Right now, there are a lot of cool sets and unique gear themed after the faction to which the rep system is attributed. This is especially good for Romulans who can go after high-grade gear thematically appropriate to their faction.
I would like to propose something similar for the Federation and KDF, a faction specific reputation system. Each faction would have their own specific reputation system with marks obtained through fighting group engagements against the opposing faction. (Fed vs. KDF) Romulans would have access to the rep system of their allies. PvP could also be a good source for faction marks.
Rewards would be appropriate to their respective faction such as a rapid-reload photon torpedo launcher, high-energy photon injectors, 360-degree phase cannons or a high-capacity phaser/disruptor dual beam bank. Maybe even a photonic cannon. These are just some ideas, but they're things that could be thematically specific to their respective factions.
I know there are many players who want to keep their ships using thematic equipment and this would allow them much more flexibility.
If I wanted to take it even further, I'd say you could tie faction reputation to the admiralty ranks. Leveling to 50 would get a character to captain, but faction reputation would progress them through the admiralty. Don't think Cryptic would go for it though.
Maco and Honor Guard not enough? There also superior Ground/Space to Romulan. Then theres also Fleet gear thats better than Romulan.
I'd offer a different point of view, bring Romulan rep gear on par with other endgame sets.
Maco and Honor Guard is still very Borg focused. There are sets that boost Tetryon and Plasma damage, but nothing that boosts phaser or disruptor despite the fact that there are several ships that due to special powers/features are basicly locked into these weapons types. Also, all the reputation torpedoes are plasma based.
Last edited by thegreendragoon1; 07-15-2013 at 10:43 AM.
I like this idea as well. I'd also think that PvP should be included as a source of marks - perhaps the largest source as some sort of STF-equivalent in terms of time-input to mark output - but with other options for obtaining those marks like an addition to the exploration missions: something like 10 marks for the cluster specific repeatable missions with a 60 minute cd on the missions to make up for the fact that the daily awards dilithium and has a damned inconvenient 24 hour timer along with the Klingons only have 4 clusters as opposed to the 10 or so the Federation have.
Of course I'd be worried about them gutting the dilithium rewards from PvP so...