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# 171
04-28-2013, 09:11 PM
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Originally Posted by red01999 View Post
The doomsday attitude of "END OF THE WORLD BECAUSE THE FEDS GET SOMETHING THAT WAS KDF EXCLUSIVE" and "OMG FEDS GET SOMETHING THE KDF DOESN'T HAVE, FACTION WILL IMPLODE IN 30 MINUTES" has done far more to disincline me from wanting to have anything to do with the faction than a lack of gear ever will. As-is I hardly log in my one KDF character. This is in that exact same boat.
Yes it does seem like every week the game is going to be cancelled, or a faction will be deleted, or someone other than you will get an "I WIN!" button.

Still haven't seen any of that yet, maybe I'm just lucky.

Could aslo be than an unfortunate number of people on the forums are just drama queens, and also happen to be the loudest among us.

I've said it before, the amont of equipment on the KDF side is less than the FED but I have never found that to be much of an issue, unless you don't want to put any time or money into the game. In which case it's your own fault for being a total moocher and expecting to have all the shineys for no effort.
Actualy reading things pefore posting will make you look smarter than yelling loudly. Reading comprehension is aparently a lost art.

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# 172
04-29-2013, 07:52 AM
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The doomsday attitude of "END OF THE WORLD BECAUSE THE FEDS GET SOMETHING THAT WAS KDF EXCLUSIVE" and "OMG FEDS GET SOMETHING THE KDF DOESN'T HAVE, FACTION WILL IMPLODE IN 30 MINUTES" has done far more to disincline me from wanting to have anything to do with the faction than a lack of gear ever will. As-is I hardly log in my one KDF character. This is in that exact same boat.
Yeah, same thing sours fedplay for me.

It seems both factions have thier fair share on whine. I wondrr if the romulans will also start?
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# 173
04-29-2013, 08:05 AM
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Yeah, same thing sours fedplay for me.

It seems both factions have thier fair share on whine. I wondrr if the romulans will also start?
I really hope not....it's been a three year wait so I would hope that we are all just grateful and enjoy playing.....oh who am I kidding, of course they will have whiners.
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# 174
04-29-2013, 11:47 AM
Gin. Faster then Blood Wine.

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How are you taking it?
Small 7 oz cocktail glass, 3oz shaved ice, up to 1 shot of Jin (more or less to taste), freshly squeezed grapefruit juice and a bare splash of tonic water as mixer. Garnish with grapefruit rind and 1/2 teaspoon of sugar. Acquired taste, and obviously a Martini like drink... 2 or 3 of those... and of course feel free to btake a slug off a bottle of Vermouth and breath across the glass before serving.

I need a name for this drink... Humm. hummmmmm. Ah ha!

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# 175
04-29-2013, 12:16 PM
I see after 3 years the sky is still falling. How completely disturbing it must be for some.

Going back to sleep now. Wear your hard hats. The sky is falling. Ground is next. The free air is gone too.

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# 176
04-29-2013, 10:22 PM
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Gin. Faster then Blood Wine.



Small 7 oz cocktail glass, 3oz shaved ice, up to 1 shot of Jin (more or less to taste), freshly squeezed grapefruit juice and a bare splash of tonic water as mixer. Garnish with grapefruit rind and 1/2 teaspoon of sugar. Acquired taste, and obviously a Martini like drink... 2 or 3 of those... and of course feel free to btake a slug off a bottle of Vermouth and breath across the glass before serving.

I need a name for this drink... Humm. hummmmmm. Ah ha!

"Orion sleeper"
An IV is far more effective.
Unless your worried about the blood level in your alcohol system......
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# 177
04-29-2013, 11:29 PM
In response to the original question in this thread, the answer is: because they want to.

The same question could easily be applied to Federation characters. Why would anyone play ANYTHING other than a Romulan, using your reasoning? Because they WANT to, simple as that. I have a VA Fed and a VA KDF character. Once LoR drops, I'll make one and level to VA on that too, enjoying every mission and story along the way.

But most likely, unless I absolutely fall in love with my Romulan character, my Fed will stay my main, despite not having access to all the Romulan toys. Why? Because I choose to. Not everybody bases every decision they make in a game on mix-maxing to get the best of everything.
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# 178
04-30-2013, 12:27 AM
A long time ago I made my KDF toon, and posted a whole a list of changes, I felt the KDF needed for max immersion into the KDF side. It was ignored. Now many months later, I do not recognize most of the KDF players posting. The KDF I think is going to turn into the RDF, or Romulan Defense force. The bop will loose its uniqueness, and sense there is a poster who likes to dig up dirt on other posters in this thread, I will take it one step further. I also previously asked if the Defiant should have a battlecloak. All Klingons ships have cloak, but only the bop has battle cloak. Now they are giving battle cloak to all Romulan ships. Not a single federation ship has battle cloak. Unless the hull points on the warbirds are extremely low. This takes one of the few remaining unique things of the KDF away.

I am a huge fan of the Klingons, but in sto I did not feel that I was stepping into that universe, except on rare occasions. They can complete the leveling experience, but I think it would be prudent to give all KDF ships battle cloak. This I think would help out the faction. Right now I just do not see the Uniqueness of the Klingons, or as the op said whats the reason to make a klingon now.
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# 179
04-30-2013, 03:32 AM
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A long time ago I made my KDF toon, and posted a whole a list of changes, I felt the KDF needed for max immersion into the KDF side. It was ignored. Now many months later, I do not recognize most of the KDF players posting. The KDF I think is going to turn into the RDF, or Romulan Defense force. The bop will loose its uniqueness, and sense there is a poster who likes to dig up dirt on other posters in this thread, I will take it one step further. I also previously asked if the Defiant should have a battlecloak. All Klingons ships have cloak, but only the bop has battle cloak. Now they are giving battle cloak to all Romulan ships. Not a single federation ship has battle cloak. Unless the hull points on the warbirds are extremely low. This takes one of the few remaining unique things of the KDF away.

I am a huge fan of the Klingons, but in sto I did not feel that I was stepping into that universe, except on rare occasions. They can complete the leveling experience, but I think it would be prudent to give all KDF ships battle cloak. This I think would help out the faction. Right now I just do not see the Uniqueness of the Klingons, or as the op said whats the reason to make a klingon now.
The Romulans are the masters of stealth and cloak. Where do you think the Klingons got it from? Makes sense for the Romulans to have battle cloak on all of their ships.
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# 180
04-30-2013, 04:21 AM
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I am a huge fan of the Klingons, but in sto I did not feel that I was stepping into that universe, except on rare occasions. They can complete the leveling experience, but I think it would be prudent to give all KDF ships battle cloak. This I think would help out the faction. Right now I just do not see the Uniqueness of the Klingons, or as the op said whats the reason to make a klingon now.
The Romulans have always had better cloaks. So them having BC is ok by me.

I'd like to mention a couple of things about the uniqueness.
The Klingon Bird of Prey will remain the only ship in STO with BC and all universal Boff stations. When you're facing a Romulan BoP you'd know what to expect, while facing a Klingon one you can always be suprised.
Then, the Klingon Bird of Prey will remain the class of ships with the best turn rate in STO. The Romulan BoP will have 17 or 18 (ones that test on Tribble may correct me if I'm wrong) turn rate, while the Klingon BoP turn rate ranges from 21 to 23.

Then, all Romulan ships will have battlecloak, but the turn rate of each class of Romulan ships compared to the same class of Fed./KDF ships is quite lower. Also, they use thie 'Singularity Core' gimmick which costs them -10 to all subsystems. While the singularity core provides the Romulans with 5 additional powers, they have to charge it while in combat, has 1 min. cooldown before it starts recharging and even loses the charge power while their ship is cloaked. On the other hand, our Matter-Antimater warp core will enhance the power output levels in our subsystems.
Personally, this makes me believe that the Klingon battlecruisers will in fact remain the best cruisers in STO. I know that after this I'd choose a Klingon battlecruiser over the Romulan gimmicks any day of the week.

So, I do believe that the unique points of the KDF ship rooster - customizable raiders and highly-manuverable and yet powerfull cruisers will remain unique to the KDF.
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