If you’re picking up Greedfall for the first time, or are starting a new playthrough after a couple of years off, you need to know about reputation. This is a system that isn’t totally unique to the game, but it’s something that’s different to all other reputation systems, so you need to know what you’re dealing with. In this Greedfall reputation guide, we’ll cover how reputation works, and what it means for you as a player.
What is Reputation in Greedfall?
Reputation is your relationship level with each faction in the game. Your reputation means everything. It makes the difference between a faction attacking you on sight, or loving you so much that they’ll reward you with items for your house.
You can increase your reputation in a couple of ways, but it’s important to know that you can’t increase it with everyone. Certain factions will never get along, and you need to accept that. With that in mind, it’s time to learn how to earn reputation.
How to Earn Reputation in Greedfall
You earn reputation through two obvious methods. The first is by completing quests for factions. Doing this will award you some reputation with that faction. However, the actions of those quests could also cost you some reputation points with another faction.
You can find quests by following the main storyline. There’s also a plethora of side activities and quests that will help you build up your reputation with various factions. Make sure that you talk to as many people as you can and exhaust all dialogue options. This will reveal new quest opportunities that you may otherwise have missed.
The second way to earn reputation is through conversation. There will be major decisions that you have to make in the game, and these all have a reputation associated with them. Making a decision that favors one faction will cause you to lose reputation with another. This is why it’s important to know which factions you want to build up a relationship with. With that in mind, you can make the best decisions that will help you meet your goals.
The amount of reputation that you will gain or lose will be represented as a notification on-screen below the dialogue choice. In many cases you will also be given rewards for these choices, so you’ll have to decide what’s more important.
Companions also have a reputation meter that you can raise or lower. However, this is linked to your character’s relationship with them. As such, it has very little to do with the game’s overall reputation system.
However, you might find that some companion choices will gain you reputation with a faction. Keep exploring all dialogue options to ensure that you don’t miss out on something you want.
The bottom line with companions is that they’ll leave you if they don’t like your reputation with their faction, or the decisions you make. You must be very careful not to upset the ones you want to have in your party for the entire game. If you lose them, they could be gone forever.
That’s all there is to know about reputation in Greedfall. Let us know if there’s something we missed in the comments.
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