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Hand sampling droid modules vs Pets

Posted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 2:39 pm
by dratsablive
I've yet to use the new droids with the hand sampling bonuses, but can't find any real info on them either. I have full expertise in hand sampling and a pet with resource scavenger skill.

How would one of these new droids (assuming maxed on sampling bonus) compare to the pet + resource scavenger?

Thanks

Re: Hand sampling droid modules vs Pets

Posted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 3:31 pm
by Paria
The pet grants a +50 bonus

See Module - Hand Sample or how 6 modules +9 gives a Mining Droid MK3 with +56.
It seems that the cap in +10 per module so probably +60 is the max ...

EDIT
+60 max can be found in several threads of SWG forums, this one for example: which droid is best for hand sampling & how much?

Re: Hand sampling droid modules vs Pets

Posted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 5:32 pm
by dratsablive
Thanks - looks like I'm in the market for a new droid then, and Pebbles is off to the glue factory.

Re: Hand sampling droid modules vs Pets

Posted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 4:42 am
by THERAT
um i did several side by side all night sampling with droid on one toon and pet on other
both toons have the same sampling macro and a full sampling tree, both toons did a /follow the pet so they didnt move (much), both toons used Chandad(not sure if it helps but hey its a buff)
results were only like 38.5k for droid and 37.8k for pet they were sampling radioactive

pets will still work with no food vs droid will stop when power runs out (droid was at 32% after 8hours)
perhaps you can have a battrey in toolbar for the macro to hit (if that is possible)

pet will defend you(some what) droid will watch you die

but pet will take one point in exp tree

you can order your pet or droid to "stay" then do /follow(zoomin and face it) and you wont wake up in lake of fire or cloner
hope that helps :)

Re: Hand sampling droid modules vs Pets

Posted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 7:38 am
by Paria
Thanks for the feedback :D

PS: my old none-experimented droid battery, crafted with recycled resources by a non-Engineer have 1 charge, they hardly last 8 hours :lol:

Re: Hand sampling droid modules vs Pets

Posted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 6:33 pm
by dratsablive
THERAT wrote:both toons used Chandad (not sure if it helps but hey its a buff)
Chandad does help, as does the Chu-gon cube surveyor's bracelet - the increased surveying skill lessens the chance of a duff survey roll, as well as the quantity that you hand sample. As far as I know, these are the only two items that increase surveying skill, but correct me if I've missed anything.

I still think it's a bit "off" that the pet collection is made immediately obsolete by an off-the-shelf droid, but I can roll with that one.

Re: Hand sampling droid modules vs Pets

Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 3:20 am
by THERAT
yea wasnt trying to bash pets in fact both toons use pets now and the droid is collecting dust