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Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 37
03-29-2013, 12:57 PM
During one of the episodes in the Romulan Republic storyline, the Federation and Klingon Defense Force will challenge Romulan captains to choose sides in the Federation-Klingon War. This permanent and personal choice forges a very important alliance. Once this decision is made, individual Romulan captains will gain many benefits through their alliance, all the while remaining their own independent faction. Romulans still continue their own independent mission journal and storyline after this choice, remaining neutral within the Romulan faction, but the choice has an impact on their progression towards end-game.
Interesting. Can't wait for more details on this and the benefits each alliance will provide, so we can make a more informed choice. (Guess I'll be making two Romulan characters )

Q: (archanubis) Will Romulan characters be able to access the Romulan Reputation System?

Dstahl: Yes, they?ll gain access to the same reputation and rewards including the ability to unlock the Reman species through the New Romulus Reputation.
Moar grind!

Q: (felderburg) Will basic Romulan ships have the three standard variant, escort, cruiser, science?

Dstahl: Romulans have their own unique ship class, Warbirds, which is the first new ship class in STO. This new class uses singularity cores instead of warp cores and introduces new ship combat powers tied to the harnessed energy released by the singularity core.

Max-level Romulan Republic captains will find a nice variety of Warbirds that each gravitate towards a specific type of existing ship class and play style. There will be some Warbirds that lean towards existing classes (escort, cruiser, science, etc.) that players are familiar with, though they will all feel distinct in that they are from the new Warbird class.
Nice pun :p I wonder how the singularity core works? Sounds like a sciency kinda thing..