In Forge, factions are not as they are in most other titles. If you choose the Vaklndr and your friend chooses another, the two of you are not unable to play together or help one another. During our initial launch, and especially true as we launch with only one faction, they are a choice of personal taste on the aesthetics and lore. As the game grows, you’ll find factions far more meaningful, but even then, a faction choice will never dictate who your allies or enemies are.