Continuing the discussion from Skins are coming!:
This comment made me take a look at factions and heroes, in order to find what makes a group of people a faction.
There are some well defined factions, like UAF, where their color scheme is similar and most of them have UAF logo in their armor (Hivemind is the only one I couldn’d find it), or Patriots, where all of them have really advanced technology (Two power armors, a invisibility suit, a device that controls gravity and a defibrillator that can be used as a long range weapon).
The KLG Irregulars honor their name, too. They look like a bunch of people who excel at their own fields, and Kurtz employs them because of their skills despite them being somewhat eccentric (as if it were an anime group, like One Piece protagonists).
But then we have The Watch or People’s Guard, that look like a mix of random characters.
Take a look at the Morlocks. They are people living in the sewers. They seem to have some kind of tribal society, where fighting for fun is normal, and the strongest one leads the rest (Razor sits on a throne in front of an arena, where he wants to fight you). Some of them wear post-apocalyptic like clothes (Maven, Razor and Phoenix). They look something straight out of Fallout world or similar. And then, we get Callidus. A woman wearing a power-armor, advanced technology. The total opposite of the tribal society I had pictured with Morlocks. Or Heimlock, a guy who is wearing some kind of military medic uniform. They don’t look from the same faction, in my opinion.
We also have the Shoremen. They seem to be some kind of naval group. Cast and Fischer look like military divers in armor. Keel has also a diving suit. And then we get Moss. I mean… Moss looks to me like the ideal Morlock.
This gets worse when we take a look at the story. Matador is from The Watch and fights against you a few times during the campaign, siding with Kurtz. Artemis, also from The Watch, helps you during the district 7, on the underground train, to reach Kurtz more easily. Are they with Kurtz or against him?
I know factions are still a work in progress, and that these things could be changed next patch, making this post pointless, but… what factions do you personally think are designed as a consistent group? Which ones would you change, if any? I’d like to hear community’s opinion on this matter.