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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 28
01-30-2010, 02:59 PM
Originally Posted by entrailsgalore View Post
What is the purpose of crafting if we have replicators?
It all comes back to this.

Base fabrication should only ever show up as something in unusual circumstances, as part of a mission. The anti-Gorn bamboo cannon, for example.

The core idea of the Memory Alpha upgrade-based 'crafting' system as opposed to base fabrication is sound IMO. The actual implementation needs some smoothing out, but in ways I think apply to the Medal and Bridge Officer vendors too - the product list is a half-assed grab bag that never even changes when they could have made it a system of selecting base items and bonuses for more robust completeness.