Factions are a measure of how others in the game world will view your character. These will run the spectrum between an NPC considering you as an ally through to NPCs who will Kill you on sight (KOS).
They will be important in Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen.
Faction Overview[edit | edit source]
FAQ (4.2) Will faction be important ...
... and will players be able to betray their home faction?
We like all of that in general -- the question comes up though: to what degree should these factions matter and does this sort of thing slip into PvP territory? If it does, you'd only see it in PvP servers. But changing your factions so NPCs will react differently to you -- this is all key to the game -- our faction system will be quite robust. Yes, you could betray your home or default factions.
Racial Factions[edit | edit source]
FAQ (4.6) Are Races going to have specific factions at creation?
Yes. While there are some nuances to faction and alignment adjustment, evil races such as the Ogre, Skar, and Dark Myr will have a hard time getting close to good race cities. This is not set in stone, however, as you can adjust your faction and alignment through your actions in the game world.