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    Default SWGEmu - AFK Sampling Macro

    If anyone is planning on levelling a crafter / artisan then you will want to max out your Surveying. The useful thing is that you can do this while you are AFK with the help of a macro. This particular one is very basic and does not include commands to have a pet guard you while you are doing this so there are some guidelines to how this should be used. The SWGEmu allows you to have two characters on your account logged in at the same time so you can leave your crafter running this macro while you run another instance of the client where you can go shoot things in the face with your combat character.

    (1) Use your survey device to find a resource deposit with 75% concentration or higher (the closer to 100% the better)
    (2) Check the area to see if there are lots of spawns in the area (yellow cons are fine, red cons are bad) to ensure safety

    Open your abilities menu and go to the Macro tab. Create a new macro, calling it Auto-Sampling and select an icon for it. Use the following commands in the macro:

    /stand;
    /pause 1;
    /sample;
    /pause 5;
    /stand;
    /pause 1;
    /sit;
    /pause 25;
    /macro Auto-Sampling

    That last line makes the macro repeat by itself saving you from having to click it. This gives you a near perfect AFK levelling method. You can stop the macro from running at any point by typing this command: /dump

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    You can sample for resources once every 30 seconds. You typically get 1 unit of the resource for each 10% of the concentration level. You get 2 Surveying XP for each unit that you pull out of the ground. Assuming that you are sampling on a 75% concentration the math for each tier of the skill would look like this:

    Tier 1 - Requires 500 XP [7 units per sample, 30 secs per sample, 14 XP per sample, 28XP per minute>> 18 minutes]
    Tier 2 - Requires 2500 XP [7 units per sample, 30 secs per sample, 14 XP per sample, 28XP per minute>> 90 minutes]
    Tier 3 - Requires 5000 XP [7 units per sample, 30 secs per sample, 14 XP per sample, 28XP per minute>> 179 minutes]
    Tier 4 - Requires 10000 XP [7 units per sample, 30 secs per sample, 14 XP per sample, 28XP per minute>> 358 minutes]
    TOTAL = 10 hrs 40 mins approx. (This is why doing this skill tier while AFK is the preferred method)

    You need to train each tier by visiting an Artisan Trainer. If you hang around sampling rather than returning to town to level up then you can only gain XP equal to double the tier you need to train next e.g. you aer Tier 1 and working on Tier 2 which is 2500 XP meaning you can store up to 5000 XP before being blocked from gaining any more. At each skill tier you get better returns from sampling and this will reduce the time taken to master the surveying tower overall.
    Last edited by Irish_Darkshadow; 19th February 2015 at 05:33 AM.

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