I remember City of Heroes/Villians while they didn't have races, there were classes. I loved the little corruptor class, but didn't really like the villain zones because most of the people I knew were on the other side. Eventually they did put in a system to switch alignments and I was very thankful for it. I guess I could also see some Granok's switching sides as a Dominion too. The ones on the Exile side now as just the ones that were, well. Exiled from their homeworld after their war with the Dominion, but nothing has been said about what happened on their homeworld after they left. Did they stay isolated from the Dominion? Did they open up trade? Even if they didn't, Granok are still mercenaries. It kind of makes sense they would work for anyone. But, I think in the end, I kind of like the division of races. Like others said, it feels kind of right and the races seem like nice rivals for each other. The Prime, Proper, Arrogant Cassians vs. the Drunken, Hardheaded, Redneck Exile Humans. The Draken and the Aurins (They're natural rivals! They are the only races with tails!). The Mechari and the Granok. After all, a Mechari went to the Granok homeworld and the 'Noks squished him. For racial language barriers....I think it would be kind of neat if each race did have an option for it's own language, but still all share a common language. I mean, how else is a drunken Granok supposed to spew insults at the mechari? But, I don't think racial langauges are that important. Just that it would be a good idea not to have a language barrier between the two factions.