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Should I drop Artiface for Biochem before I hit 50?

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Should I drop Artiface for Biochem before I hit 50?

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Foofer
12.25.2011 , 10:41 PM | #1
I am an artifacer, level 19, 200 skill. Over a 150 in both archaeology and treasure hunting. With the state of things now I'm definitely going to switch to biochem when I hit 50, because artiface becomes useless at that point.
My question then, directed to those who have already been through the grind, is it worth it to stick with artifacing while leveling so I can keep myself well equipped, or would I get more benefit from switching to biochem now, and just using commendations to upgrade my lightsaber?

I'm a DPS juggernaught if that's important.

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Valerius
12.25.2011 , 11:00 PM | #2
just make the switch to Biochem bro. Commendation Mod vendors sell upgrades better then what you can make anyways.
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tofu-
12.25.2011 , 11:37 PM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by Valerius View Post
just make the switch to Biochem bro. Commendation Mod vendors sell upgrades better then what you can make anyways.
eh.. maybe now, but not for long.

i can't seem them leaving the profession completely pointless
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Foofer
12.25.2011 , 11:44 PM | #4
Oh, I figure they'll fix it eventually, but then I can just switch back. It doesn't take too long to level up. Plus, I could always run Artiface on one of my alts. Okay, I think I'll make the switch.

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lokivoid
12.25.2011 , 11:47 PM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by Valerius View Post
just make the switch to Biochem bro. Commendation Mod vendors sell upgrades better then what you can make anyways.
Really? what commendation vendor sells enchants/hilts/crystals better than the artifice lv47 purples?

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Unaki
12.25.2011 , 11:57 PM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by lokivoid View Post
Really? what commendation vendor sells enchants/hilts/crystals better than the artifice lv47 purples?
Some people are just trying to justify Biochem over everything else.
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Foofer
12.26.2011 , 12:15 AM | #7
Well there's commendation vendors that sell blues all the way up to hilt 22, right? Blues aren't that much worse than purples. At 50 people say you can get a purple hilt 23 from the dailies on Ilum. You can't even buy the schematic for hilt 23 from your trainer. I hear even if you get the schematics for it, you have to raid to get the resources to build it.
That's why I'm switching.

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lokivoid
12.26.2011 , 12:47 AM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by Foofer View Post
Well there's commendation vendors that sell blues all the way up to hilt 22, right? Blues aren't that much worse than purples. At 50 people say you can get a purple hilt 23 from the dailies on Ilum. You can't even buy the schematic for hilt 23 from your trainer. I hear even if you get the schematics for it, you have to raid to get the resources to build it.
That's why I'm switching.
Quote: Originally Posted by Foofer View Post
Blues aren't that much worse than purples.
umm a 10 point diffrence is quite a bit.



Quote: Originally Posted by Foofer View Post
you have to raid to get the resources to build it
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No you dont, the materials come from standard 4man flashpoints not raids.

same could be said for biochems implants aswell.