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Windjammer
09.19.2013 , 01:15 PM | #1
I've been playing the free version for a while and just now decided to try a month subscription. Just a couple of questions I can't seem to figure out.

How do you give gifts to your companion?
How do you get a personal speeder?
Is there a way to get a personal shield generator when playing a trooper?

Thanks in advance!

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psandak
09.19.2013 , 01:44 PM | #2
How do you give gifts to your companion? while not on your ship (when you have a single companion at your side) all you need to do is have a companion gift in your inventory and right click it. WARNING: companions have preferences. Give them the wrong gift and there is no affection gain (no affection loss either, but you do lose the item and therefore the credits to acquire it). http://www.swtor-spy.com/companions/ has a listing of how each companion for each class likes each type of gift.
How do you get a personal speeder? Normally at level 25 as part of your class training you get Pilot I. That allows you to ride a speeder. You then have to buy one. There is a speeder vendor on the fleet in the Galactic Trade Market quadrant.
Is there a way to get a personal shield generator when playing a trooper? If you are playing the Vanguard Advanced class then yes. If you choose Commando then no.

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Bstr
09.19.2013 , 02:59 PM | #3
Couple of tips relating to your questions:
  1. If you mouse over your gifts when you have your companion out, it will tell you a rough estimate of how much their affection will go up. This saves you from having to look them up on the web. There are also many good free smart phone apps that have the same information.
  2. Do NOT buy a speeder from the vendor mentioned by Psandak unless you wish to pay over price for a speeder that will not work as well at lvl 40. Look on the GTN for a cheap adaptable speeder. This speeder will have the tooltip indicating that its speed changes with your speeder rank. This way, you will not have to buy a second speeder at lvl 40 and a third at lvl 50. Also, the speeders on the GTN are usually cheaper than at the vendor due to the CM. (Furthermore, check with your guild: some guilds give out free adaptable speeders since they are so necessary over lvl 25 and are cheap.
  3. If you become a Vanguard, you can pick up your Shield Generator at any vendor that sells "Offhand" items. You (and Commandos) can also choose to equip Power Generators, which provide more tech power which means harder attacks, but they do not have a shield. Also, your companions that have a stance that increases their shield chances can also equip shield or power generators. Finally, when you choose to become a Vanguard, you should get a bag with a free standard Shield Generator.
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NOTACTICS
09.19.2013 , 03:22 PM | #4
2nd that on getting an adaptive speeder and if you like the look of the speeder that much after buying it from GTN you can unlock it in the cartel market as a collection for all chars for free with an amount of cartel coins. That way unless you like having lots of speeders you never really need to buy another speeder again it saves quite alot of credits in the long run having a collection item adaptive speeder unlocked. Yes you still do have to buy the pilot ranks from your trainer for each character though.

You can also get tauntaun animal mount once on Hoth (You can go there before you due on Hoth I guess but be careful where you go to avoid mobs and make sure you know exactly where the nests are) as a F2P it cost 2 Million credits for a straight buy or 20 Domestic data that you need to get from grinding them out from the nest(It does not take as long as you think 2 to 3 hours approx depending on your luck) cost is in buying lure for the nests which are 500 credits each you need around 80-100 on average so 40 to 50k a big saving . If you sub its 1.5 Million credits or only 15 Data. Tauntauns are also Adaptive and are Bind on legacy so you can give one to lower level alts using your higher levels alts

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Windjammer
09.19.2013 , 05:22 PM | #5
Great! Thanks for the info. However, what is "GTN"?

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NOTACTICS
09.20.2013 , 02:28 AM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by Windjammer View Post
Great! Thanks for the info. However, what is "GTN"?
Global Trade network, basicaslly the GTN terminals that allow you to sell and buy stuff from other players on that sever for credits. You can sell Cartel market items you have purchased with Cartel coins on the GTN after a period of 36 Hours after purchase as long as you have not bound the item ofcourse by using/wearing it. Note the free claimed collection items from Cartel market are Bind on Pickup and cannot be sold on on GTN or to vendors(No credit value).

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Bstr
09.20.2013 , 06:19 AM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by Windjammer View Post
Great! Thanks for the info. However, what is "GTN"?
Easiest way to find the Global Trade Network (GTN) is to go to the fleet and open your map. There is a section called the "Global Trade Network" section. The GTN terminals are in that quadrant. To get the specific location of the terminals, open your map and select the "Global Trade Network Terminal" map filter in the lower left of the map.

Besides the terminals on the fleet, there are ones on Coruscant under the walkway to the Senate, Dromund Kaas in east Kaas City, and Nar Shadaa on the Lower Promanade., but these are harder to find. You can still use your map to find them. All terminals have the same items. If you get a high enough Legacy level, you can also buy a terminal for your ship.

One of the best ways to make money in this game is to sell any artifact (purple) or custom (orange) gear or items that are not "Bound" to you on the GTN. You can also sell excess crafting materials and schematics for a good amount of credits. (Exception to this rule are the lightsaber schematics: Treasure Hunting seems to give 50 copies of the same schematic to players so that the price of buying a lightsaber schematic is less than 1k credits.)
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