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# 1 Upcoming Dilithium Changes
10-20-2011, 07:06 PM
Just been reading up on a few things from unreliable sources from the depths of Cyberspace. It seems there are going to be further requirements in the use of Dilithium.

[Space/Ground Combat/Movement]
For every 1minute of ship movement or Light Year traveled, now requires to spend 1 refined Dilithium.
For every 30seconds of ground movement per Captain/Bridge Officer,now requires to spend 1 refined Dilithium
Everytime you fire a turret or cannon now requires to spend 1 refined Dilithium.
Every Beam fired now requires to spend 3 Refined Dilithium
Every Torpedo Fired or Mine released, now requires to spend 5 Refined Dilithium.
Everytime you take damage, you will automatically spend 1 Refined Dilithium

For each Bank Slot you have filled, you will be required to pay 10 Refined Dilithium per hour
For each Inventory slot you have filled, you will be required to pay 6 Refined Dilithium per hour
Everytime you go to access the exchange, you will automatically give up 100 Refined Dilithium.
Each game item interaction other that the exchange requires 30 Refined Dilithium.
Whenever two players are linked through a trade window, both players pay a fee of 50 Refined Dilithium.
Whenever you access your mail, you will be required to pay 30 Refined Dilithium.

Interstellar Travel
Every time you cross a Sector Block, you will be required to pay a toll of 100 Refined Dilithium.
Everytime you enter a system, you will be tolled for 10 Refined Dilithium.
Deep Space Encounters will require you to Pay 250 Refined dilithium whenever they come within 1 light year of you.

Missions/PvE/PvP/Duty Officers
Everytime you accept a mission or join a queue, you will pay 100 Refined Dilithium.
Each Doff assigment now requires a cost of Refined dilithium equal to the number of hours till completion (Rounded up). Any Assignments under 1 hour will require 1 Refined Dilithium.

Bridge Officers
Every use of a Bridge officer ability now requires you to spend 5 Refined Dilithium
For each Bridge Officer you have slotted into your ship (not just the station slots), will cost you 10 Refined Dilithium per hour.

Membership Bonuses
Lifetime and Gold members have their Dilithium Refinement limited to 5000 per day.
Silver Members now have a limit of 1000 per day.
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# 2
10-20-2011, 07:07 PM
And yes it's a mockery of cryptic's ideas about Dilithium.
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# 3
10-20-2011, 09:13 PM
not that far off from reality . sadly enough.
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# 4
10-20-2011, 09:18 PM
I figured you were kidding, but for a second I thought some of that might be true with how things are heading with the game.
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# 5
10-21-2011, 01:51 AM
Indeed, thought it's a steam release, but it's also a point made to cryptic. This game is not f2p, and never will be. They're over bearing on the players with indications to buy cryptic points.
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# 6
10-21-2011, 02:07 AM
Brilliant. Absolutly brilliant, also probably not far from the truth.
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# 7
10-21-2011, 02:32 AM
You forgot the dilithium charges for using dance emotes (or any emote for that matter) and for walking around on ESD. Got any idea how many cleaning bots work on the background to clean the carpets of our muddy footprints after saving yet another planet? Well somebody gotta pay them with dilithium.

On a serious note, I do think it's getting out of hand, especially when it comes to crafting. If we could at least trade refined dilithium among each other it'd make life a lot easier already.
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# 8
10-21-2011, 04:00 AM
trading dilithium would up the refined dilithium limit to ateast 48k per account (6 characters each refining 8k) Which is alot.

A better method is since the items are not bound, you can trade those items over from other character. Right now on Holodeck I'm grabbing all Pre-STF Best in slot items for my science healer and engineer tank.

I'm a theorycrafter, and I've created setups for the Escort MVAM to being the best DPS boat in the game with skills, doffs, boffs and so on. Unfortunately, there is no datamine or theorycraft website for STO so this cannot be done with deep testing.

Back to dilithium, the limits on dilithium gear I can live with, but not crafting. If they want to fix the energy credits issue, they should consider adding a crafting fee per item that costs Energy Credits.
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# 9
10-21-2011, 04:04 AM
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# 10
10-21-2011, 04:27 AM
I think they should just get rid of dilithium and just use gold pressed latinum, because it's clear who is working behind the scenes planning the economy.

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