We play games to have fun, yes?
Lost Ark can be super confusing when you’re a new player, there’s a lot of different aspects of the game to learn. That said, lets talk about chilling and getting things done, without rushing, stressing ilvl, and paying to advance in the game.
Starting your journey in LA is simple. Rethramis is the first continent your on, just complete all those quest and side quest (start doing daily rapports asap too).
From here, our order of continents to go through are as follows:
Rethramis > Yudia > West Laturra > East Laturra
Its all connected! Finally we set sail, off to new and exciting adventures!
GO EXPLORING!! You see those islands that says 250? Those are safe to do below level 50. Do all of the islands you can while leveling to 50 (going back and forth from island hopping to main quest is A-Okay.)
After some exciting exploration, you should visit the following continents to continue the main story:
Tortoyk > Annika > Arthetine > Shushire
PAUSE!!! Your main quest after Arthetine will tell you to go to North Vern. If you’ve followed what I’ve said so far, your already over level 50 and will get Strumburge (the boat you get to go to Shushire) and will have 0 difficulty doing the content. ***Side Note: If you payed attention to the story, at the end, they tell you that you should visit Shushire This does not break any questing, in fact, it saves you from messing up your vern pass on accident.
Wow! You’re half way through the world already! Time to do North Vern and get your T1 gear! This will be a very fast upgrade. If you’ve followed everything i said previously, your swimming with T1 mats and will more than likely be sitting there just honing until you’re at the ilvl you need.
GO EXPLORING!!! Remember how you seen those islands that had a higher level than 250? Well, now you can access more of them with your new ilvl!! Yay!
Your next set of continents are as follows:
Rohendel > Yorn > Feiton > Punkia > South Vern
From here on out, you already kinda know what you’re doing. You should have unlocked your UNA tasks a long while ago (like before or after Arthetine by just exploring), and should have started doing those after unlocking them
By now, your collectibles should be looking pretty nice, with at a minimum of 20+ souls. You should also have so many T1 and T2 mats that you have chest put away in your roster storage because you have such an abundance.
OH! Almost forgot, those T1 and T2 chest, backpacks, bundles, etc that you get while doing all the T1 and T2 islands, put them away in your roster storage until you need them. Opening them binds those materials to that character. They can be shared on other toons if you leave them in their chest and in your roster storage.
While you’re on the continents, its best to complete everything on your adventure tome, excluding rapport, before leaving to go to the next area. Just a heads up: There will be some Una task and/or rapport foods that you’ll have to wait on for some of the tomes.
Punika starts T3, once you’re there, you will need to start the T3 grind and will already have a bunch of stuff chilling in your storage to get you started. T3 has a few levels to it, I wont get into that here.
Have fun and play at your own pace.
Note: If you’re only worried about getting to T3 as fast as possible, this post is not for you