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ztempest 03-30-2013 07:26 AM

So...Let Me Get This Straight...
 
Been away for a bit...sort of fell off of the forums after the big Romulan announcement -- just lurked a bit.

Came in today...and I want to make sure that I got this correct...please correct me if I am wrong...

The "Romulan Faction" is not really a faction...you start a Romulan charactor, and at some point they have to decide to join either the KDF or the Federation?

So...as a Romulan....there will be access to Romulan warships in BOTH Federation and KDF Shipyards?

Sub-Question: Will Romulans who join the Empire have access to KDF vessels, especially Fleet Versions?

Sub-Question: Will KDF players have access to Romulan vessels?

So...no third faction....just the two existing factions...but with a new "sub-race" or "partner" attached to the existing two factions?

No Romulan faction, no third party in PvP, etc? How will Fed and KDF Romulans be visually different, or will they look exactly the same? That could get confusing...

If this is indeed the case...wow. Just wow.

skollulfr 03-30-2013 08:15 AM

1 - raise modest prize funds.

2 - release story board/plot points for episodes/seasons.

3 - use/monetise franchise fanatics as legions of content devs with the goal of creating content that if works, becomes official ingame content.

4 - having done this set internal devs to work on bugs, broken/ill-conceptualised mechanics, special projects, graphical elements that fanbase cant fix/create for you.

and there you have a fleshed out romulan story of several seasons in 2 or 3 months.
you could even redo kdf stuff so its more unique than the copy&paste some missions are

thecosmic1 03-30-2013 08:32 AM

The Roms aren't "joining" the Feds or KDF. They're choosing to ally with one side over the other. Through that alliances they gain access to some Faction Missions and gear.

Think of it more in terms of how the Feds and KDF were allied throughout most of the TNG era of series. They had their own culture, storylines, and issues but would work together when the situations demanded it.

ztempest 03-30-2013 08:35 AM

To: the cosmic1

Good! This is actually what I was hoping for...and forms the basis of my second post regarding what the KDF could bring to the table for Romulan players.

snoggymack22 03-30-2013 09:16 AM

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Originally Posted by ztempest (Post 8920091)
How will Fed and KDF Romulans be visually different, or will they look exactly the same? That could get confusing...

How do you differentiate Fed JHAS from KDF JHAS? Or other lockbox ships both factions share?

In PeeVeePeeps, the fed ships will have blue names and the KDF ships will be orange. Same as it ever was. Same as it ever was.

shpoks 03-30-2013 10:33 AM

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Originally Posted by snoggymack22 (Post 8922471)
How do you differentiate Fed JHAS from KDF JHAS? Or other lockbox ships both factions share?

In PeeVeePeeps, the fed ships will have blue names and the KDF ships will be orange. Same as it ever was. Same as it ever was.

You forget that the RR ships will still be green. You're not joining that faction, you're just picking who your buddies in battle will be.

snoggymack22 03-30-2013 12:07 PM

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Originally Posted by shpoks (Post 8923841)
You forget that the RR ships will still be green. You're not joining that faction, you're just picking who your buddies in battle will be.

In the PvP maps you'll either have a blue name or an orange name. Just like in fed vs. fed PvP. Differentiation will be easy.

shpoks 03-30-2013 02:42 PM

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Originally Posted by snoggymack22 (Post 8925611)
In the PvP maps you'll either have a blue name or an orange name. Just like in fed vs. fed PvP. Differentiation will be easy.

True enough. That we aren't going to have a 3-way PvP is actually the only thing that bums me with this expansion. Everything else kinda' falls in place.

f2pdrakron 03-30-2013 03:11 PM

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Originally Posted by thecosmic1 (Post 8921651)
The Roms aren't "joining" the Feds or KDF. They're choosing to ally with one side over the other. Through that alliances they gain access to some Faction Missions and gear.

By "some" you mean all.

You cannot restrict the Shipyard and its pretty clear to me they are going to allow unrestricted access to all your chosen faction Zen Shop ships.

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Think of it more in terms of how the Feds and KDF were allied throughout most of the TNG era of series. They had their own culture, storylines, and issues but would work together when the situations demanded it.
The only times I remember seeing a Federation Officer commanding was Klingon ship was Riker in TNG during the exchange program and Worf in DS9.

Does the US Navy allows British Officers to command their Nimitz Class carriers? or does the British Navy allows Portuguese Officers to command their Vanguard submarines?

Even ONE ship would be too many, this is the identity of the Romulan Faction and the fact they are allowed to freely use anything means they dont have any.

qjunior 03-30-2013 03:34 PM

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Originally Posted by f2pdrakron (Post 8929411)
By "some" you mean all.

You cannot restrict the Shipyard and its pretty clear to me they are going to allow unrestricted access to all your chosen faction Zen Shop ships.



The only times I remember seeing a Federation Officer commanding was Klingon ship was Riker in TNG during the exchange program and Worf in DS9.

Does the US Navy allows British Officers to command their Nimitz Class carriers? or does the British Navy allows Portuguese Officers to command their Vanguard submarines?

Even ONE ship would be too many, this is the identity of the Romulan Faction and the fact they are allowed to freely use anything means they dont have any.

Romulans don't get access to faction-specific missions of their allies, unless you somehow count faction-agnostic dailies, queues and FE's. :)


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