Expanding on my previous post, here is a crazy number I'll throw out.....
That is the amount of dilithium this change has cost me.
Before you pull out your Romulan Flamethrowers, let me explain.
I used to run daily the Eta Eridani 'Trifecta' (Defense Contract; Traelus System - Satellite Repair; Sh'mar Distress Signal). And about once a week could run Salvage Dispute with my accumulated Computer Core Fragments.
I did this with 3 toons. But since this change I find little reason to go to Eta Eridani sector anymore. I now transwarp to my Starbase and out again, where as before I'd travel to the sector; do the trifecta; and finally stop in at fleet base before carrying on.
Yes I know, I can still do the trifecta, but it just isn't the same anymore without that little bonus once a week.
I've been running this mission now at least once a day every day on varying levels of difficulty with no luck in obtaining a single core fragment. Despite obtaining several rare loot items. Why is there this niggling little thought that the core fragments were part of yet another stealth nerf by the bods at cryptic? It might also explain why not a single dev has picked up this thread yet. I can think of only one other method to find any relevant information and that us to submit a gm help support ticket and see if they can shed any light on the issue