The Romulan Republic isn't about to start taking orders from other factions.
They also ask for help in constructing and defend their Starbases on the war front
Defend them from the opposing faction ... with whom they are also allied .
a) they are becoming door mats to their 'allied faction' .
b) they are likely to kill a lot of the other faction -- with who'm they have also have a pact .
c) they are de-facto betraying their allies from the opposing faction .
You know what , on Planet Yo-Yo , this might work !
The have Bobo the Clown in charge over there and every time it seems that things get pushed too far , Bobo the Clown engages his very own 'temporal back step' device and the craziness just starts off from the beginning .
Boy I sure am glad we won't live on that planet !
Oh wait ... .
The Federation wants to pursue reunification, peace, and trade in technology.
And in order to do that they are handing out WMD's (starships) to any and all who ask for them (be they a Tholleron weapon obsessed Reman , or your average Romulan with a chip on his shoulder) .
Yep , sounds like the Federation I know .
Much like the Bajorans in the Deep Space 9 series, they've been labeled terrorists and are seeking the aid of other nations for protection.
You and I must have seen a whole lotta different show then , 'cause I missed the part where the Federation armed the Bajorans with Galaxy Class starships and sent them off on their marry way for one more blood bath with the Cardassians .
I am losing STO with each new system based update and with each removal and editing of content .
I don't know how to save her from her systems obsessed masters who seek to control and monetize me more and more .
In my federation campaigns, I remember my character doing relief effort to independent Romulan colonies. I was pretty eager in helping out the destitute romulans rebuild, especially if it also meant finally having a chance to improve relations with them.
Therefore, I'm pretty comfortable with the idea of my Romulan captain heavily interacting with the Federation and a specific Federation fleet if any.
I don't care much for the idea of using Federation ships, but I can see how it'd make things easier for lockbox and such. Designing twovariants of an item is likely arduous enough, and saving oneself from having to do three makes sense. It's not really desirable, but I can understand the reason for it.
Personally, I wouldn't use Fed ships with a romulan PC. I'd just switch to a fed character if I wanted to. The current arrangement doesn't stop me... though can't help but feel that if I wanted to get access to Fed or KDF toys, implementing a reputation system to curry their favor would be far more pleasing and consistent.
It's too bad that we won't get Romulan starbases - there's already a few examples in-game... and I felt certain of the 'rightness' in implementing them as upgradeable fleet installations as well. That definitely would've been desirable in my eyes. Mol'Rihan and the general area is nice - I'm at least hoping we'll have a hub zone within the city itself to act as an ESD equivalent. Even access to the Vault for use by Romulans and Remans would've been cool (Memory Alpha equivalent?).
Is that the mission where you murdered a bunch of their Scientists? Not sure why any Romulan would want to ally w/Feds after that one.
[Zone] Dack@****: cowards can't take a fed 1 on 1 crinckley cowards Hahahaha you smell like flowers
Random Quote from Kerrat
"Sumlobus@****: your mums eat Iced Targ Poo"
C&H Fed banter
Are you yourself excited by the new Romulans (I am assuming you have seen them in action of course) and are you going to be Joining the RR?
Honestly, I couldn't be more excited. I've played some of the content (saving as much as I can for the actual launch) and have had some of the most fun gaming I've ever had in my life. The team has done an incredible job with the Romulan Republic faction and I can not wait till you all get to roll your first Romulan. Prepare for your minds to be blown.
1) Will romulans get access to their allies uniform options?
2) Liberate Borg Romulan, we want that.
3) It is a massivlely unwise decision to allow Romulans to fly their allies ships in addition to their own. Whiel disallowing their allies at the same time not to fly romulan ships. This creates a imbalance and clearly favors the romulans to the point that playing other races makes no sense form a gameplay point.
This is really really bad.
Two options to correction this, allows the allies to fly romulan ships, not a good option since it pretty much reduces the faction identities even more.
The correct and right course of action would be to disallow the use of their allies ships.
You can not allow one faction such massiv advantage over the other factions. Either a faction stays with its own ships+lockbox, or all factions have access to all ships. Do not single out one faction to have access to everything and disallow this for the others.
Yes; there are Romulan Warbirds available at every tier. More information about these ships will be posted in a Dev Blog in the very near future.
Originally Posted by captainrevo1
I'm not exactly a fan of letting Romulans fly fed or KDf ships, but at the same time its not something im that bothered about.
it falls into the 'who cares what the next guy does'. if no one wants to fly one then no problem and if some people do want to fly them, then there is evidentially some interest but its not going to hamper others people's experience.
we are going to be seeing fed and KDF ships flying around anyway. we are going to have to ally with fed or kdf so having a romulan fly one is not much more of a stretch.
it more or less fits the story and it has precedent as romulans once shared their tech for klingon ships in the past.
This is my opinion as well. I'd rather there was no ship sharing, but I think it's too late for them to go back on it by now. And it's not that big of a deal anyway.
Originally Posted by drogyn1701
I am definitely excited for this update. However, I still haven't heard the answer to the most pressing question on my mind and I'll keep asking till I get an answer:
What about the Foundry?
I firmly believe that the Romulans need their own exclusive mission listing of missions created only for the Romulan faction. It does not make sense for Romulan captains to be picking missions from the Fed and KDF lists. There are thousands of missions there that are specifically written for those two factions. They do not fit Romulan captains. All we really need is just a third option in that drop-down menu to set the mission as Romulan only, just like we set them to be Fed or KDF only now.
I really hope we can get an answer for this soon as a lot of us are very interested in getting to work on writing Romulan missions.