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Cybertech and slicing: How long should I wait?

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Cybertech and slicing: How long should I wait?

chiefdano's Avatar

12.14.2011 , 10:42 AM | #11
Quote: Originally Posted by RowBan View Post
or keep slicing throughout the game, use the extra credits to buy what you loose from not having underworld trading
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Knight_Marshal's Avatar

12.14.2011 , 11:08 AM | #12
Can you get some of the UT stuff from RE'ing items?

I do plan on having my trooper do armortech and the skills that go with it along with my jedis doing synthweaving and artificing.

GuruMaux's Avatar

12.14.2011 , 11:13 AM | #13
Is it doable to skip scavening and buy all mats with the slicer credits? Im aiming Underworld Trading / Slicing / Cybertech.

SelenaCat's Avatar

12.14.2011 , 11:17 AM | #14
Doable? Yes. Any time soon? Unlikely. While some gatherers will be putting their mats up on the GTN, they're likely to be at very inflated prices, so it would cost you an arm and a leg at this point.

As mentioned before, you don't need the Underworld Trading mats to level to 400, only for rare crafted items (blues, purples and oranges).

RuneClaw's Avatar

12.14.2011 , 11:30 AM | #15
Quote: Originally Posted by Knight_Marshal View Post
My dilemma is this. I want cybertech and for it I need scavenging and Underworld Trading. I also want slicing for the credits and the cybertech drops I am supposed to be able to get from it.

I was thinking of not taking cybertech until 25 and I have my speeder, then I could drop slicing. I could also not take UT until 25 and drop slicing for it. However I may need sclicing after 25 for better cybertech drops.

What is the best strategy?
*copied from a post I did earlier in the IA forum*

As far as I can tell, no materials are Bind on Pickup, so you will be able to buy what you need. The only real question is what the prices will be for some of it.

The user CompassRose posted a very good Spreadsheet listing all crew skills and what materials they need. He also listed what crew skill is required for each material AND a list of how much of each you will need of it to max a crafting skill.

Based on that list, there are 39 materials that Cybertech uses. You get 12 of them from Underworld Trading, 23 from Scavenging and 4 were listed as possible Raid (Operations) loot.

And as I am checking that list right now, it looks like you do not NEED Underworld Trading to max your skills. You can max it out by just using materials from Scavenging. Sure, you will not be able to craft all the stuff and upgrades on the way there, but for the special things that you desire, you can just buy it.

So I would say go Slicing, get some money and buy the UT materials you need. Once I get into the game I think I will go the same path, Cyber, Scavenging and Slicing and see how all that works.

Check out the Spreadsheet yourself:
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SelenaCat's Avatar

12.14.2011 , 11:46 AM | #16
I've only looked at Armstech, Armormech and Cybertech so far, but all three only only require Scavening to level to 400 (I suspect the other crafting professions only require their basic Gathering skill as well, but have not checked yet). That's not to say that the related Mission skills won't be useful for crafting rares along the way, but it's not required if your primary goal is simply to reach 400.

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12.14.2011 , 11:49 AM | #17
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GuruMaux's Avatar

12.14.2011 , 11:51 AM | #18
Hummm thx for the answer
So, mission skills are pretty useless below lvl 50 and most ppl should go slicing as they lvl up?

Spckain's Avatar

12.14.2011 , 11:52 AM | #19
Slicing is a great alternative at low levels not to mention i had several blues drop from sliced containers. The credits were decent and like i said some nice items dropped at times.

RuneClaw's Avatar

12.14.2011 , 12:08 PM | #20
Quote: Originally Posted by GuruMaux View Post
Hummm thx for the answer
So, mission skills are pretty useless below lvl 50 and most ppl should go slicing as they lvl up?
I am sure you would like the ability to craft some rare and powerful gear to help you on your way to level 50, or just to sell it and make money. If so, Missions would be a good options.

In the end, it is all about how you want to play. If you skip the Missions Skills, you can get money and unique blueprints from Slicing and make money that way.
But if you go Underworld Trading, you will be able to make a lot of credits selling the materials to the rest of us.

I'm glad to help. This way I do still serve the TOR universe while waiting to play it myself
But it is CompassRose that you should really thank, as it was his spreadsheet that I used.
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