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BioChem: Worth it?


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jkmalnar
12.20.2011 , 08:57 AM | #1
I started out BioChem, because I rolled pots in Wow, and also I liked the idea of reusable Stims/medpacks. However, I am not enjoying it all that much atm. Seems medpacks/stims aren't really selling for anything ATM.

I am thinking of switching over to Cybertech.

Is this grass is greener?

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Kasias
12.20.2011 , 09:01 AM | #2
Interested in this also... I'm starting to feel the same way.. cyber may be the way to go???
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Thundergulch
12.20.2011 , 09:03 AM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by jkmalnar View Post
I started out BioChem, because I rolled pots in Wow, and also I liked the idea of reusable Stims/medpacks. However, I am not enjoying it all that much atm. Seems medpacks/stims aren't really selling for anything ATM.

I am thinking of switching over to Cybertech.

Is this grass is greener?
Not really.
The GTN is new, there are tons of crafters at the moment.
Not much is selling aside from crafting materials.

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Logisk
12.20.2011 , 09:04 AM | #4
Biochem will probably be more popular at high-end gaming. If you look at traditions of other mmo's you see that there is always a demand after potions for raids.

As a biochem you wont have to bother with recrafting stims/kits for each raid since you have reusables. And you can sell the consumables to earn some credits when the market is ready for high end stuff.

Personaly im using my resuables a lot both in pvp and pve, a few k extra heal is always neat when it's "free"

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Tovenar
12.20.2011 , 09:07 AM | #5
Everyone needs to remember that it will probably take a few months for the games economy to really get into full swing on the AH.

I have biochem and I'm loving it. Makes my healer sorc even MORE impossible to kill.

Eventually we get to make implants and the best stims and medpaks in the game. Not to mention the adrenals for boosts.

It's going to be sweet!
"So, Lone Star, now you see that evil will always triumph, because good is dumb."

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SoylentPurple
12.20.2011 , 09:08 AM | #6
Surely the problem with Biochem IS the reusables.

Once everyone has bought a reusable medkit, they will never need another. They'll just put it back up for auction and buy the next level up.

I chose Biochem and am thinking of switching: My Commando can't find a decent weapon anywhere.


Edit:
Apparently they require Biochem to use, Guess I should read the description more closely next time.

As it stands, I'm using my kolto bomb and med-probes on myself more than the purple medpacks I've made. The sheer number of medpacs I loot makes it almost pointless to keep a reusable one, or sell blue-advanced ones on the market.

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Thundergulch
12.20.2011 , 09:09 AM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by SoylentPurple View Post
Surely the problem with Biochem IS the reusables.

Once everyone has bought a reusable medkit, they will never need another. They'll just put it back up for auction and buy the next level up.

I chose Biochem and am thinking of switching: My Commando can't find a decent weapon anywhere.
HUH?
No you can't put it back up for auction, it's BOE.
Not eveyone can use them, because not everyone will have Biochem.

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Oceanwalker
12.20.2011 , 09:11 AM | #8
You have to be a biochemist to actually use the reusable stims. And you prolly aren't gonna make a credit of biochem until most of your server is 50 and raiding.

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JLapp
12.20.2011 , 09:13 AM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by Thundergulch View Post
HUH?
No you can't put it back up for auction, it's BOE.
Not eveyone can use them, because not everyone will have Biochem.
Purple medpacks/stims and such aren't bound. You can sell them just fine after using them for a while (I have sold a few of the lower level purples after I have moved on to the next levels).

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jassok
12.20.2011 , 09:16 AM | #10
I would say stick with it, for what the others are saying about end game. Until then just make potions and stims for your guild and give it to them. They're extremely useful to have for just questing. I've just been giving out stims to anyone in my groups for flashpoints / heroic quests.