Thu, Jan 12, 2012 | 02:51 GMT
SWTOR to offer rewards for neutral players
Purely neutral Star Wars: The Old Republic players will eventually have access to exclusive sweet loot, just like their hardcore light and dark side brethren.
“We knew with the light side/dark side system that there would be an urge, especially for min maxers, to go completely light side or dark side,” game director James Ohlen told PC Gamer.
“We have a system for people who want to stay more in the middle. But that’s something coming up in a later release. It’ll let you play a ‘Gray Jedi’. Basically you don’t need to go to the extreme to get rewarded. You can have a different playstyle.”
Ohlen said BioWare didn’t want to force players to take one of two extreme routes when it came to morality, ignoring role playing, in order to get the most out of their builds.
“We were careful about the rewards for Light Side and Dark Side as well. We don’t want to make them too impactful on the endgame because it would mean players wouldn’t be allowed to join an Operation unless they were absolutely Light Side and or Dark Side,” he noted.
“However, once we get to the next stage of our light side/dark side system, you’ll see the rewards. Light Side, Dark Side and the grey items will all get more powerful.”