I have 4 Fed Va's and 2 KDF LG's. I will most likely level one for KDF to LG as a sci to have one of each profession. Majority of our fleet has toons on both factions all LG's to play with. Flavor of the day to run Fed or KDF. We were beating Cure on KDF side like no joke. Then the game crashed and we had to restart the ground. Went even faster this time until right at armek the game was taken down for 2 hours for emergency work. WE may not be a KDF all the time fleet but we have atleast 20 active players who can play either side at any time.
The actual lack of KDf content and the devs abuse of the faction itself as well as the statement s from some Devs indicate that they don't want KDF players. They had more then a year to add content, but added only sparingly. Cryptic has shown that they have created a Starfleet Online and never intended to keep up to marketing and promises that there will be a full fledged out 2nd faction.
I notice lots say they want to try a Klingon, but after they have to repeat the same missions over and over most either go play Fed (if the are really a Trek fan) or go play something else entirely.
But, it's probably not worth it to make more Klingon content because there's only (insert low percentage) of players who want to play Klingon....
See how that works...? It's like they just don't want Klingon players....
Maybe if they rewarded the few Klingon missions and war zones that are possible.
It is sad that Kllingons get no reward if there are no Feds to kill, even though we are there, we finish the objectives and we do everything that a Fed gets rewarded for but we get no reward.
I can see why Klingons are not played very much or people don't stay on the Klingon side.
Well as for me I have an Eng, Tac, and a Sci LG1's on the klingon side and I'm currently helping 5 of my Fed fleet members work on leveling their KDF alts. The fleet I am in ( Project Navras ) also has a afleet on the KDF side House of Navras. We are currently working on getting most of our 100 + fed members to work on a KDf alt also. So we help that will increase the numbers.
I can only hope that lessons have been learned and that the next faction isn't given the same approach.
I hope that day will never come. If it comes before the KDF has at least decent content STO is dead for me forever. Since the Season 2 debacle I believe no word from the devs, my personal opinion of Mr Stahl is even worse by now.
With only a small portion of the player base playing the Klingon side the Klingon side might not get the content it needs. Sometimes they do that, keep putting the needs of the many before the few and the few just get fewer as a result. SWTOR in November.
That'll be one cold day in hell for me before I hurl myself in with that lot again. Ugh, star wars nerds, blah blah blah dark side this, the force that. I'm a evil sith lord. Ever since my old roomies 2 year all star wars repeat marathon I swore I'd never do anything with that setting again ;P
Thats not even a space game. So gross. Anyway. Cryptic should just sit down and make a bunch of KDF missions, patch 'em in, and fix the bugs we report. They could do it in a week if its anything like making something in the foundry. Just give me something more interesting than the two missions in Pi Canis.