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Crafting waste of time?


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Protoaloe
08.22.2019 , 01:19 AM | #1
OK I always was crafter but have been away for some time. With Level 70 char and Crafting at 560 say for Cybertech the only receipes available are worthless, i.e. the only ones sold say for Mod are Level 36A.

Strangely higher ones are advertised for sale at the auction house. So what is the secret? to craft these things, are there special teachers somewhere?
Or am I wasting my time trying to level all my crafting to top notch before expansion comes out?
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ImmortalLowlife
08.22.2019 , 01:27 AM | #2
Crafting goes up to lvl 600 now. That's when you'll be able to craft the best stuff. So if you want to craft, get your skill up to 600 then The vendor will have those high lvl recipes available. The material cost to craft what's essentially lvl 70 gear and augs is high tho. You have to run endgame content like master mode OP's and veteran FP's to get the required materials. If this is your style of gameplay then you'll have no problem. Otherwise.... you can make decent money creating stuff for lower levels, but you have to just pay attention to the GTN and see what actually sells.
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08.22.2019 , 07:37 AM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by Protoaloe View Post
OK I always was crafter but have been away for some time. With Level 70 char and Crafting at 560 say for Cybertech the only receipes available are worthless, i.e. the only ones sold say for Mod are Level 36A.

Strangely higher ones are advertised for sale at the auction house. So what is the secret? to craft these things, are there special teachers somewhere?
Or am I wasting my time trying to level all my crafting to top notch before expansion comes out?
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You get better schematics as you increase your command level. Schematics come from Command crates (not cybertech i think), PvP boxes (these are mostly cybertech) and Operations. I think you can also RE some of the command crates loot.
Leveling crafting is NOT a waste even now but you will need to increase it more once 6.0 comes out. But taking to much time to craft tier 4 (246) will be kind of pointless if you are not high command level at this point.
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Savej
08.22.2019 , 09:47 AM | #4
Crafting is good for augments, augment components, dyes, stims, lightsaber color crystals and maybe grenades. Some people like some of the craftable outfit looks. Maybe that changes in 6.0 but I wouldn't use it for anything else at the moment.

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foxmob
08.22.2019 , 01:42 PM | #5
if you want to sell things on gtn as cybertech, sell augment stuff and grenades (grade 9 mats).
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Tsillah
08.22.2019 , 03:24 PM | #6
It is 600 now and next month we get a new expansion, so maybe it will soon be 650 and crafting may change a lot with 6.0 as well as it is. So it'll be interesting to see what happens then.
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Lhancelot
08.22.2019 , 03:53 PM | #7
Crafting is really an effective way to make credits. It's pretty consistent, too. Augs, MK-10 kits, armor pieces for appearance slots, dyes, etc. These and tons of other things all sell well.
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08.22.2019 , 09:55 PM | #8
I’ve made nearly a billion credits this year crafting since February. Of course I don’t have that many credits cause I spend a lot too.

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OddballEasyEight
08.22.2019 , 10:23 PM | #9
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I’ve made nearly a billion credits this year crafting since February. Of course I don’t have that many credits cause I spend a lot too.
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JediQuaker
08.23.2019 , 02:41 PM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by Protoaloe View Post
Strangely higher ones are advertised for sale at the auction house. So what is the secret? to craft these things, are there special teachers somewhere?
Some schematics come as rewards for quests, from Command Crates, from RE'ing lower level units, etc - not just from the trainer. But, check the trainer.

I've never been into crafting to sell on the GTN, but I do make dyes, implants, relics, earpieces, and augments, for my own use. I also sometimes craft some armor pieces if it's something I like the look of. (Plus I craft speeders for my own collection - but I don't use the crafted speeders very often.)
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