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Best skill to make lots of money...?

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Best skill to make lots of money...?

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Crohadan
12.30.2011 , 10:35 AM | #31
quite simply dont pick up any crafting. grab up all the harvesting skills you can, anything that provides blue and purple level crafting mats.
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Jjix
12.30.2011 , 10:36 AM | #32
People are not just QQing about the slicing nerf, they are also QQing about the lackluster economy and how difficult it is to make money using the other crew skills. But the lackluster economy and the difficulty of other crew skills would have quickly been overcome had slicing not been nerfed. The rapid infusion of money into the economy would have led to normalization and slicing would have lost its relative potency while the rest of the economy would have thrived, crafters of all types would have been making tons . . . much more than slicers. But now we have a lackluster economy which is going to drag its feet and everyone is going to think its because the crew skills are underpowered.

That is what frustrates me about the anti-slicer crowd . . . they just don't see the big picture.

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DamienStark
12.30.2011 , 10:41 AM | #33
Quote: Originally Posted by essell View Post
Okay, I'm at 400 skill, got there before Nerf, but I'm still making 2500 thousand credits per hour, per crew member assigned to slicing. It's easy money still.

Can make more reselling other skills, but that might not stay, and it's a lot more work. I can open the game in the background at work and keep em slicing for an extra eight hours per day. Still Easy Money.

Thank you, please keep slicing and selling your Augments and Missions on the GTN, and using all that extra cash to buy from others on the GTN. The economy thanks you.

Also your sig, was that Portal -> Dune -> SWTOR? Well played sir.

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BabelMatrix
12.30.2011 , 10:46 AM | #34
Quote: Originally Posted by Jjix View Post

That is what frustrates me about the anti-slicer crowd . . . they just don't see the big picture.
We don't just see the big picture; we look outside the frame.

For instance, if the choice is between "empower crafts" and "have a broken, passive money-maker", we're willing to wait for the former.

We're particularly patient for this when being a self-sufficient crafter (i.e. the goal of many crafters) means you won't have direct, in-character access to the broken money-maker, (I'm not factoring in alts for various reasons that vary from person to person.)

But the anti-nerf crowd can't see outside the frame. They believe that nothing good could possibly come after the slicing fix. They believe that Bioware will break the money-maker and do nothing else.

Maybe Bioware will do just that; at which point, we'll agree that the system is broken.

But broken Slicing isn't the fix.

The fact that people are "quitting" before their first, included month is even over tells me alot about how long those people would last. It also tells Bioware alot, which is why they've dug their own graves on the issue.

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DarthSublimitas
12.30.2011 , 10:55 AM | #35
Quote: Originally Posted by Jjix View Post
People are not just QQing about the slicing nerf, they are also QQing about the lackluster economy and how difficult it is to make money using the other crew skills. But the lackluster economy and the difficulty of other crew skills would have quickly been overcome had slicing not been nerfed. The rapid infusion of money into the economy would have led to normalization and slicing would have lost its relative potency while the rest of the economy would have thrived, crafters of all types would have been making tons . . . much more than slicers. But now we have a lackluster economy which is going to drag its feet and everyone is going to think its because the crew skills are underpowered.

That is what frustrates me about the anti-slicer crowd . . . they just don't see the big picture.
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Jjix
12.30.2011 , 11:05 AM | #36
Quote: Originally Posted by BabelMatrix View Post
We don't just see the big picture; we look outside the frame.

For instance, if the choice is between "empower crafts" and "have a broken, passive money-maker", we're willing to wait for the former.

We're particularly patient for this when being a self-sufficient crafter (i.e. the goal of many crafters) means you won't have direct, in-character access to the broken money-maker, (I'm not factoring in alts for various reasons that vary from person to person.)

But the anti-nerf crowd can't see outside the frame. They believe that nothing good could possibly come after the slicing fix. They believe that Bioware will break the money-maker and do nothing else.
These issues you raise seem totally beside the point to me. You seem to believe that slicing, pre-nerf, was going to remain the money maker. That was just not going to happen, eventually slicing would be a very subpar money maker compared to the other crew skills just as it is now. The only difference is, we would have had money in the economy. Rather than waiting for slicing to naturally become impotent, the devs rushed the process, causing the economy as a whole to suffer.

The second thing you raise is the ideal of being self-sufficient. This kind of way of thinking is like putting money under your mattress to keep it safe, meanwhile inflation is eating away at it. It is an illusion. You are never self-sufficient in an economy. You can make all of your own stuff, out of materials that you yourself harvested, but in the end all of those things have value in relation to the rest of the economy, and therefore it is inconsequential whether you made them or bought them from another player.

Furthermore, the idea that the other crew skills are any less passive than slicing is silly, all you do is click a few buttons, no difference. The only difference is that the other crew skills make money through trade, which destroys money (i.e., de-prints it) rather than by printing it. But without printing, coming from somewhere, trade doesn't work.

Finally, the idea that printing money is an evil is ridiculous given that the game is just as regularly destroying money. Every time anyone makes a trade, money is destroyed. Ideally you want the amount of money being destroyed more or less equal to the amount being printed . . . but, only after you have enough money in the economy for it to thrive. And, that would have happened naturally, without government (devs) intervention, had things been allowed to play out.

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Svalkur
12.31.2011 , 10:39 AM | #37
Quote: Originally Posted by Jjix View Post
These issues you raise seem totally beside the point to me. You seem to believe that slicing, pre-nerf, was going to remain the money maker. That was just not going to happen, eventually slicing would be a very subpar money maker compared to the other crew skills just as it is now. The only difference is, we would have had money in the economy. Rather than waiting for slicing to naturally become impotent, the devs rushed the process, causing the economy as a whole to suffer.

The second thing you raise is the ideal of being self-sufficient. This kind of way of thinking is like putting money under your mattress to keep it safe, meanwhile inflation is eating away at it. It is an illusion. You are never self-sufficient in an economy. You can make all of your own stuff, out of materials that you yourself harvested, but in the end all of those things have value in relation to the rest of the economy, and therefore it is inconsequential whether you made them or bought them from another player.

Furthermore, the idea that the other crew skills are any less passive than slicing is silly, all you do is click a few buttons, no difference. The only difference is that the other crew skills make money through trade, which destroys money (i.e., de-prints it) rather than by printing it. But without printing, coming from somewhere, trade doesn't work.

Finally, the idea that printing money is an evil is ridiculous given that the game is just as regularly destroying money. Every time anyone makes a trade, money is destroyed. Ideally you want the amount of money being destroyed more or less equal to the amount being printed . . . but, only after you have enough money in the economy for it to thrive. And, that would have happened naturally, without government (devs) intervention, had things been allowed to play out.
Good to see im not the only one that figured this out, been saying it for days now