With GU56 the Citizenship/Betrayal process features Ambassadors to de-mystify the process. Regardless of whether you are betraying or just changing your citizenship, start with one of these Ambassadors in your home city.
When a player changes their alignment and/or class through this process, it is known as Betrayal. The various methods of betrayal require you to turn your back on the ways of your current alignment and then gain faction with the new city you go to. During the betrayal process you are placed in Exile at the City of Haven.
You must be at least level 10 to begin the process of betrayal.
Haven. While being an Exile, you will permanently have the suffix title of "the Exiled" until you finish the process of betrayal. You will retain ownership of your home in your old city, but it may be unsafe to reach your home unless you are in a guild with a Portal to Member Housing amenity. As an alternative, players who are planning to remain an Exile and have enough faction with a Maj'Dul court could purchase a home there.
As an Exile, you also have no access to your shared bank. To get out of Exile, you must complete the betrayal process through the city of your choosing. Once you complete all the quests to become a citizen of a good or evil city, all of your city factions for that alignment will raise up accordingly so you're no longer at -50,000.
At the end of the betrayal series you will be prompted to see a subclass trainer, making it possible to change your subclass. You will need to see the trainer regardless of whether you are changing subclasses.
There are restrictions: you must stay within your class and the subclass must be available to your chosen city's alignment. If a Guardian wanted to change to a Berserker, they could do so from either good or evil alignment. However, if a Conjuror wanted to change to a Necromancer, they must switch from good to evil alignment.
On PvE servers, if you are changing alignment and your subclass is unavailable to your new city you will be forced to change your subclass to complete the betrayal process. For example, there are no evil Paladins, to change to an evil alignment the Paladin would be forced to change subclasses.
As of GU48 PvP servers are an exception to this rule. On a PvP server you can betray and play the good classes in the evil cities and the evil classes in the good cities. In other words you can have a Templar in Freeport or a Brigand in Qeynos.
To officially come out of Exile, you must speak to your trainer. If you are staying the same class, there is a lot of hassle involved with completing betrayal. Here's some tips to save yourself some sanity:
This is a breakdown of the subclass choices you may be faced with when you betray. Neutral alignment means that you can choose either subclass within your class type regardless of whether you go with a good or evil city.
In Game Update 58, players will be able to retain the upgrades they have earned in their combat arts and spells to a certain extent. As per the patch notes:
Citizenship is the final step of betrayal, but it is more commonly known as the process of changing which city is your home city within the same alignment. Most cities require a short and easy quest series to finalize your citizenship there, while others may simply just require you speaking to the local Ambassador to complete your paperwork. This process does not either allow or force you to change your current subclass.
Most commonly, players will change their citizenship to have their primary home in a city that best suits their needs. When completing your citizenship quests, your previous city will drop in faction, but will still remain tolerant of you. Your new city will become of allied faction (+40,000) with you.
Many citizenship quests require that you have at least 1g to finalize your paperwork. If you are newer to the game and do not have the money, Krra of Everfrost suggests this: Go to The Village of Shin and do the Tier 1 harvesting quest, A Gathering Obsession. Anyone level 5 and higher can pick up that quest and earn 15g-18g when you turn it in!
|Game Update #56