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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 8
04-11-2012, 05:14 PM
Originally Posted by bluegeek View Post
So if I am understanding this, you'd only get the permanent bonus if the result is a critical success?

50K Dil is a lot to throw away on a remote chance.
That's the point. It's a difficult achievement and thus the reward is worth it.

Originally Posted by bluegeek View Post
Doesn't the ability to create consoles through the DO system basically do the same thing? You might need new kinds of consoles, but the basic mechanic is already there.

Otherwise, it would tack on console-like bonuses without taking up a console slot. Not sure that's a great idea or not.
You don't get a choice of the consoles you produce through doff assignments. Maybe you get ultra lucky and create a purple Mk XII phaser relay. Or you're dismally unlucky and make a green Mk XII Countermeasure system. The idea behind this assignment is that the critical success gives you a real tangible increase in your skills that you wouldn't otherwise get. The increase is much smaller than the boost a console will give, but enough to be worth it.