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# 21
01-02-2013, 07:02 PM
Total waste of resources. Seriously, who the fudge thought these perishable vanity items were a good idea?
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# 22
01-02-2013, 07:07 PM
Having actually seen one used (Yes, I have), it summons two big gorilla bouncer Remans (haven't seen the rom one), who constantly spout lines like "You have done great things for our people."

I assume the duration was given to prevent people absolutely filling social areas with the damn things.

-edit- If they were to make these permanent, they would need a long cooldown and a duration, similar to the Shard of Possibilities. I would hate to see ESD/DS9 filled with Reman/Romulan bouncers following every single player around.
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# 23
01-03-2013, 01:50 AM
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Originally Posted by ruinsfate View Post
Yes, it does say so, AFTER unlocking all tiers of the romulan reputation system, while the description of tier 5 just mentions a 'vanity item', not a consumable.

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Originally Posted by ruinsfate View Post
-edit- If they were to make these permanent, they would need a long cooldown and a duration, similar to the Shard of Possibilities. I would hate to see ESD/DS9 filled with Reman/Romulan bouncers following every single player around.
We have already over a dozen pets in this game and yet you see only few players using them. I therefore doubt social areas will be overrun by Romulans/Remans if they would be made permanent.

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# 24
01-03-2013, 02:03 AM
Most of those pets are store-bought, and the epohhs can be made into marks. I expect if they were more accessible, they would be more common.
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# 25
01-03-2013, 02:22 AM
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Originally Posted by ruinsfate View Post
Most of those pets are store-bought, and the epohhs can be made into marks. I expect if they were more accessible, they would be more common.
You can get every pet this game has to offer on the exchange for low amounts of EC and still you see only few of them.
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# 26
01-03-2013, 09:24 AM
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Originally Posted by vestereng View Post
I basically went through the romulan reputation for just 2 items one of which is the entourage.

Now I don't care for consumables so I took note of all items that read consumables.

Entourage is the only reputation item that doesn't warn you it's consumable and it's the only non-combat pet in the entire game that is not permanent.

So my plead is for common sense really, I don't care about the price of the item but please make it permanent.
Yeah, just got the Romulan Entourage last night, only to find that it's only a 4 hour party.

I support making them permanent. On that notiion, please make ship Holo-emitters also permanent. I will pay big dilithium for permanent ship holo-emitters too!
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# 27
01-03-2013, 01:19 PM
Vanity items should not be consumable, period. If these guys fought, that would be one thing. Please make these things, and the holo emitters, perminate please. Then i would purchase them.
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# 28
01-03-2013, 01:46 PM
Think about it this way, you are essentially paying a romulan or reman to follow you around for four hours. They have their own lives to get back to, but they are willing to follow you around because you helped their people. (Plus that 15k GPL and 1k dilithium incentive can't hurt.) I am glad to see they are consumables. If they weren't they would effectively be nothing more than a Starfleet captain's personal slave. I am fairly certain forced servitude of a sentient being is against Starfleet regulations.

Now the KFD would be a bit of a different story. However, I am really dreading the day Cryptic rolls out the KFD reputation system. It is likely such a tier V reward will have an Orion Entourage. Just what we need, Starfleet captains running around Earth Spacedock with their own personal Orion slaves. Yeah...that's certainly cannon...in the mirror universe. The Tholians must have merged the mirror universe with our universe. It was bound to happen, not enough players protecting Nakura.
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# 29
01-06-2013, 11:40 AM
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Originally Posted by majortiraomega View Post
Think about it this way, you are essentially paying a romulan or reman to follow you around for four hours. They have their own lives to get back to, but they are willing to follow you around because you helped their people. (Plus that 15k GPL and 1k dilithium incentive can't hurt.) I am glad to see they are consumables. If they weren't they would effectively be nothing more than a Starfleet captain's personal slave. I am fairly certain forced servitude of a sentient being is against Starfleet regulations.

Now the KFD would be a bit of a different story. However, I am really dreading the day Cryptic rolls out the KFD reputation system. It is likely such a tier V reward will have an Orion Entourage. Just what we need, Starfleet captains running around Earth Spacedock with their own personal Orion slaves. Yeah...that's certainly cannon...in the mirror universe. The Tholians must have merged the mirror universe with our universe. It was bound to happen, not enough players protecting Nakura.
I couldn't disagree more.

First of all:

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en?tou?rage
[ahn-too-rahzh]
noun
1.
a group of attendants or associates, as of a person of rank or importance
... having an escort or a "pose" only makes sense in that you became a diplomat to new romulus.
As far as enslaving what are ALL other pets in the game then.

Not that I think talking about canon is an argument at all but in addition the things you point out make no sense within your own framework.

Buttom line I'd love to use the item but now I won't be. So in my view they have to weigh if they want people to get that item or not and that's basically all there is to it.
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Not sure where to post this, so feel free to move it to a more appropriate sub-forum. This covers both Fed/KDF so I can't put it in either one of the Fed/KDF gameplay subforum.

Anyway.. this is an appeal to make the Romulan/Reman Entourage a permanent non-combat pet vs the current 4hrs limited time use. As it is now, it is not very appealing to get.

Furthermore, it does not improve and combat stats, so unlikely players will get it repeatedly (unless you're THAT vain).

You made frosted boots permanent item and it was very well received by the community.
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