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"Defecting"

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IAmHaskINs
12.15.2013 , 04:37 PM | #1
Hello!
I didn't check into this fully cause i'm a little lazy but im sure the option is not there.
But i was talking to a guild member and he mentioned he had a 55 Sith Sorcerer.
And i told h im to transfer his Sith to the Republic so he could raid with us.
He had said if he could he would have a long time ago since join the guild.
I had discussed it with him and we both came up confused why there isn't
a "Faction" change in the game(Like i said i didn't look fully into it)
So i wanted to throw up this thread to see what people would think if they
did add it. And i wouldn't recommend calling it a "Faction" change. But more
like.. "Defecting"..

(If there is already the "Faction" change installed, then call me an idiot lol..)

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JPryde
12.15.2013 , 04:47 PM | #2
Has been suggested a dozen or more times already.. both in general and in the suggestion forum.
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Sphinxes
12.15.2013 , 04:49 PM | #3
<attempts to switch sides> Is killed by companions....BW erases character
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Rankyn
12.15.2013 , 05:29 PM | #4
It's a pretty safe bet that it's never gonna happen simply because your faction and story/companions are too deeply interconnected and they'd pretty much have to create a second layer of story on top of all the existing stuff just to accommodate it.

That's not to say that they'd never do it, but it would be a massive undertaking for them and, as such, likely falls outside of their current plans for the game.

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Ruskaeth
12.15.2013 , 05:56 PM | #5
Leveling is so easy and fast that people should just make their respective mirror classes and use BoL gear.
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Blackholeskipper
12.15.2013 , 08:32 PM | #6
It's never going to possible since you'd have to the voice overs for quests on both factions. What they could do instead is add more dialogue options with characters of the other faction you come across (along the lines of the stuff you talk about with Ardun Kothe as an agent or the stuff that line with the imperial scientist on balmorra that you meet as a SI). You know, stuff that *hints* at defection or working undercover, stuff like that.

It could be really interesting if done right. I mean, just look at how oftne the agent story is praised just because of little stuff like that.

And I don't mean go back and change old quests. I mean for future expansions and stuff. I think it could be a major draw for people to play certain classes.

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Zorvan
12.16.2013 , 12:06 AM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by Rankyn View Post
It's a pretty safe bet that it's never gonna happen simply because your faction and story/companions are too deeply interconnected and they'd pretty much have to create a second layer of story on top of all the existing stuff just to accommodate it.

That's not to say that they'd never do it, but it would be a massive undertaking for them and, as such, likely falls outside of their current plans for the game.
This.^

They'd not only have to create the story for your "defection" but also any future storyline content ( if there ever is any ) will not only have to be created for Republic and Sith, but also additional storylines for defectors of both sides. It would double the work already required.

EAware screwed themselves when they made the game story and voiceover dependent, because it is the single biggest obstacle to keeping new content flowing and makes even the simplest additions ( such as defection ) a much more expensive and time consuming chore than it would be in any other game.

For example, when will the guy or gal who voices your character be available? Will they be available at all? Do they even want the job any more even if they are available? Now what about the people for all the other player character and NPC voices? Will they all be available within a certain time frame, or will you have to draw the development time out to compensate ( prolonging the time it takes to get your content released and increasing costs )?
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