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Noob Questions About GTN & Sending Items to Your Characters

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Noob Questions About GTN & Sending Items to Your Characters

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DOR_Spex
01.20.2013 , 05:56 PM | #1
I have been playing for a week (it took me a while to get off of Tython) and I just found the Galactic Trade Network
(I'll pause so that everyone can stop laughing at me)...

Now I was trying to buy some armor & weapons for my character but every time I do a search, I don't get any results. I have tried leaving the "name" box blank as well as leaving "Any" and "All" with no luck. How do you set the search parameters to find things on the GTN?

Also, is there a way to send items and/or credits to other characters?

Thank you for your assistance

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Tatile
01.20.2013 , 06:09 PM | #2
Sending Items and/or Credits: There are post boxes littered around (they have the little letter icon on you mini-map) just pop your desired recipient's name in the field (spell it right as well) and attach the items or credits.

GTN - I'd suggest going Armour->(Class applicable, so medium for Sentinel, Heavy for Guardian, Light for Sage/Shadow, assuming you're a Jedi of some sort)->Cheap->Chest... or something.

There are a few bugs which can cause the GTN to return with no results, so just keep spamming options until you get something.


That should help, maybe? If it doesn't, just come back and ask for more help, though I'm sure someone's going to pop in and correct me.

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Ithilwen
01.20.2013 , 06:33 PM | #3
If you're too specific when searching for stuff you're likely to get no results. I don't recomend using the 'Usable by' search peramiter, when it comes to companions it looks for 'Usable by <Companion name>' on the armour, like the items you recieve specifically for your companion, and they're always bound to you.

start with a really broad search, just 'Armour' 'light/medium/heavy/adaptive'. leave the quality as 'Standard' since 'All' doesn't seem to work. See if anything comes up, if it does then start narrowing the search, perhaps by level, allow for at least 5 either side of where you're at, and go from there, searching by stat is usefull for more class specific items (I only use the main stat for that part (str, wis, cun, aim))... I don't recomend using the credit cap for searching, if you can't afford it you can't buy it, but you can at least see what's out there for what prices.
If you don't get anything with a broad search, then it's probably a bug...

as for quality, green are sufficient most of the time, i only narrow down the quality if there is an abundance of greens, blues or purples to choose from, which isn't often on my server ^^

sorry for the spelling xD Hope this helps
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DOR_Spex
01.20.2013 , 06:40 PM | #4
Thank you both. I will try that the next time I log in.

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Kerensk
01.21.2013 , 02:55 PM | #5
I think the biggest hangups people have are the "usable by" entry which blocks every thing, and a narrow level search. Most items jump by 2-3 levels with new gear. So for example (making up numbers) Chest armor exists at level 22 and 25, if you're level 24 and do a search for just 24 gear it looks like there is none. So like what was said above, make sure the level you use is a wide level range + or - 4 levels.
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Gidrea
01.22.2013 , 02:45 PM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by Kerensk View Post
I think the biggest hangups people have are the "usable by" entry which blocks every thing, and a narrow level search. Most items jump by 2-3 levels with new gear. So for example (making up numbers) Chest armor exists at level 22 and 25, if you're level 24 and do a search for just 24 gear it looks like there is none. So like what was said above, make sure the level you use is a wide level range + or - 4 levels.
This! Usable By has never worked. Also, you usually need to choose a rarity, often times "standard" won't show you any items. And standard is crap anyway, so you aren't missing much.
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DOR_Spex
01.22.2013 , 08:37 PM | #7
Thanks.
I have been having a lot more success with finding things on the GTN.

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Wbmichael
02.03.2013 , 10:04 AM | #8
So, I too have been having similar issues but mine seems to be more troublesome. I've been playing a couple weeks now off and on. Worked my way up to level 24 and ofcourse I'm starting to get curious about working the GTN. I have gone through all the tabs, clicked in and out of the the GTN several times and have even logged out and then back in a few times. This doesn't seem to be on any one world. I've experienced the same complete lack of any items at all GTN booths I've checked out. Not entirely sure what else I can do aside from bother support and wait in utter patience for a response.

Any other suggestions?

Thanks,

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Ithilwen
02.03.2013 , 04:32 PM | #9
Just to be clear, have you tried a basic search like I suggested above? make sure you hit the 'reset' button to send it all back to default first.

Otherwise try typing any of the following words into the search feild:
Revan, Spy, Conservator, Valiant, Clandestine, Destroyer, Preceptor, Phantom, (or any other popular cartel armour set name)
make sure you leave everything else on the default if you do this.

If those don't give any results... then creating a ticket might be your only 'solution'
if you can, see if the problem still exists on an alt.
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Owsley
02.04.2013 , 11:04 AM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by DOR_Spex View Post
Also, is there a way to send items and/or credits to other characters?
Here is an email tip. You can set up your alts as "friends" and when you send them an email it will autocomplete the name in a dropdown list, saving you from typing it in all the time. It also helps you from mistyping a name. If you mistakenly send stuff to the wrong player, there is no way to recall it.
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