This is just a bit of advice from someone whos made a ton of mistakes in this game and may be able to assist others looking to reach closer to end game (as I see we have a ton of 45s now) Step 1 – Get main story to level 36. This means doing hunts/ solo dungeons and main story quests in order to increase your experience. There are plenty of ways to do this, one of the easier ones is any time you see a mob you’ve never killed before kill 12 of them. Good exp there. I believe level 37 you get a new weapon but for this guide its not necessarily necessary. After you get your main story unlocked to the dustbowl you can hold off on main story. Step 2 – Do hunts, do hunts, hunts. The amount of hunts you need to do will easily take your exp to 45. Spend your time doing Wyvern Vallery > Curia > Dustbowl > Bleached Desert > Northern Salstus. To do all of them in a day is a ton of time and effort so start with 1 and do 2 if you can. Hunts don’t require you to have gear as it is mainly raid based. Join raids with either guildies (even 6-10 people raids make hunts fly by) or ones advertised in faction chat. Use Faction Chat! It’s an older mmorpg and that is your basic group finder. Step 3 – Gearing up. Ideally at this point you have hit level 45 and you have done a bunch of hunts. First you want to buy your blue 45 weapon(s). Each weapon has a unique effect to it that can be pretty massive so take your time to read a few and pick whatever you enjoy. Because you have done all these hunts you will have a ton of crytals that turn into condensed stones to upgrade these weapons straight to +10. Once weapons are plus +10 then you will focus on your armor pieces. You want your level 37 blue armor set. Every piece of armor has its own rune slot on it. There are certain runes that are ideal for each class (Don’t over think it but if you are a beserker Ability Power is useless to you) Make sure you try to get ride of as many useless rune slots as possible. Once you are stasfied with your runes (by either running and rerunning the level 37 dungeon OR making an armorsmith and constantly crafting your pieces then work on getting all of these items to +10. If you don’t have enough matierals, MORE HUNTS! Step 4- Before you start getting into end game dungeons you should have +10 weapons and I would say 50% of you armor +10 or higher with all of your runes slotted. Generally speaking the level 45 dungeon is a good starting dungeon to attempt. Don’t over think it and bring a group in! Each boss has mechanics which a simple guide can explain but try to take a party that has every class (zerk, pally, ranger, guardian, mage). This is not to say this is the strongest comp, but drops are rare and you are limitied to how many times you can run each day so if something drops its good if someone can use it. If you aren’t having trouble from the 45 then you can also add in the level 43 dungy which is a little shorter but has a few less forgiving mechanics. After that you can attempt the Elite 31 dungeon which has more unforgiving mechanics and will drop you your purple weapons. Don’t be afraid of content in this game, take your time with it and make sure to have fun. That’s the biggest advice I can give. Also, a bit of a side note, the high level dungeons give a ton of guild experience as well, so lets try to get more guild parties for them!