With the holiday season upon us i decided to get a single month sub, for old time sake, so i've been playing some NSO to try out defector and javelin. long story short, NSO still sucks. not only are you forced to play the losing faction, but you only have access to NS gear, which for the most part is weak. heavy assault for example starts with a Naginata and no attachments, while an NC heavy would start with a vastly superior Gauss saw, complete with attachments. Javelin? 200 nanites for an inferior flash, if you save up the hefty 1000 certs to buy the only weapon you won't find yourself killing anything with it, it has a long reload, slow wide spread projectiles and very weak damage. plus Javelin doesn't even seem to be able to roadkill, i thought i might have atleast been able to kill that way, nope. it has no animations or customization, the first person driving animation is flash handlebars (which javelin doesn't have) magically moving with no arms... c'mon DBG this is what PTS is for, finish developing things before you throw them to live! i will say it is fun to drive, but that is all, no combat functionality whatsoever, and 4x the price of a flash. Defector? the aoe is nice, as is having the infinite ammo heat mechanic, but the cooldown is waaaaay too long, Defector also feels like it is made of paper, seriously squishy. a standard infantry will spray you with a weak carbine/smg and you'll lose half of your health while they dodge your sloooow grenades. as with Javelin there is no customization here either, and also has animation bugs (no melee for example.) overall it feels quite frustrating to play NSO, Javelin and Defector feel like they have been released FAR too early. and i'm still of the mindset that there is no reason to play NSO instead of the regular factions and plenty of reasons not too.