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In honor of Klingon Awareness Week, the Gates of Sto'vo'kor warriors sit down to talk with Executive Producer Dan Stahl about the Empire.


Link to the news article.
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04-04-2012, 01:41 PM
Gates of Sto'vo'kor recently intercepted a couple of communiques from Dan Stahl, the Executive Producer of Star Trek Online. The first is a written Q & A Session with Dan. Give it a read here.

The other is our newest episode, Subspace Messages. G'hargh picked up an old subspace transmitter and while attempting to use it to intercept Federation subspace chatter, he finds instead the Dan Stahl audio interview. Give it a listen and talk about it in this thread or send us an email with your comments to hosts@gatesofstovokor.com.

Finally, we would like to thank Dan Stahl for coming on the show, answering some of our questions about the past, present, and future of the Klingon faction, and lending us your voice for the episode. You're welcome to come back any time you have something to share with us about the KDF or to even just play a role. How's your Nausicaan by the way

Qa'Pla!

Korrath
Warrior of Sto'vo'kor


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UPDATE: Sorry for the inconvenice. We've been experiencing technical difficulties. The issues are being worked on. In the meantime here a back up of the episode from our sister site http://k-l-i-n-g-o-n-s.com/gos/
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04-04-2012, 01:42 PM
Qapla' ! .... Glory and honor!

.... BTW ... let me know of I need to smack the subspace relay a few more times for good measure.
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04-04-2012, 01:47 PM
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Gates of Sto'vo'kor recently intercepted a couple of communiques from Dan Stahl, the Executive Producer of Star Trek Online. The first is a written Q & A Session with Dan. Give it a read here.
Thanks so much for providing the written interview, too!

Cheers,

Brandon =/\=
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04-04-2012, 01:48 PM
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Thanks so much for providing the written interview, too!

Cheers,

Brandon =/\=
We of the Klingon Empire believe in open and honest communication. We hide very little .... Except G'hargh when he has gone belly-up in the bloodwine barrel.
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# 6
04-04-2012, 02:18 PM
You should have asked: have you ever seen a faction as poorly done in an mmo as the kdf?

So nothing new about the kdf? I understand what Dan is saying but I disagree.
Factions in all games even out. It didn't take CBS 's numbers to realize that the fed faction would be filled first.

And do you think **** should have decreased the content of the lesser factions?
If Dan wants to focus on end game content, I respect that.
But the kdf needs some respect.
At minimun A kdf wrapper for the website. A kdf history perspective of the "road to..,"

I get he will never play the faction but others do.
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04-04-2012, 03:59 PM
Good interview. I could have done without the static and klingon conversation between questions though. Dan's mic/pc/internet/voice comms have enough problems :p

As far as the faction agnostic content, I think it's great to share the love and kill two birds with one stone, but I've got to say that 90% of what's been offered up so far in this department feels so wrong playing through as a Klingon. I think more could be done, particularly with dialogue, to deliver an experience that fits the KDF better.
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04-04-2012, 04:20 PM
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You should have asked: have you ever seen a faction as poorly done in an mmo as the kdf?

So nothing new about the kdf? I understand what Dan is saying but I disagree.
Factions in all games even out. It didn't take CBS 's numbers to realize that the fed faction would be filled first.

And do you think **** should have decreased the content of the lesser factions?
If Dan wants to focus on end game content, I respect that.
But the kdf needs some respect.
At minimun A kdf wrapper for the website. A kdf history perspective of the "road to..,"

I get he will never play the faction but others do.
Here are my thoughts from another thread:

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To give you my personal 2 GPLs, Nagus, I suspect there's a gulf between what you want to hear and the truth. As much as it would be cool to have Klingon content from the Academy all the way to Dahar Master, I suspect that it will be unlikely that we'll see that in the near future, largely becuase the faction doesn't have that big of a draw.

But to preempt any "chicken and egg" arguments, I will simply ask, rhetorically: with all of the various Star Trek series that have come out between TOS and now, we have there never been any movies or series based on the Klingons? Because people don't watch Star Trek for the Klingons. Similarly, most players don't play STO for the Klingons, or the Romulans, etc.: they play it for the UFP.
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04-04-2012, 04:59 PM
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You should have asked: have you ever seen a faction as poorly done in an mmo as the kdf?
The Cryptic STO KDF bashing needs to stop. The interview by GatesofStovokor.com with Dan Stahl addressed some fantastic points about the in-game history of the KDF, plus how Mr. Stahl has continued to champion KDF faction growth.

Yes, we're customers (of Cryptic/Perfect World) by playing STO. And, yes, the customer base is clamoring for more content. Based on their business model, their metrics, their budgets, I think Cryptic/Perfect World is making progress. (Albeit slow progress.) I REALLY hope the hard work by the STO community on Klingon Awareness Week #2 gives Mr. Stahl some SOLID metrics to demonstrate player commitment (and sales revenues) for Klingon faction development to Perfect World executive management.

Let's hope players stay engaged with KDF play after KAW #2 is over. Maybe "Alpha" will draw even more players to the KDF side. Time will tell. And if KDF players still around as KDF toons, then Mr. Stahl has a better argument for more dev resources/budgeting.


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I get he will never play the faction but others do.
Mr. Stahl clearly states that he has played STO as a Klingon, most recently on the Tribble test server. Maybe you mean "play the faction" in a different context. (?)
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# 10
04-04-2012, 01:43 PM
I still maintain Cryptic has good intentions for the Klingon faction, including future content and Foundry map/asset additions.

GREAT job, GatesofStovokor.com! Qapla!
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