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I've gained a few thousand of these now thanks to being a regular foundry player. I've brought this up before and I got a number of "gimme!" so I've started to consider the idea of giving.

My questions for you are;

1. How many fleet marks do feel are worth the Fleet's time to have me temp-join?

2. What sort of payment for them do you feel I should ask?

3. How would this procedure work? Go to their base or embassy? Talk to some guy with a funny hat?
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# 2
02-04-2013, 04:32 PM
Personally, zero.

I don't want mercenaries in my fleet.

Good luck to you though.
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# 3
02-04-2013, 04:37 PM
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Originally Posted by twg042370 View Post
I've gained a few thousand of these now thanks to being a regular foundry player. I've brought this up before and I got a number of "gimme!" so I've started to consider the idea of giving.

My questions for you are;

1. How many fleet marks do feel are worth the Fleet's time to have me temp-join?

2. What sort of payment for them do you feel I should ask?

3. How would this procedure work? Go to their base or embassy? Talk to some guy with a funny hat?
I would negotiate directly. The value of marks varies considerably based on the fleet. Some fleets already have players with stockpiles of marks, others desperately need them for large upgrades. Some small fleets also need large amounts of expertise. Again the value to the fleet depends on what they actually need.

There are plenty of fleets with weird space honour issues about paying ec or other trading to get what they want. This is of course because they are space poor or too cheap to pay for anything.
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# 4
02-04-2013, 04:47 PM
I am not sure the value of Fleet Marks these days, they are abundant and plentiful and in my Fleet it's Expertise first then the Fleet Marks gets filled almost immediately behind it.....so there seems to be no shortage. Really it's the DoFF's that sit around waiting to be filled up.

That being said, a smaller Fleet would be more viable....but may not have the store access at the Tier you are seeking.
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# 5
02-04-2013, 05:41 PM
I kind of figured that marks might be plentiful... The Doff situation explains the exchange prices.

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I don't want mercenaries in my fleet.
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# 6
02-04-2013, 06:13 PM
I'm not sure how many members makes a fleet small or medium, but the Fleet I am in is one or the other. We are mostly tier 3 at the moment. Anyway, Fleet marks go fairly quick for us. What we generally lag behind the most in is dilithium. 2nd would be doffs I think. Based on what I've seen in this Fleet I can't imagine anyone offering anything for something that is so easy to come by. But, good luck to you, I hope somehow it works out for you.
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# 7
02-04-2013, 06:18 PM
Dear OP: you screwed up by using the term "bribing". In reality, it is selling or trading. You have something fleets want(fleet credits), they have something you want(whatever that may be). Exchanging one thing for another is not a bribe, it is a sale or trade. Using the wrong term is going to make some people think you are trying to do something shady when you in fact arent.
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# 8
02-04-2013, 06:43 PM
Dear beatwatcher: My only screw up, which I admit I make frequently in these here forums, was forgetting that some users wouldn't recognize tongue-in-cheek if they paid someone to do it to them.

Regardless, it seems clear that there's little to no need for this growing pile of marks. Which is fine and getting rid of them isn't a pressing need for me. I was more curious about finding a use for them. And I'm glad to be better informed about the state of the Fleet system now.
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# 9
02-04-2013, 06:56 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by twg042370 View Post
I've gained a few thousand of these now thanks to being a regular foundry player. I've brought this up before and I got a number of "gimme!" so I've started to consider the idea of giving.

My questions for you are;

1. How many fleet marks do feel are worth the Fleet's time to have me temp-join?

2. What sort of payment for them do you feel I should ask?

3. How would this procedure work? Go to their base or embassy? Talk to some guy with a funny hat?

I know you mean this in satire, but my fleet uses mercenaries constantly. We have a special rank and bank tab for them, even. We are very small and casual, but most of my alts had been VA for a long time and I had staggering amounts of dil, zen and EC.

Even now I have about across my alts probably half a billion EC and a million dil, and about 11,000 zen left in my account. what I don't have time to do is grind fleet marks for hours.

The process is simple, a mercenary picks one of several rewards and then a good faith offering is made. Once that's done , marks are deposited in blocks and rewards given for each block.

I don't have to worry about pleasing mercs,

Typical exchanges have included

500 marks for 1 key
2500 marks for a spare temp ship I wasn't using
50 marks for 100,000 EC and a handful of traces
4000 marks for me to craft a guy a full set of Aegis

So far I suspect we've managed to complete about 10 projects (and finish out the latest tier of our shipyard) solely through mercs.

I've only been scammed once , and that was for a key, big deal.
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# 10
02-04-2013, 10:40 PM
My bank toon has a bit over 5400 marks, all those just from trading in CXP. Wish I could transfer them to our fleet's KDF side, they're always a bit short on marks, unlike the Fed side that has more players.

I agree w/ an above poster. Since S7 the Dil queue is the last to fill because of how they changed Dil gathering. I know my Dil income has been cut drastically. Used to make around 12.5k a day, now it's more like 5000, in the same amount of playing time. The lack of Officer Report daily Quickie for 1440 Dil per toon, has wiped out my Dil income. Most days I only have time to refill my doff mission queues and maybe run an STF or two. In S6 I would dump in 100k Dil w/o too much agony now and again. Now I barely put in 1000.
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