What will be the fate of some of the ingame currencies post S.7 ?
I hope they rot.
You are mentioning things that are called currencies for whatever silly reason. Something is a currency if you can get it by SELLING things. If you can't get it by selling things in MMO, then it's probably a grinding collectible. As usual, why would we call something with it's real name when it sounds so negative.
If you log in to youtube and watch the latest priority one video most of your questions will be answered,
all the borg currencies will go, be replaced with romulan marks, also you won't have to rely on random drops to get all the good gear with the new reputaton system you can build up to it, see your progress and how far to go the achieve such gear. Do elite stf,s you'll get there quicker than on normal.
Sounds like some good changes to me, looking forward to seeing how it all works.
As things now stand , the New Reputation System looks to put an end to a number of currency's , and has the potential to introduce some new ones (i.e. Romulan Marks) .
The potential list of currencies that may go away include :
EDS's (Encrypted Data Chips)
Rare Borg Salvage
Prototype Borg Salvage
Requisition "forms" (for shields , engines , PSG's , and the rest)
Rare Borg Tech
Prototype Borg Tech
Now , some of these may go away and some of these may stay and be included somehow in the new Rep System .
My question to Cryptic is , are there any suggestions as to what to do with all this stuff we've accumulated over the last year (or more) ?
Are there perhaps plans to make them actually useful somehow (?) or will it be the : "if you want to "clean house" , take them to Roxy and convert them to Dil" ?
I'd love the option to equip my Boffs w/ Mark X or XI Maco/Omega Force gear for the visuals for example .
In the Priority One Video where they visited Cryptic Studios and spoke to Gecko and Borticus, they spoke of the EDC's etc being retroactively changed into the new currency.
Much like what they did with Emblems converting into Dilithium. The only problem is, they also said that we would not get full reimbursement for the conversion. So just like the Emblem/Dilithium fiasco, we stand to lose some of our earned currency
Is ENDGAME still ENDGAME if the ENDGAME has an END to it?
Right now for EDC / Slavage / Tech we can get DILITHIUM if we no longer have use for the items in the STF Shop.
This and the Dilithium you get anyway from playing STFs makes them viable Endgame content.
Now with the new Reputation System EDC / Salvage / Tech are going away.
Including the option to turn them into DIL.
As everything else this Reputation System will have an END.
At some point you will have gotten every item you wanted out of the system and everything unlockable is unlocked.
At that point these "Borg Marks" will just be piling up and be useless, but will there be a way to turn these Borg (or Romulan) Marks into Dilithium just like we can with EDC now?
I look at the Fleetcredits that i have collected by now and i start to notice that i have more Fleetcredits than i will ever spend in any of the Fleet Shops.
I could in theory STOP contributing to my Fleetbase and not be off worse (my fleet will keep pushing forward anyway)
The only reason to keep contributing is to get my FLEET ahead in the Starbase System.
So that is more of a social thing than a personal thing.
In the Reputation System there is no such draw that keeps me going after i got what i wanted.
So my simple question is: why should i?
Can i turn in obsolete Borg and Romulan Marks for Dilithium?
I guess what i am saying is that i fear that there is now an END to ENDGAME in the System, and that would reduce the amount of viable Endgame Content instead of giving one more choices.
Cash out your salvage and EDCs for dilithium now. That's what I plan on doing..
Edit: Or gear/BOFFs/retro gear if you need it.
I already have all except the mk xii rifles for ground (both mk xii MACO and omega armours/PSGs) . And i'll be grinding Armek to high heaven until I get them pre-s7.
While the rep system is all good and fine for those just getting into the STF system and whathaveyou, for ppl like me with 50-stacks of RBS and proto salvage, it seems like a step backwards as now the non-set (and I'm assuming set) mk xi/mk xii stuff may actually be harder to acquire. As it stands now, I can do one roll of STFs (we'll say 3 space) and, being generous, get ONE proto salvage drop for a mkxii item or 2k dil. On a good day, 4+ for those 3 STFs equally a days worth of dil or almost a full loadout on a docked ship. And can also, potentially, get set pieces on top of the salvage and other goodies.
While the random part sucks to a point, it's also very good to you sometimes. I got my mk xii armor/PSGs boom one after another (literally.. ran IGE/KAGE got them both.. ran them again half hour later - got them again and traded up for Omega).
I doubt there will be that "luck" factor involved in the new system. Hence, making it potentally more difficult.
Last edited by fiberteksyfir; 10-16-2012 at 04:09 AM.