Unfortunately, "factions being cut" is a pretty vague statement; maybe a developer can clarify how big a portion of the faction system has been cut and how much will still be in the game.06904: <Comments>SHOULD NOT PLAY due to factions being cut, this previously led to joining the Jagged Dream faction</Comments>
As a reminder, this is what the factions were supposed to be:
The factions of the Ninth World aren't simple gangs that hate each other. They each have their own goals, sometimes overlapping, sometimes antagonistic toward each other. In Torment, you'll be able to join at least one faction, maybe more, depending on how you play and whether your goals overlap with theirs.
Some factions may be aligned with the Tides, but not explicitly. The Ninth World is not so simplistic. Further, the factions won't be as single-minded as their philosophies might suggest. A scholar's guild could have sects within it: one that believes in knowledge for all, and another that believes knowledge is too dangerous for any but the elite. Acolytes of a devout order that helps the poor might disagree on whether doling out welfare or teaching life skills is the more effective course of charity. Thus, even within a faction, you might be pressured to support one particular sect or another.
On the other hand, you can stay out of it entirely. Like the other gameplay elements, factions don't force you down a path. They give you choices that matter, and will affect other parts of the game.
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