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Is there a manual gathering guide available anywhere?

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Is there a manual gathering guide available anywhere?

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BenduKundalini
09.16.2017 , 10:06 AM | #11
Quote: Originally Posted by SteveTheCynic View Post
You can't, actually, because the grade 10 nodes aren't on Zakuul.
Damn, I stand corrected, I didn't know 5.2 removed them
(just checked)

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BenduKundalini
09.16.2017 , 10:10 AM | #12
Quote: Originally Posted by uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu View Post
Not sure I understand? I've killed lots of animals and droids and never got any mats from them :/ I feel like im misunderstanding something bigly here xD
Note that you need 3 things to harvest them :

- need the relevant crew skill = scavenging for droids, bioanalysis for creatures
- they need to be Strongs and above. Regulars don't yield mats
- they need to have been looted by all. So if you're in a flashpoint and the others haven't bothered looting, you can't harvest. Not that they would leave you time to do it anyway... also, they'll vanish fairly quickly once they have been looted. Sometimes you start harvesting and the body goes poof before you're done (a wizard did it!)

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SteveTheCynic
09.16.2017 , 10:17 AM | #13
Quote: Originally Posted by uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu View Post
Edit: Also, not sure what you mean by the distributions are different? Do you only find each type of mat in certain areas of each map? The way you said all Bio resources are in the Endless Swamp on Zakuul etc? Cos if that was the case I will have to try find a map that will tell me the general area of the resources on each map.
That's pretty much exactly what I meant. There's usually a sort of sense in the distributions. Let's look at Zakuul, then at Yavin.

Zakuul:
On Zakuul, there are three "open" maps, that is, maps where you can run around without being in an instance. They are The Endless Swamp, The Undercity / Old World, and Breaktown.

The Endless Swamp is a mix of Bio and Arch nodes because, well, because there's no *obvious* location on Zakuul for Arch nodes, so they are kind of everywhere, while it doesn't make much sense to find spare computers (slicing) or piles of scrap metal (Scav) in a swamp. Animal parts and weird plants(1), however, seem like a good fit, so the swamp is full of Bio nodes as well as the Arch nodes.

The Undercity and Breaktown are both urban and a bit scruffy. Well, OK, Breaktown's a *lot* scruffy. Either way, both are reasonable places to find scrap metal and junked computers, so Scav and Slicing rule. And because it's urban, neither of them is suitable for weird plants, so no Bio nodes, while all the weird crystals and strange carved tablets were dug up or buried centuries ago, so no Arch nodes.

Yavin
On Yavin, it's kind of similar, sort of. There are five maps; the Coalition Camp, the first Republic Camp, the first Imperial Camp, the Revanite training temple, and the Massassi temple.

The Coalition camp has no nodes at all.

The two "first" camps are both in the jungle, but the jungle has Bio and Scav nodes (instead of Bio/Arch) because Arch is obviously going to be found elsewhere, and Slicing is, too, while Scav lacks an obvious location, and is found a bit everywhere.

The Revanite training temple area is an archaeologists wet-dream, so has loads of Arch nodes, and there are also some Slicing nodes.

The Massassi temple area has walking Bio nodes called things like "Massassi Crusher", and a few conventional heavy animals (Alpha Lurkers, Krakawhatsits), and also a few Deformed Fungus Bio nodes. There's also a scattering of other types, but I guess the Massassi have wrecked a lot of it.

One last planet, just by way of comparison: Nar Shaddaa.

On Nar Shaddaa, there are *no* obvious locations for anything, so all maps have a rather random mix of all node types. Bio nodes are in large planters, while there are piles of scrap metal, junked computers, and weird crystals on the ground more or less anywhere.
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BenduKundalini
09.16.2017 , 10:28 AM | #14
Quote: Originally Posted by SteveTheCynic View Post
On Nar Shaddaa, there are *no* obvious locations for anything, so all maps have a rather random mix of all node types. Bio nodes are in large planters, while there are piles of scrap metal, junked computers, and weird crystals on the ground more or less anywhere.
Nar Shaddaa also has mixed levels, dating from back when you had an advanced level bonus series there in some areas of the game (Republic research division, network security, can't remember the third one, maximum security or something), these are grade 4 instead of grade 2. All planets have a few nodes of a more advanced level in their last zones anyway.
I need to check if the corrupted zones which used to be level 53 yield mats, but I believe they don't.

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09.16.2017 , 10:46 AM | #15
All great tips thanks, I think I get it now completely. Hopefully I'll be gathering like a pro in no time

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09.16.2017 , 11:22 AM | #16
Quote: Originally Posted by uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu View Post
All great tips thanks, I think I get it now completely. Hopefully I'll be gathering like a pro in no time
Many thanks for clicking my referral last month! Depending on where you play I could help you (I have active toons on half the servers)

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09.16.2017 , 11:32 AM | #17
Quote: Originally Posted by BenduKundalini View Post
Many thanks for clicking my referral last month! Depending on where you play I could help you (I have active toons on half the servers)
I did...? Well more like thanks to you for the 7 days free to finish Umbara xD Got hooked again tho and had to sub haha.... Your like a drug dealer dude xD One hit for free.... I guess your forum post or reply must be the first on google when you type "swtor referral links" xD Always typing that when a new expansion comes round

I'm on TRE, haven't started gathering really yet but wanted to get acquainted with it you know, more been doing Strongholds for my first time and trying to complete the Shroud/Seeker missions and then I wanna try get HK-51... Basically lately I've just decided to do all the stuff I've put off for years because it wasn't main story which I usually play exclusively xD

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09.16.2017 , 12:07 PM | #18
Quote: Originally Posted by uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu View Post
I did...? Well more like thanks to you for the 7 days free to finish Umbara xD Got hooked again tho and had to sub haha.... Your like a drug dealer dude xD One hit for free.... I guess your forum post or reply must be the first on google when you type "swtor referral links" xD Always typing that when a new expansion comes round

I'm on TRE, haven't started gathering really yet but wanted to get acquainted with it you know, more been doing Strongholds for my first time and trying to complete the Shroud/Seeker missions and then I wanna try get HK-51... Basically lately I've just decided to do all the stuff I've put off for years because it wasn't main story which I usually play exclusively xD
No way lool

Damn I don't have a full legacy on TRE. Might have a thing or two though. What class do you play mainly?

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uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu
09.16.2017 , 05:13 PM | #19
Quote: Originally Posted by BenduKundalini View Post
No way lool

Damn I don't have a full legacy on TRE. Might have a thing or two though. What class do you play mainly?
At the minute I've been rolling a Sorcerer. But of course I have 70's of every class if I needed them.

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09.16.2017 , 08:41 PM | #20
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