Preparing for April 2…”Plan your build”

yes, we have time to prep…and for you crafters out there, I’ve got an idea.

Make ‘sets’ to match your levelling plans.

It’s extremely easy to craft purple gear for low-level characters if you have a character that’s progressed in Cryptic’s rather…elaborate…crafting system.  This is something you can use, especially if you’re planning to ‘power level’ through the content to hit Cryptic’s ‘targets’ on a weekly basis.


It’s also dead cheap at low levels-which means your crafting mule can knock out several variations of ship-sets and ground-sets so you can pick and choose which ones to forward to your Delta Recruit. (whom can then turn the vendor-trash into EC instead of trying to make dissimilar parts work together!)


also, don’t grind up all your purples from Doffing-and don’t sell all of them either-you can transfer the un-bound ones through in-game-mail, along with skill manuals, to pre-plan your total builds from day one-this is something a lot of PvP and DPS folk already know.


anywhooo, as always, comments and arguments are expected and desired…

A KDF PvP Challenge

The April 11th Event is going to be the centerpiece, but it’s hitting during Cryptic’s “Delta Recruitment” drive.

And I want to do something MORE.

At each level attained by my Delta Recruit, (and whoever’s running with me when I get there) I will issue a challenge on Kdf Public Channel-a PvP challenge, for other new players at my level.  These will be for all five mission types:

Arena Ground, (at Level 10)

Arena Space (at Level 20)

Shantytown (Ground territory) (Level 30)

Capture and Hold (Level 40)

Shuttle (Level 50)

I have a crafting “mule” character. He loves to build purple-quality gear, and Superior Upgrade tokens.  The best of my opponents in these challenges will get something from me, as will their teammates, and my teammates.

This will happen over the course of the month, in-game and in-play.  Ranks will be rank-appropriate for each match.  The Ground arena will be MkII, the Space Arena Mark IV, Shantytown Mk VI,  C&H MkVIII, and Shuttle will be MkX.

The winners in each of these, will also receive a Superior Upgrade Token, crafted by me, In addition to their gear.   Winning teams in each match, will be listed on the blog here as they either fly with me to victory, or beat the everloving snot out of me and anyone foolish enough to fly my wing.

Now, that all said, I’d like to extend it to something like a full tournament, but I’ll have to talk to some of the fleet leadership out there.  Tentatively, it’s going to be called “Klingon Civil War” and will be running the full month, over the weekends.


C-store or Leveling ships ONLY. No lockbox, Lobi, or Event vessels.


Alright, discuss below.

Looking to Delta Recruitment…

Hey folks, glad you could join me…

Cryptic’s “Delta Recruitment” event. That’s what Cryptic’s doing for April, and we need to be there in force.

the new “Delta Recruit’ Captains will have a mission at Level 30 (per the Dev Blog) to join a Fleet. We should do our utmost to make sure they’re joining a KDF fleet. This is the time for your mid-level and small fleets to be super-duper actively recruiting new blood.

It’s going to be hard, we’re going to need to encourage new players to roll KDF for Delta Recruitment, and we’ll need to work to convince new Romulans that they want to side with KDF, and not Federation. Continue reading

The March 14th Festival went off VERY well…

So we’re doing it again-next month, April 11, 2015.

This will be hitting during the first two weeks of the “Delta Recruitment” event, in which Cryptic’s giving new-generated characters special storyline and bonuses.

Which means that while the March Festival was mainly focused on established KDF and KDF/Romulan Alts, this one will be much more focused toward leveling new characters.

It’s a good thing we walked out of the March festival with more infrastructure than we started-we have a channel now, that isn’t tied to any specific Fleet (though thank you to those who offered the use of theirs for the event.)

“Kdf Public Channel”-was started just for us by an enterprising member of the community, and I’m told it will remain in operation for as long as people want to use it. Continue reading