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    Default Any solely favor farming guilds still out there ??

    Ive been playing mainly f2p for a couple of years now and although I tried favor farming, not being able to open missions on higher difficulties means it takes forever to earn even 100 favor.
    So im wondering if any favor farming guilds are still out there, it would help alot if I could run with someone able to open elite straight off the bat.

    I have veteran status and pdk so the option of starting at 4th and 15th are there.
    Soooooo.... anyone know of any guilds still doing this ??? pls mention what server they are on
    Thankies

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheVoidSlayer View Post
    ...So im wondering if any favor farming guilds are still out there...
    I'm not sure there ever were.

    A (semi-)dedicated F2P/Premium Guild might do a lot of FF'ing, but not as their main focus - which would be "playing the game" in some sense.

    ... it would help a lot if I could run with someone able to open elite straight off the bat.
    You can! And all by yourself, no need to rely on anyone else, no need to be VIP to open Elite w/ a new, disposable Favor Farming alt. And, meanwhile, you can join whatever guild you want.

    It's all based off 2 simple principles:

    1) A group can enter a quest at the difficulty based on the highest-difficulty previously run* by any member in the group,
    ...and...
    2) dual-boxing is legal (and easy).

    (* i.e., if anyone in the group has run on Hard (and takes "repeat this quest"), then the group can open on Elite.)


    Step 1) Make a new, free Account. There's a link in the log-in popup, just above where you enter your Account Name*. All you need is an e-mail diff from the one you used for your current account.

    (* I recommend that your new Account Name be a spin off your current account name, and then that you use the same password, or something just a letter or three off (for ease of remembering), but whatever works for you.)

    Step 2) Make an "Opener" character on that new F2P account. Literally any build will work for the "opening" function, but you'll want to consider which alt will actually be "running" the quest, this one or the new Favor Farmer from your main account (read below). If you're in a hurry I'd use something like the Barb DP runner (link below), but there are other thoughts:


    (You'll have three character slots in a new F2P account - up to you what to do w/ the other two. The "Dual Box Openers" in the 2nd link above are for leveling newly reincarnated alts, dragging even weak starting builds through any Level-appropriate content - not a bad dual-purpose concept. You can also make a "main" for that account, a solid, working F2P build that can level and earn DP (to buy the opener account new content to open). And/or multiple openers at diff levels for future alts on your main account. All can become mules as well as openers, or whatever. Or just ignore the other slots - lots of ways to roll.)

    Step 3) Learn how to Dual Box. http://ddowiki.com/page/Dualbox It's legal in DDO, and done a lot, and for a variety of reasons. Handy skill for any account.

    Step 4) Using your current experienced alts as openers for the new Free account, dual-box a group that includes your new F2P Opener, and level them up to whatever level you want. (Level 1 can be used to open anything up to a Level 3 quest*). Run them thru each quest you want on (at least) Hard, so they can now open Elite.


    Step 5) Favor Farm! Now you can group your dual-box opener with a new alt on your main-account, who will be your "Favor Runner/Farmer", and they can open Elite on any/all quests**. Knock out some of Korthos and the fast Harbor quests for 100 Favor, knock most of them out for 200. If you fail, just heal and (quickly) re-enter - experience doesn't matter if all you're after is favor, just complete the quest on Elite any way you can.

    It's up to you whether the main account FF'er is the one running the quest and the opener just sits somewhere*, or whether you follow the opener around with a drone from your Main account while the opener crushes the quest (slower, but not all have Vet I status to create a new Lvl 4 alt).

    (* I like the Hall of Heroes, near the bank/auctioneer/teleporter/guild ship/mailbox area)

    If your main alt is actually running the quests, just use the strongest/fastest build you can. If you only have F2P classes, I like a Human Str-based Barbarian w/ DM of Passage for running speed right out of the gate (some variation on the "DP runner", above).

    Just make sure the Opener 1) has run the quest on Hard (or better), 2) has the quest (you can "share"), and 3) has turned it in for reward (so it's not "pending"), and then it doesn't have to accompany the Favor Runner. A good build should be ample to crush 100-200 Favor worth of starter-Level content in Korthos/Harbor/etc. in a couple hours, done, delete*, repeat.

    (* In my experience, the best Favor Runner builds will start to fail around Level 5-8. They're just too front-loaded, built to crush early content and run fast - but once they've done their job, who cares about "later"?)

    (** Note - If a quest is entered via talking to an NPC (rather than via a "door"), the Opener must enter first to select Elite - it cannot be done "remotely" by a diff party member. However, for the Collaborator quest in Korthos Village, the trick is to get the quest on your Favor Runner, share w/ Opener (if they don't have it), and then use the side door (to the right of the bar) - that will open on Elite np.)
    Last edited by C-Dog; 12-01-2019 at 10:26 AM. Reason: link now in sig, updating info

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    Thanks, this is helpful getting that 2nd account to work.

    I tried using a totally diff user name and it did not work, but using the first 50% of the main user name and changing the last few letters worked.

    Making a 1st level, the new character on each server needs to go thru the tutorials again.

    Also, the new character was in the snow side of Korthos, while the main character was in the sunny side. I had to skip the start area and go to harbor in order to group together with new character. I could then return to Korthos in the sunny side.

    In 1st quest Heyton's Rest (a small area), I was able to stand at entrance and complete quest with main to get exp, favor, and completion with both characters.

    I think I will use main to get the alt all the openings. Then use the alt to get favor for the main. Going thru all the tutorials on each server can take away from the dash time. But 1 alt on server can get done what is needed - the favor for points.
    Last edited by krsdragonlord; 02-16-2020 at 09:41 AM. Reason: addition

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