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...do more then increasing enemy difficulty? like better drops? more xp? etc?

I've just returned and "re-rolled" my character for a fresh "new" start...and I'm noticing I'm hardly getting any loot drops...only 1 or 2 weapons have dropped...etc.

Last time I was playing I was getting quite a bit of weapon/shields/consoles/etc instead of just consumable items...but now all I seem to get IS consumables.

so what exactly does the difficulty slider do OTHER then just making missions harder?

thanks in advance
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# 2
01-30-2011, 04:27 AM
I was mistaken; see below
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01-30-2011, 04:28 AM
This post should help answer your question.

-Big Red
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01-30-2011, 04:29 AM
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Originally Posted by BigRedJedi
This post should help answer your question.

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BigRedJedi is right. Ignore my post.
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# 5
01-30-2011, 04:44 AM
That 30 times increase on purples on elite must bring it up to .0001. I was surprised at how many more skill and bridge officer points you get on elite.
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# 6
01-30-2011, 04:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Englebert
That 30 times increase on purples on elite must bring it up to .0001. I was surprised at how many more skill and bridge officer points you get on elite.
It adds up, especially as a Klingon.
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# 7
01-30-2011, 05:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Suron
.so what exactly does the difficulty slider do OTHER then just making missions harder?
Advanced and Elite difficulty activates the injuries system, so that when you die, when you respawn you get injuries which have a negative effect on you until you get them healed.
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# 8
01-30-2011, 05:48 AM
I find the effects are more noticeable in a group as well.

I suspect this is just because of the increase in enemy count but if your running with a group of 3-4 in an exploration sector like btran on elite or advanced I find we get blues and purples far more frequently.

That being said though I usually play alone on advanced and in most missions with combat I get at least a blue drop in the majority of missions with combat playing at that difficulty. The rate is not nearly enough to justify the extra difficulty though if your just looking for better drops.
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