Siren's Grotto Old School AA Leveling Guide
Note: This guide was written during 2008 when Underfoot was the main expansion pack. It may be inaccurate for players currently on live. It contains a lot of information, some of which may still be useful to players which is why I have decided to preserve the guide. If you haven't already I recommend you read my Live Server's Siren's Grotto Leveling Guide. Those of you who play on a TLP server will want to use my Velious TLP Siren's Grotto Leveling Guide.
Siren's Grotto is a great place for players 60 - 65 to level up and also grind some AA XP. The XP here is abit mediocre but the amount of plat you can make while farming here is astounding. This is the best place in the game to farm Deepwater Ink which is a material used in Tradeskills that sells for quite a bit in The Bazaar.
Usually you can get 20 - 35pp for each Deepwater Ink and depending on your server (Progression Servers) the Netted Kelp gear can sell for quite a bit too.
The XP isn't the best in Siren's Grotto but you make so much money here it makes up for the lack of XP. I know this is a leveling guide section but it is important for you to make money as well as XP while leveling. Having extra money will allow you to buy gear which will help you level faster. At level 65 I was getting about 5% AA a kill in Siren's Grotto which isn't that bad considering how easy the mobs are to kill and how weak they are.
Depending on what gear you have and the amount of AAs you should be able to pull quite a few of them at once and be able to handle any trains the zone throws at you (which is good considering the terrible pathing here).
As for getting to Siren's Grotto you will want to get there via the Guild Hall; take the Cobalt's Scar port and run northwest, swim through the ocean until you find the entrance to Siren's Grotto underwater. Below is a picture of the route you'll be taking through Cobalt's Scar to get here.