mauman wrote:If the latter, at what approximate level will travel unlock? And will it screw up difficulty progression (I've read there's difficulty scaling as you beat each location, and I'm ok with that). I want to take advantage of my racial skills (vampire and dark elf particularly) but I'd rather not wait a whole game for it.
You can travel to another realm/continent as long as you 1, have Town Portal you can cast multiple times and 2, know a location with "high magic presence", one of which is Tularean Forest´s South Tower (for which you need either Water Walk, Fly or Water Breathing potions ... and enough HP to survive trees). As for difficulty progression, I˙ve read that Bolster only really kicks in when you beat a continent, so it shouldn˙t. Not knowing exactly though. (shrug)