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Save your XP for the next storyline update!

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First Mate
Sep 13, 2010
402
It's not like the storyline update is actually going to come out soon, possibly ever, but I am just gonna warn you that you won't get your XP back if you redeem all your side quests before more player levels are available. Just leave your quests sitting on the last goal so that you can easily collect the XP once levels come out.

Here's my Player XP hoard:

Currently: 286/7800
- Player Level 65 -

3,386/7,800 - After Vulture Clash
3,446/7,800 - After Dazed and Confused
4,026/7,800 - After Ring Those Bells
4,621/7,800 - After Save Your Local Samoorai
4,791/7,800 - After Zhayu Keepers
4,826/7,800 - After The Moolong Express
5,066/7,800 - After Yak Where We Belong
5,726/7,800 - After Hungry, Hungry Orphans
6,406/7,800 - After Spiffy Chaps
6,756/7,800 - After Ode on an Aquilan Urn
7,156/7,800 - After The Temple Circuit
7,201/7,800 - After Scouting Ahead
7,696/7,800 - After Squashing Scurvy
- Player Level 66 -

216/??? - After Story of the Stones
331/??? - After No Soup For You
491/??? - After Pirates, Pirates Everywhere!
1,111/??? - After A Traitor in Our Midst
1,166/??? - After Go Fish!
1,521/??? - After The Winds of Change
1,821/??? - After A Sayonara to Arms
1,926/??? - After Enter the Dojo
1,951/??? - After Off Duty
2,406/??? - After The Cycle of Life
2,531/??? - After Against the Grain
2,681/??? - After It's a Mad Mad Spiral
2,736/??? - After My Three Samoorai
2,816/??? - After Tablets of Zhon Thu
3,091/??? - After Puttin' on the Crok
5,116/??? - After Tribute Band
5,216/??? - After Howdy, Pilgrimage!
5,316/??? - After Snake in the Grass
5,466/??? - After In the Sticks
6,026/??? - After Swords into Plowshares
6,171/??? - After Academic Dispute
6,446/??? - After Brass Tacks
7,021/??? - Those Choppy Fish
Total Player XP Gain: 14,535

Here's my Nautical XP hoard:

Currently: 316/7800
- Nautical Level 65 -

716/7800 - After The Moolong Express
1036/7800 - After Hungry, Hungry Orphans
2856/7800 - After Ode on an Aquilan Urn
3216/7800 - After The Temple Circuit
3486/7800 - After Squashing Scurvy
3886/7800 - After Pirates, Pirates Everywhere!
4286/7800 - After A Traitor in Our Midst
4686/7800 - After Go Fish!
5086/7800 - After The Winds of Change
5476/7800 - After Puttin' on the Crok
5878/7800 - After Swords into Plowshares
6586/7800 - After Brass Tacks
- Nautical Level 66 -

186/??? - After Those Chippy Fish
Total Nautical XP Gain: 7986

So if you do this, you can level up at least once in both Player and Nautical ranks. I only hardly made it with Nautical though, because most quests, even ship-related ones, don't give much Nautical XP. I hope you try this, and if you already are doing this, would you please Yar at least? Most famous forumers get like 3 Yars per post, no matter what it's about, and I usually don't get any Yars per post.

Dread Pirate
Jun 17, 2013
2743
AndrewDeathblade11... on Jun 17, 2015 wrote:
It's not like the storyline update is actually going to come out soon, possibly ever, but I am just gonna warn you that you won't get your XP back if you redeem all your side quests before more player levels are available. Just leave your quests sitting on the last goal so that you can easily collect the XP once levels come out.

Here's my Player XP hoard:

Currently: 286/7800
- Player Level 65 -

3,386/7,800 - After Vulture Clash
3,446/7,800 - After Dazed and Confused
4,026/7,800 - After Ring Those Bells
4,621/7,800 - After Save Your Local Samoorai
4,791/7,800 - After Zhayu Keepers
4,826/7,800 - After The Moolong Express
5,066/7,800 - After Yak Where We Belong
5,726/7,800 - After Hungry, Hungry Orphans
6,406/7,800 - After Spiffy Chaps
6,756/7,800 - After Ode on an Aquilan Urn
7,156/7,800 - After The Temple Circuit
7,201/7,800 - After Scouting Ahead
7,696/7,800 - After Squashing Scurvy
- Player Level 66 -

216/??? - After Story of the Stones
331/??? - After No Soup For You
491/??? - After Pirates, Pirates Everywhere!
1,111/??? - After A Traitor in Our Midst
1,166/??? - After Go Fish!
1,521/??? - After The Winds of Change
1,821/??? - After A Sayonara to Arms
1,926/??? - After Enter the Dojo
1,951/??? - After Off Duty
2,406/??? - After The Cycle of Life
2,531/??? - After Against the Grain
2,681/??? - After It's a Mad Mad Spiral
2,736/??? - After My Three Samoorai
2,816/??? - After Tablets of Zhon Thu
3,091/??? - After Puttin' on the Crok
5,116/??? - After Tribute Band
5,216/??? - After Howdy, Pilgrimage!
5,316/??? - After Snake in the Grass
5,466/??? - After In the Sticks
6,026/??? - After Swords into Plowshares
6,171/??? - After Academic Dispute
6,446/??? - After Brass Tacks
7,021/??? - Those Choppy Fish
Total Player XP Gain: 14,535

Here's my Nautical XP hoard:

Currently: 316/7800
- Nautical Level 65 -

716/7800 - After The Moolong Express
1036/7800 - After Hungry, Hungry Orphans
2856/7800 - After Ode on an Aquilan Urn
3216/7800 - After The Temple Circuit
3486/7800 - After Squashing Scurvy
3886/7800 - After Pirates, Pirates Everywhere!
4286/7800 - After A Traitor in Our Midst
4686/7800 - After Go Fish!
5086/7800 - After The Winds of Change
5476/7800 - After Puttin' on the Crok
5878/7800 - After Swords into Plowshares
6586/7800 - After Brass Tacks
- Nautical Level 66 -

186/??? - After Those Chippy Fish
Total Nautical XP Gain: 7986

So if you do this, you can level up at least once in both Player and Nautical ranks. I only hardly made it with Nautical though, because most quests, even ship-related ones, don't give much Nautical XP. I hope you try this, and if you already are doing this, would you please Yar at least? Most famous forumers get like 3 Yars per post, no matter what it's about, and I usually don't get any Yars per post.
Lol, that's quite a lot of #s there Andrew. I simply had to yar your post because of all those #s & thinking about all you put into your post gave me a fantastic headache that required lots of ice cream to restore my brain's equilibrium. Well done & I thank you for giving me yet another reason to eat ice cream...as if I need any excuse!

In all seriousness, it has been stated many times that we, the dedicated defenders of the Spiral, will be given more than ample XP in future updates to allow our young orphans to uphold our Armada-Aggravating-And-Agitating duties. For awhile there I waited to finish up Aquila & many side quests, because I wanted to save precious XP, but then I just thought 'eh, why wait?'. We'll get our due XP & great gear & before we know it, we'll be cruising along in new worlds (via that ever elusive update) gaining gobs & gaggles of XP galore. I might 'save' XP for some of my other pirates, once they hit 65, since I have already experienced the storyline & all side quests to date, with 1 pirate. But I do believe that with the new content//update we will surely be given the same fair deal that was dealt to us before. As in, use all available side quests to get a few levels ahead & make things a wee bit easier, or choose not to & simply progress through the game at the 'intended' story line level, encountering a little more 'friction' as we go.

An extra level or two just may not really matter in the grand scheme of things, but at least we have the option to do as we like, choose & see fit. Another example of KI letting us choose our own path & experiences while playing this great game-- that truly does need to be updated soon for the sake of all of our sanity & just because we yearn for more.

Oh, & I wouldn't really worry too much about yars, who yars & how many yars. Just post what makes you feel good & what interests you & that's all we can do. Being able to express ourselves is a value in itself, more so than any number or amount of yars.

Lieutenant
Jun 08, 2009
162
I've been doing this in both pirate and wiz for 3 years... its not really anything new... honestly, this is good for a leap in xp early in an update's lifespan, but the main story gives you more than enough xp. Considering how good pirate's story is, I'd rather just do the main line and finish the new books at roughly the same time, rather than maxing out halfway through, and feeling guilty about wasting experience. It's why overleveling works fine early on in wizard, but when the main story dictates what spells you learn, it's better to just ignore the sides amd go with the main so you don't waste experience. It's good to be overleveled early on when the only change is learning powers and being stronger sooner, but when you max out later on, when you should finish what you can of the story, it's best to stay away from going out of your way to be sooner stronger.

First Mate
Nov 01, 2012
434
This brings up a VERY passionate opinion of mine:

"Why is there a level cap at all?"

It is called experience, so why is there a limit to it? In the real world, you never hit a maximum level of experience; you can always be better at something than you all ready are. But in the spiral, there is- but only for your pirate. I think El Toro learned the 'you can always be better' lesson in his promotion, so it can't be as some people call it, Spiral logic. The only reason I can think of for the frankly absurd notion of your pirate simply not able to get better at piracy is that they don't want players to go to a higher level so any updates will still be a challenge. I am fine with that just, if there is a level cap, DON'T CALL IT EXPERIENCE!!!!

Captain
Feb 11, 2010
644
...............too late for me, I already finished all the quests in the game................