Viquire and I are trying to nudge some folks who enjoy factions to make some characters on Origin in preparation for helping to test a possible future publish that includes changes to factions. If you run a vendor on Origin or have the means to do so, you MIGHT want to consider crafting and putting up for sale some basic items that folks will need to train up new mages and dexxers for PvP. Off the top of my head, I'm thinking that means stuff like the following: 100% LRC suits with as much LMC and MR as possible; resist suits for training dexxers (sorry, not sure of what mods would be helpful as I make very few dexxers for PvP); single pieces of barbed kit armor with good mods, especially sleeves, leggings, gloves, and gorgets; repair and alteration deeds of all types; powder of fortifying; faction consumables; assorted jewelry with a variety of good mods, including Pendant of the Magi; spell channeling mage weapons; 100% poison weapons with no "hit spell" or "hit area" type mods on them; golem kits; bolts and arrows; power scrolls, stat scrolls, SoTs, SoA, scrolls of binding; full spell books of all types; blank rune books and marked rune books for Tram and Fel cities, Tram and Fel dungeons, Fel T2A spawn entrances, faction strongholds and sigils; smoke bombs, bolas, DP'd darts and blow guns, DP'd shurikens; enchanted apples; potions of just about every possible type; trapped boxes for PvP; silver (??); quivers for PvP; talismans (from community collections as well as those for bandage summoning, curse/damage/ward removal, alchemy and tinkering bonuses); mining supplies and/or lots of iron ingot commodity deeds (tinkers are very important in factions for making trap deeds and trap removal kits); maybe put up some wood commodity deeds in case the new stuff includes being able to make barricades and other stuff (maybe carpenters will become important in factions?); imbuing ingredients; Burglar's Bandana and Shadow Dancer Leggings. You would also be likely to sell other stuff such as the new types of robes and PvP weapons. Hopefully some of the real PvP experts might pop in here and add to this list. I'm not sure how you all feel about more people coming to Origin. However, I'm really really tired of some of the complaints I read in places like U.Hall after a publish comes out and people who play other shards are too lazy to do their own investigating on Origin to find out what's new or are too lazy to have characters here to help with testing important new stuff. And if factions is really going to be changed significantly, it seems to me as if a whole lotta folks ought to get involved in doing the testing under conditions that are a lot closer to what they face on their home shards than they are able to get on a test shard. Then they will have no one but themselves to blame if they don't like what ends up being published. They won't be able to run around later saying the people on Origin fell down on the job of testing stuff or kept the bugs/exploits to themselves.