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REing Blue -> Purple Rate ?Bugged?

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REing Blue -> Purple Rate ?Bugged?

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MortisMortavius
01.04.2012 , 12:33 PM | #1
I wouldn't be in here if I had REed 30 or 40 or 50 blues...

I REed a blue lvl 49 earpiece and obtained my first purple recipe after 35.

However I have been unable to obtain a different variation of the purple.

I have now REed exactly 177 of the same blue piece AFTER getting my first purple and I'm really starting to wonder if something isn't bugged ... like you can only get one of the purples per blue...

I was unable to find anyone on my server who has gotten more than one purple from a blue.

Anyone else experiencing this?

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poypoyking
01.04.2012 , 12:39 PM | #2
I am not sure about earpieces, but as far as weapons go for each blue you have 5 different possibilities on the purple. If I have wanted a gun with different stats than the purple I got I just keep RE'ing until I get a different schematic.

I just looked at the market and the earpieces appear to follow the same naming convention, ie overkill, fervor, anti-armor, etc. So I would assume that it would work the same and you are just getting very unlucky. You probably need another cybertech to chime in who has been successful though.

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MortisMortavius
01.04.2012 , 12:42 PM | #3
Now up to 185 ...

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MortisMortavius
01.04.2012 , 12:50 PM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by poypoyking View Post
I am not sure about earpieces, but as far as weapons go for each blue you have 5 different possibilities on the purple. If I have wanted a gun with different stats than the purple I got I just keep RE'ing until I get a different schematic.

I just looked at the market and the earpieces appear to follow the same naming convention, ie overkill, fervor, anti-armor, etc. So I would assume that it would work the same and you are just getting very unlucky. You probably need another cybertech to chime in who has been successful though.
I definitely understand the way it works... I have just been unable to find anyone that has gotten more than one purple schematic from a single blue...

I'm specifically crafting [Critical Reflex Enhancement Adapter]s

I've received the schematic for [Supremacy Reflex Enhancement Adapter]s

188 later and still not another schematic from it ... it's costing a small fortune:

Durasteel x 376 = 225,600
Thermoplast Flux x 376 = 150,400
Zal Alloy x 752 = 752,000
Ciridium x 376 = 564,000

Grand total of approx: 1,692,000 credits...

These are obviously based on going price rates on my server but still... this is out of control I have nothing to show for all this effort... I've made so many of them I'm, in all honesty wondering if it isn't bugged!

I'm about to hit 200 which would put the discovery rate at .5% ? That seems a little low to me, especially when there's 3 more to discover after this one just for this one blue schematic...

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EVnineDnine
01.04.2012 , 12:55 PM | #5
I would say if you have gotten one purple so far you are very lucky. I am working on the lvl 49 earpieces also and have now done around 100 without hitting a single purple schematic. For variation I am working off of 3 different blue patterns and still no luck.

Is there any information on whether REing a crit version of the blue improves your chances of getting the purple schematic?
"You're a fiesty little one, but you'll soon learn some respect."

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MortisMortavius
01.04.2012 , 01:05 PM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by EVnineDnine View Post
I would say if you have gotten one purple so far you are very lucky. I am working on the lvl 49 earpieces also and have now done around 100 without hitting a single purple schematic. For variation I am working off of 3 different blue patterns and still no luck.

Is there any information on whether REing a crit version of the blue improves your chances of getting the purple schematic?
For a while I saved them up (thought I was going to sell them) then REed 10 in a row... didn't seem to make any difference since I STILL didn't get anything.

I would also not say I'm very lucky. On average, it takes about 30 - 35 blues to get a purple. I have multiple crafting alts and friends all reporting the same thing. If it takes to 50 something seems wrong...

So now I'm wondering if perhaps this isn't a problem with earpieces specifically?!

I can tell you right now that it just isn't worth it. PERIOD. If it takes 2M credits to get a recipe, you'll NEVER make that money back from making those items.

You could fully gear your fresh level 50 in high level BoE purples off the AH/GTM with that kind of cash.

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Crankyhobo
01.04.2012 , 01:05 PM | #7
I think that its more difficult to get purples (and probably blues) from higher level schematics. I started RE early with level 21 implants, then 25s, 29, 33, 37 etc. and have 10+ purple schematics. The lower level items yield purples at a much higher rate, i would guess 15-20% at 21. By 37 i think it's below 5%.

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MortisMortavius
01.04.2012 , 01:19 PM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by Crankyhobo View Post
I think that its more difficult to get purples (and probably blues) from higher level schematics. I started RE early with level 21 implants, then 25s, 29, 33, 37 etc. and have 10+ purple schematics. The lower level items yield purples at a much higher rate, i would guess 15-20% at 21. By 37 i think it's below 5%.
From what I can tell the rate for lvl 49 items (blue->purple) is about 2.5 - 3%.

This is the case for nearly everything I've tried...

However in this specific instance (trying to obtain different purples from the same base blue) I'm seeing a 0%. As in, I have yet to find anyone that has obtained multiple purples from the same base blue.

This was NOT the case in beta...

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JLapp
01.04.2012 , 01:25 PM | #9
I was having problems with implants for biochem. Got my first purple in my first couple tries but it had accuracy on it which is worthless to me as a healer. So figured I would keep reverse engineering them and should be able to get a different purple. After about another 50-75 (never really kept track) I got one "You already have this schematic" message.

I just gave up and bought the ones I wanted on the GTN for 45k a piece.

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MortisMortavius
01.04.2012 , 01:30 PM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by JLapp View Post
I was having problems with implants for biochem. Got my first purple in my first couple tries but it had accuracy on it which is worthless to me as a healer. So figured I would keep reverse engineering them and should be able to get a different purple. After about another 50-75 (never really kept track) I got one "You already have this schematic" message.

I just gave up and bought the ones I wanted on the GTN for 45k a piece.
At least you got the duplicate notice ... I haven't even gotten that... now at 192 ...

I love crafting in MMOs, it's one of my favorite parts but I'm about to just say **** this nonsense and just buy what I want. If I did that I'd have everything I wanted already ...

This is complete BS and I can't find a single other person who has been able to acquire multiple purples from a single blue; not even one. I know multiple people who are now breaking 100 REs of a blue after their first purple though...

And of course BW won't respond since they're going for the Blizzard, "we don't talk to the community" angle. I miss Trion right now, lol.