On a visual side the red and black is of course an eye catcher and is in my opinion superior to anything the other factions offer. But looks can only get you so far and then you have to score with your inner values (and the TR can certainly do that!).
The Terran Republic brought peace and prosperity to Earth leading mankind into an era of unprecedented technological and cultural advancement. Ultimately opening the gate to the faraway reaches of the universe and their countless worlds. In the Terran Republic no man stands above the Law and all man are not only created equal but also treated equal. We are the Light in the Darkness, the Beacon of Hope, the Guarantor of Peace and Prosperity for all mankind. Not because we say so but because we already did so for hundreds of years on Earth!
What is Freedom without Rules: Chaos. What is Society without Order: Anarchy. What is Economy without Laws: Greed. Add all three and you have the NC: Greed, Chaos, Anarchy. Add to that some Laser-Pointers and Vanunatics and you have the VS.
We not only propagate Peace, Liberty, Equality and Fraternity like the other factions do, but we live(d) it and we die(d) for it!
That one is a bit unspectacular. I was invited. I ran with BRTD squads from time to time and one day got an invite into the outfit which I accepted. I do hope that I distinguished myself during the time I ran with the squad and that that got me the attention of one of the senior officers of the outfit which then lead to my invitation, but I never really asked, so that is probably my little ego talking to itself.
I am playing for over 7 years now, not in a continuous fashion but with some gaps in between that were some times personal, professional or whatever related. But I always come back to Planetside and that is something that no other MMOG I played (and that is quite a list) managed to achieve. Planetside offers a unique playing experience that no other game offers! It is a combination of Conquest, Tactical Combat, FPS, Strategic Planning, Scale of the Fights, Combined Forces, Support Gameplay, Adrenaline Rush, Fun and Failure in a addictive mixture, that is hard to describe to someone who has not played it.
I go with a recent one, that was around Planetside Day. We had over 50 members online and formed a air attack group consisting of Reavers, Mosquitos, Wasps and 2 Lodestars for ammo and repair support. Seeing all those aircraft forming up and then attacking the NC and VS was a sight to behold and I will not forget this for a long time to come (although I do hope that PS2 can top even that).
It is up to you, we are not forcing anyone. But if you are looking for a outfit that takes the game serious but not too serious, that offers a friendly environment and camaraderie, has in-game outfit events and the means&minds to launch their own assaults, you are more than welcome to join.
Like every kid that sees a new toy. Gimme Gimme Gimme