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Survivor of Romulus
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I understand there is already a thread about Romulan fleets ans Romulan Fleetbases, but like many recently that thread has degraded past the point of any serious discussion.

For those of you that haven't played any of the LOR content, this may contain a spoiler or two about a specific location in the new content.

I ask that everyone keeps this thread on topic, civil, and constructive, as it is my hope that the devs will also join in on this thread.
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I originally like most probably have, thought that the reason for not adding Romulan fleetbases was out of not wanting to devote development time on creating the exterior and interior assets for it. After playing the mission in the Chulan system I'm even more perplexed as to why Romulan Fleets were not added.

The Chulan Station exterior is already perfect to use as an exterior for a Romulan Fleetbase, and the interior map would simply require the additions of vendors, npc contact, etc. considering the interior mpa is already perfectly laid out.

Why there have been many that have said they wouldn't want to start a fleetbase over again from scratch, there have also been many stating they would be willing to. There has also been discussion about adding the system for fleets to form an alliance with one another, which would allow smaller fleets or in this cause a newly started Romulan fleetbase access to higher tier shipyards for example.

So with all of these assets already existing in game, there being (in my opinion) enough interest in Romulan fleetbases, and the possible addition of Fleet Alliances, what is the real reason for not adding Romulan Fleetbases.

Romulan only fleets would still have to pick an alliance with either Fed or KDF, that's unavoidable, but also very easy to integrate into the fleet system.

What if fleets were willing to pay EC to unlock a basic Romulan Fleetbase, or even somehow Dilithium, would that make a difference from a dev standpoint?
Survivor of Romulus
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# 2
05-15-2013, 02:25 PM
we have actually started a new fleet for our Romulans and are building a new base even now (federation version because it has better looks)
Survivor of Romulus
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# 3
05-15-2013, 04:03 PM
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Originally Posted by sollvax View Post
we have actually started a new fleet for our Romulans and are building a new base even now (federation version because it has better looks)
Yeah I personally don't understand why people wouldn't want the option of a Romulan fleetbase, especially These so called mega fleets that have already maxed out on fleet members and are creating sister/splinter fleets for the overflow.

Being in a small fleet, there are a lot of lessons we've learned that would allow us to better progress smarting a new base from scratch. Really when it comes right down to it there are more reasons to add Romulan fleetbases than there are against.
Survivor of Romulus
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# 4
05-15-2013, 04:07 PM
the big plan is to mainly use the Embassy as our HQ
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# 5
05-15-2013, 08:20 PM
All i no is that my fleet will be creating a Romulan Fleet. We got a Fed and Klingon fleet, so why not Romulan. And sorry if i read wrong, but for the option of having a fleetbase is out of the question, why not have a fleetbase no matter the race or faction. Bases and Embassy's are great, and its something for me to like expanding my game experience. I just cant wait for the launch of LOR.

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Career Officer
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# 6
05-15-2013, 08:34 PM
Cryptic has a new Cash cow in the Romulan content. I am sure when the milk dries up from the New content purchases, Romulan Starbases will arrive by next year.Honestly though, are you really that anxious to start a new fleet grind people? I'm not trolling, just curious as to the level of masochism people are willing to endure for a new shiney.
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# 7
05-15-2013, 08:37 PM
The Imperial Romulan Fleet was shocked to hear we were not getting our own starbases, but at the same time somewhat relieved as to not start everything over again after spending so much time working to get where we are now with a limited number of members until recently.

And while I can understand that a great many still wish to have a romulan fleet soley for new romulan themed bases, it also made since from the developers standpoint and there is the possibility down the road for fleets to maybe have projects to determine what the base looks like from the outside at least? Who knows..

This game has done an amazing amount of work with so few developers in just 3 years, the possibilities in the next 3 years are near limitless I would wager.

For those looking for an established fleet, check out our recruitment thread in the starbase one and new romulus sections of the forums.

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Survivor of Romulus
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# 8
05-15-2013, 09:16 PM
Alright I'm going to flip this conversation around for a minute. We've all been discussing the situation of not having fleetbases from an existing current player standpoint, but what about returning players and new players?

MMOs are known for a lot of things, but probably one of the biggest things is how the content is delivered. Now I mean this with no disrespect towards Cryptic, but once the newness of a season is over, the game gets boring as hell until more content is released. This isn't uncommon and why most people play 2 or 3 games at a time.

So you have people that are going to see this and come back to STO that might not have when fleetbases were originally released, and you're also going to have new players come to the game with LOR.

We all know there are die-hard Klingon fans, and die-hard Fed fans, and just from the forums we already know there will be die-hard Rom fans. Personally if I'm playing a Fed I want all fed ships and gear, same with playing a Romulan. Now again this is from an existing current player standpoint so how much disappointment is there going to be from returning and new players that Roms don't have their own fleetbases when Feds and KDF do. How many of those people are going to decide not to spend money until it's added, or decide not to at all after see this?

So from existing players that want Rom fleetbases, to returning and new players viewpoint, where's the benefit in NOT adding Rom fleetbases as an option?
Survivor of Romulus
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# 9
05-15-2013, 09:18 PM
Also what about the possibility of other ways to unlock a Romulan base?
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# 10
05-15-2013, 09:29 PM
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Originally Posted by voicesdark View Post
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We all know there are die-hard Klingon fans, and die-hard Fed fans, and just from the forums we already know there will be die-hard Rom fans. Personally if I'm playing a Fed I want all fed ships and gear, same with playing a Romulan. Now again this is from an existing current player standpoint so how much disappointment is there going to be from returning and new players that Roms don't have their own fleetbases when Feds and KDF do. How many of those people are going to decide not to spend money until it's added, or decide not to at all after see this?

So from existing players that want Rom fleetbases, to returning and new players viewpoint, where's the benefit in NOT adding Rom fleetbases as an option?
The benefit is that players don't have to grind another 6 months worth of resources to generate another Fleet Base with a Tier 5 shipyard... And if this was a non-mandatory option for Romulan Fleets, how many would be willing to do the grind, vs. becoming allied with an existing Tier 5 Shipyard Fleet...

Small Fleets have been complaining for months that they don't have the will or the means to invest for a Tier 5 Shipyard, Fabricator, and other details to populate a Fleet base with Tier 5 vendors. How would introducing another major resource sink help this situation?

Crypte/PWE will also suffer expected income loss doing this, as without the means of producing Tier 5 Fleet ships, there will be much more limited demand for the C-Store ships that provide consoles for these Fleet Ships...

Last edited by grouchyotaku; 05-15-2013 at 09:32 PM.
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