So me and a friend were talking about the various factions, and the topic of expansions came up. How do you think they will handle expansions for each side?
For the Corps, it's tricky as the current Megacorps cover a lot of bases in terms of Corp Strategy, so whilst there's plenty of room to expand up in each Corp, new Corps may struggle in providing an identity.
One idea that came up was a Black Ops focused Corp, one maybe not so direct as Weyland in dealing meat damage, but more focused in foreign affairs and political movements. I could definitely see a military arms Megacorp fulfilling this role. With history of a lunar war and an ongoing civil war on Mars, I can see there being plenty of money in weapons manufacture and trade.
For Runners, this is a little easier, as the factions are really ideologies asking "Why do you Run?". No faction really ties itself down to any one set ability so no doubt we'll see plenty of new Runner identities to choose from within each faction. There's also more scope to expand outwards.
An Ex-Corporate faction could be interesting, relying on a lot of internal resources and prepwork as well as providing an interesting insider's perspective into the above question; do you Run for vengeance? petty greed? to expose the corruption from within?