It’s not currently possible to complete the Exit the Airlock objective in Boldly They Rode using the new EV Suits.
The EV suit picked up during the mission will still work for this phase.
The new EV suits will still provide protection from Outer Space.
Occasionally, one of the Klingon mining sites fails to grant completion after being mined.
By occasionally, they mean the 3rd node you hit doesn't count. KDF Ends at 4/5 complete EVERY TIME. Have yet to complete this on KDF Side while testing on Tribble.
Honestly, this is a sad joke. While I like the idea of wandering on an asteroid in zero g, the rewards are not worthwhile. And 350k for a recolored EV suit? Are you insane? You could at least use a brand new model and give it some passives to improve rewards from the minigame.
The Different Flavor Suits are just there for aesthetics/being a DIL sink, although I could see passives being tacked on too, like a slight increase to movement speed, etc
You could always buy up some TW coils and resell them as well, if you want EC instead of flat out converting via the DIL exchange (which is still creeeeping back up)
I just got done playing a round on Tribble, It's not bad..One Step Closer to Space Parties!
Seems to me that just because the Mining Daily is coming that there is no reason to assume that it's the only mission approach STO will offer that needs EV suits. It also doesn't prevent Starfleet EV suits being issued later for ground/space missions that our entire Away Team might participate in. Not only our Captain.
All the EV suits are equipped in the Armor slot. Correct me if I'm wrong but can we not repeat Boldly They Rode and give the EV suits to our BO's? Or buy the Ferengi EV suits for BO's?
Also, considering that these suits have a mirrored face-plate, is it not possible for the Admiralty to imagine the suited Miner as anyone else from their crew? It that sense, the Admiral isn't really doing the grunt work. But you - the player - get to enjoy the game feature anyway.