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Old 2002-10-23, 01:36 AM   [Ignore Me] #1
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What are the "Empires" and whats the difference?


Im kinda new to the scene here, so will someone explain how the "choosing of your Empire" works?

Lets say for example, I choose VS (i heard it was one on another thread), am I stuck with VS or can I switch Empires anytime?
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Old 2002-10-23, 03:46 AM   [Ignore Me] #2
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im pretty sure its the character you create cant change empires...but you can have more then one character on one account...that you should be able to have in diffrent empires.
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Old 2002-10-23, 06:45 AM   [Ignore Me] #3
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The devs did say you can kind of "Defect" to a different empire if u like, but you are limited to the ammount of times you do it. They may encourage defections if one empire is particulary powerfull compared to the others.
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Old 2002-10-23, 07:18 AM   [Ignore Me] #4
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Old 2002-10-23, 09:46 AM   [Ignore Me] #5
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I hope they put in an anti-defect check so when a certain empire is losing like mad and half of its people try to defect over to the one side that is winning, cuz they wanna go uber or be l33t or something, wont be allowed.
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Old 2002-10-23, 12:25 PM   [Ignore Me] #6
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Well, how am I going to be able to test out which Empire I want to be? Is there a training mode?
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Old 2002-10-23, 12:40 PM   [Ignore Me] #7
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You can always start a new dude in each empire..spend a few hours or so playing each, then decide which one to go with. Now I'm just gonna go with whatever Empire/Server the rest of my clan goes with....lucky me heh...
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Old 2002-10-23, 01:27 PM   [Ignore Me] #8
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I'm not sure everything you wanted to know about "What are the 'Empires' and whats the difference" has been completely covered by the guys above so I'll just say everything I know, Validuz ^_^ This reply's probably a little late, so sorry if you already know all of it.

The three available Empires are ...
The blue and yellow, New Conglomerate Example
The black and red, Terran Republic Example
The purple, Vanu Sovereignty Example

The three empires/teams all share the same types of armor and implants and they will all have access to a "common pool" of weapons and vehicles which they can use in combat.

The main differences between them are the special weapons (Examples sorted by Empire) and vehicles (we don't have info on all of these yet) that are only given to you when you are part of that empire (unless you steal them from other people ). The special abilities of the Heavy (MAX) Armor suits will also change depending on your empire.

It is important to pick the right empire because when you start a game on a certain server, all four of the characters you are given on it must all be in the same empire. If you want to speak to your friends in game you will have to sign up to the same empire as them because you are only allowed to communicate with people who are on your side.

There will be an option to have all your characters leave the empire which you have chosen, when you do this you will defect and join the side who is either considerably losing the battle or has the least members (depending on what the devs finally do with the Defect option). Either way I can't see anyone being able to switch one of their old characters to a winning side and I think there will be a limit on how many times you can defect.

As for testing out all the empires, it looks like we're all going to be forced to start a character in each empire and make our final decision after that. Some people have already decided on their empire just from the appearance and from what we know about their weapons and style.

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Old 2002-10-23, 01:30 PM   [Ignore Me] #9
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Black & Yellow armor? whoa I'm sold.
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Old 2002-10-23, 03:10 PM   [Ignore Me] #10
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I heard you have four names in your account, and they must all be in the same empire
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Old 2002-10-23, 03:48 PM   [Ignore Me] #11
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yeah i think they have to be in same empire too. check dev chat wotsit
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Old 2002-10-23, 05:06 PM   [Ignore Me] #12
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Indeed I remember it was mentioned somewhere.

http://www.planetside-universe.com/a...hp?articleId=6
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Old 2002-10-23, 05:45 PM   [Ignore Me] #13
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yah they all gotta be in same empire (thank god, this prevents peeps from like going to one empire, dropping off a vital component in the middle of no where, logging on to other character and getting EXP for it, MAJOR cheat right there if they weren't all in same empire)
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Old 2002-10-27, 02:24 PM   [Ignore Me] #14
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There are no "vital" components. It's an fps, not an rpg
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