The Banner Saga: Factions

The Banner Saga: Factions

Viiarge Jan 16, 2014 @ 6:56pm
Do ppl actually play Factions?
Ive been playing the single player campain and im having a blast combat wise, id love to play Factions again. If youre playing often, tell me how it is now, and if youre having fun playing it, or not
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Aleonymous Jan 17, 2014 @ 2:49am 
Factions is actually experiencing a revival due to the Single Player game release. There's like 30-40 people online on average with peaks of about 100. This means that there's 15-20 matches going on, on average.

Factions is quite fun and addictive, and you can find a much better challenge than the game's AI, in my opinion. The main difference is that, in Factions, the "powers" of the two combatants are always equal, 6-vs-6 units. No more 6 dudes vs. 12 Dredge! A typical Factions team is 2 Varl and 4 Humans (e.g. 2 Archers and 2 Raiders), but you can also go with 1 or even 0 Varl (not advised!).

Give it a try!
Last edited by Aleonymous; Jan 17, 2014 @ 2:50am
Viiarge Jan 17, 2014 @ 3:10am 
I played quite a bit last year, whats new ?
Aleonymous Jan 17, 2014 @ 3:45am 
Well, it depends. If you played it near the release (March 2013), then many of the classes and some features weren't implemented yet. Updates were finished by May 2013 and things started to stagnate after summer 2013. No more updates & tweaks to the game, and the playerbase was dwindling fast. Now, it's a lot better, with the Saga's hype and all. The game still has some minor stability issues (CtDs) and the servers may drop for like 1h (total) per month, on average, but no real problems in overall.

The devs have said that they wanna revamp the Factions, adding a small single-player (vs AI) component, along with new content (units, maps etc) from the Saga. But, that will likely start happening in a couple of months, when they finish actively "supporting" the Saga release.
Cho Ku Rei Jan 17, 2014 @ 10:16pm 
I played factions when it first came out and their were quite a number of people playing. However the number of people for factions has signifaclly dropped. The main reason being they have not added content to factions in months. They were however working on the single player in this time. They also have said their going to be adding singleplayer classes to multiplayer I think somebody said in march.

Just to note factions is free I had fun with it till the number of people dropped and because of my level it began to be hard to find matches. If I could find more matches I would probaly play more. All in all it's free so theirs no risk in trying it.
Revan Jan 19, 2014 @ 4:18am 
What power level is yours having problems to find matches?
Aleonymous Jan 20, 2014 @ 3:02am 
Now, with the hype of the single-player game, the playerbase is constantly increasing. New content & new features (for Factions) are anticipated in a couple of months, hopefully by March that is.
Cho Ku Rei Jan 20, 2014 @ 3:46am 
Originally posted by Revan:
What power level is yours having problems to find matches?

I'm usaully looking for power lvl 12
Focuspuller Jan 20, 2014 @ 1:42pm 
I was just playing it.
Last edited by Focuspuller; Jan 20, 2014 @ 1:42pm
hasteful Jan 23, 2014 @ 12:15am 
yeah i love factions.
netnazgul Jan 23, 2014 @ 4:23am 
TL:DR you can start playing so by the end of march when the [expected] update comes out and rankings are reset you will be a tough opponent to start ruling the tables :p
Iskee Jan 24, 2014 @ 9:51am 
Just got banner saga yesteday and downloaded factions this morning and played my first match! Having a blast with this game. Even though the single player is kicking my♥♥♥♥♥im still having fun lol. See you all on factions!
SSC Jan 24, 2014 @ 11:38pm 
“ adding a small single-player (vs AI) component, along with new content (units, maps etc) from the Saga.”~Look forward to!
angelous Jan 25, 2014 @ 5:00am 
I so want to get to use some Horseborn and Dredge, Would be cool to be able to use a Dredge army vs Human/Varl Aliance
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