I honestly couldn't imagine this game without it...well I can, we live it for nearly two years lol.
Logging in, running around the sectors trying to find good assignments is all i ever do these days. I can honestly say i wasn't too excited about the latest featured episode series either. I mean the dominion coming through the wormhole, taking over DS9...felt like been there, done that already in the show.
I'm not sure where I'm going with this thread so i guess what I'm wondering is what is everyone's focus in the game right now?...stf's, pvp, episodes, foundry, doffs? What are you guys hoping for in the near future?
I tend to come and go into the game. The DOFF system hasn't changed that. The only thing I tend to use the DOFFs for is to get the T4 Diplomacy Rank. It's an OK system, but I don't actually consider it playing a game when I use it. It's just Farmville in space, IMO.
DOFF is the only grindy part of the game that's also attainable and desirable. Lvl 50 takes 2 days to reach. As for STFs, XI sets are too easy to obtain, while XII sets are impossible. Accolades are meaningless.
I would not still be playing the game if the DOff system didn't exist. I would have run out of things to do by now, and then all that's left would be the... uh... dailies? I don't like to PvP, so there wouldn't be much else to do.