Turbine Points (TP) are used to buy content/items in DDO. So far I have spent a decent amount of real money to buy points. For the most part it hasn't been bad, and I view it like an expansion pack purchase. I have gotten to the point were I don't want to buy anymore. You can gain TP in game so it is theoretically possible to grind out favor.
There are 2 ways to get TP via favor.
1. Every 100 favor your char gets in game gives 25 TP. Favor is gained by doing quests. Quests done on elite give the most favor.
2. 1 time per server there are bonus favor gains.
Premise: Every 100 Favor gives 25 TP. Gain 100 Favor as fast as possible on a toon (for 25 tp) then delete and repeat.
This is not my idea. Someone on the DDO forums came up with the idea of doing the easiest quest to get 100 favor and then repeat.
I created a 2nd account on my laptop and will use this free account to build a character to rush my main through quests.
Valindria's Point Grinder
Level 8 Neutral Good Human
Hit Points: 92
Spell Points: 296
Base Stats Modified Stats
Abilities (Level 1) (Level 8)
Strength 16 18 (20 if +1 tome and human enhance at 8. 22 raged)
Dexterity 10 10
Constitution 16 16 (18 raged)
Intelligence 8 8
Wisdom 8 8
Charisma 14 16
Level 1 (Bard)
Feat: (Selected) Extend Spell
Feat: (Human Bonus) Two Handed Fighting
Spell (1): Cure Light Wounds (switch to Detect Doors after next Cure)
Level 2 (Bard)
Spell (1): Master's Touch
Level 3 (Bard)
Feat: (Selected) Weapon Focus: Slashing Weapons
Spell (1): Expeditious Retreat
Level 4 (Bard)
Ability Raise: STR
Spell (2): Blur
Spell (2): Cure Moderate Wounds (switch to Rage or Invis. after next Cure)
Level 5 (Bard)
Spell (1): Focusing Chant
Level 6 (Bard)
Feat: (Selected) Power Attack
Enhancement: Bard Inspired Attack I
Enhancement: Bard Inspired Bravery I
Enhancement: Bard Inspired Bravery II
Enhancement: Bard Inspired Damage I
Enhancement: Bard Lingering Song I
Enhancement: Warchanter I
Enhancement: Human Improved Recovery I
Enhancement: Bard Lyric of Song I
Enhancement: Bard Song Magic I
Enhancement: Bard Song Magic II
Enhancement: Bard Energy of the Music I
Enhancement: Bard Charisma I
Enhancement: Bard Charisma II
Level 7 (Bard)
Spell (2): Heroism
Spell (3): Haste
Spell (3): Cure Serious Wounds
Level 8 (Bard)
Ability Raise: STR
Spell (3): Displacement
Enhancement: Human Con or STR and buy a +1 tome
Gives 30% better heal spells to self with 3% crit chance. Buffs and heals should be good. Damage should be fine. Consider toughness over THF for more hit points. Level 8 should be able to solo rush the quests effectively. The only thing lacking is a way to deal with Traps. 1 or 2 levels of rogue could be be added to take care of traps if needed. Buffs and invisibility mean the char should be able to rush most areas.
Speed: Haste, Expeditious Retreat (lasts 16 minutes with extend).
Buffs: Blur (20% chance to miss for 16 min), Displacement (50% chance to miss for ~2-3 minutes), Warchanter song for DR, Bard song for damage, Invisibility for running past mobs without triggering the Dungeon Alert.
Suggested Quest List:
The Store Houseís Secret-6
The Cannith Crystal-6
Durkís Got a Secret-12
Garrisonís Missing Pack-12
Information is Key-12
The Koboldís New Ringleader-12
Bring the Light-6
Recover the Lost Tomb-9
Total: Quest-11 Favor-102
These can each be soloed in ~1-4 mins
Deleting a char + create new char + running between quests + logging out: 4mins
10s to enter+exit~2 mins
Some other options:
Defend Haverdasher - Harbor, Kalimnal d'Kundarak, 6
The Millerís Debt (Solo Only) - Harbor, Berrigan Enge, 2 - this one is solo only but it is cake if 2 points are needed
The Sunken Sewer - Marketplace, Aurla Courson, 9
Missing in Action - Marketplace, Ulcana Braddock, 9
After the Rushing account gets enough TP it could buy the Sharn Syndicate for series. Most are very short and fast for 6 points each on elite (36 for entire chain).
Adventure Pack: The Sharn Syndicate
The Bookbinder Rescue-6
Come out and Slay-6 (Has potential to be fast or slow. Needs testing to verifiy.)
Stand Your Ground-6 (Could probably be skipped since its the wait for waves of enemies style quest)
The Stormreaver fresco-6
Total: Quest-6 Favor-36
1 Main Account (MA) with Veteran status (1000 total favor on a server).
1 Alter Account (AA) with a level 8-10 Bard as listed above. Free to play with purchased Sharn Series.
MA will create a new veteran char. This will start them at level 4 with some gear and place them in the market place. The AA will open the closest quest on elite.
advantage here is all you care about is favor. Since all you care about is favor you don't even need to bother picking up the quests from the quest givers. Just open on elite with the "The Chapter/Quest has not been bestowed to you" message. A path can be created to optimize starting from the Marketplace doing all quests here, then Harbor, then Korthos Island. This path is actually backwards from the normal progression. I imagine 15 minutes to get 100 favor is pretty aggressive so I would say allow at least a half an hour to try until you get the true hang of it. Honestly I think adding at least 4 Sharn quests for 24 favor will cut a lot of time off. The slow down will come from having to guide 2 toons to the quest each time.
Val's Theoretical Best Quest List:
* The Store Houseís Secret-6
* Heytonís Rest-6
* The Collaborator-12
* Durkís Got a Secret-12
* The Koboldís New Ringleader-12
* Bring the Light-6
* Recover the Lost Tomb-9
* Defend Haverdasher - Harbor, Kalimnal d'Kundarak, 6
* The Millerís Debt (Solo Only)* - 2 - this one is solo only but it is cake if 2 points are needed
* The Sunken Sewer - Marketplace, Aurla Courson, 9
* Missing in Action - Marketplace, Ulcana Braddock, 9
* The Stormreaver fresco (Sharn)-6*
* Dirty laundry(Sharn)-6*
101 Total Favor
The Cannith Crystal - 6 (Korthos Island. cut for mob spawn)*
Garrisonís Missing Pack-12 - (Cut for length)
Information is Key-12 (Cut for Length)
Stealthy Repossession-9 (Harbor - Cut due to DA?)*
Come out and Slay-6 (Has potential to be fast or slow. Needs testing to verifiy. Cut for now. *After talking with a friend it would end up being really slow because it require the party to be at 2 locations before going on.)
The Bookbinder Rescue-6 (cut for Traps/ people have to live)
Repossession-6 (cut for traps, may need to reconsider)
Stand Your Ground-6 (cut for waiting on mobs)
* Optional Swaps, If you don't have Sharn you could drop out The Stormreaver fresco, Dirty laundry, and The Millerís Debt for The Cannith Crystal and Stealthy Repossession