You see the light at the end of the tunnel!....no..its just a freight train comin your waaaaaaaaay (Metalica). Nows a good time to take a break from the leveling grind and head to finish some of those tier 3 resources. Each quest gives 3.5 bulbs a piece..and a decent amount of coin on the trader (until your Nazi Guild officer finds out your lev 70 and makes you harvest for the “good of the guild”…bah!). After that its off to Kheshata. Recall back to Old Tarantia and head to Khemi, On your way through Khemi to the docks pick up a quest from Tali. Once at the docks you can zone right to Kheshata.
Once in Kheshata you are immediately greeted by quest givers. The First “twinkle” wants you to go back to Atzels….GAH!!!!!!! Load up on quests (that don’t require you to go to Atzels). There is a main quest guy in the hills nearby, make sure you get him. Load up at the Wanted board there as well. Doing all the quests from the first quest area will get you to 71.
Key Strategy: There is a Bind Spot at Thot-Amons Castle. Just behind the Apprentice Quarters instance enterance on the third level. make sure your grab it.
Key strategy: There are Insect Sentry Bosses scattered throughout the zone. Watch out for them.! They hit HARD, don’t try them solo.
After that its time to head to Thot Amons Castle (The one with the big swirly clouds). Plenty of quests in and around in the village at the castle base. One is to kill sentries. Don’t do it unless you have a partner. In fact, Kheshata matches Atzels in its suckiness. Mobs in general over 70 are really beefed up. My suggestion, find a partner.
Level 70-80 Quest NPCs
Zone Entry Thot-Amon Castle Western Slums
Ipex Tuktopet Zane
Mizra Suffi Serafis Sadaq
Kayleigh OFili Kaled Khakhte
Viltren Al'mackra Nawal the tanner Captain Nekqator
Nadir Wanted Posters Rasmenes
Wanted Posters Nephturi
The biggest Issue with this zone. Not nearly enough solo quest XP. I even went back to Atzels to look for more quests, there are some, but not enough to warrant the travel. Every level from 73 on gives you a few new quests, but gain enough quests to get through about half the level. My suggestion, is if you have friends (and you should!!) , head to the frozen city instance in Atzels then the Scorpion caves in Kheshata, then run Onyx. If you an extreme introvert start your day grinding 2 or 3 Villas, then finish off the level with questing in Kheshata, rinse and repeat. It’s a long slog from 73 to 80 this way.
Key Merchant: Venes Venele is a merchant in the western slums on the west side of Thot-amons castle. She sells a 48 slot Bag of enlightenment for 80 gold. Honestly I dont think its all that important. Give me 48 extra resource slots and thats worth 80G. She also sells a Custom Made saddle for 150g. Not sure if that makes you faster.
Key grinding Spots:
The base of atzels fortress is a great grinding spot for levels 72-76,
Death Camp grinds are good for players from level 75+.
Demons in Poitain are good grinding for levels 79-80
Villas are solid grinding to all levels (however, the surgeon general has it listed as a leading cause of Herpes.)
Well that’s it, you ding 80…the heavens open up, heavenly trumpets sound and now you are officially Uber. The biggest issue for AoC is that the first 20 levels are the best, and the last 20 are the worst. It’ll get better as Funcom adds more quests , but it will take time.
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