communications relay login

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

Started By:
Chaser617, Wed 15 May, 2019 7:29 PM
Views:
491
Replies:
9
    • My 2 Cents
      Common (10 Points)

      Post in a forum topic

      Unlocked Thu 02 May, 2019 8:01 PM

    • Firestarter
      Common (10 Points)

      Start a new forum topic

      Unlocked Fri 03 May, 2019 3:02 PM

    • Crewman
      Common (10 Points)

      Receive the rank of Crewman

      Unlocked Thu 09 May, 2019 12:39 AM

    • Becoming a Redshirt
      Common (10 Points)

      Earn your first respect points

      Unlocked Fri 03 May, 2019 4:01 PM

    • Reliable Officer
      Common (10 Points)

      Sign roll call

      Unlocked Thu 06 Jun, 2019 8:00 PM

    • Engage
      Common (10 Points)

      Join the United Federation of Planets

      Unlocked Thu 09 May, 2019 1:07 AM

    ACHV. Points
    90
    Reputation
    0
    Join Date
    May 02 2019
    Posts
    84
    Location
    Kentucky USA
    0
    • Users who disliked
    • None
    0
    • Users who liked
    • None
    Reply With QuoteQuote
    #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?
  1. Silver Contributor

    • Silver Contributor
      Rare (50 Points)

      Subscribe to a monthly Silver Subscription

      Unlocked Thu 02 May, 2019 12:02 AM

    • Well Respected
      Uncommon (25 Points)

      Reach reputation tier 6

      Unlocked Sat 28 Jul, 2018 2:02 PM

    • Captain
      Uncommon (25 Points)

      Ascend the ranks to reach the Captains chair

      Unlocked Sun 07 Apr, 2019 10:42 PM

    • Stepping Forward
      Uncommon (25 Points)

      Going from Clearance Level 3 to Clearance Level 4

      Unlocked Sat 29 Sep, 2018 2:28 PM

    • Poster Child
      Uncommon (25 Points)

      Reach 500 posts on the forums

      Unlocked Tue 05 Feb, 2019 9:03 PM

    • Dean’s List
      Uncommon (25 Points)

      Pass all three Academy exams

      Unlocked Tue 22 May, 2018 5:00 PM

    ACHV. Points
    470
    Reputation
    10
    Join Date
    Oct 01 2015
    Posts
    778
    Location
    Two steps from hell.
    0
    • Users who disliked
    • None
    1
    • Users who liked
    • Mack
    Reply With QuoteQuote
    #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).
    WelshAvenger
    WelshAvenger Medals

    Better to keep your mouth shut and others think you a fool, than to open it and remove all doubt.
    • Paragon of Duty
      Uncommon (25 Points)

      Sign three roll calls in a row

      Grandfathered

    • Dean’s List
      Uncommon (25 Points)

      Pass all three Academy exams

      Unlocked Tue 21 Jul, 2015 12:02 AM

    • Part of the Furniture
      Common (10 Points)

      Be a registered user for two years

      Grandfathered

    • tlhIngan SuvwI'
      Common (10 Points)

      Be a member of the House of Kular

      Grandfathered

    • Starfleet's Finest
      Common (10 Points)

      Be a member of Starfleet Operations

      Grandfathered

    • Ensign
      Common (10 Points)

      Receive a promotion to the rank of Ensign

      Unlocked Thu 11 Sep, 2014 5:57 PM

    ACHV. Points
    320
    Reputation
    1
    Join Date
    May 07 2012
    Posts
    269
    Location
    Liverpool UK
    0
    • Users who disliked
    • None
    0
    • Users who liked
    • None
    Reply With QuoteQuote
    #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.
    Varak@generaljester UFP Main
    Lorkan@generaljester HoK Main
    Durret@generaljester Fleet Angels Co-Leader and Ambassador
    • To Boldly Go On and On
      Rare (50 Points)

      Reach one-thousand posts on the forums

      Unlocked Wed 10 Oct, 2018 4:02 PM

    • Paragon of Duty
      Uncommon (25 Points)

      Sign three roll calls in a row

      Unlocked Wed 01 Jun, 2016 5:17 AM

    • Stepping Forward
      Uncommon (25 Points)

      Going from Clearance Level 3 to Clearance Level 4

      Unlocked Sat 29 Sep, 2018 2:28 PM

    • Poster Child
      Uncommon (25 Points)

      Reach 500 posts on the forums

      Grandfathered

    • Dean’s List
      Uncommon (25 Points)

      Pass all three Academy exams

      Unlocked Sun 07 Aug, 2016 12:03 AM

    • Well Respected
      Uncommon (25 Points)

      Reach reputation tier 6

      Unlocked Sun 29 Jul, 2018 1:01 PM

    ACHV. Points
    445
    Reputation
    10
    Join Date
    Nov 28 2015
    Posts
    1,386
    Location
    Coalhurst, Alberta
    0
    • Users who disliked
    • None
    0
    • Users who liked
    • None
    Reply With QuoteQuote
    #4
     –  Last edited by aceman67; Thu 16 May, 2019 11:50 AM.
    Use what you have till you can afford to replace them. Something is better than nothing at all
    Aceman67
    | Nemo Me Impune Lacessit | Art |Fan-Fics |
    Aceman67 Medals
    • My 2 Cents
      Common (10 Points)

      Post in a forum topic

      Unlocked Thu 02 May, 2019 8:01 PM

    • Firestarter
      Common (10 Points)

      Start a new forum topic

      Unlocked Fri 03 May, 2019 3:02 PM

    • Crewman
      Common (10 Points)

      Receive the rank of Crewman

      Unlocked Thu 09 May, 2019 12:39 AM

    • Becoming a Redshirt
      Common (10 Points)

      Earn your first respect points

      Unlocked Fri 03 May, 2019 4:01 PM

    • Reliable Officer
      Common (10 Points)

      Sign roll call

      Unlocked Thu 06 Jun, 2019 8:00 PM

    • Engage
      Common (10 Points)

      Join the United Federation of Planets

      Unlocked Thu 09 May, 2019 1:07 AM

    ACHV. Points
    90
    Reputation
    0
    Join Date
    May 02 2019
    Posts
    84
    Location
    Kentucky USA
    0
    • Users who disliked
    • None
    0
    • Users who liked
    • None
    Reply With QuoteQuote
    #5
    I'm just perennially poor in MMORPGs. I tend to blow the 20 or so million I get a month from my old lifetime subscription's zen goin g to buying keys and reselling.
  2. Federation Citizen
    Federation Citizen

    Banned

    ACHV. Points
    100
    Reputation
    1
    Join Date
    Jan 11 2019
    Posts
    270
    0
    • Users who disliked
    • None
    0
    • Users who liked
    • None
    Reply With QuoteQuote
    #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.
    • Bringing Home the Hardware
      Very Rare (100 Points)

      Win a Khitomer Games

      Unlocked Tue 10 Jan, 2017 6:05 PM

    • Dean’s List
      Uncommon (25 Points)

      Pass all three Academy exams

      Unlocked Tue 15 Aug, 2017 1:07 AM

    • Paragon of Duty
      Uncommon (25 Points)

      Sign three roll calls in a row

      Unlocked Wed 01 Mar, 2017 3:00 AM

    • Division Pride
      Uncommon (25 Points)

      Participate in a Khitomer Games Match

      Unlocked Tue 10 Jan, 2017 6:05 PM

    • Petty Officer 2nd Class
      Common (10 Points)

      Receive the rank of Petty Officer 2nd Class

      Unlocked Sun 25 Jun, 2017 11:52 AM

    • Petty Officer 3rd Class
      Common (10 Points)

      Receive the rank of Petty Officer 3rd Class

      Unlocked Sun 24 Jul, 2016 12:54 PM

    ACHV. Points
    355
    Reputation
    0
    Join Date
    Jul 24 2016
    Posts
    146
    Location
    Texas, USA
    0
    • Users who disliked
    • None
    0
    • Users who liked
    • None
    Reply With QuoteQuote
    #7
    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.
    Ariotex
    • My 2 Cents
      Common (10 Points)

      Post in a forum topic

      Unlocked Thu 02 May, 2019 8:01 PM

    • Firestarter
      Common (10 Points)

      Start a new forum topic

      Unlocked Fri 03 May, 2019 3:02 PM

    • Crewman
      Common (10 Points)

      Receive the rank of Crewman

      Unlocked Thu 09 May, 2019 12:39 AM

    • Becoming a Redshirt
      Common (10 Points)

      Earn your first respect points

      Unlocked Fri 03 May, 2019 4:01 PM

    • Reliable Officer
      Common (10 Points)

      Sign roll call

      Unlocked Thu 06 Jun, 2019 8:00 PM

    • Engage
      Common (10 Points)

      Join the United Federation of Planets

      Unlocked Thu 09 May, 2019 1:07 AM

    ACHV. Points
    90
    Reputation
    0
    Join Date
    May 02 2019
    Posts
    84
    Location
    Kentucky USA
    0
    • Users who disliked
    • None
    0
    • Users who liked
    • None
    Reply With QuoteQuote
    #8
    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.
    Yeah, me and random number generators never seem to get along very well one reason I don't open lockboxes, I had a spat trying to get the Kelvin Constituion, 40 boxes over the entire run of the Kelvin Lockbox and I didn't even get anything that was worth selling on the exchange. Had someone take pitty on me so I expect to be sitting out in the middle of nowhere for a while.....
    • My 2 Cents
      Common (10 Points)

      Post in a forum topic

      Unlocked Thu 02 May, 2019 8:01 PM

    • Firestarter
      Common (10 Points)

      Start a new forum topic

      Unlocked Fri 03 May, 2019 3:02 PM

    • Crewman
      Common (10 Points)

      Receive the rank of Crewman

      Unlocked Thu 09 May, 2019 12:39 AM

    • Becoming a Redshirt
      Common (10 Points)

      Earn your first respect points

      Unlocked Fri 03 May, 2019 4:01 PM

    • Reliable Officer
      Common (10 Points)

      Sign roll call

      Unlocked Thu 06 Jun, 2019 8:00 PM

    • Engage
      Common (10 Points)

      Join the United Federation of Planets

      Unlocked Thu 09 May, 2019 1:07 AM

    ACHV. Points
    90
    Reputation
    0
    Join Date
    May 02 2019
    Posts
    84
    Location
    Kentucky USA
    0
    • Users who disliked
    • None
    0
    • Users who liked
    • None
    Reply With QuoteQuote
    #9
    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?
  3. Recruitment Coordinator

    • Bringing Home the Hardware
      Very Rare (100 Points)

      Win a Khitomer Games

      Unlocked Tue 10 Jan, 2017 6:04 PM

    • Academy Dean
      Rare (50 Points)

      Be Head of Starfleet Academy

      Unlocked Thu 10 Aug, 2017 3:01 PM

    • Dedicated
      Rare (50 Points)

      Volunteer for 1+ year

      Unlocked Fri 05 Oct, 2018 1:14 AM

    • Vice Admiral
      Rare (50 Points)

      Receive a promotion to the rank of Vice Admiral

      Unlocked Sun 24 Jun, 2018 9:47 AM

    • To Boldly Go On and On
      Rare (50 Points)

      Reach one-thousand posts on the forums

      Unlocked Thu 08 Mar, 2018 10:00 PM

    • Professor
      Uncommon (25 Points)

      Be Executive Officer of Starfleet Academy

      Unlocked Fri 09 Jun, 2017 4:01 PM

    ACHV. Points
    815
    Reputation
    6
    Join Date
    Nov 05 2016
    Posts
    1,618
    Location
    Germany
    0
    • Users who disliked
    • None
    0
    • Users who liked
    • None
    Reply With QuoteQuote
    #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.
    TTan
    TTan Medals
    LOGIC IS THE BEGINNING OF WISDOM, NOT THE END. - SPOCK