you’re not supposed to do bounties to level, you’re “supposed” to jump to Elite or Ultimate and repeat the campaign for the final levels of XP
*unsure if Fangs of Asterkarn will have enough quests to get to level 100 on Normal since currently you max out at around 70’ish
this is totally normal, i’m almost gonna guess it’s intended because of the way crafting is used in the game these days
Yes, you can finish Normal and then go into Elite, finish that and then go into Ultimate. That’s the “traditional” way to play because new characters always start at L1 on Normal; higher difficulties can only be unlocked by a character that’s finished the previous difficulty and only that character can go into them.
Crate did add the Merit Tokens a while back so people could skip to a higher difficulty if they wanted to avoid the 3 playthroughs every time.
And with the latest version of the game you can now do this:
I thought so too, but when took a closer look, I found some good craftable options. I think the problem lies in blacksmith’s UI which isn’t too attractive, so player doesn’t want to spend much time there: