So...why do you play as KDF?
Me personally because:
1) I find feds too goody-two-shoes a.l.a root-beer
2) My male orion captain can be shirtless and fabulous! :P
3) The BIRD-OF-PREYs
so.. whats your excuse to play kdf??? :D
damn.. this should go to klingon gameplay.. how do I move thread?
Battlecruiser operational Incidentally I'm flying the bortasqu on my tac atm :P
Killing stuff left and right isn't very "Starfleet" IMHO. Like this one Episode where you help a Romulan ship vs some Borg and find out later the Romulans are researching Borg technology. In the end, you can either let them go (one option), or kill them (two options). When beaming off the Romulan ship, where's the option to also beam the Borg stuff along with me? Where's the option to beam it into space and hit it with a torpedo afterwards? Sure it would be stealing, but it would be stealing for the greater good and have only diplomatic repercussions. It would be the Starfleet way.
With the alpha quadrant being in the state it is in, it shouldn't make the Klingons mindless killers either, but their fuses are shorter and their fingers trigger happier. The Klingon empire feels relatively well placed, where the Federation along with its ideals doesn't.
Because they have the only ship that can fire while cloaked. They have a strict code of honour and if they act dishonorably you can put them to death.
They have better looking ships.
1 - Teamwork
2 - The general attitude of the players
3 - the Bird of Prey
4 - The Kar'Fi (purely as it reminds me of Warhammer 40k)
No worries, most people who check Klingon Gameplay check Klingon Fleetyards at the same time.
The Federation is great and all, and I do love playing my various Tellarites, but to me the Klingon Empire makes alot more sense of how things would actually be. Constant fighting and everyone vying for what little scraps of power they can snag. So the politics in the Empire I enjoy more.
The KDF allows more liberty towards role play, by more easily allowing me to play as a pirate or a merchant, which I prefer towards a military official. In the military you have to take orders, you don't have that freedom, so it doesn't make sense that you are in the U.S.S. Jimminy Cricket flying around doing what you want, however if you are a pirate, it makes sense.
Finally I enjoy the cosmetic looks of the KDF ships much better. The sad thing is, I HATE the Klingon design, so I hate all those free ships you get. I think that is another thing that is keeping the KDF's numbers down, the only ships you get for free are Klingon (and for the most part, not customizeable past coloring). You don't get Orion, Nausican, or Gorn ships, which are the ones that are pretty, i'm not the only one with this opinion. Giving an extra non-Klingon ship option avaliable at each free spot would help the community out.
1. Awesome ship designs (dont like at all the luxury junk saucer fed designs even in movies i find them silly and outdated 70's saucer designs)
2. The lore (more honor fighting less exploration)
3. Unique console(thats a reason to play federation also because fed got unique console also)
4. Friends that i have in KDF side
5. The ship designs again! its like trying to compare a 747 with an f-16.
6. Characters look better also more customization more combat gear less fancy cloths.
You want more reasons?
If it wasnt the KDF i wouldnt stick with STO
The allure of being the 'bad guy' (though i guess at times anti-hero?)
Though less; better species choices (never cared for rigelians bolian vulcans etc etc ETC!), having said that nausicans and letheans are hideous. meh.
More interesting ship classes, something about being able to tinker with a BoP or shred in a raptor. None of this Flying Saucer with engines design :D (having said that the nausican fish are a bit.. bleugh) K'tingas.. says enough :)
Coin toss between Maco armor set or KHG set? CAPE ALL THE WAY.
Flying in a carrier because it kinda makes sense for the Klingon (a war/conquering/domination minded species) would use weapons of such make. Federation having people act as death fodder in their runabout pets? heck no.. (yes ds9 made it cannon in episodes like the final ones, but so un-star fleet.) But we even have orions in our faction, they are slavers that use carrier tactics! i mean come on!!!
KDF seems more appropriate faction for the style of STO. The federation was supposed to be an organisation of science exploration and keeping the peace. Not waging wars and having the captain of the enterprise being a moron who would more likely shoot someone rather than negotiate. *cough* second wave *cough*...
- Take 'operation gamma' a federation captain can happily murder farek, she is in a damaged vessel with a crew of how many? and the we get the option to muder in cold blood? Completely wrong in my opinion, if we were Terran empire? Hell yes. UFP? Hell no.
Starting Hub the first city of qu'o'nos, fed? some stuffy old space dock. I choose the city ^^.
Playerbase of the KDF genreally (seeing how we need to be level 25 to play for a start -.-) are more experianced, less 'noobish' pardon my use of the term, less selfish in battle (cross healing in stfs), and can almost always string together a coherent sentence
My heart will always sink when i enter an stf with a tactical captain flying a cruiser as if it was an escort with rainbows tickling borg's shields. Or charging into rooms filled with borg like the red shirts they truly are, spamming help!
Cloak, yeah i have to admit, guilty pleasure... stalking my unknowing prey in Ker'ret waiting to strike when they least expect is.. >:D
To name a few reasons I like the KDF.
My reason for playing the KDF, leaving alone the one and only BoP, is that this Faction actually feels like Star Trek.
I play both sides, but in the last time, logging on my Fed charakter has become more a burden (zen) then fun. Its all so rainbowy there, the costumes, the ships simply everything. The armor and uniforms could be worn by Power Rangers!
The only thing that connects this faction to Star Trek are the missions.
The best examle are missions where you have to scan 5 clouds in a system....and thats it, done.... oO
...in Star Trek such missions often served as a prelude and THEN the story kicked in, not here.
As a klingon you go out there and kick ass, take prisoners, surprise enemy shipyards and on occasion, don`t safe the hostages^^
There may be less missions but it feels like more freedom :D
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