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Dev team we really need another wave of KDF loven!

Now that the first city has been redone, I really would love some more. I know it has been mentioned that we will be getting KDF versions of Fed missions and that is cool. But we need at least two more mission archs for each rank/teir. The rank restriction on the featured episodes has removed some major fun missions for leveling Klingons.

I have a major issue with the lack of KFD content, as it has always been low and you do the same few missions over and over again. With the new level restriction for some of the missions it really limits our options at low ranks. Currently we can do Pi Canis, Defend the Empire and explore missions and one mission arch per every teir. Plus we have the featured episodes if you are high enough rank for them. We really need more than that as a KDF player.



From July ask cryptic 2011 and the first question posted:
Q: KBFLordKrueg Now that we have a beautifully redone QonoS, can we hope for more Klingon missions soon as well?

A: With launching Season 4, the entire team is focused on adding new content over the months ahead that will utilize all the new cool features and combat updates in this release. We are currently in development on the following content: Featured Episode Series 4 which will take place around Deep Space 9, Special Task Force updates to improve and balance these missions into something fun and/or challenging to play, Borg Invasion Events which will include a weekly ground assault on a to be announced species homeworld as well as hourly Borg Deep Space incursions into all sectors, new locale flavored neighborhood missions for social zones, OpenPVP Encounters, and four new Fleet Actions (1 exclusive ground and space FA for each faction). So yes. We absolutely plan to release some great new content to show off the new combat updates in Season 4. All of this content is currently scheduled to release at various stages in Season 4 between now and October.


Ok cool, they are adding stuff but I feel this is a deflection of the problem. Now with the level restrictions on featured episodes we have no way of knowing what rank you will need to be to play the DS9 episodes. From that I can read into this response everything is based for Fed content that they let KDF players also participate in and that is ok but I thought I listened to a interview that the new high level expansion sector will be FED only when it is released.

From July ask cryptic 2011:
Q: kyle_scott Any possibility of a Romulan or Cardassian BOFF?
A: We have discussed this in the past and have thus far held off because it could cause some oddities if and when we eventually get a Romulan or Cardassian faction in game. I'm not saying it is impossible, or that we won't do it, but for now we are on hold with this idea.


The idea of having a Romulan or Cardassian faction is very cool but should not even be talked about at this point in time. The idea of adding another faction to the game that has one complete faction and half of one is a bit crazy. The amount of work that it would take to come out with a new faction is huge amount of time, money and testing. Im sure the foundry has also cost a good amount of time and money to get work and running somewhat smoothly. I just truly do not want to see the Romulans or Cardassians poorly put together or called a PVP faction as an excuse for not making them a full faction. I know it is a huge undertaking to make a new faction and to do it well. I would recommend to get the KDF up to speed and then slowly build another faction but do not release them until they have a full complement of mission/ship/aliens/costumes/home bases made and tested. People were not happy about the KDF at release and an unfinished third faction will rehash all those issues and show off a very unpolished game.


The current con about STO at this point from mmo sites is the lack of content but imo I believe we have slowly seen an increase in top end content.


Dear KDF Santa,

My wish list for my KDF toon!

1. Finsih the KDF faction, please.

2. I would like to see a Klingon Science ship that can cloak.

3. Even if that is hard for the Devs to do maybe we can get some more variant ship skins/ship variants for the current top end KDF ships.

4. Or even a crazier thought ship bridges for the alien KDF ships even if they end up on the C-store. Thats right Im going to say it "We are willing to pay for more stuff if you would just put it out!"

Sometimes as a KDF player we jump at even the smallest things you give us as there really is not that much out there for us.
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# 2
07-21-2011, 12:47 PM
See my post in the August edition of ask Cryptic.

I strongly agree...
Although I also strongly agree creating another new faction when the Klingons remain as they are is a really bad idea.

Please sir, may we have some more Klingon specific content...? We're just barely hanging on here...
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# 3
07-21-2011, 12:51 PM
I mean no disrespect but.. they haven't even finished rolling out everything that was scheduled for the launch of Season 4. And your post about a new faction, they already shot down the idea that you're shooting down. So why shoot it down again?
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# 4
07-21-2011, 01:11 PM
@KBFLordKrueg

Love it and well put.

@ segma

Season 4 notes did not show much promise for KDF content. As for killing an idea that has been killed "already" I had not seen an official slaying of said idea by the dev team and was simply pointing out the flaw I saw in creating a new faction before finishing the current one. If I have missed this announcement I do apologize for my ignorance in the matter.
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# 5
07-21-2011, 01:31 PM
Honestly, I've found the community created stuff helps alleviate the lack of content. I know, the Foundry is currently unavailable for making new missions, and it'd be lazy just to go "bah, we don't need Cryptic to work, let the players make all the missions!" Still, there's enough of em floating around on there that it really and truly helps. Still, there's no crafting mats to be had there, some of em are bugged to hell, and item rewards are limited to one every three Foundry-made missions and whatever happens to drop during them.


The Klingons HAVE come a long way since release in terms of content, however, so I do have hope that Cryptic will continue to work on them. And I would LOVE to have a Romulan faction in the game, but I'll be honest: Cryptic needs to flesh the Klingons out more first. Heck, they need to keep upping the amount of content more first... and making some of the older content more viable/appealing. The current queue system is a bit "meh", and it's painfully annoying when that PvP queue you've been waiting for pops during a mission where you have to kill 8 squadrons, just dropped enemy #6, and now have to choose between PvPing after a twenty minute wait and having to restart the lame "kill X" mission, or finish up the mission and wait another 20 minutes to PvP.


I will say, however, I agree with Cryptic's stance on keeping Romulans and such as non-BOFFs/players (officially). Yes, the KDF needs to be worked on more... but that doesn't change the fact that, someday, the Romulans or Cardassians may very well be a faction, so it IS something worth talking about. It'd be stupid to just throw out Romulan BOFFs without thinking about the future, and it'd create more problems SHOULD the Romulans become a faction. You have to think about the future, even if there's other stuff you have to do first in the more immediate future.




Oh, and I totally agree on the bridges for "alien" ships. I want my Gorn to have a Gorn's bridge on his Varanus, not some silly Klingon bridge with its dim, red lighting. Someone get the art team to work on that. :p
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# 6
07-21-2011, 01:54 PM
I totally Agree we do need more content on the KDF side it seems kind of boring doing the same set of missions over and over again just to level up a toon IE: repeating the PI Canis sets. The little bit of story arch you get at every tier just isn't enough. DEVs please give us more story content for us KDF players.

I agree that the DEVs should not drop all the work on the Romulans and Cardassians that they have done, but finish what u already started with the KDF. You can't just start on something new with out finishing something that is already there.

Definately need alien bridges Grumba's not looking cool with red klingon brisge
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# 7
07-21-2011, 02:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Steel-Hyena
Honestly, I've found the community created stuff helps alleviate the lack of content. I know, the Foundry is currently unavailable for making new missions, and it'd be lazy just to go "bah, we don't need Cryptic to work, let the players make all the missions!" Still, there's enough of em floating around on there that it really and truly helps. Still, there's no crafting mats to be had there, some of em are bugged to hell, and item rewards are limited to one every three Foundry-made missions and whatever happens to drop during them.


The Klingons HAVE come a long way since release in terms of content, however, so I do have hope that Cryptic will continue to work on them. And I would LOVE to have a Romulan faction in the game, but I'll be honest: Cryptic needs to flesh the Klingons out more first. Heck, they need to keep upping the amount of content more first... and making some of the older content more viable/appealing. The current queue system is a bit "meh", and it's painfully annoying when that PvP queue you've been waiting for pops during a mission where you have to kill 8 squadrons, just dropped enemy #6, and now have to choose between PvPing after a twenty minute wait and having to restart the lame "kill X" mission, or finish up the mission and wait another 20 minutes to PvP.


I will say, however, I agree with Cryptic's stance on keeping Romulans and such as non-BOFFs/players (officially). Yes, the KDF needs to be worked on more... but that doesn't change the fact that, someday, the Romulans or Cardassians may very well be a faction, so it IS something worth talking about. It'd be stupid to just throw out Romulan BOFFs without thinking about the future, and it'd create more problems SHOULD the Romulans become a faction. You have to think about the future, even if there's other stuff you have to do first in the more immediate future.




Oh, and I totally agree on the bridges for "alien" ships. I want my Gorn to have a Gorn's bridge on his Varanus, not some silly Klingon bridge with its dim, red lighting. Someone get the art team to work on that. :p
Oh I do agree with on everything you have said and as you can see segma was the one stating on killing an idea. I want them to finish Klingons before starting on something else. I would love to have other factions but this need to be released 80% complete or higher. Klingons have come a huge way from what we all thought it would be in the beta from the dreaded "They will be a pvp only faction" and the word monster play ran crazy on the forums. But they still have some ways to go. I would like to have the Dev team post a plan/path for getting Klingon Empire on solid ground. How are they going to do it? How long should we expect for it to take? At the beginning of 2011 it was hailed as the year for Klingons but we are still waiting on that and I really would like a statues update.
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# 8
07-21-2011, 09:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Duirsar
I totally Agree we do need more content on the KDF side it seems kind of boring doing the same set of missions over and over again just to level up a toon IE: repeating the PI Canis sets. The little bit of story arch you get at every tier just isn't enough. DEVs please give us more story content for us KDF players.

I agree that the DEVs should not drop all the work on the Romulans and Cardassians that they have done, but finish what u already started with the KDF. You can't just start on something new with out finishing something that is already there.

Definately need alien bridges Grumba's not looking cool with red klingon brisge
I demand heated seating for Gorn captain's chairs on the Varanus. They're cold blooded, and need a heat rock to keep active and stay comfy like my leopard gecko. Make it happen, Cryptic.
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# 9
07-22-2011, 07:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Steel-Hyena
I demand heated seating for Gorn captain's chairs on the Varanus. They're cold blooded, and need a heat rock to keep active and stay comfy like my leopard gecko. Make it happen, Cryptic.

Them lizards do need to keep warm bring on the heated rock
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