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Thread: Wing Missions Nerfed?

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    Wing Missions Nerfed?

    We used to get regular 10 to 50 Mil Source & Return Wing Missions, I haven't see anything above 10 Mil since the last update - anyone else experiencing same? I've been reading that payouts have risen by 10%, well not from my perspective they haven't!...

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    I may be wrong but I thought the 10% rise in rewards was due in the next update when they fix the board flipping. I’ve taken a few source and return missions around the 10-15M mark but never seen one for 50M credits. That’s only my experience of course so I can’t say they’ve been ‘nerfed.’

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    The 60MCr palladium supply missions are no longer with us it seems. Maybe they are just sleeping or pining for the fjords but in truth I suspect they are ex-missions.

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    Originally Posted by Para Handy View Post (Source)
    The 60MCr palladium supply missions are no longer with us it seems. Maybe they are just sleeping or pining for the fjords but in truth I suspect they are ex-missions.
    I think they still offer these missions in Bolton.

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    Note: the payouts on these are not as good as they sound once you calculate the cost of the materials you need to buy and subtract that from the payout. Wing delivery missions are really bad payout per tonne compared to solo delivery missions but not done a detailed comparison between the collection missions wing versus solo.

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    Originally Posted by Rob_the_Sparky View Post (Source)
    Note: the payouts on these are not as good as they sound once you calculate the cost of the materials you need to buy and subtract that from the payout. Wing delivery missions are really bad payout per tonne compared to solo delivery missions but not done a detailed comparison between the collection missions wing versus solo.
    It really depends how you look at it, I guess. The wing missions done in a wing have similar (albeit a little lower) payouts to solo missions (naturally this is a case by case. RNG can troll you pretty hard). Wing missions done solo have bigger payouts, but take much longer, so imho if you're after Cr/Hr, they're not worth it.

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    There are still some well-paying wing missions, but the nerf from the previously high values for everything was fairly well publicised. They are now subject to the whims of the RNG.

    The 10% across-the-board increase has not happened yet.

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    Originally Posted by Rock Hunter View Post (Source)
    I may be wrong but I thought the 10% rise in rewards was due in the next update when they fix the board flipping. I’ve taken a few source and return missions around the 10-15M mark but never seen one for 50M credits. That’s only my experience of course so I can’t say they’ve been ‘nerfed.’
    Thanks, from conversations with Wing Mates I think that the mission values are linked to your Trade rank?

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    Payouts are linked to local reputation and mission rank. I believe that the rank of the missions offered to you do vary based on your rank (which rank depends on the mission type, trade rank for trade missions, etc) so in effect payout is based on your rank but not as directly as you suggest.

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    As I understand it the higher the rank of the mission the higher it's rewards are likely to be and the better your reputation with the minor faction offering the mission the higher the chances of being offered a high rank mission. The link between your rank and mission ranks is now tenuous at best, in the ancient past you couldn't take missions of much greater rank than your own.

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    I was in on several 23-26 Mil missions, but no more 50 Mil as far as our Wing can find
    Last night the total was 207 Mil each for 4 Commanders.
    We used to see 50 Mil missions all the time. 500 Mil a night with no sweat.
    No more.

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    Originally Posted by Jibberish View Post (Source)
    I was in on several 23-26 Mil missions, but no more 50 Mil as far as our Wing can find
    Last night the total was 207 Mil each for 4 Commanders.
    We used to see 50 Mil missions all the time. 500 Mil a night with no sweat.
    No more.
    I am glad that I don't have any plans to do such missions it would upset me to double my current assets obtained over the last 3 years of fun in less than a fortnight.

    But that is the great thing about Elite there are so many options to have fun.

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    Fun & Credits

    Originally Posted by aRJay View Post (Source)
    I am glad that I don't have any plans to do such missions it would upset me to double my current assets obtained over the last 3 years of fun in less than a fortnight.

    But that is the great thing about Elite there are so many options to have fun.
    Thanks all.

    There are indeed many ways to have fun in the game, however, there is a cost to fun ratio to consider - it costs circa 700 Mil to A rate a Federal Corvette and a billion credits to A rate the Imperial Cutter, it's expensive to have fun in these ships! Not to mention the materials grind to upgrade them.

    It's even more expensive to vary the build and there needs to be a way to facilitate making large amounts of credits legitimately in the game to make it practical to own and run the larger ships. I'm a great believer in Risk to Reward ratio ED!

    It's frustrating to go from making 200 Mil plus in your Wing in an evening to struggling to make 50 Mil, especially when you're short on game time...

    It's not as though 50 Mil Wing missions were particularly prolific in the first place, but to go from fairly rare to non-existent is a bit frustrating.

    But hey, as Jibberish says, "No more"! I suppose we'll just have to learn to live with it - and get used to being frustrated