Modern computer roleplaying games — including, yes, MMORPGs — owe a great debt to Dungeons & Dragons for many points of inspiration and design. However, one element from the pen-and-paper game never quite spread throughout most other games, even though it does seem to be popular in memes these days.
Here I’m talking about the famous alignment chart. You know, choosing where your character sits on a three-by-three grid that travels the spectrum from lawful to chaotic and from good to evil. It’s an interesting way to categorize a character’s motivations and personality, and I thought we might have some fun applying it to our MMO characters right now.
Looking at that chart, where does your MMO character sit? Are you playing a lawful goody two-shoes, always trying to do the most virtuous action, or do you have a streak of chaotic nature in you? Perhaps you can’t decide and you’re as neutral as can be. What say you?