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Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 319
# 8
03-15-2014, 06:49 AM
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Originally Posted by dracarus2013 View Post
Here's my problem & my source of major confusion. In game it says that I should be able to learn how to & actually be able to mine dilithium starting at lvl 10. But you need an EV suit in order to mine. The problem with that is, acording to the Ferengi vendor, you have to already have dilithium in order to buy the suit. Then I get told by other players in game that I can get an EV suit for free by doing certain missions, however those missions aren't available until you reach lvl 44.
Hence my confusion; why say that dilithium mining is available at lvl 10 when in reality it's not even close to being available until lvl 44???!!!! ....... Or is there something i'm missing??
There's something you need to look around to find it: missions where you can earn Dilithium even at low levels.

At the Starfleet or Klingon Academy, there's an NPC giving a history mission, where you answer a question about The Path to 2409 and get 480 Dil upon success. You can read the chapters here: [wiki-link] (caution: chapter numbers could be outdated on the website)

Then there's the Ker'rat system in the Eta Eridani sectorblock. Low-level players get a mission which rewards 1440 Dil for completing* 3 rounds of the mission in Ker'rat. Starfleet players talk to Commander Makza on Deep Space K-7, Klingon players talk to Menbet on Ganalda Station (both located in Eta Eridani) to receive this mission. caution: players in Ker'rat are split in two opposing teams which can and will attack each other.

* you just have to be in the system while someone completes the mission; it can even be the enemy team

This and probably other missions I didn't think of, are where you can earn the Dil needed for your mining EV suit. And as others have said, there's also usually cheap EV suits available on the exchange.