Heres the next in the ongoing series in how to help your stronghold grow and prosper. This one deals with Influence, one of the many currencies that we farm, and one of the major bottlenecks for many guilds.
We had an influence related blog post that described the basics on influence back a while ago. It outlined how to get your daily amount from SHEs and more from strongboxes. There have been a few new opportunities since that time, so an update was in order.
Each of the boon structures that is build makes a quest available that gives influence as well. These quests give more influence as the structure rises in level. At level 8, where some of our structures are, the quest gives 100 influence. The quests vary per structure, but generally they are short quests in lower level areas that can be done while you go about your other quests. We can get 200+ influence per day / character with these quests right now, so its good to run by the structures and pick them up occasionally.
Stronghold Marauders is another way of getting influence. This is a stronghold event similar to the Dragonflights of old, held out front of our stronghold building. This one takes about 10 minutes and centers around killing monsters to protect a pile of supplies. We currently have this scheduled as a guild event 1x per week each weekend. ..and if its being started you should easily see the automatic announcements that the game puts out over the guild channel. This gives 600 influence / week / character (and a set of other random vouchers as well). So try and run each of your alts through once a week if you get a chance.
Until very recently there was also the Stronghold Siege PVP event that gave influence as well. However this was changed in a recent patch and is currently unavailable at the time of writing.