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Why do you play the Nation you play

Why do you play the Nation you play  

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  1. 1. As TITLE inquires, disregard several choices in different servers, focus on main choice. Choose the most appropriate.

    • Nation citizen in reality
      38
    • Because of History of the Nation
      36
    • My gaming community ( not exclusive to NA ) chose the play it
      12
    • Because of the map location
      6
    • Historical/Fictional characters from books/movies/etc make me want to play it
      6
    • I play test all Nations.
      0
    • There is another reason... here's why... ( explain it in one short sentence )
      15


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First I played for France since some of my buddies were already there. Later switched to Sweden, since my buddies had effectively stopped playing, and there was at the time a rather large language barrier between the French and non-French speaking players.

 

Why Sweden? Because the friday night before I switched had been dubbed Black Friday, a name some of you will remember. The night Sweden lost all its ports in the Denmark-Sweden war. Figured I might as well go hardcore in this game :P

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I originally made a USA captain because I was uncertain about hitting a "language barrier" if I started as a captain of another country.  The Carolina Coast was fairly boring to sail, so the next time I started playing the game I made a Denmark-Norway captain on the PVE server, because I like being one of the "little guys", and because their home port is nicely situated for exploring and variety.  Most recently I made a Netherlands captain, though the Venezualan coast rarely has players on the US PVP server when I'm playing.  I'm still learning/testing how to play, so I'm not committed to any nation yet. 

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Britannia rules the wave

 

Currently a pirate, for two reasons. Primarily (one I voted) is because the clan I play with switched from USA on PVP2 to pirate on PVP1 for bigger populations and more PVP. Pirate faction naturally lends itself to the PVP due to location and ROE, so it makes me a happy camper.

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US

 

I am British but the first one of my friends to start playing NA is from the US so it would have been rude not to join him.

 

On full release or on a wipe I may try to persuade him to play British the only other faction I would have been interested in is Pirate but not if it remains just another Nation only if it gets different objectives/mechanics.

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France

As an Irishman, could have joined the Brits as many of their sailors back then were Irish but ...

Speak fluent French, hate the idea of joining the strongest nation, and France have a really great community in this game!

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I joined the Pirates over any other faction for the same reason I joined the USAF over any of the other uniformed services: more, and better looking, women!

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I joined Spain first on PvP2 because of my own family history. I am a member of the house Habsburg-Lothringen and thus chose Spain because of the family's rule in the 17th century. Also because Austria isn't a part of the game so it was the next best thing :P 

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The Dutch: libertate Unanimous (in freedom united)

Its a smaller nation, yet very much capable. I loved playing with the old guard from early OW, just after ST. Some of the most enjoyable people i came across in my years in online games. I never wanted to leave/change, because i found my home.

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Caribbean pirates cause of their history like equality, democracy and rebellious attitude towards the authorities. Living the pirate life at beach of some laid-back pirate haven as portrayed in movies of course, too.. I also don't give a rat's ass about SOLs, so yeah..

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I'm curious to know if people would change their nation choice if each nation had its own attributes, especially in relation to what ships they could build and how their ships were built (with spacing like Spain, France, GB, or without spacing like the US), and also in the government structure (if it were different based on history).

http://forum.game-labs.net/index.php?/topic/14800-nation-specific-differences/

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Playing Great Britain... as a French Royalist Counter-Revolutionist.

 

Because i find it more interesting than straight obvious choices, and know both countries extremely well.

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