SWTOR/WoW — Credits, Gold, Coinage, Dinero

AAARRRGGGHHH! We can’t afford the gorram gas to get this heap to … oh, didn’t see you there. Yeah, my bounty hunter is starting to feel like Captain Mal trying to keep Serenity flying. She’s having a money flow problem. It’s flowing out but not in. I am not getting a handle on the Galactic Trade Network at all. I haven’t found anything that sells. She’s Biochem but no matter how low I price things, no one’s buying.

She’s a little concerned since she’s almost level 22 and speeder training is looming just over the horizon at level 25. 40k credits for the training and another 8k for the speeder. I remember my first WoW character grinding mobs at about level 42 or 43 still trying to get enough money for her mount but I thought it would be different in SWTOR, I mean this time I actually knew there was a GTN but so far it’s been no help.

My last brilliant plan to become a SWTOR mogul failed horribly. I placed my sith warrior who has slicing on the Imperial Fleet and had her run slicing missions thinking I could succeed that way. Now this was before the nerf to slicing and it didn’t make me money, it cost me about 1k. Thankfully I saw a tweet by Vrykerion of The Land of Odd mentioning that to save money leveling slicing you should not do the missions, do the nodes. Nodes? What nodes! Didn’t know slicing had nodes, embarrassing. Hmmm. Maybe instead of leveling crew skills I should be out gathering the mats to sell to others who are leveling crew skills. Worth a try.

So yeah … feeling depressed I headed to the Shattrath City bank to cheer myself up. My druid rolled around in her piles of gold for a while and then tried once again to obtain Lumpy, no, no luck. She didn’t feel all that bad about it though cause in Azeroth we’re filthy rich.

A few posts back I was enthusing about everything being shiny and new in SWTOR, how did I forget about the pain of being poor. Ah well, time to leave the bank and suck it up and learn how to make credits. If I find out I’ll be sure to let you know.

In other SWTOR news, I have FINALLY got a character with a bad attitude. This girl really hates everyone. As soon as she got to the Sith Academy on Korriban everyone was, well, talking shit to her. Pathetic slave this and pathetic slave that. It was too much for her. She just snapped. It possibly could also have something to do with her incredible ineptitude with her class, I mean that’s got to make her mad. At one point I though she wouldn’t even be able to complete her companion quest at level 10 when the smarty pants bounty hunter got her companion at level 6. I seem to be a complete fail as an Inquisitor. But on the bright side her companion seems to be on the same page with her, Khem Val would just as soon kill everything, which is fine with her as soon as she learns how to inquisite properly. She even fed that one-eyed monster thingy on Korriban so it could eat everyone at the Sith Academy after she shipped out.

Frankly I’m not sure how any of my characters are surviving. Playing four different classes in SWTOR and WoW simultaneously is probably not the way to become skilled at any of them, but alas that’s the life of an altoholic. It seems more like a superb plan for guaranteed mediocrity. I need to focus, pick a character, go with it. But who? Okay, that’s it, it’s the bounty hunter … really … just an soon as I get the Imperial Agent to level 10. Then I’ll stop. Or not. Or I’ll send her back to Balmorra to pick flowers and make some credits. Oh, the life of a bounty hunter/sith warrior/imperial agent/sith inquisitor. So much to do, so little time. And yes, those are only my Empire characters. What! I said I was an altoholic!

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6 Responses to “SWTOR/WoW — Credits, Gold, Coinage, Dinero”

  1. You’ll start seeing slicing nodes as soon as you get to the second planet. You can still make money from slicing missions but it’s much more of a gamble now than it was before. Stick to the nodes and forget those missions exist for a good 20 levels or so.

    Also, forget your other crew skills exist. If you have other gathering professions, then pick up those nodes as well, but otherwise leave them alone.

    Since you have Slicing you’re already missing out on a skill that’s required for crafting, so going crazy there isn’t good for you either.

    Go forth, and gather!

    Questing will get you more credits in a shorter time than anything else until you’re pushing level 30 and in zones where slicing nodes are 500+ credits each.

    • Oh thanks Psynister! I’m sure I could manage to run for a few more levels but I’m obsessed with getting a speeder as soon as I can.

      I’ve been sending my companions on missions all the time, I’ll stop and get busy gathering instead.

      My poor bounty hunter isn’t squishy which is good as I don’t want to pay to upgrade her weapons (cost too much right now) so she takes a long time killing. Poor girl, all for a speeder.

  2. All gathering skills (scavenging, bioanalysis, archaeology, and slicing) have nodes! :D Slicing nodes are essentially small locked safes, computers or data terminals that spawn randomly out in the world where you can’t for the life of you figure out why they would be there!

    Computer sitting in the middle of a radioactive swamp? Roll with it!

    The missions, on the other hand, are a kin to gambling. Lockbox missions will return some of the cost through the lockbox but you get a chance at finding a cybertech schematic or a mission item. Augment missions give no money back, but you are guaranteed an augment. It’s actually a pretty awesome system imo.

    I should have a post about it up later today. :)

    • Oh good, I’ll check your blog later. Yes, I saw your tweet and although I knew there were nodes for bioanalysis it never occurred to me that there were also slicing nodes, duh.

      I’ll have my sith warrior be on the lookout for those safes and computer terminals!

  3. Cool post and I will have to keep some of this in mind as my Sith inqis is only lvl8 for now Just havent had time for any gaeming right now.

    • I’m happy Psynister and Vry are keeping on top of crew skills. I now realize I was spending way too much sending companions on missions! Maybe now I’ll have the money when my first character gets to level 25.

      Hope you’re a better sith inquistor than I am!

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