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loecleader 10-27-2012 07:36 PM

Reputation System, Fleet Stabases and Small Fleets
 
Normally I have no real conflict with how Cryptic choose to manage their MMO; however, this evening I was able to check out the upcoming Reputation System and noticed that many of the projects are similar to the Fleet Starbase and Fleet Embassy, yet on a smaller scale (i.e., dilithium, expertise, commodities, etc.). How are smaller fleets supposed to manage multiple fleet holdings while pursuing their own projects under the Reputation System? I see a future where selfless (i.e, fleet and community) and selfish (i.e., personal) interests continually compete and resources are increasingly scarce.

This isn't a post condemning either selfless or selfish actions, this is a post condemning the fact that a player in a fleet, particularly a small fleet, should ever have to be put in a position to make that decision. The impact of the Reputation System will most likely be negligible, while small fleets will most likely see a drop in contributions to Fleet Starbase and/or Embassy Holdings.

Are there others out there who think this will eventually become a problem? I could be dissuaded to think otherwise, but it is worth having a conversation about.

starkaos 10-27-2012 07:55 PM

Getting to Tier 3 will be a major accomplishment for small fleets and few small fleets will get to Tier 4 or 5. If players in small fleets want to get the top items in the Fleet system, then I suggest taking a temporary leave of absence. Just make sure you have a way back to your old fleet. Also, I doubt the reputation system will have much effect on player's contributions to fleets except maybe a time commitment.

xantris 10-27-2012 08:34 PM

I think the inclusion of doffs in the Reputation grind along w/ the increase in prices for obtaining doffs may be a bit much, and will likely be a huge hurdle for smaller fleets. The rest of it shouldn't be much of an issue.

eurialo 10-30-2012 04:50 AM

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Originally Posted by loecleader (Post 6290371)
Normally I have no real conflict with how Cryptic choose to manage their MMO; however, this evening I was able to check out the upcoming Reputation System and noticed that many of the projects are similar to the Fleet Starbase and Fleet Embassy, yet on a smaller scale (i.e., dilithium, expertise, commodities, etc.). How are smaller fleets supposed to manage multiple fleet holdings while pursuing their own projects under the Reputation System? I see a future where selfless (i.e, fleet and community) and selfish (i.e., personal) interests continually compete and resources are increasingly scarce.

This isn't a post condemning either selfless or selfish actions, this is a post condemning the fact that a player in a fleet, particularly a small fleet, should ever have to be put in a position to make that decision. The impact of the Reputation System will most likely be negligible, while small fleets will most likely see a drop in contributions to Fleet Starbase and/or Embassy Holdings.

Are there others out there who think this will eventually become a problem? I could be dissuaded to think otherwise, but it is worth having a conversation about.


For a small fleet is really hard having a tier 4 or tier 5 base, I stopped building it... too many dilithium, so much that is better buying zen points at the exchange and then items from the zen store. And if to play I will have to pay much more the a lts or a recurring subscription, then I will find something else to play. paying a subscription (and sometime one or more items) to play is ok (actually I am a recurring subscriber), I do not expect PW work for the glory, but also I do not expect to become a cow to take milk from...

canis36 10-30-2012 02:11 PM

I've switched my small fleet (not quite a "personal" fleet, but close) to using the 1000 xp assignments that take large amounts of DOFFs instead of dilithium and started using the Fleet DOFFs to fill them in. Works surprisingly well and without any provisions to spend my Fleet Credits on not much of a burden either. Yeah it'll take longer, but...well I don't mind. I'm going to be sinking nearly all of my time into the rep systems anyway.


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