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# 11
03-05-2013, 05:18 AM
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The STO story writer recently said, she got a new technology: The ability to create dialog based on species.

Now that alone does not seem that significant, but if you think about the fact that a Romulan 'faction' has to be able to play all the Features Episodes Series, it suddenly comes together.

The feature episodes will be changed from:
if(klingon_faction) klingon_dialog
if(federation_faction) federation_dialog

to:
if(federation_species) federation_dialog
if(klingon_species) klingon_dialog
if(romulan_species) romulan_dialog

So Romulans will not be a faction. They will be a species!

Maybe there will be 5 missions exclusively for 1 species, but the rest of the game will be faction-neutral for everybody, with different dialogs based on species.
I have not hear the interview so perhaps i am missing somethin but you seem to be making an awful lot of assumptions there.

1) Romulans dont have to have access to FE. Would be nice but its by no means guaranteed.

2) she is probably referring to your character or boff (ie vulcan, gorn etc) so that she can write multiple version of the same text, just tailor them to the species.

3) why does it turn the romulans from a faction to a species. we already have 2 factions before that do both unique an cross faction content. why not 3?

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# 12
03-05-2013, 05:20 AM
imho +1 argument for a playable faction
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# 13
03-05-2013, 05:29 AM
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3) why does it turn the romulans from a faction to a species. we already have 2 factions before that do both unique an cross faction content. why not 3?
Who knows what kind of hard-coding was put in place to make that work, or what kind of hoops they've had to jump through to get additional text put into the game as a result.

I'm no programmer, or even what I would consider a novice programmer, but I've dinked around enough with C++ to know that sometimes you take the shortcut, and worry about the formal system later (either because it's unnecessary or because it's too time consuming).

I'm sure that's 10x as true when trying to get something as complex as an MMO released on a short schedule.

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imho +1 argument for a playable faction
One might say that you're biased.

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# 14
03-05-2013, 06:05 AM
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# 15
03-05-2013, 06:12 AM
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I seriously doubt there will be a different dialogue for every single playable species in the game.
All it means is that they can now insert flavor text when certain things match up. Like the Breen-mobile yielding unique dialogue from Breen NPCs in the Deferi dailies.

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# 16
03-05-2013, 06:12 AM
Irrelevant. Without more fact speculation is futile.

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# 17
03-05-2013, 06:16 AM
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Do you even realize how offensive that would be if she read this?
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# 18
03-05-2013, 06:25 AM
I'm offended from reading it, pretty sure she would be too
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# 19
03-05-2013, 06:58 AM
Two things:

1.)No source was given. Where was this 'said'?

2.)Engine support does not mean feature implementation. Just because the engine 'may' support the ability for a third factional check(which is the OP's implication), it doesn't mean that such a faction currently exists - only that there is more groundwork to support it at some point.
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# 20
03-05-2013, 07:27 AM
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Let's see you explain that without resorting to sexism...

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