We're prepping for another Ask Cryptic, and we'd like to feature Klingons again! We know that we've not released a great deal of information about what we have in store for our most honorable warriors, and we're going to change that!
Please post any question you have for us regarding the current state of the Empire, or the future of the Empire, which has gone unanswered in this thread. We won't get to them all, but we will answer as many as we can, and post them to website once we have them answered!
Q: I'll assume the obvious will be asked concerning PvE content and deeper meaningful PvP, so my question will revolve around the less discussed customization. Cryptic used to be known widely for offering deep customization in their games, yet Klingon side (especially the females) have barely any customization besides the alien species options we borrowed from the Feds creator. So I would like to know if/when we will finally get more customization option love on our side? Currently the species NPC's have more options than the KDF players do, will players ever get access to the species outfits that the Gorn, Orions, Nausicaans NPC's get to wear while we're forced in the same single option outfit that makes us look the same?
Q: Mek'leth's, when/will/can we have them? Please? The art is already in the game and the NPC's already have animations using them against us, so it doesn't seem like something that would be super hard to give us for some alternatives from each other. Any chances of getting other melee weapon types other species might have used (Nausicaan Enegy Lance that's in the art book maybe)?
In that thread I discuss issues of the tactical officer. I also pointed out issues directly related to playing a Klingon TO.
My question is: The current description for Tactical Officer Player Abilities ( Attack Patter Alpha etc.) list the skills that modify the ability as: Tactical Team Leader, Escort Captain, and Heavy Escort Captain. Currently Klingons lack the last 2 skill options. If this is a typo error on your part what are the skill areas that we are to spend our points in to modify the abilities? I am also interested in what ship Cryptic would determine as the Klingon escort, my personal preference being the Bird-of-Prey.
2nd) Would it be possible for the forums to at least have a separate forum made available for Klingon play. I find it discouraging that game issues that are not directly related to pvp have to share the same area. Examples would be the KDF ship classes. Also when the golden carrot finally arrives with some form of content for klingons to have an area we can discuss that at? IMHO pvp is large enough that it deserves it own thread.
3rd) Will there be an official announcement when Cryptic will formally adopt the KDF player base? I am looking to have my hair color changed from red and no longer be a step child? /sarcasm off
We could really use some patrol missions like the Fed side has from Sulu... you know where folks can fight 5-10-15 vs the Fed NPCs? Right now it feels like I hop into the Kathless Expanse and I'm fighting all by myself....
I would think with the existing code (from the Fed side) something like the Deep Space Encounters, huge fleet actions and what not, could easily be made Klingon-centric, and give the Klingons something more to fill thier time with.
So what sort of 'cross-over' mission like the Deep Space Encounters are on track for the Klingon side of the house?
1) Are there any plans on having a type of "PVP Medal Exchange", so lower tiered medals could be turned in for a reduced amount of higher tiered medals?
2) Many Klingon players are concerned about the lack of purpose in the current PVP system and what it means to the future of the Empire. Are there any plans to a provide a more meaningful PVP system, such as "Open PvP" zones or capturable systems/planets/starbases that would then provide faction bonuses and rewards for holding?
3) It's been announced that a Star Cluster and a Fleet Action are being added in for the KDF side. Are there any plans on adding any Episodic content as well?
4) Do you ever plan on adding crafting and/or possibly "Targ breeding" to the Empire?