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Legacy of Romulus

WhiteLanternWhiteLantern Nevada, MOPosts: 2,732Member Common
The Romulan faction is almost upon us.  The English site isn't up yet (still a few hours to go I guess), but checkout the screenshot gallery on the German page.

I want a mmorpg where people have gone through misery, have gone through school stuff and actually have had sex even. -sagil

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  • Methos12Methos12 Maladis 46Posts: 1,234Member Uncommon
    Oh wow, it's actually happening. Nice. Let's just hope it won't be a repeat of KDF at launch.

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    Nature without Magic is without wonder or miracle.
    .........
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  • Po_ggPo_gg Twigwarren, WestfarthingPosts: 2,724Member Uncommon
    5-6 hours, and we will know the details :)
  • RohnRohn Saint Peters, MOPosts: 3,740Member Uncommon

    It's up in English.

    Nice, all three factions playable from 1-50.  I've always been a huge fan of the Romulans, can't wait to get in those ships.

    Hell hath no fury like an MMORPG player scorned.

  • ValoreahValoreah Newton, NJPosts: 75Member

    This sounds like a great addition to the game so far.  I'm glad to see the Klingons getting some love here and that you'll be able to start any faction from level 1. 

     

    I'm looking forward to trying this out.  Too bad it includes yet another craptacular rep grind, but the rest looks very interesting.

  • YamotaYamota LondonPosts: 6,620Member
    Nice but it seems to be an all-out PvE affair which is pretty sad. Some good three faction PvP would make this game so much better than the boring PvE-fest it is now with some bare minimum, instanced PvP combat.
  • superniceguysuperniceguy AnchorheadPosts: 2,278Member Uncommon

    It is being regarded as an expansion, as stated in an email. No mention of any pricing (yet)

    Lots of stuff coming, with this and Seasons 8 and 9, and already got Season 7. For a game that is pretty much free, it is getting a lot of stuff. Cryptic/Perfect World are certainly impressive compared to EA. SWTOR people are paying through the nose to play that game, and getting virtually nothing

  • RohnRohn Saint Peters, MOPosts: 3,740Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by superniceguy

    It is being regarded as an expansion, as stated in an email. No mention of any pricing (yet)

    Lots of stuff coming, with this and Seasons 8 and 9, and already got Season 7. For a game that is pretty much free, it is getting a lot of stuff. Cryptic/Perfect World are certainly impressive compared to EA. SWTOR people are paying through the nose to play that game, and getting virtually nothing

     

    According to the Community Manager, the expansion is free, just like the previous Seasons.

    http://sto-forum.perfectworld.com/showpost.php?p=8703331&postcount=22

    Agree, though, they give most of the game away without having to pay anything.  Very good value.

    Hell hath no fury like an MMORPG player scorned.

  • simpliussimplius nakskovPosts: 1,043Member Uncommon

    did they make a functional replicator?

    this is a big surprise,,cant wait to make a romulan captain

  • GR3NDELGR3NDEL Tulsa, OKPosts: 108Member Uncommon

    I have always been a big fan of the Romulans, though I really didn't like their continued portrayal as the continual jerks that stabbed everyone in the back, even their own allies.  I harken back to Diane Duane's Rihannsu series - a strange, yet honorable people, whose place in the Star Trek universe was more or less dictated to them.

    Reading the teaser site has made me thoroughly excited for ST:O once more - truthfully I've been waiting for the introduction of the Romulans as a playable faction ever since the game came out.  Considering the high amount of interest, Cryptic would be very foolish to deliver a gimped faction at launch...like the Klingons were, and in many ways continue to be.

    I am also really hopeful that the KDF will at last be given the content that the players have been clamoring for since launch.  It sounds promising - they're releasing the brakes and are now offering the Klingons a full levelling experience (1-50) without having to first level a Fed toon. 

    All in all, this looks very promising.  Very promising indeed.

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  • ktanner3ktanner3 lakeland, FLPosts: 4,074Member Common
    Originally posted by Yamota
    Nice but it seems to be an all-out PvE affair which is pretty sad. Some good three faction PvP would make this game so much better than the boring PvE-fest it is now with some bare minimum, instanced PvP combat.

    That would be pretty cool. To have the Federation, Klingons and Romulan fighting for sectors of space. Now THAT would be something worth coming back for. 

    Currently Playing: Star Wars The Old Republic

  • TorvalTorval Oregon CountryPosts: 7,221Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by ktanner3
    Originally posted by Yamota
    Nice but it seems to be an all-out PvE affair which is pretty sad. Some good three faction PvP would make this game so much better than the boring PvE-fest it is now with some bare minimum, instanced PvP combat.

    That would be pretty cool. To have the Federation, Klingons and Romulan fighting for sectors of space. Now THAT would be something worth coming back for. 

    Yeah, I was wondering if they slipped in some sort of 3 faction rvr type of deal.  That's not my thing, but I'm sure it would be popular.  They could still add that in the future if they wanted.

  • buegurbuegur Belle Fourche, SDPosts: 458Member

    Definitely a win all around and would be a slam dunk if they have them fighting for something of value.

     

    Ktanner that quote is priceless lol:

     

    "The haters have an unlimited development budget. The actual developers of MMOs do not. It's not a fair fight. So don't try to fight it. You can't win."

  • ktanner3ktanner3 lakeland, FLPosts: 4,074Member Common
    Originally posted by buegur

    Definitely a win all around and would be a slam dunk if they have them fighting for something of value.

     

    Ktanner that quote is priceless lol:

     

    "The haters have an unlimited development budget. The actual developers of MMOs do not. It's not a fair fight. So don't try to fight it. You can't win."

    :)

    I wish I could take credit for it but I can't. Someone on this site said it and I copied it for my sig. 

    Currently Playing: Star Wars The Old Republic

  • Agent_JosephAgent_Joseph SarajevoPosts: 1,070Member Uncommon
    hope they not ruined Romulan Star Empire with alien species & ships,what they make with Klingon Empire,just was sick when log in my kling

    only EVE is real MMO...but I am impressive with TSW

  • Po_ggPo_gg Twigwarren, WestfarthingPosts: 2,724Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Agent_Joseph
    hope they not ruined Romulan Star Empire with alien species & ships,what they make with Klingon Empire,just was sick when log in my kling

    Far from me to jump into a canon dispute (especially since I mostly prefer TOS and the first few movies), but in the STO version of time the Klingon Empire took over the Gorn Hegemony and expanded further, that's why you can start those races within KDF. More precisely (from wiki):

     

    Since the events of Star Trek Nemesis, the Klingon Empire has expanded its territory, notably its take over of the Gorn homeworld, but also various other species such as the Nausicaans and the Orion. Letheans offered assistance in the form of mercenary work for the Klingon Empire, and as such are available to them as a playable race in game although they are not a fully admitted member of the Klingon Empire.

  • Agent_JosephAgent_Joseph SarajevoPosts: 1,070Member Uncommon

    I am disappointed it is not romulan faction ,they add playable romulan & reman to Feds & Klings,

    It is not Romulan Star Empire it is REMAN Republic(yes! REMANS , no romulan),cryptic & PW continue with ruining game & ST lore.

     

    I hope romulan faction ll back my interesting in game,but after this ,uninstal !

    only EVE is real MMO...but I am impressive with TSW

  • ktanner3ktanner3 lakeland, FLPosts: 4,074Member Common
    Originally posted by Agent_Joseph

    I am disappointed it is not romulan faction ,they add playable romulan & reman to Feds & Klings,

    It is not Romulan Star Empire it is REMAN Republic(yes! REMANS , no romulan),cryptic & PW continue with ruining game & ST lore.

     

    I hope romulan faction ll back my interesting in game,but after this ,uninstal !

    Uggh. No thanks. The less I am reminded of Nemesis the better. What a crap movie that was. 

    Currently Playing: Star Wars The Old Republic

  • evictonevicton Warren, PAPosts: 398Member
    Originally posted by ktanner3
    Originally posted by Agent_Joseph

    I am disappointed it is not romulan faction ,they add playable romulan & reman to Feds & Klings,

    It is not Romulan Star Empire it is REMAN Republic(yes! REMANS , no romulan),cryptic & PW continue with ruining game & ST lore.

     

    I hope romulan faction ll back my interesting in game,but after this ,uninstal !

    Uggh. No thanks. The less I am reminded of Nemesis the better. What a crap movie that was. 

    This. And not only this but the at the end of nemsis Romulans took back control of the empire anyway. After the supernova I'd think Remans would be a much lower population then the romulans as well considering there sensitivity to light which is most likely why they are unlocked.

     

    My first reaction to the announcement they would choose a side to ally with was wtf. However after giving some thought it is prolly better for the game this way (think wow pandas). If it helps the KDF (even if the idea of romulans and klingons fighting together is a huge stretch) I'm all for it.

  • neorandomneorandom bev hills, CAPosts: 1,681Member
    Originally posted by evicton
    Originally posted by ktanner3
    Originally posted by Agent_Joseph

    I am disappointed it is not romulan faction ,they add playable romulan & reman to Feds & Klings,

    It is not Romulan Star Empire it is REMAN Republic(yes! REMANS , no romulan),cryptic & PW continue with ruining game & ST lore.

     

    I hope romulan faction ll back my interesting in game,but after this ,uninstal !

    Uggh. No thanks. The less I am reminded of Nemesis the better. What a crap movie that was. 

    This. And not only this but the at the end of nemsis Romulans took back control of the empire anyway. After the supernova I'd think Remans would be a much lower population then the romulans as well considering there sensitivity to light which is most likely why they are unlocked.

     

    My first reaction to the announcement they would choose a side to ally with was wtf. However after giving some thought it is prolly better for the game this way (think wow pandas). If it helps the KDF (even if the idea of romulans and klingons fighting together is a huge stretch) I'm all for it.

    firstly, hell ya, i can finally get a dederidex.

     

    secondly, what doesnt work about romulans allying with others to cause havok.  star trek TNG fed and klingon troubles were entirely romulan forumulated, warfs father was falsely accused of being the romulan conspirator when in truth an entire house was allied with the romulans for generations.  and lore wise, romulans and klingons shared a few ship designs with each other along with cloaking technology to make each others cloaks better before TNG in kirks era to make sure the federation wouldnt pose a danger too either empire.

     

    so i can live with romulans picking which side of the fed klingon war individually, after the all but fatal wounding of the romulan empire they have no centralized command that can enforce anything really, and the star empire has to make sure that which ever side wins the fed/kdf war doesnt come for them next, so its best to appear nuetral with only captains taking sides (which tal shiar wise is probably more to effect the outcome to benefit the romulans than anything else)

  • CacaphonyCacaphony Tacoma, WAPosts: 738Member

    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.

  • RohnRohn Saint Peters, MOPosts: 3,740Member Uncommon

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

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

    Hell hath no fury like an MMORPG player scorned.

  • ktanner3ktanner3 lakeland, FLPosts: 4,074Member Common
    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. 

    Currently Playing: Star Wars The Old Republic

  • TorvalTorval Oregon CountryPosts: 7,221Member Uncommon
    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.

  • ValoreahValoreah Newton, NJPosts: 75Member
    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.

  • birdycephonbirdycephon Salt Lake City, UTPosts: 1,314Member
    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. 

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