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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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Ridickilis
02.04.2013 , 11:27 AM | #11
Quote: Originally Posted by Wbmichael View Post
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,
For searching the GTN don't put in your name (or your companions name) in the search fields. That seems to cause more problems. I've been in the game since launch and I can't get that to work properly either.

To give an example, lets say I want a new heavy armor headpiece. My level is 33 and my current piece is level 29.

What I would do in the search fields is select heavy armor, headpiece, * prototype quality (blue) but use premium (green) if you want to as well, level range 29-33 and search. Then it will only show me all headpieces of blue quality and up from levels 29-33. You will also get listings for heavy armors that you won't want because they'll have the wrong main stat on them but I find this the easiest way to navigate the GTN. That may be where the 'search for items I can use' option is supposed to work but every time I try it I get blanks as well, so I don't bother.

*When you search an item quality it will show you all items from the quality you picked and higher, no lower.

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Adric_the_Red
02.04.2013 , 12:14 PM | #12
Quote: Originally Posted by Ridickilis View Post
*When you search an item quality it will show you all items from the quality you picked and higher, no lower.
This is absolutely correct. Whoever said "standard" will return no results is wrong. Setting the Rarity to "standard", the lowest Rarity (and the default setting when you first open the GTN, or if you hit the "reset" button), will generally return many, many pages of listings, including lots of standard rarity items, especially if you don't narrow the level or price range.

It's the other settings (including level and price range) that tend to narrow things too far and get you no results.

Also, as with the tips on mailing items to your other characters, spelling counts. If you're looking for "Lacqerous" Leggings, and spell it "Lacquerous" (or "legings"), or a "Demicot" robe and spell it "Dimicot", you'll get no results.

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Redpossum
02.04.2013 , 01:26 PM | #13
Good info here. I'm only three days into the game myself, but I had this adventure with GTN yesterday

The one annoying thing I noticed about search is that it takes any text you enter as name to be a "containing" search, and there's apparently no way to make it search "exactly" the text you entered.

As an example, if you type in Minor Experience Point Boost, it will not only show you the item of that exact name, but also the items -
Minor Forum Trolling Experience Point Boost
Minor N00b Baiting Experience Point Boost
Minor Item Duping Experience Point Boost
etc...

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Wbmichael
02.07.2013 , 01:47 AM | #14
Quote: Originally Posted by Ithilwen View Post
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.


Sure enough, this helped. I wasn't aware that one had to be so specific. This could be a little frustrating for sometime. It would be nice to see what was for sale in a bigger picture view. For someone just starting out, not being aware of just how much of anything is available, what items are helpful, which ones to stay away from, not really knowing what your looking for, so on, and so forth as stated can be irritating. But, thank you very much for the tips. They are very much appreciated.

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Wbmichael
02.07.2013 , 02:00 AM | #15
Quote: Originally Posted by Ridickilis View Post
For searching the GTN don't put in your name (or your companions name) in the search fields. That seems to cause more problems. I've been in the game since launch and I can't get that to work properly either.

To give an example, lets say I want a new heavy armor headpiece. My level is 33 and my current piece is level 29.

What I would do in the search fields is select heavy armor, headpiece, * prototype quality (blue) but use premium (green) if you want to as well, level range 29-33 and search. Then it will only show me all headpieces of blue quality and up from levels 29-33. You will also get listings for heavy armors that you won't want because they'll have the wrong main stat on them but I find this the easiest way to navigate the GTN. That may be where the 'search for items I can use' option is supposed to work but every time I try it I get blanks as well, so I don't bother.

*When you search an item quality it will show you all items from the quality you picked and higher, no lower.


Awesome! This helps to clarify a little further. Much appreciated.

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Kotli
02.07.2013 , 03:54 PM | #16
All you need to fill in are the first 2-4 categories on the GTN.