I thought BP's treatment of the HoL was just absolutely brilliant.This is not going to make new playable BP-content appear, you know ... /jealousy
Sorry. I didn't mean to push BP into the discussion, but I thought the BP HoL was a noteworthy point in a thread asking about how we feel about the HoL.
It's been a while since I played through the campaign, but IIRC, the HoL was this ancient cult embedded within Vasudan society. That aspect combined with the fact that they have a lot more resources than you would expect from a splinter faction makes them enigmatic. Where are they getting these resources from? Are there spies leaking technology and resources to the HoL (as evident by them acquiring shielding technology), or has this been a faction that's been preparing for the Shivans for decades/centuries? Are the HoL just fanatical cultists that will die along with everyone else, or is there something to their madness, that will save them from the pending doom?
We never quite get to know the full extent of the power of the HoL. Comparatively speaking, we get a pretty good picture of how powerful the NTF is, down to the systems they control, the ships and fleets at their disposal, and who their head honcho is. And that makes fighting the NTF much more straightforward, until we get into Bosch and the ETAK of course. But the HoL starts off mysterious, and it's a mystery that's never quite solved or revealed to the player.