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I'm afraid to continue my Republic character

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I'm afraid to continue my Republic character

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Auxili
01.15.2012 , 08:29 AM | #1
EDIT: This thread is NOT solely about PVP. It's about how faction imbalance kills the republic faction, leading to diminished ability to engage in pve, the economy, and pvp. The moderators moved this thread to the PVP forum, but this is definitely intended for everyone to discuss in the general forum.

I'm worried that, on pvp servers, Republic will become a smaller ghosttown in the coming months. Especially with the coming pvp changes (more same-faction warzones, rewarding zerg faction on illum).

Currently on the republic side, there are less players from the 1-49 range, and much less at 50 than on the empire side.
This results in:
-a poorer economy
-difficulty finding pve groups (fleet chat on many pvp servers speaks for itself)
-and less opportunities to gear up for pvp
- constant zergs against the republic in ilum

Empire gears themselves up quickly with same-faction warzones, resulting in well-geared imperials fighting less-geared republicans in world pvp. They don't need the republic to gear up. This has, and will continue to, create problems for world pvp, which will cause the faction ratio to get worse and worse as it has with every game that let faction balance go unchecked.

Adding more same-faction warzones makes faction imbalance a non-issue for the empire, while making it an even more crippling issue for the republic.

The vast majority of pvp servers are like this. Rp-pvp servers are still imbalanced, but moreso on a 2:1 ratio. This is considered 'good balance' in swtor, which is strange to me.

All of this translates into the republic side dwindling even further down the line, making PVE more difficult to do.

Is there something I'm missing? I simply don't want to be forced to roll empire if I want to find PVE groups, participate in a decent economy, or have balanced PVP experiences.
Hopefully Bioware can ease this worry by implementing some changes that actually help BOTH sides for once, rather than just the empire side. I'll be keeping my eyes on the bioware tracker.
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DeathDiciple
01.15.2012 , 08:39 AM | #2
Economy is not in exactly wonderful state no matter the side, but it has been discussed before (btw nar shaddaa GTM is cross-faction, unlike fleet ones, so better look there I would guess - and see for yourself if just republic one sux)

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Halofax
01.15.2012 , 08:41 AM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by DeathDiciple View Post
Economy is not in exactly wonderful state no matter the side, but it has been discussed before (btw nar shaddaa GTM is cross-faction, unlike fleet ones, so better look there I would guess - and see for yourself if just republic one sux)
No one needs an economy because you can farm commendations for 30 minutes and have best in slot gear for your level.

Dont be scared to roll republic. WORST CASE scenario, Republic disadvantage breeds skill and we roll them in every non huttball warzone they get until they beg for huttball.

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knightblaster
01.15.2012 , 08:44 AM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by Auxili View Post
I'm worried that, on pvp servers, Republic will become a smaller ghosttown in the coming months. Especially with the coming pvp changes and further allowing empire to gear themselves up without needing the republic side to fight against.

Currently on the republic side, there are less players from the 1-49 range, and much less at 50 than on the empire side. This results in a poorer economy, difficulty finding pve groups, and less opportunities to gear up for pvp (empire gears themselves up in huttball, resulting in more geared imperials versus less geared republicans). The vast majority of pvp servers are like this. Rp-pvp servers are still imbalanced, but moreso on a 2:1 level which is considered 'good' in swtor.

Is there something I'm missing? I simply don't want to be forced to roll empire if I want to find PVE groups, participate in a decent economy, or have balanced PVP experiences.

Hopefully Bioware can ease this worry, as it's keeping me from fully committing to my republic-side characters. I'll be keeping my eyes on the bioware tracker.
If you want PvP, it seems Republic is the way to go, because Empire ends up doing a lot of intramural Huttball on many servers. I hate Huttball.

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Infernaliss
01.15.2012 , 08:44 AM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by Halofax View Post
Republic disadvantage breeds skill and we roll them in every non huttball warzone they get until they beg for huttball.
Lol... Amusing.

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SBite
01.15.2012 , 08:49 AM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by Halofax View Post
No one needs an economy because you can farm commendations for 30 minutes and have best in slot gear for your level.

Dont be scared to roll republic. WORST CASE scenario, Republic disadvantage breeds skill and we roll them in every non huttball warzone they get until they beg for huttball.
Plus we (Reps) begin to learn that in huttball you can even pass the ball, i.e. win more and more huttballs :P

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Kenmuir
01.15.2012 , 08:50 AM | #7
Roll a Republic Character if you're an avid PvPer who enjoys being outnumbered 3:1.

Roll an Empire Character if you enjoy MMOs, you'll have an easier time creating groups for PvP/PvE, a better AH, Control of Ilum, and everything else that requires other people.

With the coming of same faction Warzones, there's no reason not to roll Empire, you get all of the benefits and none of the problems of low population.

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HELhikari
01.15.2012 , 08:52 AM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by gangbot View Post
Empire players are the bad pvp'ers who want to be on the more popular side
I suspect you'll see a lot of Empire PvPers rolling on the Republic side as well, just so they can get some decent PvP action.

And we don't have to beg for Huttball, it's all we ever fecking get. There aren't enough Republic players queuing, so we always end up in the one warzone where Imps can be sent up against each other.

I've heard stories of some Imperial players actually getting four non-Huttball WZs in a row, I'm not sure I believe them.
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Halofax
01.15.2012 , 08:53 AM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by Infernaliss View Post
Lol... Amusing.
Join The Deadweight. We have a guild called Hazmat here that is going to fill this forum with the QQs of our servers empire population.

I soloed a 50 Sorc and a 50 bounty hunter who were obviously using vent for 2 minutes at the weak side door on Voidstar, until healers showed up and we killed both of them.

They proceeded to cry in /say chat about how the Warzone was 8 versus 7 and not fair to Imperials.

This is how pvp works when one side is given hand outs.

Edited to say Im a Vanguard. I was jumping behind the Bounty hunter and Interrupting the sorc.

When you interrupt force lightning in this game Sorcerors just seem to stand still in disbelief.

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Geeo
01.15.2012 , 08:56 AM | #10
Stick to it, on my BH its hutball 80% of the time, on my jedi shadow im LUCKY to play a game of hutball all day, this is a good thing imo