Doro, on 16 March 2012 - 18:03, said:
Well there is one way to get easy TP but it would cost a fair amount of in-game gold. What you do is make a new character, send them enough rep items (anything without level limits) to max them to kindred and then harvest the points. You get something like 35 TP for every kindred you make. So that's about 100 TP for at least 3 kindreds made. Do this 5 times and you've got your free 500TP and you could do this all in one day if you have the gold. Repeat every day for a month and you can get 15k TP.
I'm sure there's some problem with this but it seems like the easiest way.
That's only if you had enough rep items to do that each day, however, and I very, very, VERY much doubt anyone is able to find that many rep items, even if they were searching the AH. I could do the math later but even under the easiest factions to earn kindred for could probably take a few days worth of gathering rep items to hit kindred.
I'm going to sidetrack a little to explain the differences between gaining rep just using items and gaining rep by killing enemies that give rep and completing quests that award rep.
It's October 2007 and I'm playing a Hunter for once. I get him up to 34. I love Evendim. I want him to have the horse for the zone. But it was a whopping 5g--all he had was 4g. And because Annuminas was a LV50 zone, I couldn't turn in the higher-rep items. Which meant sashes were the only things he could turn in. I grinded sashes at Rantost for four days straight. I hit 37 in the process (and had my 5g). Four days of straight-up turning in sashes ONLY (remember, this was a time before they added additional rep-gain benefits through questing and killing rep-related mobs).
Of course the story is eschewed by today's standards. If you have a level cap dude you can just farm Annuminas for an hour or so and probably have enough badges to hit friend for someone with neutral standing. I'm just saying, it's not going to be easy as pie regardless.
Getting free TP, especially a lot of free TP, is not easy by design ON PURPOSE. The secret boar deed used to hand out 50TP on completion. When I found out about this, I took all my alts on a boar-killing spree across Eriador. The ones that were too low-level to kill that boar in Angmar? I just asked for high-level help.
Now THAT was easy free TP. You could essentially create a new character, group up with a highbie friend, have him take you to each Eriador zone with boars, have them killed, and you would be awarded 50TP. And because all of the pre-Moria zones don't have those pesky summoning level restrictions, your Cappy/Hunter can do it in a half hour.
Which Turbine wised up to and reduced the amount of TP the deed awarded you to 10TP instead. I'll never forget though that I earned myself 450TP in one day on my characters alone. Being able to almost earn what VIPs get each month was a very dangerous work-around for Turbine.
Point is, Turbine is aware of the work-arounds and they do their best to get rid of them. They're going to ensure that it's difficult to gain a ton of TP in a short amount of time. Someone could try a trial test of this concept (getting kindred with alts) and see how long it takes and weigh time spent vs. reward. My guess is it'll be steep.