Now I don't know about the rest of you players of FO4 out there; although I'm sure many of you will agree, is that the factions in the vanilla game aren't exactly paragons of choice, I mean the Minutemen aka "another god-damn defenceless settlement with a million turrets needs YOU, the GENERAL to personally help defend from a few petty raiders and a bunny rabbit, because you went to the commander Shepard school of delegation and are therefore completely unable to send a small squad of your own men in your place".
Or the institute and Railroad aka "we are going to plan EVERYTHING around you and hinge all our plans present and future on the loyalty of this random johnny we just met because he's/she's like totes going to help us all the way for realsies.
I won't bother going on about the brotherhood because they are basically the INS and the RR with slightly less zeal
The point being I'm not entirely happy with choice of factions or the choices you make in the factions of this game and would like to throw out a few ideas (probably not original) out there to modders more capable than myself (what is GECK?)
Mainly, The Gunners, the Mercs, the IDGAF about the commonwealth, the game paints them as bad guys but I personally see them as "neutral", I mean why couldn't they be a viable faction to join? They're organised and have a clear cut hierarchy system and an even more clear cut goal in mind, caps, you need caps to live so f*ck it, what if I don't care about finding my son, or whether synths should be free or any of that malarchy, what if I just wanna look out for myself and put myself in harms way constantly just for financial gain?
The game seems to offer the illusion of choice but we've all seen the ending by now, just stock footage without any context of the choices you made prior to that "slide-show"
Basically this just boils down too "can someone make a mod that puts me in the gunners so I can rank up within the faction earning slightly better gear and more caps to spend on better gear with which to f*ck up any one I see because I really don't care about your damn settlements Preston, please leave me alone I just got back from 5 settlements and survival mode is really hard and I can't take another trek across the wastes please just leave me alone...."