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Why do the requirements increase for the projects every tier? I just reached Tier 2 Omega and already the EC cost is getting kind of silly. The mark cost going up makes a bit of sense, cause I have tons of those as it is, but again, why is the EC cost so high?

I wouldn't mind the reputation system so much if the commodity requirements didn't go up, or there where more ways to earn the requirements rather than buying them.
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# 2
12-02-2012, 02:32 PM
The way I understood it was that those costs would be going down along with the lower cooldowns.

This has not happened, maybe because we can now earn Dilithium on rep project completion.

Still, its costing around 150k ec per day thereabouts to start these projects, still a little steep for the average player imho!
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# 3
12-02-2012, 02:35 PM
The higher level baddies now have a better chance of dropping junk to sell so that helps, but i would say they are a little expensive in EC, especially now they are 1 a day.

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# 4
12-02-2012, 02:35 PM
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Originally Posted by darkenzedd View Post
The way I understood it was that those costs would be going down along with the lower cooldowns.

This has not happened, maybe because we can now earn Dilithium on rep project completion.

Still, its costing around 150k ec per day thereabouts to start these projects, still a little steep for the average player imho!
I don't mind the Dilithium and Mark cost, but the EC cost is driving me crazy.
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# 5
12-02-2012, 02:35 PM
150k Is Steep?

you can hit that with STF trash
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# 6
12-02-2012, 03:46 PM
Seems like it may be worth it to make a Ferengi alt just to buy commodities, since they get an extra discount...
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# 7
12-02-2012, 03:54 PM
A fellow fleet member just finished T3 upgrade. He decided to buy all his commodities etc to get him to T4. He calculated how many projects it would take. Total EC cost came to 1 million EC.
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# 8
12-02-2012, 04:02 PM
tu, tu, tuffli
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# 9
12-02-2012, 04:05 PM
If course if you buy this from your own replicator it's expensive, but if you get an invite on a freighters or go to the commodities sellers, it's fine. Actually i earn a lot more EC a day with regular play so i don't notice that...
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# 10
12-02-2012, 04:16 PM
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150k Is Steep?

you can hit that with STF trash
You must be unbelievably lucky then with random drops. I tend to get 2-3 consumables (batteries) and 1-2 white or green items that vendor for 6k. about once a night I will get a blue or purple that I can auction for 30k or vendor for 12k-20k.

Total after running 3-4 STFs tends to be about 60k or less.
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