My point, this is one of the greatest example of missions that will fit very well the KDF play style and Lore. Hopefully, they can do that while remastering these missions for both feds and KDF. Above all, I am glad this project moves from "in discussion" to "in design" for a S4 patch.
I was pleased to see it. I've been against any type of faction merge and opening Federation missions to Klingons. However, I've always liked the idea of converting the Federation missions into some type of KDF experience that focuses on the Klingon point of view. I'm not going to get too excited about seeing them any time soon though. Before the Devs can get to those, I'd think they would need to finish the changes to the STFs, Featured Series 4, and the Borg Invasion.
I wanted original missions, but if this means that we finally get a smoother leveling experience then I say bring them on. I've wanted to play a Klingon since this game was announced with Perpetual, and I'm still waiting. I tried to play one, but just couldn't stomach the exploration or pvp grind.
My thoughts are these ideas will take longer than Gorn appearance revamp to go live.
So 2013 might be a good time to start a Klingon?
Depends... If it needs new maps and the map experts are booked solid, then it'll probably wait. If it needs new objects to put on a map, likewise. But since these would be based off of existing missions, I'd bet that the requirements would be reasonably modest. I wouldn't be surprised if a good Foundry author would be able to make one, given the right maps and such.
I'm thinking Gozer could whip up new missions pretty darn fast if he gets enough breathing room. The key to making them successful is a good story hook that doesn't make the missions feel like retreads.