I knew they devs were reducing the EC values of some pieces of ship equipment, but I didn't realize they were going to cut them so steeply. I used to love doing a couple STFs and then vendor selling the engines, deflectors and shields and other stuff and ending up with 200-300 thousand EC from the loot. Now, it seems like the value of the big pieces of equipment is maybe 30% what it used to be.
I don't remember...did they reduce the costs of buying engines, etc?
Otherwise, I think I kinda like the new crafting system so far. I'm much more likely to level this version up, slowly, while I engage in other gameplay. Not having to go to a specialized location to do it helps, as well.