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itpalg 03-07-2013 05:37 PM

boff quality means?
 
I have two purple and one blue candidates sitting on my station tab.

Looking at the skills it doesn't seem they are any better (and since you can just train them at dock) than whites.

I assume quality is basically only for ground stats?

elandarksky 03-07-2013 05:57 PM

the rarity of boffs is based off the 4 traits, and can mean the boff's powers are greater.

e.g. a higher quality purple has higher level traits, and a better chance at rare skills like vascular regenerator III.

purple boffs have 2 traits and two superior traits
blue 3traits one superior (i think)

mandoknight89 03-07-2013 06:12 PM

Blue and Purple Saurians and Letheans also have a better chance of having Efficient, as far as I know.

itpalg 03-07-2013 06:31 PM

Hmm this purple sci off has sci team 1, polarize hull 2, tractor 3, tykens rift 3 / dyloven 1, electro grav field 2, hyper radiation 1, melorazine 2.

It sure doesn't look special.

ursusmorologus 03-07-2013 06:59 PM

Usually the inherint traits are better--white BOFFs will have things like BASIC strength while the purples will have SUPERIOR strength. Those are worth paying attention to, since you have to take BOFFs on the ground missions anyway.

Another area they are different is in the Lt. Commander and Commander skills--they will often have the advanced skills that cannot be bought from the skills trainer. EG, you can only buy Gravity Well II, but some of the higher ones will come with Gravity Well III. If you roll the skill, its worth keeping.

If the traits and skills arent what you want, send them to the exchange or send them back to starfleet.

itpalg 03-07-2013 07:03 PM

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Originally Posted by ursusmorologus (Post 8489471)
Usually the inherint traits are better--white BOFFs will have things like BASIC strength while the purples will have SUPERIOR strength. Those are worth paying attention to, since you have to take BOFFs on the ground missions anyway.

Another area they are different is in the Lt. Commander and Commander skills--they will often have the advanced skills that cannot be bought from the skills trainer. EG, you can only buy Gravity Well II, but some of the higher ones will come with Gravity Well III. If you roll the skill, its worth keeping.

If the traits and skills arent what you want, send them to the exchange or send them back to starfleet.

How do I do that?

It doesn't seem like a sci off should have increased threat, etc.

ursusmorologus 03-07-2013 07:21 PM

Same as anything else, go to the exchange, click on the sell tab, and drag the unwanted candidate to the sell window. There is also something there that will list everything in your inventory, including the candidtates. They need to still be candidates, you cant do anything with commisioned officers


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