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Join Date: Jun 2012
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This was pretty frustrating for me.

My Romulans have basically every possible advantage they could want in combat over my standard Fed & KDF characters - on top of this they have 50% more core varations available at T1?


There are 12 Adv Fleet M/AM Cores vs. 18 SING Cores.

In addition, the SING cores come in all types of combinations of +power bonuses, Shields & Eng, Eng & Aux, Shield & Aux, etc.

The M/AM cores only have Aux as a secondary power on every single core.


Why the disparity in options?

My Romulan has a decloak ambush +25% flat damage bonus for 15s out of every 18s with up to an extra +6% to +8% chance to crit that but they also get superior core variety options from the only reliable place to purchase MK XII cores?


I don't see these options as properly balanced.


Last edited by ussultimatum; 07-25-2013 at 06:04 AM.
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Join Date: Apr 2013
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# 2
07-25-2013, 08:20 AM
If this is the case, there does need to be some serious looking into, as there have already been numerous issues that I've read, that are showing Rihan characters are somewhat overpowered compared to the other factions.

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Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 5,534
# 3
07-29-2013, 12:46 AM
Amen there, at the very least, a +Shields + Engines Warp Core would suit me just fine.

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Join Date: Aug 2012
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# 4
07-29-2013, 03:02 AM
I'm hoping that they keep adding more cores down the track. 12 MA/A and 18 SING cores seems paltry when there's a huge number of combos you can have.
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# 5
08-01-2013, 12:56 AM
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This was pretty frustrating for me.

My Romulans have basically every possible advantage they could want in combat over my standard Fed & KDF characters - on top of this they have 50% more core varations available at T1?


There are 12 Adv Fleet M/AM Cores vs. 18 SING Cores.
You know the answer as we all do. Romulans were designed to be superior in every way to get more sales. That's all there was to LoR, releasing superior stuff to get more sales and trying to smokescreen it with a heavy handed story about the Rebel Alliance in STO.

I can only hope other players do the same as me and refuse to spend a dime on anything romulan. No shinies for me I guess, but I hate, HATE rewarding bad behavior.
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However, I think with regard to the Romulan Republic player characters/npcs, it all comes down to a finite point:

These are not the Romulans from the shows.
Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 999
# 6
08-01-2013, 02:59 AM
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Originally Posted by ussultimatum View Post

Why the disparity in options?

My Romulan has a decloak ambush +25% flat damage bonus for 15s out of every 18s with up to an extra +6% to +8% chance to crit that but they also get superior core variety options from the only reliable place to purchase MK XII cores?


I don't see these options as properly balanced.
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Singularity Charge (Singularity Cores, Uncommon and above)

[SingA] - +20% Singularity Charge Rate
[SingC] - -10% Singularity Cooldown time
[SingS] - -20% Singularity Power loss rate

Singularity Ability (Singularity Cores, Rare and above)

[Jump] - +100% Singularity Jump Accuracy
[OLoad] - While Singularity Overcharge is active, you gain +20% Crit Severity.
[Res] - Your Singularity Shielding also provides you with 20 resistance to all damage.
[Shad] - Singularity Warp Shadow will confuse all High - Yield Torpedoes in a 5km radius.
[Wave] - 10% chance to disable 1 subsystem for 5s with Plasma Shockwave.


http://sto.gamepedia.com/Warp_Core

AM warp cores don't have these abilities so not as many variations

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Posts: 650
# 7
08-01-2013, 03:40 AM
My take on this game is they create slight imbalance from a gear standpoint to create a desire to buy something, then they swing the pendulum the other direction as a counter.

Now this imbalance is not that significant, and the singularity powers are on the extreme end, but it drives sales. If they did not give the Romulans something very shiny that the feds lack currently then there would be less interest in Rom toons.

I expect more of a balancing in the coming months as far as gear goes, this means more sales for Cryptic.

The other problem is Romulans do not rely on as many of the broken systems to be more sustainable in PvP. It seems a few Boff abilities have been abandoned over the years and the singularity core provides a work around to new powers that are more functional without addressing the boffs.

With Reputation being a motivation gate there has to be some kind of carrot to allow you to submit to the beating another rep grind will give you. I do feel that LoR has great potential, but it just seems like there is so much scar tissue from previous content that it is impairing function.
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