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Spending less planetary comms than before 2.0

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Spending less planetary comms than before 2.0

MorgothPl's Avatar

05.28.2013 , 01:57 AM | #1
On leveling new alts I stopped spending planetary comms. Pre 2.0 it was simple - get rid of them, buy gear on your current planet, or they will be wasted. Right now, there is no point to get rid of them, as you need those 100 capped for Blue 58 mods from Makeb vendor, which substituted free Tionese gear.

I'm though lucky, as I've cybertech crafting alt, that allows me to swap blue mods every 4 levels, so I don't have to bother with planetary gear. But, if I had to upgrade the traditional way, it would be the choice of either upgrade gear, or saving it for 50 mods. Thus I'm not sure if the 2.0 change was beneficial after all - before it I definitely bought more stuff

Nkya's Avatar

05.28.2013 , 02:10 AM | #2
I got an hundred or them by running Voss and Corellia's quests (including heroics), along with some flashpoints and such things. They're not rare, albeit it may be wise to start saving them earlier.

Caelrie's Avatar

05.28.2013 , 02:14 AM | #3
You can use them along the way and still have 100 when you get to Makeb.

SW_display_name's Avatar

05.28.2013 , 04:29 AM | #4
I rack up 80-90 Planetary Coms roughly every 3-5 levels from 10 forward, then have to Fleet and dump them.

That's somewhere in the range of 700-800 wasted coms if I were to just sit on them until level 50.

Greenify's Avatar

05.28.2013 , 04:35 AM | #5
One flashpoint each day gives 20 planetary commendations :O

zzoorrzz's Avatar

05.28.2013 , 04:41 AM | #6
Personally Im spending much more planetary comms than before 2.0 because I can use them on antyhing. And the income is pretty good, it allows me to change mods via planetary vendor every 4 lvls. +- 50 comms from the planet, 50 comms from pvp and thats it. Its really easy to farm those 100 comms nowadays, so I dont see a point in not spending. I could craft mods too, but it seems to be waste of time and effort since I can buy them that easily.

Lung_Tien_Lien's Avatar

05.28.2013 , 05:24 AM | #7
I use them much more often than before. Previously, I'd constantly outlevel the gear I could get and so I often ignored the comms. Now I can buy gear for my level regardless of how many quests I did on one planet. It's fantastic!

You can save up the necessary mods for Makeb on Voss (and Corellia, I guess, but I always make sure I can skip the entire planet except for story missions. That layout...) rather easily.

I really enjoy this new system and the many ways you can earn Planetary Comms now.