For the first month of AoC I've been going through testing the
different classes, finding which one suits me. So needless to
say I've gone thru Tortage many many times. For those who want a
leg up, or just want to level quickly, I hope this info helps
out some. Just for reference I've gone from 1-10 in a little
over an hour, level 15 in under 4 hours, and made it out of
Tortage in about 8 hours at level 20 (still needing to do a few
Okay so you've started a new character. First part is basic, go
through killing everything on your way to rescue and
subsequently take Casilda to the gate leading to Tortage. Once
you hit the gate you should be about 3/4 thru level 5 (give or
take a bit).
After going thru the gate, head down the path and hang a left,
there's a group of 3 panthers here. Kill them a few times until
you hit level 6. At this point Turach the Blacksmith will have a
quest available, which is why I grind on the panthers til 6. Go
talk to Laranga, the gate guard, who will not only send you to
Turach for your shackles, but will also have 2 other quests
available. Grab them, talk to Turach about your shackles, and
get the quest from him to retrieve his ore shipment.
Go get the 3 stones he needs, remove your shackles, and head
into the city. At that point grab the quests in the area --
should be one to get tools, one to get thread, and one to kill
pirates. Now head over and talk to Sancha to get a quest from
her to kill 3 pirates right behind her.. erm.. business,
Kill them, turn it in, head towards the docks.
Grab quests there, get the tools, head to Redrik's ship and get
the ore. From there head back to Turach, turning in the tools
quest on the way. Turn in Turach's quest and get the sword and
key reward, then head over to where you got teh stones, up the
long stairs and get the spools of thread.
Now at this point, check your xp. You should be getting close to
7. What you want is to be around 300xp from level. If you need
to grind on a few mobs to get to that point do it.. pirates
respawn fairly fast there, or go for the panthers.. better xp
from them but only 3 to kill at a time. Once your at that 300 xp
from level mark, go turn in the Spools of Thread. This nets 330
xp, and will hit 7.
Okay, now do your Level 5 Destiny quest. Rogue classes are a bit
limited here since they don't get many mobs to attack, but I
think they may get more xp than the other archtypes, who all
have to go to White Sands Isle. At any rate, if your heading to
White Sands, wipe out the entire island (don't worry you can't
cover the ENTIRE island, only the beginning areas are
available.) You should be able to hit level 8 almost before even
talking to Arias, and be around 9 when you leave White Sands.
Keep going and finish Destiny questline by going thru the
volcano and killing the Slavemaster. Most classes you should be
at level 10 minimum by the time you finish all this (depending
on how much of the Volcano mobs you kill.) Good way to judge how
you're doing, I usually hit 10 right before I kill Slavemaster,
so aim for that milestone.
Switch back to daytime, gather up any quests on the way to the
boat, and head for White Sands. You should have at least 9
quests for that area now, do them all except for finding
Horensia's necklace.. mobs are a bit higher level there and you
need to come back anyways, but it is near where you get the
bottles of rum and wine for Ninus, so your call.
Once all the White Sands quests are completed and turned in, you
should be around level 13 or so -- maybe 14 depending on how
many mobs you had to kill to get quests done. Pick up quests
anytime you see them, btw, you'll do them all eventually. Make
sure you grab all the quests for Underhalls you can, getting
rings off the corpses is one that is missed sometimes since the
quest giver is a bit out of the way.
Time for the level 10 Destiny questline. Do that, pretty basic,
should be level 15 or so when you're done. Now to hit Underhalls,
everything from getting Turach some wine, looting dead corpses
of rings, the Hauler's corpse, killing a male and female guard
for their heads, getting the key to Raboz's cell (and talking to
him after getting it).. the only one not to be too concerned
with is killing all 50 Red Hand, you'll get it eventually.
Underhalls should net you to level 17 or so.
At this point you can do one of two things. Either hit the
Destiny questline, or stay in daytime and head to the Ruins. I
usually go Ruins, do the quests there, should have several by
now, killing picts (30), getting brother's skull from demonic
pict, killing and getting 5 ghouls and their heads, talking to
Genzio, and grabbing the fruit near him. Turn those in and you
should be about 18.
Now is when I hit the level 15 Destiny, it's fast and nets you
about a level, pushing you to 19. DON'T TALK TO VALERIA AT THIS
POINT YET!!! Switch back to daytime after finishing the Level 15
Destiny quest, and head back to White Sands to do the other
quests, killing the plant, killing Black Ones (if you had
grabbed the necklace earlier you can escort Horensia to safety
here as well.. saves you a trip back and forth.) The trick here
is to quest your way about 1/2 thru 19.
Okay, 1/2 thru 19, switch to nighttime and talk to Valeria to
kill Strom. Follow thru this and once you kill Strom you get a
blue wep based on your class.. Strom also drops a blue weapon,
always had the sword drop not sure if he drops any other blue,
and time to head to your homeland.
Now you should have hit 20 at this point. If not, your very very
close. Your class wep requires lvl 20, but no worries. At your
homeland, talk to the smuggler nearby and head back to Tortage.
When it loads, talk to the smuggler nearby again, and head BACK
to your homeland. Once there, talk to the smuggler once more to
go back to Tortage... yes it makes no sense... wait, that 2nd
time, you get over 3k xp for that! Easy xp and should ding you
20 if you didn't already.
From there finish off any Tortage quests if you like, or head
off into the world... personally I finish Tortage quests since I
hate leaving an area unfinished, but that's just me,
Plus at that point the Bat Demon quest is easily soloable, and
nets you a blue piece of armor to boot.
And that about does it. So quick recap to simplify it, keep in
mind grabbing every quest available:
Tortage gate at 5, level to 6, few quests to hit 7.
Destiny from 7-10.
White Sands Isle from 10-13/14
Destiny to 15
Underhalls from 15-17/18
Destiny to 19
White Sands, others to 19 1/2.
End Battle (Destiny) to 20.
Smuggler back and forth to get that easy 3k+ xp.
Level to 20 in about 8h, newer players that aren't familiar with
the area and quests, where they are and such, will take a bit
longer, but hopefully this will help focus you a bit on where to
go and when, rather than running all over trying to figure out
where to go and what to do. Happy Hunting!