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# 11
01-08-2012, 12:39 PM
Agreed on this one..

Sitting on a fairly large stockpile of Rare Borg Salvage and I have nothing to buy with it. My captain, Bridge Officers, main ship, and secondary ship are all outfitted. The only thing left to buy is Dilithium but the exchange ratio doesn't really make it reasonable.

Borg Salvage needs more uses other than "normal" gear and dilithium trade.
  • Rare Borg Salvage used in Crafting
  • Exchange Rare Borg Salvage for EDC
  • Exchange Rare Borg Salvage for Uncommon / Rare Borg Tech
  • STF DOFFs and STF Equipment (mk x-xi) Purchasable with Rare Borg Salvage
  • Better Dilithium Exchange Ratios
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# 12
01-08-2012, 02:48 PM
Hell, I'm piling up Prototype salvage. Really not much incentive to trade them for Mk XII gear, since I'm doing just fine with MK XI.
Aquiring salvage is fine as it is.

So, increasing the dropchances of salvage? Not exactly what people wanted. People want an increased drop chance for tech. Keep your silly salvage or let us trade it for set pieces or tech.
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# 13
01-08-2012, 05:24 PM
lol, I think the intent of this thread may have been a little lost I am all for having MK XII stay as drops from elite, and no one is looking for more salvage. What is needed is a healthier STF economy. Because thats what this is really, a mini economy based around the stfs, and the new sets/boffs. Yes, you can call it salvage or whatever you like, but in the end its just another form of currency that has been added to the game. (the game that was trying to remove other forms of currency not too long ago, but thats a whole other topic ) And right not it doesn't make a whole lot of sense with the way its laid out.

There have been quite a few good suggestions popping up here. Hopefully someone important sees this thread!
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# 14
01-08-2012, 05:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Alexraptor View Post
What we need is something like Elite EDC's for Mk XII sets.
And have each set piece cost 60 Elite EDC, which fits in the scale of increments of 20 between Mk's.
This is the answer, add to that the ability to trade rare borg slavage for a good rate of Dilithium or perhaps accrue it so 20 rare borg salvage = 1 prototype tech?
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# 15
01-08-2012, 10:03 PM
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Originally Posted by TFR_MACO_Specialist
This is the answer, add to that the ability to trade rare borg slavage for a good rate of Dilithium or perhaps accrue it so 20 rare borg salvage = 1 prototype tech?
Well, I dont exactly agree. I think the MK XII stuff should stuff be rare as hell, and not purchasable. My point was that we have all kinds of cool stuff, two kinds of currency (salvage, and edc) and only one of those currencies works for all the cool stuff. Yes, and tech drops too, but those are not nearly as common. What I am looking for here is some balance in the StF currency system. Exchanging salvage for EDCs, or even making boffs purchasable for salvage, or any of the other ideas brought up here. Because as pointed out in my op, to get one of everything on a single toon requites around 4 months of work.
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# 16
01-09-2012, 03:43 PM
Anyone else have any suggestions? The more we can collect, the better our chances are of something clicking with the devs
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# 17
01-09-2012, 03:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Godimas View Post
People are going to burn out on the STFs, and they they are going to be stuck with the problem of no one wanting to play them again. They either need to make things cheaper, give out more edcs, take some things off of the edc market, make salvage exchangeable for edc, or let us earn edc in another way.
Same result if they made it easier to acquire the sets. Once you have the full Mark XII sets, no reason to play them anymore. Not saying I wouldn't mind. I agree that either the drop rate should increase, or things should cost less. Just pointing out that either way, you get the same result of people not playing them again.

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Anyone else have any suggestions? The more we can collect, the better our chances are of something clicking with the devs
I believe that Branflakes has added similar ideas to his 'list of feedback'. I know Gozer has specifically stated that the reason you cannot trade rare salvage for EDC's or EDC loot is because he would have to adjust the drop rates. Apparently, the rates are where he wants them to be atm. Again, not saying I agree with the current drop rates.
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# 18
01-09-2012, 04:15 PM
I see what you're saying, I just don't think the current imbalance was created by oversight, rather it was designed this way on purpose. If you could change RBS for EDC, you would grind through the STFs faster, evidently faster than they think is appropriate.

The "bone" they toss you is that you can trade that surplus RBS for dilithium. You may complain that the exchange rate is not favorable, but clearly they disagree, and are likely to not do anything about it. Much like the whole emblems/marks/merits to dilithium exchange. Nobody thought that was fair, but clearly they disagreed.
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# 19
01-09-2012, 04:25 PM
So basically what apparently happened was that everyone begged/pleaded/demanded/insisted that the devs increase the astronomically low drop rate, or make it a standard roll drop where 1 person gets the drop on the team. What we got was in increase in the drop rate of prototype salvage :|, which is ok, I guess... but I don't recall anyone asking for that.
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# 20
01-09-2012, 04:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Feklars_Hammer
So basically what apparently happened was that everyone begged/pleaded/demanded/insisted that the devs increase the astronomically low drop rate, or make it a standard roll drop where 1 person gets the drop on the team. What we got was in increase in the drop rate of prototype salvage :|, which is ok, I guess... but I don't recall anyone asking for that.
Say what? I think there have been many, many calls to increase the drop rate of prototype salvage, since people are running upwards of 100 elite STFs and still not seeing a single piece.

And did they make any adjustments to the drop rate(s) of any of the STF loot that I am not aware of? What are you referring to here?
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