The KDF, per Cryptic's numbers, is about sixteen percent of the 'population' of toons. Now, among those, are alts for alting purposes, dilithium farmers, people trying it for the first time, and people running KDF mains.
I'm thinking we need to, as a community, pick a specific day-maybe the second saturday of every month, gather, and 'storm' into action.
Just to, y'know, remind everyone we're still here.
(and maybe to TRIBBLE with somebody's metrics, if you have a bit of malice in your heart..)
Now, to do this right, I'm thinking on that day (if the community agrees with the idea in principle) we set specific zones where WE gather, and maybe segregate by level of achievement...
to facilitate teaming between players of similar level and accomplishment. Kind of like how back in the day, we'd see players gathered at Roxy's store on DS9 for STF's and comparisons. This is arranging "Pugmades" and teaming for other content-content that normally doesn't have the population to pop.
For the lowest levels, this idea would mean gathering at some specific area of Qo'noS to run Federation Minefield and the Pi Canis sorties.
Mid-level players (20 to 30) gathering in the bar, to hit the que'd content there-the idea is meet with four others, make a plan, queue up, and go for it.
This would be the 'morning run'. PvP players (yes, there are a few of us left) could then form pugmade teams at their level-range (similar to Ker'rat hunting), and arrange private matches to fill that "Kill x number Klingon captains" mission.
Set up the PvE activities for the morning-then, roll into Ker'rat in the afternoon in force, hitting each level of instance. For low-levels, this is a good time to rack up lots of resources and work on teamwork and team-building, for mid-range and higher, it's a good time terrorizing Feddie Farmers, and for high-levels, it's a chance to stretch those tactical-thinking legs and remind the feddies why KDF ruled Ker'rat for so very, very, long.
Toward evening, groups would then 'move the flag' and storm Drozana for partying and rowdy behaviours, disrupting the placidity of the place with party-poppers, Targ pets, dance-contests for Orions and displays of Klingon behaviour.
As a community, the KDF playerbase is small, we're not well-supported (or supported at all) by the Developers, we're also, I feel, maybe drifting apart a bit too much with all the grinding and the cross-faction...stuff. There are unfleeted KDF out there, there are people who really don't know what a grand bunch of warriors we are, and there are new players that have never touched/tried out missions like Breaking the Planet, Federation Minefield, and the Pi Canis sorties, who don't know about farming EC in N'Vak and have been discouraged by low numbers of allies proportional to the huge target selection in Ker'rat.
There are players that have never fought in a full KDF team in a PvP match, and never fought in a match that wasn't full of feddies and romulans.
So much of what players do in this game is 'solo', or 'only a handfull of people we already know'-I think maybe we need to take the initiative and reassert the supremacy of the Klingon Playerbase-we're small, but we're better.
doing it once a month, we might even get notice from the new EP and CM, maybe even get some support-it's happened before for another ridiculously small portion of the playerbase when Branflakes brought the weight of official support to PvP Bootcamp in 2013.
Even if your "main" is a Fed, and you only use your KDF for farming, taking a day, and letting your hair down as a KDF out of the busy schedule of repetitive grind might be just the thing to take some of the edge off of that repetitive grind.
These are just some thoughts. an idea. For KDF. We don't get much, maybe it's time we made our own.