Today’s Daily Grind question on Massively Overpowered got me considering factions in MMO’ing. More specifically, how multifaceted factions are the more interesting than the flat black-versus-white sort that you see in some games. Even World of Warcraft had pretty much foregone its Orcs vs. Humans narrative on…well, pretty much every open opportunity, near as I can tell.
One of my favorite aspects of a multifaceted faction is the belief in their noble purpose. The concept that they are truly right in their cause. Even those who would be painted with the Evil Brush can have sides that are actually something to look up to.