|Poster: Eyonix at 5/23/2005 12:00:58 PM PDT|
Subject: Reputation Clarification
I realize that many of you may already be aware of the following information I've provided concerning reputation gain, however I have seen some confusion on the subject and wanted to provide some clarification.
Reputation gained from quests is much like how experience is gained from doing a quest. When you complete a quest that offers a reputation reward, you will increase your standing by a set number. Some quests will give more reputation that others; this is usually because the quest is more challenging to complete. If a quest gives reputation to a faction that is part of a group of factions (Alliance, Horde, Steamwheedle Catrel, etc.), then there is a chance that your reputation will also go up some with the other member factions. The amount increased is usually only a portion of what you gained with the main faction involved in the quest, but the amount you gain in this manner never takes away from the total you gained overall.
When a player completes a quest that is much lower in level than they are, they receive only a fraction of the XP they normally would. This same rule applies to reputation gains with a faction. For example, a level 60 Alliance player completing the famous Kobold Camp Cleanup will receive at best 10% of what a level-appropriate character would receive. To receive the full amount of reputation that a quest might give, it is important to remember to be in the level appropriate range.
Increasing one's reputation with a faction is not a quick process. It takes time to show one's loyalty earn the faction's trust. Completing a quest that involves one of WoW's many factions is a significant step in the right direction -- especially if the quest is challenging -- but nonetheless just one of many steps you'll need to take. As a player increases in rank (up toward Exalted status), it'll take an increasing amount of effort to prove yourself to a faction. Also -- players should note that it is intended that there is no real way to gain reputation with the "Big 4" of either side (Alliance, Horde) by killing monsters. Only quests give reputation needed to increase in rank with a faction of the Alliance or Horde.
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