First couple things I would say is that missions and boxes 1 and 2 at level 50 are easily soloable, box 3 missions are soloable but the actual box you want around 3 people, box 4 missions are doable with 2 people but 3 is easier, the box 4 is doable barely with a team of 6 good 50 players, tho i recommend 2 teams of 6 so 12 players in total.
Second there have been some changes by SOE made to some of the missions, in actual fact I now beleive the reasons behind changing these to be total lies as when you go through them you begin to notice the other missions/boxes are not rated correctly in comparison,, 1 major fault being that in box 3 the highest lvl npcs spawn first and the lowest last. Also the preceeding missions to the gps locator one are much harder than that of the gps.
Third is to make a point of going to the Archaeologist collector in historic district south to check exactly what you need for the top item of each arc, only if you have the top items will you be able to indefinetly renew your seraph shoes with the minimum of fuss.
Go to Fasset (hampton Green E in the 4th sub-level of hampton green hotel) and trade him 1 mil info for research notes.
Go to international and use the research notes.
Mission: Phase 1: nothing needed, talk only phase. Phase 2: Level 36 Security, max Melee and Ballistic resistances, you`ll recieve a scalpel and postcard as reward on completion.
Go to Mr Pillsworth (shinjiku WC at the white lotus hotel) and trade him the postcard in return for 150k info, plus the scalpel for Mr P`s card and another scalpel. (the scalpel is your savepoint to redo the 1st box)
Go to Downtown and use Mr P`s card. Mission: Phase 1: Level 36 security, max melee and ballistic resistances. Phase 2: Level 36 security, max melee and ballistic resistances, open locks and hacker is also required for this phase but you can go in clear out almost all the guards then go to a hardline and load your open locks and hacker but remember to leave enough combat skills there to take out the last few remaining guards behind the locked door, or alternativly take somone on team with you who has the later skills. You`ll recieve the first Arc box.
Go to Downtown and open the box, npc`s are level 41 to 44, max melee, ballistic and throw resistances. You`ll recieve the bloody surgical mask on from the box on completion. (can be solo`d)
Got to Loripor (mara c) and trade the bloody surgical mask and scalpel for the origami paper and surgical mask,
Go to international and use the origami paper.
Mission: Level 43 npc`s max ballistic, melee and viral restances. you`ll recieve encrypted keyfob on completion.
Go to Daniel Cates (morrel south, roof of the megacortex building) and trade the encrypted keyfob, silver badge, gold badge and eagle pin for the encrypted keyfob and kalt lobby pass. (keyfob is your savepoint here)
eagle pin = Neighbourhood watch gang in Creston heights silver badge = White Security in Park east gold badge - corporate security in stratford
Go to Kedemoth in Richland and activate the Kalt lobby pass. Mission: Phase 1: Kalt Security, level 43, max ballistic and melee resistances. Phase 2: no fighting in this phase, open locks and hacker are needed. You will receive Pandora arc 2 in completion.
Go to Downtown and open the box. Mission: npc`s lvl 42 to 46, max ballistic resistances. You receive mysterious headband from the box on completion. (can be solo`d)
Go to Fasset (hampton green hotel) and trade the encrypted keyfob, mysterious headband and surgical mask for the headband and clefs business card.
Go to Richland and use Clefs business card Mission Phase 1: nothing needed, talk phase only. Phase 2: Level 51 agents, max ballistic and melee resistances. Phase 3: Level 48 hired thugs, max ballistic, melee and viral resistances. You`ll get the special silver badge on completion.
Go to Officer Taylor (park east C) and trade the special silver badge for the white cellphone. Go to International and activate the cellphone
Mission: talk only mission nothing required, you`ll get the intricate key.
Go to Fechamento (creston heights N in Tarah Plaza construction site) and trade the intricate key for the gps locator and another intricate key (key being your save point here)
Go to Downtown and use the gps locator. Mission: level 48 hired thugs, max melee, ballistic and viral resistances. You get box 3 on completion.
Go to Downtown and open the box Mission: level 47 to 53 npc`s max melee, ballistic and throw resistances, a team of 3 people are ideally best here as you`ll have a real hard time soloing it. You get uninspected goggles from the box on completion.
/note = before proceeding to start Arc 4 go back to fechamento and obtain another gps locator, store in invent
Go to Kirjath Arba (creston heights SW, creston heights museum) level 50 sneak is by far teh easiest way to get to Kirjath and trade without getting turned into shishkabab half way there. Trade the intricate key, uninspected goggles and headband for the mobile tracker and goggles.
Go to Downtown and use the mobile tracker. Mission: level 52 blooddrinkers, max ballistic and melee resistances, you get merv chit as reward on completion.
Go to Caleb Vitus (morrel S in club Cyclo) and trade the merv chit for Calebs note. Go to International and use Calebs note Mission Phase 1: level 51 npc`s max viral, ballistic and melee resistances, hacker is also required for this phase. Phase 2: lvl 51 to 53 npc`s max ballistic, viral and melee resistances. you get antedeluvian countersign on completion.
you need 20 red bandanas (collector drop from teh warriors gang in morrel) and trade them with wrightby for a brightflash auto)
Go to Lo Ruhamah (rogers way C, old abandoned subway) and trade the brightflash auto and antedeluvians countersign for the hoar key and antedeluvian countersign (countersign save point here)
Go to Downtown and use the hoar key Mission: Phase 1: level 53 npc`s and the antedeluvian is level 55, max melee, ballistic and viral resistances. Phase 2: nothing needed apart from a space in your inventory, go meet the merv at club hell biggrin.gif he gives you box 4.
Go Downtown and use Arc 4 Mission: lvl 50 to 65 npc`s, as much melee, ballistic, viral and throw resistances as you can muster, this last box is possible with a team of 6 but is far quicker and easier for 2 teams of 6, with at least 1 spam healer per team. There are 2 possible rewards from the box, the seraphic feather or the seraphic wing, both items are needed in the long run anyway.