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# 1 Where can I find R&D Doffs?
08-04-2014, 08:56 AM
I just got one of my toons to level 15 with Beam R&D and I want to craft an omni beam but the stupid UI won't let me unless I have a specific R&D doff which wasn't given to me and I cannot find.

Does anyone know where I can locate the doff I need?

I just want to craft the stupid omni beam from the stupid crafting system but I can't find this stupid doff. I already wasn't enthusiastic about the new crafting system but now I think it's ... you guessed it ... STUPID.
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# 2
08-04-2014, 09:30 AM
Beg on your knees to the luck gods, or try a trading channel or something.

First, all R&D doffs are white, as far as I know. And they don't have anything special unless you look up the detailed info about them. In the detailed bio there will be a section that says if they have an R&D specialty. You need to look there because that is the only place to find out about them.

Second, to find them, well, you can hope that someone put one up ont he exchange without knowing what they got, but that could take a white since you have to look at each one. Supposedly doff packs have a chance to drop them, I haven't opened any thought. I know that you have a chance to get R&D doffs from the new R&D assistance doff mission at the academies, I got two from that, but its random in which one it gives you.

Best bet, pick a trading channel or reddit or forum or fleet, and ask if anyone has one.

Also I don't know which doff might have the specialization you need for beams, but I would guess its energy weapon related.
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# 3
08-04-2014, 09:40 AM
Other than the unknown common ones, there are the very rare Xindi ones: http://sto-forum.perfectworld.com/sh....php?t=1168081.

If someone has a list of names for the common ones, we could look for them on the exchange too.
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# 4
08-04-2014, 10:52 AM
It also depends on what you're making. They can use other doffs besides R&D; fabrication specialists, shield doffs, warp core specialists etc. If you don't have those, either look in the exchange or grind your doff missions and purchase them once your rank is high enough.
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# 5
08-04-2014, 08:02 PM
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Originally Posted by nepsthen View Post
either look in the exchange or grind your doff missions and purchase them once your rank is high enough.
Purchase them from where?

Academy doff dili vendor?
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# 6
08-05-2014, 02:55 PM
Wait a minute... Those white DOFFs that they gave people are required for things later on?

That the whole point of specializing in a skill comes down to having a white DOFF that you were never told would be required to have for something later on?
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# 7
08-05-2014, 03:07 PM
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Wait a minute... Those white DOFFs that they gave people are required for things later on?

That the whole point of specializing in a skill comes down to having a white DOFF that you were never told would be required to have for something later on?
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# 8
08-05-2014, 03:19 PM
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Purchase them from where?

Academy doff dili vendor?
the R&D requisition from the doff recruiter(not Ferra) sometimes gives them at random. I think there's a special trade channel in game, but I don't have the name handy.

Hmm... I have a few, I suppose I could make lists of their names. I have noticed one thing that would be useful when searching on exchange. Fed-side, they seem to always have 3 traits, and always or almost always lack the FF trait. Yeah even the humans and Vulcans.
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# 9
08-05-2014, 03:48 PM
Well the VR Fed lockbox ones, are going for millions of EC's atm.

at the time I last checked, prices were as follows.

Technician (Mizuab)=11.75mill
Fabrication Engineer (Kimo)=3.9mill
Systems Engineer (Rilromma)=5mill
M/AM Specialist (Amsoti)=24mill
Research Lab Scientist (Phetixa)=7.125mill
Assault Squad Officer (Soreb)=4mill
Energy Weapons Officer (Drolid)=7mill
Shield Distribution Officer (Mokimro)=3mill

I am sure prices will continue to climb, now that people will be looking to corner the market on these doffs.

Outside of getting the freebie common ones, there are no other R&D doff that I have seen on the exchange.
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# 10
08-05-2014, 04:17 PM
Clarification.

The freebie white doffs are not the doffs you need for crafting the special items at level 15. They are only for crafting the normal stuff. To craft the special stuff, you need other doffs. Here are pictures of the two I have, please note the R&D school line, that's the important bit. The emergency R&D doffs don't have that, they are only to help new characters who might not have doffs to use for basic crafting. Also I don't think these R&D doffs are fixed name doffs, where they will always have this name, but I haven't really checked. I haven't seen any other doffs by these names though.

Anyway, the pics:

http://imgur.com/BqgBjBe

http://imgur.com/WD8bfYL
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