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# 1 Bored at T5 and rolled a Fed ?
03-23-2010, 11:39 AM
Been T5 for a few weeks and i'm incredibly bored. Any klings found that rolling a fed has been worth the time / Fun at all ? Im paid up until May but I find myself doing anything BUT log in to continue doing the same PvP maps over and over for 0 reward. I tried to roll a fed the other night but after a few hours got bored. Question is I guess .. is it worth the time ? does it get more fun as your progress through .. "shudder" PvE ?
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# 2
03-23-2010, 12:19 PM
fed isn't so bad if you just do pvp.

space pvp as a fed is difficult in tier1 because klingons start at Lt6 with gear that feds won't typically see until Lt10 or Lt11. but by the time you hit LtC4 or LtC5 you can be competitive.

ground pvp is, of course, very even. but tactics in ground pvp have become very refined and it's mostly just a question of which side can stunlock the other first. premades are the only way to avoid pugs dragging your side down. so on the plus side things are very even, but on the minus side the stun/hold game isn't actually a lot of fun.

you can skip most of the pve once you reach Lt6. I do recommend that you do the City on the Edge of Never quest at level 18 (or whatever it's called) because there's a really nice blue Mk IV shield you can get as a reward. there are also some nice crafted items to be had, but it's too much trouble to make them yourself due to the amount of pve grinding needed for materials, so if you want them just pay the exorbitant fees on the exchange (your klingon BG5 should be able to afford 150K-250K for a Mk IV item easily).

also leave your klingon parked somewhere with easy access to consumables. it's faster to log your klingon on at ganalda, buy a bunch of hypos/batteries and mail them to your fed, then log your fed back on than it is to fly your fed all the way out to Deep Space 9 to buy consumables. on the fed side the vendors are spread out all over the place and you waste a lot of time flying around (not like Qonos and Ganalda that have everything, and it's quick to fly back and forth between them).

-ken
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# 3
03-23-2010, 01:56 PM
Thanks for the response. Well If I was going to do JUST pvp ide just roll another kling. What I was getting at is it enjoyable at all / worth the time to level a fed through the pve content. Am I better off rolling another Kling while I wait for end game content.
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# 4
03-23-2010, 02:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Warbirdd View Post
Thanks for the response. Well If I was going to do JUST pvp ide just roll another kling.
Maybe you should roll a Fed, and see what fighting without cloak is like.
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# 5
03-23-2010, 02:53 PM
Fed won't keep you occupied long, took about half the /played to level a fed compared to my klink
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# 6
03-23-2010, 02:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Warbirdd View Post
Been T5 for a few weeks and i'm incredibly bored. Any klings found that rolling a fed has been worth the time / Fun at all ? Im paid up until May but I find myself doing anything BUT log in to continue doing the same PvP maps over and over for 0 reward. I tried to roll a fed the other night but after a few hours got bored. Question is I guess .. is it worth the time ? does it get more fun as your progress through .. "shudder" PvE ?
I thought it was worth it to level a Fed to RA5 and a Klingon to BG5. Building each character was almost like playing two very different games.
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# 7
03-23-2010, 03:17 PM
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Originally Posted by U.S.S.Krieger
Maybe you should roll a Fed, and see what fighting without cloak is like.
This. Fed PVP is very different since you're on the defensive. Its very worth it to focus on PVP as a Fed for a different experience, in my opinion.
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# 8
03-23-2010, 05:23 PM
http://forums.startrekonline.com/sho...d.php?t=142213

if you don't want to roll a fed, Ker'rat might have something fun to offer. suddenly the idea of hanging out there every day (daily or no) has become very appealing...

-ken
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# 9
03-23-2010, 05:32 PM
I rolled 2 FEDs now after my main Klingon and I can tell you it rocks. FED ships are way superior and Klingons die like flies if you know what you do. I only do PvP and the episode-missions (they are a nice read, nice animated and grant excellent rewards - another benefit of FEDs, where a T2 shield from a quest is better than the T4 you get for pvp badges for example)

Queues are also instant, especially if you know where to queue, what you should as a hardcore-pvp-klingon. (except tier5)


The only drawback is that, and here especially (and with that I mean only) at U.S. primetimes, FED players suck. Don't ask me why. You usually score better if you do 5v1 at this times than having any FED ally.
But never count for a single heal at any time of the day from a FED, or a science team getting you out of VM. And sometimes I think FEDs believe Focus Fire must be some kind of metal band they don't know.


Conclusion: I like it and would recommend it to you. Playing as FED opens up ALL posibilities, and at the time you are RA FvF is in (coming this thursday - queues are instant T1-4, but of course not at t5). And last but not least you can finally show all the FEDs that they really only have to L2P (scoring usually 8 kills for 1 death in an escort)
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# 10
03-23-2010, 10:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Roter_Panda
I rolled 2 FEDs now after my main Klingon and I can tell you it rocks. FED ships are way superior and Klingons die like flies if you know what you do. I only do PvP and the episode-missions (they are a nice read, nice animated and grant excellent rewards - another benefit of FEDs, where a T2 shield from a quest is better than the T4 you get for pvp badges for example)

Queues are also instant, especially if you know where to queue, what you should as a hardcore-pvp-klingon. (except tier5)


The only drawback is that, and here especially (and with that I mean only) at U.S. primetimes, FED players suck. Don't ask me why. You usually score better if you do 5v1 at this times than having any FED ally.
But never count for a single heal at any time of the day from a FED, or a science team getting you out of VM. And sometimes I think FEDs believe Focus Fire must be some kind of metal band they don't know.



Conclusion: I like it and would recommend it to you. Playing as FED opens up ALL posibilities, and at the time you are RA FvF is in (coming this thursday - queues are instant T1-4, but of course not at t5). And last but not least you can finally show all the FEDs that they really only have to L2P (scoring usually 8 kills for 1 death in an escort)
Highlighted for emphasis. My Fed toon is at RA2. Throughout PvP levelling her up, Fed cross-supporting is usually nonexistent. Very few do so, and IMO, they probably came from the KDF side to play Fed like I was. It is embarassing for the Feds when me, as an Escort through most tiers I PvP'd in, am usually one of the leaders in Healing (even taking into weird calculations like hitting someone with RSP on). Even the Science Vessels and Cruisers don't really bother helping others out, despite being well equipped to do so.

As for when FvF comes on, it'll be funny. The ones complaining about Klingons making them suck as PvPers will continue to suck against good Fed PvPers. It'll be funny rubbing it in. As a Fed Escort, I lost alot of kills when the Klingon escapes, gets a bit of distance, then cloaks when relatively safe enough. Feds won't have that escape mechanism against my Fed Escort, and I'll get more kills because of that
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