TA wrote:I think the Hycrest storyline kinda speaks against the whole "good-willed, erratic, open, and accepting" thing. The Dominion might be imperialist as all orange, but the Exiles are straight-up terrorists.
Terrorists who, the writing implies, would be more interested in blowing up people because a busty girl with no real reasoning told them to than because you're helping someone avenge their dead family. But I try not to include inter-faction relations because even if there was an MMO where the factions were Buddhists and Taoists they would still be committing genocide like it's a fucking sunday brunch. Lore never really holds up well when you need turmoil between two parties to be a constant.
There's also the fact that the opening sequences have The Dominion releasing one of thousands from cryo-stasis because their records show you would be a good subject for whatever bullshit they had to pull you out. Where The Exiles are quickly losing everyone stuck in the cryopods that are shutting down by the second, and you're only rescued because someone who's good at shooting things was apparently given free reign over evacuating the pods and is ignoring everyone else in the search for his wife (a search he is failing, badly, until someone with no technical knowledge of the systems does it in five seconds [that's you]). He later tells you he's glad he didn't just shoot you in the head the second he saw you weren't his wife, because for some reason immediately killing someone who's life you've saved because it wasn't the RIGHT life is a thought that passes through the head of a man who, again, has been given complete control over the cryo-rescue operations.
Holy shit yeah, The Exiles are fucking sociopaths. They're clearly the cool guys after all.