are there any real benefits for faction status?
Like if my villain get a good rep with the Black Rose...does that unlock a delicatessen I can enter and hang out at?
That would be cool.
If I get a good rep with the police, Can I unlock a cute lady cop to step out of a police car and give me missions? with little hearts floating over her head?
OK. I'm being a bit silly, but unlocking little rewards might really be fun. And I really have no idea what benefits me with factions in the first place.
Suggestion: and not for launch.
Earning Faction with non Combat groups. Like a high school. You stop gang activity in the area and next time you visit the school, you see a banner with your name on it.
Getting defeated a lot earns you faction with hospitals: you wake up after you latest defeat to a banner that reads, "Welcome Back, Black Falcon!"