As I recall, Season 6 prepatching started nearly 2 weeks before launch. I suspect this is to give everyone ample time to get the patch without totally zerging the patch servers. Especially since patching is incremental, every time they push another build out to Tribble, the prepatch can be updated too, keeping everyone up to date and able to start Season 7 on launch day with as little delay as possible (aside from the inevitable login queues as everyone and their vulcan half-brothers login at once).
This is why picked the week of the 22nd as the live date for S7 when people asked me.
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No; it's not coming on Thursday Again, the plan is for you to be able to see the conversion crate on Tribble before it goes live -- watch for Tribble patch notes.
How flexible will you be on the conversion crate? Because right now you can see a lot of people (especially those with a lot of stuff) being unhappy, but if you're going to do a veteran boff thing that needed to be announced before giving a first pass on the box conversion. But if you're going to iterate on the design a lot of people might be... unhappy to find they cashed in based on a first pass.
I've put 10+ hours into the same character on TTS for all the requirements, and I'm not even Tier 1. Why, again, do we need to spend an arbitrary amount of time and Di in order to access what we've already earned?
Ahh, but you didn't read it well enough. THEY'RE REMOVING DILITHIUM REQUIREMENTS! (and more smiley spam)
Oh, lovely, I can't even requote the Douglas Adams quote I used to have here I WANT IT BACK!!!!
Just a tip: removing or reducing dilithium cost for Borg/Reman/Romulan gear acquisition would really be a plus. My Special Service Squadron fleetmates are willing to pay Zen for the latest and greatest (I've already bought Zen in order to get the Vesta pack as soon as it comes out) but most, if not all, of us will not spend cash or Zen to get dilithium. Now, I know that the prototype borg salvage I currently use to get Mk XII ship weapons is basically worth 2304 dilithium per piece, so...if I must pay dilithium to get borg weapons I hope that I'm not paying any more than that or having to use other currency to buy those weapons that could otherwise be converted into more than that (or took more work to earn than prototype salvage!).
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I'll be doing the same hopefully, although will likely book the day after season 7 commences off work. The servers were
Though, saying that, I do hope that we actually GET some kind of confirmation this time, as opposed to season six, where there was something of an attitude of secrecy and we didn't really get solid confirmation of the patch until the patch was half-complete.