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Old March 20 2013, 08:36 PM   #3271
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Re: Star Trek Online Discussion Thread (now free to play!)

Well, actual DPS is calculated by damage directly to the hull, damage to shields doesn't really count.
That's why damage numbers are low against shielded targets and go up significantly when shields drop.

So it is very possible to get 10k damage numbers with a cruiser or sci vessel, if you build around bypassing/disabling shields as best as possible.

DEM3, Transphasics, target shields, etc... the usual stuff.

Doesn't mean you will be able to kill quickly or at all.

If you continually get your damage past shields you will have high dps but the target may be able to outheal you still, since you can't do the damage quickly enough to overcome it's healing abilities.
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Old March 21 2013, 10:25 AM   #3272
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And it's a playable Romulan faction!





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Old March 21 2013, 02:27 PM   #3273
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Let the madness begin.

I will cetrtainly return to tr out the new Romulan faction (Subcommander So'tori finally gets to wear real Romulan colors!)

Curious to know how much unique content they get.

They will be able to start at level 1 (as will the Klingons finally).

So the expansion contains 150% faction content supposedly.
This is gonna be huge!
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Old March 21 2013, 02:29 PM   #3274
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Work has that site locked out.

Are these 'New Romulus' Romulans who have to choose a side after a time, or are these Romulan Empire Romulans who will be foes of the other two factions?

And do they start at level 1 or 20 like the Klingons? And if they do start at level 1, does that site mention anything about Klingons?
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Old March 21 2013, 02:32 PM   #3275
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Work has that site locked out.

Are these 'New Romulus' Romulans who have to choose a side after a time, or are these Romulan Empire Romulans who will be foes of the other two factions?

And do they start at level 1 or 20 like the Klingons? And if they do start at level 1, does that site mention anything about Klingons?
Both the Romulans and the Klingons will be starting at 1 now. It looks like they are the Romulans loyal to Sela and not the New Romulans
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Old March 21 2013, 03:05 PM   #3276
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This is lifted from the website:
PLAY AS A ROMULAN
Play as a Romulan or Reman and immerse yourself in new story-driven missions written exclusively from the Romulan Republic's point of view.

WARBIRDS
Romulan captains take command of mighty Warbird Class starships. Push the engines to the limit and unleash the new and devastating powers of the Singularity Core

START AS ANY FACTION
Create your first character as a member of the Federation, Klingon Empire, or Romulan Republic and level your captain from 1 to 50.

RETURN OF EMPRESS SELA
Denise Crosby returns to reprise her role as Empress Sela. Play a game of political cat-and-mouse as you delve deeper into the intrigue surrounding the destruction of Romulus.

THE SILENT ENEMY
Uncover the horrifying truth behind a mysterious new enemy that seeks to terrorize the Beta Quadrant and exterminate your people.

THOLIAN REPUTATION
Join the fight against the Tholians in this new Reputation and unlock exclusive rewards and benefits for maximum level captains.

NEW IMPROVED TRAITS
Customize and rearrange your existing traits. Unlock new advanced traits and abilities, further specializing your captain and crew.

IMPROVED UI
Choose the HUD color palate that works for you. Experience new and improve UI screens with easier to read options and enhanced interactions.
I think Cryptic made a smart move here. This expansion will bring in new players and make old players return. Here is my guess as to what this new "expansion" will actually contain.

Romulan Academy - Starting area for romulan players, much like Starfleet Academy and Klingon Academy. If Cryptic is cheap, they might just adapt the current New Romulus map with Academy services.

New Romulus City - Social area for romulan players, much like ESD and Qo'noS. Cryptic will make this from scratch.

Warbirds - This is probably going to be the trickiest bit of the expansion for Cryptic to implement. If it is a full Romulan Faction, Cryptic will need to prepare at least 45 ship-variants (3 free ship classes for every 10 levels, 3 variants for each ship). There are already a handful of Romulan ships so they can adapt those. They will probably add the current Hirogen ships to further cut down the number of ships they have to model from scratch. If Cryptic is smart, they will create new Reman ship classes inspired by the Scimitar from ST:Nemesis (please let it be transformable) and perhaps even Nero's mining ship Narada from the Star Trek relaunch movie.

Missions - My guess is they'll add between 10 to 25 new missions, most of them will be shared between the new Romulan players and to pad the KDF missions.

UI Refresh - I won't call it a UI Revamp because they're clearly retaining most of the current UI, just adding tweaks here and there. The only UI that will see major change is the new character creation UI and possibly the tailor UI.

Tholian Reputation - This is the easiest and simplest for Cryptic to implement. I'm sure they'll leave this to the last minute and the rewards will be half-implemented and half-tested at launch, just like the Romulan Reputation rewards.

Foundry - I expect no improvements here. I raised a bug last month where one of their dialog editors had a limit of 100 characters instead of 1000 characters. It clearly just requires someone to go in and add a 0 somewhere and yet one month later, Cryptic's reply (yesterday) is "We have just confirmed the bug, it's been put on the to fix list". My guess is they've frozen the Foundry code till NWN has launched, so at best all we can expect is the addition of new Romulan/Reman assets to the foundry.
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Old March 21 2013, 06:12 PM   #3277
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I'd probably be willing to buy another character slot to try it out.
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Old March 21 2013, 06:15 PM   #3278
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I'd probably be willing to buy another character slot to try it out.
Have you ever subbed before?
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Old March 21 2013, 06:38 PM   #3279
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I was underwhelmed by the announcement.
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Old March 21 2013, 06:45 PM   #3280
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Well I'm pretty bord with my Fed toons at the moment, I literally just got to Brig General with my Klingon, the grind slightly hellish...

I'll check it out but reserve the right to let the little Rommi languish as my Kling toon has!

Could be fun, new content and all...
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Old March 21 2013, 06:55 PM   #3281
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I'd probably be willing to buy another character slot to try it out.
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No. Why?
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Old March 21 2013, 07:02 PM   #3282
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Timelord_Victorious wrote: View Post
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I'd probably be willing to buy another character slot to try it out.
Have you ever subbed before?
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I'd probably be willing to buy another character slot to try it out.
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No. Why?
Wouldn't they just give you another faction specific character slot like with Klingons and feds?
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Old March 21 2013, 07:09 PM   #3283
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Wouldn't they just give you another faction specific character slot like with Klingons and feds?
Would save me a few bucks/some grinding for dilithium, but I can't see them being that generous.
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Old March 21 2013, 07:28 PM   #3284
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I doubt Silvers will get a new slot for free.

Pretty much a given for Subs to get at least 3, so they can run one of each faction.

If you sub for one month, you will also get more bank and inventory space, 500 Zen and a couple other stuff I can't remember atm.

If you level any toon to max level while you are subbed you will also get a free ship? Not sure if that has ever changed.
You will however gain free boff slots and starship slots for leveling up while gold.
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Old March 21 2013, 11:37 PM   #3285
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