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We've all seen it by now:

http://sto.perfectworld.com/sto_may2013

"March beneath the raptor's wings"

Obviously, the implication is a playable Romulan faction. But of course, simply implying something does not necessarily mean they are going to do it. They could after all want to make us think one thing and then surprise us with another.

However, I submit that after making the implication that a Romulan faction is coming, if that is not actually what happens, people are going to rage on a scale we have never seen before. So if a Romulan faction werent what they were actually planning, they could try to diffuse some of that rage before it happens by letting us know that isnt the plan. But they arent. Instead, they are remaining silent. The question is, what does remaining silent mean in this case?

There are 2 possible reasons:

A - a Romulan faction is actually coming in May, so there is simply nothing to diffuse.

B - they simply dont care about the rage. They know the teaser page is going to make people think there is going to be a Romulan faction, but they are just fine with letting people get the wrong idea only to be disappointed later. This would essentially be trolling the community.

Personally, I dont see how "B" could be the case, therefore "A" is the only logical answer. But what do you think? Do you think they would actually troll the community on this scale?

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# 2
02-01-2013, 03:09 PM
I think B would be the case, since its what Cryptic has being doing the last 3 years.

Also, I really DONT WANT a Romulan faction when the game core is still a broken pre-alpha.
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# 3
02-01-2013, 03:15 PM
If you do not see how B could be the answer then you have not been paying attention over the last years.....
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# 4
02-01-2013, 03:49 PM
looking at perfect world (the game) I think it'll be something along the lines of.. you start as a romulan w/e... do some romulan related stuff.. then pick either fed or kdf.
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# 5
02-01-2013, 03:57 PM
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However, I submit that after making the implication that a Romulan faction is coming, if that is not actually what happens, people are going to rage on a scale we have never seen before.
You mean like after every major patch, season, updates or what not.

No matter what they do, people will come to the forum to rage.

Imagine they do a Romulan playable faction, say hello to the Cardassian players raging about not getting their faction, say hello to KDF players who were promised a complete faction before adding new factions, say hello to Romulan players who are not happy at all with the way Cryptic did their faction.

As for not coming out and setting the record straight, they're not leaking spoilers yet, say it's about a new Feature Episode Series that pitches the Tal Shiar against New Romulus and UFP and KDF must defend against the Tal Shiar, do you expect them to come out and spoil the surprise because people may get the wrong idea? Nah, the purpose of being mysterious is that no promises are made, therefore no promises broken. They should have learnt that lesson seasons ago.
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# 6
02-01-2013, 04:09 PM
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You mean like after every major patch, season, updates or what not.
No. As you point out, we have seen that before. What I said was that people will rage on a scale we have never seen before. By definition that excludes what we have already seen before.

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As for not coming out and setting the record straight, they're not leaking spoilers yet, say it's about a new Feature Episode Series that pitches the Tal Shiar against New Romulus and UFP and KDF must defend against the Tal Shiar, do you expect them to come out and spoil the surprise because people may get the wrong idea? Nah, the purpose of being mysterious is that no promises are made, therefore no promises broken. They should have learnt that lesson seasons ago.
This is not a logical explanation for remaining silent if there were no Rom faction. Even if they do not want to share specific details about some new FE series, they would still want to keep people from thinking they were getting a Rom faction if that was not the case. Unless of course they simply dont care about people getting the wrong impression, which is option "B".

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# 7
02-01-2013, 04:23 PM
I agree with the OP's B to an extent. There really isn't any problem with them teasing us so. That single may update page has probably garnered a lot of attention this past day or two, it is spreading free advertising for the game and it fundamentally doesn't promise or detail the delivery of anything.

If some people FEEL they are promising something then its not a case of Cryptic trolling the community, its just another case of some of the community trolling themselves without realizing it.
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# 8
02-01-2013, 04:25 PM
You talk about the potential for rage in relation to the Romulan faction. Think about the rage if it is a Romulan faction and they don't complete the KDF either before or alongside the new faction.
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# 9
02-01-2013, 04:28 PM
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You talk about the potential for rage in relation to the Romulan faction. Think about the rage if it is a Romulan faction and they don't complete the KDF either before or alongside the new faction.
Why assume they would deliver a Romulan faction at a stage more complete than the Klingons? By actually under delivering they effectively legitimize the Klingon situation and can relegate it, and the new Romulan 'pack' to mini-faction status (i.e. they no longer need to be a full faction).
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# 10
02-01-2013, 04:30 PM
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I agree with the OP's B to an extent. There really isn't any problem with them teasing us so. That single may update page has probably garnered a lot of attention this past day or two, it is spreading free advertising for the game and it fundamentally doesn't promise or detail the delivery of anything.

If some people FEEL they are promising something then its not a case of Cryptic trolling the community, its just another case of some of the community trolling themselves without realizing it.
I dont think its quite that simple. If they had simply said there was more Romulan content coming in May, and then some people just assumed that meant a playable faction, that would be pretty wild speculation with no real basis.

But that promo page along with tag line "march beneath the raptor's wings" strongly suggests playing AS a Romulan, because the 2 current factions certainly arent marching "beneath the raptor's wings".

So with the devs designing a promo that strongly suggests playing AS a Romulan, then if that is not actually what they are making then they are the ones doing the trolling.
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