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# 1 Romulan Science Love
10-05-2013, 02:51 PM
So I've noticed that there is absolutely no choice for Romulan captains who want to fly a science ship but to fly the Ha'nom as a T5 ship. All things being equal, it is unfortunate that even the Klingons (who in canon aren't exactly the most focused on scientific research) have choices for science vessels, including full carriers (which would be nice). I know there is the Temporal Science Vessel, but I don't really feel like that is a Romulan ship. The primary reason I enjoy playing my Romulan faction characters is the unique nature of using the singularity powers and coping with the reduced power levels. Taking away the singularity core from the Romulan version of the TSV has removed all desire I had to play that ship. Plenty of people will say the Romulan singularity powers make it impractical for Cryptic to add even more science abilites to a ship, to that I must disagree. The singularity powers lock out all of the other powers for up to one minute. A minute is an eternity in much of the end game content.

Alas, I'm sure this will just be ignored by the Devs and Community Managers as a whining post about a lack of *BLANK* for my particular *BLANK* and that it isn't fair that I can't do what I want to do. None the less, I'm just saying it would be great to have some degree of choice in ships, since they were lazy and stuck the Dreadnaught Warbirds with the exact same BOff layout regardless of the type of ship it is.


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Also, the Ha'nom is slower than any other T5 Science ship in the other factions, including the carriers which is just sad really.

Last edited by jaguarman1234; 10-05-2013 at 02:58 PM.
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# 2
10-05-2013, 02:54 PM
I fully agree, they need to add at least one or two more Science ships, with different variety to really allow players to have their own build, instead of having every single Romulan Science Captain flying the exact same ship because it's the only one available.


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Join Date: May 2013
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# 3
10-05-2013, 02:54 PM
Hear Hear. I had planned to make my third toon a Rom Sci to round out the group, but when I found out about the lack of viable choices in Rom Sci department, I just rolled a Fed instead and my first Rom had to wait a long time until I finally got around to it.

I mean, Cryptic HAD a CANON Romulan Science Ship to use, had they not made it a Commanders Gig skin choice... But yeah. More love for Romulan Science. (Heck, Sci in general)
Survivor of Romulus
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# 4
10-05-2013, 03:34 PM
*coughT'VAROcough*
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# 5
10-05-2013, 03:44 PM
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Originally Posted by stofsk View Post
*coughT'VAROcough*
*Cough* Not a Science Ship in the slightest *Cough*


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# 6
10-05-2013, 08:47 PM
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*Cough* Not a Science Ship in the slightest *Cough*
doesn't it have a fleet variant that is?
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# 7
10-05-2013, 09:00 PM
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Originally Posted by markhawkman View Post
doesn't it have a fleet variant that is?
The Fleet T'Varo lets you do a number of useful SCI abilities while still taking advantage of the Enh.Battle Cloak, but for pure science abilities, its lackluster. You can't have Cmdr level SCI with it, and it only has 3 SCI Console Slots.

The KDF BOPs have the same console number issues, but at least they can be truly custom configured in their BOFF assignments.

With the T'Varo, SCI is more of a supporting asset compared to its truly TAC oriented styling, which the Fleet version further reinforces.
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# 8
10-06-2013, 10:53 AM
Yes It would be great if the Romulans would get a proper Science vessel as they don't really have on yet.
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Survivor of Romulus
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# 9
10-06-2013, 07:07 AM
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Originally Posted by torinthi View Post
*Cough* Not a Science Ship in the slightest *Cough*
Oh come on. Its LTC universal gives it flexibility and you can set it up as a sciscort. The enhanced battlecloak was made for science abilities.

Sure it lacks the commander science boff a dedicated science ship would have. It also lacks the innate subsystem targeting attacks and sensor analysis. But other than the first one, why are those valuable anyway? Innate subsystem attacks are garbage, and sensor analysis isn't that great either. I'll take an enhanced battlecloak over those any day.
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# 10
10-06-2013, 08:18 AM
Where the hell is the Romulan scout ship?
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