For Ashen Empires players, when you play, the default quests makes you lose potential exp pool by making you do combat or grinding skill levels…
Focusing on these quests below first can let you reap the most exp pool for leadership lv15 and first aid lv15.
Roughly 30k is the total exp for lv15 skills if not less.
Note that most early Main quests you find in the castle and in the cottage involves hunting, so take them but don’t do them if you want to do dynamic quests first and use materials from a alt character to deposit into the tradecraft trainers.
Some quests actually may not provide exp pool at all and is a waste of time until lv10.
If you do this correctly you should be able to achieve around 100k exp pool since lv10 starts somewhere around there.
Avoiding standard exp/skill gains first.
But you are free to go anywhere so long as you can talk to npc for quests and do dynamic quests.You can talk to the sage to get to level 2 maybe, as it gives you the same XP pool as exp gains.
Avoid skill trainers for the moment, you can start one to get a item and then abandon them if you so choose. Crafting trainers doesn’t overlap at all.
Quests and Tips
For 280-1500 points it ranges from finding a item, to escorting a npc, to talking to another npc.Also do the tradeskill trainers, but it’s more optimal to make materials prepared beforehand so you can breeze through the tutorial by giving the npc what it wants. Leave the final request of slaying a goblin boss type till the end , as the cooking trainer asks you to kill frump the cook boss.
When you escort a NPC, you don’t have to do it right away, this mission lasts for an hour or two, and you can use the npc as a powerful follower to fight bosses like Bonesnarl relatively well if you grab the right class (Powerful npc are the orc shaman, the Purple Guards, the White Guards, and the Blue Guards). Just be sure to have first aid skills or healing spells to spam on them when dealing with Bonesnarl… A party is 100% recommended since the boss heals at 30% HP.
Make sure they are lv10 NPC with 200 health, I believe the three guards all uses projectiles while chasing a targe,, and have inherent cut resistance which reduces bonesnarl’s damage out of 35-65 damage to them to be lessened to 20-40 damage. They also dodge attacks a ton due to their high stats as guards being borrowed.
Lost and Found dynamic quests varies, but if you find one asking for a sling or a wooden bow, monopolize it. The leatherworking trainer takes any “Leather Sling” as a submission, and you still earn the reward talking to the kid to get your exp. The wooden bow is a amazing weapon to access early on for a Night Elf Dex Archer build, with the Wild Wolf Totem you can expect your DPS to skyrocket at the cost of your stamina (note you can buy a wooden bow in the mainland for less than 400 gold).
10 Raw Silk
20 Cotton Strings** (if you spin raw silk it will update the quest but not let you submit it)
20 Woolen Fabric (20 yarns weaved)
20 Bandages (buy from shop)
Short Cloak (level 6 sewing)
Dress (level 8 sewing)
10 iron ore
10 iron ingot
20 arrows (taking the archery trainer gives 100 arrows)
10 skinned hides
10 tanned hides
1 leather cap (sometimes you find it in the leather crafting shop or armor store)
1 Sling (if you can get this from a dynamic quest Lost and Found, you can use it)
Leather leggings (gotta grind or prep ahead of time as people don’t craft this enmass)
* Slay the goblins in one go when you achieve all stepsq
** Do tailoring after farming when you needed to plant seeds to do them both at once and use the cotton. **
10 bread dough
10 cooked spider legs
10 baked bread
5 baked biscuits
10 cooked chicken legs
Frump the Cook boss*
2 Tomato seeds
5 orange seeds
10 Wheat Bundles
1 Cinnamon Bundle (very hard or rare to do this alone, have a group to cooperate and then sell the remaining bundles in the store for others to buy and use).
Goblin Farmer (avoid killing him if possible until this point, or wait 10-15 minutes).