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# 21
06-07-2011, 03:44 PM
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The real problem is low population on the KDF side simple as that. Instead of breaking out the love beads why not maybe do a few things to encourage people to play on their KDF? In fact if even a few of you who started KDF and then went Fed would come back we probably would be in much better shape. It's amazing how often I'm waiting in the que because we are 1-2 KDF short of launching an arena. Again, I listed easy fixes to help encourage KDF play but Craptic sucks.
Making PvP give much more experience while leveling would go a loooong way to fixing that. It's a pain in the butt leveling a KDF toon because not only do you have to PvE, but you have to do the most boring and repetitive type of PvE.

I've got 2 KDF toons stuck around tier 3, but there's no way to level them up.
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# 22
06-07-2011, 03:46 PM
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The real problem is low population on the KDF side simple as that. Instead of breaking out the love beads why not maybe do a few things to encourage people to play on their KDF? In fact if even a few of you who started KDF and then went Fed would come back we probably would be in much better shape. It's amazing how often I'm waiting in the que because we are 1-2 KDF short of launching an arena. Again, I listed easy fixes to help encourage KDF play but Craptic sucks.

Or locking matches that start 4 v 4 unless someone drops. nothing more annoying then having a good 4 v 4 going then the 5th for each team shows up. One spawns in at an empty spawn the spawns into the enemy spawn. The daily grind for emblems is mind numbing I mean I have 20-30 PvE missions on all of my toons I need to do but I really have no interest in doing those bug, zergfest, special olympic AI missions and watch as my powers act up or I get hit with the stuck in firing animation bug.
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# 23
06-07-2011, 03:53 PM
In before "moved to KDF gameplay"...

motion to sign off on development of KDF and leave it as is REJECTED
due to the fact said motion is GAF
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# 24
06-08-2011, 03:36 AM
Giving the KDF it's PvP levelling path back could certainly help. Currently, PvP at low tiers is barely existent.

If Cryptic wants to see more KDF players, but they can't produce fully fledged new content for it, they will have to do with other incentives that are cheaper to implement.

1) Double all Skill Point, Badge and Merit Rewards for FvK up to Vice Admiral
2) Add an Hourly 1 Emblem Mission (similar to the Exploration hourly) that you can get for winning one FvK match.

This encourages people to PvP, speeds up the levelling for KDF players. It doesn't help those that hate PvP with the fire of 10,000 suns, but it can still motivate some.

In addition, there could be account-related accolades for levelling Fed and KDF toons to Lt.Cmdr, Cmdr, Cpt, RA/BG, UA/MG, VA/LG. These could start being just a few accolade points and a few skill points, but it could later also turn into a new Bage or uniform piece (once the artwork team has time to build it.)

Here's the extreme to what one could go:
Looted Warships: If you level a KDF toon to a new level, and won the FvK daily as Fed 3 times, you qualify for a "looted warship". You get one KDF vessel added to your repertoire. Additional ones can be acquired in the C-Store once you qualified for it (yay for making money out of the KDF).

Of course, that means soon you'll see a bunch of Federation Captains in BoPs and Carriers and everyone will hate that and find it ridicilious. Too bad, it could have been fun (even if of the stupid kind).
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# 25
06-08-2011, 03:44 AM
Indeed, my sources in the Empire tell me the war does not go well for the Klingons. The Klingon fleet has suffered many loses and morale is at an all time low. It is wise for the leaders of the Empire to seek peace with the Federation. I'm sure we would gladly accept the Empire's surrender and put and end to this senseless war that was orchestrated by outside forces looking to weaken powers of the Alpha Quadrant in preparation of a coming threat. It's time to unite our peoples against a greater evil and perhaps one day welcome the Klingon people as a full member of the United Federation of Planets.

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# 26
06-08-2011, 03:57 AM
Seriously though, I think a new raptor variant (orion escort?) and klingon sci ship would even up the ship selection pretty well. Also the faster PVP leveling is a good idea, though the pvp population a low tiers still might be a problem.

A Fed + Klink vs Rommy war wouldn't make much sense. The Romulans wouldn't stand a chance (storywise) and they'd be just in the same state the klingons are in now.

A single que would be nice. Say if there's only 3 klinks and 11 feds, pop a 3v3 FvK and a 4v4 FvF.
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# 27
06-08-2011, 05:41 AM
Might want to check out the ask cryptic for june:


http://www.startrekonline.com/node/2472


Q: Peregrine_Falcon Will the KDF get "anything" (paraphrasing) in 2011.

A: The KDF are getting a remade starting Hub, a new KDF only Daily Ground and Space Fleet Action, Remade Gorn, exclusive KDF level 51 gear set (space and ground), their own form of assignments, their own unique duty officers, several new ships, and a releveled mission experience. Anything else is possible, but those are the tasks at the top of my priority list for KDF right now. The KDF slowly improves, but not as fast as the feds. The future could change this.

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Q: ZeroIce Will there be a contest to design a new KDF ship like the one for the Feds? I've still got free ship tokens from when I made BG and LG last year and asolutely nothing I have any interest in spending them on at this time. It'd be nice to have some choices.

A: While we are not going to be running another contest for a Fan submitted Klingon vessel, we are going to be adding more ships to the KDF lineup during Season 4.


I tried rolling a klink toon to cmdr but hated it so I deleted and never looked back. They should approve foundry grind missions for KDF.
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# 28
06-08-2011, 06:53 AM
I do think, in the very least, that Fed and KDF players should be able to team for STFs.
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# 29
06-08-2011, 07:04 AM
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I do think, in the very least, that Fed and KDF players should be able to team for STFs.
I don't know if this has been officially announced, but I have heard from a Dev in Chat that this is a feature coming with Season 4. Well, at least it will become technically feasible for the engine to do it, whether it will be "actually" possible we'll have to see.
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# 30
06-08-2011, 07:49 AM
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I don't know if this has been officially announced, but I have heard from a Dev in Chat that this is a feature coming with Season 4. Well, at least it will become technically feasible for the engine to do it, whether it will be "actually" possible we'll have to see.
This has been in the works since season 2 so I won't hold my breath. Right now it is damn near impossible to get STF runs on the KDF side.
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