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Damn... It was expected, but still too early for me. I don't have anywhere near the materials I needed for this.

Is there an Upgrade Specialist that could give me some help?
I read lots of guides, but haven't upgraded much so far, and wouldn't mind some extra guidance.
I also need tons of Superior Tech Upgrades, especially Beam. Need some tips on how to farm the crafting materials for those, and maybe help with doing that.
My first/main goal is to turn my Plasma Build into a Disruptor build. I have several crafted Mk II and one Mk VII Beams ready to upgrade, but am far behind on tech upgrades.

TacPaddy

(11-22-2016, 06:28 PM)Bhaltair Wrote: [ -> ]I also need tons of Superior Tech Upgrades, especially Beam. Need some tips on how to farm the crafting materials for those, and maybe help with doing that.
http://www.stoacademy.com/guides/crafting.php
Yeah, I found that list already. Wiki has a similar one. Probably all I need. Somehow I was thinking there might be some hidden trick/mission/doff mission I don't know yet, but doesn't seem like it.

TacPaddy

(11-22-2016, 08:36 PM)Bhaltair Wrote: [ -> ]Yeah, I found that list already. Wiki has a similar one. Probably all I need. Somehow I was thinking there might be some hidden trick/mission/doff mission I don't know yet, but doesn't seem like it.
You may want to check out the daily R&D DOFF Assignment and Task Missions at the Research Lab. Haven't done them in a while, but they may drop some Materials and Components.
Found this great Spreadsheet that calculates the upgrade costs: STO Gear Upgrade Table
The creator MightyBob is not active anymore. I chatted with him a bit, and he says the table hasn't been updated since 2014, so he is not sure if the numbers are still accurate.
Anybody have an idea if something has changed

MightBob also shared R&D spreadsheet, from another spreadsheet wizard:  Star Trek Online Research & Development
This one should be up to date.

Even for those who are not interested in upgrading or R&D should check both spreadsheets. 
Both include a magnitude of additional info and useful links.