I'll be adding to this as we go along (and as the game goes along).
The difficulty curve in this game is pretty ridiculous right now, and there is no 'middle ground' monsters. They are either easy or you're dead. This does soon change to useless vs you still need a party. If you really wanna try this game out give me or Archmike a shout on mumble and we will party up with you. A part makes this game, and if you don't want to get the wrong idea, group up!
Step 1 - Leveling
Ok so you want to get yourself to Tier 2 of your chosen battleframe. Remember you need to fill a path from both the middle and either top or bottom lanes (you dont need each skill) to get the Tier 2 Frame. Once unlocked it then costs 5000 crystite to buy. Getting crystite should be easy though. The best way to level is to just thump with your stock thumper, or group up and take down incursions/towers. Remember a Tier 2 frame will set your ability back a bit, and you will become a little more fragile, but this will quickly change as you start crafting components you unlock.
Step 2 - Mineral Wealth Acquisition
Get thumping. The best way of mining is actually to use your sonic detonators on mining nodes, but thumping can be fun and also gets XP, so it's a balance. Usually if we are thumping we will move locations regularly mining nodes in between. Thumping difficulty is dependant on two main factors: thumper size and thumping location. Closer to the meld you will get more difficult, but more lucrative thumping. Further away you can risk using a larger thumper with a smaller group.
- Get Bismuth
Bismuth is one of the most important minerals you will use, so mine it each time you see it. It is a cyan/yellow color.
Step 3 - Wait for more content
Unfortionately there isn't much to do once Tier 2, but hopefully they will be adding more content in as well as more PvP!