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
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!
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