Isn’t he just the cutest little thing?!
Took my necromancer through some simple Tanvu quests, managed to get to the portion where you need to prove your faith, and do a number of tasks, around the level 9-11 range. Half way through the quests, once I’d completed the very first portion for the Master and was on my way to complete the quests for the second Master, the faction suddenly changed, and needless to say they don’t look too kindly on me. I’m not even sure which faction these new quest givers are on, but I’m going to take a stab in the dark and say that they’re on the Lao’Jin Student faction. Which is currently sitting at a grand total of +17. A ways to go yet. Looks like I’ll be spending the next few levels killing the Ra’Jin in the stronghold just past Tanvu, since killing them not only boosts my Tanvu faction, but also that student faction.
Someone asked me why even bother with faction, why not play a race where faction grinding is not an issue (ie: Why be a dark elf and go through the hassle). Well. I actually feel slightly more accomplished this way. After all how many dark elves do you see wandering around Tanvu? The continents are huge, so I’m guessing you’ll see very few. I’ve seen a few orcs, no goblins yet though. So it gives me a small sense of being unique. I know I’m not, others are faction buffs too, but it’s fun for me none the less. 201 dynamic faction is not so unreasonable that I cringe (yet) at the idea. My only issue is that I wish quests rewarded faction, 99% of them do not.
As an amusing side note. This weekend, is double adventure exp weekend in Vanguard. The same weekend that Unrest is set to go live on EQ2. Coincidence? Conflict of interest? Slightly.