A lot of games have factions, and for some players, that's all the thought you need to put into the topic. There are two factions in the game because the designers included two factions. You play a Defiant in RIFT
because you wanted to play a Bahmi; the faction was just something that came with the race. You feel roughly as much emotional attachment to the Defiants as a whole as you feel to the box your pizza comes in.
This is not universal. There are players for whom being a Templar in The Secret World
is more important than just fashion sense and church trappings, and players who consider playing Imperial characters in Star Wars: The Old Republic
as a choice to be part of Team Empire for better or worse. So what about you? Do you have pride for the faction you pick in games where it matters? Or do you look at it as a simple logistical choice with no real emotional weight?
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