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#1 Aug 22 2016 at 12:00 AM Rating: Decent
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When and why? I see that I can safely take out worms/leeches at mid to upper 40s... maybe sooner? What I am wondering is do you get some kind of a bonus there? I have seen a lot of people talking about leveling there but haven't seen why.

I have also seen something about Letting someone leech off you for exp... even at very low levels.I think they where talking about Adoulin for htis. When and where is that possible?

Edited, Aug 22nd 2016 2:04am by Rochetm
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#2 Aug 22 2016 at 12:38 AM Rating: Decent
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Alas, the double EXP campaign is about to end... but it will improve your results if you can get to the end of chapter 2 of Rhapsodies before you do any serious level grinding, cuz all of that will get you some huge EXP boosts.

Leeching works in there right from level 1. There is no level 30 requirement to enter like Abyssea has.

Woulda helped you with that if you were still on Lakshmi!
#3 Aug 22 2016 at 7:56 AM Rating: Decent
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Got kind of lonely on Lakshimi. People are everywhere on Asura(1200-1500 online most of the time) I actually have to worry about spots being camped. I only plan on taking one job to 99 to start and then doing the story stuff before any major grinding starts. Just messing around I have gotten Mnk and Thf to 50, other jobs 20-30. While waiting for my wife to play because she has been busy.

Is there something special about Zi'tah that makes leveling there so good? I have seen videos of people getting massive amounts of exp for kills but I wasn't sure if that was a RoV key item thing or just what Escha ZI'Tah does...



Edited, Aug 22nd 2016 9:58am by Rochetm
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#4 Aug 22 2016 at 8:21 AM Rating: Excellent
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Exp is mostly tied to the Rhapsodies key items as it is noticeable for a newer account vs one that have up to chapter 2 or 3 key items.

What makes Zitah popular is the cleaving camps, Puks and Dragons, Bugards and Efts, or Monkeys and Apes are the most popular camps. BST and BLU are the most popular cleavers with BST using the grasshopper pet aoe move to kill all mobs in one ready move and BLU has aoe magic spells that can petrify, terror, and stun mobs until they die.
#5 Aug 22 2016 at 9:43 AM Rating: Decent
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Got kind of lonely on Lakshimi. People are everywhere on Asura(1200-1500 online most of the time) I actually have to worry about spots being camped.


Lower population is preferable to me. I shudder to think at what Ambuscade queues might be like on that server ;;

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Is there something special about Zi'tah that makes leveling there so good? I have seen videos of people getting massive amounts of exp for kills but I wasn't sure if that was a RoV key item thing or just what Escha ZI'Tah does...


Escha has high level mobs (the only places where you will find comparatively leveled mobs are in Adoulin areas) + a vorseal system that acts sorta like the abyssite/atma system in Abyssea but to a lesser extent. (In actuality, the devs have made it clear by now that they somewhat regret how they executed Abyssea because players were able to become a little TOO strong inside there, which made future non-Abyssea content difficult to both balance and to make people actually want to play it with their comparatively-depowered players.)

Still, with some work you can still be significantly stronger in Escha than you can be outside it, and those benefits extend to your trusts as well.

The massive amounts you're seeing (particularly if it's over 10k EXP per kill) are as a result of Rhapsodies key items, and possibly a double EXP campaign (which just ended)

Edited, Aug 22nd 2016 11:44am by Fynlar
#6 Aug 22 2016 at 2:01 PM Rating: Good
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Rochetm wrote:
When and why? I see that I can safely take out worms/leeches at mid to upper 40s... maybe sooner? What I am wondering is do you get some kind of a bonus there? I have seen a lot of people talking about leveling there but haven't seen why.

I have also seen something about Letting someone leech off you for exp... even at very low levels.I think they where talking about Adoulin for htis. When and where is that possible?

Edited, Aug 22nd 2016 2:04am by Rochetm


I was recently playing around leveling a mule and was working out how effective escha is for leveling. As some people have mentioned, there are vorseals that add various bonuses to you and your NPCs while in escha. Most of these are earned by progressing through the RoV storyline, as well as other missions and content inside escha zones. What I didn't see mentioned above is also that there is a currency (silt) specific to these zones. Like curor or campaign or conquest points, you build silt up primarily by earning exp in escha areas.

From my experience, Escha Zi'Tah offers a few nice things for lower level exp:
--One stop shopping from 40s on up; if a camp is running dry, head a bit deeper in for harder mobs
--Vorseals for buffs (contingent on content you've done)
--A head start on building silt
--Minimal travel to get there

The domain invasion content, while far too difficult for non-99 jobs, would still be an option for gaining some nice vorseals, assuming that you knew other players were effectively fighting and on-track to win. In that case, you could hop in and get the win/vorseal.

This comes at the price of no FoV/GoV bonuses, so take that for what its worth.
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#7 Aug 22 2016 at 7:35 PM Rating: Decent
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Another nice thing: It has faster mob respawns, which is something they started to do ever since Adoulin. I think the respawns in there are even faster than in Adoulin areas, though.

Also, regarding the Domain Invasion thing, all you have to do to get credit for the win is to show up and enter the designated "circle" for the fight. Even if you do absolutely nothing (or just get killed by one of the dragon's random AoEs), you still will get credit.

Edited, Aug 22nd 2016 9:40pm by Fynlar
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