I've already discussed on another thread however I figured that this needed its own thread. Befor we even get started I have three rules. 1. No saying one side is evil and the other is good. The Devs have already said this is not the case. 2. No drawing real world comparisons to nationalities or religions its disrespectful. 3.Try not to let your PERSONAL philosophy influence the conversation. This thread is to explore the Flavor's of the two factions and their member races, both before and after Launch. In part to try and highlight the positive and attractive qualities of both factions. Lets get started. Here's what a shallow explanation of what looking at. The Dominion seeks order and stability above all things. They believe that by spreading their culture and beliefs they can make the galaxy a better place. Even if that means making use of a little Dominion Galactic Diplomacy. The Exiles seek freedom and independence above all things. They want to live without the laws and restrictions placed on them by the Dominion, And if the Dominion doesn't like it they can just bring it on! On the Dominion we have Cassian Humans: The noble leaders of the Dominion who wish to spread their beliefs throughout the galaxy creating a paradise in which all may live in piece and prosperity. Mechari: Highly advanced robots programmed by the gods of the Dominion to aid the Cassians in creating utopia. In a way their kind-of like angels? Draken: A mighty warrior race who seek to improve themselves through conquest and victory. Kind of like space vikings? Serve the dominion due to their strict code of honor and the chance to participate in the greatest conquest ever, that of the Galaxy itself. Chua: Their is no way to spin this races motivations in a pretty way, and honestly their is no need. The Chua would tell you as much too, All they want is to do is creat maniacal inventions that will allow them to satisfy their sadistic sense of humor. Tolerated by their more noble allies only to serve teh greater good. On the Exiles we have Exiled Humans: The ragtag rebels seeking freedom from the tyrannical grasp of the Dominion. Sadly thieve bit off a bit more than they can chew, and dragged a few other races into THEIR war. Granok: Not as much dragged into the Exiles as well hired. The Granok are mercenaries, Honorable and fun loving, But Mercenaries none the less. Forced off their home world by the outdated traditions of their culture, After their heroic actions in a long and bloody war to secure their freedoms. Think the jaded Veteran, really reminds me of Vietnam Vets. Aurin: A race of kindly if a bit naive nature lovers, who where dragged into this war with the Dominion, as they watched their world BURN. In part due to the actions of the Exiled humans who sought asylum on their world and in-part due to the insane diplomatic tactics of the Dominion. The Aurin believe in the sanctity of life and may want this war to end more than anyone else. Not saying thay cant be ferocious fighters when the need arises. Mordesh: A once noble race undone by their own hubris. The Mordesh nearly destroyed themselves in their quest for immortality, Joining the Exiles in hopes of reclaiming their lost splendor, and redeem themselves in the eyes of the Galaxy with the power of their intellect and ingenuity. However it seems they have yet to have learned their lesson as they are still willing to do anything to accomplish their goals. Whew, wall of text... Anybody ready for round two? LOL. OK I want your opinions on this subject, be honest be brutal have fun with it.