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Lt. Commander
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# 31
09-06-2011, 02:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Heretic
The new ships are at Commander and Captain, so this just means that as a KDF character you could acquire out of the gate an Orion, Nausicaan or Gorn ship. So, if you wanted to you could fly a pure Science ship or carrier for your whole career.
However if we start at level 25 we miss half of Commander, as a result we lose out half of the ships flying time

Would it not be better to start at level 20, people would be more willing to buy a ship they can use for a full rank and not just 5-6 grades.
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# 32
09-06-2011, 02:40 PM
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However if we start at level 25 we miss half of Commander, as a result we lose out half of the ships flying time

Would it not be better to start at level 20, people would be more willing to buy a ship they can use for a full rank and not just 5-6 grades.
The right hand of the dev team might want to introduce itself to the left hand of the dev team one of these days.

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# 33
09-06-2011, 02:47 PM
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However if we start at level 25 we miss half of Commander, as a result we lose out half of the ships flying time
Hey, at least you get to keep that ship longer than the current starter B'rel... :p
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# 34
09-06-2011, 06:51 PM
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However if we start at level 25 we miss half of Commander, as a result we lose out half of the ships flying time

Would it not be better to start at level 20, people would be more willing to buy a ship they can use for a full rank and not just 5-6 grades.
I haven't yet scoured the new F2P threads yet *long sigh*. I get that KDF will unlock to the player at Federation Level 25. I can't see there being a need for Klingon Academy (which to me implies a level 1 character) if our new KDF character defaults at Level 25 (or as you suggest, 20) to start. Is the concern that non-Klingon KDF don't start in a species-specific starship? Right now they don't anyway. Is that a deal breaker for some?
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# 35
09-06-2011, 10:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Psi'a Meese
I can't see there being a need for Klingon Academy (which to me implies a level 1 character) if our new KDF character defaults at Level 25 (or as you suggest, 20) to start.
To be fair, all our characters are already starting as officers right now in both factions. An Academy is not necessary for anyone. It's just a nice place to hang out, especially if you are one of those roleplayers who has a cadet character. That is completely irrelevant of what tier of ships is available at start.

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Is the concern that non-Klingon KDF don't start in a species-specific starship? Right now they don't anyway. Is that a deal breaker for some?
I do not think this would be a "dealbreaker" for anyone, but it is without doubt a nice thing to have. The real reason, however, is that it is much easier to condense the currently available content. In essence, by removing 18 levels from progression and adding, say, 7 levels of new missions Cryptic could literally double the content available to a KDF character at any point in time.

StormShade has also explained it in more detail over here.
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# 36
09-06-2011, 11:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Psi'a Meese
I haven't yet scoured the new F2P threads yet *long sigh*. I get that KDF will unlock to the player at Federation Level 25. I can't see there being a need for Klingon Academy (which to me implies a level 1 character) if our new KDF character defaults at Level 25 (or as you suggest, 20) to start. Is the concern that non-Klingon KDF don't start in a species-specific starship? Right now they don't anyway. Is that a deal breaker for some?
Dealbreaking is a very individual thing. When I leveled my Gorn Sci with his Gorn crew I would have liked to have more Gorn ships during the ranks to complete the feeling. I had to do it without the ships and still he made Lt. General. Deal completed It's all about options, to give the KDF different ship styles and develop the non-Klingon side of the KDF, both at the same time.
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