Titles and Strength
Even though there are no levels in Age of Wushu, the game still tracks your progress as you grow stronger. This is done by using titles, when you reach a new level of strength you gain a new title. Different titles unlock different new quests and activities you can do within game, like battlegrounds. You gain strength by cultivating your experience. To gain experience you must do things like quests, school tasks and patrolling. When you have enough experience you may convert it into Cultivation, and use that to increase your strength, as well as other skills.
[Click here] to learn the different ways you can gain experience.