Am0n's right. This could be used to create 3-team warfronts.
Damn that'd be fun..
A great source of early success for DAOC was realm pride. That went to hell after the server merges with realm hopping. For that reason, I think this idea will, in the long run, be very bad for the game.
Even worse - queue times are about the only factor that somewhat drives a balance in the factions (the over populated faction has longer queue times). This removes any positive feedback for players to balance the servers. No big deal for the war fronts maybe, but warfronts suck, imho. Rift needs to be aiming towards great open world pvp to keep me and my friends around, and that depends in part on somewhat balanced faction populations.
Finally, I'm not a big role player, but they better as hell not force you to be a traitor to your faction.
I can't believe everyone thinks this is a good plan.
Looks like 50% of the new warfronts will be defiants vs defiants.
Absolutely must to add option to invite both defiants and guardians in your upcoming merc guilds.
another idea: Give us the option to rebel from our faction, and also the other faction. Make a new Island "Call it Merc Isle" or something.
The people that choose to rebel from their faction then live here. Make it an option at lvl 50.
Make "Merc Isle" neutral to both factions ( who knows maybe they want to join us )
Remove the concept of combining AH, make an AH here with a hire payment on use. (Black Market)
3. PROFIT! And Lure saved for all the precious RPers!
Now we have 3 factions, faster WF Queues, and easier time implementing RvR since balance won't be such an issue
Also MY PERSONAL WANT INC!!
Make all mercs neutral to each other. So we can even PK each other if we get "Made bro!"
I really don't want to fight along side the defiants in my wargroup half of them don't deserve my heals =/ and those .... god awful briarcliff premades. I rather just requeue then fight along side them.
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If this brings makes queueing as a Defiant premade feasible once again then I know a lot of people that would probably come back.
Can I que as Defiant 100% of the time please? Guardians in my battlegroup are awful.
Damnit, my cluster has more guardians! >_<
I want to raspe kill some of my own team!
And does this mean I might end up with Boomx? Good gods.....
No, wait, I just realized I might end up with MOSH. OH GODS.... /facepalms
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