I know this is an odd time to make a post (forgive me, my sleeping patterns are almost always all over the place), but I just got around to reading the patch notes for later today. Here is something I want to bring your attention to. Here is a excerpt from the patch notes:
Research and Development:
- Resolved an issue which was allowing players to run multiple Research Training projects from the same school simultaneously.
- Only 1 Research Training project can be run at a time per school.
This change, to me and many others, is completely unacceptable. It’s bad enough they want us to grind each school to level 15 before getting some of the more worthwhile gear. I can understand that. You want your players to work a bit before giving them the payoff. Limiting the number of research projects for each school, however, means that each area would take possibly months to cap.
I also want to mention that in case you all have not seen me comment about it in game, I am currently on a streak of 59 straight elite runs without a single Very Rare R&D mat dropping out of the boxes for me. Again, unacceptable.
I am not asking for one in EVERY single box, but none out of 59 is just ridiculous. I posted on the thread in the forums, letting them know that I am not happy at all with their changes. You can find the thread here and I have copy / pasted my thread comments below:
Anyone who knows me in game knows I buy zen from time to time and I don’t just buy 5-10USD worth. I buy quite a bit. Not only that, I am also a lifer so I have paid a fair amount of money into the game. That being said, I am , at this point, halting all my zen purchases.
I am doing this as a way to let Cryptic know that the nerfing of the R&D system is unacceptable. Running multiple research projects was a good way to get a jump on pushing a school further and faster. To be honest, I wasn’t at all happy with the grind the way it was setup. However, the researches made it tolerable. Removing this ability to run multiples pretty much says that they want us to takes months to complete even a single school unless we dump huge amounts of dilithium into nothingness.
I am not even going to get started on the ridiculously low drop rates for the Very Rare R&D mats (59 elite runs and not a single VR mat).
I’m not gonna yell. I’m not gonna call anyone names. All I am gonna do is not give Cryptic anymore of my money until this is resolved. I have defended Cryptic on several occasions when it came to grinding and farming items, but this I cannot defend. It’s been said many times before in this thread – Bad idea is BAD. I am sure any Dev or Community Manager can look at my account and see just how much money I have sent their way in the past 2 years. Consider that money lost from this point forward until you lessen the grind you have turn the game into.
I think all of us should do the same. Our words can only do so much. Our wallets will speak much louder.
I would urge all of you to do the same. We have to let Cryptic know that we are completely opposed to this change.