During conversations, you select reactions to the various references, demands, and statements of the character to whom you’re speaking. Whenever it’s your turn to speak, the conversation Choice Wheel presents multiple responses you may choose. Responses vary between cooperative, antagonistic, flirtatious, intimidating, and other emotions, depending on the current situation. Choose your responses carefully, as your attitude affects the way others perceive you and may impact their decision to confide in or become hostile toward you.
Lightside vs. Darkside
At times, your response to a particular subject reveals the true nature of your character. Will you go out of your way to secure additional medical supplies for an ailing population, or would you rather take the items for yourself and sell them at a profit? Hover over the different responses to view which side they represent. Responses that steer toward the Light side are marked with a blue icon in the middle of the Choice Wheel, while responses that steer toward the Dark side are marked with a red icon. Choose carefully when presented with these options, as your decision will earn you points toward the chosen side.
When entering a conversation with other players in your party, a random number from 1 to 100 is assigned to each player after he or she chooses a response. Players who don’t choose their response in time forfeit their chance at speaking for that turn.
The player with the highest number gets to respond for that turn of the conversation and earns more Social Points than the others for taking charge in the group. Players who lose the conversation roll gets a small bonus toward future rolls and may even get rolls greater than 100! There are special events, such as world and bonus missions, that award Social Points as well. Accumulating Social Points increases your Social level, which is displayed on your Character Sheet. Visit Social Items Vendors to purchase items based on your Social level.