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Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 247
11-20-2012, 08:35 AM
I don't think there's many (any?) here that support the Mk XII gear being unobtainable to those that didn't grind the STFs.

But it's worth mentioning that a Mk X ground or space set could be had in as little as 15 Elite runs (of ISE or whatever) on the double EDC days. Mk XI is double that - so 30 STFs.

15 Elite STFs would have netted you 15k minimum Dilithium and most likely some Rare/Proto Salvage.

So you're looking at:

15 runs:

Full Mk X space or ground set
15,000+ Dilithium
A nice Mk X or XI weapon (or two, or three) or some bonus Dilithium
Maybe 500,000 to 1,000,000 ECs in vendor trash

This was pretty much guaranteed.

Now you have to pay 15k Dilithium for one piece of the set and you'd have to run more than 15 STFs to earn that Dilithium.

As many have said before me, if Cryptic wanted you to get the Mk XII stuff easier they could have done one of two things:

1) Adjust the drop rate.

2) Allow you to buy it with EDCs.

Getting the equipment 'easier' is BS spin on what their true intention was - making us buy our rewards.
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Last edited by weylandjuarez; 11-20-2012 at 08:38 AM.