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Looks like Season 6 is going to make dilth grinding harder.

I hear that turn in Contrandand is being nerfed -

from costing 3 contraband on a 2hr mission to - 5 contraband on a 4 hr misson

Pugging STF will be a bigger nightmare than now with ever Tom, D.i.c.k, and Harry jumping in to get the elite dilth of 1100 per run - could have a lot more campers show up to - just sitting there and doing nothing.

Anything else i am missing?

Last edited by levi3; 06-22-2012 at 07:11 AM.
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# 2
06-22-2012, 07:12 AM
Dilithium is easy to get if you run the right cycle of dailies and put a little effort in, the contraband method was just a lazy way of doing it quickly with minimal effort like the foundry daily that can be done by interacting with one console.
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# 3
06-22-2012, 07:18 AM
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Originally Posted by defalus View Post
Dilithium is easy to get if you run the right cycle of dailies and put a little effort in, the contraband method was just a lazy way of doing it quickly with minimal effort like the foundry daily that can be done by interacting with one console.
Easy to get if you have 1 toon - what about 6 - that takes a lot of time without the contraband and the dailies

3x contra mission+Officer investigation daily+ lore = 8k

Are there any other ultra quick dailes that I am missing? Like the console investigation?
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# 4
06-22-2012, 07:25 AM
It doesn't take that long to run B'Tran and get 2880 Dil.
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# 5
06-22-2012, 07:52 AM
Or the two in Orellius to rescue defari Captives.
One is a ten minute (tops) run through the mines with a total of 4 groups of enemies.
The other is just talking to the enemy ship (if done right)

480 each
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# 6
06-22-2012, 07:58 AM
You can't turn a corner in STO without earning dilithium. It's ridiculously easy to get and the only thing to really spend it on is CP, unless you have a carrier. Even for carrier captains you have a handful of options for one-time purchases.

The whole contraband thing was ridiculous income anyway. I'm fine with slowing that down, like I was fine with the Ker'rat farm nerf. Now all we need are some worthwhile sinks to give dilithium some value other than CP exchange.

I always get a laugh at the "Cryptic is manipulating the dilithium market" conspiracy theorists. Of course dilithium will be worth less on the exchange when it is so readily available and there is virtually nothing else to do with it except buy CP.
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# 7
06-22-2012, 08:02 AM
I'd love to see the official source stating dilithium rewards are getting reduced.
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# 8
06-22-2012, 08:11 AM
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Originally Posted by levi3 View Post
Anything else i am missing?
The Fleet Starbase upgrades are going to cost Dilithium, with the intention that they're going to be a major dilithium sink.

Basically, it's very likely that the conversion rate between Cryptic Points is going to change pretty drastically come season 6. You can expect a lot of people to start buying points to convert to dilithium in order to fund their base upgrades... so if you're grinding dilithium and want to convert it into CPoints for some reason, you may want to hold onto it and don't convert it to points until season 6 hits and the prices for dilithium skyrocket.

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# 9
06-22-2012, 08:12 AM
I find dilithium very handy for getting non-borg gear at max level.

I have a full set of borg MK XI weapons on my escort, and am slowly making my way through getting a parallel set for pvp. Also, consoles, ground weapons/gear, etc.

I also don't bother 'farming dilithium,' I just do stuff I find fun and the dilithium comes fast enough for me.


(Pro-MMO-tip: if you aren't having fun doing whatever you are doing, stop. Do something else. The point is having fun, and there are very few situations where not doing something fun for a protracted time is going to make your fun THAT MUCH BETTER later)
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# 10
06-22-2012, 08:15 AM
Something I forgot I bookmarked, shows as Mr. Archived Post but it was by CosmicOne:

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Originally Posted by Archived Post View Post
My usual routine is:

Starfleet Academy quiz: 480 (2 minutes)
Officers Foundry Missions (Naga Distress Calls): 1,440 (8-10 minutes)
Transwarp to K7 and do the 3 Dailies in Eta Eridani: 1,440 (15 minutes)
Several times a month I also do the Core Fragments Daily there for another 1,440.
3 Deferi Dailies: 2,400 (25 minutes)
Transwarp to GO and head to B'tran. There I do Vice Admiral Daily and Strange New World: 2,880 (10-20 minutes)
That gives me 8,640

When I want to keep it under an hour I cut-out the 3 Eta Dailies. That leaves me at 7,200. I usually have enough DOFF Dilithium to make that around 8,000.

I do that on 3 alts every day in about 3 hours. So I'm usually acquiring 21-26k per day.
A handy guide for farming quickly.

On a side note, if you run enough stfs and turn in salvage for dilithium, you can quickly build up a reserve of dilithium ore which can help.
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