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Everquest 1 => Hunting Grounds => Topic started by: shimruel on January 02, 2004, 11:50:09 PM

Title: Cradle to Grave (1-65) Soloing Reference
Post by: shimruel on January 02, 2004, 11:50:09 PM
Topic shamelessly borrowed from other class boards (probably even from the old forums).

The purpose of this thread is to provide a quick reference for people to get ideas of where to solo at all levels (not suggestions... list where you actually solo'd).

For it to be useful, please post according to the template listed below:

Era: When you created your Beastlord (SoL, PoP, LoY, etc.)
Race: Always good to know
Gear: I.e. Do I have similar gear? (list major items and/or plat-value)
Levels: Zone(s), NPC(s) and possible very short (halfline) comment.


Era: Shadows of Luclin
Race: Vah Shir
Gear: JM/SoS, SCHW and some Acrylia Reinforced (~15000pp)

1-4: Shar Vahl (newbie moat)
5-9: Shadeweavers (SV region)
10-12: Paludal (SWT zone mobs)
13-14: East Commons (spiders, scarabs)
15-18: Lavastorm (drakes, dervishes, crawlers)
19-24: Paludal (fungoids, shiknars, bandits)
25-29: Echo Caverns (aliens, skeeters)
30-33: Marus Seru (greyhoppers, horseys, rock-dudes)
34-44: Dawnshroud (shrooms, zelniaks, tribals)
45-47: Tenebrous (bats, wolves)
48-50: Lake of Ill Omen (bloodgills)
51-54: Ocean of Tears (seafuries) -- Lots of cash (first major gear upgrades)
55-58: Jagged Pine Forest (gnolls)
59: Dulak's Harbor (dandolek crew) -- slow
60-62,63: Fungus Grove (shrooms) -- 60-62 heaven (63 slow)
64: Maidens Eye (aliens, gorangas), Deep (entrance shrooms) -- slow
65: Deep (entrance shrooms and first few bugs/mutants)

Edit: spelling/grammar
Title: hunting grounds
Post by: EkubanFV on January 03, 2004, 12:00:18 AM
Ogre Beastlord-I've had quite a few characters before this, so the path was heavy on the exp/low on the rest
-Was slightly twinked.  Nothing extreme.  Maybe 20k to start out with.

1-9 Field of Bone
9-15 Kurns Tower
15-24 Paludal
24-31 Needlites and what ever Boglings I could work in.
31-39 Dawnshroud
39-46 Sol B
46-49 Sol B/Echo
50-52 Initiates in Gunthak
52-54 Storage Workers in Dulak
54-57 Dandolak's Run in Dulak, or Shipbuilders if they were camped.
58-60 Nadox, castle side (not the best exp, but good fun at these levels), Nurga.
Title: Cradle to Grave (1-65) Soloing Reference
Post by: Grymbok on January 03, 2004, 12:59:59 AM
Not sure I'd recommend anyone to follow half of this, but hey :)

Ogre BST, early Luclin, twinked weapons prior to 50 but little else, fairly common Bazaar gear after that...

1-3 Feerott
4-9 Innothule Swamp (Froggies)
10-14 North Ro
15-18 Oasis (Caimans and Crocs)
19-22 Paludal Caverns (Bandits)
23-28? Netherbian Lair
29?-30 Marus Seru
31-33 PLed
34-39 Frontier Mountains (Giant Fort), Dawnshroud Peaks (Zelniaks)
40-46 Tenebrous Mountains (Grimlings, Bats, Sonic Wolves)
47-49 Echo Caverns (seven spawn room outside TM and later TM room)
50-51 Ocean of Tears (Sea Furies)
51-54 High Keep (Nobles and Bards)
55 Plane of Justice

Mostly grouped after that to be honest.
Title: Cradle to Grave (1-65) Soloing Reference
Post by: Juvaris on January 03, 2004, 02:00:25 AM
Era: Planes of Power (Oct. 2002)
Race: Vah Shir
Gear: second character ever so very little twinking (1kpp maybe)

1-3 Shar Vahl Pit (Everything, beware of named scorp)
4-10 Shadeweavers Thicket (Progressivly moved further away from city, stopped after doing poachers and finishing my cloak quest)
11-14 Clan Crushbone (Castle Wall, front steps)
15-24 Paludal Caverns (Fiends till 20, then i soloed a bandit camp)
25-28 Neth Lair (tribals and aliens, no fiends)
29-30 Marus Seru (Stonegrabbers)
31-34 The Overthere (everything but Sarnaks as i am now max ally)
35-39 Dawnshrowd Peaks (Zel's)
40-49 Dreadlands (everything and anything that was db)
49-50 Karnors Castle (Ent.)
51-54 Velk's (grouped)
55-57 Gnoll Caves (yay what fun!)
58-60 Pits under Lady Vox (Spiders, Bears, etc)
61-65 grouped Bastion of Thunder (was doing planer progression with freinds and got my key)
Title: Cradle to Grave (1-65) Soloing Reference
Post by: Man0warr on January 16, 2004, 06:37:44 AM
Feb 2k3
Some twinking, mainly just KEI

1-5 Shadeweaver
5-10 Paludal Caves, Shadeweaver side
10-15 Paludal - Hollow something side
15-20 all around in Paludal, mandtis things
20-26 Bandits in Paludal
26-30 Needlites in Echo
30-34 Mushroom house in DSP
34-39 In between GE and Mushroom house in DSP
39-44 Basilisks in JPF
44-49 Echo Caves - Bugs and fungus guys and rocks
49-55 HHK Nobles/bards
55-59 PoD/PoJ - had epic
59-65 PoV/BoT grouped
Title: Cradle to Grave (1-65) Soloing Reference
Post by: Whiptail_Warclaw on January 16, 2004, 07:37:08 AM
Oct 09, 2003.
Mildly Twinked (nothing special)
Iksar of course....

1-4 Field of Bone

5-24 Paludal Caverns - Solo bugs, then fiends, owlbear cubs, back to higher fiends near the bandits and finally the Outcasts.

24-26 Warslik Woods Giant Fort.

26-29 Marus Seru - Set camp and pull to the Sanctus Seru zone area. Nice and open, easy to see mobs and avoid adds.

30-34 Timorous Deep - Golra Island: 8/9 static spawns, no wanderers. Almost zero chance of getting an add. I walked away with 550pp after 4 levels of hunting. Fast respawn, kill all 8 and the first will be up and ready to be killed again.

35-39 Dawnshroud Peak - Go to the GE zone. Face out towards NL and run to the left along the wall until you reach the Ruins that has mushrooms inside. This open area from GE to the Shroom House is were you will hunt. You want to solo tribals and "a zelniaks", not "a Large Zelniaks".

39-42 Jaggedpine Forest - Cave Basilisks. Use the portal at the bottom of the Blackburrows and it takes you right to the Basilisk Caves. There is also a bank and several merchants on the otherside of the Caves, near the "friendly" Gnolls in the same caves.

39-43 Gunthak Beach - many mobs to kill. very few wanderers. low agro range. I found the loot to be very good, for the level.... The mobs can hit hard and the zone is a long way away.

44-48 Echo Caverns - Room below the Task master room. With KEI, I'm able to clear the room and med/heal to full. If Echo isn't camp to hell, you even have time to do the 4 Underbulks, that you pass to get to the TM area.

49-51 Ocean of Tears Seafuries

52-54 The Hole Enterance, Grimling Forest Grimling camps, Dulak Habour ships Stormwave and Lady'D.
Title: Cradle to Grave (1-65) Soloing Reference
Post by: ShaitynAB on January 16, 2004, 08:30:10 AM
My first beastlord was a barb back when KEI was available, so his path was a little different.  My path for my ogre follows.

Late 2003
Twinked with 10K to start-then dumped quite a bit later when I decided I was going to keep on playing him.

1-9 Field of Bone-Stuff in front of pit at 1-3 then 4-9 in the pit, mostly killing scorpions.
9-22 Paludal-Started at HS side on bugs, then just killed my way through as I made levels.
22-30 MSeru-Hoppers early on, then Stonegrabbers with the annoying Zelniak thrown in for good measure.
30-34 DSP Zelniaks
34-43 OT-Anything that moves-Did OT Gate hammer quest while here.
43-49 A mix of DL's, DSP Hoppers, and LGuk-Began duoing with wife's necro at this point.
49-52 OOT, Seafuries, Seafuries, and more Seafuries.
52-59 Nurga!!!! Tried Dulak but moved back to Nurga.  Will probably be here well into my 60's.
Title: Cradle to Grave (1-65) Soloing Reference
Post by: Nonposter on January 16, 2004, 03:23:32 PM
Era: Just before PoP (Sept  02)

Race: Iksar

Gear: First char, so NO twinking (no cash to twink with).  Very crappy gear. Did newb quests for armor. Usually only self buffed.

1-6 FoB, SoNH, LoIO - Mainly hunted for newb quest pieces (xp not too bad either)

7-9 FoB - Pit, sometimes would pull mobs roaming from EJ zone

10-21 Kurns - Pulled to ZI until I could make my way to the secret room, then stayed there until mobs got lt blue, then would just work my way upstairs.

21-26 Paludal - Bandits.

26-31 Echo Secret side - Needlites. Could not take queen until level 28 or so

31-39 Netherbian lair, Marus Seru, DSP - Did Neth and Marus until I could handle the shrooms just outside the Neth ZI in DSP, then moved to zelniks.

39-50 Echo short side - Underbulks, and if I could get into a group, the room just outside TM (and TM/skellies if group was good).

50-52 Echo, DSP, Jaggedpines - Could not really find a place where I could get good xp. Finally accepted the fact I was gonna level slow and grinded 52 out in DSP on rock things.

52-55 12+ aa's HHK - OMG!!! Finally went to HHK. If, and this is a big IF, you can get the camp, DO IT!. Fastest xp I have seen since Paludal. I got a level in just under 4 hours, and could do an aa in just over 3 hours. With Chloro, and SR, I did not have to mem my heal spells any more, so 55 was the sweet spot for me. Also made over 20kpp here during that time.

55-58 Dulak, PoJ, PoN - Most of the time in Dulak, on the first 2 ships.

Once I hit 58, I started grouping in the planes, and joined a small guild. We had a full group almost every night, so my solo career pretty much ended about level 58.

58-65 Mostly in the planes grouping (PoJ, PoN, PoI, PoD)
Title: Cradle to Grave (1-65) Soloing Reference
Post by: Noxdowne Draggout on January 16, 2004, 03:58:49 PM

150k worth the gear

Started Jan 1 2003

1-5 Inside Shar Vahl newbie zone pit

5-11 Underbulks in PC on the ST side

11-16 Shiknars and Fungoids in PC

16-24 PC bandits

25- 28 Needlites in Echo

29-35 DSP Shroom ruins and zelniaks

36-44 Echo bigger bulk 4 spawn & the 4 by the drunk miner

45-49  Jagged pines, Great Divide etc

50-61 Velks Laboratory

62 FG

Although I did solo 62 and up the exp is so horrible that a 1 hour wait while LFG in HoH or BoT still beat the exp I was getting solo. Once you are in a good group in either one of those zones you can bang off an aa every hour or so.

But here goes.

63-65 PoN trash by the north of graveyard (dead tree) , PoI till lots went LB and Velks whenever I just wanted to get super easy exp by nuking spiders once and letting pet kill while I relaxed and did nothing but slow and heal.

Title: Cradle to Grave (1-65) Soloing Reference
Post by: Aneya on January 16, 2004, 05:04:57 PM
Era: Loy
Race: Vah Shir
Gear: Mostly Acrylia Reinforced, shadel bandit ring, Solstice earring (10k)

1-5: Shar Vahl  
5-24: Paludal  
24-35: Echo Caverns easy side
35-36: Marus Seru  
36-39: Dawnshroud  
39-48: Gunthak
48-49: Echo Caverns hard side
49-54: Grimling Forest, Loy? don't remember
54-56: Grimling Forest, Nadox
56-62: Nadox
62 aas: Torgiran
62-65: PoJ, PoM, GE
Title: Cradle to Grave (1-65) Soloing Reference
Post by: Kaktarr on January 19, 2004, 11:35:53 PM
I have a nice,fast,easy,20k-making guide,for evils and non(its in 1-29 section),but i havent actully soloed it with my bst.It saye you have to had soloed there,but you can look it up,I think its nice.Im using it with my bst,but havent finished it with him.too bad i cant post it here :cry: ,hehe[/b]
Title: Cradle to Grave (1-65) Soloing Reference
Post by: Xilbeast on February 04, 2004, 04:35:04 PM
Era: Early PoP (Prior to the kei nerf)
Race: Vah Shir
Gear: acrylia or simaler

1-5: Shar Vahl
4-9: Steamfont
9-15:  North Ro / Oasis
15-25:  Paldral
25-30:  Marus Seru
30-35:  Overthere
35-40:  Crystal Caverns (heavily addicted to kei)
40-49:  Echo Caverns / Dreadlands (heavily addicted to kei)
50-54:  Jaggedpine (mermaids/dryads/gnolls) (heavily addicted to kei)
54-60:  Velks lab (gained epics at 56) (heavily addicted to kei)
60-62:  Valor/Storms (grouped)
62-65:  BoT (grouped)

1-29:  BoT (grouping)
29-80:  PoD (bulks) ME (gantus)  the deep, Akheva
81-100:  Ldon
101+:  Ldon, BoT (giants-solo) HoH (Hero shrine - solo)
125+:  Fire kiting (this is still really really hard for me)
Title: Cradle to Grave (1-65) Soloing Reference
Post by: The Kittenpeeler on February 19, 2004, 10:06:35 PM
Well, here goes a little from me. Currently level 52 Iksar beastlord, untwinked for the most part. Average bazaar gear after 25 or so. All after the KEI nerf

1 - 9: Field of Bone
9 - 13: Butcherblock aqua goblins (pre-nerf. Man they were good plat)
13 - 19: Beetles, shrooms, fungoids in Paludal
19 - 22: Shik'Nar in Paludal
22 - 30: Tesch Mal Gnolls in south karana. Tried them on a dare, and won, so yay me!
30 - 39: Grouped a lot in LDoN here... Real bitch levels
39 - 44: Jaggedpine basiliks, with an occasional foray outside to kill off bears and wolves and crap
44 - 49: Dulak and Gunthak, though I did a LOT of LDoN grouping.
49 - 52: Mainly soloing Nurga, Dulak, and HHK nobles and bards.
Title: Cradle to Grave (1-65) Soloing Reference
Post by: Karthum on March 04, 2004, 06:57:45 AM
Slow leveller here, (less that 15 hours a week), here's mine to 36...

Race: Vah'Shir
Era: Returned to EQ in the PoP era.
Gear: 30k of gear donated by RL friends....

1-4: Shar Val Pit
4-9: Shadeweaver's Thicket
9-12: "Glow" room in Paludal, bugs and fungoids
12-20: Fungoids in Paludal
20-24: Bandi Camps in Paludal (/em groans)
24-28: Marus Seru
28-29: Needelites in Echo (maxxed defense)
29-35: DSP, mix of Zel's, Tribals and shrooms.
36+: Been on hold, now 2-boxing a cleric, so will start in Echo at underbulks a little early now that cleric (lvl 30) can group effectivally.

Title: Cradle to Grave (1-65) Soloing Reference
Post by: Rhsai on April 10, 2004, 09:53:06 AM
Race: Iksar
Era: LoY (post KEI nerf)
Gear: Started with basically a suit of reinforced acryila and a couple PSUs.

1-15: Shadeweaver's thicket
15-20: Lavastorm Mtns, Najena
20-22: Lower levels of Kurn's Tower
22-25: Neth Lair, Guards in Nek. Forest  :twisted:
25-29: Dawnshroud Peaks
29-39: Echo Caverns, Overthere, Guards in WC  :twisted:
39-44: Druid camps in WC and EC, Drovlarg temple in FV and the forest giant camp nearby it, Yeti caves in DL, Lizards outside of CT zone, Undead camps in DL, Guards in Highpass (not highKEEP)  :twisted:
44-49: Hill Giants in RM, Dryads and various animals in Jagged Pine, Gunthak beach and huts where an injured wolf can be found, Guards in: Freeport, Ak'anon, Butcherblock  :twisted:
49-53: Dulak, Highkeep nobles/bards, LDoN groups, Entrance of the Hole, Burning Woods, Velk's Lab
54-present(56): Nurga!!, LDoN groups, Nadox, Velk's Lab
Title: Cradle to Grave (1-65) Soloing Reference
Post by: Maeceo on April 15, 2004, 02:01:32 PM
Started doing LDoNs as well at about 30 and did them through 55 as well. However, below is the list of the main places that I did the bulk of the exp if I was not in LDoN or wandering around somewhere. :)

1-9 Shadoweavers
9-15 Nro/SRo
15-24 PC
24-33 M-Seru
33-39 Overthere
39-49 Dreadlands
49-55 Dulak Harbor
55-58 Velks
59-60 Veksar
61-65 PoP

Current AA solo spot when I do - Griegs
Title: Cradle to Grave (1-65) Soloing Reference
Post by: Altommy on July 14, 2004, 03:10:38 AM
1-6 ~ Shadeweaver, around PoK book

6-25 ~ Paludal Caverns - starting w/ small bugs (near shadeweaver zone) , gradually moving to the larger bugs + shrroms, moving to fiends (make sure to get cure disease) - you could either group or solo 18-25 @ bandits or the outcast shik'nar in the norther reaches of paludal.

25-30 ~ Marus Seru - Greyhoppers all the way, good zone to bring up casting skills.  Hang near sanctus seru zone and slaughter the hoppers. Save the greyhopper hides, as they are good for tailoring, or selling in bazaar.

30-54? ~ Highpass Keep - Awesome place, just slaughter guards till 35/40, then move to nobles / bards when high enough... suplement w/ gobbies is you feel the need... Insane exp here AND insane loot.. FS shortsword on every guard ( ~4pp each) and pp cash drops, with gems and more pp as you move to nobles... Plus, the erudite merchant next to Justin Rhymes on the ground floor is on beta neutral faction, so you call sell your heart out to him. Maybe boring, but insane, insane exp and ca$h.. made most of my gear money here.

54-56 ~ Dulak - awesome exp and loot here (high end gems can drop off of pretty much everything here) - take either the Armory (large, open building on the left before you hit ships) or the Dandolak's run (ship straight from zone-in) - even better exp now w/ the zone being made a hotspot.

56-60 ~ Velks - great zone, slow and let go... I tanked and healed myself and pet did the damage.. Tons of money to be had w/ all of the velium drops.

60-63 ~ PoJ - guards and jail areas, moving progressively further in as you lvl.

63-65 ~ PoN / PoI / PoD ~ hang @ zone-ins and pull yard trash (or get tsetsi fly camp in PoD) can stay @ these places for good AA's as well.

Good luck!
Title: Cradle to Grave (1-65) Soloing Reference
Post by: Corss on July 31, 2004, 07:56:47 AM
Era: Shadows of Luclin
Race: Iksar
Gear: SCHW and about 6k of equip for the era.

1-11: Field of Bone
12-22: Kurns Tower
22-29: Lake of Ill Omen, Frontier Mountains, Overthere
29-34: Kaesora
34-39: Iceclad Cougars
39-49: Dreadlands around Karnor's
49-55: Scarlet Desert, Katta Castelum, Karnor's, Velketor, PoD
55-60: The Grey, Ssraeszha, Maiden's Eye, PoI, PoJ, PoD, PoN
60-62: PoV, PoS, Drunder, Fungus Grove, PoI, PoJ, PoD, PoN, Droga
62-65: HoH, BoT, CoD, 1st Tier Planes, Droga
Title: Cradle to Grave (1-65) Soloing Reference
Post by: Civello on September 03, 2004, 10:53:18 PM
Era: GoD
Race: Barbarian
Gear: ~10k worth at creation, currently ~120k

Aside from some exploring here and there, this has been my levelling path:

1-5: Tutorial
5-22: Warrens (most underrated zone in the game, IMO)
22-35: Stonebrunt (koblolds near Warrens ZI til 27, highland kobolds til 35)
35-43: DSP (zels, tribals, some grabbers toward the end)
44-52: DL/BW (everything that was DB)
52-56: JPF (dryads - did 6 AA's here too)

Took a break to level up a rogue to 51... now PLing a druid so I can box him with the beastlord.
Title: Re: Cradle to Grave (1-65) Soloing Reference
Post by: Tillath on February 04, 2005, 01:14:27 AM
Finally got around to reading this thread and decided I would post my info also for any up and comers.  Have been in EQ for 4 years and with this character as my main for over half of that time - just dinged 65 a few weeks ago, so have no 65+ info .  Also, I just got my 65 slow yesterday, so not sure what else I will be able to add to the list now hehe.  If I find I can solo somewhere I couldn't before now that I am 65 and have the new slow, I will update the list.

Era: Sept 2002, not sure which era this was but was before PoP
Race: Barb
Gear: started out with newbie gear and made my own via tailoring with pelts that I got while levelling up until 30s, at 30s started moving up to a bit higher bazaar gear courtesy of cash farming with my 55 bard main.  Got PSC low-mid 40s (and still wearing it at 65).  Currently still primarily in mid-range bazaar gear with some Luclin raid (ssra mainly) and OoW gear.

1-11: newbie area/mammoth calves in EF
11-25: Paludal caverns - started in Shadeweavers side and at 18 moved to Bandit camps
25-29: Marus Seru
29-35: Dawnshroud
35-44: Dawnshroud, DL, echo caverns
44-47: giants in GD near EW zone
47-49: fort in Gunthak
49-51: Rockhoppers in Dawnshroud, fort in Gunthak
52-55: giant fort in BW, Gunthak town by Dulak zone, Grimling Forest in tunnel heading to AC, the Grey near Ssra temple
55-58: PoJ, ME
58-60: LDoNs primarily, don't remember soloing a whole lot, a little bit at 58 in PoJ but that's about it
*60-62: Deep, AC, Natimbi, FG
*62-65: tier 1 planes, AC, Deep, Ssra, Droga

*At 58 I met my partner and started primarily duoing with a druid, so when soloing 58+ was mainly for AA or cash farming or for an hour or 2 at a time when I was bored and partner was not online.
Title: Re: Cradle to Grave (1-65) Soloing Reference
Post by: Hilcea on March 16, 2005, 06:50:20 AM
I dont know How much Mine will help.  the only character i ahve alot of experience leveling is my magcian. butt my experiences gennerally would AFAIK work for a beastlord too

Class: Magcian
Race: dark elf
Era: Early Velious

1-10 nektulos- Great newbie zone in my opinion  took my beastlord and boxed bard there and tore up at the ulticle ( near lavastorm zl)... really fun zone.
11- 15 Crushbone- the ZEM is so high here... its like newbie Pc.... with more mobs and less KSing
16- 22 Unrest - yay Old train central..... just kill the yard trash and work you way in through the back door, Be careful of the dwarf ghost
23- 31 HHK- I love HHk not many people care for it but its good exp and money and theres a bank and a  bunch of merchants right nearby... plus there are normally a large influx of higher level players that might buff ya if you ask
31- 39 EW- I  started in eastern wastes trying to get some early start on my prayer shawl and dragon faction.,  I learned to hate snow dervishes with a passion
40-45  GD- Oh yes killing giants for thier sweet sweet velium weapons! at 5 plat a pop if your here a while you can really pick up some major cash.
45-50 The Overthere- I swear i spent so much time there iw anted to pull my hair out, but the mobs dont hit to hard and the drachnids spend most of thier time casting, getting cash is easy here too.
50- 55 Velks- to this day velks is still one of my favorite zones, just hunt on the first floor taking out what you can and be careful trains are easy to cause around here
55-60  Nurga - Nurga is the palce to be! Not many people are there and  again because theya re kunark mobs they dont hit too hard,  but watch out for casters they like to dispell your buffs
Title: Re: Cradle to Grave (1-65) Soloing Reference
Post by: fuzzy on April 24, 2006, 02:40:44 PM
Why not?  I'll add my info here.

Era: Post PoR
Race: Iksar
Gear: Earring of the Solstice, Spiked Seahorse Hide Belt.  Nothing else noteworthy.  Everything else < 50pp per piece in bazaar.  2nd char ever to leave the tutorial.  I'm not trying, necessarily, to solo exclusively, but I want the flexibility to go where I want, when I want.  If I stumble into a group when I get there, that's OK with me.  Sunk about 20K in at level 35, when I decided that I was going to stick with the beastlord.

1-9: Tutorial.  Crazy XP modifier here.  Needed to leave before 10 so I could get the solstice earring without worrying about getting killed, as I'd never been to FG before.  Probably should stay until 11 for XP & cash reasons.  Took only a few hours.

9 - 11: Field of Bone.  Seemed like the right place to go for an Iksar.  Avoided the pit, headed north on the west side of the pit until I was near the ruins with the Iksar crusader to run to if I got in trouble.  Pulled scaled wolf hunters who were mostly white/yellow. 

11 - 17: Kurn's Tower.  Skellies.  Lots of them.  'nuff said.  Good cash to be made here as well if you're lucky.  A couple times a higher level player came in ltb bone chips.  I had stacks and stacks and stacks of them. 

17 - 24: /sigh.  PC.  The XP is too good to pass up.  Started off with PPFiends, owlbear cubs, sediment delvers.  Did a little bit of grouping @ bandit camp 2.  Then soloing bandit camp 1.  Kept it clear @ 23, which surprised me.  BSTs are very powerful soloers - put my shaman to shame. 

24 - 27:  Marus Seru.  Set up shop by the Sanctus zoneline & pulled to pet.  Try to concentrate on greyhoppers, but take whatever when no greyhoppers in range.  Netherbian Lair.  Trogs & Netherbians.  Lots of them.  Echo Caverns.  Needlites & Boglings.  Long stretch of boring.

27 - 31: Nedaria's Landing.  Shore basilisks & majestic grizzlies.  Griffawns once the basilisks & grizzlies started to go LB.  Cave bears don't repop fast enough with only 4 of them.  When there used to be 8, this must have been a fantastic XP spot.

31 - 37:  DSP.  Shrooms at the house, then Zelniaks.  Zelniak XP was still pretty good @ 37, but I wanted to start on my Gate Hammer.

37 - 39: Overthere.  Being a current hot zone, the XP is rocking, and I needed to come here anyway for the Gate Hammer.  Almost all single-pull Sarnak Berserkers, occasionally another sarnak add.  With Temp I was (barely) able to handle a Berserker + 2 Sarnak Knight adds, although I wouldn't recommend this to anyone.  I've been leaving the rhinos, cockatrices, and tigers alone, but these are doable as well (had to make sure I could handle them in case things got screwy).  Drowsy & pet are showing their age.  Got bored with this zone, and decided to come back later for the rest of my braids.

39 - 44: Jaggedpine basilisks.  New pet makes quick work of them.  Can fight non-stop for the better part of an hour before having to take a med break.  XP is rolling in.  A few baskies start to go LB @ 42, but most are still dark.  About 50% light blue @ 43, but the kill speed keeps the XP rolling in.  Still seems to be about 50% DB @ 44, but the XP bar is barely moving.

44 - 47&1/2: Overthere.  Finishing up the Gate Hammer quest.  Still a fair amount of dark blues (although all of the berserkers I've seen are LB), and the kills are FAST.  With the hotzone XP bonus, XP/kill isn't too bad either.  XP/hour is better at this level than it was 37 - 39.  Berserkers start to green out @ 46, knights are still mostly DB.  188 braids.  Got my hammer.  Amiable as a delf, still threateningly in my true form.  Level 46 pet is a huge upgrade.

47 - ??: Gunthak/Dulak.  Gunthak until I found the injured wolf, then moved to Dulak.

And that's where I'm currently at.  I'll edit this post when I get farther along.
Title: Re: Cradle to Grave (1-65) Soloing Reference
Post by: Kiaka on August 03, 2007, 05:48:49 AM
Era: Shortly after Luclin opened on the Sleeper server (created Oct 2006)
Race: Troll. Stole a couple weapons a silly Halfling Cleric had stashed away. Mean Halfling didn't have much else stashed away.
I'm only 46, but I thought I'd write where I've found good warder food.

1-8 Da swamp. No warder yet. Squished Froggies, snakes, skellies,  Froggies, and baby froggies.

8-15ish Upper Guk. Got warder to help me. Warder liked eating froggies and spiders. Froggies and spiders squished me too but was still fun place.

15ish to 23ish Overthere. Weird cactus plants, baby birds, and baby sarnaks all made good warder food.

23ish to 28 Unrest. Fed the warder a diet of Skeletons. Bones good for teeth.

28ish to 30ish Tower of Frozen of Shadow. More undead for warder to eat.

30ish to 36ish. Warsiliks Woods. Warder munched on brutes and giants. Also let warder munch on various critters in Iceclad and Crystal Caverns. Let warder sharpen his teeth on treants and gnolls in South Karana.

36ish to 46. Very hungry warder. Fed him in the Overthere on bigger cactus plants, older birds, and older sarnaks.  Gave him a diet of terrors and geonids in Crystal Caverns. He also munched on drogmors, shrooms, and flowers in Gunthak. Later let him eat some basiliks in Jaggedpine.  Warder found really yummy food in Ogguk from  their guards. Course he eat the guards when they try to feed him.

This is not all the places my warder dined. I only listed the places with the best warder food. When I find more good warder food, I'll add that.

I made it to 51 so here are some more places with good warder food.

46-47 Ice Giants in Everfrost gave the  new warder something good to snack on and got paid well which was an added bonus.

47-50 Paid our old friends the Ogres a visit. However, they were merely a snack. The warder mostly munched on the mobs in Scarlet Desert. These critters make great warder food as long as there weren't too many of them. Then they ate the warder and shortly afterwards me. (ooc: Most of the mobs were light blue and even green at these levels, but I was able to kill so fast that the exp really added up.)

50-51 Dulak Harbor Boats. The warder loves the all-day buffet on the boats. The Stormwave buffet was a little hard to chew but still made an ok meal. Dirulia on the other hand has an excellent buffet with some very tasty warder food. In fact, the warder food on that boat is so good that it doesn't want to leave yet. (ooc: On Stormwave I almost have to have a virtue and KEI, not because the mobs are all that hard, but because it's very easy to get adds. Dirulia is much easier to handle even without clerical or enchanter buffs. The exp is still reasonably good and the occasional gem drop is certainly nice)

51-56 Have been mostly working on AAs during these levels. Velketors provided fairly decent warder food as long as I didn't do something dumb like knock a spider off the ledge and have my warder bring back that spider plus a bunch of friends. Dulak is still fun although not as good anymore.  Nadox, however, is quite decent exp, both real and AA depending on my mood.  It's also easier to solo than I remember it being as long as I'm careful about what I pull.