Grinding for archpriests can be some of the most annoying work in the game, but they are required for both offence and defense. So what about a compromise? This won’t be fast or easy for most, but will allow those who don’t have the time to grind out the archpriest spawns and have to settle for what they can get in their limited play time.
Suggestion: permit the spending of marks of zeal to promote your priest up the ranks coupled with a relatively lengthy transition time (as if you are breaking the thrall all over again for it’s appropriate tier level).
No need to grind out the spawn, and isn’t near as fast of a progress as if you did grind it.
This offers balance to the process. If you are patient enough you can promote a standard priest up to an arch priest in 18 hours if you, 1: have the marks to spend on it, 2: do not remove it from the shrine during it’s “training”, and 3: are present to start it’s training at each tier advancement.
Suggested first tier gain from priest to high priest is a 6 he train time. From high priest to arch priest is 12 hours.
Required marks per tier could be 200 and then 500 respectfully.