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Siclone
05-30-2007, 05:23 PM
<p>I noticed as a level 70 player if I go into a newbie zone and get the flash and the message </p><p>"you discovered such and such place"  I look at my AA XP and it has not moved?</p><p>Why is that? Cause it's a low level place?</p><p>How about zones that really are not level based such as city zones</p><p>I know as an Assassin I ran though that good city and got the discovery message and once again I did not get XP ....or maybe I did but it is such a small amount its not enough to push the bar at all</p>What is the criteria that you need to meet to actually get discovery

Rattfa
05-30-2007, 05:44 PM
AFAIK the discovery points in the cities do not give AA

Lughore
05-31-2007, 05:03 PM
[email protected] wrote: <blockquote>AFAIK the discovery points in the cities do not give AA </blockquote><p>  Actaually, they do now. Just not your home city.</p><p> I just took my Freeport Shadowknight through Neriak and got discovery AA through the whole city.</p><p> But to answer the OP,  Location discovery AA xp is very small even at lower levels, so that may also be the case for you not noticing any gain. For example, the above mentioned Shadowknight is only lvl16 with 10 AA's. I only got 2% on average AA gain per location discovery in Neriak. Then I took him to Nektulos and only got about 2%there also. I ran to the docks, took the bell to EL and only 2.5% there for the few locations that I could actually make it too.  </p><p> So if a level 16 is only getting that much, I would figure that there is some form if "outleveling" a zone for reduced Discovery AA , if you are much higher level than the zone itself.</p><p> These are only quick observations, so I may be wrong in my assumption. If anyone knows, please correct me.</p>

Elwynlen
05-31-2007, 05:42 PM
This has been something I've been curious about as well. If it does in fact outdate, then I assume it would be best to go around exploring high level areas as soon as you possibly are able to, so as to get the most AA out of it. Does it work this way with AA for turning in collections, or killing nameds as well?

dartie
05-31-2007, 07:01 PM
<cite>Elwynlen wrote:</cite><blockquote>This has been something I've been curious about as well. If it does in fact outdate, then I assume it would be best to go around exploring high level areas as soon as you possibly are able to, so as to get the most AA out of it. Does it work this way with AA for turning in collections, or killing nameds as well?</blockquote><p> If you search these forums for posts on AA collections, you will repeatedly encounter the claim that the devs have set things up so that there is a penalty for turning in collections prematurely.  The standard formulation is that collections from a level that would be red to you in combat actually give you less AA xp than collections from a level that would con orange or white in combat.  </p><p>I have also encountered (I believe this was in the game, not in the forums) the assertion that it is best to turn in collections when they are within 2 levels of your current adventure level.</p><p>These claims may be true, but my experience has been that turning in L70 collections at L40 gave me just about the same AA as turning in L40 collections at L40.  </p><p>I've had similar experience with disco AA.  When I was running around Pillars of Flame (which presumably qualifies as a T6 zone) at L45, I got between 2 and 2.5% AA for each disco.  When I later ran around Zek (which is what, T4?) at L49, I got between 2 and 2.5% AA for each disco.  My guess is that the disco AA you receive has a lot more to do with the level of your character than the presumed level of the zone, but I'm not sure that's true by any means. </p>

Zard
05-31-2007, 07:59 PM
<p>I believe that the percentage of AP XP earned from Point of Interest (PoI) discoveries is dependent on your current AP level -- not your adventurer level.</p><p>So a level 70 adventurer with 10 AP's would earn far more -- as a percentage -- than one with 50 AP's for discovering the same PoI. The actual amount of AP XP would be the same, however. The percentage is smaller for the character with more AP's because it, like just about everything else, requires more XP per level at higher levels.</p>

Lughore
05-31-2007, 08:28 PM
[email protected] wrote: <blockquote><p>I believe that the percentage of AP XP earned from Point of Interest (PoI) discoveries is dependent on your current AP level -- not your adventurer level.</p><p>So a level 70 adventurer with 10 AP's would earn far more -- as a percentage -- than one with 50 AP's for discovering the same PoI. The actual amount of AP XP would be the same, however. The percentage is smaller for the character with more AP's because it, like just about everything else, requires more XP per level at higher levels.</p></blockquote><p> That would make the most sense, as it follows the adventure xp gain model. So, I am really curious as to how it works now.</p><p> Is there anyone who has a definitive answer on this? </p>