Originally Posted by Sir Fragula
I think KDF players will be happy enough with the 1-20 level progression they'll have access to and the new UI. Plus whatever cross-faction missions get released!
No. No we won't. Not if that's all we're getting. Unless there is some significant work / effort put into this. There's a lot of missions there were pretty much just literal C&P of Fed Missions with just small word dialogue changes. Stuff like that is the usual half-assed effort that the KDF have been given from day 1. We still get forgotten about when it comes to ships, or said excuses like: "Oh only 16% of players touch KDF so they're not worth doing anything for."
Yes, we have a few things easier. Like grinding ore, and a few Duty Officer missions that are better but they're still just generic repeatable. I just want to see some serious effort and care put into this. If I see just a few missions that give you like 10 levels in one go, then it's going to come off as half-attempted. But if the Romulan side is that good, depending on what species they can pick from.. maybe I'll just finally throw in the towel and switch sides.
Alright. Grumpy me is done, but to those inquiring bout the game. I'll say this.
For the record. I do have a lifetime sub, but I stopped playing recently due to dislikes the direction of the game has gone.
Space combat is pretty fun in my opinion. Though the game does heavily favor tactical escort ships vs anything else except for like.. maybe the last strike force mission. I'm still in the camp that any ship can / will succeed with the right player behind it. But from a min/max, choice perspective.. the game suffers from the lack of needing other stuff and with most optional stuff being a DPS race... well... you see why quickly.
Grind Combat will be hit or miss. Anyone who played at launch and remember the original knows the new one is a gigantic improvement. But it still has its fair share of issues. Namely how fast you can get one-shotted or other hard to deal with mechanics. Granted this is just for end-game. Leveling, soloing etc, it's absolutely fine with the right equipment.
Customization is utterly amazing in this game. You can get lots of creative / unique aliens and there's plenty of good choices for making your character and your bridge crew. Which is also part of the fun. So if you like seeing what kinda creations you can make, this will really scratch that itch. (Though be warned. KDF has MUCH less options in regards to uniforms, customization etc. We still can't customize our rank 5 diplomacy / marauder bridge officer like the Feds can.)
End-game is pretty much a rep / gear grind like other MMOs. Take that for what you will and look at your past MMO habits for if you'd like it or not.
For everything I complain bout, I can tell you more good thing I highly enjoy. It's odd in this aspect. It's worth trying out and it's by far one of the better Trek games out there. While I am on a leave of absence from the game until this new update most likely. I still keep a close eye on it cause I want to come back.