Originally Posted by Mitch
It drives me crazy, wasted many hours and can't find one. First I searched in Leth Nurae a NPC for grinding outrider presence with a required presence of 5. Didn't found one and then bought an expensive vest with +26 outrider presence so that I can advance in a quest in veskal exchange.
For the next quest step I need 25 merchant presence. I found only a vest with +5 on the market and nothing more. I'm willing to grind the missing 20 points but have the same problem: No grinding NPC in Leth Nurae with a requirement of 5. I also searched in Tursh ... nothing - only NPCs with requirement 25.
How the hell can someone advance in Diplomacy if there are no grinding NPCs and no cloths on the market?
First of all you don't need to do the quests to advance in diplomacy, in fact 90% of the quests are useless (IE: They give clothing rewards that are crap/equivalent of the same level information turn ins) only the ones that give card rewards are the ones actually worth it reward wise (at the present time)
Second, you can't gain presence with merchant and outsider at the moment other than clothing. If you feel some burning desire to try I think Leth Narue's 1 skill outsider in the castle has low skill you can try on and will notice you gain no skill on.
If you really want to do the quest continue checking the vendor and turning in information and hope you get merchant gear.
Simply put - Ignore Outsider and Merchant presence at this time and grind off other presence NPCs