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  Cacaphony

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4/02/13 11:56:33 AM#21

Surprisingly, the thing I take the most issue with is the long hair on a Romulan. At least, the picture on the STO website shows long hair on a rommy. I suppose it is a silly gripe, but seeing it is a little jarring to me. Oh well, I can adapt to it I suppose.

  Rohn

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4/03/13 6:23:33 PM#22

They've put up a dev blog that explains a bit about the Romulans in the expansion:

http://sto.perfectworld.com/blog/?p=856971

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  ktanner3

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4/03/13 8:59:54 PM#23
So there is no third faction. You level a Romulan and then have to choose between federation or Klingon. That's just weak.  If they knew anything about the lore of the IP they would know that Klingons and Romulans have been blood enemies for generations. Just because the Romulans lost their homeworld doesn't mean they would become subjugants. This was an EMPIRE, not an isolated planet of aliens. Just a bad move pure and simple. 

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  Torvaldr

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4/03/13 9:27:23 PM#24
Originally posted by ktanner3
So there is no third faction. You level a Romulan and then have to choose between federation or Klingon. That's just weak.  If they knew anything about the lore of the IP they would know that Klingons and Romulans have been blood enemies for generations. Just because the Romulans lost their homeworld doesn't mean they would become subjugants. This was an EMPIRE, not an isolated planet of aliens. Just a bad move pure and simple. 

Cryptic explained why the Romulans are split.  There is actually an Empirical faction and a plot behind the Republic and why Romulans can choose factions.  I can understand if someone doesn't like the plot, but it works for me.

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  Valoreah

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4/04/13 2:56:46 PM#25
Originally posted by ktanner3
So there is no third faction. You level a Romulan and then have to choose between federation or Klingon. That's just weak.  If they knew anything about the lore of the IP they would know that Klingons and Romulans have been blood enemies for generations. Just because the Romulans lost their homeworld doesn't mean they would become subjugants. This was an EMPIRE, not an isolated planet of aliens. Just a bad move pure and simple. 

I agree.  This is pretty lame.  I had hope, but it's dwindling as I read the Dev blogs.

  birdycephon

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4/04/13 3:07:28 PM#26
Originally posted by ktanner3
So there is no third faction. You level a Romulan and then have to choose between federation or Klingon. That's just weak.  If they knew anything about the lore of the IP they would know that Klingons and Romulans have been blood enemies for generations. Just because the Romulans lost their homeworld doesn't mean they would become subjugants. This was an EMPIRE, not an isolated planet of aliens. Just a bad move pure and simple. 

I dont think they have said that. I hope not, but we just have to wait and see. 

  Rohn

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4/04/13 6:58:35 PM#27

More details on the Romulans:

http://sto.perfectworld.com/news/?p=854201

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  Po_gg

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4/04/13 7:38:00 PM#28
Originally posted by Rohn

More details on the Romulans:

http://sto.perfectworld.com/news/?p=854201

Nice details. Seems we need to start two romulans to see both sides of the deal, one with Starfleet and the other with KDF (but there's a romulan and a reman option anyways, so 2 captains seems obvious).

"These episodes provide the backstory of how the Romulan Republic approached the other factions and negotiated the founding of New Romulus. It shows a different side of the conflict leading up and through the Romulan Feature Episode series"

I'm curious what will be the differences :)

Same goes to the new DOff assigments and decks, I guess in the beginning DOFFJOBS will be filled with questions and advices... May 27th is less than two months now, I hope no other events will interfere with it. (LotRO and its over-delayed Spring festival for example ;) )

  Karahandras

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4/04/13 8:00:20 PM#29
Originally posted by birdycephon
Originally posted by ktanner3
So there is no third faction. You level a Romulan and then have to choose between federation or Klingon. That's just weak.  If they knew anything about the lore of the IP they would know that Klingons and Romulans have been blood enemies for generations. Just because the Romulans lost their homeworld doesn't mean they would become subjugants. This was an EMPIRE, not an isolated planet of aliens. Just a bad move pure and simple. 

I dont think they have said that. I hope not, but we just have to wait and see. 

I believe you have to choose at level 10

  Rohn

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4/05/13 8:11:56 PM#30

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  CyberJ

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4/08/13 7:06:57 PM#31
What I want is the D’deridex Warbird Battle Cruisers (Tier 4) Always tought that one was the best looking ship the robulan had.

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  Valoreah

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4/10/13 11:15:30 AM#32
Originally posted by Rohn

Warbirds!

A nice dev blog:

http://sto.perfectworld.com/news/?p=858671

 

Meh... nothing really enticing for me to roll another character to be honest.  

  Rohn

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4/16/13 6:53:19 PM#33
Originally posted by Valoreah
Originally posted by Rohn

Warbirds!

A nice dev blog:

http://sto.perfectworld.com/news/?p=858671

 

Meh... nothing really enticing for me to roll another character to be honest.  

 

I certainly will be.

Looks like they are enhancing the character creator as well, which will be a nice change.

http://sto.perfectworld.com/blog/?p=866911

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  Rohn

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4/19/13 5:48:07 PM#34

More details on Romulan ships - with some info on the singularity warp cores.  Really can't wait for this expansion.

http://sto.perfectworld.com/news/?p=869551

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  Karahandras

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4/19/13 8:18:13 PM#35
Originally posted by Valoreah
Originally posted by Rohn

Warbirds!

A nice dev blog:

http://sto.perfectworld.com/news/?p=858671

 

Meh... nothing really enticing for me to roll another character to be honest.  

I've kept a character slot open for when they added the romulans, but.  Not wanting to do ewverything all over again just for a pretend faction.

  User Deleted
4/21/13 12:20:32 PM#36

I would agree with the poster that noted 3 faction PVP should have been considered. However, right now so little of the population cares about PVP in game that it would be a waste and it’s a project that likely should be considered for a future expansion that attempts to relaunch PVP with new features. I wonder if there really is enough interest to make it a viable season expansion or if PVE is just the way to go for the player base happiness. With the ongoing console, cash shop ship, and lock box ship and item power creep, PVP would be near impossible to really balance for the average user. It could still be much better than now. STO moved decidedly toward the PWI pay to win model you see in their other games for PVP and the cash shop would become the balancing force. It is what it is.

 

I am not sure the game would have stayed afloat if they hadn’t adopted the business model they did from lock boxes to everything else that came with it. I mean the game is still there when I thought it might be dead by now as much as I dislike what it has done to play in some cases.

 

I wish the Romulan faction was indeed just that. An actual faction. I kind of look at it as an excuse to sell everyone a really big nifty cool ship pack with special black hole powers. My problem with it is that Star Trek is about buying into an experience rather than a new ride. I am not willing to pay the $125 they want for just that. And man the overabundance of “sexy” female artwork they are using to sell us on stuff really has went down hill.

  Po_gg

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4/21/13 4:29:43 PM#37
Originally posted by Crazy_Stick

I am not sure the game would have stayed afloat if they hadn’t adopted the business model they did from lock boxes to everything else that came with it. I mean the game is still there when I thought it might be dead by now as much as I dislike what it has done to play in some cases.

My guess would be probably not (staying afloat I mean), based how the state of the game was before PWE. The switch pretty much saved / kickstarted the game, that's why it's still rolling after these years, and that now even an expansion is on the way.

But - and it may sounds ungrateful - I still don't like the concept of lockboxes :)  I hope maybe they will put the D'Kora in the Store someday...

  mrrshann618

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4/21/13 4:53:56 PM#38

REALLY bummed that Romulans are not their own faction. It seems like a slap in the face that they are not even considered a power in any right instead of "2nd class" citizens.

 

almost purchased the expansions, until I found out that they are a half attempt at bringing them into the game.

  Roin

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4/21/13 5:03:48 PM#39
Originally posted by mrrshann618

REALLY bummed that Romulans are not their own faction. It seems like a slap in the face that they are not even considered a power in any right instead of "2nd class" citizens.

 

almost purchased the expansions, until I found out that they are a half attempt at bringing them into the game.

You were going to purchase a free expansion?

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  User Deleted
4/21/13 7:56:07 PM#40
Oh, and to be clear if the "sexy" female trek themed artwork were good I might not have such a problem with it. But they are drawing man faced women with overly huge boobs and no legs. It's like they are trying to make us think gorrillas are sexy so Grodd can take over the world.
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