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Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 15
03-21-2013, 09:17 PM
Nobody crafted for a long time before there were keys to sell. Since before there were hybrid weapons, fleet weapons, the reputation system, or even those experimental upgrade doff projects. The last time anyone seriously crafted was when there were only the Aegis and Borg sets and the Borg set was nigh impossible to complete. And even then, it wasn't big business. People made a lot of money selling Aegis sets, most of them blissfully unaware that they could make twice as much just selling the rare particle traces to people who were crafting because it was the last narrow avenue of advancement left to them.