Diploma Vendor Location Moved (OAC)
Breaking Diploma Quest News
Many of you have already noticed that the diploma vendors are NO LONGER on the Island near silence. Do not panic, they have not been removed from the game. They have simply been moved to Greenmont.
This seems a little less convenient, but after I thought about it, I was cool with this change. I do not carry my diplomas in my bag. Since ther is no bank on the Island, you have to run to a bank when you want to get diploma reward weapons and trinkets.
The diploma vendors are now located in the north east part of Greenmont. The icon depicting them is a sword. It is located down the ramp from the central area. They are inside of a building next to the building whos icon is a comb (where you change the look and race of your toon).
Diplomas and Leveling
Diplomas gear might not seem that great, but all OAC players should still get them. A lot of people ask, " What is a diploma for? " For some odd reason, the answers show ambivalence. Personally, I think that even level 70s need to work the diploma quest.
Diplomas are a currency that you can use to buy XP gear. This gear helps you level. The xp buff stacks, but only if you have one of each type. Gear of the same type doesn't stack. Watch the gear mastery, some low level light purple gear doesn't give extra XP.
Diplomas are daily quests, the reward being the diploma. To understand why I think every player needs them, you have to look at the rewards. If you check out the vendors near the diploma quest, you can look at the reward. You can get a nice, sparkly weapon or trinket. There is a good video below.
The stats themselves didn't really impress me, it is the gear mastery that gets my attention. The diploma gear has a gear mastery talent that gives you 15% extra experience on enemies. What? That's right an experience gear mastery! Sweet.
If you are not level 70, you need to go start getting diplomas right now. Seriously, 15% extra experience on enemies can really speed up the journey to 70. Trust me, you want to take your time to get the diplomas. Because it's a daily, it means you can only do it once a day. It will take you 5 days to get a weapon and 7 days to get a trinket. Then you can level faster!
Level 70s Read This Part!
So, you're all like, "Man, I'm level 70. I don't need no 15% experience. What you talking bout woman!" You might be right. Or, I might be right, and if that's the case I will be beating you to 80. Then, you people who calleded me a noob will be the noobs, bwahajah.
Wait? Did I just say 80? Think about it!! Getting the level cap raised is something we have been waiting for for a long time. Now, I don't work for Gameloft, so I don't know when they will raise the level cap. However eventually, they are going to raise the level cap. And then 15% experience will seem pretty good.
One day, we will finally get our dreams come true. And here is Gameloft giving us a way to get level 80 even faster. But, there is the problem. The diploma quest is a long chain. Like it takes time to turn a mech pet into a mechanical mount, it takes a long time to get decent diploma gear.
I know I don't wanna be the guy, ( I know, I'm a girl, but whatever) caught without the experience gear mastery reward on day Gameloft makes the level cap 80. Then there is still the question of how long this daily will last? Is I temporary or permanent?
In case you care, I got the dagger for my assassin, who is now 61, Yay! I have to say, boy I wish I had started this earlier. All my alts, including my 70s are getting these!
How Diploma Rewards Work
The way that the Diploma quest rewards work kind of remind me of trading generators temple gear for blue 2.5 epics. You begin by collecting either 5 or 7 diplomas. Then you can trade them in for a weapon or trinket.
The first weapon/trinket you get equates to about level 35, in my opinion. It's not that great. However, it is mandatory that you purchase this first weapon or trinket. To get the next weapon or trinket you trade the first weapon or trinket in with another stack of diplomas. You will continue to trade in the weapon or trinket and a stack of diplomas until you have the best weapon or trinket possible.
As you can see, getting a decent diploma reward is going to take awhile. Now, going back to the wild guess that there will be a level 80 on Order and Chaos Online some day. You must equip the gear to gain the experience. If you only have the first levels your removing valuable stats. You will have a handicap.
If you want the experience boots, but also don't want to be set back in level 70-80 zones, you need the best weapon and trinket possible. It's the easiest quest in the world. You just beat a dummy. I see many of you already beating the dummy in Silence. So why not hit the dummy on the island near Silence?
Which Diploma Reward is Better?
You Only Get One Of Each
Some of you might be thinking you'll get two dagers or trinkets. However, it does not work that way. Pay attention to the stats and wording on the weapons and trinkets. You will see it says unique equipped.
This means you can only wear one of the item. You can probably waste diplomas on a second dagger. However, I think you'll find that you cannot equip it because it is unique and cannot be worn twice.
If you don't know where to go for the diploma quest keep reading. The initial quest starts in Silence. There is an NPC on the left side of the road heading to the must traders camp. This quest will take you to the big island North East of Silence. Once you finish the quest, you no longer go to Silence to get the quest. You will return to the island.
I'm excited for my alts, and excited to know that if level 80 comes, the journey won't take as long.
Good Diploma Video
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