So I tried Connery for the first time today, the balance was unbelievably close between the factions which is something I haven't experienced in a long time, I'm very rusty and missing lots of shots but my first thoughts are the server seems very hard. Lots of tanks blowing me up from a mile away, I don't know if there was some element of hacking going on there or if they were extremely skilled, probably the latter. The flyers seemed bad and there seemed to be a lot of people in planes, which never happened on briggs because good pilots just intimidated all the bad flyers. People talk a lot more on Connery and damn americans are some of the funniest people in the world sometimes when they start screaming things in the chat but so far soltech, people tend not to speak so Connery seems better in that regard but I think I care more about the game running smoothly than being able to communicate with others. Then soltech... So far I hopped into the server and it seems easier more casual, the balance is not there at all and I wanted to play NC but was in a queue that said I could play in an hour so no thank you. So after hopping on my R6 TR toon the ping seemed far better on soltech playing in Sydney and I'm potentially moving to Asia soon anyway so it seems logical. I always hear that chinese like to hack in these games and I really see little proof of any hacking anywhere though It is a concern because I've seen it on other shooters and it annoyed me. I really don't see myself waiting in such long queues to play NC and I never thought I'd start a fresh toon since I already have so much stuff. But I'm actually considering the faction swap now and I'm really enjoying the other factions guns. My final thoughts, maybe I should leave my NC character on connery and start playing TR/VS fresh on soltech. I'm curious to know what other Australians have thought about the swapping process. Though I'm worried I'll regret leaving my best toon on Connery if I decide the ping/latency is unplayable and I'm worried about swapping it to soltech because I don't want to wait an hour to play. If anybody knows which faction tends to be best for english speakers or knows which outfits on briggs have swapped over to connery or soltech I'd like to hear all the feedback I can get because final dates coming up soon.