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The starbase project to place a Personnel Officer on board requires no less than 30 white bridge officer candidates, ten from each branch. (They also all have to be human, for some reason (specist!), but that's a relatively minor quibble.)

Here's the thing:
Common white BOffs are, paradoxically, hard for anyone but new characters to come by. The Duty Officer assignments to interview new candidates, even if deliberately failed, have a minimum level of green. I am sitting on a mailbox full of nigh-worthless blue officers - literally over a hundred in total, which I have saved in the vain hope that they may someday be good for something - each of which sells on the glutted exchange for perhaps 200 EC. White BOffs go for a hundred times that, due to their rarity and the need for them for this project, when they can be found at all.

(Oh yes, almost forgot, you can also get them at the ESD vendor... for 240 dilithium a pop. Ugh. Not so much compared to the rest of the starbase dilithium grind, but PWE forbid we get anything without spending Dil on it.)

Please review this requirement and allow us to submit bridge officer candidates of any quality, not just the "common" but actually quite rare (unless you happen to be leveling and/or farming a new character) whites.
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Last edited by hfmudd; 12-19-2012 at 12:03 AM.
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# 2
12-19-2012, 12:27 AM
To be honest, I actually found when they were required purples to be a better way of doing it than the whites, just because you could get em totally for free, and there is that massive glut of purples in the first place, making them usually not very expensive because of it.

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# 3
12-19-2012, 07:50 AM
You do know you can grind higher quality ones down to white. 1 purple = 3 blue = 9 green = 27 whites
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# 4
12-19-2012, 07:51 AM
Also, you can buy white ones from your starbase for very little in the way of fleet credits.
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# 5
12-19-2012, 08:01 AM
It would be nice if they removed the Dilithium cost, but I don't expect that to happen. However, you get more for your Dilithium this way than if you contributed it directly.

240 Dilithium = 1 Common boff = 1,250 Fleet Credit
or
240 Dilthium = 240 Fleet Credit
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# 6
12-19-2012, 08:19 AM
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Originally Posted by pennyprimrose View Post
You do know you can grind higher quality ones down to white. 1 purple = 3 blue = 9 green = 27 whites
You can do that with Bridge Officers?

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# 7
12-19-2012, 08:20 AM
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Originally Posted by pennyprimrose View Post
You do know you can grind higher quality ones down to white. 1 purple = 3 blue = 9 green = 27 whites
that's Doffs. Boffs can be bought in mass from the boff vendor at ESD or Qonos.
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# 8
12-19-2012, 08:21 AM
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Originally Posted by hfmudd View Post
The starbase project to place a Personnel Officer on board requires no less than 30 white bridge officer candidates, ten from each branch. (They also all have to be human, for some reason (specist!), but that's a relatively minor quibble.)

Here's the thing:
Common white BOffs are, paradoxically, hard for anyone but new characters to come by. The Duty Officer assignments to interview new candidates, even if deliberately failed, have a minimum level of green. I am sitting on a mailbox full of nigh-worthless blue officers - literally over a hundred in total, which I have saved in the vain hope that they may someday be good for something - each of which sells on the glutted exchange for perhaps 200 EC. White BOffs go for a hundred times that, due to their rarity and the need for them for this project, when they can be found at all.

(Oh yes, almost forgot, you can also get them at the ESD vendor... for 240 dilithium a pop. Ugh. Not so much compared to the rest of the starbase dilithium grind, but PWE forbid we get anything without spending Dil on it.)

Please review this requirement and allow us to submit bridge officer candidates of any quality, not just the "common" but actually quite rare (unless you happen to be leveling and/or farming a new character) whites.
Yea, its pretty silly that "common" BOffs are the rarest ones in game. While I like that the projects requiring DOffs only require common, it was kind of annoying to see common BOffs required for this project. That said, I'm glad they finally got around to fixing it so you could submit BOffs to the project again since that was bugged for around a month, after which I didn't care so much about what type of BOff it took so much as getting the thing done.

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You do know you can grind higher quality ones down to white. 1 purple = 3 blue = 9 green = 27 whites

You do know that the upgrade project in question requires BOffs, not DOffs...
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# 9
12-19-2012, 08:26 AM
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Originally Posted by darkjeff View Post
You can do that with Bridge Officers?
My bad, I misread. It's still early here. Doffs can be grinded up and down. Boffs though, as the OP said can be dificult to get white quality ones.
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# 10
12-19-2012, 08:37 AM
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Originally Posted by hfmudd View Post
The starbase project to place a Personnel Officer on board requires no less than 30 white bridge officer candidates, ten from each branch. (They also all have to be human, for some reason (specist!), but that's a relatively minor quibble.)

Here's the thing:
Common white BOffs are, paradoxically, hard for anyone but new characters to come by. The Duty Officer assignments to interview new candidates, even if deliberately failed, have a minimum level of green. I am sitting on a mailbox full of nigh-worthless blue officers - literally over a hundred in total, which I have saved in the vain hope that they may someday be good for something - each of which sells on the glutted exchange for perhaps 200 EC. White BOffs go for a hundred times that, due to their rarity and the need for them for this project, when they can be found at all.

(Oh yes, almost forgot, you can also get them at the ESD vendor... for 240 dilithium a pop. Ugh. Not so much compared to the rest of the starbase dilithium grind, but PWE forbid we get anything without spending Dil on it.)

Please review this requirement and allow us to submit bridge officer candidates of any quality, not just the "common" but actually quite rare (unless you happen to be leveling and/or farming a new character) whites.
Whites are for sale at the boff vendor.

Stupid complaint is stupid.
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