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# 71
03-21-2013, 11:29 AM
Ok! Well! Surprise! Romulans and theoreticly completed KDF in 60 days or there abouts.

So, Every reason to belive some major fleshing out of KDF is to be happening.

Why? Daniel Stahl said *massive reverb* (more or less) "no Romulan faction untill the KDF is finished"

Kinda leaves him stuck with having to finish out the KDF. I am surprised that the studio is esstentially doing it all at the same time..*raised eye brows!*. Not even going to say they can't pull it off, but it does concern me that this may be another "biting off more then can be chewed". Though yes indeed they do have more staff. So, may be they can pull it off. We'll know in 8 weeks.

And I owe my buddy that leaked info to me one hell of a home cooked dinner with all the trimmings....

We will get more info over the next 8 1/2 weeks. Gives me time to either get or put together a new computer as my old Dell gave up the ghost on me. *sigh* not only nursing broken ribs, but having to hobble to the next door folk to use thier comp. Life could be worse, but I don't really want to know how. *grimace*

What we do know for sure. Level one starting player KDF tutorial.
so, predictions. First off I am suspecting that a whole bunch of KDF missions, with story arcs actually have been sitting around mostly done for a very long time. A bunch of pulling odds and ends together. I am hopeing for more KDF backstory in mission play from level 1 all the way to 50. The missions don't have to be super duper stuff, they just have to work, while teaching the players what thier faction is all about and teaching them the games systems. Just have to wait and see.

Ships. I'd like to see some additional ship models or parts for existing models. I recall a frigate/destroyer/battlecruiser from the FASA STRPG that had forward swept wings in the primary hull that looked wonderfully agressive. Be nice to see some of that. We will have more ships, and I do know a bit about whats coming, and again I cannot be saying what. Don't worry.. we will be hearing specifics over the next several weeks in Dev blogs.. that and I'm pretty sure some of what I know HAS changed..I'll just side step looking like an utter idiot and leave it for the devs to reveal. *grin* BUT we DO have a clutch of ships coming, including very possibly some holes in the lineup getting filled.

Uniforms/Costume options: I have no news or predictions on this. Really like to see more info from the Devs but not going to hold my breath due to the amount of work character costumes require. I know the roll players want more options KDF side like no tomorrow.
*sighs* you can do up a NPC in foundry with the most amazing combinations but player characters? Nope sorry to much work... I'm just going to blink rapidly several times in puzzlement. The logic of the "inability" to open up more costume options with existing assets leaves me coughing "b'h'ull s'h'ite"

The Faction will be more approchable for starting players. Some of the cross faction changes will also improve that, such as UI color customization.

Long term predictions. Faction population.

Kdf will loose a very small percentage of it players permanatly to Romulan faction, but most Romulan identified players will be coming from the Federation faction. I expect we'll see number stabilze about August/September... possibly sooner, but I storngly belive the the KDF will show a net gain of as much as 2% of the player base over all.

I'll end up making a Romulan character or two, but my primary focus will still be KDF. Mostly to learn to Romulan story arcs, and find out about what the strengths and weaknesses of Romulan ships are, and check out thier toys!

Because players are not "locked" into playing a specific faction any noise about KDF going poof because we are going to have a romulan faction is pure silliness. ((really I have got to wonder where some folks get some of thier ideas *shakes head in bafflement...)) (((maybe I can gets thier drugs?)))



*grabs black stetson with its yellow cavalry lanyard off the rack and jambs it down on his crest with lighting up a cigar*

Boots and saddles folks, and a whole lot of hurry up and wait yet. Humm, get all ready to dance and then spend a lot of time waiting in line.. yep. Just like damd army!

Going to be a long two months.........
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# 72
03-21-2013, 11:32 AM
Guys, what are you all whining about? They said we'll get lvl 1-50 gameplay. What else could we want?
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# 73
03-21-2013, 11:43 AM
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Originally Posted by oldkhemaraa View Post
Ok! Well! Surprise! Romulans and theoreticly completed KDF in 60 days or there abouts.

So, Every reason to belive some major fleshing out of KDF is to be happening.

Why? Daniel Stahl said *massive reverb* (more or less) "no Romulan faction untill the KDF is finished"

Kinda leaves him stuck with having to finish out the KDF.
...I guess it depends on what HIS definition of "finished" is.

The KDF just got shafted for another faction that will be content starved, too.
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# 74
03-21-2013, 11:46 AM
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Guys, what are you all whining about? They said we'll get lvl 1-50 gameplay. What else could we want?
I'm not whining. I hung in there. And since this announcement dropped, I wanted to know if there was more info available from the "leak" than what we've got in the announcement.

That's all.
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# 75
03-21-2013, 11:47 AM
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Originally Posted by d3cubed View Post
Guys, what are you all whining about? They said we'll get lvl 1-50 gameplay. What else could we want?
We had level 6-50 content before they bumped it to about level 20 so just having a tutorial is not enough. Mission content is needed. Feds have 45 unique missions while Klingons only have 9. Adding 35 more unique missions would make it complete IMO.
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# 76
03-21-2013, 11:58 AM
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Originally Posted by starkaos View Post
We had level 6-50 content before they bumped it to about level 20 so just having a tutorial is not enough. Mission content is needed. Feds have 45 unique missions while Klingons only have 9. Adding 35 more unique missions would make it complete IMO.
I think KDF would be well enough with just 10 more missions, 20 tops.

Fed side right now is bloated with too many boring missions...
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# 77
03-21-2013, 12:04 PM
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Yeah, but you can't trully believe that Cryptic should limit themselves for what they've seen on the shows. They surely as hell can create a new uniform/combination on their own that would look Klingon and is a unique creation of their own.

Besides, there are still quite a few choices we've seen and are not availible atm, for example:

-The Klingon helmet/coat combination from the J.J. movie
-The Dahar Master pimp-coat that the NPCs wear
-The uniforms that the NPCs wear at the embassy in New Romulus
-The option to have the sash over the right shoulder as seen in the last special project

Just look around at the NPCs. Omega Force and Mercenary (Fed Off-duty) accessories, as well as Fed Off-duty Robes regularly make their way onto the uniforms of Great Hall Guard and Fleet Starbase NPCs as accessories and chest options. Give me those options if I have unlocked those uniforms! They look FANTASTIC as part of the Uniform options.

Or at lease TELL us why the NPCs get to break the rules?

Hell, give us a 1-tier mini reputation with the Great Hall guards as part of the 1-20 content which unlocks those robes as chest options at least, and unlock the mercenary accessories as part of that uniform pack, so it benefits both factions.


How hard can it be to unlock things that are ALREADY made? (and in use on NPCs)
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# 78
03-21-2013, 12:15 PM
What I'm expecting:

A series of short tutorials that get you from levels 1-10 (fight this guy *poof* level-up!)

3, maybe 4 new missions with possibly some mandatory PvP/PvE defend-the-Empire-in-the-nebula missions to get you to level 20.

The missions we have now to get you to 50.

Tholian Rep.

And - that's it. KDF finished.
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# 79
03-21-2013, 04:51 PM
how many unique Fed missions?

I will not call you names.. but I will tell you you are not only off with that number but your way way WAY off with that number...

When you total up story line and system patrol missions for Fed your looking at around 200 missions.. not 40.. Must be a player since F2P if you don't know about the system missions .. which are still there, and have been revamped so they award drops in line with the level of the player.

As for what I have from my source.. I cannot in good faith tell more... first of all, it might get some folks in some hot water.. or maybe not. I'd just as soon play it safe thank you very much.

As for the rest we have two months of nail chewing waiting on Dev posts to reveal the details.

and.. I just,, cant ... help... it.....


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owch! Ok, shouldn't have done that.. ribs hurting.. ow!
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# 80
03-21-2013, 05:47 PM
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Guys, what are you all whining about? They said we'll get lvl 1-50 gameplay. What else could we want?
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