Jan 11, 2012

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James Ohlen Reveals Grey/Neutral Plans To PC Gamer

It’s just one of those newsy kind of days, isn’t it? This time, Game Director James Ohlen reveals some tasty details of BioWare’s plans for the fabled “grey” morality alightment, in other words players who don’t really go extremely Dark or Light side.

Speaking to PC Gamer, Ohlen said that even going back to Knights Of The Old Republic, players would min/max morality and they had to be very careful with it in TOR:

“We don’t want to force people. 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. 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.”

So while my Jedi Knight is still concerned with the 50 Dark side points I somehow accidentally acquired, you middle-of-the-road players can rejoice – love is coming! Hop over to PC Gamer for the full read.


  1. In order to hit max rep on a side you end up “purging” or pushing off any gains on the opposite side. For example, in order to hit LS 5 you need 10k Lightside points which means you will have 0 DS points as the scale has a hard cap of 10k.

    Personally I think this is flaw in the system and it should retain any points you get on either side. Just because you have “redeemed” yourself doesn’t mean you still didn’t kill 15 puppies.

  2. 50 points you “somehow” accidentally acquired? That will be from flirting with Kira ;)

    When you hit 10k, though, any DS points are removed to allow that gain. They’re not permanent.

  3. We will see that in 2013 maybe. The current Dark and Light side gear as it is now, just sucks and is not worth buying.

  4. I was really dissapointed at the lack of neutral relics in the game. They are actually forcing an alignment on you, or else you wont have any… I did hear there were some epic endgame relics that were neutral, but it sure makes leveling harder.

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