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Please, allow FACTION DEFECTION as a part of end game!

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Please, allow FACTION DEFECTION as a part of end game!

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Haggardbr
05.09.2013 , 03:51 PM | #1
Bioware, please, allow us to defect to the oposite faction as an end-game option!

Here's my situation (as an example). I have a 53 sniper and I LOVE it, but I don't like to play on the Empire side as much as I like to be in the Republic side.

I'm sorry imperials, but I love the Republic even with all its flaws.

So... I would LOVE to play on the Republic with my sniper and I'm pretty sure that role players would love this option too.

Maybe, if someone plays a dark jedi he could have the option to defect to the sith or if someone play a light side agent, he could have the option to defect to the republic military.

There could have some requirements to do so, like:

1 - You need to have a toon on the oposite side as a mirror to be replaced.
2 - You have to finish your class's story line completely.
3 - You need to be full light or dark.
4 - You need to be at least legacy 15.

Maybe other requirements or a combination of some of them.

In my opinion it could even be an cartel market perk.


So what do you guys think about it?
Sarah'kerrígan Jhom Kérrigan Jhota
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Murasakikitsune
05.09.2013 , 03:53 PM | #2
Do want.

I can't stand being surrounded by rocks and dust and ugly yellow energy effects. I want purple, darkness and lightning without having to be a total sociopath, dammit!

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DewyMossEmpire
05.09.2013 , 03:55 PM | #3
So wait, you want to play Empire Classes in the Republic Faction? Am I understanding this correctly?

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Haggardbr
05.09.2013 , 04:48 PM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by DewyMossEmpire View Post
So wait, you want to play Empire Classes in the Republic Faction? Am I understanding this correctly?
In the essence of the idea yeah, but it's not only that, it's to give a better immersion and "real life like" thing to the game.

Just like many npcs during the story lines can or have defected so we could too.
Sarah'kerrígan Jhom Kérrigan Jhota
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DewyMossEmpire
05.09.2013 , 04:52 PM | #5
I like it! there would have to be very hefty prerequisites though, I'd want this to be a rare thing.

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Haggardbr
05.09.2013 , 05:00 PM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by DewyMossEmpire View Post
I like it! there would have to be very hefty prerequisites though, I'd want this to be a rare thing.
Just as I said... maybe a certain legacy level with a mirror class @ max level, a certain amount credits or a cartel market perk.

But it couldn't be that much limited or rare too, because I'm pretty sure a lot of people would love to defect to the opposite faction to play the toons they like.

I love my end game commando, but I like my sniper a lot more, I just don't play it much because sometimes I just can't stand the empire.
Sarah'kerrígan Jhom Kérrigan Jhota
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DewyMossEmpire
05.09.2013 , 05:04 PM | #7
I don't think a Cartel Market prerequisite would be a very nice touch ... something purely in-game that you achieve through being a great gamer, not shelling out enough cash for it. So like you said, Legacy Level, max character lvl, perhaps a certain amount of Credits (That do not necessarily have to be spent on it), & perhaps another max lvl character of the mirror class?

Say if you want to defect your Juggernaut to the Republic, you'd need to have a lvl 55 Guardian & so forth.

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Altyrell
05.09.2013 , 05:05 PM | #8
So would the Imperial Agent switching to the Republic side still be an Imperial Agent or would they become something else?

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Kilikaa
05.09.2013 , 05:06 PM | #9
It wouldn't work and it won't happen. Look at Makeb. Even though, in my case, my Sniper is no longer officially serving the Empire she is still contacted by Darth Marr to help the war effort. You can't just switch sides because that would screw up the entire story that Bioware has created so far. If I switched her to the Republic then who is she going to talk to on Makeb? Nobody. The story would make absolutely no sense. that will also greatly affect future story content, both faction and indiviual class stories.

Then there are the companions. Do you really think Lt Pierce or Khem Val or Quinn would suddenly feel the urge to join the Republic? Do you think Aric Jorgan or Elara Dorne, who left the Empire, would suddenly join the Empire? Because of companions and all the associated stories a faction switch would not work. It wouldn't make sense.

MAYBE, in future class story content, BW can allow us to make the choice and have it be meaningful, but they would also have to figure out the companions. Every class would lose some, if not all. New ones would have to be created to replace them. I do not see this happening. Defections just will not work in this game.

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Haggardbr
05.09.2013 , 05:07 PM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by Altyrell View Post
So would the Imperial Agent switching to the Republic side still be an Imperial Agent or would they become something else?
It could become a SIS agent!
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