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# 11
12-19-2012, 07:50 AM
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Originally Posted by recksracer View Post
Whites are for sale at the boff vendor.

Stupid complaint is stupid.
Well, I see someone needs to learn how to read. OP mentions this in his post, but I suppose you were too busy enjoying the thought of trolling someone to actually read the post. Or was is just too difficult for you to make out all those long words?
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# 12
12-19-2012, 07:56 AM
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Originally Posted by bortjinx View Post
Well, I see someone needs to learn how to read. OP mentions this in his post, but I suppose you were too busy enjoying the thought of trolling someone to actually read the post. Or was is just too difficult for you to make out all those long words?
I stand by my statement...

Stupid complaint is stupid.

It would only cost 3600 dil if you had zero withe boffs to start with.

Actually maybe i SHOULD change my statement to " Horribly stupid complaint is horribly pointless and stupid.
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# 13
12-19-2012, 08:08 AM
Ok, maybe you need to add to your maths skills too...

240 x 30 = 7200.

I'll agree with you that it isn't that much, especially when paid for by multiple members of a fleet, but if you are in a small fleet and trying to take advantage of the special project reruns, then I'd also object to spending dilithium on something as basic as common boffs.
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# 14
12-19-2012, 08:14 AM
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Originally Posted by bortjinx View Post
Ok, maybe you need to add to your maths skills too...

240 x 30 = 7200.

I'll agree with you that it isn't that much, especially when paid for by multiple members of a fleet, but if you are in a small fleet and trying to take advantage of the special project reruns, then I'd also object to spending dilithium on something as basic as common boffs.
If youre going to crack on me about my numbers, maybe you should get yours right...

3600 fills one slot and there are 3 slots to fill...

Calling the need to have 10k ish dil a bad joke when other projects cost 200k is just off base.

This whole thread is pointless and the op's complaint is just dumb.
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# 15
12-19-2012, 08:21 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by recksracer View Post
If youre going to crack on me about my numbers, maybe you should get yours right...

3600 fills one slot and there are 3 slots to fill...

Calling the need to have 10k ish dil a bad joke when other projects cost 200k is just off base.

This whole thread is pointless and the op's complaint is just dumb.
I'm not in-game, so can't check that the OPs numbers are correct, but that is where I'm taking the numbes from. Here:

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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.)

<snip>

(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.)

30 White Boffs, at 240 Dil each = 30 x 240 = 7200.

And like I said, when you are trying to complete those older special projects that take up so much of your Dilthium, when you only have a limited time to get the ones you are missing finished before they disappear again, then spending almost a day's worth of Dil grinding on Boffs (which used to cost a tiny amount of EC) is something I'd not be too happy about either.

If you think the OP's complaint is dumb, why don't you offer to help him resolve it? I mean, those Boffs aren't bound, so you could go and buy them for him since it sounds like you have no problems throwing your Dil at stuff you should be able to buy with EC.

I mean, these are the basic of basic Bridge Officers. Every new player needs Boffs. Not every new player has Dilithium, nor knows how to get Dilithium. now do you see the reason I don't like paying Dil for white Boffs?

Last edited by bortjinx; 12-19-2012 at 08:28 AM.
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# 16
12-19-2012, 09:47 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by bortjinx View Post
I'm not in-game, so can't check that the OPs numbers are correct, but that is where I'm taking the numbes from. Here:




30 White Boffs, at 240 Dil each = 30 x 240 = 7200.

And like I said, when you are trying to complete those older special projects that take up so much of your Dilthium, when you only have a limited time to get the ones you are missing finished before they disappear again, then spending almost a day's worth of Dil grinding on Boffs (which used to cost a tiny amount of EC) is something I'd not be too happy about either.

If you think the OP's complaint is dumb, why don't you offer to help him resolve it? I mean, those Boffs aren't bound, so you could go and buy them for him since it sounds like you have no problems throwing your Dil at stuff you should be able to buy with EC.

I mean, these are the basic of basic Bridge Officers. Every new player needs Boffs. Not every new player has Dilithium, nor knows how to get Dilithium. now do you see the reason I don't like paying Dil for white Boffs?
New Players should Not be right away making a Starbase and forming a fleet and getting involved in one of the most Intensive parts of the game right away, Just like they shouldn't be jumping right into Elites. 30 White Boffs was not hard to do at all. I Solo'd it. Play The Game and you get all you need.
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# 17
12-19-2012, 01:01 PM
If you can get your starbase to tier 3 (required to start this project), you can afford 7200 dilithium for boffs. Enough said.
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# 18
12-19-2012, 02:05 PM
Certainly I can (and ended up doing just that), but wouldn't it be nice to actually be able to use my vast stockpile of blue-quality BOffs for something? Can't even grind 'em down for dilithium, so it's put them in storage or sell them for pennies on the Exchange...

I was thrilled, absolutely thrilled, when I saw this project on the starbase screen and thought that I could finally put some thirty of them to use - that doing all of those "Evaluate" assignments and keeping the results rather than simply discarding them was finally going to be worth it. And then, not five minutes later, I was cursing as I realized the bitter joke that had been played on me.
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