Today my semester is finally over now that I have finished my last final!Â It felt a bit sluggish here towards the end but overall I think I did very well in my classes (I believe A’s across the board).Â Winter break is here and that means I have about 7 weeks to relax – woot! Â To top off the end of a great day, Mark Jacobs gave a quick update which includes a very welcomed surprise.Â The beginning of the message was the usual about fixing crashes and performance, so I’ll skip to the good stuff:
“And now for some more holiday cheer! Starting today we are going to be speeding up the leveling curve in WAR for a few weeks. Weâ€™re going to increase the rest experience multiplier bonus in a hotfix today as well as reducing the time that it takes you to earn rested xp while logged out of the game, especially in Tiers 3 and 4. This will result in playersâ€™ time to level being approximately 10% faster in Tier 2 and 20% faster in Tiers 3 and 4. We hope you enjoy the changes and have a great holiday season as you speed through the tiers faster than ever before!”
I’ve been really dying on my Shaman lately.Â He’s level 36.5 and I just can’t bring myself to level him to 40 given how tedious it feels to do, well, anything.Â Even if I spec damage on him he takes easily 3-4x longer to kill something than most classes.Â In RvR, which is without a doubt more fun, I spend easily 4x more time to level.Â Â The Shaman crawl has pushed me towards a Squig Herder alt who just annihilates all he comes up against in PvE and does decent in RvR.Â My Squiggy is level 10 now but I’ve been really fretting over how long it will take to do the content that I have done a dozen times.Â I’m honestly not a fan of WAR PvE *shrug* I liked DAOC’s PvE more.Â Â Since it will be easier to level him, I’m going to use this time wisely and push him into T4 asap and eventually make him my main.