Of Romulans and Klingons
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Join Date: Jun 2012
03-18-2013, 04:51 PM
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I share your thinking on this. Star Trek has always traditionally had three main factions: Federation, Klingon, Romulan. A fourth brings more variety to the table, and I've always felt it would be Dominion as an appropriate choice. The Dominion's campaign missions have so much potential: their "neutrality" now, imposed by a war they barely lost (technically they only lost in the Alpha Quadrant, despite the Founders being infected by a virus), gives them the opportunity to play the role of a still-ambiguous friend-or-foe. Dominion missions could involve moral quandaries: pacifying rebellious planetary populations and putting down resistance, or engaging in subterfuge and intrigue and diplomacy to secure new Dominion territories, or missions under orders from Odo and the Great Link to assist the Federation/Klingon Empire.
There's a lot of potential with this game... I really can't stress that point. There is a guaranteed loyal player base with anything branded, in all seriousness, as Star Trek. This game is immersive and has a great foundation. I'm saddened that people like Dan Stahl squander all of it just to continue whoring out STO for as much microtransaction money as possible.
It's one of the many reasons for my take on a Romulan campaign.
For me, New Romulus is just *all wrong*. You have 3 of the major power groups of the quadrant sitting in a pretty planet. These 3 powers have had several major conflicts with each other,
2 of them are longtime blood enemies
, yet here they are sitting around a campfire singing cumbaya and roasting marshmallows on New Romulus. It's so pretty and happy over there, the only things missing on that planet is a pretty rainbow with flying pink and purple ponies. And a Unicorn.
I don't want the New Romulan Empire.
I want the
Romulan Star Empire