Ensign
Join Date: Jun 2012
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Are there any good options for grinding dilithium now outside of fleet actions? I'll admit I haven't tried them in season 7 (and skipped season 6 entirely, not generally a fan of guilds/fleets/etc), but in my experience they were very unpleasant and buggy clusterplucks with little/no reason to play as anything but max dps.

Having read the season 7 dev blog on dilithium, is slogging through those the only real way to accrue the crystal? The only times I ever hit the 8k cap before was if I had played too long on a weekend. Now... I expect doffing will be my only real dilithium source.

On that note, as a non-fleeter what am I supposed to do now with lesser doffs? The doffgrinder is now expensive enough in dilithium to make it prohibitive, and the rate of officer exchanges and the like is quite low.

Maybe I'm speaking too early, but... as a player that primarily enjoyed solo/STF pug stuff and stayed away from fleets, how many options do I have now? A few good foundry missions is infinitely more enjoyable than fleet actions, but yields far lower rewards. I suppose I'm just feeling kind of frustrated. This dilithium devblog makes me exasperated.
Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 3,025
# 2
11-13-2012, 09:46 PM
I don't know about as many sources for dil. The big 3 main sources were STFs, console clicks, and B'Tran, and those are all gone. Breen dailies I guess?

However, with your surplus white doffs, put them on the Exchange. Generally they sell for even more than their green counterparts due to fleet demand, and those prices are only going to go up now that all the free whites are no longer free.
Republic Veteran
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# 3
11-13-2012, 09:59 PM
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Originally Posted by reginamala78 View Post
I don't know about as many sources for dil. The big 3 main sources were STFs, console clicks, and B'Tran, and those are all gone. Breen dailies I guess?

However, with your surplus white doffs, put them on the Exchange. Generally they sell for even more than their green counterparts due to fleet demand, and those prices are only going to go up now that all the free whites are no longer free.
Only general recruitment cost dil, the others are still free.


Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 70
# 4
11-13-2012, 10:03 PM
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Originally Posted by reginamala78 View Post
I don't know about as many sources for dil. The big 3 main sources were STFs, console clicks, and B'Tran, and those are all gone. Breen dailies I guess?

However, with your surplus white doffs, put them on the Exchange. Generally they sell for even more than their green counterparts due to fleet demand, and those prices are only going to go up now that all the free whites are no longer free.
Breen dailies, Neutral zone dailies (unlocked via Devidian missions), Explore Strange New Worlds daily, PvP daily, dilithium mining, Doff assignments, Academy event, Mirror Universe Event. There's still a plethora of ways to earn it.
Lieutenant
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 36
# 5
11-13-2012, 10:04 PM
Fleet actions are boring. The Romulan missions are boring. The hive is fun, Everything else is boring BORING BORING BORING!

Even mentioning dilithium mining deserves a court marshal, talk about a concept that should have been aborted.

Hop around on an asteroid LOOKING for dilithium, for a pittance of dilithium. YAY!

The mini game aspect of dilithium mining is decent, but you don't get to do it often enough to actually enjoy it. Everything else about dilithium mining is absolute crap.

Last edited by boootz; 11-13-2012 at 10:09 PM.
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Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,343
# 6
11-13-2012, 10:06 PM
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Originally Posted by hitonozanshi View Post
Breen dailies, Neutral zone dailies (unlocked via Devidian missions), Explore Strange New Worlds daily, PvP daily, dilithium mining, Doff assignments, Academy event, Mirror Universe Event. There's still a plethora of ways to earn it.
And just as many reasons why they were not used before. Not because they were an unvalid alternative, but because they got stale and boring and tedious and no social aspect at all to them.

The social aspect is what made STFs so popular AS a dilithium and gear source.

now nobody will play STFs anymore, because they have to do boring things to get their dilithium.
Pity.
Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 891
# 7
11-13-2012, 10:29 PM
You can always go KDF. We're pretty solid on dilithium between Marauder contraband and Pi Canis missions without having to resort to the god awful boring stuff the feds do. Just don't expect to get a new ship or any content, ever.
Ensign
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 27
# 8
11-13-2012, 11:23 PM
Actually I find the fleet actions actually take LESS time to complete than your typical STF, and there's no clueless Cure-player to make 10-20 mins of effort wasted.

/edit: do miss the trash loot though, EC flow rate is slower.
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Posts: 1,343
# 9
11-13-2012, 11:30 PM
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Actually I find the fleet actions actually take LESS time to complete than your typical STF, and there's no clueless Cure-player to make 10-20 mins of effort wasted.

/edit: do miss the trash loot though, EC flow rate is slower.
Yeah, And you don't even have to do anything, cause there are enough players finishing the mission for you, no leaver penalty, whatsoever.

All you have to do is score SOME mission points, then go do your laundry or something....

For the record, i am not an AFKer, but the FAs will be flooded by people who are, soon.
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