Auto-Refining: cool...but why?
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Join Date: Dec 2007
11-03-2011, 07:02 PM
It is really a measure to help those who can't log in every day due to X. At least with most games, if you don't log in for dailies you don't get the reward at all, but since this effects more than just dilithium from dailies but from all dilithium rewarding activities (not tied to daily lockouts), it really puts those people who can not log in everyday at a significant disadvantage in terms of refining.
So its not an issue with earning dilithium from dailies only, but being additionally penalised just because you can't get off work to refine 8k of your dilithium ore mountain (you made over a weekend of free time perhaps), each day.
At least, that is my understanding of it.
There are many things Cryptic could do do help them besides adding an auto-refining feature for Subscription accounts or removing the cap. An example of which would be to change the cap to a weekly cap instead of a daily cap. This might go against Cryptic plans of having a reason for getting people to log in every day in - but I would argue that it is better for there to be reasons people want to log in (to play) rather than being forced to log in in order to meet this daily refine cap or put themselves at a disadvantage.