Having Trouble With Blue Crystals?

Ok guys, this is a handy tip from a regular comment contributor – Splendid Spy – who has this excellent tip for getting those blue crystals…

As you know, the drop rate for blue crystals for the rec room is 6 hours and rare… this will take forever.

Therefore easiest way is to build the rec room…takes 2 hours and once it’s completed, you will definitely get a blue crystal.Once it has dropped the crystal, build another room. I.e cargo room ontop of it. Once you do so, you will have the rec room in your inventory… build the rec room again on top of your other rooms. I.e robotics room… keep doing this and repeat the sequence. You will definitely get an average of 10-12 blue crystals daily. I have 34 at the moment. 

Thanks for the tip, let me be the first to say you actually ARE one Splendid Spy ๐Ÿ˜‰

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61 thoughts on “Having Trouble With Blue Crystals?”

  1. I’m also having difficulty with the blue orbs. I unlocked everything else for Deanna Troi two days ago but have yet to get a single chocolate bar. The switching rooms cheat doesn’t look like it’ll work for me as it says my (re)build time for Rec Room is 10 hours. I’m no math genius but it looks like I’ll have no chance of getting enough orbs for away missions to unlock Troi with these very sparse & slow drop rates. Similar problem with Klingon Chris.

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  2. I really think you shouldn’t have written this article, because TinyCo has changed the build time for the Rec Room from 2 hours to 10 hours after you published it. Now you can get maximum of 4 blue energies a day instead of 10-12. Please keep this in mind the next time there is a “cheat” like this. TinyCo also reads this blog.

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      1. Maybe maybe not.
        My guess is some one sent an in game rant.
        also people have been commenting about this since shortly after it started and they didn’t catch it then.

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    1. How would we the players and avid readers have learned about this glitch in the first place if the article wasn’t written? Congrats for the players that got a chance to use the glitch before it was “fixed”. Keep up the good work rypod.

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    2. yeah doesn’t even matter if you guys posted this or not because obviously TinyCo., was gonna change it. I mean there’s a sh** ton of comments stating specifically HOW to do it so it’s NOBODY’S fault. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    3. I notice the “other” site is blaming this post as well. Meanwhile, their own poll about how many resources everyone had came out just before the fix too, so it could just as easily be that they tipped off TinyCo since their poll more or less tells them how many people were using this technique lol
      Sometimes they are soooo clueless.

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      1. No cuz i acutally sent them an email about the glitch a while back so they know about it but never open their mouth like rypod did. And yeah rypod it is ur fault. So by posting this up did u really help or hurt us? I know people talk about it but the minute u post this up they shut it down. And no, the only real credit on this site are from the girls with fast and accurate info not nonesense.

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      2. That was not the intended message. They were not blaming anyone. They were responding to a comment that blamed them because of their post. They exposed the fault in that argument by the fact that the information has already been posted earlier, such as on this site.

        Just as with the Taco Truck and other unintentional advantages in the past, TinyCo discovers them and makes changes. TinyCo is to blame for creating a glitch and then fixing it.

        Room swapping is still an effective method for collecting 4 Transporter Energy daily.

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  3. Just a quick heads up, they’ve made a change to the build time for the rec room, it now takes 10hrs to build, so looks like we won’t be able to use this method from now on, I only just noticed after I had swapped the rooms around just now.

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  4. I have. Been using this exploit since this morning and it’s been good unfortunately I have just returned after 2 hours to find that the build time for the rec room has been increased to 10 hours.what a bummer.

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  5. I guess TinyCo was annoyed we found out how to get a lot of blue Crystals…All of a sudden the building/switching time for the Rec room has gone up to 10 hours!!! Luckily i’ve collected 30 with the 2 hour gap so I hope I will have enough for a while….

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  6. Hi Ryan. Off topic a little. Just wondering, where’s Holly, Zooey and Justin? Why are you the only one answering all our questions? They should be helping you out as well. lol

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  7. ๐ŸŒŸSupposedly, TinyCo., had mentioned that the Trbbles would indeed STOP spawning all together in your games, BUT if you had purchased the Tribble Furball Room (for 200 clams I believe) then they WILL continue to spawn.
    Nope, it does NOT cost you Dilithium Crystals to “switch rooms”. It will however, cost you for whichever room you do NOT have 2 of. Each room has a limit of 2 you can have. Hope this helps anybody!!! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ’ซ

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  8. It’s not 10 to 12 per day – that would be if you only check in every four hours. If you check in every two hours you can receive more than 20 per day. So it’s between ten and twenty over a 16 hour day (allowing lapses). (Plus more from Peter and Mort.)

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      1. I hope those fuzzy little things appear a lot then! Otherwise I will still be trying to get chocolate bars next week ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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      2. No need to buy dilithium. Sure you need to grind a bit to get the rooms initially but once you’ve bought a room you can swap without paying again. The only cost to swapping rooms is build time and aesthetics. The build time is faster than the respawn and is the point of the exercise so it isn’t really a cost and as for aesthetics, well yeah my Enterprise look like its in dry dock for a total refit but it is a minor price to pay.

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    1. It doesn’t cost dilithium to switch rooms – it only costs more dilitithium the first time you buy a second room. Once you have two there is no further cost.

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    1. I just saw this too! Initially I was confused, (and threw up a little in my mouth!) But then I realised what it was! He’s dressed as an EDO from the first season episode called justice. I only know this coz this event has made me want to watch the actual show, and I watched this episode only a few days ago. My guess is they’ve released a costume early by accident.

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  9. ๐ŸŒŸokay everybody I can actually SAY that this technique actually DOES work I guess! I tried it and I got 2 Transporters from BOTH rooms and also a synthesizer ore from 1 of the rooms that drop em,,. I’m waiting now to do it again!…If at that rate it keeps doing it then players are gonna HAVE to try it out if they want the energies faster!!! And hopefully we only have to use this technique just UNTIL TinyCo., fixes the HORRIBLE and PATHETIC drop rates!!!&&OHHHH Bonnie FINALLY dropped a Synthesizer Ore from The Drunken Clam hahaha YAAAAY!!!.. ๐Ÿ˜„
    NOW. I just have a question!:,. I think the 2 rooms that drop Transporter Energy only take 2 hrs., but yet why do the other rooms take 6-9 hours to rebuild??? Am I doing something WRONG or what???

    &&WHY does it seem like TinyCo., are NOT going to fix the drop rates??? I mean I know they work and fix ALOT of the problems already in our games, BUT it’s been a few days since Phase2 of this event has started!! I was thinking and HOPING they would have it fixed TODAY!!! ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ’ซ

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    1. For the best results, you’ll need 2 Rec Rooms, 2 Crew Quarters, and at least 2 rooms with a 4 hour build time (Cargo Bay, Robotics Lab). For my example, I’ll use Cargo Bays

      Cycle 1:
      Build 1 Cargo Bay in room with Rec Room
      Cargo Bay 2 should already be built.
      Build Rec Room over Crew Quarters
      Build Crew Quarters over 2nd Rec Room
      Build 2nd Rec Room over 2nd Crew Quarters
      Build 2nd Crew Quarters over Cargo Bay 2
      Leave Cargo Bay 2 in storage
      Wait 2 hours

      Cycle 2:
      Tap all rooms that have built
      Cargo Bay 1 should have 2 hours remaining build time.
      Build Cargo Bay 2 over Rec Room
      Rec Room over Crew Quarters
      Crew Quarters over Rec Room 2
      Rec Room 2 over Crew Quarters 2
      Leave Crew Quarters 2 in storage.
      Wait 2 hours

      Cycle 3:
      Now Cargo Bay 2 has 2 hours to build.
      Build Crew Quarters 2 over Rec Room 1
      Rec Room 1 over Crew Quarters 1
      Crew Quarters 1 over Rec Room 2
      Rec Room 2 over Cargo Bay 1
      Leave Cargo Bay 1 in storage
      Wait 2 hours

      Repeat from cycle 1.

      There are some variation you can do, but this is the basic pattern that uses the fewest rooms while getting lots of drops from your 2 hour buildings.

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  10. Pleasure to help.

    By the way, anyone having issues getting mort billboard? I have been sending the full team without worf and even though the bar mentions likely, I have only been getting 45 crystals everytime.

    Appreciate the help.

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    1. I read somewhere that sending Mort by himself will do the trick. And in my case, it worked, I got the billboard the first time I tried it.

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  11. ๐ŸŒŸWell, I’m in the process of attempting to TRY this technique out! I really disagree like 100% tho, players should NOT have to be doing this to get ahold of the Transporter Energy “easier” and “faster”! The dictionaries have been dropping decent for me and Deanna Troi’s headbands have ALSO been dropping pretty good from Joe and Bruce! Bonnie well…just pretty much seems useless anymore because of the fact she’s NOT dropping ANY Synthesizer Ore Energy whatsoever now! I’ve gotten maybe a total of 3 from her…&& I’m kinda at my wits end with advancing anymore in this event!… At the start, I was pretty excited with the whole concept TinyCo., had planned and released with this Star Trek event and I was ecstatic that phase1 was fun, interesting and somewhat easy! I completed and unlocked everything I wanted and played hard for…WITHOUT the purchase of clams.

    So long story short, I really hope just as probably tons of other PLAYERS are wanting TinyCo., to definitely FIX the drop rates for Transporter and Synthesizer Ore Energy!!!๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ’ซ๐Ÿ˜ค

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  12. Chocolate bars and blue crystals, sorry but I’m not chasing these by rotating out rooms. This is an absolute joke. I enjoy the game but it’s not worth the headache of flip flopping to get 50 clams.

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    1. No one is forcing you to do that.
      Just understand that it is going to take a minimum of 140 yellow energy to unlock all areas and more to create items and no telling how many to get kirk.
      I just hit triple digits on yellows so I am feeling good about that. Also will hit 40 today on green and blue energy. I personally want to be prepared for whatever comes our way.
      Remember we still have another 3 weeks to go.

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  13. Yes, I have been using something close to this switching Mcburgertown with the crew quarters and the rec room… Been collecting rather quickly since I started this yesterday.. Was just waiting to finsih the collection items for Deanna and Chris..

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  14. I think that this strategy of “Musical Rooms” is a clear indicator that TinyCo failed to think the Transporter Energy through.

    Either the Rec Rooms should have been on a 3 hour cycle or else the Wai Iota away mission should only have cost 2 or 3 Transporter Energy and then this strategy wouldn’t be needed.

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  15. This feels very exploit-y but damn it Jim I’m using it. For me I rotate them out with the crew quarters and another building of choice (usually the 2hour wardrobe rooms but the cargo bay or robotics lab at 4h are viable targets if I’m going to be off for a bit (like for sleep). It still hasn’t helped me get any chocolate as all away missions have failed to find any, but hopefully it’ll help.

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  16. My issue is the dang chocolate bars. I’ve sent an away team now 7 times and received chocolate bars once! Even with the tip on blue crystals this is ridiculous as return time is 8 hours! Great update with lack of thought!!

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  17. Works a treat, thanks. I rotate them with cloakrooms for the drops. 2hour builds each ๐Ÿ™‚ Still I hope they add more drops for this.

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  18. Please note if you plan to use this method.

    Do not speed the buildings up for any of the enterprise bays that you want items from. They do not drop when you speed them up.

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    1. Thank you Mike1! This also applies to transporter. No chocolate bars have been dropping. Bit the bullet and let it run the 8 hours, and sure enough 4 chocolate bars. So glad we’re all here to help each other!! Cheers!!!

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