Ensign
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 2
# 261
10-02-2012, 02:56 AM
My hopes and dreams, like my old blue Jeans
now rest in a box with lock and a key,
now i don't have the key, yes, how poor of me,
but someday, I might get lucky.

I once was rich, but now live in a ditch,
because of you keys I've been sliced at the knees,
so now I am poor, and live on my floor,
I'm dime less, and yes, its happened before.


Every time i open a lox box i say a little prayer that goes something like this:
You wonderful box, be gentle to me,
give me your goodies, and wonderful toys,
i will cherish them always, like two little boys.
i love you doffs and much enjoy your lobis, but i have to say,
i would much prefer a mobius.
Commander
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 387
# 262 To anyone that can
10-02-2012, 04:35 AM
Is there anyone around who would be willing to give me the Wells Class Special Requisition Pack please? I wouldn't be asking this if I had a job with which to buy my own keys, but unfortunately I have no been able to get one. I tried endlessly and I am not going to go into how hard Ive been trying, but point is I don't have income thus I cannot buy the darn keys nor do i have the money in game to even buy a single key. I am asking out to anyone with a kind enough heart to do this for me, please...I don't care if the ship is bad, I love it, Ive been a fan of it since I saw it on Star Trek Voyager. Please if anyone could be nice enough to send me this ship, I would be forever grateful...

Btw I am very aware that I might get trolled or laughed at for asking this, but I do not care, so treat me however you people wish to.
Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 773
# 263
10-02-2012, 04:46 AM
I"m sorry, dude... but get in line...

Everyone on their dog wants a hand at this ship. Asking a the general gamer population for one is like asking the general population of the Fortune 500 club for a Million dollars out of the kindness of their heart. Sure, they can afford it. They might even be some people with a nice stock in them. However, as the Joker said If you are good at something, never do it for free.

Sympathy and kindness might exist for individuals. But for a general population... fat chance.

I have a job and I still can't afford a Welles Class. So, I just shrug it off and hope someone drops a few zeros on the market.
Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 2,916
# 264
10-02-2012, 04:47 AM
Your best chance is to grind energy credits. 90 million will buy you the ship on the exchange, and that is actually something you can achieve within a month, if you play several hours a day. Plus, you can also grind for Dilithium, exchanging it for Zen and then buy keys with that.

A bonus is that it feels all the better to actually have "earned" a ship in-game.
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 151
Rihannsu
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 3,488
# 266
10-02-2012, 06:03 AM
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Originally Posted by garaks31 View Post
90 mili in a month ?! details please
duty officers tend to make decent money on the exchange, romulan ale or dosi rotgut are going for a bit. spend some time making the torpedo turrets that are being used in the starbase construction.

even generally junk you pick up will accumulate quickly. its time consuming at times and it means a lot of work with the exchange.

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Community Moderator
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 3,630
# 267
10-02-2012, 06:15 AM
If all you want is the chance at a ship, keys are not that far out of reach. You just need to trade in your Dilithium for Zen in the Dilithium Exchange. You probably need somewhere between 15-25K Dilithium to get one key, depending on the auction rate. Even if you can only play a short time a day you can easily make over 2K Dilithium per day, and many people can make much more than that in a few hours of play.

Also, you can buy keys off the Exchange for somewhere over a Million EC's each.

Grinding EC's to buy a ship off the Exchange will not work for you unless you have bought the Cap Increase from the C-Store. All of the lockbox ships go for more than the Silver EC Cap.

Based on the fact that pulling a ship out of a lockbox is not guaranteed and that many people spend hundreds of dollars trying to get one, you're not going to find anyone willing to give you a ship out of the goodness of their hearts. They're too rare, too much in demand, and too expensive to get.

Your only other hope is that someone sponsors a contest and that you somehow manage to win it.
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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 236
# 268
10-02-2012, 06:17 AM
If people are asking for things to be given to them in a video game based on RL problems, I would recommend giving it to someone who has some kind of terminal illness before someone who is low on cash.
Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,304
# 269
10-02-2012, 06:19 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by captainrevo1 View Post
...its time consuming at times and it means a lot of work with the exchange.
Every thing CaptainRevo just said, though I think "at times" might be underselling how much time it will take to make that much ec. Pretty much all your game time will be eaten up by working the exchange.

Like anything, it takes money to make money. If you can find a large value seed item, use it to keep turning around more money. But it is far tougher when starting from very little.
That's assuming not dropping any real money into zen to buy items that sell for large amounts (and quickly).

Hell a $10 investment in keys at a going rate of about 1.4 million gives you a starting of about 14 million. Watch the exchange like a hawk. Look for items that post cheaply. When you are dealing in the millions, a key that posts for 1.1 suddenly is worth 300,000. Other quick moving items also have prices that fluctuate wildly. I'm not mentioning which items that's true for, but some are damned consistent, learn how to watch the market.

That's my best advice for making bundles of ec quickly.
Your mileage may vary, but that works for me.
It does require spending almost all my time in game, just chatting with friends and playing the exchange though. When you are building to a purchase you want, seems worth it though ... shrug.
Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 109
# 270
10-02-2012, 07:16 AM
why didnt i think of just asking could have saved myself lots of time and effort. no one in there right mind is going to just give you the ship you either pay out of our wallet or you pay out of your time that is they only real way your going to get it but nice try
Ketan Merious
Captain, U.S.S Transcendent
Explorers Fleet, Senior Member
We want an Odyssey variant give us it
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