Trying to "Make Dilithium more available to all level 50 players" *removes Di from direct STF loot and removes the B'Tran's 2880 Di (the single best Di reward in the game), then forces players to queue with 19 strangers for the best Di rewards* Cryptic... did you take stupid pills this morning? Or are you ALWAYS hypocrites?
Hurt them where they feel the most...LEAVE STO...I wont be the first one in this long train of exiled players
What Season 7 did is sacrifice an enjoyable gameplay experience for a philosophy of systems. Instead of maximizing my time, I've been forced to divide it into multiple parts that isn't as enjoyable as the whole it replaced.
It's the old rule, less can often be so much more.
It's not just dilithium. I used to get a nice income of EC from running elite STF missions. Random engines and deflectors sold for 50K, you could turn chips into borg set items and sell those (effectively 20K per chip), and if you got lucky with loot drops you could get an item that would sell for millions on the exchange.
Where does the EC come from now? None of the episodes give worthwhile amounts. Doff jobs? No. Crap loot from general combat and episodes? It's all white and sells for peanuts. The only thing that gives useful amounts of EC is Tour, which is boring and only available during certain times of day. The only currency we have that's actually tradeable and it's basically been shot in the head and left for dead.
I have a lifetime sub, soo i'll be hanging around.
The good part about S7; More to do in STO.
The bad parts have been, and are being commented on by people every second. I won't add any more to that.
Personally, I believe I will play this game less than before, becasue even if I was a really hardcore player, the time-management to progress somewhat is quite daunting. -And I am for the time being unemployed, so I have had the opportunity to log 1700+ hours of gameplay since march(!)
I guess the best part of S7 is, combined with Cryptics last crazypush of lockboxes, has made me wanting to open any more of those = 0.
I will still be logging hours to this game, but the will to spend any more money in C-store disappeared abruptly with S7. What is the point anyway. With S7, there is no real reason to believe in 'P2W' either... ...there is nothing to win any longer. I don't need a Vesta-bundle to grind a mere couple of thousand dils a day. Keep it.