Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
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I am away for the weekend and can't check for myself but I had a question regarding the fleet doffs that you can buy from the starbase contact (white quality initially and then as you get more tiers, better qualities unlock)

On holodeck these cost fleetmarks (less for whites and unspecified, and more as the quality increases or you specify a career). There was rumour that this was going to increase to Fleet Marks + Dilithium in S7, and I would like confirmation that this is or is not the case.

If it is going to ask for dilithium I have a large problem with this as this was originally implemented to help smaller fleets that are donating to starbases and were struggling with doff input costs. Members of such fleets are fleet credit rich, so this was a good way of being able to use this to obtain doffs for the missions that were harder to come by.

By adding a dilithium cost to this it becomes something that members of smaller fleets can't use. I understand that this was going to be introduced since people were abusing the system and either mashing the doffs up or down quality using the grinder, or selling them on the exchange.

Rather that adding a dilithium increase to stop this manipulation of the market SURELY is is easier to bind these doffs when they are picked up, and make them ineligible for the grinders and only eligible for use on doff missions, rosters or starbase missions.

The solution of adding a dilithium cost seems like sorting out a minor mouse problem in your house by nuking the town that you are living in. ie overkill!


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Rihannsu
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 14,321
# 2
11-10-2012, 09:47 AM
not as far as I know...
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Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 3
11-10-2012, 10:11 AM
Stop giving them evil ideas. Seriously.

It's a War on us Players!

Last edited by atomictiki; 11-10-2012 at 10:25 AM.
Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 542
# 4
11-10-2012, 04:31 PM
They cost fleet credits, not fleet marks

As far as I know, their price isn't increasing, the dilithium recruitment tax is "only" being added to the DOff missions you pick up from SFA/QO (such as the one that gives you a pack of 5 DOffs), and to the grinder that upgrades 5 whites to a green etc.
Rihannsu
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 14,321
# 5
11-10-2012, 05:16 PM
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Originally Posted by dma1986 View Post
They cost fleet credits, not fleet marks

As far as I know, their price isn't increasing, the dilithium recruitment tax is "only" being added to the DOff missions you pick up from SFA/QO (such as the one that gives you a pack of 5 DOffs), and to the grinder that upgrades 5 whites to a green etc.
It's not even that bad, branch recruiting is still free.
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Captain
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# 6
11-10-2012, 06:17 PM
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Originally Posted by markhawkman View Post
It's not even that bad, branch recruiting is still free.
No, it's still bad. Changing something that's been free for most of a year into one with a large tax on it is really, really bad game design. Cryptic may have doubled their staff, but it seems they're all fresh out of school and are derpy console kiddies.
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