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# 18
08-29-2012, 07:13 PM
Originally Posted by dassir View Post
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 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
I don't think that, on average, even the Federation episodes are "Star Trek" at all. The Federation depicted in STO conducts itself completely unalike any of its past TV/Movie adaptations. This is a Federation that the Prime Directive does not exist, and seeks to provoke wars with groups that have not declared war on them. Romulan missions, anyone? Constant, repeated interference with Romulan internal disputes? Raid on Romulan medical facility? This, while they are engaged in a deadly war with the Klingon Empire as well as the Borg? And they want to piss off more people?

If you want a feel of playing as a Starfleet officer serving the UFP, STO isn't it. They may have the shps. They may have the uniforms. But their campaigns, storyline, and theme are completely unalike the Federation of the TV shows and movies.

This is not the Federation that Kirk, Janeway, Picard, and Sisko served. And the reason that some say to justify STO Federation storyline with, "But the Federation is at war!" doesn't hold water. The Federation has been in terrible wars before, and most frequently with the Klingons. Yet the UFP has never strayed from the ideals that made the UFP what it was, even in the dark times of the Dominion War.

At least the Klingon Empire's storylines are closer to what the Klingons have been traditionally about: War, House rivalry. Cryptic could do more, but the Klingons act like how they should be.