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# 11
06-17-2013, 09:16 PM
As a science fed captain I might as well not even bother with waiting on them to put in a race change token so I can get the benefits of better exotic damage and just fly a Rom all over. Sheesh.

And I'm talking PVE here! It was bad enough with the escorts being the fav's and now this.

The next gear doesn't offer much hope either with everyone having +42 kinetic damage resist on consoles and warp cores all over the place. Might as well stop playing STO altogether since it's now a War machine and the federation values mean nothing in this game's design, heck we can't even have meaningful easy to find and enjoyable diplomatic missions until we reach Tier 4 on the diplo meter!
MMO's of 2014 where normal gameplay is considered an exploit and the eastern billing model is celebrated by apologists. smh
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# 12
06-17-2013, 10:57 PM
Added some extra information, check "bottom line" section on first post.
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# 13
06-17-2013, 11:06 PM
There not going to nerf the Boff stacking.... there just not.

What they are going to do is add Embassy Tier 4... complete with Engi and Sci boffs for Fed and Klink toons.

Honestly considering the heal creep has been moving up just as fast... its about time some dmg creep came along to keep up with it.

So my vote would be fore the extra fed/klink grind via embassy anyway.
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# 14
06-17-2013, 11:58 PM
Romulans have a little edge on crit. ok.

KDF/FED players can buy Romulan BOFFs with the blue tac having superior operative and others having the normal versions, if you want to have a crit build. Then, there are the universal consoles.

but beware, because there are also efficient letheans, the humans with leadership, and other traits available, and these can help your survivability more than a crit BOFF.
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# 15
06-18-2013, 01:02 AM
I'm sure we'll get a pretty good all round nerf/balance pass just at the moment PWE decide they've made enough on LoR. Then by magic, it's okay...
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# 16
06-18-2013, 01:03 AM
there are some points you did missed:

romulan ships in total have less speed, less power, less turn rate and less defense on speed tank. i got several ships on fed side having 70-80% speed defense while maintaining sweapons on 125 and shields on 75-100. afaik no romies can do the same. and forced to use cloak to compensate those turn rates and speed drawbacks.
they are glass cannons in difference to feds.
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# 17
06-18-2013, 01:21 AM
Originally Posted by aquitaine985 View Post
I'm sure we'll get a pretty good all round nerf/balance pass just at the moment PWE decide they've made enough on LoR. Then by magic, it's okay...
Well they have at least 2-3 months in the lead-up and launch of the Scimitar 3-pack so it will be awhile yet.

We could get the Scimitar dred carrier in the next month - then lots of sales over the next month or 2 after that.

That would be the absolute earliest they would even attempt at doing any adjustments to Romulan gear.

But I really don't think they are too concerned with the problems in PvP land.
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# 18
06-18-2013, 02:00 AM
The one thing that annoys me the most about Romulan BOffs is that Cryptic shoehorns every player to get a full bridge crew of them (either from the faction vendors or from the embassy) to stay competitive in PvP. They are just vastly superior to all other BOff species' in this game. Efficient and Leadership have been nerfed so hard, they are only useful as an intermediate solution until a player gets access to Romulans.
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# 19
06-18-2013, 02:29 AM
i agree, the ships are allready op, but yeah thats fine due to their limited power warp cores, but the battle cloak is just bahhh ...
it's not the ship or the build, it's the atitude
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# 20
06-18-2013, 05:51 AM
Romulans don't just have a "little edge on crit", the difference to Feds/Klings is huge, really huge with 5 Boffs + Superior Romulan Operative trait. This means a big imbalance for itself - not mentioning the cloak/decloak buff-thing.

What is the result? After we have barely seen any engineers in PvP, we will barely see any non-romulan tacticals in the future, too. Great to know that a tactical character with best equipment (for example purple MK XII consoles and weapons, elite fleet shield, MK XII borg stuff, an expensive ship like a bug) will become almost useless in PvP because there exist much stronger romulans

Please don't get me wrong: romulans are awesome and it is cool that different "fractions" (yes, yes they are no fraction...) have their own abilities/advantages.

But this is not just a difference, it is sheer imbalance.

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