Back in my Nationstates days I was a raider.
Now, if you haven't played NS, that first line probably didn't faze you, shock you, or change your opinion of me. If you have however, frankly I can't say for sure either way.
For those who haven't done Nationstates, I'll explain raiding to you. Basically, regions, (A big group of Nations, sort of like the EU) are usually run by one or two people. The founder, and the World Assembly, (UN equivalent) Delegate. The WA Delegate is elect by popular vote by the residents of the region. If a Founder ceases activity and his account his deactivated, power over the region goes to the WA Delegate Now here's where raiding comes in. See a group, (The raiders) foreign to the region can come in and take over it in one fell swoop. Naturally, people didn't like this when it started happening and they contacted the creator of NS and told him the lowdown. The exact details of what, if anything, he said about it are unknown to me, but raiding continued.
Now skip forward few years.
A starry eyed RP novice joins NS after he saw some people comparing nations in a chat room. He's been in, what? One RP in his entire life? And he's making quite a few stupid mistakes. But people are patient with him because he's got a heart of gold, (And is incredibly handsome by the way.) He painstakingly creates a nation history based on medieval Greek history and for a while all is well. But after a nasty somebody does godmodding in a war RP, the novice decides he wants to get the thrill of combat without people going, "Pew, pew, yu ded." He runs into a couple of raiders in the gameplay forum, and decides he should join and become a raider, after all, the creator, (Max Barry) didn't have a problem with it. He raids a lot of empty regions and gains himself a pretty little title for it.
All is well, until he helps raid a moderately populated region. He fails, but this doesn't bother him in the slightest. In fact, he contacts the defenders and compliments them on their defending. The response is along the lines of, "Wha?"thus puzzling him. He was being cordial, and the person seemed more confused then complimented. Then suddenly, he notices something.
As his reputation increases as a raider, people seem to be treating him different. They respond quickly and angrily without even addressing what he said. They say he can't join their RPs and don't even give an explanation. He gets private messages full of hate, but not enough of it to get a response from moderation. He suddenly realizes something very disturbing.
He's hated. Not because he's a noob, not because a troll, but because he's something that's been called perfectly okay by the administrators. And this isn't even the trolling kind of hate, this is a large chunk of the community's hatred. He gets tired of it all, of people's flame, of people calling him "A menace," of entire groups created with the intention of eradicating him and his fellows. Eventually he gets fed up with it and starts a new nation, losing the expansive history he had created for his previous one. He tries to start anew, but his experiences stay with him until he leaves the site.
The moral of this story is to point out how antagonism can get out of hand, especially when each side is encouraging it. I'm not saying that the Grandmaster of the Jedi and the Dark Lord of the Sith should be drinking tea together and I'm not saying that Chaos has a problem with this, I'm saying people should clearly define antagonism between IC and OOC lines. If you're fighting a faction, it helps to have an alt in it so you know what's motivating them and you can see their perspective.
So in reality, this is a cautionary tale. You can have your character hate the Sith for killing your family or whatnot, but don't hate the writers behind them. Because if your factions hate each other both IC and OOC, you'll end up in a whole world of hurt.