Neutral

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In World of Warcraft

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The word neutral means:

Rep unfriendly icon 18x18.png unfriendlyRep neutral icon 18x18.png neutralRep friendly icon 18x18.png friendly
  1. The faction alignment of an NPC, town, or city that is not allied or hostile towards the Alliance or Horde. Contrast with Friendly and Hostile.
    • Symbol is Neutral, or Neutral inline.
  2. Derivative; the availability of a quest or item that is obtained through an Neutral aligned NPC.
    • Available to both Alliance and Horde is not the same thing as available through a Neutral NPC.
    • Pairs of nearly identical quests that have an Alliance quest giver and end point and a Horde quest giver and end point are not a single Neutral quest.
      • Such quests are tagged as "Both" on the wiki to differentiate them from quests offered by neutral quest givers and typically have both crests displayed: Alliance & Horde
      • They are a pair of Alliance and Horde quests. The internal quest ID numbers are different.
  3. The disposition alignment of a monster, beast, or NPC towards your character
    • When you click on Neutral beasts or NPCs, their name and highlight will be yellow.
    • Neutral creatures will not attack unless attacked.
    • Neutral creatures become hostile when attacked, but will revert to neutral, if you go out of attack range for long enough.
    • Most non-carnivorous beasts will be neutral.
    • Reputation with the Steamwheedle Cartel starts at Neutral, so most goblin NPCs encountered outside Horde territory are neutral to most newer players.
    • You can talk to some neutral creatures.
    • Not all Neutral creatures can be attacked.
      • Darkmoon Faire NPCs cannot be attacked, even when they are Neutral.
      • (Applies mainly to Horde) Neutral NPCs from your own faction generally cannot be attacked; there are specific exceptions.
  4. The Reputation Level 3000 points below Friendly and above Unfriendly.
    • The members of a faction you have a Neutral reputation with will generally have a like disposition alignment towards you.

Roleplaying Game

The RPG Icon 16x36.png This section concerns content exclusive to the Warcraft RPG and is considered non-canon.

In the RPG, neutral means:

  1. Refers various neutral alignments including:
  2. Regions that are "neutral", i.e. neutral to all factions.
  3. Some of the Independent factions.