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I think this will finally make me switch sides.

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I think this will finally make me switch sides.

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Kombatikon
12.08.2013 , 08:52 PM | #11
Well Im on both sides and they both have their ups and downs so yeah none are OP either way (ships that is) But yea I think it depends who you fly with I suggest flying with guild members or friends dont PUG up :P

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Kozor
12.08.2013 , 09:30 PM | #12
On Red Eclipse the Republic dominates almost all games. I'm also thinking about switching to them (I think most good pilots already did).

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Tenacity
12.08.2013 , 09:39 PM | #13
Republic wings pretty regularly on harbinger.
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12.08.2013 , 09:46 PM | #14
On jedi covenant it is almost always rep that wins. At least in the games I have played. And I have started seeing a lot more pub vs pub, seems like the imps are getting discouraged.
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AlrikFassbauer
12.09.2013 , 06:13 AM | #15
Quote: Originally Posted by Vandicus View Post
Well actually, when players like the OP move to the other faction it helps to dilute the faction's skill base. As has been evinced by multiple threads, simply being a good pilot is enough to guarantee a really high win rate. If a faction seems to be winning all the time because of a higher proportion of good pilots(from the perspective of players like the OP), then their moving over will help dilute that population of good pilots.
I don't quite agree with it. You do have a point, but I still regard one or a few player's influence as being too small.

For the already losing side, however, losing ANY person is bad.
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demotivator
12.09.2013 , 12:25 PM | #16
Quote: Originally Posted by Enexemander View Post
I've been playing Galactic Starfighter all day on POT5 and Republic has won 2 matches out of countless others.

I'm not saying I'm good (I'm not) but in order to even have a chance I have to use my Empire toons it seems.
I guess it depends which time of the day you are in. I'm on POT5 too and I regularly track my match played and won achievements, so far it's almost a perfect 1 win for 1 defeat which is more than fair enough for me.

On the other hand solo queues seem to carry more victories than group queues, probably the fact that imp groups are much more coordinated.
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Luneward
12.09.2013 , 12:52 PM | #17
Quote: Originally Posted by cpt_fishcakes View Post
I was going to post a thread to see if the lack imps was a general trend, I thought it was down to fact that a lot of people, me included think the republic ships just look a lot better. But glad its not, hopefully things will balance out. Its more fun fighting the other side than your own.
Posters seem to have the imperials suffering more often, but you need a large sample to tell. In general I would say it depends on the server. Ebon Hawk definitely favors Republic at the moment in the games I've been in - though not quite the massacre a lot of people here report. It's about a 70-30 rate. There haven't been any slaughters Republic side yet, though unfortunately the close games are few and far between.
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Arkerus
12.09.2013 , 12:54 PM | #18
I am pot5 and the pubs win all the time. I don't know what the OP is talking about. We are much better at GSF than we are on ground PvP.
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Enexemander
12.09.2013 , 01:41 PM | #19
Quote: Originally Posted by Arkerus View Post
I am pot5 and the pubs win all the time. I don't know what the OP is talking about. We are much better at GSF than we are on ground PvP.
It's more that the empire has premades on voice comms very frequently. Shock, who is on the leaderboards for kills, has a full contingent of people playing wingman for him. That's why he does so well on a gunship.

It's just the same old thing in SWTOR pvp- it's premades or bust. And right now, Empire has the premades. Which means they gear faster from winning. Which means that not only are those people who are in the premades getting better at a faster rate, so is everyone that rides their coattails. So, as a solo player, your best bet is to play Empire.

Bioware tried to address this with 8v8 premade pvp. We see how that went.

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Galtin
12.09.2013 , 01:55 PM | #20
I'm on Shadowlands and have been playing both Empire and Republic fairly equally. Both of my characters are close to 50-50 win loss ratio.