If there was a new faction...

The Covenant has their purple, organic design, Forerunners have their angular futuristic blocks, the Flood have their slime and tentacles… if there was a new faction, how would you set it apart? Give it a personality and make it something different from the pre-existing factions?

Synthetics. Bipedal like androids that have due to efficiency-sake, forgone the use of what we would call interface-panels. Portals/doorways are opened automatically by “thought” due to all of the Synthetics being on a constant network that links all the individual units with their environment.

All though theoretically, anything should be accessible on the network. But to keep things compartmentalised due to a long standing xeno-interference contingency plan, true social interaction is done by proximity and hardlinks in designated rooms for designated purposes.

These rooms take on a semi-metallic, organic look with the intent of the subject/purpose of the local study. This would take a long time to describe in detail.

Transportation is done mostly by a teleportation grid however an expansive tunnel-like system connects everything and entire planets can be traversed via single “tube” that circles the circumference. These tubes are sized liked arteries and veins in an organism. The larger the flow of traffic, the larger the tube.

Not really new, but the Insurrectionists could be like typical/traditional human building design, and have everything be scrappier and give less of a feel of organization or precision.

This question is simple. Mechanical biological beings. Machine and meat.

> Not really new, but the Insurrectionists could be like typical/traditional human building design, and have everything be scrappier and give less of a feel of organization or precision.

Aye throw the URF in… I’d like to see them develop their own super soldiers with nano tech or something similiar, better than SIII’s but not as good as SII’s…

…my dream for Halo Wars 2…

> This question is simple. Mechanical biological beings. Machine and meat.

Geth! No wait…

> > Not really new, but the Insurrectionists could be like typical/traditional human building design, and have everything be scrappier and give less of a feel of organization or precision.
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> Aye throw the URF in… I’d like to see them develop their own super soldiers with nano tech or something similiar, better than SIII’s but not as good as SII’s…
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> …my dream for Halo Wars 2…

Or maybe have them fight the ODST forces pre-covenant war.

> Synthetics. Bipedal like androids that have due to efficiency-sake, forgone the use of what we would call interface-panels. Portals/doorways are opened automatically by “thought” due to all of the Synthetics being on a constant network that links all the individual units with their environment.
>
> All though theoretically, anything should be accessible on the network. But to keep things compartmentalised due to a long standing xeno-interference contingency plan, true social interaction is done by proximity and hardlinks in designated rooms for designated purposes.
>
> These rooms take on a semi-metallic, organic look with the intent of the subject/purpose of the local study. This would take a long time to describe in detail.
>
> Transportation is done mostly by a teleportation grid however an expansive tunnel-like system connects everything and entire planets can be traversed via single “tube” that circles the circumference. These tubes are sized liked arteries and veins in an organism. The larger the flow of traffic, the larger the tube.

So, the individuals of the species and their buildings basically behave (to a degree) as one organism? Sweet.

Also,

> This question is simple. Mechanical biological beings. Machine and meat.

fits in very nicely, thank you :smiley: