I’ve been playing DQ off and on for years and have recently started enjoying it again.
I see posts from people talking about finding only X legendary pets per hour, requiring over a full day to level from 1-99 with multiple ascensions, etc.
Now I understand that some of these people have min-maxed their characters to the extreme, so I don’t expect numbers like that, but I’ve been working on my 5th ascension for weeks (I don’t even want to think about when I finally get the final perk) and have only ever found like 3 legendary pets total, all of which from feats (which takes forever since I very rarely run into enslavers).
I’m using a Nadroji robe/ring for the rarity bonus, one Crystalline and Eternalized piece, Eternal Blessing of the Faun with a crystal luck affix, and multiple experience legend affixes and mythstones. All the other affixes are mostly HP or luck. My hireling is primarily DPS with a bit of luck to offset the loss from having two characters active. I know my gear isn’t necessarily maximized for one particular purpose, but I’m willing to make slight sacrifices to ensure I’m not missing any good drops, and I can’t imagine a few marginal values are dropping my speeds by ridiculous levels. Also, with maximum values to things like luck and experience, I didn’t really think it was necessary to make a full gear set specifically for farming items or experience when they could more or less be combined.
I was farming floor 101m3, but I realized my kill speed was just as fast at higher levels so now I am in the 500s to make sure I don’t miss any decent drops.
I have read through the forums to try to find good guides or answers, but most of them talk about ascending on f101m3 with a DPS character to offset (which is fine to get me at or near 50, but doesn’t help from 50 to 99).
Does anyone know of a good resource or things I could try to increase my leveling speed? That is my primary concern, but once I finally do get all the perks I am after I’m willing to bet that I am farming inefficiently (especially for pets, seriously, how do people get multiple legendary pets in an hour or so?) so any resources on that would be welcome.