well i came back to catch up on what new ingame an i dunno if its this game or my illness taking hold again with a vengence but im totally ground out by the grind that is kdf gameplay, im not having fun anymore. ive got my kdf chars to the stage where they have amazing gear but the gear is not much better then you can get of the exhange or from a feature.
then comes the what to level with, i know the math codes by default now for the satalite. 759963174400 cos i done it so many times to feel like im doing an actual pve game but nothing feels fresh or a challange, the stfs arnt fun or a challange, they are simply a time sink an the cure is a pet hate passion of mine. the 1st time i went away was cos i was off in hospital and that was just after season 2 an now season 3 is out an season 4 on the way but i just cannot think of a solid reason why im playing still.
I hit that wall some time ago. I maxed my first two characters as Klingon. When pvp wasn't popping, all we had was empire defense (grinding of the worst nature).
My solution seems to be what most everyone else did ; quit playing STO and move to another game or go Fed. I maxed a Fed character, then played 5 months of LOTRO. When I came back, many Fed things had been added, but the Klingon content is ... well it is just not there. I maxed another Fed character, this time trying to stay in the quest lines amd not pvping all the time. They have more quests than you can do; you pass up the low ones and have to start skipping quests to stay current to your level. Doing non-level appropriate content is boring for me so I do not do it.
All I can suggest is working on completing your accolades. Be sure you have tried to do every little piece of conent there IS. Sit around in Eta Eradani sector and argue with feds. In the end though there are still the same choices : Fed or quit. A new MMPORG is close to beta that has a VERY popular science fiction theme. Most dissatisfied people I know are treading water waiting for it.
I know I left last August or at least thats when I cancelled, I just came back a few weeks ago, Leveled my fed to VA1, went over to the Kilngon toon and still pretty much the same, I did notice a few added missions, but surely not as many as the Fed side. So I rolled another Klingon factioned toon, I know there is a ton of lore to be had here....where is it? in all the TV shows, movies, books, comics...etc... Worf even had lore. I dont mind PvP, just not all of the time, I enjoy being part of a story hence the reason I went and played a fed, I give kudos to all the LTG Klingons out there, must have been a tedious trip.
by the way my fed is a escort commander Defiant-R, the closest to a Klingon escort I could think of.
i dont mind the pvp but there seems to be no backing to the pvp, in other games that have central or partially central pvp there is a reason for it an rewards designed for pvp oriented players, on sto its like you pvp or pve not much dif. the maps are good but capture and hold for what reason. ground pvp for what reason. they arnt battlegrounds they are arenas without arena teams and standings.
I agree there has been little love given to the Klingon side. Every time this is pointed out the Fed care bares come out and say this game is based on the Federation side so deal with it. My response is that without diversity no MMO can live for long. So here we are only a year in to the game and the Klingon side is a shadow of what it was a week after the game was released. Yes we have had the weekly missions but still after a year the Klingon side less than handful of story line missions. Compare that to the vast amount of storyline missions on the Fed side; itís clear that Cryptic has been neglecting the Klingon side.
If season 4 does not have some serious content for the Klingons then I hope all the Feds like solo play or doing PvP against other Feds because that is all they will have to do. Given Cryptics history I donít think that there will be anything substantial added for the Klingon side. The reason why I donít think they will add anything to the Klingon side is because they are going in to a 3 or 4 month period of time with no new content for anyone. My guess is the Feds will be crying for something new after a month or two and Cryptic will again drop anything that is Klingon specific to get something out for the Fed side as season 4 gets released.
For all of the people that want to play Romulans you should take note. My guess is based off of what Cryptic has not done for the Klingons you should expect the same lack of content. Hope you like leveling up on PvP only missions.
By the way if my post seams a little critical of Cryptic it is; as this lack of content for the Klingon side has been going on for a very long time. I have maxed out three characters on the Fed side and 4 on the Klingon side. I enjoy playing the Feds but also the Klingons and feel strongly that neglecting the Klingon side is a mistake. This game need some diversity and without it will become boring to play as is evident to anyone that has maxed out their characters.
The bulk of my time has been turned to working (or helping someone) on accolades which is also a grind. Most recently I go to the sweet spots nd out scan the -46 farmers until they leave and then give away or sell for nothing the loot.