Actually i could live without crafting on both sides. And after unlocking Science and Engenier on Fed side I dont know if i want to cry or laugh: all that grinding for f*** plasma samples just to get BLUE stuff? Mk IX in some parts?
I can really understand the feds complaining. I'm lucky not to fly arround and collect anomelys at the start of every mission on Klingon side... Of course I dont HAVE to do it on fed side.... but I dont know... i do it anyway for some reason.
While its not so much crafting as it is buying stuff for anomalies... I just craft everything on one Fed toon, then send it to wherever I need it. If anyone without a Fed toon needs stuff... I'm a Ferengi, I do business with everyone.
It has been discussed and considered. Now that we have the back end for item requirements and crafting progression working properly - we want to expand it so that Klingons can use it, I just don't have a valid ETA for this yet as the designer who did the majority of this last revamp is now knee deep in the diplomacy system.
Another thing we want to get to the Klingon faction is "commodity" type missions for Klingon Faction players ...
We want to see those types of gameplay (anomalies, crafting, and trading) come to the Klingon Faction.
While I don't have a definite date for you - I could easily see this happening by the time Season 3 starts if not before.
There's a an idea behind what they're doing by saying that.
It's called: "Stringing you along"
They promise this, they promise that. You get hopes that it will be so in the future, so you keep paying your hard earned money and filling their pockets with it. And after a year or so, you realize that they haven't lived up to their word... but they DID get your money.