Only now we don't get loot (= ECs) and Rare/Proto Salvage (=Dilithium)
On paper it looks like we're getting a similar deal but the reality is we're not.
But it's still a better deal than I was expecting.
It's definitely less. I won't dispute that. I just think they could have communicated better the differences. Because things come through less familiar channels it seems like we're not getting it at all.
About the salvage, read my previous post. Essentially, BNP = EDC, and OM = Salvage. Numbers are a little smaller now, but we're in the same ballpark for dil.
This thread is about the EC, and there's a dev post on that on the second page. It's definitely a problem now, but it might be less severe after the next patch.
Edit: Sorry, I got the threads confused. Last sentence was referring to a different thread. I updated it with a link.
I wont be trading bnp's for dilithium. 5 for 1000 is too steep for me. Better to convert marks later on as 50 = 500 dilithium.
Simple math: 5 x elite stfs for 1000 or 2 elites for 150 marks = 1500 dilithium.....
all i want to do is put this thing into dilitium and i cant find the person to convert it, and dont say in the rep tab because thats not what i want
What you want and what the game requires are two entirely different things. Once you start earning Borg Neural Processors, you unlock a special project under Upgrades to convert them to Dilithium at a 5:1,000 ratio. It also grants 5 Omega reputation.
Last edited by starboardnacelle; 11-16-2012 at 08:41 PM.
I'm not sure if you're responding to my post or not, but from what I can tell of your post we're arguing two different points. I'm talking about conversions directly from salvage to dilithium (i.e. you don't need gear anymore), and you're talking about conversion of salvage to gear vs conversion of dil to gear through the new rep system.
I was replying to a guy who claimed you now earn more dil per 10 runs than before, I guess he edited his post
I don't know if it's a matter of disagreeing, the numbers speak for themselves.
What did it cost before, what does it cost now.
And like I said earning 6 weapons for your ship under the new system puts you up at close to minus 2 million dilithium...
If you disagree with the calculations we go over the numbers again but I don't think there is anything subjective about it.
What was before an in-come is now a huge grenade crater hole in the ground looney toons style because it's also sort of funny and semi unreal.