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Old January 21 2012, 05:57 AM   #1
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Any way to earn Cryptic points WITHOUT money?

Alright, so I'm pretty new to this (STO, not Cryptic, I've played Champions for a while). And without navigating the STO forums, I was wondering if there is a way to earn Cryptic points without actually paying them REAL funds.
Of course, if all else fails I'm perfectly alright with giving up ALL my crafting supplies for Cryptic points.
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Old January 21 2012, 06:21 AM   #2
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Re: Any way to earn Cryptic points WITHOUT money?

There's the Dilithium exchange. You can convert that into C-Store points, though you probably won't get a great deal in return if you don't have a lot stored up already.
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Old January 21 2012, 12:38 PM   #3
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There's the Dilithium exchange. You can convert that into C-Store points, though you probably won't get a great deal in return if you don't have a lot stored up already.
Yup, Dilithium can be converted into C-Store points. If you're really desperate for Dilithium, a good way of obtaining it is to participate in the daily 1-hour event that takes place at Starfleet Academy, I have seen it reward up to 2k Dilithium per reward.
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Old January 21 2012, 01:53 PM   #4
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Re: Any way to earn Cryptic points WITHOUT money?

At the monent Cryptic points are cheap on the dilithium exchange. I sold some dilithium for around 290 dilithium per point fir the sole reason to resell the points with the next C-Store ship release when prices will undoubtebly sky-rocket again.
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Old January 22 2012, 01:01 AM   #5
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Re: Any way to earn Cryptic points WITHOUT money?

Yeah, been dumping all my dilithium for C-points right now, waiting to sell them back later for more when it jumps. Not using them for much, worth a shot...
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Old January 22 2012, 02:44 AM   #6
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Re: Any way to earn Cryptic points WITHOUT money?

I did some dilithium grinding and in about a week I got 400 c-store points. Add on my monthly stipend, and I'm sitting in at just over 800 now. Saving up for the next sale, whenever that may be.
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Old January 23 2012, 03:21 PM   #7
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I dumped all my dilithium into the exchange and got enough for the Sao-Paulo. Very happy.

Currenly building my stockpile back up. The Warzone of Klingon Pillergers is a great mission for this if there are lots of other players about. You can earn about 6,000 dilithium in an hour as it's not a daily!
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Old January 24 2012, 03:25 PM   #8
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I dumped all my dilithium into the exchange and got enough for the Sao-Paulo. Very happy.

Currenly building my stockpile back up. The Warzone of Klingon Pillergers is a great mission for this if there are lots of other players about. You can earn about 6,000 dilithium in an hour as it's not a daily!
How is the Sao-Paulo compared to the Defiant retrofit? I'm thinking that I will upgrade to the Sao-Paulo next for my tac character.
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Old January 24 2012, 03:49 PM   #9
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It's halfway between base Defiant and Retrofit. If you have the retrofit as well you can use the Sao Paolo costume on it.
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Old January 24 2012, 05:25 PM   #10
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Got the Sao Paulo, thinking it would be similar to the retrofit and that the quad cannons would be worth it. Kinda regretting it, as it's not quite what the retrofit would be (although like the costume), and the quads are only good if you're using phasers. As it seems Antiprotons are the way to go for STFs at endgame, i've moved towards putting them on the shelf, or maybe tossing them to my Gal-X cruiser, which is outfitted in phasers.

I'm almost to 600 days veteran reward, so was thinking I'll get the defiant refit for the bonus, had planned on getting the Intrepid refit so i have a science vessel (although no idea why i'd really use one). Science vessels seem pretty wasted at endgame, though, not being a science officer, and DPS being key.
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Old January 26 2012, 03:41 PM   #11
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Re: Any way to earn Cryptic points WITHOUT money?

Hokay, so now that I know how I suppose my next question is which missions reward the most dilithium?
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Old January 27 2012, 02:29 PM   #12
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Hokay, so now that I know how I suppose my next question is which missions reward the most dilithium?
Most dilithium missions are dailys, however with the influx of new players the War Zone in the Kerat system near K7 can be completed in around 5mins and there's a repeatable mission the rewards completing this three times with 1440 dilithium.

Doing this repeatedly I hit the 8,000 dilithium refinement cap yesterday.
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Old January 30 2012, 05:41 PM   #13
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Re: Any way to earn Cryptic points WITHOUT money?

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At the monent Cryptic points are cheap on the dilithium exchange. I sold some dilithium for around 290 dilithium per point fir the sole reason to resell the points with the next C-Store ship release when prices will undoubtebly sky-rocket again.
Still trying to get my head around the Dilithium Exchange.

So you sold a chunk of Dilithium at 290 di/cp. At some later date, you will try to sell those cps for a chunk of Dilithium (hopefully at a lower price). What target ratio would be realistic? 350 di/cp? 500 di/cp?

So if you sold your 80,000 dilithium at 290 di/cp, you would have 276cp. If you were able to later trade your 276cp for dilithium at 350 di/cp, you would have 96,500 dilithium.

Hey, perhaps I'll use the 400 cp stipend to iinvest in dilithium. What's a good price if buying dilithium? Thanks.
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Old February 10 2012, 02:11 PM   #14
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Re: Any way to earn Cryptic points WITHOUT money?

Currently the Dilithium Exchange is disabled, and my guess is that it will stay disabled until the lottery event ends.

I have 550 c-points there that I cannot reclaim, and I'm not going to spend a single cent buying more when I have those unreachable.
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Old February 10 2012, 03:18 PM   #15
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Re: Any way to earn Cryptic points WITHOUT money?

Yeah, they're "Offended" that anyone thinks it's on purpose, but they also have to realize they have NO trust-capital right now, so people are going to think the worst no matter what. And that it went down pretty much right away, right when people started to need CP again, is questionable at best. How does a system that's basically not had a single glitch since it launched suddenly so buggy it takes several days to fix? No way I'm buying that one, honestly.

they want the only way to get more CP right now is to put NEW money into the game. No earning dilithium and trading it for points that already exist.

Devs are awfully quiet on this one, despite tons of threads asking about it.

Shady at best...
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