Publish 56, which might include some significant faction-related changes (who knows at this point), is supposed to hit Origin in about two weeks for a week of testing before it goes live on the other shards. What do people think about trying to get a few more characters into factions on Origin so we can really give that publish a good test drive before we're stuck with it on the other shards? If you are interested and need some help with armor and weapons, I've collected a pretty fair amount of looted items and would be happy to give them out if you want them for training purposes. Shopping on Origin is...well, I guess go check it out before you commit to playing there. It's a topic of heated discussion every time it comes up on the Origin forums. PM me if you want some help on Origin. I have a fairly decent tamer there if you decide to try a tamer and need help getting pets, or need hiryus, swampies, beetles, etc. If you need arrows, I can also help you do the champ spawn in Twisted Weald to get a good supply.