WAR: Introduction to The Renown System


Introduction
to The Renown System

What
is the Renown System?

The
Renown system in Warhammer Online
is an experience point
system for RvR, that players can gain only by participating in player
vs.
player combat.  While
you gain experience
points for both PvE and PvP in WAR, you can only gain Renown, and
Renown Ranks,
from PvP.  You
should look at the Renown
system as a bonus to the XP system in the game.
 It adds another dimension to the game, giving you more ways
to customize your character.
 XP is
the main way of gaining
powers, abilities, and becoming much tougher in WAR, and the Renown
system
gives some bonuses for those that wish to partake in PvP (and why
wouldn't you?  I mean there is no greater satisfaction than
seeing
another player's character dead at your feet).  Unlike other
games
with a PvP reward system, in WAR you don't have to stay on top of any
list of the best PvPers out there.  You can play as much or as
little as you want, and still earn great rewards.  

How
Do I Start Gaining Renown?

Your
first introduction to the Renown
system will most
likely come through Scenarios.  You
can
easily enter the Scenario queue at any time and at any level of the
game by
clicking
the Scenario button attached to your mini map. 
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 Just keep in mind, that after the Scenario you will return to
the
exact location you left at.  So make sure you are in a safe
place!

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So now that you
have played a Scenario or two, you probably
noticed a small purple bar below your XP bar that is filling
up. 
You should have also
noticed that while you
were busy killing other players, and striking fear of your name forever
into
their psyche, there was a purple number floating up just under the XP
number
after every kill.  This
is how much
Renown that kill, or heal, during PvP earned you. 
Yes, you can earn Renown from healing as
well, but only in PvP, and only on targets other than
yourself. 
You also earn Renown
points from kills by
other members in your group, much like XP in PvE, as long as you are
nearby
when the kill takes place.  Finally,
you
can gain Renown by capturing and defending battlefield objectives and
keeps.  However your Renown Rank can never exceed your current
level.  So if you are level 12, you can be a maximum of Renown
Rank 12.  

What can I do with Renown?

So
you have run through a few
Scenarios, you have watched
your Renown bar climb a few times, what does it do for you? style=""> What’s the Benefit?

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Location
of Renown Rank Trainer

There
are several reasons you want to
increase your Renown
levels.  First, you
can buy gear from
Renown Merchants scattered throughout the Realms. 
Renown Merchants can be found in most
warcamps in every Realm.  While
Renown
gear does cost you money, you can only access it by attaining Renown
Ranks.  The gear
available covers
everything from weapons, armor, jewelry, and pretty much every slot
available
on your character.  As
you gain Renown
ranks, you get access to better and better gear. 
Renown 
gear is usually the equivalent of the best Public Quest
gear at your
level.  As
such, for
very little money,
you can get some of the best gear in the game by simply slaughtering
enemy
players and helping your Realm win.  Thats right, you heard me
correctly, you get some of the best gear in game for slaughtering your
foes.... WIN WIN!

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style="color: rgb(255, 255, 0);">Renown Advancement Chart.

Another
big thing Renown is good for is Renown Points. 
For each Renown Rank you gain, you get one
Renown Point.  You
can spend Renown
Points at an Apprentice Renown Trainer on things like stat increases,
skill
increases and RvR tactics.  This
is a
great way to really increase the abilities of your character. style="">  Which
makes it easier to kill enemy players for your realm, which gives you
more Renown, which... well, you get the idea.  You can do
everything from
increasing your
character's stats, such as strength or wisdom, to taking tactics that
gives you more
XP
during PvP.  You
will quickly find yourself watching that little purple bar almost as
closely as your XP bar.  While
Renown Merchants are
common place, Renown Trainers are a bit more spread out. style="">  Each Realm has an
Apprentice Realm Trainer in
the first Chapter 3 camp you come to. 
There are others, but the first ones you will see are not
until Chapter
3.  If you
don’t want to wait until you
stumble upon them, I have provided the locations of each of the first
Apprentice Renown Merchants below.

Finally,
you gain new Titles for each
Renown Rank you
gain.  Lets face it,
this is the biggest
reason to want to increase your Renown Rank. 

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Getting a Title that says I am cooler than you are, and
have killed more
players than you have, is the best reward out there!

The
innovation behind the Renown system  provides
perks in the way of gear, ability increases, and titles (plus,
off-the-hook mayhem!) for both the casual and hard core gamer.
 You will quickly find yourself watching that little purple
bar as
closely as you watch your XP bar, always knowing that something cool is
right around the corner.  So get out there and WAAAGH!
 And
may all your hits be crits!




Locations
For Apprentice Renown Trainers

(open your mini
map, and
you will see the location code of where your mouse points, in the top
right of the screen)

Greenskins,
 Mount BloodHorn  7939, 16777

Dark Elf,
 Blighted Isle  25690,57072

Chaos,
 Nordland  40220,3221

Empire,
 Nordland  29285,19923

Dwarf,
 Ekrund  56099,15504

High Elf,
 Blighted Isle  44714,48534



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