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# 231
04-07-2013, 10:02 AM
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We are planning to have Romulan Fleet ships. Details TBA.
What I find very disappointing is the design function of these ships.

There is no trinity. No cruisers, no science. Just escort types (battlecruisers are really heavy escorts lets not kid ourselves here).


I was hoping the trinity would be returned not per faction but instead be created by the factions.

Federation being the science and cruiser faction.
Klingons being the raider and dreadnaught/carrier faction
Romulans being the battlecruiser and escort faction.

But... no. Instead we get all factions being twisted into the DPS-focused lame-lazy cookie-cutter mold.
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# 232
04-07-2013, 10:15 AM
Actually I think the Scimitar will be the Bortas-Odyssey of the Romulans.
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# 233
04-07-2013, 10:33 AM
Judging by how few Romulan designs there may be, if they can get away with using the Scimitar, then they will, regardless of whether it works or not. It's about the same size as the Jem Hadar Battlecruiser isn't it (the one that blew the Valiant away)? We've got that as playable, the Scimitar need not be no different. x5 fore weapons, x3 aft.
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# 234
04-07-2013, 10:40 AM
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Judging by how few Romulan designs there may be, if they can get away with using the Scimitar, then they will, regardless of whether it works or not. It's about the same size as the Jem Hadar Battlecruiser isn't it (the one that blew the Valiant away)? We've got that as playable, the Scimitar need not be no different. x5 fore weapons, x3 aft.
5 fore, 3 aft? Cryptic.... make that and take my money.
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# 235
04-07-2013, 10:41 AM
If the Scimitar becomes playable, the Jupiter and / or Typhoon should be for Feds, and some sort of equivalent for KDF.
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# 236
04-07-2013, 10:47 AM
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If the Scimitar becomes playable, the Jupiter and / or Typhoon should be for Feds, and some sort of equivalent for KDF.

They do have the Bortasque and the Odyssey as equivalents.
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# 237
04-07-2013, 10:49 AM
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If the Scimitar becomes playable, the Jupiter and / or Typhoon should be for Feds, and some sort of equivalent for KDF.
Not sure why. The Scimitar was a class of warbird. These are the most notable/ authoritative references I could find, neither of which mention it as some kind of dreadnaught Memory-Alpha, Star Trek.com

Though I am prepared to admit - Armed with 52 disruptor banks, 27 photon torpedo bays might be aimed a wee bit high for STO

What I do find really interesting though is how the Remans, essentially a "slave-race" of the Romulan Empire were able to design and develop such a predatory warship without the Romulans knowing about it???

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# 238
04-07-2013, 10:59 AM
I could very well see the Scimitar as a carrier, it's big enough. And then it wouldn?t be so crippled by it's probably horrible turn rate....
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# 239
04-07-2013, 11:37 AM
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Though I am prepared to admit - Armed with 52 disruptor banks, 27 photon torpedo bays might be aimed a wee bit high for STO
Keep in mind that weapons, like everything else, are abstracted here. All those numbers, to me, just say "4 front weapons, 4 back weapons, balanced for beams".
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# 240
04-07-2013, 11:37 AM
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Though I am prepared to admit - Armed with 52 disruptor banks, 27 photon torpedo bays might be aimed a wee bit high for STO
It should come with a Last Starfighter Death Blossom-type console.
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