As far as I know, Guardian's Favor only activates when you accept a guildleve. I'm wondering if anybody knows if Guardian's Favor skill-up bonus applies only if you're hitting the target of your quest. What I've been doing is if I have to kill like 6 targets, I'll kill 5 of them and leave the last one alive. Then while the GF buff is still on for that 30 minute timeframe I go around killing random mobs since I supposedly have the bonus on. When I have 1 minute left I kill the last target.
However, I have noticed that the target mobs seem to give way more rank xp when you smack them. With GF on, I'll hit a quest mob and sometimes get like 150-250 skillup on a single hit, compared to only about 50 skillup/hit smacking around random Star Marmots. This seems to suggest that the GF buff might not apply to non-quest mobs and that I should stop wasting time and should just finish the quests ASAP.
Anybody know for sure?