From Qo’noS with love
There was a double reward weekend now for Star Trek Online (STO), so I decided this might be a good time to move up my KDF character a bit in the ranks.
Klingon side in STO suffers a bit from lack of content/missions – and “a bit” is probably an understatement. For a game that is so geared towards pre-made consumable content (not exactly a world to just wander and explore), the distinct lack of interesting content is significant.
In my opinion, the argument that Klingon side is PvP-focused does not quite cut it – for PvP to be viable and fun there should be two sides. I am not a PvPer, but that seems like common sense. Rather there should be an even mix of PvP and PvE for both sides.
The number of Klingon/KDF-specific missions that are not just “go kill stuff” grinders are far and few between. The featured episodes are available, but at least the missions I have played in the first two the amount of rewrite for Klingon side is minimal – sometimes only replacing “Federation” with “Empire” or similar. I would have hoped the dialog with the Breen (who also are a warrior race where honor is important) would have been adjusted accordingly, but that does not seem to be the case.
Despite my complaints here I must say I have a lot of fun despite that; I really like my battle cruiser and my engineer character. Starting to play missions in the Foundry has also helped here; I have played a few quite fun missions. I also realized there was a bit more to melee combat that just button mash when I started playing my Klingon-side character and one of the weapons I use is the Bat’leth.
Another reason for this play time on KDF side is also to improve my understanding a bit more of what is there right now and get a better feeling for how I should make missions for KDF side. So I will be playing Klingon-side alien to get a few more levels under the belt and perhaps see some of the missions and areas that are already there first.
The next season update should have a bit more love to the Klingon side, as well as the melee combat. I am looking forward to that. Qapla’ !