During the beta and during this agonizing wait to get into the game and start playing, I figured on diving into the crafting system.
No matter what crafting skill you go with (Armormech, Armstech, Artifice, Biochem, Cybertech, Synthwaving) you're going to need materials. Lots and lots of materials.
This spreadsheet shows you the 'quickest' way to get to a skill level of 400. By quickest I mean using the least amount of materials, while at the same time getting the most XP in the process.
In the future I plan to add to the spreadsheet, either in the way of new features or just notes and tips based on questions I may get in this thread.
Anyway I hope this is some use to the community, and when you get in...enjoy the game.
Two versions of the same file. One is 8 MBs and has graphics to dress it up a bit. The other is a bare bones version and is less than 1 MB.
Google Docs Version: