K'TILQR wrote:The reason I said 30 is that some veterans who are long standing mentors may never have bothered to level up. I am sometimes surprised to see long established players still not at 40
Isn't that a problem, though? That means they aren't in touch with the current shape of the game.
I haven't been playing as long as many, but when I started, the game was overwhelmingly large. Yet, it's far bigger now. Lengendary beasts, golem towers, city buildings outside of trade posts, city sewers, kingdom buildings, kingdom perks, daily swag giveaways*, a dozen unlocks per level, flag attacks, fire, food bonuses on kills, many new skills, new skill points, new ways to get skill points (that aren't even unlock until 35 now), many new beasts, and so on. Heck, that alone is a lot of stuff not to mention all the old stuff.
Do you really think someone still stuck at level 30 is going to be able to help well with any of it, how it changes early choices, and so on? Being a responsive mentor doesn't make them a good mentor, necessarily. (There is an exception to this.. there are some players that have plenty of experience with the new stuff -- even level 40 stuff -- but are still level 30. And I don't mean alts, though that explains it, too.)
* Ok, not that. Just seeing who's paying attention.