It's kind of a problem. On the one hand, people will all try to join the best Union, making the game unbalanced. On the other hand, people would be furious if they couldn't pick the Union they wanted, and we're thrust into one they despised. That wouldn't be fair either.I was planning on joining Leopardus at the beginning anyways lol. I was on Ursus in closed beta and the only reason I joined Vulpes was because Chaser was on it and we all wanted to play together.
But it all depends. If everything carries over the launch, I'm find with Vulpes :3
They really should find a workaround because if everyone hears that Leopardus is the winner, new players will just pile on and there's pretty much no point in playing.
Maybe players joining losing Unions should get a bonus, ie better starting cards, compared to members joining leading Unions.