So I finally got to start playing the game last night (mc is 'Tahmus Hawke' a Human Guardian on the Dragonbrand server until I can migrate to Tarnished Coast where my guild is) and I'm currently on level 8... but I'm ahead of my level.
Not so much that its upscaling me, but enough that I've found myself at an empass due to the ferocity of a boss. I'm on the level 10 (or 11?) mission after the trial on the human noble story, "Fall of the Falcons" or some such... anyway, after defending the outpost, a level 11 (or 12? I dunno, I wasn't paying attention) Centaur dude challenges me to a duel and he basically just trows me around like a rag doll.
Now here's my problem... I've done all the side quests I know about... all the people with hearts to fill have them full, and I've located all the waypoints on my map save for those too far into high level beastie territory (I got one in the level 14 area past the outpost I'm at in the storyline even), but I'm still just level 8. I didn't think much about being under level for these missions, especially after the last one gave me a level 8 weapon, so I figured it was normal... but now I'm getting my butt handed to me.
I'm sure I can figure something out on my own, even if it mean farming events, but I just thought I'd ask if there was something I missed, or if event farming is a normal thing I'll have to do throughout the game... anyway thanks for your time and any suggestions you might have, and I hope I don't sound too stupid here, lol.