I was wrong [edit: oh wait, I wasn't. LOL.] about the Romulan faction. I was right about the Rage and Tears. They will flow in bucketfuls.
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Last edited by crusty8mac; 03-29-2013 at 03:56 PM.
I don't think anyone doubted the devs want a Romulan faction. The people who said they didn't think it would happen at this point in time, which included myself, felt that based on the devs' own comments and their history over the last three years, that a true full-faction would take too much time and resources to do.
After all, when STO turned 3 years old you still had to play 25 levels as a Fed to go into KDF and even then you skipped through 40% of the levels.
I'm still concerned about the content and how they plan on having enough for 50 levels of Romulan play and an extra 20 levels of KDF play. Hopefully this is something they've been secretly working on since PWE bought them a year and a half ago because then there's a good shot the players will get what they want and expect.
Well predictable responses came from all the naysayers, who have all now moved onto naysaying whatever is left to naysay now that they thing they naysaid has proven its anti-nay field was able to withstand the nayionic torpedoes.
Of course now it's, "Yes but the Romulan faction will suck/won't get enough dev attention/won't have enough players" even though of course we know YOU'LL roll a rommy and so will I and so will... everyone!
What will really happen is they'll have to finally update the PVP system to accommodate a third faction. Wow a change to PVP for the first time since beta!
I doubted the possibility of a faction because I am very much a pessimist in reagrds to things like this. I am used to being let down by MMO's so I figure...why bother getting my hopes up? It makes for a nice surprise when something DOES go the way you secretly wish it to. I cried last night because I was so happy to hear that we get a faction at last, something that I have been waiting for since back in beta. I suppose I wasn't totally discounting the idea of a faction coming in May, it was more of a "I'm-too-afraid-to-get-my-hopes-up" thing.
^^ This one has learned the power of pessimism! Optimists are either right or have something to be down about. Pessimists are either right or have something to be happy about!
I was sceptical about a faction to be added and came to doubt it more till it was annouced so happy again. Though I wasn't committed which way knowing MMO's in general lol