View Full Version : Well im a newb
12-17-2006, 02:22 PM
As above, totaly new to this game. Well kinda, played to level 15 back in beta. Anyhow im looking to make a Bladedancer and im just wondering if theres anything i should know, for example the class is gimped, or with it being my first char would i find life easyer playing something else? I was inclined to playing a healer type but i thought soloing with that would take a decade or 2. How does a Bladedancer fair in mid to end game... both PvP and PvE? Im going on the fact the apear to be a support melee class. With ok Damage and nice group buffs.
I know this is a fairly new server, but im also wondering if theres any guilds willing to take a newb under there wing and show them the ropes :)
Any helpful info and tips much appreciated, thanks! :D
12-17-2006, 02:46 PM
welcome back to L2 :)
BDs are excelent classes to play for the things you described
and there's a clan thats recruiting all legit players 1 post down :p
12-17-2006, 08:23 PM
Hey soulshade. As an L2 Veteran i can help you out a bit in terms of learning about the game. Blade dancer is a pretty good class to go with. Being a Support Class you don't have the greatest defenses, but with your class specific buffs you and your party members can deal some excelent damage. If you have any specific questions, feel free to PM me ingame on TheDwarfinator.
12-18-2006, 03:13 PM
Well got a chance for and hour or twos worth of play tonight. Got all the way to 7 ^^
Just a few questions, spamming soulshots a good thing or should i save em. And how do i search, for players / peeps lfg / clan names ect
12-18-2006, 10:36 PM
ya bd is a great char to start out on. thier great in mass pvp and also great for solo or group exp. gl
12-19-2006, 12:55 PM
one thing i have noticed so far, its quiet. Isnt there any sort of global chat chanel?
12-20-2006, 05:35 PM
no...no global chat...and with the ever growing map finding the same random passerby is harder than it was in the beginning.
There was several chronicles ago, only a few places to hunt, and as a result everyone on the server knew everyone else....and if you made it past lvl 20 without everyone knowing you it was pretty suspect...now it doesn't mean much at all.
There is still a lot of communication in the upper eschelons of the server...enemies know one another etc...but there isn't as much conversation in game that the world at large is privy to...most of it takes place in private clan or alliance channels, party chats and vent...a LOT of it in vent.
All that aside you'll notice a fair many more live bodies when you get to level twentyish and move to Dion. There are always people around after that, but most of them are in vent or chatting in a dedicated clan channel...so if you want a conversation you have to start one of your own. Once you find a group you like to hang out with that have the same playstyle and times as you then you'll be inducted into the ranks players with access to the private channels and vent server info that's floating about.
In terms of your soulshot....as a brand new player you get a lot of it for free...enough to push you to 20 at which point you'll want a new weapon that uses a different kind of soul shot anyway....so yea...burn through it like it's going out of style....if you die a lot and need to buy a bit from the store it won't matter because you'll make plenty on the free stuff.
As far as down the road? Leveling is slower without it...but if you have friends you don't have to use it as often just to survive....the key is to look for mobs that have weaknesses to duals or swords or have low physical defense, and determine if the weapon you are using allows you to burn shot and still make a profit or break even on adena alone...if you can do that then it's in your best interest to burn it...you level faster, you get more drops, and have a higher chance at a full armor or weapon drop in the hours you do have to play. For instance, a necro will lose a fortune burning shot on Bloody Queens...they're very resistant to his spells...so he has to cast A LOT more in order to bring them down. He makes a good profit though killing Fallen Orc Captains and such at the same level because they have a low magic defense.
If you have to sell your drops and materials to pay for shot, then you reach a gray area....this method won't leave you the money needed to get new gear....so you'll have to find a benefactor, delvl, or start an alt...personally I'd avoid it. If I'm not making money to the tune of a 25% return on adena alone while using shot I don't bother with it.
There are people who will tell you that you should burn shot all the time...and some of them have good arguments for it...but I like to determine profit and loss coefficients and such, so I tend to make it more complicated than it has to be maybe.
A note about Blade Dancers in specific...with haste...which you should always have....and your skills, you swing very quickly...that's great! But it also means more shot burned faster. Not more shot per mob...but more shot in general...so if you're losing money on a per mob basis you could easily burn through a small fortune in an afternoon. BE CAREFUL!
To help mitigate such occurences pick up the fishing shot quest from the first fisherman you see...you can vendor the shot for a small profit...and pick up any kill quests you can since you'll be grinding anyway and even the small amounts of coins you get per dead mob will go a long way in the long run.
Dark Elven Village has two good ones that you pick up in town. One for collecting zombie skins, and another for collecting fungus spores...once you're 20+ get the Ol Mahum quest from Leon in Gludin Village and get enough badges to upgrade that quest series...you can then choose a number of hunting areas based on missions you get in Dion from the mercenary captain. Those will hold you in good stead until you are high enough to start the hunter quest series that begin's in Hunter's Village...there are plenty more along the way as well...and C5 has a new feature where you can find all the quests available to your level, class, and race under the world info tab when you pull up your map.
Alright...I've rambled enough...welcome to Lineage 2 Soul, and congradulations on joining the best server in the lot ^^
12-20-2006, 10:47 PM
wow fantastic post TS4DKIEL, if i could rep you i would :)
12-20-2006, 11:55 PM
Ha! Well thanks..I hope it helps you out some...like most MMORPGS the REALLY cool stuff about L2 you can't do until you're in the upper level brackets...but they have done a lot in the recent chronicles to make sure you dont' stay a lowbie too long, and can have some fun as you progress through the early levels.
One more thing I thought about since my first post, and this one....
Don't worry about dual swords right away! I remember that I wanted them SO badly for my first "Blade Dancer" and I remember selling off everything I owned and sitting in town for about a month shaving tiny bits of profit out of buying and reselling till I got them...that's not a dreadful lot of fun unless you're a career dragon slayer and you play video games to escape to your favorite fantasy of being a bean counter.
The fact is though that until you actually complete your final class change quest and hit level 40 you're a knight...and a sword and shield will serve you just fine....better in fact for solo and most group play till 40.
Ok...I'm really done now....if you have any questions about good leveling spots or quests or whatnot PM me here...I'm an alt-a-holic so I've played through the early content about a billion and four times I think over the last 3 years =)
12-21-2006, 02:26 AM
Welcome to the clan Soulshade, we have many who played this game since beta and several who played BD. Great class, looking forward to future hunts :)