To me, the video (combined with the recent pre-order bonus) basically says
"Even though it's been a month since the announcement, we still have nothing more to show or tell you. Hey, here's some more shinies. Buy it now."
Try to look at it this way.
Big super badass monster shows up its going to destroy everything. Sith Leader lies to jedi and says ya we will work together but while the jedi starts to fight said monster. Sith "dose super awesome thing" kills both the jedi and the Monster in one blow.
Because this is a MMORPG it can't work that way cause one side would have to lose and they would get pissed.
And if they did a Your side won other lost thing both would be annoyed due to it not making any sense with the rest of the lore in the game and at the same time would end the game.
Now this is something EA/BW won't do they will just do like you said make a work together until said thing is dead and its lame as hell that way.
Not to go off topic but as I said things like that work in WOW or other mmo's but in Starwar's its a no.
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nota good comparison of things here. the Empire in the expansion is working with the repubs not some lowbie officer o damned scared and cowardly to handle his own command
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i will say that I could have info wrong (not first time lol) but from reading forums both here and official it seems that yea they do wind up working together
I primarily pulled from some of the video scenes/images they released, and I feel like I read something earlier today. I'm just inferring at this point though, we don't have the final word from BW yet.
My point is I guess that unless someone can speed up my search and find actual evidence we're all discussing a non issue. It could be true but so far I'm not having any luck showing it to be even half-true.
According to the Berryman's post a while ago, the Republic and Empire both want control of the planet. The Republic is responding to their request for help and attempting to win a new ally with many, many resources. The Empire is attempting to use the chaos between that war to help them make their own play for the planet's resources. Could they work together? Possibly. Is it likely they would, knowing what it would do for the other faction? Doubtful. But I'll reserve making any judgements until I know for certain. As it is, I wouldn't say that there's been any real evidence presented that says it will be.
Link with dev post.
therr was a thread somewhere a while back about the not continuing of class stories and that only faction stories would be in this expac and i think it was there that it was "said " that in the end repub and imps are wroring together and
it may just be idle speculation but im going to sleep for my overnight in a few hours ill scour this and the official sites for that thread in the morning and get back here
The new planet definitely LOOKS really good, now we need to see it if plays really good as well. Hoping for lots of new end-game systems and activities.
People would play Wookies for 5 minutes, then the gimmick would stop being "hah hilarious! fun!" etc. It's the equivalent of playing as R2-D2. Would be fun for 2 minutes.
Well I'll say the video was rather * yawn *. The planet looked like any generic oxygen breathing planet would so nothing I would consider super exciting, especially if its something to try and get people to come back or even try it out finally.
Sadly, the story setup wasn't all that interesting either, especially when you know there is no class quests in it.
As far as the factions working together, yeah no. Even in WoW they really only work together through a neutral faction, and behind the scenes they are still trying to kill each other. Sure they worked together in WC3 at the end, but that was because they had zero choice, it was that or be wiped completely out. The Hutts aren't ones to try and wipe anyone out, wouldn't be any profit in that.