Now I’m avoiding all the Death Vigil’s npcs, because they’re still fighting the threats in Cairn so they’re basically still good guys and I don’t want to make my reputation any worse with them by accidentally killing them, even though I DO NOT INTEND TO kill them!
So is there a way to just get them to “neutral” standing somehow so I can’t interact with them in either beneficial nor killing way? The game design is making me behave silly here, going against in-character lore, which annoys me.
I’ve actually never tested this but it might be possible to stay neutral with them if you pick neither side on ultimate.
Basically you choose one side for normal, the other side for elite and pick neither side for ultimate. Since it’s possible to gain reputation for both factions by killing Ch’thonians/Aetherials, and since you can simply go back to normal/elite to buy stuff from either faction vendor, then as long as you have the strongest reputation scroll active for both factions…
There’s a lot of “ifs” there, though.
I’ve always picked Death’s Vigil myself, Kymon’s Chosen doesn’t seem to lack for fanatics anyway and Death’s Vigil gives me the best rewards for the builds I play.
As for which side is good or evil, both sides have good/bad people. Even the necromancers have sadistic members who only seem interested in furthering their own power.