I think the rewards for the mining event need to be increased. Either double the dilithium given, or add some XP or something to the wrapper mission. maybe some science xp as well?
At the moment it was a fun little event but the mining itself would get old quickly as the rewards are limited, unless you tie it into an event on the calendar or something, so for one or two hours a day rewards are greatly increased?
I don't understand the point of this, some items are worth more than 500 mil EC such as the Jem'Hadar ship. Also since this game lacks significant sinks for EC, inflation is going to continue to push those values higher and higher.
This change, although higher then I would have liked, was needed very badly. Nothing should ever be so high priced that the average joe cannot obtain it. This is a game and price gougers are acting like it's real life and have to suck every bit of currency they can get out of something.