Re: Some kind souls help us sto noobs out with a how to craft guide!
I never said anything about using dilithium for crafting. What I said was that prior to Rear Admiral rank, you can still gain a lot of useful gear via crafting items that do not require any dilithium. Once you hit Rear Admiral, the only thing that is worth crafting is Aegis Shield, Aegis Deflector and Aegis Impulse Engines.
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