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# 1 KDF Content Idea
06-15-2011, 03:11 PM
Here is one idea that might work in order to try and get more KDF content (actual KDF content, not content the KDF may access). The Foundry has numerous authors writing stories for the Klingons (with a Klingon perspective). Could we set up an area to have this content rated and sent to the development team?

One way to do this would be to consolidate those stories (authors would need to submit the stories themselves, with the understanding that the story becomes part of STO and they will not have access any more) with their ratings in one area, perhaps another tab in the Foundry. These missions could be sorted by ratings with the top twenty being sent to the development team for consideration. This could be consolidated and submitted every other week (one list every two weeks).

The missions on the consolidated list could be played by the development team and one could be chosen to be “re-mastered” and incorporated into STO as a Klingon mission (with full rewards, etc., all determined by the development team). Assuming one day of testing, this would allow one full week for re-mastering and four days (assuming five day work weeks) for testing and posting. This would have the opportunity to add one Klingon mission every other week; filtered by the community; donated by the community; and choosen, re-mastered, and incorporated by the development team.

Does this seem like a good idea?

Optionally, here's a slightly different (or alternate) idea.

Could there be KDF missions submitted to the development team as above, only this time on a weekly basis. The developers could pick, say, five of the missions (perhaps even one mission per rank) and decide on appropriate rewards for those specific missions. These missions could have a wrapper mission by Cryptic with the mission specific rewards attached and the objective to complete the submitted Foundry mission. These missions could be “on” for a week and then the top five (or whatever number is chosen) of the next submission set could go through the process.

This would have the benefit of offering more choices when leveling and would be beneficial to casual players (hardcore players would blow through these rapidly and be back to the normal progression). This could also be beneficial to social players and role-players.

For example, person one could talk about the mission they had as a Lieutenant where they needed to uncover a plot by the House of <random Klingon name>. Another player may not have done that mission (but would still have access to it on the Foundry if they wanted to give it a try) but had a mission to overcome the great Tribble migration before it hit the new colony. (See, there’s a reason I don’t write missions.) Not only would this spread the word about Foundry mission, but would also add a unique or personal touch to the characters, themselves.

Just a thought.


-Auspice


Edit: Amended with further information and fixed some typoes (product of the public education system)
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# 2
06-15-2011, 03:14 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Auspice
Does this seem like a good idea?


-Auspice
Yes it does. Thanks for the creativity and the feedback. Hope the right people read it. Hope things improve.
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# 3
06-15-2011, 05:12 PM
That's a good idea - it would act as a klingon version of the design the next enterprise contest.
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# 4
06-16-2011, 09:13 AM
This could also be a great marketing point for Cryptic. As per:

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jackalope
If players have a different set of requests for klingons, we can do that instead. We can make STO into the game that YOU want.

I'll close with that. MMORPG's aren't just about release. They're about community and the years of gameplay. Disappointed that there isn't more Klingon gameplay? Play STO, tell us what you'd like and we can deliver that. Every passing day, we can make STO into what the fans want.
We can make the Klingons into the faction that WE want: missions written and donated by the community, filtered by the players, and incorporated by the developer. (This could even be used as a test bed for the future.)

[Alien_de_jour, I like your sig!]


-Auspice
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# 5
06-16-2011, 10:54 AM
I am fairly new to STO and am currently trying to level a KDF toon. I have to say that this would be a very boring and long process if I had only current content and pvp to work with. Thankfully I can do the featured missions over and over again because trying to get into a pvp match has an extremly long que for KDF. Maybe instead of just using the foundy of which there are quite a few really good KDF missons why not also change the pvp so Fed vs Fed is no longer possible. This might encourage more players to play Klingon faction which will result in more content being developed because the numbers of the KDF have increased. I am not trying to flame or get banned but I think it might help to balence the population a little. I know this will probably get me a warning or a ban but this is the first MMO that I have ever played where the content for one faction was so blatently lacking and isn't pvp supposed to be against another faction not your own?
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# 6
06-16-2011, 11:06 AM
I know that the devs are working very hard to add more content to the KDF.

That being said, I'd love to see the process sped up by having them port the best Foundry missions over and making them "official" dev missions with the requisite amount of rewards.
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# 7
06-17-2011, 11:05 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kerchek
I am fairly new to STO and am currently trying to level a KDF toon. I have to say that this would be a very boring and long process if I had only current content and pvp to work with. Thankfully I can do the featured missions over and over again because trying to get into a pvp match has an extremly long que for KDF. Maybe instead of just using the foundy of which there are quite a few really good KDF missons why not also change the pvp so Fed vs Fed is no longer possible. This might encourage more players to play Klingon faction which will result in more content being developed because the numbers of the KDF have increased. I am not trying to flame or get banned but I think it might help to balence the population a little. I know this will probably get me a warning or a ban but this is the first MMO that I have ever played where the content for one faction was so blatently lacking and isn't pvp supposed to be against another faction not your own?
Originally, PvP was set to be Federation versus Klingon. This was changed during play and it's highly doubtful that the decision would be changed (or, changed back, as it were).

Thanks for you input.


-Auspice
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# 8
06-18-2011, 10:37 AM
An excellent idea!!! In essence, that would be increasing the dev team's size by letting the community pitch in. Story content is definately the biggest issue regarding the KDF. My opinion is those missions would have to tackle the KDF perspective of the story. I'm all for this.

Additionally, there are a few other things that would need to be addressed:

1) With the galaxy opening up to the KDF (come S4), the KDF need two new "gateways" to access areas of the galaxy as quickly as the Feds can. Connections from Omega Leonis to Alpha Centauri & Alpha Trianguli would solve this problem.

2) The KDF would need two more "social areas" (starbases or planetary facilites) to match the Fed's Sierra-9 & DS9. They should be placed in Pi Canis & Alpha Trianguli

3) Rura Penthe needs to open up & become a social area. NOT as a R&D facitlity (like Memory Alpha), but as the prison we know it is. To my understanding, the Devs are working on this already.

4) KDF's version to the Fed's Diplomacy Corps. Again, to my understanding, the Devs are working on this already.

Other then the other issues players have brought up (new ships, races, unform items, etc), the KDF can get on the same level as the Feds.
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# 9
06-16-2011, 12:46 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Auspice
Here si one idea that might work in order to try and get more KDF content (actual KDF content, not content the KDF may access). The Foundry has numerous authors writing stories for the Klingons (with a Klingon perspective). Could we set up an area to have this content rated and sent to the development team?

One way to do this would be to consolidate those stories (authors would need to submit the stories themselves, with the understanding that the story becomes part of STO and they will not have access any more) with their ratings in one area, perhaps another tab in the Foundry. These missions could be sorted by ratings with the top twenty being sent to the development team for consideration. This could be consolidated and submitted every other week (one list every two weeks).

The missions on the consolidated list could be played by the development team and one could be chosen to be “re-mastered” and incorporated into STO as a Klingon mission (with full rewards, etc., all determined by the development team). Assuming one day of testing, this would allow one full week for re-mastering and four days (assuming five day work weeks) for testing and posting. This would have the opportunity to add one Klingon mission every other week; filtered by the community; donated by the community; and choosen, re-mastered, and incorporated by the development team.

Does this seem like a good idea?


-Auspice
Great idea! There are a lot of good missions out there that could be made into Klingon content with suitable rewards.
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