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Questions about rare resources

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Questions about rare resources

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Lauraliane
12.14.2011 , 10:50 AM | #1
I have a question about the gathering/missions and some ressources.

For example Armortech uses Terenthium which is an Underworld metal, obtained through Underworld Trading.

Does that mean that if I don't get Underworld Trading I have NO other way to get that metal? And thus will never be able to do the associated recipes?

Basically there is no Terenthium node that you can harvest with Scavenging? Or enemies that drops it or whatever?

It is either get Underworld Trading or Buy it at the GTN?

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quarthinos
12.14.2011 , 10:53 AM | #2
Get the skill or buy it at the GTN. Note that you don't need the special items to make greens, so if you want to wait until you can make and wear level 50 items, then make blues/purples, you could...

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Lauraliane
12.14.2011 , 11:46 AM | #3
A bit of a pain to be honest.

So if I want to be a full pledged Armortech for example I have no choice but to get both Scavenging and Underworld Trading.

Damn...

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Curios
12.14.2011 , 12:06 PM | #4
cough: alts cough:

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Yaesive
12.14.2011 , 12:08 PM | #5
Remember that is why we have guildmates and the trade ability.

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Facie
12.14.2011 , 01:54 PM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by Yaesive View Post
Remember that is why we have guildmates and the trade ability.
This.

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Kaffis
12.14.2011 , 02:02 PM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by Lauraliane View Post
A bit of a pain to be honest.

So if I want to be a full pledged Armortech for example I have no choice but to get both Scavenging and Underworld Trading.

Damn...
It's the same way for other crafts, as well.

This is why you can have 3 crew skills.

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Krevnik
12.14.2011 , 02:20 PM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by Lauraliane View Post
A bit of a pain to be honest.

So if I want to be a full pledged Armortech for example I have no choice but to get both Scavenging and Underworld Trading.

Damn...
One of the key pieces to the crafting system design is that a single character cannot be 100% self-sufficient for their craft skill. They can get >75% of the way there, but they will have to leave one skill on the table. Either it will be through buying materials (common or rare), or having to buy rare schematics.

This is actually somewhat beneficial to the economy since it will help produce demand for trade between players. Especially since you can't deck out a character with all craft skills like you can in a game like WoW (someone who goes JC/BS has to buy all their mats for example) which has a similar effect of helping to produce demand.
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ikinai
12.14.2011 , 02:40 PM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by Krevnik View Post
One of the key pieces to the crafting system design is that a single character cannot be 100% self-sufficient for their craft skill. They can get >75% of the way there, but they will have to leave one skill on the table. Either it will be through buying materials (common or rare), or having to buy rare schematics.

This is actually somewhat beneficial to the economy since it will help produce demand for trade between players. Especially since you can't deck out a character with all craft skills like you can in a game like WoW (someone who goes JC/BS has to buy all their mats for example) which has a similar effect of helping to produce demand.
Or like the other fella said, alts.
I'll tell you what, then. Why don't you call me some time when you have no class?
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BaronOfWar
12.14.2011 , 02:43 PM | #10
I could be wrong. But didnt BW say that alot of these rare mats would be harvestable on Ilum or the Tat PvP area?
--Baron (or some similar spelling)

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