I believe you will be getting only 10% penalty for sorcerer-paladin; prestige classes never count towards penalties. Penalties are present on HG, however the class spread is often more important than how fast you advance. Eventually if you persist, you *will* get 80, sooner or later Note that if you get all lowbie tags, you will be awarded with 5% bonus to XP, among other goodies. Oh and they say, doing all lowbie tasks is more than enough to get you to 40, at which point you can level up quite fast, doing the appropriate runs.
As @fallen said, you will get a penalty -- I have several dragons matching that class breakdown and they all have the penalty.
You can mitigate by completing all the lowby quests (5% xp boost) or just swallow it -- it doesn't really impact you until you hit 55+ because of the amount of xp it takes to advance from one level to the next.
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Post by elnar shadowfox on Jun 13, 2012 18:50:29 GMT
The other part it took me a while to figure out - lowbie runner that I am - is many builds are meant to be created via reinarcnation and not to be leveled up from scratch. Some builds will note that and some even note the build would be hard to play before Demi count x or whatnot.
As commented, there's a difference between 'levels slower' due to XP penality and 'levels painfully' due to feats / splash class / etc that you don't get until Level 40, Legendary Levels or Demi counts.
I've leveled toons with XP penalties and not really noticed a difference going from 1 to 40.
Thanks for the replies guys. This server/mod is so epic so much has changed. I played NWN a lot on a server called GWP about 5 years ago but I'm feeling well out of my depth here. Having a tonne of fun though.