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I believe 75 is the sweetest level in the game for quite a long time now for a plethora of reasons:
partially due to scaling, all World Instances / Raids are now unlocked with the exception of TotDT (105) and AoM (115)
as most Virtues are available to have at Ranks 18-20, their contributions are the most significant at this level (reducing the 'need' for Essence equipment for T2)
it is the first time all classes have armour sets for all their specializations
it is also a very popular cap with many players capped here and its content is being regularly run
It should come as no surprise that some Turtles have decided (or seriously contemplating) leaving alts at 75: Dolgubund (Guardian), Hunfri (Minstrel) and Jimhaden (Champion) come to mind.
Due to the amount of content and taking both the summer absences and class revamps (re-learning) into account, I did not post a level raise for the 3rd quarter. I think that September will probably be the best time to mop up some of the challenges that we haven't gotten around to complete yet (RoF, Draigoch and maybe another ToO for laughs/pictures with full group).
Last but not least I firmly believe this is the last 'station' on any level-restricted group's journey where recruitment is still 'big'. My experience tells me that once you get past this mark, you are hardly considered a low-level group anymore. Apart from the story, 85/95 hardly offers anything most of us haven't done before (due to scaling). The latter cap at which Valar upgrade is an option to those that want to join us at a later stage. This might, of course, change as the game progresses over the coming years and more levels are added.
tl;drI would suggest raising to 80 no earlier than the last quarter (1st of October) but am happy to push it out to the start of next year (1st of Jan) depending on your preferences and business.
Agree with both posts above. My additional two cents are that a raise above 75 would be more meaningful if it were to follow completion of a challenge (Draigoch/RoF T2/other) than being arbitrarily assigned a date.
Yup plenty to do and agree... apart from story not much else to look forward to until cap. Well unless you include filling armour with essences content.
Still the story is good, and hopefully there will still be interest in experiencing that together.
Perhaps in the not to distant future we will see a few groups....
Terrapins - Bera's level Static - 75 4ever Story - 75-Cap storyline Cap
I havent experienced many (any) of the raids above 75... so would like to experience them with this group if at all possible.. wether thats in an appropriate level group.. or 115/120 group for shits and giggles.
also happy to stay at 75 for a while, Lir may be another that stays there forever, if we do boost to 80 come autumn my champ Faerliriel may be better placed to join the turtles on the plains of Rohan. The storyline would be good to go through with y'all but i'd fear it wont be enough to maintain interest on a week by week basis not unless we really step up the RP...we will see no need to decide now.
I like the idea of having 2/3 groups active at the same time Jim, with Nod though Mordor (at some point) i quite like the idea of us forming a cap group possibly in alliance with other players - the Galapagos tortoises?
I saw someone recruiting a slowtro group at level 6 last night which almost tempted me =) but it'd be nice to see the terrapins become semi-regular with the aim of getting to Carn Dum eventually?
Level 75 - Great River, Vol. III Bk7
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Angmarian eve was very nice, thanks all! :)
sorry guys client crash thanks for run and bye =)