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# 331
10-23-2012, 12:57 PM
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Originally Posted by levi3 View Post
I am at a extreme end of the doff system to be sure, but that was not the point.

The point was that I got there without grinding doffs and using the games existing doff mechanics - granted I have also gone through hundreds of doff packs like the gamma back when they had the bug ship event - but any packs I get I buy with EC

This game allows anyone to make hundreds of millions of EC without spending a dime of real money.
Of course it except most of us have families, jobs and lives outside of the game. The grinder whether you don't like it or don't use it is the foundation by which the majority improve their doffs in a manner that isn't overly tedious or time consuming. It is also the way many players break down doffs to send to the fleet and so on. Unless you have some kind 5 minute formula none of us have heard of.

This is just part of a wider package of changes whose main purpose isn't to refocus STF's or balance the doff system but to simply introduce a whole new raft of expensive dilithium sinks. That is the true face of Season 7. If you're happy with that fine, but I would suggest you are in the minority.
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# 332
10-23-2012, 01:06 PM
I will add that if Levi is getting his off the exchange, well...

Those prices won't last long with the changes.

The grinder is what's fueling the exchange price of DOffs.
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# 333
10-23-2012, 01:07 PM
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Originally Posted by stoleviathan99 View Post
How did you get that many?

Maybe the problem isn't with the costs but whatever you're doing, it falls outside the documentation of the average player, I think.
3000 hrs of play time - 80%+ doffing

= 2400 hrs of doffing

Does that explain it in more detail?
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# 334
10-23-2012, 01:09 PM
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Originally Posted by stoleviathan99 View Post
I will add that if Levi is getting his off the exchange, well...

Those prices won't last long with the changes.

The grinder is what's fueling the exchange price of DOffs.
Interesting you say that I have been at the grinder for the past 2 hrs now(I have the game running and flip back and forth between forum and game) turning commons into greens to fill the exchange - of course that will stop come Season 7

But by them I will have about $800 million EC so i am not too worried

stoleviathan99 - on a good day i provide the exchange with up to 500+ of the in-demand commons/greens

Last edited by levi3; 10-23-2012 at 01:21 PM.
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# 335
10-23-2012, 01:10 PM
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Originally Posted by stoleviathan99 View Post
I will add that if Levi is getting his off the exchange, well...

Those prices won't last long with the changes.

The grinder is what's fueling the exchange price of DOffs.
My guess is that this is the real reason of the change: doffs of high quality were never meant to be as "cheap" as they are now.
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# 336
10-23-2012, 01:18 PM
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Originally Posted by partizan81 View Post
My guess is that this is the real reason of the change: doffs of high quality were never meant to be as "cheap" as they are now.
Min price for purples used to be $1 million -avg $2 million+

Greens min $100k - now many are 40k

commons were avg 40k and higher for things like security/explosive doffs

All before starbases
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# 337
10-23-2012, 01:21 PM
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Originally Posted by partizan81 View Post
My guess is that this is the real reason of the change: doffs of high quality were never meant to be as "cheap" as they are now.
No,

Put simply that is not the reason. There is a clear ideology running through this entire season update and that is to introduce dilithium sinks into every facet of the game.
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# 338
10-23-2012, 01:30 PM
let me say that besides me there are a few guys I know that provide lots more doffs to the exchange then I do every day.

Come launch of season 7 and we all stop - LOL

The exchange should get interesting!!
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# 339
10-23-2012, 01:48 PM
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Originally Posted by ussultimatum View Post
It's been posted, I think by salamiinferno.

He also mentioned the weapons will cost 'similar to dil store items'.

36 per set piece x 3 pieces = 108,000 dilithium
*approx 22k dil per weapon x 6 to 8 weapons = 132,000 to 176,000 dilithium
T5 rep unlock approx 200k dil = 200,000 dilithium


To gear a cruiser with MACO 3 piece, 8 weapons and rep =

484,000 dilithium



Current exchange price = 160 dil per 1 zen

Value of 1 character's worth of full STF gear = 3,025 zen ($30) OR 60 days of dilithium grinding at 8,000 dilithium per day*.


Since we are losing EDC, Salvage and Tech turn ins for Dilithium as well as I think losing Dilithium for Normal STFs (unconfirmed) while also gaining 2 more dil sinks in the DOFF system, 2 full reputation dil sinks and also the new Embassy sink - it is quite possible that the dil will become stronger vs. the zen.



*Having multiple characters does not necessarily help with this as they would need to be geared as well. Unless you have like 4-8 dilithium farm mules who only exist to feed your single main character.



Good luck getting those fleet & embassy dilithium donations.

ZING!!!!...... Ouch, did you feel that, yep that hurts
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# 340
10-23-2012, 02:02 PM
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Originally Posted by darkenzedd View Post
ZING!!!!...... Ouch, did you feel that, yep that hurts

Keep in mind, I left out ground gear.

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