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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.
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03-30-2013, 09:15 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
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03-30-2013, 09:32 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.
STO is about my Liberated Borg Federation Captain with his Breen 1st Officer, Jem'Hadar Tactical Officer, Liberated Borg Engineering Officer, Android Ops Officer, Photonic Science Officer, Gorn Science Officer, and Reman Medical Officer jumping into their Jem'Hadar Carrier and flying off to do missions for the new Romulan Empire. But for some players allowing a T5 Connie to be used breaks the canon in the game.
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03-30-2013, 09:35 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.
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03-30-2013, 04:11 PM
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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.
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03-30-2013, 04:34 PM
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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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03-30-2013, 04:56 PM
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Romulans don't get access to faction-specific missions of their allies, unless you somehow count faction-agnostic dailies, queues and FE's.
And Fleet Actions. Which I think is the real back-breaker for the KDF in this particular instance. The fact that Fleet Actions help provide a decent source of Fleet Marks, and that the Fed gets an easier time with that content, gives them a meaningful advantage when thinking about the long term impact of the choice a Romulan has to make.
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# 8
03-31-2013, 08:33 AM
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Romulans don't get access to faction-specific missions of their allies, unless you somehow count faction-agnostic dailies, queues and FE's.
Actually the recent dev blog post says otherwise.

When the Romulan player chooses a side they will be able to join a team with their new overlords and play through the previously faction specific Federation and Klingon episodes, they just won't get any of the faction specific rewards from the missions. So we won't be seeing Romulans running around with that fancy batleth Kahless gives us, etc.

However the dev post also indicated that Romulan players will have access to the ships, fleet assets, and special consoles of their "allies". There is no word on if this will work both ways, allowing Feds and KDF players to use Romulan equipment. The devs did mention that they won't be sharing the same costumes though.
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# 9
03-30-2013, 04:54 PM
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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?
Does Trident mean nothing to you? How about the fact that Canada is flying the F-18? How about the Kongo-class destroyer of the Japanese Navy (i.e., Arleigh Burke in a kimono)?

Lots of countries are perfectly happy to sell their weaponry to their allies to operate.
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# 10
03-30-2013, 11:53 PM
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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.
If only this message could be heard in the general discussion forum... This place up there makes my eyes bleed...

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