I agree with tro1701. Other MMO's have the option to exchange ingame main currency (in our case EC) with money obtained via real transactions (C-Points). Indeed you need a valid exchange formula, for eg. 50,000 EC for 1 CP, or more. That would give some sense for earning EC. Or, it is possible to increase the quantity of dilithium that players can refine each day, giving more sense for the daily quests that reward the player with dilithium ore. I, for exemple, have never used dilithium to buy anything than ships. This is my opinion.
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If they offer the conversion of farmable ingame values to cpoints/money really strange things will happen and I bet nobody would be happy about it, except the bot user, same for raising/removing the dilithium refining cap or making it directly tradeable between characters (but the should be a way to transfer it on one account, easier than the exchange).