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varnoukh 10-19-2013 06:52 PM

No Romulan sci carrier?
 
http://sto-forum.perfectworld.com/sh...d.php?t=878941

Spire Tier 3

Fleet Kar'fi Battle Carrier - KDF Only
Fleet Caitian Atrox Carrier - Starfleet Only
Fleet Ar'Kif Tactical Warbird Retrofit - Romulan Republic Only
Should we interpret the above as an indication that Romulans won't get a sci carrier, like their Fed and KDF counterparts?

markhawkman 10-19-2013 09:17 PM

at least not yet. Maybe later.

dknight0001 10-20-2013 12:54 AM

With this type of Logic no faction is getting a new ship until theirs another Fleet Holding released.

The Federation just got a Battlecruiser and it's fleet version instantly added to the Starbase.

Perhaps the Romulan Carrier will be instantly added to the Spire and the Ar'kif moved to the Starbase.

markhawkman 10-20-2013 12:05 PM

Or RR will get two at spire 3?

varnoukh 10-20-2013 05:59 PM

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Originally Posted by dknight0001 (Post 12999091)
With this type of Logic no faction is getting a new ship until theirs another Fleet Holding released.

Just to spell it out for you...

Both the Kar'fi and Caitian are sci carriers.

Currently the Romulans don't have a sci carrier. Instead we recently got a tac / carrier, the Ar'Kif.

Excluding lock boxes and mirror/fleet variants, Romulans only have a single sci ship.

The Ar'Kif being grouped with the Fed and KDF sci carriers for fleet versions could be an indication that Romulans won't get a sci carrier. Klingons don't have anywhere near as many ships as Fed. There are Fed vessels for which there is no KDF counterpart. So it's possible that Romulans simply won't get a sci carrier.

Would be nice to know what their plans are.

dknight0001 10-20-2013 10:50 PM

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Originally Posted by varnoukh (Post 13007591)
Just to spell it out for you...

But to spell it out to you, perhaps they know Tac ships sell better than Sci ships. So instead of bombarding the Romulans with lots of ships they launched a couple sure sellers like the Scimitar pack and the Ar'kif and decided to hold off for maximum saturation.

They probably pushed the Ar'kif out early to make sure they had a Romulan ship for the spire.

There's no guaruntee that Romulans will get any sort of Carrier let alone a Sci Carrier. But I still think a Romulan Sci Carrier and new Romulan Sci ship will happen eventually.

But I've already got my Sci Carrier toon, has Wing Commander and works well in a Atrox or a Vesta. My Romulan Sci is an Escort Captain.

kapla1755 10-21-2013 12:30 AM

I've seen several discussions about the lack of Romulan Science ships, kdf seem to suffer from that also, but for this thread if you could design a romulan sci ship or a romulan full carrier what would the stats, boff seating, etc be?

ooiue 10-21-2013 01:00 AM

Geko mentioned in his latest interview that he doesn't plan on making a full Carrier for Rommies yet, but the next Romulan ship will most likely make is indeed a Science Vessel (since he noticed all the "We need a Science Vessel!" threads).

When that'll come, he didn't say and has a few more ships to release before such a time comes

qqqqii 10-21-2013 03:34 AM

Yes, Romulans are never, ever getting a sci carrier, because not getting one will make people cry.

varnoukh 10-21-2013 05:17 AM

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Originally Posted by dknight0001 (Post 13010381)
But to spell it out to you, perhaps they know Tac ships sell better than Sci ships. So instead of bombarding the Romulans with lots of ships they launched a couple sure sellers like the Scimitar pack and the Ar'kif and decided to hold off for maximum saturation.

I've made the point myself several times that tac ships are better for solo'ing and I wouldn't be surprised if demand for them is higher. But Romulans don't have just a few tac ships. We have lots and lots but only one sci ship (excluding the very expensive temporal).

Seriously, I prefer the sci profession and flying sci vessels, and find if I don't take one into STFs they can be more painful if no other sci ship turns up, but my options are... well non-existent. It's ha'nom or mirror ha'nom.

Sidetracking a little, do players actually fly the Tulwar and Falchion? I don't quite get the point of tac vessels with sci/eng'ish console layouts. If they're not going to release full sets of equivalent sci and eng vessels (understandable if demand is low and / or the scimi's didn't sell too well) I think they should consider making the Tulwar and Falchion proper sci and eng ships with sci / eng commander stations. I'm not a fan of their appearance but I'd at least then consider buying those.

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Originally Posted by ooiue (Post 13011521)
Geko mentioned in his latest interview that he doesn't plan on making a full Carrier for Rommies yet, but the next Romulan ship will most likely make is indeed a Science Vessel (since he noticed all the "We need a Science Vessel!" threads).

When that'll come, he didn't say and has a few more ships to release before such a time comes

That's a small ray of sunshine at least but also confirms my suspicion that a romulan sci carrier isn't currently on the table.


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