Posted 01 December 2011 - 02:39 PM
The Terran Republic
The Terran Republic brought an end to wars on Earth and ushered in an era of unprecedented peace and prosperity that lasted for hundreds of years. It was under the banner of the Terran Republic that humans reached for the stars and eventually landed on Auraxis. Their Republic is built around order and the rule of law, with the central tenant that no individual is above the rules. Loyalty and fealty are core to the Terran Republic ethos and from that grows a spirit of total camaraderie and brotherhood amongst its proud and mighty warriors.
More so than any other empire, the TR are a professional military, they are the most synergistic of the teams and benefit the most from numbers and coordination. Their weapons and vehicles are top of the line, shining and new, but conventional. They eschew experimental ordinances and energy weapons, preferring to stick with what has worked for hundreds of years – accurate, high velocity bullets, and lots of them. Terran Republic weapons have the fastest firing rates, largest ammo capacities, and are generally designed to allow for maximum sustainable damage. A well drilled squad of Terran Republic troops is one of the most fearsome and deadly forces you’ll ever meet on the battlefields of Auraxis.
On the vehicles side, the Terran Republic has two unique empire vehicles, the Mosquito fighter jet and the Prowler battle tank. The Mosquito is an extremely agile attack aircraft, which can be outfitted with a variety of weapon systems to suit the needs of the republic, and has the fastest top speed of any air vehicle allowing it to quickly disengage from a sticky situation and regroup. The Prowler is a medium tank that is not only the fastest empire specific tank on the field but it can be armed to the teeth with extra weapon systems beyond the other empires medium tanks, making it one of the deadliest vehicles in the game.
Over the next few days we will be releasing some really exciting stuff including new screenshots, 360 degree turn-arounds of some of the Terran Republic armor and more details about the Terran Republic and their military machine. We’ll also be continuing to release some new backstory and as always will be answering your TR related questions on twitter, facebook and the forums.
“Loyalty until Death, Strength in Unity!”
The New Conglomerate
Traitors. Rebels. Terrorists.
These are words often associated with the New Conglomerate, one of the three major powers fighting for supremacy on the battlefields of Auraxis in Planetside 2.
However, to many the New Conglomerate are something else entirely: Heroes. Freedom Fighters. Protectors.
The New Conglomerate value freedom above all else and see anything that encroaches upon freedom as an affront to their fundamental rights. Originally founded by some of the most powerful corporations on Earth as a political entity working against some of the restrictive policies of the Terran Republic the New Conglomerate’s “spirit of opposition” has only increased in the intervening centuries. Now an empire in their own right they are in total open war with both the Terran Republic and the Vanu Sovereignty, seeking to free humanity from the tyrannical grip of the former, and defend them from the fanatical alien influence of the later.
Since the start of hostilities, the unpredictable and ruthless tactics employed by the insurgent N.C. have allowed them to gain significant ground against the seemingly overwhelming T.R. military. Their methodology is to achieve victory by any means necessary and they are not afraid to use experimental weaponry, guerilla tactics or unconventional warfare if the need arises.
While they’re not blessed with the infinite resources of the Terran Republic, the N.C. have managed to build up enormous reserves of weapons, armor and vehicles which they keep well maintained. Their equipment might not be the prettiest on the battlefield, but the N.C. philosophy is that as long as it shoots straight or can take a pounding that’s what really counts. This gives them access to an incredibly diverse range of weapons and gadgets to help get the job done.
From a gameplay perspective, the Blue and Gold are built around hitting first, hitting hardest and taking a beating. Although their weapons might not have the most finesse (often having strong kick, long reload times, and slower firing rates) they do pack a hell of a punch. The empire specific vehicles, the Reaver attack fighter and Vanguard medium battle tank pack on more armaments and armor as well as abilities that allow them to stay in battle longer than the other empires equivalents. While the N.C. vehicles excel in durability and sheer firepower, their trade off is in mobility and speed.
Check back over the next couple weeks as we release new info about the New Conglomerate, their weapons, vehicles and more. As always, we’ll be answering your N.C. questions on Facebook and Twitter, so log on and hit us up, we can’t wait to hear from you!
Freedom from Tyranny!
The Vanu Sovereignty
They have been called “Religious nut jobs”, “Techno-evangelist”, and a “Tran-humanist Cult.” The Vanu Sovereignty would find those terms to be dismissive and born of ignorance. They are what we would call true believers. The V.S. firmly believes that technology and knowledge hold the answers to all of mankind’s problems. It has been said that “The Ancients” (the ones that actually created the tech that the V.S. use) have shown them the way. They believe that they have been “blessed” with the gift of technology and power to “smite those that stand against the pursuit of knowledge and power”. The V.S. also believes that everyone should have the freedom to believe in the ancients just as they do.
The founders of the V.S. were and to some extent still are scientists. They are of the belief that humans are still evolving and are capable of being so much more than just soldiers or miners. It was the Terran Republic that insisted that everyone trust that man was wise enough to solve all the problems that plagued humanity. The V.S. thought them to be fools and stated “How can they possibly believe that they can achieve that goal without embracing the technology of the Ancients?” The ‘Ancients’ gave the Vanu Sovereignty “a gift” according to their leaders. The V.S. leaders even quoted great men from the past to further fuel their ideology. Men of science and literature were cited for their cause. Quotes predicting the coming of the inevitable ascension of mankind were found in V.S. scripture. Einstein, one of their best and brightest once said, “It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.” Another was cited, “Progress is the activity of today and the assurance of tomorrow,” said Ralph Waldo Emerson. These were wise men of their time that were forward thinking enough to embrace knowledge. Progression is inevitable why does the Terran Republic want to try to stifle it?
The Vanu Sovereignty took advantage of the alien tech, embraced evolution and change and has “received” the offering of knowledge and power from the ancients. The phrase “Technology equals Might” can be seen in action and demonstrated in the Vanu Sovereignty’s medium battle tank, The Magrider. This awesome specimen of supreme technology levitates over all terrain types with ease. The Magrider can be equipped with a wide variety of powerful energy weapons. The basic Magrider weaponry starts with the Heavy Rail beam as the primary weapon. The HRB creates a focused blast of pure energy that penetrates even the heaviest of armor. The secondary that can be equipped on the Magrider is Pulsed Particle Accelerator. The PPA rapidly launches orbs of plasma that are capable of melting armor and of course, flesh. The use of the ancients’ technology has given them the ability to create some powerful weapons for use on the battlefield. The Heavy Rail beam and Pulsed Particle Accelerator are a testament to the wonders of the Ancient tech.
We have only begun to see what astounding array of applications this power can yield. Ancient tech has also been used to create more personal weaponry. The sidearm of choice for most V.S. soldiers is the Beamer. The V.S. has developed self charging cells that power this light weight firearm. The Beamer is extremely accurate and produces little to no recoil. All V.S. weapons benefit from the lack of a concussive round. The draw back to having this high accuracy is the degradation of potency over distance. While conventional weapons have bullet drop, V.S. weapons suffer from a reduction in power over distance traveled.
The Vanu Sovereignty manned flight vehicle, the Scythe rules the sky with maneuverability and agility. It uses the magnetic field of the planet Auraxis to move in ways other conventional aircraft can not. TheTerran Republic has their Mosquito, the New Conglomerate has the Reaver and the V.S. has the Scythe. The Ancients technology will be pitted against the human’s inventions on the battlefield and it is yet to be seen which side will emerge victorious.
Posted 15 December 2011 - 09:53 AM
TR till death!
we can arrange that...
BE different....ACT normal.
No one is completely useless..They can always be used as a bad example.
Whomsoever I've cured I've sickened now,
Whomsoever I've cradled I've put you down...
A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.
Posted 27 July 2012 - 03:54 AM
I'm ok with any of them really.
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