nobody ever had to work for Tionese, lol. I don't know a single person that has ever worked for Tionese and I've been playing since launch.
You had to work even to make a FP run happen. There were times when you were lucky to make one run in a few days on some really dead servers, and for that you had to pm almost every player who was online. Yeah, even at prime time.
When i've finally gathered full Tionese set on my first character, it really felt like an achievement.