I copied a character over to Tribble that has Tier V Romulan Rep, but found myself unable to create a Reman. Is this a bug? Or has the Reman unlock option been completely pay-walled now (against Cryptic's previous statements)?
Yeah, neok182 got it exactly right. When you copy over your characters you only get the powers. You lose access to any existing Rep Store unlocks, are considered Rep Level 0, and lose access to the higher Rep Level equipment projects. This is a bit of a problem from a testing standpoint, but really, if they wanted us to be able to test the Rep System rewards properly they would set all of the requirements to 1 of each during the feedback period (which they may have done, since I play on Holodeck mostly).
My guess is that they actually want us to test the Rep System itself, something I have little interest in besides the rewards. I for one am not going to waste more game time on them than necessary for those rewards. I simply don't consider slider bars and merchant runs to be entertaining, though the outcomes are useful.