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!