So if i'm right i've been playing about a month now and i'm lvl 618 at the time. Even in the 600's i'm still averaging about 3 levels a day now. I was hoping to help out newcomers avoid my mistakes. Stats: Everyone is always asking about stats, but here is the basic rundown. You want a good balance. Basically keep every stat up. here is mine at lvl 865 Energy: 1015 Stamina: 1000 (2000 points) Health: 11650 (1165 points) Atk: 1445 Def: 1445 I keep my Best Attack items equipped so when i'm fighting Bosses I can do more damage since my DEF is high enough to protect me decently. *NOTE* Due to the amount refilled when you level going above 3000 energy isn't very useful at the moment. Basically you need defense so your not a target and a healthy balance of Health & Attack to keep pushing out good damage. Energy lets you get money without losing HP that you have to pay to heal and Health not only helps increase damage for punch Achievements, but also gives you more time between paying for heals which can really hurt your income. TIPS & TRICKS: Slayer Fighting Do Outbreaks first. Most outbreak items that drop are Destructible which are 1 time use when you attack slayers. So by doing outbreaks first you make sure you have a stockpile of them for when you attack slayers As you level your "Squad" grows. These are friends friends you added. Always goto Profile/Top Squad and to to keep all your Top Squad slots filled As you level more will open up until you hit the max of 20 and then you can start working on Hired Squad (NPC's) that also max out at 20 around lvl 1500. If you don't have enough friends Post in Forum, Post in the Global Chat box,.. or click FIGHT and click everyones name on the list and send them invites. Make sure to fill your contracts so that you get a Attack % Boost. Go to Profile and click the "PUBLISH Contracts" to have you friends fill these. Improve Gear *see Gear section* Attack is EVERYTHING. Whe you attack they compare your attack to their defense and if you don't beat their defense you don't get ANY money, might actually LOSE money and you both take damage presumably you will take more if your the losing party. Remember you should always be upgrading properties & buying new ones when they are available at each location. The higher your income form properties the more it cost your rival players to put a bounty on your head or ambush you!. HANDLING SQUADS Tips & Tricks Ideally you want 5 of you 20 top squad to be pointmean to give you the max 10% bonus to Attack and defense. The other 15 should be players that have large attack or defense Formula for Max Attack of Defense is ( # of Unlocked Squad Slots * Stat) = Max Stat. So if your Attack is 1000 and you have all 20 Top Squad slots unlocked the max attack your squad can add to your attack when attacking a slayer is 20players * 1000atk = 20,000. Now if the attack of all your top squad players & hired is less then 20,000 then you bring what ever it totals. The MAX Top Squad is the Total Attack and Defense of all top squad memebers. Thiis what your attack or defense COULD BE if your personal attack of defense was high enough. Keep in mind this works on totals not individuals. SO if your attack is 100 and you only have 5 slots unlocked then 5 * 100 = 500 attack max. This could be 4 players with only 1 attack and a 5th player with 2000atk to max out that 500 or 5 players with 100 attack each. So if you lots of big hitters you can add players with smaller stats and it wont matter so long as the people or npc's in your top squad's combined attack or defense is = or greater then the CURRENT TOP SQUAD Strength then your doing the bets you can. Keep in mind if you have 5 slots unlocked every 1 point you add in attack of defense also is 1 point for each of you Top Squad so 1 point is more like 6 points (1 for you + 5 top squad) if your level 1500 and have all 20 squad and 20 hired slots unlocked then 1 point is actually 41 attack of defense. (1 you + 20 top squad + 20 hired) Hired Squad works the same way. My hired squad is Roughnecks and Brawlers. Roughnecks to max out my slots because their cheap.. and Brawler because there attack and defense is the highest and takes longer for them to become out dated. (When you add a brawler his attack and defense is 120% of your current attack and defense, but as you level his stats stay the same unless you pay 10 UN to update him to 120% of your attack and defense again.) Because there 120% of both stats you can level quite a few times before they become out dated and this means you can use a few roughnecks (only 5UN!!) to max out your hired slots and save UN coins for something else like gear! Ideal setup- Top Squad is 15 players & 5 Pointman's, Hired Squad is 17 Brawlers and 3 RoughNecks. This gives you the Max possible % bonuses on top Squad and on Hired Squad guarantee's you Max Hired Str with as little UN spent as possible. BOSS FIGHTING Squad doesn't matter here it's just your attack/defense & items. Don't forget at higher levels you get 2 weapon slots for yourself. (but not Squad mates.) Always attack using POWER ATTACK for the bonus. If you have less then 5 sta wait to get you get 5 then use power attack. Your killing your investment by doing single attacks with 1 exception. Look on the home page and filter by BOSS. Here you can see all your friends asking for help with boses. Look for bosses that are within reason for your too attack. Find bosses here that have a rewards tab that require XXX of dmg to be done. Then do a single power attack against them to see if you can easily hit that required stamina to get the items. If not move on.. my rule is 5% if i can't do 5% of the required damage for the reward in a single power attack then i usually move on it depends on how good the item is. You can equip a full attack set of gear for fighting bosses but watch your health, I prefer a balanced suit since unlike attacking slayers your guaranteed to hit and be rewarded, but more damage = more reward. The Exp you get from fighting bosses even with power attacks is not the most efficient way to level up, but once you kill a boss you get a nice bonus exp & some nice ITEMS and that's why boss fighting is worth it. Don't fight random bosses just to gain exp it's not the most efficient way to do it but some of those rewards when they die are nice and THOSE rewards are based off how much damage you did so less damage less reward. Don't forget if your just trying to finish off a boss that your running out of Stamina for or just to unlock the next area, ect.. Then you can click the button to let anyone attack and click the "ASK FOR HELP" button to publish you want help with the boss and let others attack it. YOu can set damage limits for other players but i rarely do this some find it frustrating. Just get your minimal damage you wnat out of it then ask for help. Always look for bosses that people need help with. Most of the time you can either deal XXX min damage to get some nice items or attack at least twice to get a chance at a random item/un drop once boss is defeated. Pay attention to the Bosses Level. Most Achievements for Bosses give you rewards for defating a boss or coop boss the 1st, 5th, and 10th time. Also most boss unlocks that require you defeating another boss require you to defeat that boss 1, 5, or 10 times. So focus on the killing the bosses below lvl 10 first to get the most bosses unlocked and skill point achievements.