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# 221
05-19-2013, 05:29 AM
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Originally Posted by redshirtthefirst View Post
I plan to roll a Klingon as well... maybe an "alien-ized" one since I am so into the retro stuff *LOL* smooth heads and all.
Yeah you can do some fun stuff with those options.

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# 222
05-19-2013, 05:44 AM
Yes, I don't think we'll be seeing Klingons go extinct. I'm not sure why these threads keep popping up. Klingons are probably one of the favorite races of Star Trek, quite possibly the favorite outside of Humans of course (Everyone loves themselves). For that reason alone I see the KDF doing well. For me personally I love the ships, and I Love a lot of things about their culture. The only thing frustrating is that sometimes I think the game focuses so much on the warlike behavior that it caricatures them a bit. For instance 'Marauding' vs. Diplomacy. I always got the sense that Klingon views of Diplomacy were very Sun Tzu in mentality. I would have liked to see just a little more nuance in that Marauding branch of Commendations for the KDF. Klingons aren't just pirate thugs, and many of them have a nobility to them while many of them don't. Its just a shame the Pirate-Thug side is mostly what you see.

All of that being said, the new introduction to Klingon faction is absolutely fantastic. I have to say it really made me feel excited about being a Klingon. I think a lot of other people will agree. In fact, I wish they would have taken Jackal1701A's advice to improve the Federation Introduction as well. Best foot forward and all that. Even so, I believe the new track of stories if they are as good as the Introductory stuff I ran, will give the Klingons much needed bolstering. I've known a lot of people over the years who wanted to play Klingon but wanted to have a full pve experience. Don't get me wrong I enjoy a good bit of pvp myself, but you have to admit a full Pve experience fleshes out the faction nicely. It completes and legitimizes it.

With that said I'll just make my own personal note: One thing I'd like to see more in storylines about the Klingon Empire going forward is a recognition of their nobler sides as well. For instance in the premise of the storyline, the Klingon Empire began its wild raiding in part because of Undine infiltration. Klingons by their nature are always looking for a good row, a good war. If they have a war they can justifiably sink their teeth into, they will launch at it like a hungry tiger in a butcher's market. That doesn't mean the less noble elements won't be involved, but it likewise doesn't mean that they aren't trying to funnel their violent tendencies into honorable pursuits. It seems to me that is one reason the culture always brings up Honor and War as a means to honorably release that cathartic rush Klingons get from battle.

At the end of the day, the Undine Conflict and the Borg conflict (and to some extent that Dominion Encroach into the Alpha quadrant) should at some point cause the Federation and Klingon attitudes to cool down a bit. Open war just hasn't made sense to me in the game, not on a long term basis. Klingon territory has stabilized (the map hasn't changed has it?) and really Klingons and Federation have far more enemies in common than reasons to go at each other's throats. Between the Omega/Maco/Honor guard setup we have going now, and the way current missions have moved I doubt we're even at Cold War standing anymore. It seems a lot more like cool attitudes toward each other, versus open conflict (Except for the pvp maps). The one big concern the Klingons have is Undine advance in the Quadrant... I think this storyline here is ripe for development but beyond this, blown out war hasn't really made much sense for me apart from an excuse for pvp matches. Then again we could just call pvp (Training exercises). All things being said I've always felt the Dominion would have made a better 'monster race' than the Klingons.

Which is funny, because really I'd like to see a few more pvp matches available than what we have now, and the ability to make CUSTOM pvp maps of our own in the Foundry. The game has been around so long, and we all know the basic few matches by now.
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# 223 I never looked back!
05-19-2013, 06:47 AM
When I reached the required level in my Fed toon I switched to the Klingon side and never looked back. Now that they have made some of the requested changes I am considering dumping my fed toons. Considering I am only using them as dilithium and cash mules. I will have my Romulan toons this coming week and they will be able to be added to The Ancient and Honorable House of Seplch. This makes my Fed toons obsolete. So Making the Klingon Faction obsolete? Ha in your dreams Fed Rat Scum!

P.S. To the Devs, When are you going to give the KDF the great Klingon sound track we have been requesting?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXNRk...684101621E4945

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SyyZ...684101621E4945

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCgkL7okGo4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBZ2M...684101621E4945

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lJbX...684101621E4945

So I again make this request, (pretty please with sugar on top!!! LOL!) give us Klingons the proper music for this great game.
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L.G. Babd Grace O'Malley House Seplch Science Officer
V.A. Quintus Savat House Seplch Tactical Officer

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# 224
05-19-2013, 08:31 AM
I totally agree about soundtracks. We, as the KDF use to have more cool Klingon based music than we have now. I really wish they'd get that sort of thematic music back into the game.
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# 225
05-19-2013, 09:01 AM
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Yes, I don't think we'll be seeing Klingons go extinct.
As long as contraband remains to be farmed, the KDF will always have a place in STO.
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# 226
05-19-2013, 02:47 PM
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Originally Posted by diabolicaltroop View Post
When I reached the required level in my Fed toon I switched to the Klingon side and never looked back. Now that they have made to requested changes I am considering dumping my fed toons. Considering I am only using them as dilithium and cash mules. I will have my Romulan toons this coming week and they will be able to be added to The Ancient and Honorable House of Seplch. This makes my Fed toons obsolete. So Making the Klingon Faction obsolete? Ha in your dreams Fed Rat Scum!

P.S. To the Devs, When are you going to give the KDF the great Klingon sound track we have been requesting?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXNRk...684101621E4945

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SyyZ...684101621E4945

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCgkL7okGo4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBZ2M...684101621E4945

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lJbX...684101621E4945

So I again make this request, (pretty please with sugar on top!!! LOL!) give us Klingons the proper music for this great game.
Agreed, it would be nice to have themes like that in-game, especially the 'battle song' in the last two. That's pretty much the go-to victory or priming-for-battle chant for Klingon enthusiasts who can speak Klingon. Listening to that while getting into a scrap in PvP would probably always get my adrenaline up. The lyrics also pretty much exemplify what Klingon warriors strive for, though in STO it's usually preferred that you not get blown up without at least severely hurting the enemy or taking one down with you.

Another great song would be this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PDY7qtTsVw
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# 227
05-19-2013, 08:22 PM
The Hegh'ta is also flown by my fleet mate on his primary as for me I fly a Qin Heavy Raptor the I.K.S. Dok 'jaj the combo is very deadly and difficult to beat. However, Klingon music should be included in upcoming patches after the 21st.
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L.G. Babd Grace O'Malley House Seplch Science Officer
V.A. Quintus Savat House Seplch Tactical Officer
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# 228
05-20-2013, 09:53 PM
Plasmonic leach == kicking a dead horse in the family jewels

Congrats Cryptic ... you suck to the nth degree
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# 229
05-23-2013, 10:15 PM
So how is it on Qo'nos the last few days? Is it pretty vacant there?
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# 230
05-24-2013, 01:29 AM
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So how is it on Qo'nos the last few days? Is it pretty vacant there?
Should be full with Romulans soon!
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