Morgan, a fellow guildie pointed us to a forum post over on the official SWTOR forums by an Aneu giving us some insight into the faction balancing so far in the new upcoming Star Wars based MMO. He was using the guild registration program to get his numbers and what you’ll find is quite staggering. The Empire faction outweighs the Republic faction 2-to-1 on PVP servers. Make of it what you will… but there’s going to need to be more of a balance between the two factions for it to be enjoyable for both sides.

We’ve already established that we’ll be rolling with the least-represented faction, and until now we assumed that’d be the Empire based solely on our experience with the Horde faction in WoW being the least represented (most of the time). Looks like we’ll be rolling Republic if this trend continues into launch!

 

Type Empire Republic Total Ratio
PVE 30911 28830 59741 1.07
PVP 48368 22835 71203 2.12
RP 7693 11207 18900 0.69
Total 86972 62872 149844 1.38
Type PVP-Emp PVP-Rep PVE-Emp PVE-Rep RP-Emp RP-Rep
Casual 2012 1625 3212 4449 724 1356
Moderate 18380 9545 13890 11230 3518 4612
Hardcore 14301 5069 4088 2670 969 864
Undefined 13675 6596 9721 10481 2482 4375
Total 48368 22835 30911 28830 7693 11207