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Profitability of static main and off-hands T4

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Profitability of static main and off-hands T4

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Vercundus
09.11.2017 , 03:50 AM | #1
A question for more advanced crafters, do you craft static T4 main and off-hands and how well do you sell them?

I generally do not bother with static gear, but considering they require Conquest mats instead of OPs mats, there might be something here. I checked the prices and they were on pair with relics.

What are your thoughts on this?
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09.11.2017 , 04:51 AM | #2
There aren't that many players that just start GC AND have the credits to afford buying gear on the GTN. I have only tech users at level 70 right now; to give a force user a headstart, I wouldn't even buy a 246 hilt or armoring. I'd give them 248 mods and enhancements and use 230 hilts and armorings until I get something better from the crates.

Relics, ears and implants are a better use for the conquest mats, IMO. They are the hardest to get from command crates and are static anyway.
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09.11.2017 , 07:36 AM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by Mubrak View Post
Relics, ears and implants are a better use for the conquest mats, IMO. They are the hardest to get from command crates and are static anyway.
Is that a fact? I ask, because on all my level 70 characters, I got an abundance of relics, ears and implants from command crates, but I am lacking armor/gear drops. I literally sighed "not a relic again" quite often and thus never even bothered looking into crafting those.
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09.11.2017 , 09:27 AM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by JattaGin View Post
Is that a fact? I ask, because on all my level 70 characters, I got an abundance of relics, ears and implants from command crates, but I am lacking armor/gear drops. I literally sighed "not a relic again" quite often and thus never even bothered looking into crafting those.
You can't pass them to alts (they are character-bound), so there is *that* value (perhaps) in crafting high-tier leftishes instead.
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09.11.2017 , 12:35 PM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by JattaGin View Post
Is that a fact? I ask, because on all my level 70 characters, I got an abundance of relics, ears and implants from command crates, but I am lacking armor/gear drops. I literally sighed "not a relic again" quite often and thus never even bothered looking into crafting those.
When you lack a chest piece and get one, it has the proper set-bonus for your discipline and is everything you ever wanted. For relics there are 4 different ones (5 for healers), and you don't want just *any* relic. Two of the same kind are useless, and you most likely want a proccing relic, not a useable one.

I don't seem to be getting more left-side items compared to other gear of the same rating, but even if the odds are rigged, and you get twice as many relics as, say, chests, there is still only half the chance for getting the Serendipitous Assault relic you actually want, than there is for getting the chestpiece you need.
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09.11.2017 , 06:07 PM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by Vercundus View Post
A question for more advanced crafters, do you craft static T4 main and off-hands and how well do you sell them?

I generally do not bother with static gear, but considering they require Conquest mats instead of OPs mats, there might be something here. I checked the prices and they were on pair with relics.

What are your thoughts on this?
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The point is that crafting something in the hopes it sells, is not a good practice. Just because you see static gear on the GTN at high value and profit, does not mean it sells. Back in 4.x I dabbled in crafted static blaster pistols. Yes, I crafted some and they always sold at good profit, BUT more often than not, it took weeks to sell one. I do not do that anymore.
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09.11.2017 , 07:42 PM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by psandak View Post
I have four words for you "Make Credits Not Stuff." Credit goes to DarthTHC for that phrase and I use it in my money making guide (linked in my signature).

The point is that crafting something in the hopes it sells, is not a good practice. Just because you see static gear on the GTN at high value and profit, does not mean it sells. Back in 4.x I dabbled in crafted static blaster pistols. Yes, I crafted some and they always sold at good profit, BUT more often than not, it took weeks to sell one. I do not do that anymore.
You actually quoted him asking the question about how well these sell so ideally he had already taken your advice and was looking for some insight from people who may already know as opposed to having to try it for himself (or monitor the market) to figure it out for himself.

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09.11.2017 , 08:18 PM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by MeNaCe-NZ View Post
You actually quoted him asking the question about how well these sell so ideally he had already taken your advice and was looking for some insight from people who may already know as opposed to having to try it for himself (or monitor the market) to figure it out for himself.
Then the short answer is yes and no...

I did do static gear in the past, it did not sell well enough for me. Therefore I do not even try with any of the current endgame tiers.
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Vercundus
09.12.2017 , 12:37 AM | #9
I know psandak, thus my question about experience in selling those. I am perfectly aware of seeing item on GTN does not equal good sale. Thanks for the reply.

Now, if only others could actually contribute to the topic, instead of debating RNG...
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09.12.2017 , 01:45 AM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by Mubrak View Post
When you lack a chest piece and get one, it has the proper set-bonus for your discipline and is everything you ever wanted. For relics there are 4 different ones (5 for healers), and you don't want just *any* relic. Two of the same kind are useless, and you most likely want a proccing relic, not a useable one.

I don't seem to be getting more left-side items compared to other gear of the same rating, but even if the odds are rigged, and you get twice as many relics as, say, chests, there is still only half the chance for getting the Serendipitous Assault relic you actually want, than there is for getting the chestpiece you need.
Thanks for the reply. I find it interesting. I haven't considered that there are actually 11 kind of relics and that someone might not get the one he is looking for. I will have a look at it.

Regarding my GC drops:

I can definitely say that I got and get a lot of relic drops on all my chars. It's the one thing I never have to think about (all my chars have two optimised golden proccing relics of their current GC level). Helmets on the other hand seem to be very hard to get for me (in purple or golden quality). Random is random.
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