The difficulties modes help bring a different experience to different types of gamers. There are four difficulty modes: Easy, Normal, Hard, and Ultimate. Easy Mode is basically for anyone who has never played an MMO before. You level very quickly but are limited to level 30 as the maximum. Normal Mode is where the game really starts and where the majority of players will remain. This is the baseline for leveling up and the level cap is 60, the maximum. Hard Mode gets a bit trickier. 4story Gold players have to unlock Hard Mode by leveling a character to 30 in Normal Mode.Leveling up is slower, but as a reward you get extra stat points and can use more equipment. Ultimate Mode is for the hardcore gamer. A player must level a Hard Mode character to 30 in order to unlock Ultimate Mode. Leveling up is a challenge, but the player gets a lot of stat points and can use any item appropriate for their class.