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Resource help

Discussion in 'SWG General Discussion' started by ClanBeviin2, Jul 19, 2008.

  1. ClanBeviin2

    ClanBeviin2 Guest

    So I'm looking to make some advanced assault cores and need a couple of resources. Why buy when you can harvest with some high-quality harvesters, right? I was getting frustrated at not being able to find Alantium Carbonate Ore and Plexite Amorphous Gemstone. I took a peek over at SWGCraft Project and found that no variations of either of these have been available since the middle of 2007!!


    I understand the need to keep certain resources rare but seriously -- a whole damn year or more?? That really doesn't make me happy.

    Any advice? (Other than buy them for my pixelated first-born?)
  2. BadgerSmaker

    BadgerSmaker Guest

    The resource system in SWG is a very random and particularly "hardcore" game mechanic.

    The algorithms that dictate what resources spawn and when are a coded in such a way that they are extremely dynamic and unpredicatable.

    This can be frustrating for new traders, but it is also rewards those that keep an eye on resource shifts in the long term.

    One other thing you can do is buy up a veteran reward that allows you a crate of any resource of your choice. You can use these deeds to select any resource that has ever spawned on your server and it will create a 30k container of that resource in your inventory.

    Keep an eye on your servers trade forums for any traders that are leaving the game and having a sale on resources, you can also pick up real bargains that way.
  3. ClanBeviin2

    ClanBeviin2 Guest


    I'll tell you one thing: When I finally see that they've spawned I'm gonna harvest like the dickens and then horde and sell for other's pixelated first-borns.

    I had my crate of free resources, but accidently hit "OK" a while back and got stuck with some very high-quality steel. If I'd known... In the meantime, I guess, I have to save up the 40 mil to buy two more so I can get my resources.

    Like I said, though, I understand the need for rarity, but more than a year between spawns is a little too hardcore, IMO.
  4. BadgerSmaker

    BadgerSmaker Guest

    The thing is, the resource spawns are completely and utterly random, the Devs can't even influence what spawns.

    By the law of averages, eventually you'll get what you're after one way or another though.
  5. ClanBeviin2

    ClanBeviin2 Guest

    So I know the shift are random. The other night I caught a shift in progress... I checked my harvester and all was well, then checked again in an hour and the copper was gone. But my other harvesters for wind and water were still plugging away. I know the shifts are random, so does that mean that each resource has its own shift schedule, or do they all shift at the same time with some resources rolling a "no change"?
  6. BadgerSmaker

    BadgerSmaker Guest

    Each resource has it's own unpredictable shift.

    Keep an eye out for large fields of harvesters when you travel around the game, odds are that something interesting has spawned there and some players are sucking as much as they can out of the ground.

    Drop a harvester near by and grab some as it must be useful stuff. ;)
  7. Penti

    Penti Guest

    I've had spawns of geo energy last anything from 3-4 weeks to 3-4 hours. There's no predicting it, but its always worth putting down harvesters on high percentage spawns of low quality resources if there is nothing decent to harvest. Cant hurt to sell the crap stuff for 1-2 cred per unit?