Is there an in game benefit for playing at higher difficulty?
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Join Date: Dec 2007
11-30-2010, 12:35 PM
Typically, the more players in a mission, the more enemies there are to fight. This naturally gives you more experience and more chances at loot.
If you are referring to the difficulty setting for missions, I can say based purely off my own observations that you get more experience for killing enemies and have a significantly higher chance at rarer items on elite difficulty over normal.
Edit: As you are a new player, I'll quickly explain the difficulty setting. You are able to increase the difficulty of missions you play. The three difficulty settings are Normal, Advanced and Elite. I don't have the forum post offhand which gives you the exact number boosts to experience and rare item drop chance, but it isn't trivial. However, advanced and elite difficulty modes bring minorish death penalties and enemies that start to become significant threats to your survival.