Can we get some Carbonite Circuite Boards added to rewards for...something?

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Maybe the Rancor Challenge Tier?

I'm finally at the point where I'm having to seriously farm the things, so if you started this game in 2015/2016 like I did you had a ton of gear stored up to salvage, but it does eventually run dry. We're not anywhere near equilibrium, and getting there requires using far too many refreshes/day.

I understand not wanting to give out CCBs as rewards for tasks newer players can accomplish early on with just a bit of development of the right squad or squads, but were in a place of relic'ing about a toon a week, and so we need about 200 CCBs per week to keep up. With new Rancor happening once/week, adding 100 CCBs to the RCT rewards wouldn't be enough to make equilibrium happen, but it would mean that you could get back to spending a reasonable amount of your regular energy per day on them - 200 energy/day just farming salvage for CCBs instead of 400 would be a nice move in the right direction.

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  • MetaThumper
    454 posts Member
    edited February 5
    Yep. This is by design of course and I've just been using 500 crystals for the 100 pack. I can't even gear a level one toon at the moment after dealing with 2 GLs.
  • TVF
    27500 posts Member
    Yep. This is by design of course and I've just been using 500 crystals for the 100 pack. I can't even gear a level one toon at the moment after dealing with 2 GLs.

    I have three and I'm still good.
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  • You're "good" in the sense of reaching equilibrium where your supply of salvage for CCBs is neither growing nor shrinking? Or you're "good" in the sense that your dwindling supply of salvage hasn't yet reached zero?

    I've only spent a couple thousand crystals on CCBs and only recently went to farming CCB salvage with 60 sims/day, but I wasn't "fine" before that. The supply was being exhausted, I just hadn't hit rock bottom yet.
  • I agree with the suggestion. I've been buying the CCB from the weekly shipments every week, but those things disappear quickly. Farming for a GL makes it even worse
  • I know it isn’t a great source but they are a reward on Assault Battles
  • @Dahly_lama4

    Yeah, but I'm okay with them being limited there. Again, you don't want people having an effectively infinite supply, like with training droids. Putting them in RCT limits them to guilds that already have a fair number of GLs &other relic toons.

    And, of course, I don't mind if you have to farm some to maintain equilibrium, but I'm at the point where I'm spending 150 crystals a day to tread water, and that seems excessive, especially when you have to do cantina energy refreshes to keep up with signal data needs. I'm spending 350 crystals / day just to keep up with signal data & CCBs and that doesn't necessarily leave a whole lot for things like Kyros or speed farming new toons.

    Just providing enough CCBs so that over the course of a month you only need to average 40-50 crystals/day farming CCBs would be a drastic improvement, and would certainly seem to fit the level of need for crystal spending better with the import of the CCBs being farmed. I don't think they're really supposed to consume that much of your income.

    I mean, maybe they do intend for us to spend 150 crystals/day on CCBs, but I think it's more likely that they thought the system was good enough for when it was created, since they can always adjust the economy later.

    I don't know how my rate of new relic toons compares to other players' rates, and I don't know how many people have thoroughly exhausted their initial caches of salvage gear, but I'm not that far ahead of the pack. If the time to adjust the economy hasn't come already, then it seems like it should come pretty soon with r8 the new quest and r5s to r7s required all over the place.
  • Let's hope that they put them in the new mode that lasts a month.
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  • TVF wrote: »
    Yep. This is by design of course and I've just been using 500 crystals for the 100 pack. I can't even gear a level one toon at the moment after dealing with 2 GLs.

    I have three and I'm still good.

    You have too many GLs. Come back when you’ve only got one GL then you’ll understand the crunch.
  • TVF
    27500 posts Member
    Calo_Nord wrote: »
    TVF wrote: »
    Yep. This is by design of course and I've just been using 500 crystals for the 100 pack. I can't even gear a level one toon at the moment after dealing with 2 GLs.

    I have three and I'm still good.

    You have too many GLs. Come back when you’ve only got one GL then you’ll understand the crunch.

    Er, what?
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  • @DaarthBrewer

    That would be nice.
  • TVF
    27500 posts Member
    You're "good" in the sense of reaching equilibrium where your supply of salvage for CCBs is neither growing nor shrinking? Or you're "good" in the sense that your dwindling supply of salvage hasn't yet reached zero?

    I've only spent a couple thousand crystals on CCBs and only recently went to farming CCB salvage with 60 sims/day, but I wasn't "fine" before that. The supply was being exhausted, I just hadn't hit rock bottom yet.

    I'm good because at rough estimate I could R7 30-40 toons with what I have on hand (if I converted it).

    I am extremely picky with what I relic.

    And I haven't spent any crystals.
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  • TVF wrote: »
    Calo_Nord wrote: »
    TVF wrote: »
    Yep. This is by design of course and I've just been using 500 crystals for the 100 pack. I can't even gear a level one toon at the moment after dealing with 2 GLs.

    I have three and I'm still good.

    You have too many GLs. Come back when you’ve only got one GL then you’ll understand the crunch.

    Er, what?

    Search your feelings. You know it to be true.
  • @TVF

    Although initially spoken in jest, it actually does stand to reason that one who has played roughly as long as you but only has 1 GL to your 3 probably hasn’t managed resources as perfectly as you. So come back when you’re more average at resource management and you’ll understand the pains of the rest of us mediocre players. 😁
  • TVF
    27500 posts Member
    I am extremely picky with what I relic.

    Well, you can't be that picky if you have 3 GLs, but good for you.

    Of course I can, and thanks.
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  • TVF
    27500 posts Member
    Calo_Nord wrote: »
    TVF wrote: »
    Calo_Nord wrote: »
    TVF wrote: »
    Yep. This is by design of course and I've just been using 500 crystals for the 100 pack. I can't even gear a level one toon at the moment after dealing with 2 GLs.

    I have three and I'm still good.

    You have too many GLs. Come back when you’ve only got one GL then you’ll understand the crunch.

    Er, what?

    Search your feelings. You know it to be true.

    What you said made zero sense.
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  • TVF wrote: »
    Yep. This is by design of course and I've just been using 500 crystals for the 100 pack. I can't even gear a level one toon at the moment after dealing with 2 GLs.

    I have three and I'm still good.

    I'm sure you are big guy. But we also both know each other's rosters will enough to know I'm just the version of you that didn't want to wait for fun to hop in my lap so I took that gear (that you have gathered up and are keeping nice and warm) and i threw it on toons that bring joy to my experience in the game. Not saying you don't have fun btw, just saying I couldn't have it playing that particular way. But regardless of all that, I think this is a valid request OP is asking. )
  • TVF wrote: »
    You're "good" in the sense of reaching equilibrium where your supply of salvage for CCBs is neither growing nor shrinking? Or you're "good" in the sense that your dwindling supply of salvage hasn't yet reached zero?

    I've only spent a couple thousand crystals on CCBs and only recently went to farming CCB salvage with 60 sims/day, but I wasn't "fine" before that. The supply was being exhausted, I just hadn't hit rock bottom yet.

    I'm good because at rough estimate I could R7 30-40 toons with what I have on hand (if I converted it).

    I am extremely picky with what I relic.

    And I haven't spent any crystals.

    Same. 3 GL, no crystals spent on circuit boards. And could relic quite a few more characters.

    Don't get me wrong - I realize that my supply is going down, and is be fine with then being added. But like all other aspects of the game is resource management and choices until they do
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  • Nikoms565 wrote: »
    TVF wrote: »
    You're "good" in the sense of reaching equilibrium where your supply of salvage for CCBs is neither growing nor shrinking? Or you're "good" in the sense that your dwindling supply of salvage hasn't yet reached zero?

    I've only spent a couple thousand crystals on CCBs and only recently went to farming CCB salvage with 60 sims/day, but I wasn't "fine" before that. The supply was being exhausted, I just hadn't hit rock bottom yet.

    I'm good because at rough estimate I could R7 30-40 toons with what I have on hand (if I converted it).

    I am extremely picky with what I relic.

    And I haven't spent any crystals.

    Same. 3 GL, no crystals spent on circuit boards. And could relic quite a few more characters.

    Don't get me wrong - I realize that my supply is going down, and is be fine with then being added. But like all other aspects of the game is resource management and choices until they do

    Same here too. 4 GLs and 92 relic. No crystals spent on CCBs either node or shipments farming. My CCBs material stockpile is nearly exhausted. I am a Dec 2015 player, so I can imagine this can be even worse for later players who have a smaller stockpile. I will welcome change to increase CCBs supply, but I can live without one as I can manage the relic pace to be consistent with the hand we are dealt with.
  • Sewpot
    1588 posts Member
    Impulse detectors say hi
  • Nikoms565
    13717 posts Member
    edited February 6
    sloweagle wrote: »
    Nikoms565 wrote: »
    TVF wrote: »
    You're "good" in the sense of reaching equilibrium where your supply of salvage for CCBs is neither growing nor shrinking? Or you're "good" in the sense that your dwindling supply of salvage hasn't yet reached zero?

    I've only spent a couple thousand crystals on CCBs and only recently went to farming CCB salvage with 60 sims/day, but I wasn't "fine" before that. The supply was being exhausted, I just hadn't hit rock bottom yet.

    I'm good because at rough estimate I could R7 30-40 toons with what I have on hand (if I converted it).

    I am extremely picky with what I relic.

    And I haven't spent any crystals.

    Same. 3 GL, no crystals spent on circuit boards. And could relic quite a few more characters.

    Don't get me wrong - I realize that my supply is going down, and is be fine with then being added. But like all other aspects of the game is resource management and choices until they do

    Same here too. 4 GLs and 92 relic. No crystals spent on CCBs either node or shipments farming. My CCBs material stockpile is nearly exhausted. I am a Dec 2015 player, so I can imagine this can be even worse for later players who have a smaller stockpile. I will welcome change to increase CCBs supply, but I can live without one as I can manage the relic pace to be consistent with the hand we are dealt with.

    You dont count. (jk) :wink: You're the best f2p in the game.
    In game name: Lucas Gregory - - - -"Whale blah grump poooop." - Ouchie

    In game guild: TNR Uprising
    I beat the REAL T7 Yoda (not the nerfed one) and did so before mods were there to help
    *This space left intentionally blank*
  • Nikoms565
    13717 posts Member
    edited February 6
    Sewpot wrote: »
    Impulse detectors say hi

    For R8, absolutely. Everyone is screaming about the ReRancor reward structure (myself included) - but the real bottleneck of R8 is Impulse detectors.
    In game name: Lucas Gregory - - - -"Whale blah grump poooop." - Ouchie

    In game guild: TNR Uprising
    I beat the REAL T7 Yoda (not the nerfed one) and did so before mods were there to help
    *This space left intentionally blank*
  • TVF
    27500 posts Member
    Nikoms565 wrote: »
    Sewpot wrote: »
    Impulse detectors say hi

    For R8, absolutely. Everyone is screaming about the ReRancor reward structure (myself included) - but the real bottleneck of R8 is Impulse detectors.

    I'm stocking up the gear from shard shop and have (you guessed it) plenty!
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  • Sewpot
    1588 posts Member
    TVF wrote: »
    Nikoms565 wrote: »
    Sewpot wrote: »
    Impulse detectors say hi

    For R8, absolutely. Everyone is screaming about the ReRancor reward structure (myself included) - but the real bottleneck of R8 is Impulse detectors.

    I'm stocking up the gear from shard shop and have (you guessed it) plenty!

    Well hold on to that stockpile because after bringing 6 characters to r8 this is my stockpile lol irw0tji81437.jpeg
  • Kyno
    28356 posts Moderator
    Sewpot wrote: »
    TVF wrote: »
    Nikoms565 wrote: »
    Sewpot wrote: »
    Impulse detectors say hi

    For R8, absolutely. Everyone is screaming about the ReRancor reward structure (myself included) - but the real bottleneck of R8 is Impulse detectors.

    I'm stocking up the gear from shard shop and have (you guessed it) plenty!

    Well hold on to that stockpile because after bringing 6 characters to r8 this is my stockpile lol irw0tji81437.jpeg

    Some would probably consider those somewhere between 0-6 bad choices, if you think you are having an issue with resources, in a resource management game.
  • TVF
    27500 posts Member
    6 characters to R8 lol.
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  • Sewpot
    1588 posts Member
    Kyno wrote: »
    Sewpot wrote: »
    TVF wrote: »
    Nikoms565 wrote: »
    Sewpot wrote: »
    Impulse detectors say hi

    For R8, absolutely. Everyone is screaming about the ReRancor reward structure (myself included) - but the real bottleneck of R8 is Impulse detectors.

    I'm stocking up the gear from shard shop and have (you guessed it) plenty!

    Well hold on to that stockpile because after bringing 6 characters to r8 this is my stockpile lol irw0tji81437.jpeg

    Some would probably consider those somewhere between 0-6 bad choices, if you think you are having an issue with resources, in a resource management game.

    Cute idea for F2P but when you swim in kraken waters (over 8 mil gp) you need to put some of those resources on characters to try and have an edge and stay relevant. Everyone has saved resources until they invest those resources and then they don’t. Then it’s back to saving.
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