Since people here like numbers, does anyone have some numbers for leveling via events or via missions?
Those who know me know that I basically just do dungeons all day long unless I’m teaching someone how to play or how to do something or otherwise helping another player. I don’t really level with events though I do my weeklies/dailies (Weeklies I learned about basically by reaching level 20 while leveling multiple classes. I don’t do fishing or pvp weeklies, though I did finish the leveling quests).
It took me, as a new player without prior information on the game, about 9 in-game days to hit 30 on all classes. This appears to includes time I spent overleveling, waiting around in town, teaching players, and other tasks that do not give exp. (The time is based on armory time). The reason why I mention new player is because I learned most of the dungeons by trial and error in runs that took long enough that enemies respawned and didn’t know how exp worked until later.
This took about 49 real life days or 7 weeks. In terms of in-game time, that is about 233 hours when I hit 30 in all classes. If we were to calculate that in a different manner, we can assume that 233/8=29 hours per class. 233/5=46 hours per class if we look at removing the mission exp. So around 50 hours per class if we also remove event exp. But, I’d estimate that I spend about 2 hours per 8 hours I play doing non-exp stuff like teaching other players. So 29*3/4 = about 22. 46*3/4 = about 35 hours. 50*3/4 = about 38 hours. So 38 hours would be about the time it would take me to level up a character to 30 using only dungeons. This is somewhat estimated and was not done with absolute maximum efficiency, but should still be accurate enough to use if someone has the numbers for leveling via events and leveling via missions. The reason why I mentioned real life time as well is because that is what missions and events revolve around while dungeons revolve around waiting in queue.
I only started doing the MSQ when I was leveling up my last classes to 30. I also hit level 30 before doing the anniversary questline, which rewards a decent amount of exp, so while the MSQ does have an effect on my exp, it is not a major source of my exp.