With the new Event System and new Patrol format we've had a few unannounced 'curveballs' thrown our way with respect to the award of Reputation Marks from this content.
First off, one of the enduring 'features' of Featured TFOs was that they allowed the selection of any Marks (sometimes not the latest one if it had just come out) as the completion reward. I guess in keeping with trying to simplify the very 'confusing' and 'complex' old Event system they simplified our lives by giving us only a dual choice: Fleet Marks or Discovery Marks. Less thinking required. Though I know an Uncorrupted Devil will rejoice in this change
Now as far as the new Patrols and reworked Delta Patrols, they no longer are eligible to receive the appropriate Daily Mark Bonus when completed. I understand they removed this previously from the revised Red Alerts. In that situation there is no cooldown for rerun. Patrols, when completed, have a 30 Minute cooldown. In fact, due to these changes these new or revised Patrols invoke the cooldown even if left before completion.
The Mark payout is now 15 Marks for these Patrols instead of the normal 10 that used to be the case. But the lack of the Daily Bonus Mark award negates that in that you would have to run 11 Patrols in a day to make that up.
This ain't our first rodeo when it comes to changes in Marks rewards.
'But to be logical is not to be right', and 'nothing' on God's earth could ever 'make it' right!'
Judge Dan Haywood
'As l speak now, the words are forming in my head.
l don't know.
l really don't know what l'm about to say, except l have a feeling about it.
That l must repeat the words that come without my knowledge.'
Lt. Philip J. Minns