What a miserable nightmare: 1 to 52 is a blink of the eye (and about 8 hours of bouncing around the map), but 52 to 58 in a single day was a marathon of misery through a minefield of all the broken / rancidly implemented systems in BDO. From the typical absurdity of the RNG gear gating being more important than character level, to the incompetence of the marketplace strangling what should be the most healthy and active game economy outside of EVE, to the insanity of blood-red grade desert mobs giving *LESS* XP than bone white ones in the Sausage yard, to what should be critical equipment upgrade missions being obscurly burried in the side mission listings (talking about the upgraded adventure book), to needing to hijack the XP grind by rerunning old side missions for the combat XP since the end game XP curve strats doing back flips. And on top of it all: The Shai totally sucks ass ... Absolute worst character in the game due to the total crap movement speed compound by the irritating hops instead of being able to sprint in combat mode, and then on top of that her move set is just flat lazy (seriously?!?!?! 4 combat skills & no combos!?!?!?!). The only thing I liked about her was the healing moves. Don't get me wrong, I am not saying that the people who like her shouldn't play her if they want to (I'm kinda hoping you do, since I am planning on dumping her main & off hands right back on the market as soon as I get home from work) but I sure as hell won't be & I sure as hell will not be going through that miserable leveling marathon again if the GMs decide to rerun it for the next charracter that gets released: the 5 gold bricks were no where near worth it.