I am sure the ED community is well aware of the existing faction war and Legion's inability to overcome Exile as well as the existing mechanical disadvantages which Legion faces due to taxing the losing side and so forth. These complications are, however, not what this thread will endeavor to address. There are more qualified individuals who have already and are continuing to try to rectify the structural biases against the losing side. This thread will, in contrast, hopefully shed some light on the storyline aspect of this issue, or the lack thereof.
From what I understand, BigTuna is the storyline writer, but he has been absent. Obviously, I have no way of knowing the progress the ED team is currently making in regards to storyline plans, so I can only act under the status-quo.
It has become apparent to me that, over the course of the faction wars, Exile is handily beating Legion. While this in and of itself is not the issue, I am curious as to the motivations of the ED players as to choosing whether to join Exile or Legion. As it stands, the easy decision is to join the perpetually winning faction, that being Exile. Getting to the point, there is a large absence of storyline motivation to transition to help out Legion in overcoming Exile. As far as I know, it is a black and white decision between evil and good, that being Legion and Exile, respectively. I realize that, in time, a central storyline should arise to provide some backstory in-game and not merely on the forums, I just felt that the current absence of a story in-game is detrimental to which ever side is constantly losing the faction war. It's just one less reason to support Legion, in this case, because you have no emotional reason to support them.
In closing, I just want to read about your reasons for choosing the side you did, whether it be Exile or Legion. Did you join the side you did because it was winning? Did you want to help out the losing side because they are the underdogs? Personally, I joined Legion because I'm misanthropic and I like playing the anti-hero. What are your reasons?