I think all opinions count especially since to grind from 55 - 80 is done on PvP maps.
I was never in favor of Faction Changes to begin with but it was already done and prior to the merge on Lailah we saw approximately 25 (could have been more) 70 PvPers change from AOL to UOF which at the time did help balance PvP.
Once EP6 released lot of UOF that had stooped playing for whatever reason started playing again then coupled with the merge unbalanced the numbers in UOF favor at the 80 level.
While anyone would agree AOL has more players, as evidenced by the amount of kills UOF enjoy off grinders, rarely do these result in regular hardcore pvpers at the 80 level.
I believe the FC introduces an unnatural attrition from one side to another which I understand was introduced to effect balance. Changing factions is always an option by simply creating an account and grinding it up.
However I believe a limited FC'd is necessary if the balancing of factions is to occur and at more expedient rate. It would I believe balance eventually but we lose some frustrated players before that would have time to occur naturally.
Just a PvP'ers opinion.
Have a great day and see you on the battle field.
Do you really believe anything you just wrote?
The amount of kills we enjoy off grinders? What grinders? There are no grinders being killed by UOF pvpers VR is virtually empty and we come there in search of PVPers hugging TP guards. So tell me just what grinders there are feeding so many kills cause I'm missing out.
All day we see in trade chat 1 raid lights in PR and 1 raid lights somewhere else. Lights can quite literally have 2 raid for the majority of any given day. The problem is you choose to pvp in 2 different areas instead of working together for the most part and accomplishing something.
There's more and more UOF quitting by the day, and I see old names back on AOL in raids everyday as well.
No disrespect to you, but for the most part the only place I see your face in pvp is when arclight drags all of DR to a bossroom (and then all your alts taking bless in dwater).
For normal everyday PVP you aren't in the picture too much. Maybe if in your mind the AOL raid was "winning" more you'd be there. Just my guess.