Season 7 Dev Blog #40
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Join Date: Jun 2012
03-13-2013, 02:13 PM
Originally Posted by
Not the game per say but rather current mechanics in place.
And the reason is simple, Dilithium trade.
Right now you can spend Dilithium but its a one way street, you can buy items with them or put it on Fleet projects, now this cuts gold sellers from doing Dilithium farming to see it because the only potential customer are Fleets.
By allowing a "Dilithium bank" the only defense mechanism on Fleets is gone, it would allow Fleets with wallets to pay Dilithium farmers in bulk since there would be no limits, this is one of the reasons why they are very weary of adding a cancel project button, at least one that would give refunds since it could lead to potential abuses.
Anything that deals with Dilithium is problematic due to the current system being entirely locked, anything that allows external storage outside your account can lead to abuses.
Also by making a "bank" this would be a way for Fleets to extort a tax or membership fee by forcing members to donate to project (like a provisioning project) so it goes to the bank or be kicked out, right now Fleets have no way of forcing a Dilithum fee since the entire system offers no feedback to who contributed what to where and attempts to force a Dilithium fee are self defeating due to how there is no Fleet storage system for Dilithium.
In the end such mechanic would bring a lot of problems, it would given rise to Dilithium Farmers that would complicate the Dilithium economy and would also allow Fleets to be able to "shake down" their members.
Let me expand my thoughts on the idea from my point of view.
It's meant to be solely a method to refund fleets as a whole. Players cannot add to the storage. (closing the extorting loophole)
Example if cosmetic projects were to be cut in half to 100k. The "bank" would gain 100k per completed project.
Fleet captains would not be able to obtain the refunded materials for personal use. Only redirect recovered dilithium into other projects.
The system doesn't exist, hence why in my original post with the idea I mention adding the tech.
Originally Posted by
That's my point if you're doing it alone, which the system was not meant for, expecting the price to be lowered because he decided to to go it alone is not going to happen.
I'm personally not expecting the price to be lowered. Just saying it would be nice
I'll stop kicking that horse when the bugs fixed. Until then as a paying consumer, I will voice my opinion.
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