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Why does the empire get more exclusive races then republic?

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Why does the empire get more exclusive races then republic?

AdmiralOnasi's Avatar

03.01.2012 , 03:01 AM | #11
It's been known since development (I remember concerns about favoritism being brought up in 2009) that BioWare put more effort into the empire. I've played characters from both sides, and it's incredibly obvious to me that empire got more attention. Like the guy above said, empire has faster animations, better looking gear, almost every single bug in the game works out in empire's favor (like the right turret on Alderaan which STILL IS NOT FIXED). And let's not even go into the Fleet thing. Anyone that's played both sides knows the imp fleet is a hopping nightclub while the pub fleet is an airport.

You know, it's no wonder so many people want to play empire. You can actually find people for group content, you own Ilum 23.5 hours a day, and all the little discrepancies are in your favor. It also helps when the devs chose not to punish anyone after you spawn camped Ilum for 8 hours on patch day.

muzzle_flash's Avatar

03.01.2012 , 03:01 AM | #12
The devs prefer to play empire and it seeps through

spudbynight's Avatar

03.01.2012 , 05:59 AM | #13
Voss are neutral

AsheraII's Avatar

03.01.2012 , 06:50 AM | #14
Oh, so that's why T7 comes with a couple of appearance customizations while SCORPIO is only available in yellow lining. Yup, that's clearly favouritism towards the Empire I'd say.
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03.01.2012 , 06:57 AM | #15
Balanced somewhat by races being available to more classes Republic-side because of actual in-game canon racism Empire-side.
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03.01.2012 , 07:08 AM | #16
Quote: Originally Posted by kottonmouth View Post
why do republic turrets not work, why do republic attack animations take longer, why does empire get all the cool looking armour and saber colours, why in alderaan civil was does the map start out with turrets facing republic ship, why is it when wzs game time out due to lack of players empire wins even tho the last attacker should, why r cyan crystals going to be cheaper than purple crystals next week? List goes on but ill stop there.
I am empire and am running around in BH pvp armor that makes me look like someone has strapped a kitchen trash can to my chest and im wearing a helmet that looks like its a world war two helmet with two spotlights welded on either side....oh and i forgot the toilet roll bracers.
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03.01.2012 , 07:12 AM | #17
Quote: Originally Posted by spudbynight View Post
Voss are neutral
I haven't played the Sith side on Voss yet, pretty close, but as a Consular it seemed as if Voss was neutral but were leaning towards the Republic. Or, they were heavily favoring the Republic, they just couldn't declare yet. But I would like to have a Pub that is a Voss. Ended up being one of my favorite races in the game. Probably easy enough to add the little effect to their voice.
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dazednconfuzed's Avatar

03.01.2012 , 07:22 AM | #18
Asking all these questions...

You could also ask why the Republic are the the only ones to get lower level multi-stage bonus missions. On my Knight, I must have seen about a dozen bonus objectives pop up for missions that have had three stages, each one resulting in a reward of 3 commendations.

Imperial side, I've seen none, and that is up to level 21.

Or, maybe why it is easier for Republic to make credits from missions? Imp side, I have barely pulled together enough credits to buy my first bag expansion by the time I'm leaving my starting world. Republic side, I can afford it by level 6.
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03.01.2012 , 08:06 AM | #19
We're expansionists, hence more races were assimilated.
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03.01.2012 , 08:12 AM | #20
Quote: Originally Posted by Elladan View Post
We're expansionists, hence more races were assimilated.
All I hear about while playing empire is those dirty filthy aliens the Republic likes recruiting...or how I'm so special because I'm an alien in the Sith ranks. So if anything it should be exactly the opposite. Empire is exclusive, Republic is inclusive.

Quote: Originally Posted by Aram_Darksun View Post
To spell Republic, it takes two less letters than Sith Empire. Therefor it is more convenient for Republic players to say which faction they play.


Oh wait, I can just say Sith..
More correct, Empire, half the classes on the Empire side do not identify themselves as Sith. I'm a Bounty Hunter on my main and I'm as independent as you can get...I go where the money is. The Empire are evil bastards though, so they like offing more I side with the Empire.
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