Lt. Commander
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# 11
10-11-2011, 04:46 PM
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Originally Posted by LtEliz
Hi everyone.

this mail goes out to those of you who are currently testing PTS due to my limited time i can only rely on the forums and the very mysterious absence of cryptic answers hidden far far away. and never really answers ur questions without giving u a question.

question 1

Vice Admiral ships no longer get a free ship token when you hit VA. instead you need to grind Dilithium and it can take more than 3 months due to limit of Converting dilithium. Is that true or False ?

Please specify information if you know any where u saw it and how it works when you hit VA.
At both RAUH1 (level 46) and VA1 (level 51) you are only awarded inventory slots, a respec token, and a costume change. You no longer receive a Free ship at these levels, nor do you receive any additional means to purchase a new ship, unlike live.
Currentlly, there is no Dilithium cost for VA level ships on the Fed side. There is no current CStore point cost for VA Ships on the fed side, last time I checked, save the Multi-Vector Advanced Escort, which has increased by 800 Cryptic points to a whoppingly overpriced 2000 Cryptic points, or $25 american.


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Question 1b

If above is true Is it also true that you only gain dilithium from Dailys and not from repeat old Featured episodes or Doff system ? Estimated time to gain dilithium to get a VA ship ?
Not all dailies are awarding Dilithium properly. Additionally, currentlly on tribble you can get refined Dilithium from the following sources: Exploration cluster missions, possibly PVP (not sure on this one), Borg STFs, Mirror Universe events and the Starfleet Academy event. There may be other sources I have forgotten. Currently, the daily missions that did award Emblems and are now awarding Dilithium Ore are giving about 480 ore per emblem. Again, not all daily missions that gave emblems are giving ore, sadly. DOff system Dilithum is in an extreme state of flux at the moment.

To directly answer this question, as VA ships currentlly have no dilithium cost established, there is no way to earn them with Dilithium, short of whatever system Cryptic introduces in the future to auction Dilithium for CStore points.

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Question 2

Mark XI gear takes 3 months per pieace with dilithium conversion limit ? 143k needed 7k per day ? True or False ?
8k refinement per day, though some events currently give refined Dilithium, so you can potentially make more than 8k per day.

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Question 3
Doff system Rare officers die or imortal ( sucks if you can lose a 1 in a life time officer )
Uncommon and above DOffs currentlly can not Die, but can be sent to sick bay, where they are unusable for a short time. Usually a day or less.

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Question 4
Old ships that where once Energy credits turned into C store ships such as nebula and excelsior ?
These ships have been turned into CStore ships, but word from the Devs is that these ships will also be enhanced/buffed to be comparable/similar to other "+1" or "Tier x.5" ships.

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question 5
does feature episode missions stop give dilithium once they been done once ?
Currently, no mission, including featured episodes, awards Dilithium.

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Question 6

Once you rank up most people on Pts says that if u level from LT commander to commander it takes 1 week to get a ship for that rank ? unless u buy c store ?
On the current revision, you only need 2000 Dilithium to get your commander ship, including the discount token and the Dilithium award for ranking up. You can get this from about 5 daily missions, or 2 Mirror Universe encounters, if I remember correctly.

As you rank up, you'll need more and more Dilithium to get your next tier ship, which, in my humble opinion, is pretty lame. Many others that post on the forums seem to share that opinion.

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Thank you and hope cryptic gets their act together if some of these changes are true.
YW, and so do many of the PTS testers.
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 12
10-11-2011, 04:48 PM
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Originally Posted by jam062307 View Post
for purchasing ships as you rank up. LtC-Cmd you are 2000 short. CMD-Cpt you are 5000 short..and CPT-RA you are 10,000 short. I've never had to grind to get my ship. I haven't done any exploration dailies yet, I've only been doing mirror and SFA events, as well as the lore daily and Doff assignments. Had plenty of dilithium by the time I got my next ship. I will say that I am still on the klingon story arc. I haven't progressed very far in the story and am still ranking up like a mad man. If devs are reading, leveling needs to slow down a little bit. Less than two weeks of casual play(don't play every day, only an hour or two at a time) and I'm a RA.
FYI, leveling speed was purposely increased, more than double I believe, to aid with testing. From what I've heard, this is not the leveling speed that will go live when F2P launches.
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# 13
10-11-2011, 05:09 PM
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Originally Posted by StormShade
As I understand it, the intended design is that the only time you will receive refined dilitium is when you rank up. Any other source of refined dilithium should be going away.

However, to reiterate what everyone else has been saying, this is on Tribble for a reason, and is so incredibly subject to change that I'm willing to say that it is going to change.

Thanks,

Stormshade
Just a little feedback from me, here. Having the Events give refined dilithium outside the refine totals, since they're 'beyond the call' of normal play/grinding, would help on some counts immensely, and might keep some people very happier
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