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insaneuou
11-05-2009, 03:18 AM
Hi,

I see lots of parties playing for favor!!

What is playing for favor mean?
whats use of favor points?
how to play for favor?

thanks in advance

Caiburn
11-05-2009, 03:56 AM
Favor points


give you rewards with the patrons on certain stages (additional inventory with Coin Lords, bank slots with House Kundarak, persistent buffs with House P...)
give you Turbine Points (25 TP for every 100 favor, I think, plus a bonus if it is the first time on the server for you)
unlock special account options for the server you get the favor on (32 point builds, drow race, veteran status)

Compendium: http://compendium.ddo.com/wiki/Favor
DDO Wiki entry: http://ddowiki.com/page/Favor

To get favor points you run quests. You will get favor for completing the main quest objective (optionals do not count) depending on the difficulty you are running the quest on.
Note, though, that you will only get the highest reward - they do not add up. This means that if you run a quest that gives 3/6/9/12 for solo/normal/hard/elite once on each difficulty, you will get 12 favor (highest coming from elite) instead of 30.

To check your favor standing, press P ingame and click on the Patrons tab.

The account options are persistent: If you have a character with 400 favor and unlock Drow by talking to Nix, you can delete the char that has the 400 favor and still create drow. You cannot, however, create drow on a different server then - for this to work you need to buy the drow race from the DDO store.

Ardkor
11-05-2009, 04:03 AM
(EDIT: Arrrgh! Ninja'd by Caiburn, LOL...oh well, must learn to type faster...)

Favor points are rewards you get for completing a dungeon. The first time you complete a dungeon on any given difficulty (Solo, Normal, Hard, Elite) you get some Favor Points (FP). Repeating the dungeon on the same or lower level of difficulty does not get you any more FP though, you only get FP for the highest level of that dungeon you have completed so far. For example, doing a quest on Solo might get you 2 FP. Doing it on Normal might be worth 3 FP. If you do it once on Solo and once on Normal your FP will be three (3), not 5 - you only get the FP for the highest level of the dungeon you have completed. You still get the usual rewards (experience points, loot, etc) for repeating dungeons, you just don't get more FP for repeating them, unless you do them on higher levels of difficulty.

Favor points you've earned benefit you in two ways.

1. Earn enough favor on one server and you can unlock the Drow race for that server, get access to the 32 point builds, etc.

2. As you earn FP, at certain points called 'milestones' (5 FP, 25 FP, 100 FP, etc) you also get free Turbine Points (TP) which are the points you spend in the DDO Store. Those points let you buy things like special adventures, magic items, unlock new races or classes, and be able to use the 32-point build - things you unlock in the DDO Store are good on ALL the servers, unless they tell you otherwise.

insaneuou
11-05-2009, 12:51 PM
Thanks a lot for the info Ard and Cai.

We can unlock drow race for that server using favor points.

What is Drow race?Whats the use of it?

Caiburn
11-06-2009, 05:42 AM
Drow elves are the "dark elves". They come with built-in 32 points of stats (instead of the usual 28 before unlocking 32-point-builds), but the 4 "bonus" points are preallocated (2dex 2cha iirc). Please look to the DDO Drow forum for more specific information (http://forums.ddo.com/forumdisplay.php?f=85).

They are just another race basically and have their own features you can look up on the compendium and wiki.

Compendium: http://compendium.ddo.com/wiki/Race:Drow_Elf
Wiki: http://ddowiki.com/page/Drow

They have (if you are into sourcebook-type stuff) a fascinating background. The arguably most-well-known D&D character of all time, Drizzt Do'Urden, is a drow elf, albeit from a different setting (Forgotten Realms, whereas DDO is Eberron).

ArgentMage
11-06-2009, 08:59 AM
Hi,

I see lots of parties playing for favor!!

What is playing for favor mean?
whats use of favor points?
how to play for favor?

thanks in advance

Probably the most useful early favor you can get is with the Coin Lords.
If you get 75 points of Coin Lord favor, it unlocks a 4th Inventory Tab, and then
your character can carry more stuff! So watch your quest listing ('P'), and you
can see which quests are Coin Lord. After you hit 75 Coin Lord favor, talk to the
dude in front of the bank in the Marketplace, and he'll unlock your 4th tab.

insaneuou
11-06-2009, 12:12 PM
Wow Thanks

Sir_Chonas
11-06-2009, 12:19 PM
If you can plan favor, I'd say Coin Lords is the most important for everyone. If you're rogue, free agents is probably second, House Phiarlan for everyone else, then House Kundarak for bankspace.