I just bought the plasma wide beam rifle mk IX and plasma piercing beam rifle mk IX from the vendor on the romulan flotilla, neither weapons work on my boffs. when I equip them myself, there's no graphic for them and I can't fire them in shooter or rpg mode. The tray icons are there, however. There's prolly others that are broken as well, these were the only 2 I bought.
I'm having the same problem. I bought both lvl 1 rifles from the vendor. Neither weapon appears, but they do shoot. My character just stands there like his hands are empty. Even though you can't see the energy beam the target still takes damage.
It appears that all of the new romulan ground weapons for all tiers have no visuals for either the weapon displaying on the character, nor for the weapons fire. They appear to do damage, but there are no visual effects. Also on the mission "The Price of Neutrality", I found that attempting to use these weapons made the player character face away from the enemy targeted. Also it appeared that the bridge officers were not able use them at all....they could be outfitted with the weapons, but they did not appear to use them when in combat (no damage floaters either).
Me too. Both Romulan Rifle and Assault weapons don't show up in my characters, or BOFF's, hands when switched to, and can't be fired either. Saying that, when I did equip a Klingon rifle on one of my BOFF's (a Reman) they still didn't fire the weapon at all during the mission.