Well it seems you want more fair fights right? well there are many other games that offer these fair fights so why not play those? You cant expect a fair fight when being underpopulated/overpopulated is possibility where in other games its not. Sure even if the population was 33/33/33 it wouldn't stop factions sending most if not all of that 33 on to one hex against one empire who obviously (at least i hope so) may have their 33 split between 2 fronts. Besides its common sense to attack the weakest enemy to get what you want (if you are the Overpopulated faction) and just because its a video game doesn't mean war has to be 100% fair. Also in a game where numbers normally fluctuate frome one hex to the next its pretty hard to have even fights since allies and enemies alike will obviously will come there hoping they are the tipping point for this assault/defence. I have played on a faction that was horrendously underpopulated and that was pretty much TR 2-3 months ago on briggs against the vanu horde (normally at that time floating at least 35%-44% world population) and i know exactly what it is like. And sure we lost most times hell we kept on putting up fights against the vanu during alerts more then the NC most times (despite nc normally having comparative populations to vanu at the time). I rarely tried to fight NC simply because VS was majority of the time the bigger threat. Over time population seemed to have balanced out with NC being underpopulated but i expect that to change next warp-gate rotation. Besides isnt "bigger is better" the PS2 logo thing? Bringing more people does help because why play ps2 if we wanted small scale fighting? if you have a bigger force at your disposal you will obviously use them to win alerts in the quickest/smartest/logical way possible. You could just focus the bigger populated side and ignore the other faction which i normally do, not saying I am allies with the other faction i simply ignore them unless they are directly in my way. Simply put planetside despite all its flaws is the only game that has bigger battles and the possibility of getting outnumbered/reinforced which actually matters compared to fair fight arena shooters which are normally about individual skill instead of teamwork.