But it might be totally crap, I'll let you folk who actually play factions decide. All the complaints about 'decay' and I'm thinking, actually factions is where it might work, in a way. Suppose that instead of being bought, faction arties were rented, requiring a regular payment in silver at the faction base to enable you to continue to wear them? The cost would be lower than buying them, but would involve regular trips to the base, and therefore regular and continued participation in factions. Also regular, but not onerous, silver farming activities. Something along the lines of 50% of the current cost to obtain them, then 25% per week/fortnight/month (not sure on the appropriate time) thereafter. Of course on Siege most folks will end up paying the initial 50% repeatedly and rarely the 25% because they don't keep them for a month, or even a week. For this reason I'd also say waive the normal 'extra cost for Siege' requirement. If not rented - then some other similiar idea that requires regular checking in at the base/ double clicking the faction stone to confirm entitlement?