School of hard knocks
Reach level 50
Reach level 50
Damn, that takes time, huh? And every little XP-Glitch you googled was already patched. Sucks! Then you go to the "shop" at the lighthouse and that dude doesn't sell any oleander! And the guy in the warehouse doesn't sell nails for that other dude in the church! Damn! What now? Well, you can buy batteries, even in the church itself, turn around and give it to the guy on the bench. Works fine, but batteries are pretty expensive with 200$ each. So just keep quick travelling around, especially to the lighthouse, because the items in the shop change over time and sooner or later you'll get your oleander, which helps - but not really a lot. It helped me get the last two or three levels, nothing more.
Biggest problem is your money, of course. It doesn't take much time to farm some and oleander only costs 115$, but you have to keep in mind, that you have to collect an enormous amount of those. You think over 500 of them are much? Well, it's pretty much nothing. That jungle dude always takes 5 at a time for a little more than 2000 XP (when you're level 48 already) and I don't even know how much you need for one level-up - be prepared to not even get half the XP-bar full.
If you have champagne, don't forget to bring it to that wasted chick at the Diamong Bungalows - this gives you for one bottle more than 7000XP and a diamond, which is worth 1500$.
Nevertheless, it saved me some nerves in the end. I played one complete walkthrough with my main character, including all side quests, than I boosted the online trophies with him and started a new game, mostly rushing through the main quests. I played until the laboratory to get to the oleander guy and was level 46 at that time. From then on, with batteries, nails, oleander, champagne and some guy, who joined my session and did quests on his own it took another whole evening to get to level 50. And I'm very reliefed to have that done.