Lt. Commander
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The STO story writer recently said, she got a new technology: The ability to create dialog based on species.

Now that alone does not seem that significant, but if you think about the fact that a Romulan 'faction' has to be able to play all the Features Episodes Series, it suddenly comes together.

The feature episodes will be changed from:
if(klingon_faction) klingon_dialog
if(federation_faction) federation_dialog

to:
if(federation_species) federation_dialog
if(klingon_species) klingon_dialog
if(romulan_species) romulan_dialog

So Romulans will not be a faction. They will be a species!

Maybe there will be 5 missions exclusively for 1 species, but the rest of the game will be faction-neutral for everybody, with different dialogs based on species.
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# 2
03-05-2013, 02:53 AM
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# 3
03-05-2013, 02:55 AM
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# 4
03-05-2013, 03:08 AM
I'm sorry, but I can not see the idea of a Romulan/Reman species playable fed/kdf faction. It's a complete stand alone faction with its own episode and will destroy it completely, how ever they are going to put it in, in any way. It's going to be a complete failure.
The only way I can see the Romulan/Reman as playable are through its own faction and with it's own new episode.

Edit: Trying again on PC as tablet are a little limited.

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Captain
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# 5
03-05-2013, 03:11 AM
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If an NPC calls me a short li'l turd just cause I'm Ferengi, they're gonna get punched.
Well said! Still this is an interesting feature.
Captain
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# 6
03-05-2013, 03:24 AM
This feature is a very important step to individual storylines. I hope it also find its way into the foundry. And is followed by a gender based option.
Commander
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# 7
03-05-2013, 03:25 AM
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The feature episodes will be changed from:
if(klingon_faction) klingon_dialog
if(federation_faction) federation_dialog

to:
if(federation_species) federation_dialog
if(klingon_species) klingon_dialog
if(romulan_species) romulan_dialog

So Romulans will not be a faction. They will be a species!
I seriously doubt there will be a different dialogue for every single playable species in the game. What about the "Alien" species? It's a completely customizable character on both Fed and KDF, to which the writer(s) know nothing about, unless every single bio of every single players' characters are sifted through. That's not gonna happen.

If a playable Romulan species were to be, rather than a playable Romulan faction, then the command would look more like this:

if(federation_generic) federation_dialog
if(federation_romulan) federation_romulan_dialog
if(klingon_generic) klingon_dialog
if(klingon_romulan) klingon_romulan_dialog

Everything is speculation at this point and I know a huge portion of the playerbase, myself included, would like to see a Romulan faction come to be.

Maybe it'll be a playable species. Maybe it'll be a playable faction. Maybe it'll just be a playable species that requires a reputation grind to join a playable faction in the future. Either way, I just hope it doesn't cost over 9000 million Dil.
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# 8
03-05-2013, 03:34 AM
If she's just getting this tool, then I wouldn't hold out for a playable Romulan faction in May (unless her receiving the tool reflects all of the updating all of the current text requires to be useable by the new story tools). That said, it's a very promising sign for a playable Romulan faction in the future. I wouldn't expect a fleshed out KDF in May, either, but certainly this sounds like its laying the groundwork for both to be realized (along with the possibility of more than three factions).

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# 9
03-05-2013, 03:57 AM
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?????

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# 10
03-05-2013, 04:14 AM
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The one story writer for all missions explains much.

However I'm not sure what her gender has to do with it?

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