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Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,462
# 29
03-22-2013, 08:03 AM
Another log on the "No" bonfire.

People don't craft because the things you can craft cost a time-limited and very valuable currency, for incredibly minor performance gains over junk that the game buries you in after every major battle. Who in their right mind is going to spend an entire day worth of dilithium to make a single Mark XI Weapon when they can get a Mark XI Weapon that performs 95% as well for effectively nothing.

Also, keys serve a major function for the player economy as a kind of currency. Cryptic likes this because impatient people spend Zen to get keys and then sell their keys for EC. It's a time saving feature for players that makes real money for Cryptic. Win-win.