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Blue DOFFS ok to slot if that's all you have?

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Chaser617, Wed 15 May, 2019 6:29 PM
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    #1
    Might seem like a silly question but, I've only got about 4 million EC give or take, and since purple quality technicians are kind'a the lynch-pin to any cruiser build they're going for around 12 millin or so on the EC (hey supply and demand, people will pay those prices so people are asking them)

    I have a couple blue quality technicians on the charter, all my purple quality ones are on my main engineering character and bound to him, I was wondering if it was worth it to just go ahead and slot blue quality doffs even though their benefits aren't nearly as good as the purple ones since I don't have the funds to purchase the purples or if I just wait and try grinding credits?
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    #2
    If you have Blue Techs, slot them as they're better than none. Then you can save up if still want the purple versions.

    If you find that the blues are not working out as you'd hoped, swap them out for some of the Doffs that reduce the cooldown on Emergency power to X abilities and run a couple of those in your Boff rotation (Weapons and Engines are a popular combination).
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    #3
    Park yourself by B'Trans cluster complete the Support B'Tran Cluster Colonization Efforts to its final chain you get a blue technician eight of ten KDF or One of four Fed on your the first completion then everytime you see the Support B'Tran Cluster Expansion Efforts you can rerun it, if you get a critical on mission you will receive a purple doff Two of Twelve KDF or Ten of Ten FED. These are bind on pickup so can be tedious doing on one toon for all 3 but deffo worth it and saves you the EC long term.
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    #6
    I also use blue technicians.

    And they work just fine. The gap between blue and purple is a 6% recharge time extra reduced for purple. (8x3 for blue, 10x3 for purple)

    That translates into a -3% total cooldown time from the skills you reduce.

    Imho, with competitive engines and other minimal compensation to cooldowns as Inspirational Leader, the purple technicians aren't worth the effort or price atm.
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    I usually just park my toon at B'Tran for however long it takes. Every day, i turn in doff assignments and hope the "support B'Tran" mission comes up. R&D, doffing and Admiralty and then go play my other toons until such time as I finally have my purple doffs. Sometimes you get lucky and manage to get three of them in a quite short period of time. Other times ..... I had one toon that I left parked at B'Tran for a few months. Keep in mind that I don't play every day, I sometimes go 3-4 days at a time without even logging in. I am sure that if I had played every day I would have gotten my doffs a lot sooner.

    Also, IIRC, the doff missions update hourly so if you are going to be online for a while, you can play your other toons and just pop over once an hour to see if the mission has come up yet. That will net you your doffs a lot faster.
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    I usually just park my toon at B'Tran for however long it takes. Every day, i turn in doff assignments and hope the "support B'Tran" mission comes up. R&D, doffing and Admiralty and then go play my other toons until such time as I finally have my purple doffs. Sometimes you get lucky and manage to get three of them in a quite short period of time. Other times ..... I had one toon that I left parked at B'Tran for a few months. Keep in mind that I don't play every day, I sometimes go 3-4 days at a time without even logging in. I am sure that if I had played every day I would have gotten my doffs a lot sooner.

    Also, IIRC, the doff missions update hourly so if you are going to be online for a while, you can play your other toons and just pop over once an hour to see if the mission has come up yet. That will net you your doffs a lot faster.
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    This is going to sound silly but if you've gotten the purple doff once from B'trann can you get it again or are you limited to one and one only?
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    #10
    This is going to sound silly but if you've gotten the purple doff once from B'trann can you get it again or are you limited to one and one only?
    You can get as many purples as you want. After completing the B'Tran assignment chain the repeatable mission always rewards a blue doff and a purple doff on critical success.
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