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Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 20
11-13-2012, 09:03 AM
Originally Posted by adon333 View Post
Just take one look at S7 and what they are doing to keep milking us for money and then tell me you dont think they might have some hand in the dilith. exhcange.
They're increasing the net amount of dilithium you can get per character in a couple of hours and clearly marking where to get it in S7.

The only way you lose out is if you used alts to acquire dilithium.

But I think the net goal if actually people refining more dilithium per day and that the shifts are actually to try to get people to do Fleet Actions over other types of content rather than actually dilithium starving people.

The long-run direction the dilithium economy hinges in S7 depends on three things (everything else is fairly short-run):

1) Do heavy economic participants lose out by not having frontloaded dilithium on lots of alts?

2) Do players bother with Foundry with a mission length requirement and pursue Fleet Actions? Do they bother with ESTFs?

3) Is having purple DOffs worth paying an upgrinding fee?

The first is an economic referendum on the value of economic changes from a system that makes alts advantagous to one that eliminates most of the economic advantage for alts.

The second and third are a question of whether high quality DOffs, lengthy Foundry missions, ESTFs, and Fleet Actions are "worth it." The net result could be players rejecting all four.