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!