|Many complain that you have to be of the umpthienth level to be useful. They are wrong. Being useful doesn´t require you to be the one going after the meanest beastie around.
To be useful in invasions and high leveled areas, you need to change the way you think. A 2fighter running after a Banshee in an invasion is not useful to anyone. The fighter will most probably wiff the Banshee, then run, get the Banshee´s attention, fall and require major assistance from the healers.
The 2 fighter killing off the hooded corpses however, is very useful. In an invasion there are usually different kinds of beasties. From easy ones to hard ones. Even easy ones tend to threaten healers, as many of them at once can pound on healers pretty fast. Hooded corpses can be a major pain when you try to get to the banshee. Concentrate on those beasties you know you can handle, and let the hard ones be the stronger exiles´ pain. If you see you have a role to play, and then stick to it, you are being very useful and you get the most out of your experience and level.
This simple truth eludes many. There will be a time where you are the one going after the Banshee. But there is no need to rush to it. Know your limit and role, and act accordingly. And this will not go unnoticed. You have no idea how many eyes are watching you in an invasion. Being smart in places where many exiles gather, builds your reputation as a valuable fighter no matter your level. The opposite also holds true. If you have been an annoyance on a hunt or whatever, the grapewine will tell.
A typical Fullmoon Orga Camp Raid has a variance of beasties. If you still kill Orga, or Orga Warriors - tell those around you. Stronger exiles would be happy to leave all the orgakilling to you, and just go after the Big Red Ones. We react on instinct when going after the little ones. 20 orgas may not seem like such a big threat, but if the Warlocks decide to ambush us, 20 orgas in the way while bolts are zizzling through the air can get ugly pretty fast. But tell those around you , and you will see that most will try not to go after them.
There are other ways to be useful as well. Here everybody is, not only the standing fighters and healers. The group´s survival is at stake, and every fallen exile counts. In situations like these, know that you are indeed useful where you are. Don´t whine about getting raised because you can hit the beasties. Be silent, and wait for your turn. Typically, the healers will raise those that do not require major healing efforts to keep standing. Or they will wait until the beasties around you are killed, to avoid your sudden death on low red. Here, the north scarmis were killed, and the north row were raised after that.
If you are standing, and a healer is fallen - you might consider even change place - so the healer can be raised while you still keep the wall. Or you can switch with a fighter you think can add to the situation more.
I wasn´t always as strong as now. During the Ripture War, I was still useful - because I knew where to fall. I also quite often changed places with fallens, as I saw I could do more use as a fallen brick. See this sketch for more.