As I love to play a Klingon the gear situation really sucks and not only that situation sucks. There is a lot more what sucks for RP players like me:
-fed NPCs on the Klingon bridges
-Klingons in Starfleet: wth? Klingons are at war with the Federation why every second Federation player is a Klingon than???
- Feds with batleths
-Feds with disruptors and other Klingon stuff
-Klingons with Federation tricorders
All you have to do as a klingon at level 11-20 is do the expanses mission about 10 times to equip your ship to the same level as a fed. Hmm actually that does sound very very boring and time consuming to me
As mentioned earlier I meant you can buy it with the badges. I think its about 270 badges for engines, deflectors and shields (blue) and 60 badges for consols (Blue). I think the best guns we can get are green. Oh and if it was not being obvious I was being sarcastic it can be done but by the time you got all these stuff you would probably be so fed uopp you would nto want to play any more.
I have done it enough to get one consol and my ground stuff and I am already bored of the expanse. On the plus side I get to do it all again at level 21 to get the tier 3 stuff.