A Fashionista's Guide to Leveling in Starfall Prophecy
There have been threads about how to prepare for the expansion. Lists of things to prepare and do such as hoarding platinum (do Ė itís expensive), saving artifact set turn-ins (donít Ė youíll get far more xp from killing mobs), and emptying bank space for new crafting mats (do Ė several types of mineral and plants to harvest.) Yet none of these guides have answered the most burning question of all ďDahling, but what will I wear?Ē
When considering how to best dress, one must consider the environment and activities. It doesnít much matter how you dress for the teleport to Alittu. Any old rags youíve been PvPing, Instant Adventuring, or Raiding in will do. As you can see, this Dusty Rose Power Ranger has just arrived. But when vigorously questing for power levels in the new zones, the well prepared Ascended must consider the environment and activities involved. Is the zone a lush forest? A dry desert filled with active geysers? A murky swamp infested with evil spirits? Or an active volcano? Will the adventure require protecting magical creatures? Will we have housekeeping duties in the hot-springs? How much carnage will the swamplands require? And will we be chasing dragons through lakes of fire? These questions are imperative to prepare the BiS questing wardrobe.
Likely the first zone you will sent to quest in after Alittu is the Scatherran Forest. Here you will find lush forests and cool streams abundant with magical creatures requiring Ascended protection. Best to go with denim jeans (a staple for any adventurer) and leather as plate or chain will easily rust and cloth often provides less comfort when wet. Soft comfortable boots are appropriate on this spongy terrain. Muted blue and green hues easily blend into the surroundings and the Celestial Unicorn mount soothes the locals with his familiar profile.
The Gedlo Badlands present hot, dusty and thirsty leveling. This arid clime has few watering holes to provide respite for the Ascended and their companions. Best to pack your own refreshments. While shorts it this heat may appeal to some, remember the long hours in the saddle with the dust and sand may cause chaffing, again I recommend your denim jeans. Sleeveless top to pick up the breeze, soft boots for comfort, a wide brimmed hat to provide shade for the eyes (really Ginger we could use some designer sunglasses.) Blue hues suggest cooler climes and Rivertail reminds us of our verdant Elven homeland.
Xarth Mire presents a marshland full of danger. While water is plentiful (indeed you will frequently use streams as highways) none looks potable. Once again, best to pack your own beverages. Given the frequent slogging through the muck, our favorite denim jeans would become burdensome as they soak up the water. Cut offs better fill the bill paired with a light top which will quickly dry and sturdy boots (I really donít want to know what Iím walking on.) Opie provides necessary camouflage as sometimes itís simply best to be small and fast.
The final leveling Zone, Ashenfell, brings fiery trials to harden your steely resolve to reach end game. Iím weary of carrying a pack and pledge to port back to Tempest Bay for respite in Nilesí Tavern. The mobs and extreme heat in this zone require more hardy armor than I have recommended previously. Yet while plate may appeal it must be light and fluid. Hardy gloves are a must as you will be gathering many too hot to handle items. Likely you will want your denim jeans once again as saddle soreness may have started in Xarth Mire, and light weight leather boots provide advantage on this rocky terrain. Flametail makes a perfect mount here, perchance the other fire squirrels may let you pass unchallenged.