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A Fourth Faction


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I'm Rook. I play some other online games. If you know anything about Meridian 59 we could probably be friends.

This is my first post. I'm mostly just bored in anticipation of the beta invites and have nothing else to really do but sit around and speculate.

Other than implemented game mechanics, is there really anything stopping a large portion of the community from starting a fourth faction? I'm speculating that based on the information we've been given thus far PVP will solely take place in the center of Tamriel, and no fourth faction could seize the Imperial crown. But beyond that, a large enough guild could chose to play the game differently, as a fourth faction. It would in a lot of ways be pointless, but in others, an interesting development in a simulated society. I'm disappointed in the decision to not have played drop possessions at death. Otherwise I could foresee a fourth faction arising anyway; PKers.

Thoughts? Arguments? Enlightening facts?
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Post #26611
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This is true, since everybody is playing on one mega server, there wouldn't be anything stopping one massive guild by forming it's own faction, I'd love to see that happen if it actually is possible. However, can players interact with each other like they do with players within their own faction with players of other factions?

I guess a simpler question would be, is there anything in the game that stops players from organizing a mega guild/faction?
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Well because you are locked into your Faction and cant just go around and kill everyone.
There wont be friendly fire or anything like that, the PvP is based on DAoC and quite frankly introducing a fourth faction would completeley screw up the faction balance and the layout of Cyrod.

Especialy if you think that it could be player created. The concept just does not work.
This is NOT a sandbox game. It would be cool if it was but please, keep this in mind. this is NOT a sandbox.
The Factions are set and you have to live with it.
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That would be interesting, and it might be possibly to form a new faction with other races. Watch this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNHb0KvxBec at about 13:40 they talks about guilds and at about 15:50 they talk about joining guilds in other factions.


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(January 24th 2013 10:48 AM)Blood Hunter Wrote:  That would be interesting, and it might be possibly to form a new faction with other races. Watch this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNHb0KvxBec at about 13:40 they talks about guilds and at about 15:50 they talk about joining guilds in other factions.

No.
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There technically is already a 4th faction. That would be the Imperials. The common enemy of everyone.


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(January 24th 2013 10:48 AM)Blood Hunter Wrote:  That would be interesting, and it might be possibly to form a new faction with other races. Watch this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNHb0KvxBec at about 13:40 they talks about guilds and at about 15:50 they talk about joining guilds in other factions.

Honestly, I really want to join guilds from other factions. It may be a stretch because of previous things they've said in other interviews, but pretty much every friend of mine is going Ebonheart. This way I can still have my khajiit pride and still be affiliated with my friends somehow.


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I'd imagine that if you were in such a large guild that it could populationwise count as a faction the mega server would most likely have nobody but guildies in your phase making for a lonely phase.


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Post #26720
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Yeah there would be no point to a 4th Faction because the game mechanics would prevent it from being even half the size of one of the existing factions should it arise. Therefore it would oppose about 5/6ths of players and cause havoc to the existing faction this 4th faction 'large guild' sits in. Its pointless really and i see no need to speculate it


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(January 24th 2013 12:11 PM)vigk vagk v2 Wrote:  
(January 24th 2013 10:48 AM)Blood Hunter Wrote:  That would be interesting, and it might be possibly to form a new faction with other races. Watch this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNHb0KvxBec at about 13:40 they talks about guilds and at about 15:50 they talk about joining guilds in other factions.

Honestly, I really want to join guilds from other factions. It may be a stretch because of previous things they've said in other interviews, but pretty much every friend of mine is going Ebonheart. This way I can still have my khajiit pride and still be affiliated with my friends somehow.

Since factions cent Communicate with each other, hawing same guild between factions is not possible, i advise you to make alt to play with your friends, and use skype or ts to chat when you aren't using your alt.
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(January 24th 2013 12:25 PM)Ewan Wrote:  
(January 24th 2013 12:11 PM)vigk vagk v2 Wrote:  
(January 24th 2013 10:48 AM)Blood Hunter Wrote:  That would be interesting, and it might be possibly to form a new faction with other races. Watch this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNHb0KvxBec at about 13:40 they talks about guilds and at about 15:50 they talk about joining guilds in other factions.

Honestly, I really want to join guilds from other factions. It may be a stretch because of previous things they've said in other interviews, but pretty much every friend of mine is going Ebonheart. This way I can still have my khajiit pride and still be affiliated with my friends somehow.

Since factions cent Communicate with each other, hawing same guild between factions is not possible, i advise you to make alt to play with your friends, and use skype or ts to chat when you aren't using your alt.

No cross-faction communication? Do you have a source for that?


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(January 24th 2013 11:01 AM)Sordak Wrote:  
(January 24th 2013 10:48 AM)Blood Hunter Wrote:  That would be interesting, and it might be possibly to form a new faction with other races. Watch this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNHb0KvxBec at about 13:40 they talks about guilds and at about 15:50 they talk about joining guilds in other factions.

No.

No, what?


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I would find it hard to communicate with other factions while maintaining character (this is, of course, from a RPer perspective). For example, should I, Volg, have a former Nord friend. Because of our differing political views, we'd be forced to separate from one another as we join our respective factions. I would also cut communications with him as it would make meeting him on the battlefield that much harder
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(January 24th 2013 02:26 PM)Volg gro-Orakh Wrote:  I would find it hard to communicate with other factions while maintaining character (this is, of course, from a RPer perspective). For example, should I, Volg, have a former Nord friend. Because of our differing political views, we'd be forced to separate from one another as we join our respective factions. I would also cut communications with him as it would make meeting him on the battlefield that much harder

That doesn't mean you mysteriously begin to talk in foreign languages, and both of you are incapable of understanding what each other is saying.

its just truly screwing over the lore, nothing else.


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Post #26875
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there is no inter faction communication thats been confirmed like 15 times
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