Q: (felderburg) Will basic Romulan ships have the three standard variant, escort, cruiser, science?
Dstahl: Romulans have their own unique ship class, Warbirds, which is the first new ship class in STO. This new class uses singularity cores instead of warp cores and introduces new ship combat powers tied to the harnessed energy released by the singularity core.
Max-level Romulan Republic captains will find a nice variety of Warbirds that each gravitate towards a specific type of existing ship class and play style. There will be some Warbirds that lean towards existing classes (escort, cruiser, science, etc.) that players are familiar with, though they will all feel distinct in that they are from the new Warbird class.
Is anyone reading this as Warbirds are the sole class for the Romulans that have variations that lean towards different specializations like the Odyssey as opposed to classes for specific specializations like Defiant vs Galaxy vs Intrepid?