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Lieutenant
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 53
So.. I rolled a Science Romulan Officer.

Subcommander level I got two science stations which I thought was good.

I received a promotion to commander...couldn't wait to see my new ship since I trained my science officers is some really good skills.

Then I realized the Romulans only have one ship to choose from...and it's an engineering ship...similar to a Federation Cruiser.

Not only do I have a ship not suited to my class and not only did I not get a higher level science station....but I actually lost a science station...went from two down to one.

Also, this doesn't make any sense for Romulans. Romulans prided themselves on scientific endeavors and they were always on par...if not slightly ahead of the Federation when it came to scientific breakthroughs.

So what happened?

I can live with just one Romulan bridge and interior...but just one ship to choose from with each promotion?

If you want to really take advantage of the Romulan Class in this game then be a tactical officer or an engineer. They totally left the science out to space.
Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 3,077
# 2
07-24-2013, 07:45 PM
Yeah ship selection kind of sucks at low levels, better to just spam the mirror universe event to power level to 50 then have better selection, then you can do all the episode stories then if you want and the quest rewards will be more useful since they will scale up to Mk XI. You can get a battle cloaking sci ship at level 40 something no other faction has, and a fleet version of it with 5 sci consoles at level 50 if you get invited to a t5 shipyard fleets base.
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Captain
Join Date: Jan 2013
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# 3
07-24-2013, 08:02 PM
In all fairness, though, the selection of Science ships sucks at low levels for ANY faction, because only Tac and Eng ships are actually capable of doing their JOBS at low levels. A Sci ship without any actual noteworthy Sci powers? Waste of space.
Survivor of Romulus
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 1,073
# 4
07-24-2013, 08:14 PM
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Originally Posted by annahmaria1 View Post
Then I realized the Romulans only have one ship to choose from...and it's an engineering ship...similar to a Federation Cruiser.

Not only do I have a ship not suited to my class and not only did I not get a higher level science station....but I actually lost a science station...went from two down to one.
You don't have to fly a science vessel as a science character, you know.

Otherwise, I agree with you.

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Also, this doesn't make any sense for Romulans. Romulans prided themselves on scientific endeavors and they were always on par...if not slightly ahead of the Federation when it came to scientific breakthroughs.
They did? They were? When? I don't remember this from the shows.
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Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 2,813
# 5
07-24-2013, 08:32 PM
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Originally Posted by stofsk View Post
You don't have to fly a science vessel as a science character, you know.

Otherwise, I agree with you.


They did? They were? When? I don't remember this from the shows.
I honestly don't remember anything about the Romulans being so science-y either.
Survivor of Romulus
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 1,324
# 6
07-24-2013, 08:39 PM
Having leveled up a Sci in Fed science Vessels it became a real chore. Cruiser and Escorts never but Sci totally. Now at Tier 5 Sci vessels are very capable but not at low levels.

The Romulan ship lineup is actually quite good for giving you a variety of styles as you level up so you can pick what you want to do at Tier 5.

My Romulan Science has a T5 T'Varo & Mirror Ha'feh waiting for them and will take the Ha'nom. I'm really considering the T5 Dheln as a Sci Destroyer styled ship.

Maybe I'll splurge on a the Scimitar pack, but I'm just not sure.
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Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 7
07-25-2013, 12:48 AM
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Originally Posted by lianthelia View Post
I honestly don't remember anything about the Romulans being so science-y either.
Well, the ones in TOS certainly weren't and in Star Trek the difference between Science and Engineering is...fluid to say the least.
There are certainly signs in TNG that the Romulans are actually more advanced than Starfleet in some areas and at least as good as them in others.
For example in "The Defector" Data states they can aim their weapons as accurately as Starfleet can while "In the Mind's Eye" shows the Romulans can build a better Starfleet Phaser rifle than Starfleet can:

DATA: Energy flow is within normal parameters, from the pre-fire chamber to the emission aperture.
LAFORGE: Rapid nadion pulse, right on target. Beam control assembly, safety interlock, both checked out. Beam width intensity controls also responding correctly.
DATA: Energy cell usage remains constant at one point oh five megajoules per second. Curious. The efficiency reading on the discharge crystal is well above Starfleet specifications.
LAFORGE: Yeah, by quite a bit. Ninety four point one percent efficiency.
DATA: Our most efficient discharge crystal typically fires with eighty six point five percent efficiency.
LAFORGE: Let's take a closer look at the wave pattern on the emission beam. That might tell us why it's losing so little energy.
DATA: Pulse frequency out of pre-fire chamber reads steady.
LAFORGE: There. That's not right. The initial output spike is inverted.
DATA: That might suggest that the weapon has been charged with a forced pulse, well into the terahertz range.
LAFORGE: Then it's definitely not Starfleet issue and there can't be that many systems that use the terahertz feeds.

We also know from DS9:"When it Rains..." that they have a Ministry of Science and from Voy:"Eye of the Needle" about their Astrophysical Academy...that does indicate they're quite interested in science from TNG onwards.
Not sure if it's enough evidence but for me that combined with at least one type of actual science ship it indicates quite a sciency approach to things.
Lieutenant
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 90
# 8
07-25-2013, 01:22 AM
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Originally Posted by dknight0001 View Post
My Romulan Science has a T5 T'Varo & Mirror Ha'feh waiting for them and will take the Ha'nom.
As a Rom Sci, I also picked the Ha'nom. Perhaps as my Fed and KDF have been escort flying tacs, I felt let down with the turn rate and fire power of the Ha'nom and my idea to do something different this time paled!

I got all possible T'Varos in order to build a Fleet one and really liked the ship.

I also tried a Mirror Ha'feh and liked that as well - it's a singularity equipped Advanced Escort as far as I can tell.

Then I got my Corvette and, though it shames me a little, I prefer that more - speed tanking my way round the STFs. Of course, this means I am flying it like a tac but with sensor scan and sub-nuke instead of APA and FOMM.

I was hoping to make a good amalgam out of the Scimitar but the more I read and hear, the less sure I am that I want it.
Survivor of Remus
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 310
# 9
07-25-2013, 07:53 AM
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Originally Posted by annahmaria1 View Post
Also, this doesn't make any sense for Romulans. Romulans prided themselves on scientific endeavors and they were always on par...if not slightly ahead of the Federation when it came to scientific breakthroughs.
Probably something to do with getting their collective societal face blown off and only having warships (Warbirds) in the republic armada.

Word coming down the pipe that the Republic is coming out with a canon (read: butt ass ugly) dedicated science ship in the near future, and another science vessel from the future is going to be salvaged and added to the republic fleet.
Starfleet Veteran
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 80
# 10
07-25-2013, 08:07 AM
There is no shortage of models that they could use for a Romulan Science Vessel as any Player of Star Trek Armada or Star Trek Armada Fleet Operations can attest...

Shrike Class Infiltration Vessel
Griffin Class Patrol Cruiser
Shadow Class Science Vessel
Generix Class Heavy Support Cruiser
Raptor Class Long Range Support Cruiser

and the list goes on and on...
Admiral Sovak
USS Dauntless

Admiral Jisil T'ror
USS Lexington
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