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# 1 Romulan Science Ships
01-23-2014, 11:52 PM
I must admit I love the Romulan faction. Mainly because I simply love Romulans. However I have been greatly disappointed by the fact there is only one Romulan choice for a science ship. Admittedly the KDF should get at least one freebie science ship prior to the Romulans getting any pay science ships however having more than one option is necessary for the Romulan side. Especially since the Romulans have been known for their scientific ability and heavy use on science abilities in canon to fight in battle.

I would just like it known out there that the small community of science players would like some ships as well .

Whats everyone else's view here?
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# 2
01-23-2014, 11:56 PM
I won't say no to a science warbird. It's just that in my view there's decent hybrid warbirds out there that can accomodate science players (like the T'varo). But yeah, won't say no to one.
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# 3
01-24-2014, 12:48 AM
There is a need in the Romulan ship lineup for a science warbird that's agile and has some teeth, that's for sure.

If they do make it, I'd like to see it based on the T'varo/Daeinos aesthetic - kinda flat and with upturned wings.
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# 4
01-24-2014, 02:25 AM
I think you'd see more fleet ha'nom guardian warbirds flying around if it didn't require T5 shipyard. As of right now I never see any.

The ship has a lot of potential, good turn + battle cloak + access to warbird consoles, but in the end probably still loses out to temporal or voth science ships.

But to answer your original question I think the Romulans have enough for right now. Romulans make the Federation look neglected. I'd like to see more balance in BOFF racial space traits before the Romulans get any more ships. I'd also like to see the KDF get a string of 3-pack ships without the Federation or Romulans getting anything for a long while.
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# 5
01-24-2014, 12:00 PM
The rumor is that the upcoming event will let you earn a faction specific sci ship. I am hoping the rom one fills the gap here.... we will know next week I think?


The faction is missing a lot of ships. It could really use at least 1 good 2 bay carrier, a generic destroyer (uni cmdr slot, tac ltcmdr, ... etc) that can serve as a sci ship, a real sci ship that is not fleet, and maybe 1 or 2 more "alternative" but similar ships. I would like to see them offer 3 versions of the haakona family .... kind of like the split ship gimmick but either it needs to give a tac cmdr for the escort slice, eng cmdr assembled, and sci cmdr for guardian, or it needs to come in 3 flavors...

I think we will see the gaps close in time.

EDIT:
just saw the dev blog on the free ship. It appears to be a sci ship with 3/3 weapons and a cmdr sci slot, ltcmdr tac slot. It appears to swap those and enable a built in cannon weapon to become a 4/3 escort morph (possibly, or probably, at the expense of a console?). If it has a decent second sci seating, it could fill in for rom sci captains!! If it uses a singularity core (unclear...) .... that will be interesting. A warp core, it won't be as good as existing cross faction options BUT this one is obtainable.

Last edited by noroblad; 01-24-2014 at 12:30 PM.
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# 6
01-24-2014, 01:58 PM
I just looked at the blog post myself. A very interesting idea I must say.

I noticed the romulan ship will have singularity powers based on this image. http://images-cdn.perfectworld.com/w...1390590793.jpg

You can see it in the left hand side the singularity power bar.
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# 7
01-24-2014, 02:07 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by noroblad View Post
The rumor is that the upcoming event will let you earn a faction specific sci ship. I am hoping the rom one fills the gap here.... we will know next week I think?


The faction is missing a lot of ships. It could really use at least 1 good 2 bay carrier, a generic destroyer (uni cmdr slot, tac ltcmdr, ... etc) that can serve as a sci ship, a real sci ship that is not fleet, and maybe 1 or 2 more "alternative" but similar ships. I would like to see them offer 3 versions of the haakona family .... kind of like the split ship gimmick but either it needs to give a tac cmdr for the escort slice, eng cmdr assembled, and sci cmdr for guardian, or it needs to come in 3 flavors...

I think we will see the gaps close in time.

EDIT:
just saw the dev blog on the free ship. It appears to be a sci ship with 3/3 weapons and a cmdr sci slot, ltcmdr tac slot. It appears to swap those and enable a built in cannon weapon to become a 4/3 escort morph (possibly, or probably, at the expense of a console?). If it has a decent second sci seating, it could fill in for rom sci captains!! If it uses a singularity core (unclear...) .... that will be interesting. A warp core, it won't be as good as existing cross faction options BUT this one is obtainable.
Regarding the bolded part, it uses a singularity core. Just look at this image for proof. It's the one under the impulse engines.
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# 8
01-24-2014, 02:19 PM
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Originally Posted by ridingink View Post
I just looked at the blog post myself. A very interesting idea I must say.

I noticed the romulan ship will have singularity powers based on this image. http://images-cdn.perfectworld.com/w...1390590793.jpg

You can see it in the left hand side the singularity power bar.
The line shows deflector
Secondary deflector!
Then singularity.
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# 9
01-24-2014, 05:14 PM
4 + 3 Weaps (though one may be locked to the Quad that comes with all the Dyson Hybrids?)
9 Consoles
3 Devices
4 BoFF's (?) 1 Comm Sci/Tac (if the blog reads true, those are interchangeable?)

And 5 (?) Singularity/Dyson powers even before any Univ/Sing console powers ...

...

OK, I'm in !!!
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# 10
01-24-2014, 05:20 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by ridingink View Post
I just looked at the blog post myself. A very interesting idea I must say.

I noticed the romulan ship will have singularity powers based on this image. http://images-cdn.perfectworld.com/w...1390590793.jpg

You can see it in the left hand side the singularity power bar.
I do hope that isn't final... Ensign Engineering and only 9 console slots on a ship we have to grind for (1000 'Qmendations', with 400 coming the first run of the new mission, then a daily of 40). Does have Battle Cloak it looks like too, at least.
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