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Old 2011-08-05, 05:27 PM   [Ignore Me] #52
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Re: Is nobody else depressed about having 3 factions again? Wouldn't 0, 2,or 4 be bet


Originally Posted by JanitOr KanOs View Post
I'm sure the good people who still play Dark Age of Camelot would like to have a word with you.
Was about to cite DAoC myself. 3 factions work like a charm in a PvP centric game, 2 factions only works with heavy instancing (but that screws the whole "Massive" out of MMOFPS in my opinion). Back in WAR beta i argued for a lot of time on forums about the necessity of a third faction. They stuck to order vs destro, and anyone that played it can tell you it was always imbalanced, favoring either the good or the bad guys depending on your server pop.
Any old fart that spent some time on DAoC can confirm that having a third faction always (well, almost always) prevented someone from "winning" the game with sheer numbers. If albion grabbed 2 or more relics, hibbies and middies teamed up to prevent them from overpowering everyone with lolzerging.
Honestly, i just don't see a PvP/RvR game working without at least 3 factions. For example, the new WH40k MMO looks like it's going imperium+eldars vs chaos+orks... Can't see it working, honestly (also, it's a brutal rape of WH40k lore, but nobody seems to give a fuck about it)
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