Let me just add, I don't see why I should believe that the minimum Dilithium return on Zen should be considered a barometer of a healthy game.
25 Dil per Zen is the minimum where 500 Dil per Zen is the maximum, and either extreme should rather indicate that the game economy is seriously out-of-whack.
Doesn't that kind of exchange rate really only benefit those people who can devote hours to grinding the game and don't want to pay?
Do we really expect players to be able to claim 320 "Free" Zen per day? Over 9000 Zen per month? That's what the math works out to. Are people really pumping that much Zen into the Exchange every day?
I'm not advocating P2W here. I would just like to see some equity for casual players like me who have limited time and pay out the equivalent of a monthly sub every month.
I simply have this odd notion that my cash ought to have more buying power.
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I'll just go on record now saying that I will never
Yes, Dilithium represents people playing the game, sort of. If you equate grinding specific content over and over with playing. I for one can't get anywhere near the 8k cap per day on even one of my characters, let alone all of them.
I do believe it is time for a increase - free increase to 16k for LT and incremental or full increase to 16k via the z-store just like with the EC raise option.
As Spock would say: "It's only logical Captain."
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Yea i agree it realy need to increase, i know alot of you are worried it would devalue it but realy i thin a majority of the players would rather it be devaulued some and help out with the amount of dilithium its gonna take at T3 T4 T5 on the star bases alone and that isnt including all the other area we need the dilithium ,ie, ship , weapons, shield personal and ship, armor, deflectors, engines and so on and so on. how m uch it should increase well i leave that up to there experts.
My daily Dilithium refinement cap is 136,000. I get and refine 24,480 Dilithium in about 40 minutes per day. I could get another 8,160 Dilithium with about 30 minutes more of work. But 24k is enough for me.
That is not even half of what you could do. You could have a cap of 392,000 and make 94,080 in about 4 hours. with 2450 Fleet Marks.
Also right now I get 850 Fleet Marks per day in those 40 minutes.
The Dilithium/Zen exchange rate is little more than a health barometer for the ingame economy. While it is true it is good for Cryptic to have Dilithium exchange value lower, it's not always true.
I believe we see the ingame economy suffer recession type effects when the exchange rate falls below 150, and we see huge economic booms occur when the exchange trades above 170. I'll put together a segment when time allows for this economic discussion for STOked or Jupiter Station in the near future, but for now I would suggest things are healthy and you are in no danger of seeing the purchasing power of Zen diminish anytime soon.