EXPLORING THE SWTOR ECONOMY - "I DO ADMIT TO A FONDNESS FOR MATERIAL STABILITY." -JORY

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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Francis on SWTOR




Francis uses some NSFW language to describe his experience with SWTOR.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

So I was going to pick up Slicing but....


So I've been reading up here and there about professions in SWTOR and had read on this the /r/SWTOR thread "Give up treasure hunting for slicing?" that Slicing was a great first profession to use. "OK" I thought, "that much at least is settled." Not so fast it appears.

Reading on the thread "How to make slicing a real profession." from yesterday on the SWTOR forums it appears that Slicing has been nerfed (See SWTOR 1.0.1 Patch Notes 12/27/2011). Now granted, I don't even know what the hell "Slicing" is exactly it is funny to already be hearing such contradictory information so early in the life of the game. Read on after the jump.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Detailed SWTOR Crafting Post on Sithlogisms


As I am brand spanking new to Star Wars: The Old Republic and it's economy I look to those who have more knowledge than myself. Such is the case with the blog Sithlogisms. I was made aware of this blog today via comment.

I've started to dig into the posts there and wanted to let make our readers aware of it so they could too. Below is an excerpt from their post entitled "The IPO: Decisions Made, Artifice It Is". Be sure to head over and read the full post.

Everyone who uses a lightsaber will need modification parts for it. Pretty much how it's going to go. Since that's what Artifice does, investing in Artifice as your chief money-maker means that you're investing in the Sith market. As Sith Inquisitors and Warriors level up and get new gear, you're going to be the guy who supplies them with the precious, precious parts and mods that they'll need to keep killing Republic scum. There are currently two (as far as I could figure out) different sorts of 'saber parts that you'll be making:
  • Color Crystals  
  • Hilts

Thanks to Adam J Bomb for dropping such large SWTOR econ knowledge bombs on us (seewhutididthere?). Reading this post gives me hope and gets me excited for my further explorations in the SWTOR economy. If you want more SWTOR econ info from Sithlogisms be sure to check out their other IPO posts.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Is The SWTOR Galactic Trading Network UI Unusable?

So I has my first night playing SWTOR last night. I was playing alongside a friend and I honestly don't even know what level I ended up at. I was having so much fun I didn't even bother to look.

Since this is a blog about the SWTOR economy my personal experience last night doesn't really have too much to add to that. I saw mailboxes. I was able to sell vendor trash. I got 399 Cr. I haven't yet encountered the "Galactic Trading Network".

I did however run across some comments about the SWTOR Galactic Trading Network on reddit and I'll share those with you after the jump.

Monday, December 19, 2011

The TOR Economy: How Does It Even Work?



How does the in-game economy in TOR work? I have absolutely no idea. Well that isn't exactly true. After talking to a few folks I have a little idea. I'm going to be listing what I know at this moment about the in-game economy of Star Wars: The Old Republic simple to provide a marker post for how much I have to learn.

This post will contain the vague ideas about the TOR economy I've gleaned from a few conversations. I've tried looking on the SWTOR website for any information about the in-game economy but so far there isn't any readily accessible information of links on the economy I could find. Hop past the jump to marvel at my total lack of knowledge.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

The Journey Of A Thousand Credits


It's said the journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step. In this case the journey to a thousand credits begins with the first post. If you're reading this you are most likely a reader of Power Word: Gold. The fact that the address for Power Word: Gold TOR is tor.powerwordgold.net means there is a very good chance.

So what is Power Word: Gold TOR? Is is our new section of the Power Word: Gold blog dedicated to discussing making credits in Star Wars: The Old Republic. It has it's very own special section of the blog along with it's very own RSS feed. Head past the jump for more.