No, a purple doff is worth exactly:
- spend 5 min to go to a nebula
- slot a support mission
- wait for 4h, if it crits, enjoy. Get a refugee you can also turn into a purple with luck.
- choose a white/green/blue/support doff, check BU, AT, ZA, and use it into an exchange mission. Enjoy a purple with a 20% average chance.
- turn your extra CXP into fleet credits, buy purple doffs, enjoy.
Saying a purple doff costs 55k dilithium is lazyness or complete ignorance of the doff system, and I know you perfectly know how it works.
A few months ago, we had no grinder and it was perfectly fine. The grinder was introduced to help us upgrading our starbases to meet the green and blue doff requirements. Now that the community has moaned enough to remove those, it's legitimate to increase the cost of these doffs we don't need anymore. In no way they are required, now the only use of the grinder is lazyness to upgrade your own roster.
And the bright side of the update is that purple doffs will be better valued (hopefully), which means more money for doffers willing to sell a part of their roster. Ignorance is always blamable, if people pay for doffs because they don't want to learn how it works i won't feel sad for them.
My only regret is about the free academy pack, it wasn't really hurting the game.
so, new players can only gamble...gotcha, tough if their crit chance is low eh? newbies are just lazy sods eh? but, you're going to hang around the academy and tell them these tricks? that they don't have to pay dilithium? since the first thing they see when they get there is 3 choices, spend, spend to upgrade, wait 4 days for a freepack, or buy packs from the zen store.
said this before, if you already have everything none of the changes matter one bit to you, if you played for awhile you know all the tricks. and it seems are also incapable in the slightest of looking at anything except from your own perspective.
kudos for that narrow view. fact is to someone starting out that doesn't know all the tricks it does cost dilithium. the game doesn't explain that there's cheaper methods. and all YOUR methods are gambling, and still only getting a random purple doff or none at all.
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