Tonight I decided to pick up an easy foundry mission, intending to fill my 8k refining cap for the day. It was a mission I've played many times before. Today though, after accepting the mission and closing the window, I had the feeling I missed something. Re-opening the foundry missions I noticed what it was... The mission I have done so many times now sports the message 'This mission does not qualify for any rewards'.
But, this seems to be a trend with Cryptic/PWE lately. More and more foundry missions are being stripped of their Dilithium and/or XP rewards. In a while, all that's going to be left are foundry missions that give you a meager 680 Dilithium for an hour or more of playing that one, single mission. And outside of the foundry, we'll be stuck with mindless, boring grinds like the 'Strange New Worlds', or the Asteroid Mining.
I honestly believe that we should be able to earn some dilithium with the shorter/easy missions, or Cryptic needs to up the reward for the longer missions.
If you want your feedback to be seen by the Devs that work on the Foundry, you really should be posting here.
As I understand it, the reward is based on average playtime for the mission. Easy missions that people can play through quickly might end up being too short for the reward, especially if people get so familiar with it that they're completing it faster.
You could send feedback to the author of the mission and ask them to "pad" it to make it long enough to qualify again.
Personally, I think the sweet spot is a mission that takes about 20 minutes to complete.
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i made a hella long (an hour or so) and really hard foundry mission (you die many many times on elite).. and it doesnt qualify for rewards.
i made an easy kill a few cubes mission and it gives max rewards. 1440 dil
whats really sad is i cant play my own foundry mission and get rewards
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[12:44] Vessel One of Two Unimatrix 01 deals 1019527 (1157678) Kinetic Damage to you with Plasma Energy Bolt Explosion.
you never get rewards for your own missions now. but others do. How many people have played your mission? IIRC you need at least 10 for it to qualify.
There are a couple of KDF missions right now on the "reviewer list" that have only 3 reviews and give rewards. I'm not sure how that translates into "plays", but I would think most people at least leave a star rating behind.