View Poll Results: Which on is your favourite faction?
University 48 20.08%
Peacekeepers 21 8.79%
Gaians 32 13.39%
Hives 22 9.21%
Pirates 17 7.11%
Morgans 26 10.88%
Drones 22 9.21%
Spartans 14 5.86%
Consciousness 21 8.79%
other (angels, cult, beliviers, aliens) 16 6.69%
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Old June 4, 2001, 10:18   #1
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Favourite Faction
Since you only can have 10 options, I picked these 9 (plus "other").

If you choose "other", please specify which.

Please make a comment on why you choose the one you choose.

"Favourite" = the one you like the most. Whatever reason.

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Old June 4, 2001, 10:26   #2
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I put my own vote on The Cult. I just realised lately that the cult wasn't quite as easily to play as I thought earlier. But I still likes them the most (well, just a fragment more than the University).

Reason: well, the first faction I played in SMACX. Also the first AtT Victory on transcend. Thats gotta count.
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Old June 4, 2001, 11:13   #3
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Gotta luv the Hive!!!
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Old June 4, 2001, 11:17   #4
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the hive closely followed by the university but i don't have smax so i don't know about the new ones.
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University followed by the Pirates.
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So far:

Out of 7 votes, the Hive (unexpected I would say) has the lead with 3 votes. University, Pirates, Spartans and Cult all have 1 vote each.

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Old June 4, 2001, 12:23   #7
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With my avatar? Are you kidding?

"Favourite" should be clarified though. Easiest faction to win with? Most aesthetically pleasing? Favourite from a role-playing standpoint? Faction with values most similar to your own?
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Old June 4, 2001, 12:27   #8
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Hey! This poll won't register my Gaian vote. Fix!
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Maybe that's why it's so few votes. I can't fix it. (Who is the moderator for this thread/part of apolyton)

I just included what "favourite" means. Also read my post under the first one.
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Gaians, followed closely by the Pirates.
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Drones are great -- I love the industry and the extra content citizen but I also like and will play

Uni
Hive
Cult

they are all so different and so much fun. The cult is a blast with the worms while the Hive are just so cash-strapped that you really need that growth and industry.
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I choose CyCon
I need not to explain to irrational emotional being why
The poll has been done before
This topic has been seen before
You are redundent, there we feel no need to assimilate you.

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Old June 5, 2001, 13:49   #13
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Peacekeepers, particularly on small to moderate sized maps. Double votes, happy population, good builder faction but can hold their own in a battle, too. Can choose any of the SE choices I prefer.
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PK and Morgan. Those are the only two factions I have won PBEM games with. I voted for Morgan, because I won that game more on my own strength. The PK game was won because the other two factions were killing each other and left me relatively at peace.
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The Spartans
Because they support the right to keep and bear arms, and they know what to do with them, too.
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I think it's interesting to play a faction whose natural abilities are contrary to my natural play style. Consequently, I voted for the Hive (without the final "s" as in The Hive), not that I like momentum play, but that putting a builder/hybrid overlay on top of the Hive (or the Believers, the Aliens, whatever aggressive faction) leads to a more balanced faction, which seems to me to be desirable. Perhaps some would disagree, but I think that if you go too far down some of those roads, you are beyond the point of diminishing returns; you can't tell the difference between elite and (very) elite+++ or Green and Really Bright Green.
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After 26 votes, The Hive are still in the lead with 5 votes. Close followed by Gaians, 4 votes.

As I expected, the option "other", have few advocates. Although it suprise me that The Pirates only has one single vote so far. In between fairly even among the rest.

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Old June 5, 2001, 20:09   #19
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Nothing beats being a benevolent dictator with everyone hating your guts just because your communist police state doesn't conform to their "ideology".
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Old June 6, 2001, 03:02   #20
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The Spartans!!!

Mostly cause I played them first, and got used to playing them.

Also, you can't bet the early mobility advantage for exploration and finding pods!!
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The Gaians are my favourite (for their environmental leanings ).

I also like playing the Morgans (they're challenging), the University (which I play as Morgans on steroids), and the Usurpers (also challenging to a builder! ).
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All the factions have their merits. The faction, though, that I like the best is the Peacekeepers. Lal has size and the votes. Makes it easy.

Second would be AKI.

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I love role-playing all the human factions for their unique talents and trade-offs. However, my preference, like Ned and Misotu, are for the Peacekeepers. Votes and growth, yes, but also for their humanitarian and democratic leanings coupled with the cool Mosque architecture.

Close second: Gaians. Third: Pirates, whose playing style is typically a breath of fresh air for me.
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Old June 8, 2001, 14:37   #24
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Morgans, because if they go free market, the +1 energy per square increases their energy outputs by 2-3 times, thus also making research, energy raising, and people pacifying a ton easier. Next would probably be the hive, because they can build things fast, which results in either lots of facilities in each of your cities, or large armies.
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Old June 12, 2001, 05:39   #25
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The Cult.

I like their hidden strenghts.
Racing through the tech tree with Alien Artefacts,
free troops from Mother Nature, and Money for Rush Builds from Planet Pearls.

Their main weakness is not their -1 industry and economy penalty (which can be helped by crawlers and (for the energy) by worm hunting), but their dependence on a good starting position.

But with a good start, they are really amazing.
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Old June 12, 2001, 07:45   #26
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As my name would suggest, the University, although you really need to snatch that VW to keep the drones at bay!
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Old June 12, 2001, 07:46   #27
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My favorite faction has to be the Gaians. That extra efficiency boost has a ton of uses and their ability to catch mindworms makes the game a while lot more interesting for me.
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Interesting that the original Smac group got 78% of the vote. I wonder if all the voters have Smax as well. I would still expect the originals to do well but are there really only 20% of the players out there that prefer the new guys.
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The Consciousness are my favorite of the new factions, and they would edge out the Gaians for second choice. But you just can't beat free nodes as the University.
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51 votes.

Suddenly the University is number one on the list with 11 votes.

free network nodes, and +20% research makes the different.
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