The current allowances for getting dilithium are far too small,and when it comes to mining for it,all you can get is a lousy tiny amount per day.
How about changing that silly rule,and allowing us to mine for dilithium as often as we wish?Multiple times in a day if need be.
Give us a better bigger chance to get alot more freely without having to use real money.
Honestly, you all are out of your minds. Why do you have the belief that you are somehow entitled to the things in the C-Store for cheap? The things in the C Store are bonuses. Extras. By paying real money for them you are supporting the continuation of the game. You should feel lucky that Cryptic even allows you to convert an ingame currency into Zen. They don't have to do that. You are not entitled to a Vesta. If you can save up the dilithium and get one, or spend real money to get one, then congratulations! You've done the hard work and you've earned your reward. Don't come on the forums and beg for even more handouts when there are those of us who are actively working on our own rewards.
You should be able to hit the dilithium cap with only a modicum of effort every day. Here's how:
1. Before you log off make sure you have your full compliment of DutyOfficer missions going. Especially the Dilithium Mining missions.
2. Do your Dilithium Digging mission every day
3. Do your Starfleet Academy exam every day
4. Do a few STFs or Fleet Actions
I?ve never had a problem with the Zen store items if I want them I?ll buy them outright and if I kind of want them I?d grind and convert for them.
The only real problem that I have with the current Dilithium limitations is that if you want to make any progress in your star bases or now the new Romulan adventure zone (sounds like a Chuck E Cheese knock off) and the Omega Rep you kneed insane amounts of Dilithium and time to do so.
I?ve tried quite a few times to get myself back into playing STO but I just can?t get past the feeling that all I?m doing is grinding to get the next trinket and not playing any content of real substance.
I was hoping season 7 would draw me back in but now I?m hitching my cart to season 8.
From the outside looking in on the current Dilithium sinks that are in STO I?d think it would be quite fair to ask them to reduce the current Dilithium requirements by at least 30% across the board.
IMO Cryptic should want their player base to feel that they can comfortably reach the necessary requirements for their individual and Fleet oriented goals seeing has STO is being touted has a Casual F2P game.
To me STO is starting to look more and more like a 2nd life type game where you need to strictly manage your gaming time not necessarily playing the content that you want to play but grinding the content that you have to grind in order to keep progressing in this CASUAL MMO.
Tune into some of the podcasts out there like Priority One, Stoked Radio and Podcast UGC and you?ll notice that all of them complain about the ungodly amounts of Dilithium that is required to unlock fluff things like Fish tanks and potted plants for their Star Bases.
For the life on me I don?t understand why the Duty Officers that are need to complete a project are not returned to the player once the project is completed; I mean come on, does the Star Base require Sacrifices to curry its favor