Would it ever be possible to play without joining any of the alliances? Those who want to play neutral characters would like this. Maybe make them able to be mercenaries?
Mercenaries would fight for one side. They fought for money, but they were not free agents, they were paid to fight for a side, and were bound by to that side until the war was over.
As a general rule mercenaries that changed sides were not trusted, and given the missions that would get most of them killed. Mercenaries didn't swap sides constantly, as no-one would employ fighter without some code of conduct.
Hmm, I see. Maybe something else then than mercenary?
.. A hired blade, perhaps? Or is that exactly the same as mercenary?
I am confused now.
Eh, anyway, just being able to play and go everywhere without belonging into an alliance would be neat, especially in RP sense. If you would like to PvP maybe you could go running around as a neutral..?
EDIT: And another question! Would it be possible to add Vivec Arena in game for some 1v1, 3v3 and 5v5 PvP fun?