What the hell?! Cool-Down's on STF's, I can understand, but on Episodes? You got to be kidding me!
I pay money just to be told what, that I can only do a mission once ever 30 min? HELL no. Unless that gets changed, I'll be cancelling my Subscription.
Have a feeling I won't be the only one either.
Sorry, but I have to disagree about it being reasonable.
With the episodes having multiple Item rewards (on average 4-5 items), you looking at a minimum of 2 of JUST waiting to get said Items.
Take the 2800 Series for instance. One mission alone has: Polaron Beam Array, Jem'Hadar Engine and Jem'Hadar Deflector Dish, you can easily get all 3 in what, 1-2 hours? But wait, now you have to tack on an extra hour of game play to get all three, because of the cool down.
In the long run, its just going to tick off the people that just want to get said mission over with so they can get such and such reward.
Sorry, not going to get told how to spend my time playing a game.
"Man, those players sure are repeating content super quick! Better slow that down so we don't have to make new stuff as fast."
I don't think it was a recent change at all. It was always here.
As such, I adapted to the requirement to do other stuff. Like... farm dilithium, murder a few people on PvP, run an epic fleet engagement, then go to the next mission. Or just get some whiskey and a fair friend over while waiting