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5 Hour Slicing Results


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WakeZero
12.29.2011 , 06:07 PM | #1
Edit: I've gone ahead and cancelled my subscription, stating my unhappiness with the slicing nerf. Companies only care about money, so they will only care if I stop giving it to them. You should do the same if you are unhappy with the nerf. If they want to keep touting their 1-2 million player base, they better start treating their players better before everyone's month of free game time is over.

Edit 2: I cancelled my sub because if I don't like their product or what they do with it, as a consumer I'm putting my money where my mouth is. That's when consumers are heard. Welcome to the free market. And if in the 22 days I have left of my initial game time they make a statement and some sort of correction to slicing, I may resubscribe. The point is, it's my decision what I do with my money. If BioWare wants it, then I hope they start treating their customers with more respect. Not responding to even one of these threads is insulting.

I'm level 400 slicing, and I've been sending out 3 companions for the past 5 hours on slicing missions, hand selecting the best rate of return missions I've found for lockboxes.

I've made a total of 10,000 credits from the endeavor.

What's the point? I can turn in two quests for that kind of return, or grind mobs and sell 10 minutes worth of grey items to get the same amount. I'm not bashing here, just posting cold hard facts from personal work and experience.

My conclusion is that Slicing was nerfed too much, regardless of whether you think it should have been nerfed at all. Worst of all, I was told to choose slicing if I don't want to craft items. Guess I'm forced to craft now. I'll be switching to a new profession soon, because slicing isn't doing anything for me.

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Samboni
12.29.2011 , 06:10 PM | #2
Right, you can either drop the tradeskill or in hopes of bioware buffing/changing the skill, just gather lockboxes in the world and ignore the missions entirely.

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RadjezZ
12.29.2011 , 06:11 PM | #3
From those 10k credits (and strange because at this time i get way more with slicing in 5hours)
U can buy the mats other people have to farm in 5 hours so u can craft your stuff, slicing is gathering remember. You also can craft while having slicing, slicing is ment as a gathering skill.

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Amdarius
12.29.2011 , 06:11 PM | #4
It's better than losing 50k credits, which is what almost every other crew crafting skill results in after 3 hours of work at level 400.

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SkyAsh
12.29.2011 , 06:15 PM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by Amdarius View Post
It's better than losing 50k credits, which is what almost every other crew crafting skill results in after 3 hours of work at level 400.
Oh, I didnt know you craft for 3 hours then throw them away. So you craft, then left click on the item, drag it outside the inventory box, then click left again? Interesting profession.

I have cybertech on my main and synthweaving on my alt. I do "lose" money, but my characters use the items. Go figure...

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WakeZero
12.29.2011 , 06:17 PM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by Amdarius View Post
It's better than losing 50k credits, which is what almost every other crew crafting skill results in after 3 hours of work at level 400.
Well, I've been leveling Biochem with simply sending out my companions on Bioanalysis missions. I haven't lost any money doing so, I've broke even... the difference is, I've had access to reusable med packs and stims since I was able to craft them.

So although I'm doing better then slightly breaking even with Slicing, the catch is you get nothing for it like the other professions. It's now useless, ESPECIALLY if you take it because you don't want to craft like it was touted for.

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SkyAsh
12.29.2011 , 06:19 PM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by WakeZero View Post
Well, I've been leveling Biochem with simply sending out my companions on Bioanalysis missions. I haven't lost any money doing so, I've broke even... the difference is, I've had access to reusable med packs and stims since I was able to craft them.

So although I'm doing better then slightly breaking even with Slicing, the catch is you get nothing for it like the other professions. It's now useless, ESPECIALLY if you take it because you don't want to craft like it was touted for.
BTW, can you lvel Biochem without diplomacy? is it possible?

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WakeZero
12.29.2011 , 06:22 PM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by SkyAsh View Post
BTW, can you lvel Biochem without diplomacy? is it possible?
Yes. You can level to 400 with simply Bioanalysis.

You only need the specialty gathering missions for making blue/purple items for that profession.

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Zakkana
12.29.2011 , 06:29 PM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by WakeZero View Post
I've made a total of 10,000 credits from the endeavor.
You're luckier than most then. I've been tracking mine over the last two days and have been doing 3.1k/hour. This has been after 70 runs totaling 11.6 hours.

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WakeZero
12.29.2011 , 06:48 PM | #10
I've gone ahead and cancelled my subscription, stating my unhappiness with the slicing nerf. Companies only care about money, so they will only care if I stop giving it to them. You should do the same if you are unhappy with the nerf. If they want to keep touting their 1-2 million player base, they better start treating their players better before everyone's month of free game time is over.