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Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 201
# 45
01-02-2013, 03:47 PM
This has been bugging me for a bit.
I like the rep system, just like I like the fleet advancement system.
Good and bad on both, but mostly good... I think.

One thing I find insulting though, is to require dilithium more than once for the same item.
(adv fleet weapons=Dil for provisions->Dil for the weapon on TOP of fleet credits).

One constant for both Fleet and Rep, is the obscene dilithium requirements.

Rep costs are really just a drop in the bucket compared to special projects. And two of them at a time, to boot. (Fleet+Embassy).

All that said, from a business standpoint, it makes sense that they are trying to get us to burn all of our dilithium.
If we are throwing it all into projects/rep/items, then we have none left to buy zen with.
If we have no dil to buy zen with, then we must buy Zen with real money.
And if we need more dil? We CAN buy zen with real money, then sell it on the dil exchange... for ever lowering prices. (less return for your Z).
Both instances are win-win for PWE, and lose-lose for us.

But I think they need to find a happy medium between profitability and having some semblance of respect for their customers to at LEAST pretend they're not fu... *ahem* milking us rather, for all we're worth.

In conclusion:
The dilithium costs are... well, you know.
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