Bane here and a quick look at the new improved Romulan outpost today!
The theme of the romulans ( Taken from and credit to Memory Alpha)
In keeping with their xenophobic and arguably racist attitudes, the Romulans tend to conquer species rather than form alliances with them, and individual Romulans tend to treat other species with varying degrees of disdain.That did not prevent them from employing diplomacy when it suited their purposes. Soon after their emergence from a century of isolation in the mid 2260s, they had established at least two embassies with the Federation. One such embassy was a three-way endeavor on the planet Nimbus III, along with the Klingon Empire, and the other was on Earth itself. (Star Trek V: The Final Frontier; Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country)Klingons and Romulans once shared an alliance for a number of years, beginning in the 2260s. Over the years, a number of incidents, including the Khitomer Massacre, led the Klingons to develop a deep-seated hatred for the Romulans, and the Romulans were arguably the species that Klingon society in general despises most of all. (TOS: "The Enterprise Incident";TNG: "The Neutral Zone")
So with the above we have a deep seated distrust of others and we've tried to build this into the mod and with it the Romulans employ trickery and deception a theme we have spread across the capital ship and starbase weapons (described in the above video.
Were also hard at work rebalancing the Romulan faction as a whole so you will feel their reliance on capital ship vessels the powerful "warbirds" and notice that they care very little for their smaller craft which are built for speed not durability see the following video of the original TNG footage remastered by Chris Cunningham below which shows an example of a Romulan Dderidex and Scout Vessel (all respect to Chris who spends hours of work reanimating old TNG footage etc)
The new romulan capital ships will be fast and heavily shielded being able to take some immense punishment and we hope you enjoy this new take on this iconic faction (look out for a follow up faction demo and news post after our starbase/turret and artillery work is complete)
its been short and sweet today but Ill see you all soon for yet another update on our starbase changes for STA3 CTA
P.S. for those having issues with version 1 still please use the bugs forum so we can respond to your issues!