost 1 level per run for about 2-3 level/hours.

#14 Fernling306

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 10:29 PM

Don't forget that you can spend $10 and convert the gems to over 10gish. Thats like $1 a level, not too bad at all.




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