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supergaminggeek 11-20-2012 08:16 PM

We need a new way to make Energy Credits!
 
Tour the Universe and selling gear isn't helping me create or buy commodities for my Reputation System, or my fleet. That's why I thought, "How about the old way of collecting money, and loot it?"
Simple. Get a loot box, and it contains Energy Credits in it. Scales to level. Sound good?

dracounguis 11-20-2012 10:14 PM

No, no, no, that's the old way to get EC. In today's STO you buy Zen, open lockboxes or buy Doff packs and pray you get the good stuff. Then if you do, you sell it on the exchange for EC. That's the way PWE likes it.

dma1986 11-20-2012 10:37 PM

There're plenty of ways to make EC.

I would give you some advice, but if I did I'd just be diminishing my own EC income levels by bringing new competition to the markets.

dwhornet 11-21-2012 02:32 AM

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Originally Posted by dracounguis (Post 6710151)
No, no, no, that's the old way to get EC. In today's STO you buy Zen, open lockboxes or buy Doff packs and pray you get the good stuff. Then if you do, you sell it on the exchange for EC. That's the way PWE likes it.

I've played Black Light Retribution which is another PWE game. The current system of energy credits is FAR superior to anything in that awful game. You think we have it bad, Although it's a F2P game, you basically have to GRIND so you can GRIND later. Nothing is owned, everything is rented unless you spend at-least a month farming their currency.

The problem currently is they nerfed the drops, inadvertently or not, some of which will be returning tomorrow.

starmanj 11-21-2012 07:49 AM

I have also noticed the loot drops are much more weaker meaning Hypos and batteries are not good loot to sell on the exchange. What ever happened to the somtime blue and purple drops guess they are gone forever.

revalah 11-21-2012 08:00 AM

Hypos and batteries are not "good loot to sell" because people can buy them cheaper and in unlimited quantities off vendors, and your "market" only lasts as long as people are ignorant of that little fact.

One simple way to supplement your income is play missions or patrols in Advanced or Elite mode as you get more drops which can be vendored for cash, with the odd blue and purple that you can sell on the exchange. Sure its rougher but I don't find they take much longer to play through than normal mode

weylandjuarez 11-21-2012 08:20 AM

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Originally Posted by revalah (Post 6717701)
Hypos and batteries are not "good loot to sell" because people can buy them cheaper and in unlimited quantities off vendors, and your "market" only lasts as long as people are ignorant of that little fact.

One simple way to supplement your income is play missions or patrols in Advanced or Elite mode as you get more drops which can be vendored for cash, with the odd blue and purple that you can sell on the exchange. Sure its rougher but I don't find they take much longer to play through than normal mode

I tried this for a while but honestly, the drops didn't seem to be occurring in any greater numbers and the gear wasn't really worth significantly more (blue Mk X Deflectors don't sell to the vendors for much more than green or even white ones do).

Even a lot of the Purple Mk XI and XII stuff you used to get from STFs doesn't sell for that much on the Exchange - once in a while you might get an [Acc]x3 but even that (if it's something like a Mk XI Phaser Turret) might only net you 500k ECs - nice, but you're not going to get rich that way...

revalah 11-21-2012 08:28 AM

That's why I said Supplement, not replace. I agree you need another way to earn serious cash.

tpalelena 11-21-2012 09:11 AM

I usually sell crafting materials.

diogene0 11-21-2012 10:25 AM

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Originally Posted by supergaminggeek (Post 6708221)
Tour the Universe and selling gear isn't helping me create or buy commodities for my Reputation System, or my fleet. That's why I thought, "How about the old way of collecting money, and loot it?"
Simple. Get a loot box, and it contains Energy Credits in it. Scales to level. Sound good?

Wait, you mean that getting 2-3M from "tour the galaxy" can't meet all your needs? :D

Sorry, I laughed hard.


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