Thank you for spending the time and effort to write such an awesome guide. I lvled smn to 14 but am not working on getting to Rank 5 before I do anything else. When I do get back to smn I suspect I will be rereading your guide again and I have no doubt it will help me immensly.
I would also like to point out that Summoner Info is a great website for summoner information as well. The two guides differ somewhat but that is a good thing as it gives people a better idea of what works and what doesn't work. Plus everyone's anicdotal tales of their fights was inspiring as well. I sincerely hope I have as much success as some of you have had with the fights. Yet I will have fun with it, which is the most important part ^^ I recently have finished getting all of my teleport quests done and those were awesome. I was extremely lucky most of the time in finding the ???s and only died 2wise for all 6 teleports. ^^
As far as lvling fame, I read somewhere (I believe Mysterytour) that how much each quest raises your fame depends on 3 things A.) what city you are doing quests in B.) what race you are C.) what Nation you are affliated with. The key factor is race and whether that race is favored in that city or not. Plus if you are of that city, you get more.
For instance: a Mithra from Windhurst gets more fame from doing a Windhurst quest than a Hume From San'Doria.
That is why you always get different people telling you different amounts of millioncorn in Selbina to raise fame from 1 to 9.
As far as the fame lvls themselves, doesn't matter to me because I have fame lvl 6-7 everywhere. Yet I do want to say that the sayings that the Fame NPC say 'do' change somewhat. I have no clue how or why they change but I have researched 'several' fame lvl guides and there seems to be 3 or 4 lists circling around. Neither of them fit to exactly what the NPCs told me. Though Thiefcat's fame lvl guide fit perfectly. The reason I say it changes is because those other guides were written by someone and I assume they did their best to copy the fame lvls word for word (to assume otherwise is impolite considering the work involved). So given that they obviously have changed somehow and for some reason.