I’m playing through SWL slowly and I’m noticing a bit of a dilemma. I’m trying to do all the daily bonuses, but the one that always leaves me coming up short are item empowerments. I’m typically doing 3 main quests, 3 side quests, and killing 50 monsters every day, but I usually skip the empowerments. I read it was better to use like-items for empowerments only, but it can take a while before I have 20 like-items to use for the daily.
If I have 5 amulets, it seems more efficient and useful to use all 5 in one upgrade, rather than doing 1 at a time and missing out on the item bonuses, however using only 1-2 item upgrades at a time is the only way I can hit that daily bonus every day.
So my question is, which is better over the long run, getting the extra marks of favor each day, or having the better-upgraded items?
In other words, here are my options:
Option 1: Get 3000 marks of favor per day + maximum bonuses for all upgraded items (like waiting on upgrading until I have 5 of a like-item to upgrade)
Option 2: Get 6000 marks of favor per day for completing all dailies, but have minimal bonuses to my upgrades (like using only 1 amulet at a time to upgrade another, except doing it 4 times to hit my daily bonus)