This was the last achievement I finished in this game and I wanted to provide you all with some information not in any of the other achievements.
For all intents and purposes, I will be referring to "Player Points" from the game as "XP" here.
For those unaware, Level 99
is the highest level in the game.
After finishing every other achievement in the game, I was between 55-65. I say that, because I did do a little Arcade grinding for XP between my attempts at some of the Quick Battle opponents.
Be sure to check my guide for the Quick Battle achievement as well, it can be found here: Solution for Sudden Temptation in SoulCalibur V
When you are in the Level 50's, it only takes 1200xp to reach the next level.
Once you reach Level 60, it takes 1800xp to reach the next level all the way up until you reach Level 99, which is the highest level in the game.
Unfortunately, I didn't keep a log of the XP needed per level until I reached level 60, but I do have some numbers for all of you who are curious.Level 60:
57,000 XPLevel 70:
75,000 XPLevel 80:
93,000 XPLevel 90:
111,000 XPLevel 99: 127,200 XP
While going for the Wind of Battle achievement (I grinded it out, and you can find my results for it here: Solution for Wind of Battle in SoulCalibur V
), you still get some XP assuming you win a round, and you will. It isn't much XP, but I still recommend going for it first before you aim for this achievement. If you are worried too much about wasting your time, then I suggest grinding the Level 99 achievement until you reach 85 or so and then aim for the 20,000 hits achievement (assuming it hasn't already unlocked) and Wind of Battle.
My final stats for this game, which some of you may find helpful to understand how long it takes to reach level 99 are as follows:Arcade Mode Completions:
30Quick Battle Wins:
652Quick Battle Losses:
198 (145 of these are due to the Wind of Battle Achievement)Ranked Match Wins:
49Ranked Match Losses:
46Player Match Wins:
12Player Match Losses:
And that's all in addition to completing the story.
Other than that, there isn't much I can add to the other solutions.
Arcade and Quick Match (Ring-Outs) do end up yielding about the same amount of XP per match.
Both Nightmare and Ivy are great for easy ringouts against Ozanius, you use LT with Nightmare and LB with Ivy.
can finish rounds in 8s with just 6 hits if they all land.
Natsu's spam however averaged 20s/round, so I wouldn't recommend it if you are just trying to rush the achievement as fast as you can.
I got bored doing nothing but ringouts, so I would switch it up with Arcade every once in a while before I started just using various styles against various E5 opponents in Quick Battle.
Mostly I was just trying to ensure that Astaroth stayed at the top of my Total Style Usage list.
In the end, my game timer for Total Play Time was 65h37m14s, but I also spent 8 hours in creation and 2.5 hours in training. That said, I estimate it still took me 59 hours to complete this game, as I don't believe the game counts loading times.