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Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 953
# 250
11-20-2012, 08:45 AM
Originally Posted by weylandjuarez View Post
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.
Originally Posted by recksracer View Post
The flaw in your logic is that, in the new system, you don't get the gear for doing all of those runs. You get the option to buy the gear...

Plus it really screws the casual/new players even more. No more easy retro borg or mk11 gear, now you must grind and pay for even the low level stuff.

Season 7 is just ****ty.
Yep and yep agree and agree...

and as Weyland will know STF's used to be a fun community orientated thing to do... now not so much if at all.