Couldn’t agree more. It’s your game, you should play it how you will.
I apologise if I wrote it in a manner which made you feel targeted, I just wanted to create a platform on which other vets can share theirs tips/tricks for conquering cairn with less experienced players.
If u start the game and leaving the bridge there is a lore in crossing upstairs that u can see and u can get. This give u 75% xp with lokkar 100%. (Glitch) U don’t have to go without skill right away.
If u go left or up there is a boot, where some lvl 5 6 mobs and a lore again that gives u 6 7 lvl.
Portal trick: This works perfecty if u sure u won’t die. Best example. U want to take the SoT shrine but u don’t want to run back from broken hills or from sot. U place tp before u go for sot and take smuggler past portal. U go back via portal to ur tp. This works with everything.
This is obvius. If u have cruci, u take the first rift in camping, u will be 4 lvl. Go to cruci and get the first 10 devo, u will be mid lvl 20 . Now the mobs won’t give u any xp in act 1 mostly. The only reason where u have to stop is where is a hero or quest. If u reach Underground transit there are 2 spot where are a lot of mobs. (Where zomies pop out from the earth + many aether crystal.) That’s where u can kill and u can get 1 or 2 lvl. Before kireg there is another one with hero that’s a great spot too. +1 Before the underground transit there is the house where is a lot of xp too, but this works better for those whoes are only playing campaing.
I guess that is kinda the natural step once you have played a handful of builds from start to finish - you start to dig deeper into the theory. And with limited time left to actual play - you start to get either super serious on how to maximize time spent in game or go to GD stash
My self I always have one legit build in progress in leveling up but instead of doing it the 100% most efficient way I try to make something new each time - like try to level up with a skill I haven’t use that much yet in any of my end-game builds for instance. It just keeps the game fresh for me I guess.
Most of my theorycrafting and build making is devoted into making budget mid-tier builds with faction gear etc
Personally, I just rush it using Alkamos Scythe + Riftstone to continually jump to targets. I’ll kill Moos on the way, maybe get the Trove when it’s on the way, and also do the main Bone Coffer room (early on floor 4). Alkamos’ chest is just too good to deviate much for.
Don´t throw away/sell even green items if there are no MI. Think about the “Now”, not the future.
I have a Lvl 94 Bloodletter´s Redeemer Pants of Vitality. 1045 flat Health, 6 % Health and 5 % OA. Yes, not skill modifiers and “only” Bleeding Resistance but if you can cap Resistances otherwise, these pants are great for leveling.