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Why take anything but gathering skills while leveling?

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Why take anything but gathering skills while leveling?

funkiestj's Avatar

11.08.2012 , 06:53 PM | #21
I recommend "gathering only" for a first toon. Once you have a level 50 main to act as a rich uncle for your leveling alts, there is no reason not to get started on your alt's chosen crafting profession.

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DarthMetier's Avatar

11.09.2012 , 12:02 PM | #22
Quote: Originally Posted by wainot-keel View Post
Because some people enjoy crafting and have fun with it while leveling. I do.
Whether that makes sense in your book or not, doesn't matter. I'm not rich. But the crafts I make at this point, learnt while leveling with different characters, allow me to not be bothered with dailies to get money. That's good enough for me.
Since this is my first MMO, one of the biggest draws of the game for me was to craft my own gear and weapons. After my main got level 50, I had custom gear in every slot for both my toon and his companion. My main is a level 50 SJ with synthweaving at 400. I have a level 24 IA sniper with cybertech at 400, a level 23 SA with artifice at 400 and I just recently started a sorcerer who has armstech at 100 at level 19. I enjoy crafting a lot. I am able to make mods, crystals, hilts, enhancements, armorings and augments for every single slot, but that's not all, i was able to craft artifact level mods for all the slots, which took some time and money, but it set my main character up quite nicely for end-game activities until I was able to get my hands on Columi, BH, or even Tionese gear. Personally, I like the fact that I have made all my own weapons, armor, and mods for my toons.

Telanis's Avatar

11.09.2012 , 12:55 PM | #23
My answer: Because it's a waste of time. Levelling up a crafting skill doesn't take too long, but crafting and REing everything to learn all the schematics definitely does. I want as much of a head start on that as possible.

Grayseven's Avatar

11.10.2012 , 09:22 AM | #24
I've done it both ways with every single profession and in every case I've always had more than enough credits to buy whatever I needed.

Selling mats or selling crafted items or slicing every single lockbox and safe I come across, I've been more than able to pay for my advancements. Easily, without every needing to wait on skills I need.

Of course, if you are buying artifact level gear every few levels in order to completely outmatch your foes you are going to be broke. Don't do it, you can win easily with just the quest rewards and loot you get.
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