Newbie to Achaea here and I find myself terribly curious about advancement within houses. It's not feasible for me to make a new character to join every single house just to satiate my curiosity so I thought I'd ask you guys here! Also, HELP HOUSES doesn't tell me much of what I want to know.
Of course many of the houses are secretive and such, so I'm only asking at a high-level here.
So I'd like to hear your opinions on what you think are the most rigorous, well organized house "curriculums" for advancement. Which houses have the longest lists of "tasks" or requirements for advancement? Which houses are the most scholarly, with heavy reading and writing requirements? Which houses require the most participation in Achaea at large, which could include sailing, doing quests, pvp, and more? Which houses are the most difficult to achieve the highest rank in? Which houses are the most populated and active?
Much of this is mainly curiosity, being an Outrider myself, not so much of a "which house do I want to join" sort of thing.
Looking forward to hearing your thoughts!