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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 12
02-13-2012, 01:54 PM
I would rather just buy whatever I needed with energy credits. It is so much easier to make EC than dilithium, that IMHO it's ultimately faster and more effective to just buy off the exchange, especially considering you don't need to bother with data samples either. I went to craft my Mk XI field generator during one of the 20% off times once and even then I was so taken by "sticker shock" (you want HOW MANY unreplicatable materials!?) that I just went to the exchange and purchased one for EC.

Crafting "for profit" really seems like a waste of time now too, since in order to do any meaningful crafting, you will need to spend so much dilithium on crafting that you will never make back the appropriate amount of EC.

Thanks to Cryptic, crafting is another IMO dead game mechanic, badly in need of an overhaul.