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#1 Feb 08 2011 at 12:09 PM Rating: Good
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I noticed that the Aetherytes had an option to "View Faction Standings" which would list the current faction standings for the location and the number of faction credits you have have in parentheses. I have two questions.

1. What affects the faction standing? Is it the amount of guildleves you/others do for one faction or another? Is it the amount of faction leves that are done in that location? Is it some kind of rep grind/fame grind?

2. Do faction standings affect anything in-game at the moment, or is it something for future content? Do leves for factions with high standings in a location reward better? Give a higher chance to get guild marks? Cause vendors to sell items to you cheaper/buy items at a better price?

#2 Feb 08 2011 at 12:14 PM Rating: Excellent
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My understanding is that the factions with LOWER standings will start to offer better rewards for their leves at those camps in order to try to get more players working for them.

However, I don't think that they do much else at the moment - and I am not even 100 per cent sure of that... I just remember reading something like that in an interview or dev post.
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#3 Feb 08 2011 at 12:28 PM Rating: Good
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Ah, I didn't know about lower standings offering you better rewards, but your explanation makes sense. Thanks~

#4 Feb 08 2011 at 12:33 PM Rating: Decent
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I may be totally wrong, but I believe its how many points you have for each faction (i.e Brotherhood of the Broken Blade). You can check them at the Aetherytes and then if you have enough you can participate in a Faction Leve Quest.
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#5 Feb 08 2011 at 12:44 PM Rating: Good
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corralaydhien wrote:
I may be totally wrong, but I believe its how many points you have for each faction (i.e Brotherhood of the Broken Blade). You can check them at the Aetherytes and then if you have enough you can participate in a Faction Leve Quest.


Yeah, the number in the parenthesis is the number of faction points you have for each faction. However I couldn't figure out what determined which faction was 1st, 2nd, 3rd. For example, I have far more Brotherhood faction points but it's ranked 3rd when I checked in Limsa Lominsa, but 1st when I checked in Gridania.
#6 Feb 08 2011 at 5:25 PM Rating: Decent
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I believe SE said that rank was affected by how many leves were done for that particular faction. So if a lot of people suddenly did leves for Broken Blade in a particular area, they would increase their rank.

As far as I've seen (anecdotal evidence only), the only thing that changes is how many faction points they offer you. It seems to be based on the tier of the camp (T1 (R1) = 1 pt for 1st place faction, 2 for 2nd, 3 for 3rd. T2 (R10) = 2, 4, 6. T3 (R20) = 3, 6, 9. etc etc. I don't really remember how much the lower tier camps offered, so if someone knows and could correct me, that'd be great.) But the basic idea is to offer you an incentive to help out the guys in last place.
#7 Feb 08 2011 at 7:09 PM Rating: Decent
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For R40 camps, it's 8, 11, 16.

You get 8 faction points for completing a leve for the 1st place faction, 11 for the second place faction, 16 for the third place faction.

Edited, Feb 8th 2011 8:09pm by tyrionfigaro
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#8 Feb 10 2011 at 5:07 AM Rating: Decent
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tyrionfigaro wrote:
For R40 camps, it's 8, 11, 16.

You get 8 faction points for completing a leve for the 1st place faction, 11 for the second place faction, 16 for the third place faction.

Edited, Feb 8th 2011 8:09pm by tyrionfigaro


This is good to know. I learned something new today!
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