Captain
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# 31
09-10-2013, 04:29 AM
25mil a day is about 2 stacks of catfood per day, so easily doable.
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# 32
09-10-2013, 04:53 AM
you can make 25 mill killin borg in nvak and NPC drops but it takes all day just need to discars everything but warp/singularity cores and shields sell them to npc on quonos
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# 33
09-10-2013, 05:26 AM
I can do it, but like a previous poster said it takes EC to make EC. One of the biggest sources of EC for me is Doffs. I have built up 15 mil fleet marks and I use them to buy common doffs by the hundreds and sell them on the Exchange.

Many Fleets still buy tons of common Doffs from the exchange to fund Starbase projects. And at 10k-30k a pop it adds up real fast.
Another way I have made lots of EC is from the Hybrid weapon reward packs. The un-opened boxes sell for 250k. Now if you open it and get a Ground Wep or an XI wep you loose but more often that not I get an XII wep and if it is a ACCx2 turrett or DHC then they sell for millions. I bought 20 of them and made about 15 mil in profit.

Also when I see someone post 10 or more keys on the exchange I then undercut his price, he then pulls his keys and undercuts me, just so his Keys sell 1st. I continue the cycle until I have driven the price down by about 200k, then buy up all his keys and re-sell them for the original price.
Last month someone had 15 Keys listed for 1.5 mil. I was able to get the seller mad by continuing to undercut him to list his keys for 1.2, Then 1 mill EC just so his Keys sold 1st. I then bought all his Keys at 1 mil and re-sold them for 1.5.
Currently Keys are going from 1.8 to 1.9. A good opportunity is when you see a bunch of keys listed for much lower that the next group. Say you see 10 keys for 1.75 listed and the next up from them are listed for 1.9. Just buy all of them and re-list for 1.89 and you just made some fast easy EC.

Look for the gaps in price and look for greedy sellers that have a "need" for thier keys to sell first and fast. FInd both of them and you can make millions. Since I have completed and have every item and ship in the game and have nothing else to grind for, I have made it my mission to hit 1 billion EC and will prob be there in about 5 weeks. Currently at 723 mil. All from playing the exchange

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# 34
09-10-2013, 06:12 AM
@raulblanco7
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That's what i was talking about!
Thanks for the insight!

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# 35
09-10-2013, 06:57 AM
I have in the past sold items (drops, even common doffs) for about the same as most everyone else. The problem is, they never sell and I get an email telling me the offer had expired. At this point I've lost the item also, but that's another issue that's been submitted to support. The point is, if my items don't sell, I make nothing.

I appreciate all the good advice from so many of you. If and when support takes care of the current issue, I'll use some of your suggestions in my quest. Thanks again.
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# 36
09-10-2013, 07:15 AM
Ec from Dil farming.... I have 7 lvl 50s across all factions (4 fed 1 kdf 2 rom) I can pump out about 200 Zen per day... then ec grind about a mil or 2 so just say 4 keys per day as a low average (not even trying with STFs tours etc.) All in about an hour of play so if you actually have the time and a little start up roll DOffs, dailies and a few events I can see an account making 20-25 mil in a day easy.. but as was mentioned playing the exchange and haing a little bank roll first would help a lot.
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# 37
09-10-2013, 07:50 AM
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Originally Posted by nccmark View Post
I have made 10+ million in a 12 hour play-day...but only once or twice, on a weekend, with nothing I had to do in real life.

I wouldn't want to invest that kind of time regularly. My real life is worth more than fake currency in a game.

This other guy must be unemployed, no real world connections, etc in order to make 25 million ECs a day whenever he wants....and that assumes the claim is even true.
Not really
You can ge 25m ec in under 30mins

The OP didn't mention the methodology, so someone can just input the 16 digits of his credit card, and convert $$$ into zen, then zen to dil or EC. Considering each key is 1.6m, it'll take 16 keys or about $18. For those whose time is more valuable than in game grinding...
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# 38
09-10-2013, 08:43 AM
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Originally Posted by kintisho View Post
Ec from Dil farming.... I have 7 lvl 50s across all factions (4 fed 1 kdf 2 rom) I can pump out about 200 Zen per day... then ec grind about a mil or 2 so just say 4 keys per day as a low average (not even trying with STFs tours etc.) All in about an hour of play so if you actually have the time and a little start up roll DOffs, dailies and a few events I can see an account making 20-25 mil in a day easy.. but as was mentioned playing the exchange and haing a little bank roll first would help a lot.
at a price of 125 Dilithium per ZEN you need 25000 Dilithium to do that. In one hour?

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Last edited by yreodred; 09-10-2013 at 10:44 AM.
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# 39
09-11-2013, 12:20 PM
most times, players who grind multiple toons daily, as well as play the exchange, can make 25-100 mil on a friday, saturday, or sunday when most players are online.

say 6 toons, maxing out 8k dil a day...48k dil. trade that in for zen...130 dil per zen...takes approx. 150k dil to buy a 10 pack of keys. 3 days of grinding during the week to make 16 mil ec.

now add in trading the high value items like field generators, ship reward boxes, marion, stuff totaling more than 25 mil in value. thats where making an extra mil or 2 in a trade comes in, and then rinse n repeat.

I dont know anyone who could make a ton of money trading the regular items, and especially now that the prices have dropped significantly for many of them.
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# 40
09-13-2013, 07:36 AM
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Originally Posted by arctcwolf View Post
say 6 toons, maxing out 8k dil a day...48k dil. trade that in for zen...130 dil per zen...takes approx. 150k dil to buy a 10 pack of keys. 3 days of grinding during the week to make 16 mil ec.
...
How?
(in a reasonable time)

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