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# 1 Romulan Faction
02-05-2012, 01:46 PM
Things are little dull right now, and a little birdie (STOked) told me that Cryptic was working on a Romulan faction. I thought that I would take a stab at guessing what ships they will use. I will be starting off at captain because it is the logical choose with Klingons starting at Commander.

Starter ship- Bird of Pray

Captain:

Tactical- Mogi escort

Engineering- D' ideridex (sorry if I spelt it wrong)

Science- Raptor

Admiral:

Tactical- Scimitar

Engineering- smaller version of Nirada

Science- Shadow (some of you may not have heard of the shadow class, it was in Star Trek Armada)
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# 2
02-05-2012, 02:02 PM
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Originally Posted by kenney1 View Post
Things are little dull right now, and a little birdie (STOked) told me that Cryptic was working on a Romulan faction.
im sorry to say thats not the case. they want to do one but it miles off. they still need to flesh out the klingon faction and they cant even say how many klingon eps will will get this year.
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# 3
02-05-2012, 06:51 PM
I think the Klingon faction is starting to look really good, so I hope they start working on the Romulans soon. If they started integrating new ships into Romulan missions and enemy encounters that could be a way to start laying the groundwork without having to devote all of their resources towards it (not that they would).

I kind of hope Romulans don't start any later than Klingons, at the latest. I think the fact that we can't start running a Klingon until a certain level is partly responsible in the lower number of Klingon players compared to Feds: who wants to start running their Klingon when they're already into it with the Fed?
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# 4
02-05-2012, 07:17 PM
they wont work on any new factions until klingons get level 1-50 fully done, then they will likely do the same with any new factions.
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# 5
02-05-2012, 08:32 PM
If they do have Romulans, I always pictured something like this:

-Covert (similar to Science, but different)-
Scout Ship
Shadow
Spectre

-Warbird (similar to Cruiser)-
Raptor
D'Deridex
Scimitar

-Escort-
Griffin Class
Bird of Prey
Mogai Escort

-Troop Transport (something different, like carriers for KDF)-
Kestrel


Main idea is, instead of doing Cruiser/Science/Escort, make it slightly different, like KDF originally was. Covert ships would have extreme stealth bonuses and advantages built in (better stealth, better +damage upon dropping stealth, battle cloak, ect). Warbirds are similar to Cruisers in most way... big powerful ships, lots of power there. Escorts are escorts. And troop transport, I can think of some ideas for some cool new things that could go along with that (advanced boarding parties, ie no shuttle but direct transport over to the other ship, stuff like that), but that idea would need to be flushed out more.


And yeah, I know it's not coming anytime soon, but doesnt mean we can't throw ideas around


EDIT: Forgot, but HIrogen ship classes can be included in the list as well

Probably more cruiser/troop ship oriented though...
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# 6
02-05-2012, 10:01 PM
The real questions are:

1. What will their unique missions be?
Federation = exploration/diplomacy
Klingons = marauding/prisoners
Romulans = instigating internecine mayhem while cloaked / kidnappings, assassinations, framings etc

Brainwash enemy doffs? Would be cool.

2. How will the cloak play into their style?
Hoping for something more interesting than just Battle Cloak...
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# 7
02-05-2012, 10:33 PM
Now that the KDF finally has Gorn/Orion/ Nausicaan ships I wouldn't be surprised if the eventual Romulan faction got access to ships from the Hirogen and whatever other allies Sela is able to bring in from the Delta Quadrant.

I'd also like to see Captain Logan get the chance to create some original Romulan designs.
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# 8
02-06-2012, 12:50 AM
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Now that the KDF finally has Gorn/Orion/ Nausicaan ships I wouldn't be surprised if the eventual Romulan faction got access to ships from the Hirogen and whatever other allies Sela is able to bring in from the Delta Quadrant.

I'd also like to see Captain Logan get the chance to create some original Romulan designs.
Hirogen vessels? Hmm, do they have original designs? - one thing that always bothered me about the whole Hirogen and Romulan alliance

A) Hirogens are solely a Delta Quadrant species, at least to my understanding

B) I always pictured them more of a Predator type species with possible clans and not a well established unified government.

If a Romulan Faction ever was to surface, possible allies would be?

A) Alien customizable species
B) Remans
C) of course your A Typical Romulan male and female version
D) Certain members of the Obsiddian Order - Cardassian members of the former order
E) Possibly the xenophobic Tholians or some faction of them (though may be hard to make in game)
F) Klingon/Romulan hybrids -> From the TNG episodes
G) Human/Romulan hybrids -> somewhere along the lines of Tasha Yar ala Sela
H) Vulcan/Romulan hybrids --> From the TNG series
I) and some made up conquered race within the Star Empire - (Huge Lizards, Bear like creatures, something like a Huge Wookie looking being)

Just tossing some ideas around.
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# 9
02-06-2012, 01:32 AM
*cough*
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Originally Posted by Jexsam View Post
Tier 0/1 Bird-of-Prey
Warbirds (Warbird, Heavy Warbird, Enforcer Warbird, Imperial Warbird)
Support Vessels (Frigate, Support Frigate, Heavy Support Vessel, Imperial Support Vessel)
Interceptors (Interceptor, Heavy Interceptor, Escort Interceptor [Mogai would be here], Imperial Interceptor)

Cruisers would behave much as they do with Federation ships, only lacking a Eng/Tac variation at top tier (until one is designed and added later, of course). Effectively, a D'deridex (Imperial Cruiser?) would behave much like a Star Cruiser.

Support Ships would be comparable to Federation science vessels in most ways, except trading shield strength for additional hull strength. They'd receive an innate bonus to damage resistance at the cost of part of their power bonus to Aux.

Interceptors would be where we see a deviation. They'd have dedicated Tactical slots, but their other slots would all be universal. This gives Romulan Tacs a ship of their own while granting it a level of flexibility the others lack. At top tier it'd have the same number of slots as a BoP, only the Commander station would be Tactical.

The only issue I run into is how to give them all cloaks without making them too potent, aside from giving none of them a battle cloak (letting the Klingons keep on of their key attributes out of the hands of the Romulan scum!).
From a downright ancient thread on the matter, but it's still accurate to my desires. <.<
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# 10
02-06-2012, 02:45 AM
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*cough*


From a downright ancient thread on the matter, but it's still accurate to my desires. <.<
That list is fine except for the battle cloak part... that part makes no sense, the Romulans invented the cloak, not only should they have battle cloak capabilities, but their cloaks should be superior in other ways as well... its a known fact that Romulan cloaking devices were far superior to the Klingon version that was traded to the Klingons...
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