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Fame is a term used to describe how well your character is "known" in a nation or area.
Fame is broken down in levels per area, and affects the prices with NPCs offer for both buying and selling items, as well as open up new quests which were previously unavailable. Fame is increased directly through doing quests for NPCs in an area.
There are fame checkers in various areas throughout Vana'diel. They will not tell you directly what level your fame is, however they will speak to you differently as it increases.
After achieving a fame level of 6, the only benefit of increased fame is seen in NPC buy and sell prices and the response of the fame checker, as no quest has a fame requirement higher than level 6.

Certain areas have fame that raises based on quests that you do elsewhere.
Jeuno fame is a combination of your fame from Bastok, San d'Oria and Windurst, and can also be raised directly by doing quests in Jeuno. You may find your fame to be elevated in Jeuno before you've even attempted a single quest in the area.
Norg fame is raised through doing quests from Norg as well as quests for the Tenshodo. It can also be raised through various quests offered in individual nations.

There are other areas which have fame which are directly linked to various nations.

  • Selbina quests increase fame in both Bastok and San d'Oria.
  • Mhaura quests will increase fame in Windurst.
  • Kazham quests will increase fame in Windurst, and Windurst quests will directly increase Kazham fame.

Basically, fame can be broken down by areas which are directly related to nations:

  • Selbina is linked directly with Bastok and San d'Oria.
  • Mhaura and Kazham are directly linked with Windurst.
  • Norg fame is derived from quests specific to the Tenshodo and Norg itself. Each of the three nations and Jeuno all have ways of increasing fame in Norg.
  • Jeuno fame is derived from a combination of your fame from all three home nations, as well as quests from Jeuno.
  • Adoulin fame is derived from many available Adoulin Quests.

There are numerous quests for increasing fame, many of which can be repeated for rapid increase of fame. Most notably is Norg fame, for Utsusemi: Ichi, where people will repeat simple trade quests in both Bastok and Windurst. Quests offer varying amounts of fame; shorter and easier quests will grant smaller amounts of fame, whereas longer and harder quests typically offer more. AF quests are notable for their rapid increase in fame for the nation where they are offered.

Fame may also be known as Reputation. This is a term carried over from various other MMOs, and is occasionally used by SE. Reputation is a less common term.

Abyssea areas each have their own fame levels, and are not linked between each other. It generally takes five quest completions to raise in fame for each level, with a maximum level of 6. This means you need to complete roughly 25 quests to hit maximum fame. It does not seem like a lot, but a rule of thumb is you must zone between each completion adding a large amount of extra time to this task.

It is also worth noting that Dominion Ops do not raise your fame level regardless of the amount completed.

Fame Checkers

Nation NPC Location
Bastok-Flag.jpg Bastok Flaco (E-6)
Located in Port Bastok in front of the Steaming Sheep Restaurant.
San d'Oria Flag.jpg San d'Oria Namonutice (K-6)
Located in Southern San d'Oria in the Lion Springs Tavern.
Bastok-Flag.jpg/San d'Oria Flag.jpg Rabao
(Bastok/San d'Oria)
Waylea (G-9)
Windurst-Flag.jpg Windurst Zabirego-Hajigo (F-10)
Located in Windurst Waters on the upper map in Timbre Timbers Tavern.
Windurst-Flag.jpg Kazham
Ney Hiparujah (I-11)
Pakhroib's Residence
Jeuno-Flag.jpg Jeuno Mendi (H-8)
Located in Lower Jeuno in across from Waag-Deeg's Magic Shop.
Tenshodo Flag.jpg Norg
Vaultimand (H-8)
Note: It is possible to check your Norg fame in Jeuno at the Tenshodo based on prices offered by the Ghebi Damomohe.
Adoulin Flag.jpg Adoulin Iyvah Halohm (G-8)
Located in Eastern Adoulin

Fame Checkers - Abyssea

Area NPC Location
Abyssea - Konschtat Flaco (A) (I-13)
Abyssea - La Theine Namonutice (A) (E-3)
Abyssea - Tahrongi Zabirego-Hajigo (A) (H-12)
Abyssea - Attohwa Mendi (A) (G-10)
Abyssea - Misareaux Izabele (A) (K-7)
Abyssea - Vunkerl Gulemont (A) (F-4)
Abyssea - Altepa Honoi-Gomoi (A) (K-5)
Abyssea - Grauberg Parnika (A) (D-14)
Abyssea - Uleguerand Magriffon (A) (G-11)

Tenshodo Fame - Rice Ball Trick

Traveling to Norg solely to check Tenshodo fame can be a tiresome trek despite Home Point warps.

To save time, players may determine their Tenshodo fame level by checking rice ball prices at Ghebi Damomohe, Lower Jeuno (J-7) in the Neptune's Spire Inn.

Fame Rice Ball Purchase Price
1 186-172
2 168-169
3 163-166
4 156-161
5 150-155
6 144-148

Quickest Claim To Fame

For a new player (or a returning player who wants to fulfill some max fame requirements), these are some easy and repeatable quests that will max your fame in all original nations. The amounts listed as the requirement to max your fame is based off the assumption you have no fame in that nation (or Level 1 fame).

  • Jeuno-Flag.jpg Jeuno: Your Jeuno fame is comprised of Jeuno quests and some accumulated combination of your fame in San d'Oria, Bastok, and Windurst. Between maxing your fame in the other nations, and completing some of the "must do" Jeuno quests (like Chocobo quest), your fame in Jeuno will max out on it's own and not generally require you to do many of the other quests in that region.
  • Bastok-Flag.jpg / San d'Oria Flag.jpgSan d'Oria, Bastok, Selbina, Rabao, and Jeuno: Only The Best
  • Millioncorn route as those are cheap, readily available and only take about 24 stacks.
  • It will take around 55 cornettes to max fame in this region.
  • It will take about 75 ores (15,000 gil to the Bastok Goldsmith guild merchants) to max your fame.
  • Adoulin Flag.jpg Adoulin: Your fame is comprised of many available Adoulin Quests. Doing various quests seems to be the only way to improve fame.
  • It will take about 35 turn-ins for each quest to max fame from 0. (105 total quest completions.)
  • Coalitions do not appear to affect fame. Verification Needed