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# 71
10-26-2012, 02:57 AM
After reading the last blog entries I get a bad feeling about the "Green" future ...

The Romulan faction ( as faction like KDF or Federation ) is dead. Cryptic/PWE will not implement it. Best ( or worst depending on your point-of-view ) we will get is playable Romulan/Reman race as new side kicks and Romulan ships in the next lock box. They just want to avoid the **** storm for ignoring the result of th last poll yet.

Why lock box ?

The current development direction of "playable-Romulans" is only driven by best possible fast ROI with the smallest possilble development time to generate a big short-term income. Z-store is not part of this anymore. Lock boxes are a better ROI for Cryptic/PWE. I predict one high-class lock box ship ( like the Scimitar ) and multiple new ships in the Lobi store. I assume that building a complete new faction is not part of this because of the higher invest in time/money.

The "new" Romulan/Reman members are just building everything up, few resources, blah-blah-blah ...
Following the story in the dev blogs they can even use the argument that these Romulan ships have to be rare because of the current state of the new Romulan government. Joining KDF/Federation means they will use primarily ships from their new parent faction, not orignial Romulan designs. Or that the Lobi Consortium has "obtained" some Romulan ships from deserted navy bases / stolen / bought on black market / insert-spin-doctor-statement-of-the-day alternative.

Have to admit that this even makes sense. I do not like it, but it make sense if you follow the story line they are showing us now. Putting Romulan ship designs in the KDF/Federation fleet does not make any sense at all.

I find it annoying to hear that we can unlock new cutscenes while grinding up the Reputation system. Ressources for this are apparently available.

Really hope I am wrong with this and I misread every information / hint that is given in the dev blogs for season 7 ...
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# 72
10-26-2012, 03:26 AM
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i really have grown to hate JJ abrams for destroying the romulans, this game would be much more interesting with them as strong as they ever were.
JJ didn't destroy them, cryptic did. the feds have 250 odd members, we've seen dozens if not hundreds of human colony worlds, and it would be unfair to presume most fed races don't have a similar number, (or that their aren't an even larger number of mixed worlds). The federation easilly has 10K inhabited world, posssibbly over a 100K. Even accounting for the more war like nature of the romulans there is simply no way a ace who's main and onyl significant population and industrial centre was limited to just one world could have participaited in the dominion war as a significant ally to the federation, let alone the equals they where treated as.

Fact is in reality romulous going boom would have made a mess of their political system and have ben a morale blow par excellance. But the kind of damage needed to tottally destroy the romulan star empire as a meiningful and powerful force was tottally beyond it. 99.95 of their industry and military capabilities would have been REQUIRED to be off world for the romulons to be as powerful as we know them to be.
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# 73
10-26-2012, 03:50 AM
oops..........

Last edited by wazzagiow; 10-26-2012 at 10:15 AM. Reason: misread the quote. causing me to make a personal error
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# 74
10-26-2012, 03:51 AM
You need the story from the Klingon perspective.
After openly fighting the romulans in romulan space ever since the destruction of romulas, how does it feel to be allies with them in a heartbeat?
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# 75
10-26-2012, 03:56 AM
After reading this I can pretty much see that a romulan faction will never come to fruition. the best we will see will be playable romulans and the warbirds will most likely be lockbox ships.
In a way I'm glad as it means that Cryptic may actually think about working on giving proper story content for fed and KDF.
Wishful thinking I know
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# 76
10-26-2012, 04:01 AM
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Originally Posted by robeasom View Post
After reading this I can pretty much see that a romulan faction will never come to fruition. the best we will see will be playable romulans and the warbirds will most likely be lockbox ships.
In a way I'm glad as it means that Cryptic may actually think about working on giving proper story content for fed and KDF.
Wishful thinking I know
they did say awhile ago that they was never doing a romulan related lockbox. most likely because it would ruin any chance of there being a 3rd faction. it would even ruin the awful sub faction concept
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# 77
10-26-2012, 04:13 AM
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99.5%? really?? so 0.05% is left..... i find that very unlikely when they controled several systems. and the entire fleet wouldn't have just happened to be parked in orbit of romulous on a very bad day lol
Psst... He/she said there was 99.5% left, 0.05% destroyed.

Porthos is not amused.
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# 78
10-26-2012, 04:21 AM
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You need the story from the Klingon perspective.
After openly fighting the romulans in romulan space ever since the destruction of romulas, how does it feel to be allies with them in a heartbeat?
I think the story will be fairly simple:

The Klingons will talk peace, but only so long as it serves their plans. They could conquer these pacifist Romulan colonies easily... but they currently have little of value to make an invasion worth it.

So, with KDF ship captains helping them build, you are increasing their future conquest value for the Empire. Plus gathering valuable intel that can be used for those plans.

Pretending to be a double agent, sorta; helping the Romulans, but really helping your side. There is more than one way to win a war, and going into battle blindly is not smart.

Something along those lines A little bit of a stretch, maybe, but isn't it feasible enough for the KDF?
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# 79
10-26-2012, 04:33 AM
I'n a military sense the Romulan star Empire
Was stronger that the federation and stronger than the Klingons
I'n a one on one setting

All cannon supports this that the creator of ST
approved

The loss of it's home world would have been great but
The Romulans had colonized over 100 worlds and many
Other races lived under there rule

The Romulan navy was approx 90% cloaked

The Klingons only 25% at the time of the last
Tos Movie
Romulan cloaking debices were superior as well

JJ Abrams movie was I'n a alternate reality
Not Kirk and Picards series reality

STO exists I'n the Abrams reality so I guess
They can twist it any way they wish too

Just look at the ships for a twisted perspective
Jellico....Engineer.....Stargazer KDF Tac
Saphire.. Science.....Ko'el Rom Kdf Tac
Leva........Tactical.....Mailu KDF Sci
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# 80
10-26-2012, 05:02 AM
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