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Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 65
11-20-2012, 08:17 PM
Originally Posted by dastahl View Post
The number of players that were earning 1440 dilithium on all of their ALTs by running simple Foundry missions (ie - click one thing on Earth Space Dock) and then selling that Dilithium to the exchange, then buying it back on their main forced us to make this change.

If you want the 1440 Dilithium from the Foundry daily - you must play a Foundry mission that "qualifies" - meaning it has to be at least 15 minutes of gameplay.

We've held off on making this change in the hopes that players would police the simple missions and have them removed - but it just didn't happen.

If we had a better solution for the Foundry daily, we would go with it - but for now - Sorry you have to play at least a 15 minute long mission.

We will look into increasing the reward if the average length of Foundry missions that players are playing is greater than 15 minutes - but we're waiting to see if players will stop using these missions as an "easy" way to get Dilithium.
(Responding to the section in bold).

I don't mean any disrespect. But how can Cryptic still thinks in such a naive manner after all of these years of designing and running MMORPGS. If players have a choice, of course they are going to do the most expeditious way of earning repetitious rewards in a game (console clicker Foundry missions). And they are going to choice the best and most efficient combination of gear. 3 piece set of old Borg Assimilate set or slotting of 1 Accuracy/5 Damage or 5 Damage Enhancers in City of Heroes. If you want players to player in a certain way, you need to force it.