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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 27
04-29-2010, 01:36 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by CaptainGeko
  • The reward bonus only applies to the critters. There is no bonus to the mission rewards.
  • Increased difficulty increases Skill Point and Bridge Officer Skill point drops.
  • Increased difficulty increases Green, Blue and Purple item drop rate. White item drop rates did not change.
  • Consumables (batteries, hypos) are not affected. No more, no less. Note the dropping of a consumable does not modify your chance to get an item. That is, just because a consumable drops, it does not mean you lost
out on an item. Whether the consumable drop rate was 0% or 100%, it does not affect the item drop rate.

Below is the reward bonus:

Advanced:
Skill points: +25%
Bridge Officer Skill points: +25%
Green Items: 1.5 times increase in drop rate
Blue Items: 10 times increase in drop rate
Purple Items: 20 times increase in drop rate

Elite:
Skill points: +75%
Bridge Officer Skill points: +75%
Green Items: 3 times increase in drop rate
Blue Items: 20 times increase in drop rate
Purple Items: 30 times increase in drop rate


Note the drop rate multiplier modifies the normal drop rate. So if a purple has a 0.0001 chance to drop, a 30x multiplier is huge, but the chance is still 0.003.
Thanks four outlining that for us.

As for Cryptic's testing, their Q/A department has always seemed non-existent (even though it's supposed to be there). I see very obvious bugs slip through them ALL the time. When is Cryptic going to get the Q/A it needs? The players are paying for this (both literally and symbolically).