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I am not sure which one is more convenient (dil wise of course).

I have enough dil to buy a nice new weapon for my carrier; but I also have a ton of crafting samples, so I was not sure if is worth to craft something or just buy it and sell the samples on the exchange.

Crafting purple weapons require non replicable material that cost dil; so no matter what; you still need dil....but in the end is worth to spend dil and craft the weapon when you can get the same one at ESD for 20K dil or so?

I would like to hear some feedback; I haven't crafted a lot, just when I have a full stack of samples, so I am not sure if is even worth to spend time crafting, to get better weapons.

the game has many nice sets for the ships, but can't understand why don't they make also sets of weapons...at least you know that you gotta grind to get the super final weapon that is available in game (like you do with the sets), and avoid to waste time buying them

Thanks
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# 2
09-03-2012, 02:24 AM
Just do a few quick sums (i used excel spreadsheet to make it look pretty ^^)

Find a recipe for the weapon you are after,
uncommon materials = X1000 dilithium
Common materials = X10 Dilithium
(thats from memory and might be wrong)

When i was looking for the Science console that boosts overall shield capacity it worked out cheaper to craft the thing rather than buy with dilithium.

The crafted variant was about 8-9k dilithium while the d-store was 11k ish
Lieutenant
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# 3
09-03-2012, 02:26 AM
I also have little experience with crafting but here goes:

If you are going to craft a purple quality weapon you first have to raise your crafting skill buy making generic junk at the crafting site (to raise your reserch skill??).

So this takes time and resources of data samples, particles, technical schematics...so i kinda gave up and just started purchasing weapons as its quicker to do.

What weapons are you buying as i never spent Dilithium on guns, i always bought them for EC on the exchange as I always felt Dilithium was more important to stock up on and trade for Zen.
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# 4
09-03-2012, 02:27 AM
Thanks for the hint Elandarsky

Indeed looking at the numbers it seems that crafting saves you that day or 2 worth of grinding dil

So far the specs of the ship weapons seems the same, so I guess that crafting is the way to go (unless there is another place were to get good end game weapons)
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# 5
09-03-2012, 02:29 AM
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Originally Posted by darshie101 View Post
Thanks for the hint Elandarsky

Indeed looking at the numbers it seems that crafting saves you that day or 2 worth of grinding dil

So far the specs of the ship weapons seems the same, so I guess that crafting is the way to go (unless there is another place were to get good end game weapons)
you can get End game weapons as follows:
Look on the exchange at ESD (next to the bank) for mk xi purples, or do space elite missions like Cure/Infected/Khit and look out for random drops of prototype borg salvage.
This can be turned in at DS9 vendor for MK XII anti borg weapons.

All my ships run MK XII borg

proto salvage can be rare to drop, i think I went a month without seeing any and 4 months down the line I have 27 spare now!
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# 6
09-03-2012, 02:32 AM
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Originally Posted by richandrews View Post
I also have little experience with crafting but here goes:

If you are going to craft a purple quality weapon you first have to raise your crafting skill buy making generic junk at the crafting site (to raise your reserch skill??).

So this takes time and resources of data samples, particles, technical schematics...so i kinda gave up and just started purchasing weapons as its quicker to do.

What weapons are you buying as i never spent Dilithium on guns, i always bought them for EC on the exchange as I always felt Dilithium was more important to stock up on and trade for Zen.
Indeed I have reach the amount of skill points to craft purple items; that's why I was considering either crafting or buying...it didn't take that long at all for me....was fun to make purple stuff for lower tiers to sell on the exchange, but then I realized that if I just sell for credits it is just a waste of time in the end (especially because all the ships can be purchased only with dil or zen), so I considered the idea of getting some useful weapons for my ship

I just wish that we had 1 single currency and the special sets would come with special drop from STF....anyway the horse has been beaten for years, so better just avoid to beat it more
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# 7
09-03-2012, 02:32 AM
Energy credits.
The exchange.
No dil Cost.
No Time crafting.
End.
Lieutenant
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 99
# 8
09-03-2012, 02:35 AM
are you playing STF ***Elite*** missions as the proto salvage drops give you mk xii anti borg weapons that are better than whats on the dilithium store...

I basically went from weapons purchased for EC on the exchange, directly to mk xii by grinding STF Elites
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# 9
09-03-2012, 02:35 AM
richardandrews: That's a good advice....I have a lot of borg chips and salvage from the STF that I run; I didn't realized that these weapons are even better than the ones that you purchase or craft

At this point I will just sell the crafting stuff that I have and do STF...it is fun and quick!

Hippiejon: Agree.....selling crafting material will give me enough credits to buy what I need at outrageous prices on the exchange
Lieutenant
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# 10
09-03-2012, 02:38 AM
STF Elites drop Proto Salvage that you turn into vendors for mk xii weapons/consoles.

If you get rare salvage then you can still turn that in for mk xi weapons

Encrypted data chips get you mk xi as well

Much better than spending Dilithium....
Also once you get all the sets you want of weapons/consoles/tech you can turn in those edc/proto/rare borg drops for dilithium (or recycle into Energy creds)

Last edited by richandrews; 09-03-2012 at 02:41 AM.
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