So it's my first time playing this game, I'm playing an Int Priest right now with 102 Str and 172 Int (not sure if these stats are alright or if I need to reroll, planning on using Chitin +7). I started with absolutely nothing, am using quest equipment at the moment, and will most likely be using quest armor/jewels for Ardream if I choose to stop at 59. What little money I've scrounged is from quests and mining/fishing. I can never seem to get into Forgotten Temple, and I can never win a chest from Chaos (always bottom).
Now, one of my golden rules for F2P games is that I never, ever spend money on the cash shop. I make it a point to EARN everything in game, because it both increases the challenge and the sense of accomplishment I get if I succeed, it increases the fun, and I learn much more from the game playing in this manner. That said, since I am unfunded and I'm never able to get chests from Chaos or Temple (because it's always full within 3 seconds of allowing registration), where should I stop this character? I enjoy the PvE aspect and I cannot do PvP without a good group or a guild, neither of which I have yet (I cannot solo).
Should I stop at 59 for Ardream? Is there anything at 69 to consider stopping for (someone told me there is, but not what it is), or should I just go on past 69? What do you guys recommend?
For reference, my build for 59 would be 102 STR, 172 Int, rest Health, 54 Buff, 45 Heal.