at this point i was at 16 hom. numerically its a half way point to my goal of 30, but in terms of time i soon found out that it was closer to being only a 1/3 of the way through. hom is devious that usually each point you get makes the next point harder to get, once you start getting to the 30 range your options are limited to collecting resources and performing challenges that only dedicated players who have been playing since before the gw2 hype train took off.
with this in mind i had to carefully plan what kind of hom points i would focus on unlocking, since it would be very easy to focus a lot of time an effort to get a specific goal only to have it fall up short.
first, i had to get the last easy hom point reward: the rare and normal minipet. a friend donated a koss miniature for me to grab, and then i also acquired a normal minipet on the trade channel.
devotion +1 hom: normal miniature statue
devotion +1 hom: rare miniature statue
having taken care of that, i decided that eotn dungeons would be a fun way to accumulate hom. there are a series of 18 eotn dungeons, which 17 are entirely optional, which means that i would be seeing mostly new content, and of the few i had done up til then most were interesting and enjoyable. plus if i was lucky i could pick up a zaishen daily for a specific dungeon and get some bonus rewards on the side. most important of all the rewards for finishing an entire master dungeon guide were astounding: 40k rep and 8 plat for normal mode.