the Klingon pve missions don't have loot rewards, only xp (not counting cash, honor, &c.) they're also exactly the same thing over and over (destroy n squadrons of enemy ships 3 times for 75 badges of exploration) except that n gets higher as you level, and the enemy changes from feds to romulans to cardassians to borg.
yes, they are very boring, especially when you're forced to do them because the pvp vendor is broken in that particular tier and badges of exploration are the only way to get certain pieces of gear. but on the plus side, they're always available even if you're the only klingon logged on in your entire tier (pvp queues require a minimum of 5 players on each side).
the next patch will add more pve missions, but they're just a bunch of federation 'grind' missions now made available to klingons as well. they won't be anything new if you've seen them on the fed side already.
one last note: as soon as you enter T3, take a look at the T4 vendors and decide what gear you're going to want. some of the T4 gear needs T3 badges or medals, so tally up how many T3 badges and/or medals you will need in T4 and grind those out (and put them aside) early. you don't want to wait until you're almost T4 because you might level out of T3 before you've finished and come up short (and currently, once you hit T4 there is no way to get T3 badges or medals). this has been broken since beta, and Cryptic has not indicated that they plan to fix it anytime soon although it's been reported multiple times.
heh i appriciate the info though much of it i have no clue whatcha talking about but like i said i only played the game for several hours so i'll figure it out eventually... anyways like you said i will stack up on badges when i grind missions in T3(T3 is a certain rank like captain or something i assume? not sure how the tiers work here yet)
I can create a klingon once i get in fed to lieutenant 5? or do i need to reach some other lvl\rank?
Got so many other questions but i'll just wait till i actually get home and in game and hopefully i'll find some patient klingon to answer my questions thanks for the input
Once you hit Lt. 6, log out and you have the option to create a Klingon character. Don't faint at the overwhelming customization options though.
The medals are "currency". On Fed side, you have vendors that sell you things like kits, weapons and all for energy credits. On higher levels, you can also buy special items (green = uncommon, blue = rare, like the ones you saw as mission rewards), and you pay them with the "other currency", like medals. You only earn badges and medals in certain missions (some in PvP, some in exploration and so on). So you need to do x missions to gain x medals/badges, and for these, you buy the uncommon/rare gear.
On KDF side, you will not get these items offered as rewards from NPCs, like Feds do. You buy everything from vendors (or, if you are lucky, have energy credits and find what you need, from Exchange).
in order to unlock the ability to make a Klingon, you need to either level your fed to Lieutenant 6, or complete the "Stop the Signal" mission. after that you may need to log off and back on again in order to see that Klingons have been unlocked for you.