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[Edit: Whether you think it's likely that Cryptic would agree to this or not, the question you should answer is not that, but rather, whether or not you would like to see it. Please answer that, because an answer to the other question is pointless and unproductive. Thanks.]

So I'm wandering around the Tal'Diann starbase, and I see all these Klingon logos (inside and out). I see Orions and Klingons (as well as other races from the Klingon Empire), but no Romulans, Remans, or Sulibans (in spite of my own personal contributions of all three to the starbase projects). I look over the special projects and see projects for all sorts of Klingon-specific aesthetic enhancements.

Tal'Diann is a ROMULAN fleet.

While we have (and welcome) Orions and a few Klingons in our ranks, we are first and foremost a ROMULAN fleet.

I don't want Klingon artwork, museum replicas of Klingon uniforms from various periods in history, and other Klingon-specific aesthetic motifs in the Tal'Diann starbase.

I got the Orion dancing girls, the bloodwine fountain and hunting trophies, and maybe one or two other special projects already done for the starbase, and am currently working on the fireplace special project (all of which I wanted and still want). However, the majority (if not all) of the other special projects available will add more and more Klingon-specific decorations. Even the Majestic staircase adds Bat'leth motifs. THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE!!!

I started a ROMULAN fleet, not a Klingon fleet. I want ROMULAN artwork, ROMULAN logos, historical ROMULAN uniforms on display, etc. Surely it's not too much of a hassle for Cryptic to copy-paste some code from the New Romulus Command Center into fleet starbase special projects and let us have the option of Romulanizing our starbases, rather than Klingonizing them. (For that matter, I don't see why KDF starbases can't have Orion logos, Gorn logos, etc, and why Fed starbases can't have Vulcan, Andorian, etc. logos, but at the moment, and in this present thread, those concerns are off-topic).

My suggestion:
Take all the special projects with faction-specific aesthetic offerings and re-code them to allow for fleet leaders to have the option to select something other than the primary faction's emblems, artwork, uniforms, etc, AND put Romulan, Reman, and Suliban NPCs in all starbases (since Romulans and Remans are now spread throughout both most if not all Klingon and most if not all Federation fleets).

As noted above parenthetically, this could be (and should have already been) done for the races which make up the UFP and Klingon Empire, but now that Romulans are a "sub-faction" (or whatever term Cryptic prefers to use for whatever the Romulans currently are in-game), it becomes a more pressing concern. While I like the Klingon Empire well enough (both OOC and IC), I don't want Klingon Empire logos on or inside my starbase. I want Romulan logos. It's a Romulan fleet, not a Klingon fleet.

Tal'Diann (Phi'Tlaru Rihan) ~(‾.▿.‾)~ Tal'Diann (Romulan Military Intelligence)
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Last edited by protogoth; 11-09-2013 at 02:58 AM.
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# 2
11-06-2013, 07:39 AM
probably happen eventually.
personally i hope some version of that rom starbase seen in that "the romulan mystery" episode will make it in with conversion processes.

still want to see a base internal design process like the one in old x-com.
as it turns out, an intrepid would lose a fight with a connie.
and thats canon.
! the power of plot compels you.

Last edited by skollulfr; 11-06-2013 at 07:43 AM.
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# 3
11-06-2013, 08:44 AM
I would not get my hopes up since we're not a full faction its doubtful that we will ever have our own style starbase
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# 4
11-06-2013, 09:51 AM
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Originally Posted by starfleetlufia View Post
I would not get my hopes up since we're not a full faction its doubtful that we will ever have our own style starbase
Sadly, I must agree to this.
It's not same, but at least we have RCC for us (+ access to allied bases).
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# 5
11-06-2013, 02:41 PM
Whether you believe it's likely or not, do you support the idea?

Tal'Diann (Phi'Tlaru Rihan) ~(‾.▿.‾)~ Tal'Diann (Romulan Military Intelligence)
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# 6
11-06-2013, 02:46 PM
Would be nice to have an equal identity but, this will not happen. Just think what starbase for us would look like...... hail the empire, i mean republic.
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# 7
11-06-2013, 02:54 PM
My Romulan fleet leader and I were just discussing this exact concept the other day in Singularity Core. While we would happily build up Rom bases ground up, we were thinking itd be FAR more likely Cryptic would/could add some cosmetic changes like you are talking about.

Our initial idea was less grand than your own suggestion, we were thinking itd be nice if we could at least get a Rom exterior to our base, itd only affect the look when ya warped into the system but itd be something.

He even suggested it could be restricted to tier 5 bases so Cryptic didnt have to take time off from making tropical birds and jetpacks to make multiple stages of the base model/skin.

Even if we kept the NPCs but just got some Romulan Exteriors and Interiors for the base itself itd be frikking awesome.
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# 8
11-06-2013, 03:05 PM
What I think they should do is take what design assets they already have created and availible in game, then use them to compile a kind of a Romulan Fleet Starbase. This way they don't neccessarily have to do a lot of work and design from scratch, but only to compile the availible Romulan assets in game into one coherent whole which would represent the Romulan Starbase.

There are in game models of Romulan starbase exteriors as well as Romulan interiors, so the way I see it - current fleets would be offered the option to run a special project costing 200k dilithium (just as the rest special projects) that reskins their current Fleet Starbase into a Romulan one. I know many fleets that would immediatlely jump on this one, heck I'm in one of them myself.

We also need a Romulan Academy. This can also be created by utilizing existing assets from New Romulus and NR Command as well as certain elements encountered in missions, like 'Cutting the cord' to name one example.
The excuse of "The Republic is new and doesn't have manpower and infrastructure to have an Academy" was ok for the beginning, but eventually we need to have this as the Republic is suposedly growing and establishing itself in the galaxy. The less reasons I have to go to Sol, the better.
If the RR can create a fleet of Scimitars and develop new starships like the Ar'kif, they certainly have the capacity and need to establish an Academy.
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# 9
11-06-2013, 03:09 PM
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Originally Posted by shpoks View Post
We also need a Romulan Academy. This can also be created by utilizing existing assets from New Romulus and NR Command as well as certain elements encountered in missions, like 'Cutting the cord' to name one example.
The excuse of "The Republic is new and doesn't have manpower and infrastructure to have an Academy" was ok for the beginning, but eventually we need to have this as the Republic is suposedly growing and establishing itself in the galaxy. The less reasons I have to go to Sol, the better.
If the RR can create a fleet of Scimitars and develop new starships like the Ar'kif, they certainly have the capacity and need to establish an Academy.
Indeed, if we have "grown" enough to "need" our own flagship, then imo, we have "grown" enough to need an academy to replace fleet personnel
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# 10
11-07-2013, 09:34 PM
Yep. +1. Do want.

Wanted: 200,000 Dilithium Special Feature Projects for Romulan skinned Fleet Holdings.
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