So I started yet another new character, again a warrior. Playing some of the more recent quests, a couple of observations:
1. The Devourer Saga has level requirements to play the quests. However they aren't displayed. This is a design flaw (and might be a minor oversight) because the updated monsters and rewards are scaled as low as level 5. It doesn't really make sense to lock a quest behind level 30, and then have the quests have rewards for levels 5 and up.
2. On Between The Shadows part 2, the Dark Rhinosaurus monstesr have damage reduction which makes them especially frustrating to play against. The damage reduction of 3 is a lot when they have low resistances except to light (there aren't a lot of good light weapons early).
3. The scalings between the monsters also seems to follow that of the weapon tiers. I tried to see if I could cheese myself through the Wicked King Saga (almost did except the Wicked King challenge mode, will post a low level strat for that!)
@Ruleandrew: Yeah, those are pretty much my thoughts as well. Defense doesn't matter as much early, but damage DEFINITELY can be felt more in the early game.
Now with the new scaling, normally this is fine because you tend to not fight the higher tiers until you hit the next one. But immediately after there's a surge of difficulty to be had. Finding a way to ease us into that new tier would be helpful to say the least.
EDIT: So as for the Wicked King Cheese Strategy:
First be level 29. Equip War's Legacy (This armor is especially easy to get at lower levels). Tempest Power Armor will work here too. This is because of the scaling that lets you face <30 level monsters (so you could be level 29, but still face a level 11 salamander). This should let you breeze through the Wicked King's Spire. Then as for the Wicked king himself, the real doozy being that due to your scaling, you'll be level 29, and the Wicked King only level 15. Spam Mayhem with an Ice Weapon (Or Rockets if you're using Tempest Power Armor). This gets past his soft cap because it's 4 hits, and will do a decent amount of damage. This will allow you to get Underwyrmling very early in the game and forever since you can use the account upgrader to upgrade it as you need as you level up without ever needing to play the quest again.
< Message edited by PD -- 7/19/2021 1:00:43 >