Klingon viable as a main?
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Join Date: Dec 2007
01-07-2011, 03:34 PM
KDF: 1 LtG, 1 Cdr
Fed: 1 VAdm, 1 Cdr
My Klingon (
) was my first main, even though I planned from the beginning to have a character in every faction. However, back then, the KDF had extremely little content and 100% PvP wasn't really viable for me on the long run, so at roughly T3 (the "lean period") I switched to my Vulcan Scientist (
) who happened to become my first max level character, overtaking Val. She used to fly a Nova until T4, briefly switching into a Cheyenne-class, but now commanding an Excelsior.
I grew weary of all the Fed whining about carriers (or KvF PvP in general), so I decided my next character would be a Fed Tactical escort captain, showing people how it's done, so I created
. She's yet got to reach T5 and actually get into a match with a carrier, but so far she has done nicely in PvP matches, faring fairly okay in space (
more wins than losses and being a good teamplayer) and absolutely pwning people on ground with her hand-to-hand maneuvers.
Then it was announced that we get a T5 version of the B'rel, which is one of my favorite Trek ships
, so I knew instantly I had to get Val up to the General tier because, by Kahless, she needs this one! Fortunately the devs also rolled out some new PvE content, so I took this as a chance to experience these new missions as well. Together with a rekindled interest in PvP, Val blasted through the last couple levels and reached the rank of LtG a few weeks before the B'rel hit the C-Store. Since she still had a ship token I didn't even had to buy it for CP. Qapla'!
The reason that Kaylen isn't yet T5 is my newest character, the Orion
, who started out as one of Valias' Bridge Officers and was recreated as a player character for both roleplaying as well as experiencing another angle of the KDF (stylewise). Naturally, the end goal here is the Marauder Patrol Cruiser.
Right now I'm balancing my attention between Kaylen (whose Akira has a fittingly devastating torpedo salvo - did you know that High Yield buffs do in fact
?) and Cora (who sticks to the Raptors for now). The latter can regularly be seen prowling Pi Canis on the lookout for easy plunder.
So, this is the evolution of my characters, not counting any "one-offs" I created and deleted again. As you can see, I've had a lot of fun in STO, and a good deal of it happened on the Klingon side.