Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
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Edit: Results posted here: http://forums.startrekonline.com/sho...d.php?t=122878


Hello everyone,

I have noticed what I think are some trends in the game's economy (the Exchange) lately, but before I write a big post about them, I'd like to make sure that I have data that bears it out. So, I have created a little forum survey here. If you would please take the time to fill it out, it will be helpful for people giving feedback to the developers about the game's economy.

(If you have multiple characters, please answer for just one character at a time)
1. What rank/grade is your character currently?


2. How many energy credits does that character have?


3. Have you ever sold items on the exchange with that character?


4. What source have you primarily used for equipment for that character and their ship? (Missions/Loot, Exchange, Exploration/PVP medals, or NPC (credit) vendors)


5. Have you ever purchased items on the exchange for the purpose of relisting them at a higher price?



Thanks in advance! Assuming that there's enough responses, I will post a summary this weekend so that people intereted in the data can see the results.
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 2
02-17-2010, 05:19 AM
Here is one of my characters, to hopefully give an example of how to answer:

1. What rank/grade is your character currently?
- Lieutenant Commander 10

2. How many energy credits does that character have?
34000 energy credits

3. Have you ever sold items on the exchange with that character?
No

4. What source have you primarily used for equipment for that character and their ship? (Missions/Loot, Exchange, Exploration/PVP medals, or NPC (credit) vendors)
Missions/Loot

5. Have you ever purchased items on the exchange for the purpose of relisting them at a higher price?
No
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
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# 3
02-17-2010, 05:22 AM
[quote=Trace_Thorne]

(If you have multiple characters, please answer for just one character at a time)
1. What rank/grade is your character currently?

Captain 5


2. How many energy credits does that character have?

350K


3. Have you ever sold items on the exchange with that character?

YES


4. What source have you primarily used for equipment for that character and their ship? (Missions/Loot, Exchange, Exploration/PVP medals, or NPC (credit) vendors)

MISSION LOOT (have bought one or two expensive items from exchange)


5. Have you ever purchased items on the exchange for the purpose of relisting them at a higher price?

NO
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
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# 4
02-17-2010, 05:22 AM
1. What rank/grade is your character currently?

Admiral lvl 5.


2. How many energy credits does that character have?

1.5 million

3. Have you ever sold items on the exchange with that character?

No, things are overrated, not worth it.

4. What source have you primarily used for equipment for that character and their ship? (Missions/Loot, Exchange, Exploration/PVP medals, or NPC (credit) vendors)

NPC in the start, then exploration mark X items, and sicne the relese of the daily quest i use those badges for items


5. Have you ever purchased items on the exchange for the purpose of relisting them at a higher price?

No, nor i have i ever put something on sale there. Basicly with ****** crafting system and ZERO economy money is worthless, so why hustle
Lt. Commander
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# 5
02-17-2010, 05:25 AM
1. What rank/grade is your character currently?

Admiral lvl 2 or 3?.


2. How many energy credits does that character have?

Roughly 1million

3. Have you ever sold items on the exchange with that character?

Yes

4. What source have you primarily used for equipment for that character and their ship? (Missions/Loot, Exchange, Exploration/PVP medals, or NPC (credit) vendors)

Combinations of Missions / Loot / Vendors and Badges/medals
basically whatever I can get my hands on


5. Have you ever purchased items on the exchange for the purpose of relisting them at a higher price

No, But originally I did try to sell stuff at reasonable prices with a very small Mark up, for example if Cannons were worth 4k EC I would sell them for 6 or 7.5k, However this was clearly a mistake as it left me slightly short on cash when wanting to purchase from the exchange therefore I had to raise the price to match other inflated prices
Lt. Commander
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# 6
02-17-2010, 05:30 AM
1. What rank/grade is your character currently?

Captain 4

2. How many energy credits does that character have?

300k or so

3. Have you ever sold items on the exchange with that character?

Yes

4. What source have you primarily used for equipment for that character and their ship? (Missions/Loot, Exchange, Exploration/PVP medals, or NPC (credit) vendors)

Mainly missions/loot with a couple of specific Exchange items

5. Have you ever purchased items on the exchange for the purpose of relisting them at a higher price?

No.
Lt. Commander
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# 7
02-17-2010, 05:34 AM
1. What rank/grade is your character currently?
Rear Admiral 1

2. How many energy credits does that character have?
~1mil

3. Have you ever sold items on the exchange with that character?
Sure did.

4. What source have you primarily used for equipment for that character and their ship? (Missions/Loot, Exchange, Exploration/PVP medals, or NPC (credit) vendors)
Exchange. I want the good equipment for each new ship; Exchange is the way to get it.

5. Have you ever purchased items on the exchange for the purpose of relisting them at a higher price?
Yeah.
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
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# 8
02-17-2010, 05:39 AM
1. What rank/grade is your character currently?

Commander 9

2. How many energy credits does that character have?

1 mil, give or take

3. Have you ever sold items on the exchange with that character?

yes

4. What source have you primarily used for equipment for that character and their ship? (Missions/Loot, Exchange, Exploration/PVP medals, or NPC (credit) vendors)

pvp/exploration - exchange is used to fill holes

5. Have you ever purchased items on the exchange for the purpose of relisting them at a higher price?

yep, if I see an item that is obviously out of whack, such as an "efficient" trait Bridge Officer listed by some poor chump for 1k I will buy it and either add it to my crew or relist it for 50k less than the current lowest one.

I then use the resulting income to support my tribble habit, which is very expensive, as the foods (Tranya and Osol Twist) needed to breed the top end tribbles run for 100 to 200k each. And if I see those foods for less I buy them and use them myself.
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 9
02-17-2010, 05:40 AM
1. What rank/grade is your character currently?
Capt 5

2. How many energy credits does that character have?
+800.000

3. Have you ever sold items on the exchange with that character?
NO

4. What source have you primarily used for equipment for that character and their ship? (Missions/Loot, Exchange, Exploration/PVP medals, or NPC (credit) vendors)
90% Exploration 10% Missions/Loot

5. Have you ever purchased items on the exchange for the purpose of relisting them at a higher price?
NO
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 10
02-17-2010, 05:42 AM
1. What rank/grade is your character currently?
RA3.

2. How many energy credits does that character have?
Around 1mil.

3. Have you ever sold items on the exchange with that character?
Only a couple of EPS consoles I resold.

4. What source have you primarily used for equipment for that character and their ship? (Missions/Loot, Exchange, Exploration/PVP medals, or NPC (credit) vendors)
Exploration badges. I only bought a few EPS consoles from the exchange as there are none to be had for the badges before tier 4.

5. Have you ever purchased items on the exchange for the purpose of relisting them at a higher price?
Yes, but only a few times while I was waiting for a certain level of EPS console to appear for a decent price, and another lower level console happened to be posted for an unusually low price.
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