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# 101
04-20-2013, 12:39 AM
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Originally Posted by shadowfang240 View Post
no hull heal, just a shield boost, some regen, and temporary HP

i can tell you right now it does get buffed by plasma consoles; that was the first thing i tested when i got one; it also gets buffed by particle generators, but i don't know how much yet

don't know about tac buffs, since i rolled my tester as an engi

i would assume so, but i don't remember seeing that it was in the description
Ok, thank you on that correction.

And alright, if it is boosted by plasma consoles and particle gens, I have a feeling it might be boosted by tac buffs. I made a tac as my tester, so I'll be looking at giving that a shot later.

You bring up a good point though, even if it doesn't say it is, doesn't mean it necessarily is or is not affected by them. Again, I will be checking this later.

I'll try not to forget to post.

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Has anyone done any testing of these abilities with "Emergency Power to X", yet? Weapons? Aux?? Battery???
They aren't affected by power levels. Could be mistaken though. Makes sense though, since the ability is basically coming right from your power source in the first place.

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# 102
04-20-2013, 02:03 AM
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other than Klingon fandom - what possible reason is there to start/keep a Klingon toon
Personally, I never use those phaser magnets when running a KDF toon.

Mind you, they might become less of a moving dartboard with the new trait stuff. There's always hope.
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# 103
04-20-2013, 03:10 AM
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...the Klingon race is going to almost disappear in STO.
Yes, and that is why "every romulan zoo should have a pair."
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# 104
04-20-2013, 03:42 AM
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So as we learn more - are Klingon/Gorn/orion - etc etc - going to become an endangered races in the KDF?

I know people have put so much time into their KDF toons they won't just give them up - but looks like Romulans may be taking over Qo,nos in the end.
Hardly so. It will end up just as any other hype in STO - with a short lifespan. Just like at one point every second ship was Chel Grett, just as at other point every ship was Ambassador Class or a bilion of Caitians when their species was first released, the Romulans will have their hype of popularity at the start when everyone will play one, but given a bit of time things will settle down and everyone will settle down again in his/hers own faction of preference.
Yes a chunk of KDF and probably a bigger chunk of Fed. players will remain permanently playing Romulans as their main, but it's far from anyone being extinct.

Personally I have no vast interest in Romulans, I'll make a Rommie char to go through the missions and check them out, but I can't see myself seriously playing the Roms. Now,if they were Cardassians, that'd be another story. lol
And I will also make a new KDF char. who will have a priviledge to be born and level in a complete KDF faction! I just haven't decided wheather to make a Klingon or Nausicaan when the time comes.

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To be honest, just judging from the descriptions given in the Dev Blogs, why would ANYONE (Fed or Klink) roll anything BUT a Romulan as their next alternate class? The whole "Singularity Abilities" gimmick just seems too good.

They get some type of "power-up" charge provided by the whole gimmicky singularity thing that they can then use on one of a handful of special abilities? Can we say "broken"? Especially if there is no form of "balancing" to off-set this? Weaker hull and shields? I hope those that got into Beta can shed some light on this whole "singularity abilities" thing..
Because not all people are complete min.-maxers. Some of us play just for plain old fun.
For ex. if I decide my new KDF char in LoR to be a Nausicaan, I'll level him in a Vandal Destroyer followed by Scourge Destroyer and fly the Guramba at end-game. Because they are his ships, Nausicaan design. I wouldn't mind them not being able to cloak because it will feel right and immersive to me to be a Nausicaan in a Nausicaan ship.

Also, from what I've heard the Romulan ships will have a -10 to all systems power levels. And I haven't been on the Tribble server, so someone may correct me about this or add more info, but I heard that the Matter-Antimatter Warp Cores that the Federation and the Empire would be using will provide an increase of power to 2 miscellaneous sybsystems.
If this is true, a boost to weapons/auxiliary on my Fed. cruisers or a boost to shields/auxiliary on my KDF starships would be worth pure gold to me. Much more than the Romulan gimmick of the singularity core.
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# 105
04-20-2013, 06:26 AM
Nah, we will always be here.

Many will play Romulan when its released because its new and really different in function, so it will seem like RSE is all that exists when in reality its just the excitement pf the "new". Once the new fades away a bit in excitement levels some will stay with the RSE because thwy found something they enjoy in it but most will return to thier fave fandom as normal.

Dont let the "new" make you fear for the KDF future.
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# 106
04-20-2013, 01:31 PM
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To be honest, just judging from the descriptions given in the Dev Blogs, why would ANYONE (Fed or Klink) roll anything BUT a Romulan as their next alternate class? The whole "Singularity Abilities" gimmick just seems too good.

They get some type of "power-up" charge provided by the whole gimmicky singularity thing that they can then use on one of a handful of special abilities? Can we say "broken"? Especially if there is no form of "balancing" to off-set this? Weaker hull and shields? I hope those that got into Beta can shed some light on this whole "singularity abilities" thing..
What previous posters have said, plus ships from Subcommander onward have access to Warp Shadows, an ability which randomly teleports you, spawns up to 5 immobile, very tough warp shadows lasting for 15 seconds, and seems to attract a lot of attention from hostile NPCs. Useless in PvP, though, unless you use JTS and are fighting against somebody incapable of comprehending what's going on.
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# 107
04-20-2013, 07:41 PM
The only way the KDF will die is when STO closed it's door and all factions die. I haven't seen a more loyal bunch of gamers in a long time, the KDF players have stuck with the faction even when the Federation has been getting a new ship or costume every other week. Goes to show that Cryptic can try and forget about the KDF, but we are here to stay and we are proud of who and what we are.
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We can tell our great grandchildren, "In my day, our cloaks were so sensitive that even dialogue broke them and we couldn't change our clothes!"
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# 108
04-20-2013, 08:24 PM
After say 3 months I would like Cryptic to release some hard #'s about the KDF

Stahl is all over the board - 18% 16% 12%

So what will it be after the Romulan invasion - er - alliance?

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# 109
04-20-2013, 08:46 PM
Personally I think it will reinforce the future of the KDF.

Since we know that romulans won't get access to T5 alliance ships, this puts the fed at a slight disadvantage to the kdf as the majority of fed cstore ships are at T5, where as the majority of KDF cstore ships are sub T5.

The kdf is also the only other faction with cloaking, which means a romulan characters innate trait won't be completely wasted if you choose to fly a kdf vesssel for a while.

Since the majority of kdf vessels are sub T5 that also means the majority of their console abilitys are universal.

The kdf also has the only console ability I actualy use on a regular basis so I know I will be going that route. Most of the fed stuff isn't that awesome or is locked to a ship type. And the stuff that is awesome is available off the exchange.

All this means is that a romulan character stands to benifit more from the KDF and that if they were to buy ships for just the consoles the kdf has more of the cheeper useful options, so more slaed on kdf stuff = more incentive to create kdf stuff.
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# 110
04-20-2013, 09:36 PM
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Nah, we will always be here.

Many will play Romulan when its released because its new and really different in function, so it will seem like RSE is all that exists when in reality its just the excitement pf the "new". Once the new fades away a bit in excitement levels some will stay with the RSE because thwy found something they enjoy in it but most will return to thier fave fandom as normal.

Dont let the "new" make you fear for the KDF future.
Except Romulans get a canon cloaking device standard and the devs handed a B'Rel across the Federation border.
All cloaks should be canon.
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