Cryptic Studios will be revamping its Dyson Joint Command Reputation and Commendations system in Star Trek Online (STO) with the upcoming Season 9 update. The first big change is that Commendations are getting tossed entirely. Instead, new Daily Bonus Marks will be awarded for completing missions and will be used for pretty much everything.
"Our intention with this new asset was to give players a daily reward for doing a single piece of content of their choice, which would ultimately grant a large reputation XP boost. So, essentially Commendations were intended to be a progression asset while Marks were intended to be an equipment purchasing asset. Ultimately, after a bit of data-mining, listening to player feedback, and experiencing the flow of the Dyson Joint Command first hand, weve decided to ditch Commendations entirely and keep things nice and simple. Reputations will have Marks as their single asset for XP projects, with certain Elite commodities (such as Borg Neural Processors and Voth Cybernetic Implants) remaining a necessity only for the most top-end gear projects."
Players will be able to complete both Daily and Hourly missions that require Marks, Expertise, and Energy Credits. Completing each rewards equipment reward packs after filling the project completion buckets. Additional rewards include Reputation XP and Dilithium.
Thats a few of the changes but there are many more. You can read the full blog with included Q&A from STO Systems Designer Phil Gorngonzolla Zeleski for the entire list of changes.
Source: STO Season 9 Dev Blog
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