Levelling (Player Guides)
Levelling is the main goal of your character on The Two Towers. The
levels for your character range from 1 to 22. When your character is
created, it enters the world as a level 1 character with no experience,
20 points of each stat, and 10 of each skill.
In order to view the status of your stats and experience, type 'score'.
This presents a nice tabulated view of the state of your character. To see
your skill level, type 'skills'.
In order to 'level up' your character, you must gain enough experience
and improve your stats to a certain level. To view the experience and stat
thresholds needed for each level, see 'help levels'. For example, to reach
level 2, you need to have 501 experience points, but you do not need to
train any stats above the 20 that are already given to you at character
creation. But to reach level 3, you need to train your stats so that they
reach an average of 25.
Experience is almost solely obtained through killing monsters
(non-player characters). You will be awarded a small amount of points for
each hit you score, and a larger amount when the monster dies. See 'help experience' for more details on that. Typically, a more powerful monster
will give you more experience points, so as you grow in power, you should
seek more powerful enemies. However, do so with reason and always
'consider' what you are about to kill. It is always good to earn more
experience, but a death can set you back quite a bit!
Gold can be gained from multiple sources; quite often the NPCs you
kill carry some or at least carry a piece of equipment that can be sold
in a shop. Quests are also a good source of income. If you need some
tips about earning money fast, see our guide in 'help golding'. Using
the gold, you can visit various trainers throughout Arda who will train
you in various stats in exchange for gold. The prices shown at the
trainer when you type 'cost' is the amount it will cost you to train
1 point of that particular stat.
Once you have the experience and average stats needed to attain the
next level, you should go to a trainer and type 'advance' (or whatever
command the particular trainer uses - looking at the trainer usually
gives you the right commands). The trainer will advance you to the next
However, levelling does not continue this simply all the way to
level 22. In order to achieve levels 5, 10, 15 and 19, and all levels
above 19, you must complete certain 'level quests'. Even if you achieve
the experience and stat requirements for the next level, but have not
completed the appropriate part of the 'main quest', you will not be
permitted to advance in level. You will receive a message similar to
'Not enough questing done.' See 'help level quests' for more details.
Another example of special requirements to level is that in order
to become level 4, you must:
- Give yourself a description using the 'describe' command.
- Read 'help rules'.
- Read 'help comm policy', in order to familiarize yourself with the
standards of behaviour that we expect from our players who use the
global chat lines. When you reach level 4 you will be given access
to the 'main comm' - a channel line like the newbiecomm, but available
to all players who are level 4 and above.
, level quests