For all the bahoo that is made about the war between the Empire and the Federation there is a surprising lack of fighting between the factions.
I could swear just some minutes ago I had two Federation speedbumps in my STF team and couldn't kill them for their incompetence...
There's a KDF mission where the player boards a disabled feddie cruiser, fights their way to the bridge, and tortures the captain for info about the UP shipyard. I used to torture the captain with my landing party blasting him with rifles until he submits the info. Last couple of time I've left my team on the bridge, and tortured the federation officer in private- with the butt of my rifle.
If that's not a war then your not looking close enough.
The only thing more satisfying than beating the fed captain senseless for information is killing the fed battleship in a single pass (alpha sorte).
Could be but the VO does paint the fact as you say that the Federation is in dire straights due to it's war with the Klingons - it is the players job to turn this around so to speak by being a good captian and destroying the klingons through several of the next missions. My question was does this effect whether people end up playing KDF or not - one person says no. I think its time to end the war.
A Klingon war that was started by outside forces. Yes it's time to clean house and get rid of the Undene. They can make some missions where the player does just that. The KDF goes out and through missions finds evidence of who in the Federation is Undene. Then a Fed player's missions take it from there and cleans up. Not likely though.
But to the other point, it would be player by player if this start affects how they feel about the KDF.
Um no i dont think its Tainted. i was like OOO bad guys i want to be one. got to lvl 5 made a KDF found nothing in it. So i played SF now im KDF an i do like it. So the idea of Build it they will come Has worked in my case. But build more and Keep them. I have no reason to hold a gold Acct or Buy lifetime Acct.
Now please stop dying to the Klingons like all your predecessors, you wouldn't believe the high turnover we have, you can expect to be Vice Admiral within a weekend!
DStahl mentioned the trailer "You are a Starfleet Officer" when someone asked him why the KDF was see as just a bit part in it - basically he said they have to cater to the Fed side because when you come over to the game that's what you start with.
He keeps saying this will be the case "until" or "If" the make it so that you can start right off the bat as KDF
And here in lies - yes "lies" the problem - why on earth would they want to steer any players away from their cash cow of starfleet? This is the question i ask every time I here him talk about them "discussing" what to do with the KDF
If he was true to his word about wanting to send more players KDF way then at bear minimum when you reach the level it unlock they could have a big window open up outside of combat that says " You can now start a KDF Character - whould you like to proceed to the log in window - yes/no - ok whatever" and if the player cancels this it pops up again when they log into their account - just like software - but give a box to tick if you "don't show this message again" if the player does not want to.
This would be an actual sign that he is true to his word - short of this it means he intends to do NOTHING with the KDF
EDIT: I just added this question formally in the state of the game thread