The Concept: Legacy Reputation
Let's say you have a high-level smuggler, but you want to roll an alt on your account just for fun. Legacy reputation means that when you roll a new character, you can mention the name of your alt to get easier entry into NPC factions or organizations. Your main was pretty well known among the smuggler's guild. This can be leveraged to make faction NPCs friendlier and more willing to let you in ("Any friend of <Leeroy Jenkins> is a friend of mine, you're welcome to browse my supplies." kind of response).
This serves two purposes:
- A little bit quicker way into a preferred NPC faction (not as a go-anywhere-free pass, just a little extra rep and opportunity).
- One of those cool moments when it feels like your previous characters have actually influenced the world.
- Potential problems or exploits with this idea?
- Have you seen something similar in other MMOs? I'd like to study how they implemented it