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Xtrema
01.12.2012 , 01:46 PM | #1
So I'm noticing a lot of people mentioning the Auction House on these forums...this is not the same as the GTN right? If it's not, where do I find it? I've really never seen the Auction house before, and I'm lvl38 :P

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BlackRifle
01.12.2012 , 01:49 PM | #2
The auction house in this game is in fact the GTN or Galactic Trade Network. Each faction has two GTNs, a faction GTN and a neutral GTN.

Your faction GTN is located at the fleet and also at your capital planet. The GTN kiosks located at the fleet and on your capital planet are linked. The neutral GTN is located on the moon of Nar Shaddaa. The faction GTN is not linked to the neutral GTN. "Neutral" in this case means you can buy from and sell to players of the opposing faction.

The Empire capital planet is Dromund Kaas and the Republic capital planet is Coruscant.

Do know that "Galactic Trade Network" is really a misnomer. During beta, there was a GTN kiosk on every planet. Toward the end of beta, they removed all of the GTN kiosks from all planets except the capital planets.

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Xtrema
01.12.2012 , 01:53 PM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by BlackRifle View Post
The auction house in this game is in fact the GTN or Galactic Trade Network. Each faction has two GTNs, a faction GTN and a neutral GTN.

Your faction GTN is located at the fleet and also at your capital planet. The GTN kiosks located at the fleet and on your capital planet are linked. The neutral GTN is located on the moon of Nar Shadda. The faction GTN is not linked to the neutral GTN. "Neutral" in this case means you can buy from and sell to players of the opposing faction.

The Empire capital planet is Dromund Kaas and the Republic capital planet is Coruscant.
wow, I did not know that. Did I miss a codex or something? Is the market typically bigger on the neutral GTN? I gotta check that out when I get home. So when ppl say Auction House which GTN are they referring to?

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Buckmoth
01.12.2012 , 01:57 PM | #4
Just to clarify, people use "auction house" as a generic term for the GTN because they are used to WoW, even though you can't actually auction things in this game.

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BlackRifle
01.12.2012 , 01:59 PM | #5
By the way, I added more text to my first reply.

Quote: Originally Posted by Xtrema View Post
wow, I did not know that. Did I miss a codex or something? Is the market typically bigger on the neutral GTN? I gotta check that out when I get home. So when ppl say Auction House which GTN are they referring to?
I'm quite surprised you haven't come across the GTN on your own by level 38. No offense, just saying. When people say "auction house," they could be referring to either one, but the more popular GTN seems to be the faction GTN. I have used the neutral GTN myself, but due to its isolated location, I use the faction GTN most of the time.

I really wish BioWare would restore the GTN kiosks on all planets. I feel that their decision to remove all the kiosks hurts the economy. On my server, there certainly is a tremendous lack of goods for sale, in my opinion.

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Xtrema
01.12.2012 , 02:07 PM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by BlackRifle View Post
Do know that "Galactic Trade Network" is really a misnomer. During beta, there was a GTN kiosk on every planet. Toward the end of beta, they removed all of the GTN kiosks from all planets except the capital planets.
Seriously? I only got weekend beta so I never got past dromund kaas, that's so lame. Did they say why they removed it?

Quote: Originally Posted by Buckmoth View Post
Just to clarify, people use "auction house" as a generic term for the GTN because they are used to WoW, even though you can't actually auction things in this game.
ohhh, so it's a WoW term, no wonder :P

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By the way, I added more text to my first reply.



I'm quite surprised you haven't come across the GTN on your own by level 38. No offense, just saying. When people say "auction house," they could be referring to either one, but the more popular GTN seems to be the faction GTN. I have used the neutral GTN myself, but due to its isolated location, I use the faction GTN most of the time.

I really wish BioWare would restore the GTN kiosks on all planets. I feel that their decision to remove all the kiosks hurts the economy. On my server, there certainly is a tremendous lack of goods for sale, in my opinion.
It's not that I haven't come across the GTN entirely, I'm selling stuff I craft like a madman. I just never knew there was a 'Neutral' GTN on Nar Shadda. Now that I think about it, doesn't make much sense to have two separate GTNs, why not just have a GTN for both factions? Would probably help the economy

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BlackRifle
01.12.2012 , 02:21 PM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by Xtrema View Post
Seriously? I only got weekend beta so I never got past dromund kaas, that's so lame. Did they say why they removed it?
I think the reason they removed all the GTN kiosks from all the planets may have been to push the Fleet stations as a central hub for players to do everything. I feel this hurts the economy because having the GTN in just one or two locations is quite inconvenient, so more people don't use it to sell their goods.


Quote: Originally Posted by Xtrema View Post
It's not that I haven't come across the GTN entirely, I'm selling stuff I craft like a madman. I just never knew there was a 'Neutral' GTN on Nar Shadda. Now that I think about it, doesn't make much sense to have two separate GTNs, why not just have a GTN for both factions? Would probably help the economy
WoW separated the faction and neutral auction houses. In WoW, you had two opposing player factions but there was also a neutral NPC faction, the Steamwheedle Cartel. In SWTOR, there are also two opposing factions, and there is also the Hutt Cartel who runs the neutral GTN on the Hutt-controlled Nar Shaddaa.

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CzaplaM
02.12.2012 , 09:22 PM | #8
On your main fleet.
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SOGEPHavoc
02.13.2012 , 09:34 AM | #9
So am I to assume that Nar Shaddaa is the best place to put up things for sale?

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CzaplaM
02.13.2012 , 09:52 AM | #10
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So am I to assume that Nar Shaddaa is the best place to put up things for sale?
I am sure. I don't worry about it, I just put things up and hope they sell. If the GTN is full of items you can be safe to assume that people go there.
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