Exactly, we had one to sort out a currency mess, and now we are right back to square one again... Pick a currency and stick with it...
Its nothing like before. We had a stack of currencies that were confusing and often useless at endgame. it was a mess to understand how you earned them and what they did or where to spend them. this is much clearer at the moment.
we need dilithium and we need energy credits. they should not be made into one no matter what.
the marks represent gameplay and are clear to understand what they do. I dont even personally consider them a currency more of a spendable experience point as they only go towards projects. They could combine them into just one mark but im not sure if that makes sense for the way it is set up.
the only thing they could try and get ride of is the latinum. that has become largely pointless.
If currencies were alter or changed we would end up with numerous threads being created asking for it to be put back as it was like now with the revamped icons. The forums would end up being nothing more than a STO debating site instead of the fun great place it is now.
Debate is good, but like everything before, now matter how many times you debate something any changes will not get reversed.
More importantly now is let's get some of the more worrying bugs and glitches looked into before something new is added.
This is a terrible terrible idea that would completely eliminate the entire trade aspect from the game.
Me 'n mine find this to be the most entertaining area to spend time in.
Not to mention it would firmly put a pay to win stamp on everything in the game.
Now we have Dilithium, Fleet credits, EC, Gold Pressed Latinum and Rep Marks.
Explains why my Orion accountant drinks.
Still better than what it used to be. We used to have different currencies for different player levels, so players had a bunch of currencies they could never actually earn or use once they hit max level.
I don't like the rep marks and rep systems.
Mainly because the Omega rep system ruined a perfectly good system that made STF's exciting and turned them into a boring monotonous grind.
trust me, I'd rather have a boring monotonous grind where I can eventually get something cool then the boring monotonous lottery we used to have, where I had a snowball's chance in Grethor of ever winning anything useful.
The only thing that needs to get done is to have Lobi turned in Latinum. The rest of the currencies are quite manageable...
I've suggested swapping latinum back into ECs (Wiki says that Dabo "converts" EC -> GPL at a rate of 1.3 or 1.4 EC = 1 GPL. Take patch 1 and convert [b] all GPL back to ECs, and convert all current GPL references (barter commodity to GPL / barter GPL for commodity DOff missions, GPL store, etc.) to EC.
Then take patch 2 and convert all Lobi to GPL, and leave GPL on the currency tab. Add a hail through the mission window and/or event tab (run the "get first lobi from crystal consortium" event to get permanent access to lobi store tab) like the recently ended summer event store is still available in the events tab - and bingo, one/two/however many for lobi hounds free inventory slots...
Well, with the upgrade announcement leaving NX and Connie fans in the dust again, can we restart / revisit the T5 Connie and NX threads - since they will no longer be "truly" endgame ships... (after we get the T5 versions, it'll be time to see them added to the T5U upgrade charts too...
I came into this thread expecting to have my head battered but its totally smashed it!
The way the game works at the moment in terms of currency, rep systems etc confuses the hell out of me and gives me a headache. The last thing I want is for it to change as i'm slowly starting to get my round everything!
Give me a phaser and a platoon with of Jem'Hadar any day!
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