As a crafter, PVPer and Fleet Leader. I believe a lot of the exchance prices on most things need to be cut in half. Some of the prices are completely asinine. 2mil for a crafted Mk XI Antiproton Beam Array Very rare. Make it 800K and I'll buy it. That kind of thing.
In a way I wish Cryptic would expand the loot sets not just for crafting or drops or mission rewards but in general. I still can't find a [Hyper-Impulse Engine Mk XI [Turn]x2 [Aux]] for my star cruiser =[
it is long, but worth it, it takes about 2-3 hours of work in any "explore" cluster to get 250 of what ever particles the cluster specialises in....
My, tip, relax with a beer or alcoholic drink, listen to a ton of music, and slowly bit by bit collect ur samples till what ever number you want. (for crafters usually higher is better, as u can make more stuff in one visit to alpha)
What farming its that some people like not to do that at all ....
All the time being the fastest on the fleet to grab 5 pieces of junk is not my thing.
But if I encounter them on my way i will take them with me and sell them.
But still exchange is dreadful and doing all the time exploration with your Klingon is not real fun.
The new mission is fun rob the stuff but then again its so lame. Getting 5 pieces for all the shooting your doing .
If they would make it little more rewarding like getting 10 pieces or 10 traces for that Mather yes it would be worth while fighting for.
I don't know about you but it is a bit disappointing to do that.
Raid missions are not that well paid.
PVE they could made it bit more rewarding like ending a long mission you get 10.000 CR
and a short one like frozen 5.000 CR.
PVP also could use some juice waiting time is dreadful And when finishing you get 8 true 12 medal of something and if your lucky 10.000 CR
PVP Challenge doest pay medals nor CR and not give you skill points.
And drops are also worse then first year off the game.....
If you lucky you get bunch off hypo sprays shield recharge and power ups.
Or food in that Mather and I play most of the time in advanced mode.
So in this case its more trouble than it is worth.
And selling guns that's get you 5.500 CR and sell them for 1 million bucks well your not very friendly are you.
Slimy ferengi ....
I give them away most off the time o no you cant because their bound if you used them .
But i just like to say lower the prizes a little give someone else also an change .
Unless you are a ferengi don't mind what I said.