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How to make money??


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jakarai
12.20.2011 , 02:55 PM | #11
Quote: Originally Posted by Thompsons View Post
At the risk of sounding trite, saving money's easier than earning it. You're probably beyond my level, but I'm a lvl 15 and have bought practically nothing. The one large purchase I made (4k+) proved to be a mistake.
Well he's crafting. When you start crafting certain crafts you spend more money then you are making.

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Deslan
12.20.2011 , 02:56 PM | #12
Same rules for making money here as in every other MMO:
  • Don't repair your items unless they are yellow. You will recieve new items through quests and drops anyway, so repairing is just a waste of money unless it's lvl 50 raid gear.
  • Always loot everything. Don't leave a single thing. Sell things you don't use to vendor.
  • Kill more things = make more money. You will always gain a lot more money from killing things than your repair bill can come close to, even if you die a few times.
  • Don't die! If you die, your equipment breaks before you get a replacement and you have to repair it. If you die a lot, you should be doing lower level content.

In this game there is also the crew skill "Slicing", as others have said. I'm up to around 220 in slicing on my toon, but I have to say I make more money faster by just killing mobs and selling trash loot.

Selling things on AH is worthless, unless it's blue or purple items. Putting up green items is a waste of time. Just sell it to vendor and go kill more mobs, that will earn you credits faster. Orange items are of course best on AH, but probably not right now. Orange items will be a lot more expensive as more people have leveled up, so I'm holding on to the ones I find until later to make more credits.

I'm lvl 21, and I have 24k credits saved up and I've used 30k+ on equipment and stuff. Not counting skill upgrades, I've never checked what those cost. But I've never had an issue with money in this game, and I just follow the simple rules above.

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Truthbutcher
12.20.2011 , 03:01 PM | #13
I spend my money on every crap I want.

a few simple rules:

- Slice
- SLICE
- SLICE SLICE SLICE

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HighlanderRyando
12.20.2011 , 03:01 PM | #14
1. Go to fleet
2. Take Slicing Crew skill
3.????
4.PROFIT

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Deslan
12.20.2011 , 03:04 PM | #15
Quote: Originally Posted by Truthbutcher View Post
a few simple rules:

- Slice
- SLICE
- SLICE SLICE SLICE
One slicing mission, cost 1000 creds, failure.
Next slicing mission, cost 640 creds, success, yields 900 credits.
Time for both slicing missions: 20 minutes or more.
Net result: -740 credits

Questing and killing mobs for 20 minutes at ~lvl 20: + 5'000 credits or more.

Slicing is not the magic recipe to get rich quick.

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Geogian
12.24.2011 , 03:44 PM | #16
I found Warzones to be a good way to make money. Statistically, I can imagine it's not the best, but I'll be PvPing to get enough emblems for a new piece of gear, and the next thing I know I'll have 20,000 credits earned. If you enjoy PvP, it's a good way to go, if you don't, then maybe not.

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Dasffion
12.24.2011 , 04:09 PM | #17
Quote: Originally Posted by Deslan View Post
One slicing mission, cost 1000 creds, failure.
Next slicing mission, cost 640 creds, success, yields 900 credits.
Time for both slicing missions: 20 minutes or more.
Net result: -740 credits

Questing and killing mobs for 20 minutes at ~lvl 20: + 5'000 credits or more.

Slicing is not the magic recipe to get rich quick.
If you're doing missions no it's not, if you're gathering slicing nodes as you quest, yes it is. I'm free with my money, having bought some mats for Artifice, full trained my artifice, bought a couple inventory expansions, my speeder all by 30 and I still have 50+k on me right now.

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Ancallagon
12.24.2011 , 04:29 PM | #18
Quote: Originally Posted by Deslan View Post
One slicing mission, cost 1000 creds, failure.
Next slicing mission, cost 640 creds, success, yields 900 credits.
Time for both slicing missions: 20 minutes or more.
Net result: -740 credits

Questing and killing mobs for 20 minutes at ~lvl 20: + 5'000 credits or more.

Slicing is not the magic recipe to get rich quick.
That's really a horrible sample size done simply to make a silly point - you only fail slicing missions maybe 5% of the time, even when doing orange rich/abundant/bountiful non stop. I've only failed a handful at 220 slicing. Biggest single profit I've seen so far was a 655 cost mission which yielded 3500 credits in the box. Sure, sometimes rarely it's also only 100 credit gain, although at this point that seems about as rare as failing in general.

The wonderful thing is you can do both simultaneously! You can send a crew member to slice while you kill mobs, and what do you know, you get both gains! This isn't an either/or scenario, you can, and should, do both if you are simply looking to maximize profit during time spent in game.

slicing by itself isn't a super get rich quick scheme, but it does help make money. Used properly to supplement everything else you are doing, it's a great secondary income. Doing space missions? Send slicing. Doing PvP? Send slicing. Putting stuff on AH? Send slicing. That's only if you have a single crew-member. If you have 2, you should have one permanently sent slicing - IF earning money is your immediate concern and goal. It will always end up yielding a decent profit, taking losses into account and complete fails.

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Deslan
12.26.2011 , 12:55 PM | #19
Quote: Originally Posted by Dasffion View Post
If you're doing missions no it's not, if you're gathering slicing nodes as you quest, yes it is. I'm free with my money, having bought some mats for Artifice, full trained my artifice, bought a couple inventory expansions, my speeder all by 30 and I still have 50+k on me right now.
I guess you're on a lower population server than me. I rarely find nodes while questing. Usually only around 02.00 - 06.00 at night, then I can find quite a few. But usually I only find scavenging nodes.

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Gestava
01.28.2012 , 12:43 PM | #20
Here are some basic principles that served me well in getting some cash together when I started out: http://www.lightspeed-gaming.com/201...-by-level.html

Basically it's a matter of not wasting any money and selling just about anything that you get your hands on that you're not using yourself