Experience & Leveling
The game is all about killing monsters, which yield experience
points, and thence gaining in level and power. You can get experience
by killing monsters or by participating in quests (lower-level quests
usually give experience points as a reward).
You might find that adventuring alone (commonly referred to as
solo-ing) is difficult, as we like to encourage players to form
groups. So go ahead and find a band of players around the same level
(+-7) as yourself (take note of generation gaps), and share the
kills. This does not usually mean you will get less experience per
kill, but it might happen if you have members of more than 5 levels
lower than the rest - they'll suck more from your experience pot.
Since killing monsters that are of lower level than yourself would
approximate flogging dead horses, such kills are not likely to yield
much, if any, experience. You can check if you can receive experience
by considering the monster. If the monster is no match for you,
you probably won't get anything.
A way of determining the rough level of the mob is to consider the mob first, via 'consider *mob*'. This is what you will see:
1) You can kill _____ naked and weaponless.
2) _____ is no match for you.
3) _____ looks like an easy kill.
4) Perfect match.
5) Do you feel lucky, punk?
6) Laughs at you mercilessly.
7) Shovel and gravestone.
This scale represents the strength of the mob with reference to your current level. A perfect match means the mob is the same level as you are.
You will also get very little experience if you kill anything that
has the same alignment as yourself. In fact, doing so may even warp
your alignment, so be careful what you choose to kill.
HOTL3 does not have an automatic leveling system. This means you
do not raise a level when you make the last kill to 0 exp. Instead,
you go to the trainer in Midgaard's Abandoned Warehouse to gain
a level (type 'gain level').
There are 50 levels in this game, and you may fuse with another
character upon reaching level 50 (see the section on Fusion for
Click here for a list of common levelling areas and mobs.