Please upgrade your browser for the best possible experience.

Chrome Firefox Internet Explorer
×

Sythweaving, is it as bad as I fear?

STAR WARS: The Old Republic > English > Crew Skills
Sythweaving, is it as bad as I fear?

Ditoxic's Avatar


Ditoxic
12.23.2011 , 07:47 PM | #1
I've gotten sythnweaving up to 342 by level 40 and so far have yielded crap greens and occasional blues that look retarded and are replaced every time I get a quest reward. I'm starting to get the impression it isn't going to be a worthwhile crew skill. Hopefully I'm wrong, whats your thoughts interwebs.

Rafkin's Avatar


Rafkin
12.23.2011 , 07:50 PM | #2
You can easily turn all your green recipes into blues. If it's similar to armormech those blues will be better than quest rewards 99 times out of a hundred.

AllanGand's Avatar


AllanGand
12.23.2011 , 07:52 PM | #3
i've always crafted myself the belt/bracers.

I believe that the only way to get the rakata belt/bracers is through crafting.

But yes it's kinda dumb the way it is, being able to craft armoring would greatly improve the usefulness of synthweaving

Ditoxic's Avatar


Ditoxic
12.23.2011 , 08:05 PM | #4
Alright yeah I knew I could make the blues, and thats all well and good to get a good belt out of the deal. However if this game has high end raiding gear won't that easily replace the craftables? Or is that what your talking about in above post.

Feskitt's Avatar


Feskitt
12.23.2011 , 08:21 PM | #5

Well, I can't get CyberTech above 65 on my lvl 43 BH.

Yet thanks to Underworld Trading, I have a dozen ArmorTech and Synthweaving schematics sitting in my vault.

I foolishly chose CyberTech as RP for Mako, before I fully understood how "limited" you are in your crafting in TOR.


Now I'm thinking of switching to ArmorTech.



I maxed out Fallen Earth's crafting in under 2 months (that's bragging) but this TOR crafting has been unintuitive and tiresome, and that's as diplomatic as I can put it.



EDIT: all those Synth and Armor tech schematics? They're all the brown prototype plans.

Tracer Missile wasn't even close to a Merc's most powerful attack.
Suckwads spammed it, other suckwads lost to it.
Most apparently didn't even know they had an interrupt. Smart nerf, BW!

Rafkin's Avatar


Rafkin
12.24.2011 , 11:19 AM | #6
The crafting system is set up so everyone is interdependent on other crafters. Its not "limited". You just can't be 100% self-sufficient. I think its a good system.

Docyrian's Avatar


Docyrian
12.24.2011 , 11:23 AM | #7
OK, like EVERY OTHER PROFESSION, you need to get DESIGNS (or recipies, or whatever you want to call them). I have Synthweaving only at level 150ish and I can craft 4 orange pieces...which btw are the upgradable ones so you'll only ever NEED that one if you upgrade the armoring.

Just gotta learn how everything works, the game has been out 5 days, people need to stop thinking they should be experts by this time.

Ditoxic's Avatar


Ditoxic
12.24.2011 , 01:38 PM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by Docyrian View Post
OK, like EVERY OTHER PROFESSION, you need to get DESIGNS (or recipies, or whatever you want to call them). I have Synthweaving only at level 150ish and I can craft 4 orange pieces...which btw are the upgradable ones so you'll only ever NEED that one if you upgrade the armoring.

Just gotta learn how everything works, the game has been out 5 days, people need to stop thinking they should be experts by this time.
Dude, I was asking a questiong becuase I've gotten the profesion to twice the level you have and have nothing to show for it. I looked in the auction house and found no recepies worth doing, I looked on the web to see if I was missing something, then I went and looked at all the gear vendors who sell pvp and raid gear to find all trying to figure out whether or not the profesion is worth it. If you'd played another mmo in the last five years you'd know that crafting proffesions often don't have end game use and that it is often the subject of debate. I didn't start a flame thread saying the game was garbage I asked if anyone else was having the same problems hoping that I was wrong. So don't jump onto the anonymity of the internet being a dick, it doesn't help the community and it makes you look like a troll.

Also just becuase you can make orange peices with upgrade options doesn't mean those pieces hold up against common raid drops, even with all the upgrades placed in them.

Furthermore the game has been in beta testing for months, and has been available for play for almost two weeks, seeing as how people on my guild are level 50 and wearing all epics, and that I'm level 40 soon to finish the crafting skill and hit 50 myself I don't think that it was all that ridiculous of a question to ask the community.

Eylwen's Avatar


Eylwen
12.24.2011 , 01:41 PM | #9
use reverse engineer in your inventory on a green item you crafted do it and get lucky and you get a blue recipe for that item now craft and reverse that blue item and if you get lucky you get a purple recipe. its realy simple but if you dont know its almost imposable to find out
VIP Holder

Ditoxic's Avatar


Ditoxic
12.24.2011 , 01:49 PM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by Eylwen View Post
use reverse engineer in your inventory on a green item you crafted do it and get lucky and you get a blue recipe for that item now craft and reverse that blue item and if you get lucky you get a purple recipe. its realy simple but if you dont know its almost imposable to find out
I've done that as well and yeilded a couple of useful purples, however I'm still worried about end game. If I spent all the money getting crafting up I want it to come in play somehow when I get into epic gear. Like how in WoW( I'm not comparing just for instancing) the armor smith would get those packs to increase armor on his epic gear thus making it a usefull profession.