Do you want to know how to reach level 50 in SWTOR as soon as possible? Well, even if this post isn’t exactly a step-by-step SWTOR leveling guide, you will surely find here a few bits of valuable information that will help you level a lot more faster. By the time you have finished reading this article, you’ll know what you have to do.
Probably just like yourself, no matter what MMO I play, my number one goal is to hit the level cap as quickly as possible, and have my character ready for end-game PvP and raiding. Needless to say, I have the same goal for Star Wars: The Old Republic.
Leveling in SWTOR isn’t too difficult, but just as in almost any other MMO, it’s the same long and tedious process. Although Bioware has given a very neat storyline to each class, which also gives the game a very catchy atmosphere, if you get caught by it, it will take you a lot of time to reach level 50.
Ok, so let’s see…
What’s the Fastest Way to Level Up in SWTOR?
Not surprisingly, it’s questing (or completing missions, to put it in SWTOR terms). And SWTOR quests don’t have a high level of difficulty, in general, featuring quite a distinctive central leveling path. But there are always hidden objectives that can take a lot of time to discover, and shortcuts that can make your leveling process much easier and bring you a high XP rating. That’s when a SWTOR leveling guide comes in.
Plus, if you know how to alternate your questing sessions with warzones and flashpoints sessions, you will also be able to keep a peaked XP rating. This aspect is also covered excellently by a SWTOR leveling guide I’ve been using.
SWTOR Fast Leveling Tips
Knowing questing shortcuts or the exact location of certain quest bosses or objectives isn’t enough though, to have a quick progression in Star Wars: The Old Republic. There are also a few rules that I’ve learned by using a SWTOR leveling guide, that I’m going to share here.
1. If you want fast leveling, skip all the NPC talking in each quest. Pressing “space” allows you to do that. Sadly, I wasn’t able to find out about the “skip-talking” command only on my second day of SWTOR. Every time I asked about it in the game chat, the trolls that were everywhere, gave me only erroneous advice, like: “Press ALT + F4, that’ll do!”
2. Enable area loot. Looting a large pack of corpses one by one will considerably slow you down.
3. Choose an AoE specialization for leveling.
4. Although most classes have at least one basic healing ability, it’s always a good idea to have medpacks with you. Dying after you have cleared a cave full of mobs, right before you complete your objective really sucks, and doing it over and over again will surely slow you down.
Now, to level fast in SWTOR isn’t that difficult. But in order to do that, it’s best to know exactly where to go and what to do, when to join a warzone or a flashpoint, and what quests to complete, especially in flashpoints.