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The Good Missions Guide: A Heroic Levelling Journey through Story Arcs


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On 1/21/2021 at 4:39 PM, Zhym said:

One final note: some of these are old-school arcs that will send you hopping all over Paragon City, so I'd recommend having some fast cross-zone travel powers set up to make that less painful

No... enjoy the sights! If you're playing the storyline, always take the scenic route.

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1 hour ago, Gulbasaur said:

No... enjoy the sights! If you're playing the storyline, always take the scenic route.

Hah!  There's slow, and then there's crawling.  There are only so many times I need to see the scenery of a tram station. :)

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On 1/7/2020 at 9:47 AM, Gulbasaur said:

If you're a vigilante you should speak to Shauna Braun in Independence Port to check out her new i26 story arc - it really helps progress the idea of your character as operating in shades of grey. Martin Weintraub in Talos Island has the Freaklympics early game story arc, which is pretty neat. It's also work heading over to Ouroboros and speaking to Twilight's Son for his Smoke and Mirrors arc, which was formerly a short task force. It's worth doing just to see the unique scenery, but the story isn't bad either.

It might be useful to add level ranges to the above text—I hadn't realized that Twilight's Son had a level cap for his missions.  For some reason, I thought everyone in Ouroboros was good up to 50+.  So there I was, looking for something to do at level 35 after finishing Night Ward, and I figured I'd do Twilight Son's arc.  Kind of a surprise when he had nothing for me! 

 

Shauna Braun and Martin Weintraub are both (25-29), and Twilight's Son is (25-34).

 

On 1/7/2020 at 9:47 AM, Gulbasaur said:

If you're a vigilante you could speak to The Major (35-40) in Brickstown. This mission is unique because it's one of the very, very few where you explicitly don't just "arrest" your enemies. It has some unusual steps and is worth doing, even if I think the whole thing is slightly bad taste. 

The Major is actually available at levels (30-40).  I agree that it's worth doing for vigilantes, most of whom are probably just fine not "arresting" people.  But I found this arc less engaging than other vigilante & rogue arcs, mostly because of the dead drop and keyword structure.

 

BTW, if you think The Major's story is in slightly bad taste, have you done the tip missions to go from Vigilante to Villain?  Some of those are pretty dark.  But they're also really well done, IMO—some of the best missions in the game from a character story perspective.  I highly recommend doing the alignment round trip through tip missions at least once.

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After about a year away I'm picking up where I left off from level 40, which I reached using this excellent guide.

 

I'm also grabbing mission specific accomplishment badges as I go, which took me to Founders Falls, for Maxwell Christopher's missions for his 'Find out why Nemesis is concerned with the weather' mission for the Meteorologist badge.

 

He didn't offer it straight away, but did offer the 'Eternal Nemesis' arc, which..  while very long... was a great dive into the Nemesis faction and all its twisted plots within plots... ending in a fun final encounter.

 

Thought it worth mentioning, as your guide takes me straight to Peregrine Island, but there's some good content in the 40-45 range in Founder's Falls too.

 

For context, the entire 16 part 'Eternal Nemesis' arc didn't even take me from level 40 to 41... so I'm not worried about outlevelling Tina in Peregrine.

 

 

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6 hours ago, Chequers said:

For context, the entire 16 part 'Eternal Nemesis' arc didn't even take me from level 40 to 41... so I'm not worried about outlevelling Tina in Peregrine.

Oh, good call! I remember when Nemeis was touted as the big bad of the pre-CoV game. Lord Recluse and Arachos largely stole Nemesis's Thunder.

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21 minutes ago, littlelitz said:

Can you outlevel a story arc once you've started it? Say an arc is 5-9 and I start the story arc at 9 and level to 10 during the mission, will I still be able to complete the arc?

Yes. However, if the story arc has that book icon next to it then you'll still be able to complete the arc, regardless of your level.

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Men get arrested, Skulls get put down!

 

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4 hours ago, littlelitz said:

Can you outlevel a story arc once you've started it? Say an arc is 5-9 and I start the story arc at 9 and level to 10 during the mission, will I still be able to complete the arc?

You can continue it until the end of an arc. If you start the contact at level 9, you can keep going until that story arc is done. You can always finish an arc you've started. 

 

There are a couple of contacts that give you more than one story arc (more common redside, though), so make sure you don't outlevel the next story arc. 

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