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# 11 ???
03-23-2013, 11:32 AM
The countdown is over, but no button
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# 12
03-23-2013, 11:40 AM
They have only announced the Romulans, you have to wait until May before you can creat one...

Just read the release notes next time.
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# 13
03-23-2013, 11:40 AM
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Originally Posted by cynder2012 View Post
you forgot to add all the flaming and cries of nerf this and nerf that...BEFORE the new content is released

or all the "WE want the REAL RSE not this Romulan Republic" stuff.

I personally would love to see romulans as something a little different than what they were in the TV shows/movies. I mean they lost their homeworld(s) the Empires falling apart at the seams. I'd like to see something than the sneaky manipulators they were in the TV shows. Leave the sneaky backstabbers as the NPC's. I think playing as the RSE would be akin to turning them into the borg of STO's tutorial, Making them seem a lot less of a threat then they should be.
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# 14
03-23-2013, 11:46 AM
"Reading Is FUNdamental"...



But apparently 'Reading Comprehension' is Trivial Nonsense.

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# 15
03-23-2013, 11:50 AM
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Originally Posted by sethbooyer3213 View Post
The countdown is over, but no button
As the website clearly states, the Romulan Faction is coming May 21st.

The countdown was to let us know what Season 8 was going to be about.
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# 16
03-23-2013, 11:52 AM
Don't you mean 'NOT Season 8' ...
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# 17
03-23-2013, 12:17 PM
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Originally Posted by tenkari View Post
or all the "WE want the REAL RSE not this Romulan Republic" stuff.

I personally would love to see romulans as something a little different than what they were in the TV shows/movies. I mean they lost their homeworld(s) the Empires falling apart at the seams. I'd like to see something than the sneaky manipulators they were in the TV shows. Leave the sneaky backstabbers as the NPC's. I think playing as the RSE would be akin to turning them into the borg of STO's tutorial, Making them seem a lot less of a threat then they should be.

In STO, the sneaky manipulator role is already given to the Undine and the Iconians, who are arguably better at it then the poor rommies could ever be.
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# 18
03-23-2013, 03:13 PM
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or all the "WE want the REAL RSE not this Romulan Republic" stuff.
You know, this has had me thinking: The whole Romulan Republic/Empire/New Romulus thing is actually closer to TOS Romulans than anything later.

The original Romulans were based on the Roman Empire. Originally the Roman Empire had a senate and some aspects of a republic, but was still a fundamentally totalitarian empire despite the absence of an actual emperor, just like the RSE.

The position of an emperor was activated as needed - the republic was suspended and a more powerful leader put in place to deal with crisis. Eventually somebody refused to give up this position and eliminated the senate (as Sela has done, though she took the title rather than being given it the following events played out quite similarly), which was a factor in the eastern empire breaking free (New Romulus) and power struggles between the dissolved republic and the new emperor (pretty much exactly what's been described in the situation on Rator III and the little preview blurb for the expansion).

An extremely simplistic and not entirely accurate explanation of things, but enough to see the intention.


If later series had followed more on TOS than TNG, something like this is likely where things would have gone - you can only take an allegory of Rome so far before making an allegory of the fall of Rome.

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# 19
03-23-2013, 05:38 PM
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or all the "WE want the REAL RSE not this Romulan Republic" stuff.
There is no more Romulan Star Empire. The Praetor is missing, presumed dead; the Empress is just plain missing. Ch'Rihan and ch'Havran are gone. Their entire species now consists of refugees. Rator III is little more than a Tal Shiar outpost. Mol'Rihan is the closest the Romulans have to a homeworld at this point. How can the Star Empire possibly survive that?

Meanwhile, they can observe the wealth of their neighbors, the United Federation of Planets. The Federation as a whole has a republican form of government, and sufficient wealth that they can help the surviving Romulans out of nothing more than a sense of altruism. The Romulans are highly intelligent, and capable of being quite logical when they're not angry; is it surprising they might decide a Romulan Republic would be more robust than a new Empire?
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# 20
03-23-2013, 06:03 PM
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In STO, the sneaky manipulator role is already given to the Undine and the Iconians, who are arguably better at it then the poor rommies could ever be.
So you think

but the Iconians are actually being controlled by TOS Romulans and Kermit the Frog
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