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# 32
02-17-2014, 01:22 PM
Originally Posted by protogoth View Post
*pats you on the head* Cute, but still a phail. Go back and replay that mission, and pay closer attention.
We all know you've got a crush on D'tan and the gang no point hiding it.

But all kidding aside the Tal shiar were mentioned once in Tng. The "favored depictions" of Romulans was the Military not the Tal shiar in Tng and Tos. The episode (The Enemy) showed that killing infants with birth defects was common and normal to the vast population (not everyone). the Romulan society by and large was shown to be a secretive and xenophobic culture on tv. Now whether that was meant or not, is a point to be debated at another time. What we do have to go on is two different lines of thought. There was a underground movement that wanted reunification and a more open government but again that was never shown to be the majority of the Romulan population on tv. The Books and novels are pretty good in my opinion but they don't supercede or rewrite the canon established on the show.

The main mistake Cryptic has made with the Romulan storyline is trying to pigeonhole almost all Romulan civilians into a mold of Republic or bust, that fits no better then the idea that all Romulans whether their in the Empire or not are mustache twirling baddies. Also the Crazy notion that the Tal shiar could take over the Empire disaster or no, is no more believable then the Intelligence agencies of Britain or the United States Being able to take over their countries armies and take control of the respective countries.

(So the main problem is some want to go of the books others want to stick with the tv series and the movies, and what we get left with is pure conjecture and personal opinions. So I say be whoever you want. If you want to be a republic guy or gal do so. If you want to be a Romulan empire guy or gal do so. There are some great tools in the foundry since theres no real option for non allied, non beholden Romulans in game. *cough* Typhon Pact *cough*)