I was hoping that Wildstar was not going to be like most other games in that races are directly tied to a certain faction. As an old RPGer I would much rather see a system of choosing first your race then path and last faction. I feel it is rather crappy that if I want to play a specific race it is automatically tied to anything in game terms. What if after a few months play I descover that the other side is more to my liking ? Can I change sides ? Or if I don't like the two sides, why can't I just play without a faction ! I have learned in all my years of roll play that pushing a player into a situation where they have no say most often leads to rebellion and a feeling of not being in controll of ones own character. I would like to hear how others see this race/faction situation. Think about it !