I dont know if i am doing somethign wrong or maybe if i have the wrong character / ship build, but collecting these data samples, and traces is insanely time consuming just to make 1 item, and before you say buy em on the market, I would if people used their brain cells to put prices on them logically.
1000EC for a single DNA sample... when it takes 30 DNA samples to make a single item, is insanely high priced in my opinion, considering the "grinding" you need to do to make level appropriate stuff, not to mention the time you need to put in to gather the dilithium, as well as refine it to make the high end purple stuff. some items require a total of 3 to 4 days of the 8k refining process to make just 1 of them.
anyhow sorry for the rant.
my question is, is there a character / ship build / combination that allows for more harvesting at the moment, i am getting between 1-5 of any single common sample, and roughly 1 in 10 harvests gives me a rare, which is fine... but the 1-5 of the commons and the requiring 30+ to make items, is insanely time consuming just to make an item i cannot use for skill ups.