2020 Leveling Guide

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    I've been working on it for a couple of weeks, it's a work in progress but I figured it needed to be released sooner rather than later, and I'll just update it as we move along!
    Feel free to add your own input and thoughts as to where you think any good grinding spots are, and I'll be sure to edit them in and touch this up.
    :)

    My plan was to spoiler the level brackets, but I just spent over 45 minutes fighting with the spoiler tag and it kept putting spoiler tags in the middle of sentences. Even when I was going back and deleting them they still appeared after I clicked save changes.... -.-'
    Not going to fight it anymore, just going to leave it as it is. ^_^'
    Maybe I'll come back to it in the future.

    Previous leveling / leeching guides:
    https://mapleroyals.com/forum/threads/catlaunchs-training-guide.12021/
    https://mapleroyals.com/forum/threads/leeching-guide-updated-2020.145533/

    Here is probably one of the best quest guides we have in the game so far, feel free to explore and check out the quests in your "available" tab as well.
    https://mapleroyals.com/forum/threads/quests-worth-doing.106856/


    Leveling Guide:

    Level 1-10
    Maple Island

    10-15
    Job Quest Lightbulbs
    Slimes
    The Forest South of Ellinia - Dungeon Southern Forest I
    EXP without HS: 32
    EXP with HS: 35

    Level 15-30
    Quests
    Find quests worth doing in here!
    Wild Boar Land of the Wild Boar I Land of the Wild Boar II
    EXP without HS: 134
    EXP with HS: 147

    EXP without HS: 240
    EXP with HS: 264

    Yellow Lizard Talk to Spinel -- Floating Market -- go right -- top portal -- keep going until you reach the map Small Jungle
    EXP without HS: 147

    EXP with HS: 161

    Bubbling Kerning City Subway Line 1 <Area 1>
    EXP without HS: 83
    EXP with HS: 91

    EXP without HS: 83
    EXP with HS: 91
    EXP without HS: 112

    EXP with HS: 123


    EXP without HS: 160
    EXP with HS: 176

    Axe Stump / Dark Axe Stump East Rocky Mountain V
    EXP without HS: 96
    EXP with HS: 105
    EXP without HS: 121

    EXP with HS: 133


    KPQ level 21+ (Kerning City)

    Level 30-51
    Quests Find quests worth doing in here!
    CPQ level 30-51 (Orbis, Kerning City, or Ludibrium)
    LPQ level 35-200 (Ludibrium)

    Brown Teddy
    Terrace Hall
    EXP without HS: 192
    EXP with HS: 211

    Zombie Lupin Monkey Swamp III
    EXP without HS: 288
    EXP with HS: 316

    Paper Lantern Ghost A Night in the Forest
    EXP without HS: 297
    EXP with HS: 327

    Platoon Chronos The Path of Time <1>
    EXP without HS: 316
    EXP with HS: 348

    Master Chronos The Path of Time <4>
    EXP without HS: 368
    EXP with HS: 404

    EXP without HS: 224
    EXP with HS: 246

    EXP without HS: 384
    EXP with HS: 422

    Truckers Suburban Area 2
    EXP without HS: 512
    EXP with HS: 563

    EXP without HS: 608
    EXP with HS: 668

    Level 51-71
    Quests Find quests worth doing in here!
    CPQ2 level 51-71 (Orbis, Kerning City, or Ludibrium)
    Python
    Talk to Spinel -- Floating Market -- go right -- top portal -- keep going until you reach the map Deep Jungle
    EXP without HS: 736

    EXP with HS: 809

    Mixed / Dark Golem The Forest of Golem
    EXP without HS: 640
    EXP with HS: 704
    EXP without HS: 672

    EXP with HS: 739

    Level 58+ Krex Pre Quests
    Windraider
    Cavern of Pain Tornado Corridor
    EXP without HS: 2560
    EXP with HS: 2816

    Rodeo Muddy Banks 2
    EXP without HS: 800
    EXP with HS: 880

    Sage Cat Goblin Forest 2
    EXP without HS: 816
    EXP with HS: 897

    Hoodoo/Voodoo HeartStopper Map
    EXP without HS: 1072
    EXP with HS: 1179
    EXP without HS: 1072

    EXP with HS: 1179

    Straw Target Dummy Practice Field : Beginner
    EXP without HS: 432
    EXP with HS: 475

    MP3 Mysterious Path 3
    EXP without HS: 5120
    EXP with HS: 5632

    Captain / Kru Red Nose Pirate Den 2

    --SLOW EXP WARNING--

    Level 71-80

    Quests Find quests worth doing in here!
    Level 70+ Krex Pre Quests
    PPQ level 70-101
    Over the Pirate Ship
    MP3 Mysterious Path 3
    EXP without HS: 800
    EXP with HS: 880
    EXP without HS: 704
    EXP with HS: 774

    Black Kentaurus The Area of Black Kentaurus
    EXP without HS: 5120
    EXP with HS: 5632

    Wolf Spider Wolf Spider Cavern (Party recommended)
    EXP without HS: 3840
    EXP with HS: 4224

    Level 80-100
    Quests Find quests worth doing in here!
    Level 80+ Papulatus Pre Quests
    Level 90+ Shao Pre Quests

    Jr Newtie
    Destroyed Dragon Nest
    EXP without HS: 12160
    EXP with HS: 13376

    Red / Black Kentaurus Battlefield of Fire and Darkness (Party Recommended)
    EXP without HS: 5120
    EXP with HS: 5632

    Blue / Black Kentaurus Battlefield of Water and Darkness (Party Recommended)
    EXP without HS: 5120
    EXP with HS: 5632

    Red / Blue Kentaurus Battlefield of Fire and Water (Party Recommended)
    EXP without HS: 5120
    EXP with HS: 5632

    Booper Scarlion Fantasy Theme Park 2
    EXP without HS: 4000
    EXP with HS: 4400

    Himes Encounter with the Buddha
    EXP without HS: 10240
    EXP with HS: 11264

    ToT (91+) ToT Pre Quest & Maps to Grind!
    Risell Squid Dangerous Sea Gorge II
    EXP without HS: 8000
    EXP with HS: 8800

    Goby (fixed?) Deep Sea Gorge II
    EXP without HS: 4480
    EXP with HS: 4928

    Level 100-120
    Giant Eagle Talk to Spinel -- Lushan Town -- go left until you reach Mountain Road 1 (party recommended)
    EXP without HS: 9280
    EXP With HS: 10208

    Male / Female Burglar Talk to Spinel -- Lushan Town -- go left until you reach Mountain Road 2 (party recommended)
    EXP without HS: 9280
    EXP With HS: 10208

    Ulu I Ulu Estate I
    EXP without HS: 4640
    EXP with HS: 5104
    EXP without HS: 6080
    EXP with HS: 6688

    Ulu II Ulu Estate II
    EXP without HS: 8000
    EXP wit HS: 8800
    EXP without HS: 6080

    EXP with HS: 6688

    Petrifighter Ulu City Center (Party recommended)
    EXP without HS: 14560
    EXP with HS: 16016

    Skelegon / Skelosaurus The Dragon's Nest Left Behind (Party recommended)
    EXP without HS: 14400
    EXP with HS: 15840
    EXP without HS: 15200
    EXP with HS: 16720

    ToT ToT Pre Quest & Maps to Grind!
    Papulatus

    Level 120-135
    Papulatus
    Level 120+ Shao Pre Quests (rest of them)
    Level 120+ Horn Tail Pre Quests

    Ulu I
    Ulu Estate I
    EXP without HS: 4640
    EXP with HS: 5104
    EXP without HS: 6080
    EXP with HS: 6688

    Ulu II Ulu Estate II
    EXP without HS: 8000
    EXP wit HS: 8800
    EXP without HS: 6080

    EXP with HS: 6688
    EXP without HS: 14560
    EXP with HS: 16016

    EXP without HS: 14400
    EXP with HS: 15840
    EXP without HS: 15200
    EXP with HS: 16720

    ToT ToT Pre Quest & Maps to Grind!
    BigFoot Crimsonwood Forest Locations
    Giant Silver Monk Talk to Spinel -- Lushan Town -- Go left until you reach Shaolin Temple -- Complete quests to gain access to Shaolin Temple Floor 7 (Party Recommended)
    Giant Gold Monk Talk to Spinel -- Lushan Town -- Go left until you reach Shaolin Temple -- Complete quests to gain access to Shaolin Temple Floor 7 (Party Recommended)
    Neo Tokyo Neo Tokyo Pre Quests level 130+

    Level 135-155
    Papulatus
    Krexel
    Zakum
    Anego
    Shao

    Ulu I
    Ulu Estate I
    EXP without HS: 4640
    EXP with HS: 5104
    EXP without HS: 6080
    EXP with HS: 6688

    Ulu II Ulu Estate II
    EXP without HS: 8000
    EXP wit HS: 8800
    EXP without HS: 6080

    EXP with HS: 6688

    Petrifighter Ulu City Center
    EXP without HS: 14560
    EXP with HS: 16016

    Skelegon / Skelosaurus The Dragon's Nest Left Behind
    EXP without HS: 14400
    EXP with HS: 15840
    EXP without HS: 15200
    EXP with HS: 16720

    Giant Gold Monk Talk to Spinel -- Lushan Town -- Go left until you reach Shaolin Temple -- Complete quests to gain access to Shaolin Temple Floor 7
    EXP without HS: 34560
    EXP with HS: 38016

    ToT ToT Pre Quest & Maps to Grind!
    BigFoot Crimsonwood Forest Locations
    Neo Tokyo Neo Tokyo Pre Quests level 130+

    Level 155-200
    Papulatus
    Krexel
    Zakum
    Anego
    Shao
    Toad
    Horn Tail
    Ulu I Ulu Estate I
    EXP without HS: 4640
    EXP with HS: 5104
    EXP without HS: 6080
    EXP with HS: 6688

    Ulu II Ulu Estate II
    EXP without HS: 8000
    EXP wit HS: 8800
    EXP without HS: 6080

    EXP with HS: 6688

    Petrifighter Ulu City Center
    EXP without HS: 14560
    EXP with HS: 16016

    Skelegon / Skelosaurus The Dragon's Nest Left Behind
    EXP without HS: 14400
    EXP with HS: 15840
    EXP without HS: 15200
    EXP with HS: 16720

    IMPORTANT NOTES:
    The level estimate is rough, it's been awhile and I forgot to document what level I was when/where etc... So take that with a grain of salt.

    If you are funded and want to grind, results may vary and you can probably try some of the higher level maps a bit earlier.

    This is a general summary of some of the best (in my opinion) places to grind. It DOES NOT take into consideration Warrior accuracy, or ranged attackers.
    I've tried to offer some areas like Hoodoos/Voodoos and Straw Target Dummies for ranged alternatives,
    but I've never personally grinded any ranged characters.

    Some maps might be terrible and that's because I'm trying to break away from the standard areas. Feel free to check out the maps for yourself, and let me know your EXP ratios!

    It's best to make friends and grind together with them, especially when you get to the higher levels.

    If you can make 10% within 5-10 minutes then it's an optimal spot to grind.
    (The higher level you are, the slower it might be 120+)

    Did I miss anything?
    Add it down below!

    :D

    -Madori
     
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    Can we expect a guide on that too?

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    How to Make Friends:
    1. don't be an asshole
    2. don't steal loot from bossing / apq
    3. be nice

    welcome to my TEDtalk.
     
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    Thanks for your effort! Did you forget horntail or left it out for any reason?
     
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    I most likely forgot about him... :oops:
     
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    Dont forget about coolie zombie at 51-70! :)
     
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    >that ToT guide on Pink Bean.
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    Zombie Lupins are godly for hunters in the early 30s. Probably bad for every other class though...
    The first mobs in Ninja Castle have less hp than boars and like twice the EXP. Dunno how good the spawn/map is though for them though.
     
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    I'll definitely add that in as some options! :)
     
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    I’d suggest adding:
    30-51:
    Truckers

    51-70:
    Windraiders: Lower Ascent


    Pirates: There’s a really good map near PPQ with Kru/Captains, Red Nose Pirate Den 2. They’re lvl 68/70.

    80-100:
    You could also do Typhoons. I hear it’s still pretty good with the classes that can do it.
     
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    At 80-100 you can also snipe jr newties if you're a ranged char :)
     
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    Suggestions:

    - Being clear in the description that this is a guide for grinding rather than leveling per se
    - Tiering sections so that people aren't flooded with a giant list without knowing which locations are more efficient
    - Richie's egg event should be highlighted as it can save many hours of tedious grinding pre-120 particularly in the slow-leveling segments

    General Things:
    CPQ1/CPQ2 are probably superior in terms of exp gain compared to most locations for most classes for 30-70
    MP3 is far superior to GS1-5 since new source nerf
    Some locations listed are good leeching maps but would not be good grinding maps tbh (e.g. book ghosts)
    'Newer' areas tend to have better hp:exp ratios. Notable examples include NLC and World Tour (particularly Singapore and Malaysia)
    4th job skill quests provide excellent exp at 12x

    - More experienced players who are willing to invest in certain gear / attack pots can opt to 'power level' at select locations. There are also some neat class-specific locations:
    MP3 is excellent for I/Ls who have good enough INT gear to hit these things at lower levels from about ~level 35, and for swordsmen who have enough accuracy, str and weapon attack gear to hit them from level 30
    Gobies similarly (though will need a bishop to bomb houses) from level 43 onwards
    Ulu2 from level 70; again, only if gear is good enough to a) not miss 80-100% of the time and b) kills them fast enough to make this worthwhile
    - F/P can go to petri/skeles from level ~75 ish (having a bishop on standby is helpful but not required)
    - C/B can bomb BFs (amongst other bosses if they can survive) from 7x

    - Food for thought
    There are a few quests that provide lots of exp, that do not require overpriced iTCG items. From memory the 'quests worth doing' thread doesn't take into account exp gain
    For rich people wanting to iTCG their mules doing the nautilus warp card quest saves lots of teleport rocks
    A lower level dojo party designed to run until the Elin Forest boss is probably quite good for exp. It will need to be strong enough to get past Papa Pixie and Lord Pirate

    Overall there is a lot of potential for this thread to be useful for new and old players alike. I would caution not to degrade it down to a long list; rather, individualising to classes / background knowledge / funds / gear available to the player would prove to be (a lot more work, yes, but) much more useful.
     
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    I appreciate your feedback! Thank you so much for taking the time to write this out and giving your input. Allow me to explain my thinking for a little bit! :D
    The main reason why I opted to leave out the funded players route is because if they are funded and have been here for a long time then they already know about the etc grind, where to go, etc. This is more aimed at newer/unfunded players. I'm trying not to information overload them, but I have a feeling as this list progresses it'll be a huge information dump lol

    I see that you're also passionate about this as I am, so feel free to PM me and we can collaborate a detailed list, and mark everything down together. :)
     
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    Cool, thanks for sharing.
     
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    I would suggest the Quiz from NLC - level 16-18 in a few answers.
     
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    I linked the quest guide for players to find that option for themselves :)
     
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    What about Ludi Maze PQ, for levels 51 to 70? or that doesn't work / isnt worth doing, still dont know...
     
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    LMPQ is ok, exp-wise, but its not as good as CPQ2 so nobody runs it. CPQ2 is run on the same lvl range 51-70, so most people go there
     
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