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Old 2012-06-06, 07:38 PM   [Ignore Me] #1
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Why is NC so Popular?


I was arguing with a friend about what faction we should play, he was saying VS, I was saying TR. Eventually we got to a point where I said I thought VS would be the most popular so it wouldn't be fun, and he goes and says NC will obviously be the most popular, with the VS being the least popular.

I called bullshit, but all evidence says it is true. Why is it that the faction with the ugliest colors, slowest vehicles, and worst overall goal are the most popular?
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Old 2012-06-06, 07:41 PM   [Ignore Me] #2
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Re: Why is NC so Popular?


Because this is your opinion
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Old 2012-06-06, 07:42 PM   [Ignore Me] #3
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Uh, TR is actually the most popular here,
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Old 2012-06-06, 07:43 PM   [Ignore Me] #4
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Oddly enough, if you look at the facebook PS app, it shows TR slightly ahead of NC, with VS very obviously behind.
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Old 2012-06-06, 07:44 PM   [Ignore Me] #5
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Blue > Red/Purple

NC back story makes them look like America, while TR looks like Nazi and VS are Kool-aid drinking alien lovers.

Hard hitting weapons = Lasers > Spray and pray

So, NC has best color and back story to most, and depending on how much you like lasers best or second best weapons.
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Old 2012-06-06, 07:46 PM   [Ignore Me] #6
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Originally Posted by DjEclipse View Post
TR is representative of authority, it's cool to rebel, and boys love blue.
Picking based on the lore is ridiculous.
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Old 2012-06-06, 07:47 PM   [Ignore Me] #7
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Well if you looked at the numbers used on the facebook Recruiting app thing, NC is ahead. Granted NC is the default faction of choice so potentially not many people noticed.
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Old 2012-06-06, 07:48 PM   [Ignore Me] #8
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But blue looks tacky on yellow, and trying to disrupt 1000 years of peace is anything but cool. Also, leaving it up to your enemy to miss rather than yourself to dodge is also pretty lame. Mobility and speed in air vehicles means you are in control of your life, and not your enemy.
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Old 2012-06-06, 07:48 PM   [Ignore Me] #9
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Originally Posted by Bags View Post
Picking based on the lore is ridiculous.
Not really. People do it all the time, especially when faced with something new where they don't know the different mechanics as much as the lore. This was seen in games like WoW; there's a reason why the Alliance was filled with new players and the casuals, at least compared to the Horde. That is in PvP of course, and before cross server PvP.
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Old 2012-06-06, 07:50 PM   [Ignore Me] #10
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Re: Why is NC so Popular?


Everything you are saying is subjective and often not true. So..
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Old 2012-06-06, 07:54 PM   [Ignore Me] #11
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Originally Posted by DjEclipse View Post
TR is representative of authority, it's cool to rebel, and boys love blue.
I'm glad you love your communist china. I'll stick with my corrupt america.

But you are right. Blue is the best color even though I would prefer green for uniform.
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Old 2012-06-06, 07:55 PM   [Ignore Me] #12
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Re: Why is NC so Popular?


All empire pride aside VS is not popular because 9 out of 10 people playing other empires are subconciously homophobic and associate purple color and slim lines with something of non-heterosexual origin.

TR are red and black, that's psycological too.

And NC are portrayed as good guys for no, imo, apparent reason.

PS: by homophobia I mean disgust towards them and the inner desire to burn them alive, not just negativism.
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Old 2012-06-06, 07:58 PM   [Ignore Me] #13
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Originally Posted by NewSith View Post
And NC are portrayed as good guys for obvious reasons: they support pie for one thing.
Fixed.
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Old 2012-06-06, 07:59 PM   [Ignore Me] #14
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In every poll and even in game it's always close to equal.
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Old 2012-06-06, 08:00 PM   [Ignore Me] #15
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Originally Posted by Hamma View Post
In every poll and even in game it's always close to equal.
Polls are permanent, active playercount is not, that's the thing, sadly.
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