We do not need to the latest fed pet faction if Cryptic would develop the KDF/fed war logically as an actual war between the factions at low level but slowly have it disapeer as one progresses up the ranking system so that endgame levels we players are all functioning together as rouge agents of our respective factions to fight the greater foe.
Viola, endgame level cooperation without having to make any faction a pet of the other and we the player get two excellent storylines that are different enough to be fun seperately yet work toward an single endgame goal
The game grows, the factions grow and everyone is happy.
Well i'm glad we agree on what the romulan republic is, though its just as much a pet to the Klingon empire as it is to the federation.
As Jadzia Dax said, the empire is dying. Smart woman :p
Forcing the Gorn into submission, the Orions supporting the Empire, Nausicaans jumping on the bandwagon, simultaneously taking on the Undine threat (alone), fighting Starfleet, and a myriad of other threats.
One of the Empire's greatest, oldest enemies, the Romulans, have splintered with a group of them subjecting themselves to the Empire (as well as the Federation) in exchange for lunch money and help rounding up rodents. They will even help the Empire kill fellow Romulans & Remans.
THIS IS A WIN-WIN PROPOSITION!
On top of all those "activities" (of blowing s**t up), including the time honored tradition of shooting at Starfleet, the Klingons still get opportunities to kill each other here and there out of House rivalry.
For a people that savor battle, battle can be found everywhere. Nowhere will you ever find any of the KDF missions of someone in the Empire crying about the wars. Not even Worf, with the Empire at war with the Federation.
any future that includes an end to the conflict between the kdf and starfleet is distasteful. id prefer it if cryptic would stop introducing novelty conflicts (like the whole dinosaur thing) and instead spent an entire season fleshing out the conflict and perhaps even using it as a vehicle to push forward a pvp revamp.
but the idea of factionless queues and the like makes my skin crawl. i quite enjoy the crack teams the kdf brings to the public queues. i really dont want feddies messing that up.
As Jadzia Dax said, the empire is dying. Smart woman :p
The STO Federation intro gives the distinct impression that the federation is doomed.
"The chaos in Romulan space gave the Klingon Empire to a opportunity to expand their territory."
"The Federation did their utmost to preserve it's alliance with the Klingons, but war was inevitable." (war on one side of their borders)
"The Romulans want revenge for their lost world." (revenge against the Federation because Spock failed to save Romulus, war on two sides of their borders)
"The Dominion are rebuilding it's forces" (pending attack from the Dominion to take the Alpha Quadrant)
"The Borg have reappeared and attacked the Vega colony." (war on three sides of the federation border)
"The Alpha Quadrant (Federation) balances on the edge of ruin." (self centered Starfleet has to wake up to the reality, the galaxy doesn't revolve around it)
The STO Klingon Empire into gives the distinct impression of power..and of VICTORY!
"For too long we have turned our hearts from the path our father's laid." (peace with the Federation caused the Klingon Empire to stray off the path of our fathers, the path we are now back on, onward to glory!)
"I have watched you train, I have witnessed your prowess, your victory!" (The Empire is strong, Beks are trained in the art of war throughout their life, so the least in the Empire have been trained in war far better then the Federation ensigns.)
"Now.. it is your duty, your honor to serve the Empire." (The Heart of Virtue, the emblem of the Empire symbolizes Honor, Duty, and Loyalty, what does the Federation's emblem stand for?)
"Wipe the sleep from your eyes.. wake and remember the call of out fathers.." (Remember and do not forget lest we turn our hearts from the path of our fathers)
"You will be challenged.. you will know pain but you will not bend or break." (Klingons are fine with a stubbed toe, but not the Federation, they can't take a stubbed toe or indigestion)
"Fight with passion and earn your place in the halls of Sto'vo'kor." (Forward Warriors of the Empire, fight with such ferocious passion that the enemy will faint at the sight of their own blood!)
"By the blood of Kahless it will be GLORIOUS!" (By the blood of the Emperor we will be victorious, Honor to you, Warriors of the Empire, Glory to you, Warriors of the Empire, A place in Sto'vo'kor for the Warriors of the Empire!)
"Cry 'havoc!' and let slip the dogs of war!"
"Cry woe, destruction, ruin, and decay, the worst is death.. and death shall have his day."
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I can see a civil war caused by the assassination of Kahles by the house of Duras. This would lead to a cease fire with the Feds to control the situation, the Fed don't a Duras led empire because they would most likely use every treaty breaking weapon in existence.
Daniels did say that the Klingons join the Federation by the 26th century in Enterprise, though the Federation and Klingons have had 2 previous conflicts with this being the third Federation/Klingon war, they need each other in face of the iconian threat, the dominion threat brought peace between these 2 super powers in 2373.
Maybe it's time for the Federation to swallow it's pride and admit the existence of undine infiltrators and get a negotiated peace and re sign the khitomer accords to bring this stalemate of a war to a end, the Klingons give up their conquests in romulan space and the federation give some of eta eridani as a buffer zone.