A tank that already knows the zone is going to be able to pull zones up to 50% faster than a new one learning the ropes.When you find a good tank make sure to put them on your friends list and keep in contact with them if they’re around your level.This helps a TON with questing; especially if its your first time through the game and you don’t know where everything is.1B.
Killing a mob in two minutes, which costs 40% of your HP and 80% of mana? Yes, it can be risky because if the shit hits the fan you can die, which can set you back.
But if you can xp 2x as fast while you’re doing it, even if you die sometimes it’s going to be better than the slow-n-steady approach.
PREPARATION There are three tools that help a *ton* with leveling, and everyone should really get them: EQ2 Maps: EQ2Interface : EQ2MAP – Auto Updating Version [Official] : EQ2MAP – Auto Updating Version [Official] Most zones in this game do not have ingame maps attached to them, so you really need to download this to get player-made maps to show up in your map window.
EQ2Wiki: Main Page – EQ2i This is the best source on the internet to find out info about quests, zones, on mobs.
Both come packed with the “Thor Information Center” which contains a lot of useful information for leveling.
But more importantly, they both add a button in your quest journal that you can click and it brings up Allakazam/EQ2i in your ingame browser to whichever quest you’re currently on.
Number one being complete most of the solo quest lines.
Number two being to clear at least every heroic zone once to snag all the bonus named/disco XP and AA.1A.
GENERAL LEVELING ADVICEIn my opinion, the best way to level in EQ2 is by solo questing, solo questing, solo questing.
If you get a really good grind group going with full vitality, heroic xp *can* outstrip solo xp, however its often a total crapshoot how good of a group you get.
Ever Quest 2 Leveling 1 to 80 Guide by Mezelline Howdy =)One of the most common types of questions I see on the boards are “where can I go get good xp at such-and-such level?