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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
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05-30-2011, 07:57 AM
Post-Launch - The Golden Age

February 5th, 2010 - Romulan "Empire Defense" missions added

February 11th, 2010 - The Borg Return: "level 43+ Klingon players now have access to repeatable Borg related Klingon Defense missions."

February 13th, 2010 - Jack Emmert posts; "Yes, there are definitely things on the table for Klingons. I'm a die hard Klingon player and I wanted them in no matter what. Believe me, we'll get more in. Otherwise, I'm going postal."

March 4th, 2010 - Infected goes live and the KDF is now able to enter Gamma Orionis

March 25th, 2010 - SEASON 1 - The 45 day patch!
  • KíTanco Battle Cruiser added.
  • Some minor customization for some Birds of Prey & Raptors added.
  • KDF can now play Crystalline Entity, Big Dig, Breaking the Planet and The Cure
  • KDF exploration missions added.
  • Bat'leths made available to Federation characters at Battle group Omega.
  • Shanty Town ground PvP map added
  • Fed vs. Fed PvP (Wargames) was added, which reduced available PvP matches for Klingon characters.
There was a lot of forum flamage after this patch went live, because players had gotten the impression that the "Mythical 45 Day Patch" was going to fix all of the KDF's problems. It's important to note that the developers never actually said that this patch would be adding anything to the Klingon Faction. During the height of the rage-fest, Jack Emmert made this post:

March 30th, 2010 - Jack Emmert posts: "Trust me, we'll continue to add PvE. I'm a die hard Klingon player and I'm constantly on the EP to add more."

April 13th, 2010 - Khitomer Accord goes live

April 29th, 2010 - SEASON 1.1 - Death Penalty!
  • Joined Trill (that we paid extra for) finally join the Klingon Faction
  • Klingon ship replicators work now (Feds always had them)
  • Klingons get ground auto-fire (Feds worked earlier)

May 13th, 2010 - Terradome goes live

June 3rd, 2010 - SEASON 1.2 - Accolades & Squad Support!
Major space powers revamp and a ton of bugs added to the game.

July 1st, 2010 - Executive Producer Craig Zinkievich (Zinc) leaves Cryptic Studios. Producer Daniel Stahl (dstahl) is promoted to Executive Producer.

July 27th, 2010 - SEASON 2 - Level cap increased to 51
  • KaríFi Battle Carrier added
  • Feds get Tactical Escort Retrofit, so now they have a cloaking device.
  • Federation Diplomatic Corps added - so Feds can now get Orion Slavegirls.
  • 200 Day Veteran Rewards include a Fed only jacket, nothing for KDF.
  • 8 New Klingon-only missions are available!
  • Some uniform customization options added and bugs fixed
  • Females now allowed to wear the MALE TOS Klingon shirt
  • "Congratulations, Captain!" audio finally added to Klingon side
  • Klingon game UI finally has the remaining Starfleet icons and symbols removed

August 1st, 2010 - KDF players are now able to get Efficient Impulse Engines - not listed in any of the patch notes
Federation players have been able to get this special reward since launch.

August 5th, 2010 - Several Orion and Klingon costume pieces added

August 17th, 2010 - Cryptic announces that Bill Roper has left the building

August 26th, 2010 - Dstahl posts about where he sees the KDF in 5 months

August 28th, 2010 - First "Weekly Episodes" later renamed to "Featured Episodes" - Cold Call goes live

September 7th, 2010 - Dstahl posts no Kzinti for the KDF

September 15th, 2010 - State of the Game - dstahl discusses the state of the KDF

October 15th, 2010 - KDF ship wings now move and Starfleet gets the Nebula class, which has a Universal Bridge Officer Slot.
The Federation now has access to all of the formerly unique Empire items, except for carriers. The Empire no longer has anything unique to offer to players.

October 22nd, 2010 - The Empire gets a Tier 5 Vorícha

November 12th, 2010 - The Empire receives three new ships - the Varanus Fleet Support Vessel (Gorn), the Maurauder Patrol Cruiser (Orion), and the B'rel Bird-of-Prey Retrofit (Klingon)
Multiple threads explaining how the Varanus doesn't work as a science ship because of the low turn speed are ignored by Cryptic.

November 17th, 2010 - Dstahl posts about the KDF 200 Veteran reward that; "gets better over time."
Except that it doesn't.

November 17th, 2010 - Dstahl posts; "We are instead looking into other Feline species that might be allied with the KDF."
Because there couldn't possibly be any Caitians in the Empire?

December 9th, 2010 - SEASON 3 - Sector Space Fixed! (finally) and Episode Replay
  • Klingons get stolen Federation tricorders which actually work now
  • The KDF can now get anomalys
  • Klingons can now craft, still no buff bets though
  • Sortie missions in Pi Canis added - buggy and broken
  • The KDF finally gets the 200 Day Veteran Reward shoulder pads

December 23rd, 2010 - The Guramba Siege Destroyer hits the C-Store