thats been my experience. I just purchased a Dkora last night for 90mil EC of the xchange.
a mix of doffing and crafting and eventually i could afford one, but if u dont mind spending the money
then totally sell keys on the xchange...it will happen much faster
Take your real money.... buy keys.... sell keys on exchange... buy D'kora
keys go for 1.1mil EC to 1.25 mil EC, that at least 72 keys more likely 80+ needed to get the dkora
they cost 100cpoints each, or 1.25$ real money. Of course you'd likely be doing the 10 for 900cpoints which translates to 1.12 each. At 1.125x80 you'd be paying 90$.
You're recomending someone pay 90 real dollars for a ship in a free game?
forget all that. Run dailys for dilithium, convert that down for cpoints, buy the ec cap removal and the extra bank and inventory slots. Then go to the hundreds of millions of EC thread and follow any of those methods to build up the EC needed to buy the ship. All for zero real dollars in a free to play game.