Maykay wrote:I just finished the Normal playthrough of my first character in MXL. I noticed there were some elite areas along the way. Is it worth doing these or should I just proceed to NM?
You may enter the elite zones from act 5 regardless of what difficulty you are playing. The extra experience gain is substantial. For normal difficulty for example you can gain between 5 and 10 extra level ups if you clear all those spots, allowing you to easy reach Baal around level 54.
But since you already got to nightmare , it's not worth going back to normal . You can clear those places on nightmare . Each elite zone on act 5 nightmare can provide between half a level and 1 level up extra xp, depending on your character level and if you got any extra experience gain gear (or xp shrine ,which would be nice )
I always clear those spots on every difficulty while leveling a new character.