I hope we're not down to 8 sovereigns from 10, but I can wait for a future patch for new sovereigns.
Read kaels response to my question.. we are.
Quoting Fistalis, reply 12TL:DR
I'll wait for the download rather than try to parse through that wall o text there kael.
Although I find it interesting you removed some sovereigns. Is that a permanent thing or is just because those factions didn't get any differentiation this pass?
Permanent. We have more faction differentiation coming but the choice was to spread it out over more factions or cut back and spend more time on each. I want every faction to recieve the kind of attention Magnar and Capitar have, which means the tighter our scope, the better we can do.
But we are leaving the races and all their pre-constructed in so if you would like to create a Umber or Capitar sovereign you have all the tools to do it. We just didn't want to include on "in the box" because we didn't feel like we could make them as unique as the other factions (or we would rather spend the time it would take to do that on the other factions).
Not only that we are basically down 2 factions since those factions aren't going to receive any differentation. They are pretty much staying generic with no sovs so they shouldn't be in game unless you make a custom sov for them.
Not saying its a bad idea.. Personally I don't mind giving up 2 so that the remaining ones can be further differentiated. But given the choice I would rather see them all get love rather than dropping any. But you gotta manage your time etc in any given project.. so I totally understand why.