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# 11
10-28-2012, 04:56 PM
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Did they say that for sure?
http://sto-forum.perfectworld.com/sh...d.php?t=273756


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# 12
10-28-2012, 09:04 PM
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How was the trip? and what do you think will be the next box if not Romulan?
I think our best options are probably:

Borg (Look at it this way: The Borg storyline is going away for awhile)

Jem'Hadar/Dominion (We're coming up on the anniversary)

Temporal Cold War and/or Alternate Timeline (I feel like that's almost a natural progression from the Mirror stuff and Temporal boxes)

Series/Themed Lockboxes (TOS Themed, DS9 Themed, TNG Themed, etc.)

Smaller themed lockboxes released more often with more Lobi store emphasis (I feel like Temporal moves us that direction with the Mobius/Temporal set). Y'Know, Pakled, Husnock, First Federation, quasi-Irish Bringloidi, space hippie Catullan, etc.
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# 13
10-28-2012, 09:42 PM
I do hope we get a Abramsverse lockbox with a chance to get a Enterprise dreadnought that Alt Kirk is commanding (that thing in the spec notes is over 1800 meters long!!)

But all trends point to a Romulan box with lobi Romulan costume options, cross-faction console (feds get Siphon Drones), Romulan hybrid weapons, a Romulan ground weapon, a small prize of Mirror Escorts (PE with MVAE looks and console? Tasty) and the D'deridex grand prize.
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# 14
10-28-2012, 10:01 PM
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I've taken the liberty of copying the relevant part of this link out. It's in the second part of the two-part transcript posts if you'd like to search it down yourselves as well, about halfway down the second post.

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(5:20:20 PM) dstahl: RE: D'deridex in a lockbox: That ship will be part of any future plan for a playable Romulan species and not a lockbox
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# 15
10-29-2012, 12:56 AM
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I've taken the liberty of copying the relevant part of this link out. It's in the second part of the two-part transcript posts if you'd like to search it down yourselves as well, about halfway down the second post.
I read the portion, however; keep in mind that these were probably old plans for STO. With the recent comments regarding a 3rd playable faction, I do not see it coming. So folks like me who are hoping to play Romulans, shouldn't hold our breath.

I don't see a third faction being a viable option for STO. The ships should go into lock boxes in correlation to the season 7 stfs and events.

Its odd for them to place any Romulan ship on the Cstore.

Everything about season 7 spells Romulan lock box, also by the way, Cryptic does not necessarily have a decent track record in delivering on promises.

I'm going to go against the grain on this one, I think they'll eventually end up in a box.
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# 16
10-29-2012, 02:16 AM
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I read the portion, however; keep in mind that these were probably old plans for STO. With the recent comments regarding a 3rd playable faction, I do not see it coming. So folks like me who are hoping to play Romulans, shouldn't hold our breath.

I don't see a third faction being a viable option for STO. The ships should go into lock boxes in correlation to the season 7 stfs and events.

Its odd for them to place any Romulan ship on the Cstore.

Everything about season 7 spells Romulan lock box, also by the way, Cryptic does not necessarily have a decent track record in delivering on promises.

I'm going to go against the grain on this one, I think they'll eventually end up in a box.
erm.. that was only a few months ago. They've pretty much said plans up through season 8 have basically been made. I don't think they'd change their course that far over 4 months.
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# 17
10-29-2012, 03:11 AM
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erm.. that was only a few months ago. They've pretty much said plans up through season 8 have basically been made. I don't think they'd change their course that far over 4 months.
I hate to rehash an old argument, but they still need alot of work to do on the KDF first. In regards to what they said several months ago, I've learned NOT to take anything at face value when it comes to CRYPTIC.

Gonna play the Disciple Thomas here; I am not believing until I see it with my own eyes.

Simply put, they are not able to invest a whole lot of time in the KDF, because of the player population. Investing in the Empire is not cost effective, if thats the case, what makes you think a Rommie sub faction is around the corner (I am speaking in general of course, not directly to you).

If the Romulan vessels do not end up on a lock box, at least bring them to the CStore as a Cross faction buy.
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# 18
10-29-2012, 03:20 AM
Hopefully not. A Romulan faction or nothing!

We could get:
- a borg lockbox with assimilated iconic ship for instance.
- a breen lockbox
- an undine lockbox (provided season 8 gives us new undine missions)
- iconian lockboxes (if we get some iconian content)
- hybrid lockboxes and ships of all kind
- and for the lulz, a nazi lockbox, with panzer IV pets, since it's a recurring star trek theme.
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# 19
10-29-2012, 09:01 AM
Interesting discussion...but has anyone really thought about how a playable Romulan faction would work with the coming Romulan embassies for fleets and the Romulan reputation system? I mean why would a Romulan fleet need an embassy on the new Romulan homeworld or work to gain reputation with the Romulans?

To me, these coming changes with Season 7 hint at Cryptics future plans for playable Romulans - C-Store unlockable races (Romulan/Reman) that can be used for either Feds or KDF. Romulan ships hit the lockboxes/Lobi store with the lockbox ship being a D'deridex. Imagine the income possibilities from that?

Playable Romulans get brought into the game with the greatest of ease. PWE is happy with the income, Cryptic is happy with the income without a lot of hard work for either the KDF or the Romulans, players spend tons of cash in the C-Store to unlock the races and buy keys for the sought after Romulan ship along with a few other Romulan ships being added to the C-Store/Fleet Shipyards.

Anyone care to poke a few holes in my theory? Yes, I do know what Dan said about the D'deridex and the Galor and the KDF and PvP and STFs and STO in general. What I'm looking for is a different idea of how to bring playable Romulans into the game while keeping the faction within as much of the Romulan story as we have or will have after S7 hits.
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# 20
10-29-2012, 09:08 AM
Doesn't matter. I have yet to put a penny into Lockboxes and have no intention of starting.
Put whatever.
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