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I have a character that is trying to level up the now new  "Amateur Essencetapping" and with one of the Pandora quest, she's collecting Reports in Heiron. My problem is that she stopped at level 42. I even bought the: Novice essencetapping hat which is useless because it shows nothing!

In all Heiron there are no items to gather beside the reports and the characters does not get any points after level 42/99 so it is not possible for her to get to 99.

I tried to gather in Inggison but to do that you need to be level 100! I tried in Oriel  :)  you need to be lvl 400!

So now after I lost a lot of time trying to understand how this new way to gather is working I ended up very confused and knowing nothing, really I wish that gathering item would be the same as it was once, with no need for special items to do that and it was so very simple and easy then.

Could someone, please help me?


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For elyos:
you pick up Essencetapper x100 from Riverain in Pernon (https://aioncodex.com/us/npc/830067/ 2nd tab in shop) then you go gather these
https://aioncodex.com/us/gathersource/403003/ then
and at 99 you go visit Vidur in Pernon (https://aioncodex.com/us/npc/830066/) to level up to 100.

For asmos:
same thing, 100 Essencetappers but from Pacheco in Pernon (https://aioncodex.com/us/npc/830151/, 2nd tab in the shop) then you go gather these
https://aioncodex.com/us/gathersource/403503/ then
and at 99 you go see Mitelken in Pernon (https://aioncodex.com/us/npc/830150/) to level up to 100.

Don't forget to pick up the gathering booster from the snake event npcs in Sanctum/Pandaemonium, it's up until the 16th, it'll help you level up your esencetapping faster.

Once you're at 100 Essencetapping, you can go gather drana in Ingisson/Gelkmaros, you'll need about 90~120 of each kind eventually (and probably more if you want to make some Pandora accessories) so no worries about overgathering. It's best to copy the locations (for the drana type you want to gather) for your faction into your memo pad in-game (shift+m is the default keybind), click them all to have them open on the map, check where there is 4-5 of them bunched together, and run from one to the other while equipped with a 199 essencetapping hat, they'll appear on the compass as soon as they have respawned.

for elyos:
https://aioncodex.com/us/gathersource/409250/ misty
https://aioncodex.com/us/gathersource/409251/ dewy
https://aioncodex.com/us/gathersource/409252/ withered
https://aioncodex.com/us/gathersource/409253/ flowering
https://aioncodex.com/us/gathersource/409254/ blooming

for asmos:
https://aioncodex.com/us/gathersource/409255/ woeful
https://aioncodex.com/us/gathersource/409256/ elegant
https://aioncodex.com/us/gathersource/409257/ wilting
https://aioncodex.com/us/gathersource/409258/ budding
https://aioncodex.com/us/gathersource/409259/ blossomed

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11 hours ago, Melodiosa-KT said:

@KAPA - Thank you much appreciated. :) I know you meant Orliel for Elyos, I'm starting to gather there and it will take me ages to get to lvl 99 even with the booster from the snake I only get one lvl so I need to find 57 rootless targena. :)

Thanks again. <3

I took a few hours to get from 1 to 120. What you do is go from 1-40, then 40 to 80, then 80 to 120. Find a location where you get 2 of the same gathering item close, and collect only them till you get to the next step.

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In the past, and probably it remains the same now, each item that you collect can only give experience in essencetapping up to +40 lvls over the required to gather. If you are gathering something that requires lvl 20 to collect it, you will only raise your essencetapping level to 61. (not 60. Cause it will still give some exp on that +40 level). Still it is better to try to gather materials that require a lvl closer of your essencetapping level. It seems you get some exp penalty when the difference is more than 10 levels and a bigger penalty if is between 20 and 40 under your level. It is not a really important thing. Maybe collecting higher materials you will require 1/2 or 1/3 actions to increase your level compared with materials near that -40 levels limit. Still if you have a lot of low level materials near and easy to gather, sometimes is better than having to move and look for better maths. 

I do not know the locations for different materials now. We used to have a lot of them in maps that were erased. I guess those materials are now distributed in the remaining maps. Take into consideration that some materials require an item to be collected (like some flask or extractors). All of them can be found in NPCs related with the proffession. 

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  • 2 years later...

Thanks for posting suggestions. 

FlamingYadda-KT - you are not confused the game is just confusing.  I don't think I have ever played a game as confusing as this. It feels as if the developers just jump-and-skip over the testing. Every time I level up and there is something new to learn I feel so lost. 

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