Self-Managed Leveling Strategy for Arc & CC

gjertgjert72

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Stratosphere Strategy Goals: 80 Arc, 75 CC

WHY: Stratosphere (push to high level) an Arc to 80 to reap the benefit of 1.9% rewards for all GB contributions. This includes FPs, Medals & BPs. FPs rewards @ level 80 should result in an accumulation of FP packs measured in 10s of thousands in a very short period of time (for aggressive, daily players, much sooner... for a casual, non-daily player like myself, months). Medals: I've planted the final expansion in both cities that have 80 level Arcs well before my contemporaries (again, comparing myself to other members of more casual-minded guilds). BPs: I don't really need to hunt BPs... it's easier to stack CC BPs as a contributor to the 75 CC "leveling party" if you're an 80 owner...

HOW: Pushing an Arc to 80 can be very time-consuming. It can become a little monotonous... it can get a little boring pushing the same GB day after day, week after week... so, when that feeling bubbles up, shift your attention to another GB... give yourself a break. Now, the reality: to push to 80, you'll need 80 complete BP sets... haha! This requires you to actively participate in the growth & development of Arcs in your guild, 'hood & friends lists... @ a reward level... it's not enough to throw 10 here & there... you need to secure spots... which is why you'll want to open your thread to BP hunters & initiate a reciprocal relationship. You're also going to need to "lock" or secure your contributors, which means self-contributing to ensure no one can snipe their reward position.

IMPORTANT NOTE: everywhere I've played, if a "secured" reward spot is sniped, the owner owes the contributor the difference... get familiar with the tool & learn how to read/use it...


The Tool: https://foetools.net/gbleveler.html?v=0.8.8 *appreciation to the creator (I am not, nor do I assume credit)

Level 80 Arc:

Create an individual Arc leveling thread, preferably including multiple 80 level Arc owners to secure 1, 2 & 3 spots @ 1.85%, 1.8% & 1.8%.

You might engage fellow Arc owners within arms reach of your level... everyone on this journey needs a minimum of 80 complete BP sets to get to 80. These additional participants can/usually will grab 4 & 5 spots. I do not try to lock/secure all 5 spots... I think you'll go broke trying it &/or significantly extend the time needed to complete the push, but there are multiple factors involved, so... ymmv.

Do NOT open Arc levels past 29; from level 30 & up, the 1 spot can be secured @ a 50% total level cost contribution which is significantly less than 1.85%, specifically in higher levels. If you open future levels early, a mate/friend/neighbor can roll your GB for you to secure the top spot on the next level.

Once you've identified who is taking what spots, what spots are being secured for the specific level & what your contribution is, then open the next level. You may also inform your guild via a "GB ready to level" post for BP hunters to grab 4 & 5 spots once you've secured the top spots...

The Arc owner should secure spots 1 & 2 (<100 FPs) for levels 30-35; 1, 2 & 3 should be secured from 36-60 (<100 FPs).

61-65 are less clear. The owner would spend 100-200 FPs to secure 1-3, but could work with contributors & not spend any FPs to secure/lock 1 & 2.

66-72, the owner should focus on 1 & 2; securing 3 becomes quite costly here.

73-75 will cost the owner 100-200 FPs to secure 1 & 2.

76-80 will cost the owner 200-500+ FPs to secure 1 & 2.

CONSIDER THIS: It is suggested that the owner elevate contributions to 1.9% for 1, 2 & 3 from level 65-80... this should be agreed upon early/in advance within the pool. The medals, particularly for recent 80 owners, should be sufficient reward. If you have a good group, you might adjust from 60 forward (perhaps 1.9, 1.85, 1.85 for 60s, 1.9, 1.9. 1.9 for 70s... I'll come back & update this with the approach I take on my next Arc in Xyr).

Level 75 Cape Canaveral:

WHY: The Cape is the most cost-efficient FP producing GB in the game. *I could be totally wrong... haha! I just think, for the footprint & the # of FPs being equal to level, it's worthwhile... &, you can push to a high level, meaning, significant FPs per collection, very, very simply...

HOW: Find someone hosting a CC leveling party & get involved. The 5 spot costs 10 FPs from 33-62. You'll gain significant BPs, even without an 80 level Arc, by contributing @ this level... obviously, if you can secure the 1 spot, you're gold, even the 2 spot puts you in great position.

Build the CC to level 32; do NOT open levels past 32 for the same reason as previously described.

The approach to the CC "Leveling Party" requires 10K FPs in packs for the owner to stratosphere from 33-75 in a single event which should take about an hour. ROI for the owner is roughly 9m (difference in daily FP production from level 32 & 75 = 43). If preferred, the owner can push from 33-60 for about 3K in FP packs. (all following #s are based on 33-75)

The participant pool should consist of Arc owners near 80 or above as each spot, 1-5, is required to contribute @ 1.9% with the CC owner adding all remaining FPs per level. Participants building their own CCs are preferred as the BPs are significant.

The rewards for 1 & 2, if static, are as follows:
1 will receive 900K in medals & enough BPs to complete their own push to this level.
2 will receive 450K in medals & approximately 40 BP sets.
I do not have #s for 3, 4 or 5, but *again* the 5 spot contribution is 10 FPs from 33-62 & 19 from 63-75.

The #s for levels 33-75 are as follows:

33-40:1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, *OWNER
33: 779, 390, 133, 38, 10 *203
34: 808, 409, 133, 38, 10 *194
35: 836, 418, 143, 38, 10 *187
36: 865, 437, 143, 38, 10 *180
37: 893, 447, 152, 38, 10 *175
38: 922, 466, 152, 38, 10 *169
39: 950, 475, 162, 38, 10 *166
40: 979, 494, 162, 38, 10 *163

41-50:1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, *OWNER
41: 1017, 513, 171, 48, 10, *134
42: 1045, 523, 171, 48, 10, *143
43: 1074, 542, 181, 48, 10, *133
44: 1102, 551, 181, 48, 10, *146
45: 1131, 570, 190, 48, 10, *140
46: 1169, 589, 200, 48, 10, *125
47: 1197, 599, 200, 48, 10, *141
48: 1226, 618, 209, 57, 10, *130
49: 1254, 627, 209, 57, 10, *149
50: 1283, 646, 219, 57, 10, *148

51-60:1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, *OWNER
51: 1321, 665, 219, 57, 10, *150
52: 1349, 675, 228, 57, 10, *164
53: 1378, 694, 228, 57, 10, *178
54: 1416, 713, 238, 57, 10, *175
55: 1444, 722, 238, 57, 10, *203
56: 1473, 741, 247, 67, 10, *203
57: 1511, 760, 257, 67, 10, *204
58: 1539, 770, 257, 67, 10, *236
59: 1577, 789, 266, 67, 10, *242
60: 1606, 808, 266, 67, 10, *268

61-70:1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, *OWNER
61: 1634, 817, 276, 67, 10, *297
62: 1672, 836, 276, 67, 10, *317
63: 1701, 855, 285, 76, 19, *322
64: 1739, 874, 295, 76, 19, *336
65: 1767, 884, 295, 76, 19, *382
66: 1796, 903, 304, 76, 19, *410
67: 1834, 922, 304, 76, 19, *441
68: 1872, 941, 314, 76, 19, *464
69: 1900, 950, 314, 76, 19, *591
70: 1938, 969, 323, 86, 19, *537

71-75:1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, *OWNER
71: 1967, 988, 333, 86, 19 *576
72: 1995, 998, 333, 86, 19 *637
73: 2033, 1017, 342, 86, 19 *673
74: 2071, 1036, 342, 86, 19 *720
75: 2100, 1055, 352, 86, 19 *769

*edit to add clarity to the purpose/objective & how-to...

*EDIT: CC Levels Format for easier use
 
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gjertgjert72

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this was created more for new players & individuals in guilds without the constructs of 1.9 threads... it's meant to provide visibility to framework related to a self-managed Arc stratosphere strategy for players who do not have that structure for whatever reason.

I'm a casual player & belong to guilds that are more aligned with my game availability. Most commonly, the 1.9 threads are not found in these guilds. Unfortunately, it seems that a prevalent attitude shown in some of the more casual guilds is to forego the Arc & related benefits.

*edit to clean up some of my writing & to remove an opinion that is not value-add
 
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gjertgjert72

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An example of how to manage your own Arc leveling via the framework presented:

Arc level from 36 TO 37:

Identify, within your contributor pool in your self-leveling thread, contributors for spots 1, 2 & 3.

1 @ 1.85% contributes 999
2 @ 1.8% contributes 486
3 @ 1.8% contributes 162
Owner contributes 81 FPs to "lock"/"secure" spots 1, 2 & 3.

Why this approach is better for the owner:

Half of the total FP requirement for the level-up from 36-37 =945; if the 1 spot is secured via 50% of total rather than 1.85%, it is likely 2 will follow suit with a contribution of half of the remaining. 473 then secures 2. This level of contribution, 50% of total FPs due for the level, can be significantly less than the 1.85/1.8/1.8 approach @ face value & in how other contributors secure 4 & 5 spots.

While the difference may seem insignificant, securing the 3 spot via 81 FP self-contribution may ensure a higher commitment for those without the benefit of a guild-managed leveling system. The above scenario results in a 67 FP difference, however, when viewed holistically, the benefit of securing the 3 spot results in increased up-front contribution (while also providing the contributors FP profit, medals & BPs) & may facilitate BP hunters grabbing 4 & 5 to jump in immediately/sooner which can keep your Arc moving...

35-60 can move very quickly, even via your own self-managed leveling thread.

*edit to add clarity
 
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gjertgjert72

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Completed the push from 33-75 in A world this afternoon. We had a moving group (not 5 static contributors) which had some impact on time; we still made the leap from 33-75 in less than 40 minutes.

I've since updated the CC Level #s. The previous format worked just fine in the Noarsil push, but with a moving group, it was often confusing for the participants to grasp their contributions... the update should make it much easier to copy/paste for your own leveling event.

Also, I stopped @ 75 arbitrarily. If there was any specific reason, it's probably owner FP costs against return. The argument can be made that the push to 60 is a much better return than the push to 75 (or higher).

Gj

*edit to update/reflect on the push in A & subsequent format changes to the CC Levels
 
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