I agree that it doesn't make sense, and if it is a bug from LOR, then that was a major foul on the quality control side. When this is fixed, the contact for Romulan Republic characters should be D'Tan, thanking the character for putting the Republic's best foot forward and changing the negative opinion people have of Romulans.
As much as we all wish that were the case it is sadly the result of Cryptic's f*** it we will do it live attitude to testing and QA. Rather than spend longer testing stuff on test center they push it live , fix a few major bugs and ignore the rest.
It is getting worse to with every release as more and more underlying old bugs are ignored and more are created.