My friends and I are having a lot of fun on Phinigel server. We struggled getting from 1-4 which took entirely too long, but now we really found our stride once we went to Crushbone around level 5. We shot up in levels thanks to Crushbone’s high ZEM (zone experience modifier). Now we are quickly approaching level 10 thanks to not only great hunting experience but the quest turn-ins of Crushbone Belts and Legionnaire Shoulderpads.
As a Gnome Necromancer I had to get to dubious with the Dwarves of Kaladim before I could enter and turn in belts. As soon as that happened I gained almost an entire level from the turn-ins.
Cayden from the picture above decided to make a Paladin and burst leveled him up a bit with turn-ins as well. That makes our ‘regular’ group a Necro, Druid, Paladin, and Rogue. Pretty awesome setup if we can mix in another heals and enchanter, which we did today in Crushbone at the North Wall (see image above).
Pet aggro is much more manageable now. I wrote how mitigation and aggro were jacked up, but the aggro issue seems to only be with level 1 pets. The level 4 pet was fine for aggro, and the level 8 pet too. Grouping is no big deal. Pet still does good damage. The pet’s ability to tank, however, is awful. Looks like I’ll be fear kiting and/or grouping my entire way up rather than letting the pet just tank and me dot the mobs.
Overall we’re having a very good time laughing and socializing while we make our way through the levels. We also noted that there seem to be a lot more potions on this server. That’s no shock given Krono will be much less of a commodity on Phinny.