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TacPaddy

Well, I guess you too have noticed, that Cryptic robbed us of the Bonus for Reputation projects. The Community ranted and Cryptic responds. Apparently they are going to include/increase Dilithium Rewards in Episodes and Patrols by the end of the month. And it seems that the Dilithium Weekend is prolonged until February 12th, 10 AM PST.

Statement by Executive Producer Stephen Ricossa:

Quote:First of all, I would like to apologize on behalf of the Star Trek Online team for the incorrect information posted in the Dilithium Weekend blog and the confusion that followed. Even though the in-game calendar text for the event is correct, we should have made doubly sure that the text in the blog was also correct. We have indeed adjusted the Dilithium Weekend. Unfortunately, the blog did not have the updated event information. I’m going to take it a moment to fully explain these changes and hopefully help everyone understand why these changes were made.

Our goal for the Dilithium Weekend is to provide the community of Star Trek Online with the opportunity to earn Dilithium at a significantly increased rate on any Dilithium earned through play for the duration of the weekend. As the event had been run over the last couple of years, we noticed a trend that fell out of line with the goal of players getting bonus Dilithium on anything they’ve earned through play over that weekend. While the earn rates for Dilithium remained fairly constant for any type of content that provided it as a reward, the earn rate for Dilithium that was collected using the mark conversion projects during the event skyrocketed. When we allowed mark conversion projects to gain a bonus during the Dilithium event, the vast majority of people were only using mark conversion projects during the event. By not offering a bonus on these projects, we are making mark conversion projects valid and valuable all the time, not only during the few Dilithium Weekends we run every year. We are committed to making sure that Dilithium is more available in game, and to that end we are currently working to introduce Dilithium rewards to episode and patrol play by the end of this month.

With that being said, it is understandably frustrating to expect one sort of bonus only to receive another. In order to make up for this error in communication, I will be converting the Dilithium Weekend we are running this weekend into a Dilithium Week. Everyone that logs into Star Trek Online can now earn Dilithium at an improved rate from the time you read this post through February 12th 2015 at 10 a.m. Again, I apologize for the lack of proper information in the blog and I look forward to seeing you in game and earning bonus Dilithium for an entire week.

Stephen Ricossa
Executive Producer

Personally, after I turned in my carefully timed Dilithium Mining Claims and converted some Reputation Marks, I lost all interest / motivation to play the Game today. After all the recent changes, this was just too much for me to bear.

However, I am happy that Cryptic seems to react in a reasonable way. Hopefully, they do start listening.
So does this affect the claims too? If so, that's a load of garbage. It's still garbage either way. 
Oh man, I can only imagine how the official forums blew up.  I haven't been on the last couple days so I didn't notice, but I can say that after the last event I stopped saving up the marks just because of what a pain it was to turn in all those marks at once.  Still, bad move on their part.  My lord, as if they haven't had enough bad PR since DR launched.  I really wish I had access to their metrics to see how these kind of decisions impact the player numbers.  If I had spent the last 3 months saving up marks for this weekend and logged on today only to find out it had all been for nothing, I'd probably stop playing for at least a few weeks.  There is no point in playing a game if all it does is frustrate you to no end.

TacPaddy

(02-06-2015, 12:31 AM)robonixon Wrote: [ -> ]So does this affect the claims too? If so, that's a load of garbage. It's still garbage either way. 
They just killed the Bonus on the Reputation projects. Everything related to Dilithium Mining still gives you a +100% Bonus including the DMCs.

TacPaddy

(02-06-2015, 04:03 AM)martinison Wrote: [ -> ]I really wish I had access to their metrics to see how these kind of decisions impact the player numbers.
Well on the 3rd Anniversary, this Game had 2 million Toons. On the 4th Anniversary it were 3.2 million Toons (Thanks to the release of LoR, I guess). However, now it was just 3.8 millions. So the increase from year 3 to 4 was cut in half from year 4 to 5.

In my book, that tells a lot and is a matter of concern.
Is that toons or accounts? If the former, then it is really bad!


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It just makes me sad...


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TacPaddy

(02-06-2015, 09:17 AM)Monty Wrote: [ -> ]Is that toons or accounts? If the former, then it is really bad!


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It's Toons.
That is really poor! Considering how many toons we all have


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