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dirty little secret---slicing

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dirty little secret---slicing

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Chomag
12.21.2011 , 11:29 AM | #51
Quote: Originally Posted by MajikMyst View Post
Actually.. They need to un-nerf it.. Stuff is very expensive now.. 20k for your second row of pack storage, 40k for another tab in your cargo hold, 40k to train for speeders. (That doesn't include cost of speeder.), ever increasing cost of training, ever increasing cost of sending your companions out to level your crew skills, Increasing cost of misc. mods and gear..

There are a lot of credit sinks in this game.. I am lvl 21 and I am nowhere near the 40k for my speeder or upgrading my cargo hold.. I have bought 1 row of pack space for 5k.. Next row is 20.. No clue what the row after that is..

So no.. They need to un-nerf it.. Either that or I need to learn to use the GTN..
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12.21.2011 , 11:39 AM | #52
I had 90K+ credits after buying my speeder. Had all but my last row unlocked in my bags. Think the key is to do all the quest and don't try to max your crewskills out by credits alone, don't buy any armor because quest will provide them for ya.

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eroscastaldi
12.21.2011 , 11:43 AM | #53
money are not an issue in this game even whitout slicing...im lvl 28 yesterday i spent some money on the GTN and i ended up with 2k credits left..did 3 space mission daily that i saved up....then i went to tatooine and started questing/lolligaging for about 1 hour and magically there were 40k in the backpack plus +1 lvl
no slicing, no GTN trick just quest and sell grey item...
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shrimpyy
12.21.2011 , 11:45 AM | #54
umm why is everyone complaining. when they make it easy to get everything like wow has done ill quit this also. so can we not complain to make things easier. kthanks

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AdamHDMI
12.21.2011 , 11:49 AM | #55
I agree. If you don't take slicing, your gimping yourself.
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thepilk
12.21.2011 , 11:50 AM | #56
Quote: Originally Posted by MajikMyst View Post
I am lvl 21 and I am nowhere near the 40k for my speeder or upgrading my cargo hold.. I have bought 1 row of pack space for 5k.. Next row is 20.. No clue what the row after that is..
At level 21 you also shouldnt have near enough stuff collected to NEED a full new cargo bay yet, nor expanded inventory since companions can be sent off to sell your junk loot while youre out in the field looting.

I think the costs are appropriate.. just because you qualify for something doesnt mean you should be able to get it instantly, otherwise itd just be awarded to you upon qualification.

If I invest in my ship components, then I have to wait on vehicles and crafting. If I invest in training, I cant bump storage yet. Its a process... the game is only a few days old, getting all these things in place and building your character is meant to be a process that takes time.

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Tenetke
12.21.2011 , 11:51 AM | #57
Quote: Originally Posted by DarthSkullem View Post
Entitlement. That's why.
The whole point of the money system is that you can't get everything you like instantly, you need to work for it.
While I agree with that, you must also consider that increasing skills isn't about "like". If you can't do enough damage, or prevent enough, or heal enough etc then you are kind of screwed. If they left everything the way it is but reduced the price of training by half it would be great.

I've always felt that increasing ones abilities should not be that costly. Charge whatever you want for fluff stuff though. I'm fine with the guy next to me having a very nice looking speeder. I'm not fine with him being able to do better because he had more money, not because of timing/skill usage that kind of thing.
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Trolltar
12.21.2011 , 11:58 AM | #58
How is slicing different then investigation? Investigtion also yields lock boxes that can contain credits, gear, and schematics. Is the drop rate significantly different?
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Tenetke
12.21.2011 , 12:01 PM | #59
Quote: Originally Posted by Trolltar View Post
How is slicing different then investigation? Investigtion also yields lock boxes that can contain credits, gear, and schematics. Is the drop rate significantly different?
slicing is only credits, while you can potentially make more off the ones containing gear the problem is that no one is really buying gear right now. You can't really sell any gear, and that's partially biowares fault for making it so easily available. Seems like every quest offers me a piece.

So anyway you mostly end up selling the gear you get from those to a vendor, who won't pay that much. Now later when there are more players, and people don't mind spending money to gear alts then sure you can make a good amount off those lockboxes. For now though people are saving all they can. That means you don't care that the purple will net you a 10% increase, it costs tripple the blue and that's just too much. Hell most will just give up on even getting the blue and wait for the next quest reward.
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Negivv
12.21.2011 , 12:42 PM | #60
Honestly I don't see all this problem with insufficient creds unless you have slicing. Granted, my main is only lvl 16, but I train abilities regularly and I am levelling Armortech constantly (which means spending money on scavenging for the mats, so far no Unerworld Trading needed apart for the blue recipes I learned from RE) and before logging off yesterday night I had 21K creds. Sure, I've been doing a lot of Warzones inbetween quests to start building up the commendations for the mando style armor I want to use later on for RP, so a good chunk of my creds come from there. But that only shows that you don't need to have slicing at all costs to make a living.