Working The Rime Faction Timeline #EQ2

A friend told me that I may want to actually do the Rime Faction timeline before Velious comes out. These quests were added during The Shadow Odyssey and I just never got around to working on them. I didn’t (at the time) see a use for the faction, and although the mount is really neat looking I didn’t want to fork over 40p just to purchase one. The zone quests start in an annoying manor, you working faction up for something that isn’t Rime. For example the Kylong Plains starter has you working faction for Teran’s Grasp. Once those introductory quests are finished you can move on with working faction for Rime. I finished off the chains in Kylong Plains and moved to Fens of Nathsar. Once I hit the repeatable quests in that zone I moved to Kunzar Jungle where I stayed grinding out quests until I hit 50k faction. I obtained two titles which means I did over 50 repeatable quests. You get titles for doing 25-50-75-125 repeatable quests.

A huge thank you to Pennie who kept me company during the last few quests where I would have other wise lost my sanity. My arms were aching from running to and from the quest NPC so many times. This is NOT how I enjoy working faction, I wish EQ2 had a method similar to WoW where you could sport a tabard and work on faction while you do other things like dungeon runs. I realize busywork is important in any MMO, but there have got to be some better ways. On the plus side by the time I had finished working up my faction I had earned the 40p required to purchase the mount – pictured above. It really is a neat looking ride, and grants my character some pretty nice bonuses like health, hitpoints, and casting speed (for the caster version at least, there are two versions). I still felt like this was not enough of a reward for the amount of work required.

Next on the to-do list? Clearing out old heritage quests that I never bothered to do before. I’m at 29 completed right now, and I’d like the achievement for doing 30 of them (and the title, and house item that goes along with). Restoring Ghoulbane is one that I’m currently working on, I don’t even want to know how long I’ve had it in my quest journal.

Happy gaming, no matter where you find yourself!

8 Responses to Working The Rime Faction Timeline #EQ2

  1. stargrace says:

    Because you need the faction in order to get some of the quests in Velious. I don’t know how much, or any details (not in the beta) just that in order for the feathers to show you need Rime faction. I don’t know about you, but I’d much rather have that faction now than later.

  2. Lishian says:

    I wonder why rime faction should be worked on before velious?

  3. Robert says:

    Glad to see you’ve come back to EQ2! I did the entire Rime grind in one day on my shadow knight. I don’t know how many of those sokokars I killed to grind it up after I finished all the quests. I can’t imagine doing that quest one sokokar at a time. Ugh. Thus, my poor coercer is still Icemare-less.

  4. stargrace says:

    @Rebecca – they’re not going away, they’re used to unlock quests in Velious. I’m not sure exactly how much faction is required, only that it is.

  5. Rebecca says:

    I started the Rime quests on one character, but I got so sick of playing tanks, I switched over to another character for my main and she’s not high enough level for those quests yet. I suppose if they are going away with the expansion, I’ll just have to miss out on them.

    Congrats on finally getting that mount! (Should have been free after all that work :) )

  6. Shar says:

    Nice contrast of that picture.

    So, Rime faction is important in DoVelious huh? Nothing beats having to go back to do old content before you can play new content, especially with absolutely no info being released. Er, check that…flying mounts! Any other info your friend has to share?

  7. Dril says:

    Gotta say, I really disagree with the stuff about earning faction.

    I really, really loathe the notion of daily quests and “just stick on a tabard”, it means that you can’t just say: today, I’m gonna go get from neutral to exalted. Rather, you have to do tedious daily quests that require just enough concentration so you can’t chat most of the time, but aren’ compelling enough to remove the tedium. Similarly, if I really do’t want to group with people, I can’t use tbarads either.

    So, yeah. Bring on the turn-in/mob grind; I had a great deal more satisfaction getting my Kurenai (Mag’Har for Horde) to exalted in TBC rather than having full exalted of every WotLK faction because I had run dungeons with the tabards.

  8. Olphas says:

    I tried to do this when Shadow Odyssey came out, but this is the most boring Faction timeline I ever worked on. I never got to 50k.

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