PerezStart writes: ...My gripes with the game are primarily the lack of a second (or third) faction to choose. For example, I ended up joining the S.V.E.R. network but found out I had some friends who were part of Raven. I can see why Zipper Interactive decided to make this choice static instead of dynamic but the lack of "change" has many people crying out. If you did want to take the plunge and join one of the other two remaining PMCs, you'll have to delete your character and rejoin… and start all over. No perks, no rankings. A Private! There's also maintenance times that will prevent you from playing. While the times are short, MAG being solely an online multiplayer game you're forced to play something else. The down times for the MAG servers are typically 4:00 am eastern time – 6:00 am eastern time.