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Post 1.2 Underworld Trading heavy bias toward companion gift missions

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Post 1.2 Underworld Trading heavy bias toward companion gift missions

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Pestulan
05.03.2012 , 12:22 PM | #11
I will jump in and say I've noticed this as well on my Diplomacy, Underworld Trading, and Treasure Hunting characters. I have not seen a Rank 6 Metals, Gemstones, or Medical supplies mission above Abundant since 1.2. I get tons of Rich Companion gifts and the occasional Bountiful lockbox mission. Similarly, for Rank 5, Rich Metals/Gemstones/Medical missions are much more rare than previously.

The only way I've been able to get the purple materials is by using the lvl 340 purple mission unlocks. Maybe the Rich missions were a bit too common before, but I think the pendulum has swung too far the other way. With pretty much all non-dropped lvl 49-50 crafting being made worthless by Recruit gear, it seems like being able to get materials shouldn't be too much to ask.

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Hyryu
05.03.2012 , 12:32 PM | #12
I have noticed this as well. One thing that is nice, on Mind Trick Gifts sell so much faster than anything else so the gift trips aren't bad. But I need more material for crafting.
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Sonosi
05.03.2012 , 12:38 PM | #13
I found if you log out of the character then back in again the mission selection is different, i did this to get multiple underworld metals missions may have to log in and out several times to get what you want. Give it a go see if it works and let me know your results.

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wainot-keel
05.03.2012 , 01:57 PM | #14
Quote: Originally Posted by Vistanus View Post
I can't get any gemstone missions from my TH. The server pop is so low that there is nothing on the market.
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I spent like 25 minutes this morning going in and out of my ship trying to send all my 5 peeps to get purple gems. I was able to get 4 missions (2 abundant and 2 moderates) and I just gave up. I sent my fifth on a rich companion gift mission....
It sucks having to resort to this "workaround". There's already enough RNG everywhere involving crafting. Enough odds "against" you. This is just annoying :-/

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Esproc
05.05.2012 , 08:03 PM | #15
Quote: Originally Posted by Pestulan View Post
I will jump in and say I've noticed this as well on my Diplomacy, Underworld Trading, and Treasure Hunting characters. I have not seen a Rank 6 Metals, Gemstones, or Medical supplies mission above Abundant since 1.2. I get tons of Rich Companion gifts and the occasional Bountiful lockbox mission. Similarly, for Rank 5, Rich Metals/Gemstones/Medical missions are much more rare than previously.
I just want to point out that level 6 missions are moderate and abundant only. All of the rich missions you will see are level 5 companion gift missions. They no longer have the bountiful or rich level 6 missions.

That being said, the Companion gift missions run the show on all of the mission levels, second is Luxury Fabric, and way in dead last is Metal missions.

Of all of the crafting I've done, I use Metal the most for Armormech, Cybertech, and Synthweaving crafting.
I use luxury cloth on some of the better grades of Synthweaving items I craft.
I have never used a Companion Gift to craft any article in any Crafting Skill, and I do have them all and they are also all at 400.

But don't be too discouraged as these problems also affect Diplomacy, Treasure Hunting, and Investigation where garbage fills up space that you would rather use for your Crafting Skills. And the Nerf to Slicing is a pure loss money sink now.

Logging out and back in will reset the RNG (Hell in a random generator) and the missions available. It may still take half an hour or more to actually get a mission still, but you will not have to spend it all on Companion Gifts.
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djdee
05.06.2012 , 02:30 AM | #16
Quote: Originally Posted by Esproc View Post
That being said, the Companion gift missions run the show on all of the mission levels, second is Luxury Fabric, and way in dead last is Metal missions.
Hehe, for me it is the other way around. I am looking for Luxury Fabric missions and all I can see is 1 of those if I am lucky. Metal missions I sometimes have 2 at once. Rest is always companion gift missions.
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Umrattawil
05.06.2012 , 10:05 AM | #17
UWT mission distributions in 1.2 (for grades 4-6)

Just count yourself lucky that Bioware didn't decide to completely remove missions based on flavor text like they did for Diplomacy.

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Peeved
05.11.2012 , 08:11 AM | #18
I am glad to see its not just me. I used to always have a abundant, and a moderate metal missions, but now I am lucky to have a moderate mission. Please change this back Bioware. WE shoould have 3 gift missions, 2 metals, and 1 cloth, or 1 metal 2 cloth. But please limit the gift missions to 3!

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Dabrixmgp
05.11.2012 , 08:14 AM | #19
Zone in and out of your ship. I have had to do it for Slicing and TH as well to get missions I wanted.

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Peeved
05.11.2012 , 09:09 AM | #20
Quote: Originally Posted by Dabrixmgp View Post
Zone in and out of your ship. I have had to do it for Slicing and TH as well to get missions I wanted.
Yeah, that does help sometimes, but not always. But, I really dont want to spend alot of time on loading screens. Yeah, I have been doing that for the time being. Thanks for the suggestion though. Just hoping it get addressed in next patch.