Finally, level 75!

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Not on Hive (I wish), but on Rising Star.

Why was level 75 important? Because a new mission got unlocked, that will allow me to advance to the next zone, the Country Tour one.

Now all I have to do is play the newly activated Band Auditions mission enough times to unlock 4 band members to be able to recruit them. There is an element of chance involved, because only 1 in 5 missions will unlock a slot. The bottleneck was reaching level 75 so I can play the mission, I have over 20x more fans than required.

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In fact, the experience is the only factor that cannot be controlled by pushing no matter how much funds into the game (unless you buy a Hive account entirely, I suppose, with everything associated with it).

Otherwise experience is gained by playing the game, in time. And the higher your rank, the more difficult it is to level up.

When you first join the game, to move to level 2 you need 50 XP. I don't have access to Illegal Busking details right now - the only mission you can play when you start the game - buy I believe you receive 10 XP for playing it. Or maybe it's up to 10, I don't remember. Anyway, one should be able to rank up to level 2 within the first day.

For the next level you need 100 XP. Twice as difficult, but still manageable, and easy to achieve. The way this progresses is by adding 50 to the required XP to level up at every level.

Here are some key levels I calculated using a spreadsheet, tracking backwards from my level:

LevelXP Needed to Rank Up
10500
201000
301500
402000
502500
603000
703500
753750
804000
904500
1005000

The formula for the required XP to rank up at each level seems easy:

required_XP_to_level_up = 50 * your_current_level

But that only says one thing: that the require XP to level up grows proportionally with the current level, while the means to gather XP grow to some extent, but certainly not proportionally with the level.

That's why it takes a long time to level up at higher levels.

For example, I am an active RisingStar player. I looked at my previous posts about the game and found one where I mentioned my level.

I was at level 45 then. And the post is from almost 6 months ago. So it took me 6 months to grow from level 45 to level 75. Roughly, that means 93000 XP (depends where at level 45 was I). Or 15500 XP per month. Or roughly 3900 XP per week. Or roughly 517 XP per day.

Looks like to reach level 100, 110000 XP are needed from the point where I am (level 75, going on 76). Sounds like about the year-end to reach level 100. Maybe sooner if I can earn more XP on the 3rd zone which I'll unlock soon enough, hopefully.

I saw people beyond level 150 at RisingStar. To reach level 150, you need 566250 XP.

Based on my experience from the last 6 months and rounding it up, I would have made roughly 400k XP since the launch of RisingStar.

So how come they did better?

Two possible explanations in my opinion. They optimized the game much better than I did and play more missions that give extra XP.

Or there are better XP rewards for the missions in the zones I haven't unlocked yet (seems logical).

Could be a combination of the two.

Anyway, this is the first time when I look at RisingStar from the perspective of XP numbers. Looks like I'll have to be more careful what missions I play from the XP point of view. So far I often optimized based on the length of the mission and choosing longer ones if I didn't want to be interrupted and shorter ones I interruptions were ok.

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Being at Level 111, I can say that you do earn more EXP (and STARBITS) from each mission as you progress. However, it still takes time to progress from one level to the next. It's just like HIVE...consistency is key and it doesn't matter how long it takes as long as you are progressing.

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Yep, thanks for your input. Sounds about right, but still the amount of XP doesn't grow as quickly, so it'll take longer, which I'm ok with. It's normal to get harder as you level up.

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Thanks for the insight. I am at Level 24 and trudging along.
I am enjoying the game. There is a lot to figure out as you go along

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It's not a difficult game, that's why many are enjoying it. But still one can optimize it here and there for better results.

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Don't know much about this stuff, but I do know if you are on a list; that's crushing it - I'm happy for you!! @gadrian

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So, we'd better get ourselves on more lists! As long as it's not the "most wanted" one, lol. Although I suppose that shows performance too, but as a bad guy.

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You can run more music lessons for more xp, but you will get less starbits in exchange. Hi from ListNerds.

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Yes I know. I focused more on STARBITS so I can buy 12 PACKS more often. But depending what limits will be waiting for me in the next zone, I might be running more music lessons to grow my XP quicker.

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Congrats on the new mission. Kind of weird they shoved a 75 amongst all the multiples of 10. Maybe just to keep us on our toes. Thanks for the info.

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I think that i took a look at that one but couldn't make myself really interested, maybe it's not my thing.
From the gaming experience on Blockchain i done the Splinterlands and I'm satisfied how that one works.

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Yep, Splinterlands is awesome and will be more so!

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Congrats!! Rising Star looks pretty fun, haven't waded into that realm yet, but I am so glad you are enjoying it!😊

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Well, it's easy to play and doesn't take much time, if you ever want to take the plunge. You can start playing for free too, which is pretty rare for a game that is still around after 2 years.

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That's awesome! And maybe this fall after growing season I'll give it a go, I've got a ton of farming to do over the next sixth months lol!

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Yes, farming first! We need to eat. :)

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Very nice Adrian. I am at level 35 but I generally plug away at it daily since I can do it in the background.

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You're doing quite well. I imagine you haven't started long ago.

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Wow, 75....I'm getting close. At 71 myself...But wow, it drags right now lol

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Nice! Only 4 levels to be able to play Band Auditions. Now that I got used to RS, I wish I had started from the time it was launched. Wasted time...

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I am level 145 but I have been playing this game for like a year now. It's slow but I don't really see any point in buying the XP cards. As for my mission choice, I tend to choose the ones that maximize my energy usage but maybe I should reconsider now that I have some extra cakes.

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Wow! 145 in a year, that's really well! Looks like your strategy to maximize the energy usage also gave you a lot of extra XP, overall, compared to longer missions that take 100% energy.

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I have been consistently on level 0 for the last few months.

At least I am committed.

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Looks like it! Out of curiosity, since I've seen you write about football. Do you play Rabona? Or you prefer sports in real life?

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