Hmm. how about inappropriate loot? Moving up through the levels to LT CMDR I have seen more Disruptor-based ship weapons and console drops than anything phaser-based. Nearly invariably there are no phaser-based drops. It's pretty dumb considering that the typical player is a Federation player likely wishing to outfit his or her ship with weapons appropriate to the character's faction.
It kinda makes sense that they would drop a part they were using. So, if you blow up klingons, you loot their disruptors.
Played a ground map the other day and received 23 badges and 541 Energie credits for 40 kills. It used to be something like 38 badges and 2100ish Credits for 15 kills.
So basically that is ~23% badges and ~10% money reward compared to beta status - and people are wondering why nobody is playing ground maps anymore
sell all this useless loot and find the energy vendors to buy better stuff of get the badges.
yes it sells for crap, but even crap adds up.
yes they nerfed what u get for selling stuff.... u really want a game where at level 12 u have 300000 energy (like i did in beta at that level)? they had the values higher in testing so more people could get higher grade stuff to test how the higher grade gear compared to the lower and what people preferred to equip.