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Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 5
11-22-2012, 06:32 AM
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 Originally Posted by heavensrun Seriously, Cryptic, what the hell is your metric on converting stuff like this?
Borticus answered this question pretty thoroughly in this Tribble Discussion Forum thread before the changes went live. I think it's worth quoting here, since many would have missed it.

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 Originally Posted by borticuscryptic To answer a few earlier questions, and expound on what I said in an earlier reply: Players can use the amount of Fleet Credits they receive in return for donating an item as a judgement of its "value" to the system. Before the changes referenced in this thread, White Dept-specific Duty Officers would return 150 Fleet Credits per Doff that was donated. After these changes, they now give 250 Fleet Credits per Doff. This is where we derive the 166% figure I originally quoted. (250/150=166%) This same figure is a relative measurement to what we use internally to determine a Project's targeted cost. So if a project previously required 1000 White Dept-Specific Duty Officers, it now only requires 600. (1000*150)/250=600 For reference, here are the Fleet Credit rewards previously granted in return for Duty Officer contributions (with updated values in parentheses, if they are still in use): White-Unrestricted = 75 (250) White-Dept = 150 (300) White-Spec = 300 Green-Dept = 300 Green-Spec = 600 Blue-Dept = 500 Blue-Spec = 1000 Purple-Dept = 1000 Purple-Spec = 2000 Using these figures, you should be able to quickly figure out how many Duty Officers are now required for a particular project. For example: A project that previously required 15 Purple Astrometrics (Spec) Duty Officers (T5 Transwarp Facility upgrade), will now require x# of White Science Dept Officers instead. To determine the amount: (15*2000) = 30000/300 = 100 Duty Officers Sometimes the math doesn't work out to be so pretty, and in those cases we've either rounded the new Doff values or altered the Dilithium cost (since Duty Officers are given a Dilithium value in the Holdings system, for determining project cost) to make the final values work out to a nice round figure.
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