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# 31
03-30-2013, 02:34 AM
Fed and KDF...

One for each of the other factions
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# 32
03-30-2013, 02:42 AM
Federation.

The Fed-Romulan alliance makes sense from a canon standpoint, the KDF-Romulans does not.
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# 33
03-30-2013, 02:42 AM
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Originally Posted by tpalelena View Post
Federation.

The Fed-Romulan alliance makes sense from a canon standpoint, the KDF-Romulans does not.
Just out of curiosity: Why not? They've been allies at least 3 (well 2.5) times before...
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# 34
03-30-2013, 03:29 AM
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Originally Posted by catoblepasbeta View Post
Neither. I'll play to level 10, and when I get stonewalled there by the stupid 'choice', I'll just stop playing that character.




It's a shame that the hybrid option is locked behind a paywall. Combined with the Reman being a reputation system unlock and the inevitable liberated borg being lifetime only (seriously, two species of a four-species faction being restricted to paying players? The heck?!?) I don't see many options here. I think that playing a Vulcan-Romulan hybrid would be interesting, too bad I won't be able to.

Yeah,.. I wanted to make Romulan/betazoid hybrid.. but now that they are removing the alien option for silver players that seems no longer an option. All my other character are alien due to the more custom options. Am I not going to be able to play alien anymore on any faction or is it only the romulan side?
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# 35
03-30-2013, 03:54 AM
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Just out of curiosity: Why not? They've been allies at least 3 (well 2.5) times before...

The current ridgy klingons still seem to dislike romulans in the shows. The augment ones were the friends with the Romulans.

But, apart from this, the real reason why they feel more like Federation is that the Romulan republic under D'Tan feel like a federation like society.

These Romulans seem friendly, and are not space elf conans who drink romulan ale and head-butt klingons expertly.

Mind, if the Romulan Republic was Fed only and there was a Romulan Raiders faction with romulans as described as above, they would be totally KDF material.
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# 36
03-30-2013, 03:58 AM
Plans at the moment: None. I'll see how far I could play without joining either fraction with the romulan char & will continue focus on my klingon / federation char.
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# 37
03-30-2013, 03:59 AM
At the risk of being burned at the stake, I can agree with Cryptic's decision.

From a storyline point of view New Romulus is not in a position to stand on their own feet yet. They are still in the process of moving into their new home and pretty much relying on the Feds and the KDF to do all the heavy lifting. It does make sense that the option for Romulan toons to pursue a career in the Federation or the Empire would crop up.

From a business point of view bear in mind that all this content is free. You can still create and play a Romulan/Reman, you'll still get the ships and unique content. On top of this you're getting plenty of other new features as well. I can't criticise Cryptic for giving me all this for free, only to go on a rage because I can't do the same copy & paste missions as a 'true' Romulan.

So all that aside, I will probably choose KDF.

I've played through the Fed content a few times now levelling characters and I'm bored of the missions now. I've only had 1 playthrough of the KDF content, and the faction will become a full one too - so I aim to play through all the new content as a Reman I reckon.
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# 38
03-30-2013, 04:15 AM
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At the risk of being burned at the stake, I can agree with Cryptic's decision.

From a storyline point of view New Romulus is not in a position to stand on their own feet yet. They are still in the process of moving into their new home and pretty much relying on the Feds and the KDF to do all the heavy lifting. It does make sense that the option for Romulan toons to pursue a career in the Federation or the Empire would crop up.

From a business point of view bear in mind that all this content is free. You can still create and play a Romulan/Reman, you'll still get the ships and unique content. On top of this you're getting plenty of other new features as well. I can't criticise Cryptic for giving me all this for free, only to go on a rage because I can't do the same copy & paste missions as a 'true' Romulan.

So all that aside, I will probably choose KDF.

I've played through the Fed content a few times now levelling characters and I'm bored of the missions now. I've only had 1 playthrough of the KDF content, and the faction will become a full one too - so I aim to play through all the new content as a Reman I reckon.
Keep in mind that New Romulus is only in a position that it 'can't stand on it's own two feet yet' because Cryptic wrote them that way Before the Reputation system the Romulans had the RSE which had survived the Supernova and was beginning to rebuild after a few decades. It's also a bit counter-intuitive to rebuilding to send your ships and solidiers to fight on both sides of the bloody KDF/Federation war.

They are already talking about squeezing more moeny out of this. Hybrid species will be locked behind the paywall of Gold/Lifetime (despite Liverated Borg already filling that niche), and Remans will require resources into the Reputation system. They are already talking about implementing zen-store items and even a romulan lockbox that would give romulan ships to the KDF and Feds (and not jsut fed/kdf aligned rommies either, we are talking klingons and andorians gettign ahold of warbirds). Crypric has already thoguht out how they are going to make money off of this, perhaps thoguht it out a bit too well. none of these things are free. Even if you are F2P, that dzen from the exchange came from someone, so soemone is paying for the content. regardless, even if the massive corner cutting Cryptic did in order to shoehorn in a more kid-friendly Romulan faction into the game with as little effort as possible-that doesn't mean doign a slipshod job is admirable in any degree. There are things people expected fro ma Romulan faction, and Cryptic has taken it and run in the opposite direction of what many people wanted.
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# 39
03-30-2013, 04:19 AM
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They are already talking about squeezing more moeny out of this. Hybrid species will be locked behind the paywall of Gold/Lifetime (despite Liverated Borg already filling that niche), and Remans will require resources into the Reputation system. They are already talking about implementing zen-store items and even a romulan lockbox that would give romulan ships to the KDF and Feds (and not jsut fed/kdf aligned rommies either, we are talking klingons and andorians gettign ahold of warbirds). Crypric has already thoguht out how they are going to make money off of this, perhaps thoguht it out a bit too well. none of these things are free. Even if you are F2P, that dzen from the exchange came from someone, so soemone is paying for the content. regardless, even if the massive corner cutting Cryptic did in order to shoehorn in a more kid-friendly Romulan faction into the game with as little effort as possible-that doesn't mean doign a slipshod job is admirable in any degree. There are things people expected fro ma Romulan faction, and Cryptic has taken it and run in the opposite direction of what many people wanted.
You wrote all that when I can some up an answer in seven words.

Cryptic have (once again) screwed us over.

You are right with what you've said though. Shame!
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# 40
03-30-2013, 04:25 AM
You know, giving us rom ships in lockboxes solves the problem at a fundamental level, there is no need to roll romulan at all. just get the ship from the lockbox.

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