I do the exact same thing everyday if I don't have the officers. My partner and I have our own starbase and about 13 alts. I basically do the duty officer recruitments and then when I don't have enough I do fleet doffs... sell what I don't need or upgrade to green and back down. It only costs time really.. .the dil is negligible. You can even get the dil right in the same place from Viala and the lore mission. I don't bother with the speicifc boxes I just do the 500 FC generic... I've gotten security officers I sell and then buy armory officers etc or I get sensors officers which I don'y use and sell for 500k and buy the officers I need... I am never held up by duty officers on projects.
Well, congrats - you just got some time freed up on your daily schedule because you won't be doing that buy-fleet-doffs-use-them-or-sell-them thing anymore.
And before you ask - yes, its working as intended.
If this is the way it stays, then yes I'll agree this is one of the dumbest moves I've seen.
The whole point of the fleet doff vendor I thought was a way to buy doff's to use for fleet projects. Take that away and there's zero reason to spend FC's on them. Worse is you'll have no way of knowing if that 350k EC's you just spent will get you a doff you can use or not.
The only thing I can say in Cryptic's favor is I'm not sure that this is what is intended. The patch notes doesn't say anything about not being able to use them...
Fleet Duty Officers:
The variety of Duty Officers received by opening packs has increased.
Fleet Duty Officers will not grant Recruitment CXP and Dilithium when dismissed.
There's nothing in there about fleet doff's no longer being useable for fleet projects.
personally I feel this change is a very evil and sadistic move by cryptic. It makes me want to bother with starbases even less now. Not all players have bottomless bags of money to put into this game and the change in fleet doffs is un needed fine stop people getting dilith and recruitment cxp. but to stop them being used in projects ? **** you cryptic
I clearly stated my point in my post. We need to be able to tell the difference if they're not going to let us contribute Fleet DOFFs to projects. I only buy DOFFs to contribute them or if I need a specific one for a mission. It's a waste of EC to buy them only to find out I can't use them.
Originally Posted by boglejam73
Or they could just un-do this stupid solution-in-search-of-a-problem and let the damn fleet doff's work in projects. Just sayin.
Hey, that would work too. Either way, it needs to be changed.