Announcement About Upcoming Dilithium Changes - Nov 14, 2012
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Cryptic Studios Team
Join Date: Jul 2012
11-14-2012, 03:26 PM
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I'm so sad it had to go this far. You wanted to remove dil from STFs when Season 7 hit Tribble. We explained you it was a bad idea. You agreed.
Then you take it away once more when it goes live. And we have to explain it's a bad idea once more.
Why was this "mistake" (to use a polite word) made? It was so unnecessary.
If only you learned from this...
It wasn't an easy decision by any stretch of the imagination and even though the Dilithium changes to remove STFs has been on TRIBBLE since the test weekend promo, it wasn't until we looked at the data today and saw that everyone had more Dilithium on average and still weren't happy - that I decided that the data driven approach was accomplishing the goal of giving players more Dilithium, but wasn't making some of our hardcore players happy at all.
As others have pointed out, this is a more balanced approach that may have implications for Dilithium exchange rates in the future (because there will be much more Dilithium in the economy) - but we want players having fun with the new Season 7 content - not worrying about how to get Dilithium.
So in other words - we stuck to our guns - left the change in - it accomplished exactly what we wanted it to (help players get more Dilithium) but that doesn't equal "fun" for the community. We needed to see the data after S7 launch in order to realize that players can have their cake and eat it too and the game will be ok.