SWTOR Cartel Market Certificates. What is it and how to get it? Current status in 2021
SWTOR Cartel Market Certificates. What is it and how to get it? Current status in 2021. I am starting a series of articles about additional currencies that can be found in the SWTOR game.
Base currency in SWTOR
These are, of course, credits received for completing missions, drops from defeated opponents or selling loot in vendors.
It is also the only currency that can be used to buy or sell items on the GTN.
Cartle Coins are another base currency. You can safely say that it is a premium currency in SWTOR and you can buy it for real money. There are few opportunities to get this premium currency in the game itself. One of the few is the currently ongoing Galactic Seasons. You can still get it for progressing in the game, but there is so little of it that there is nothing to write about.
A properly equipped guild flagship is always handy
Additional currency in SWTOR
There are plenty of additional currencies in the game. In some simplification, it can be said that it is an event currency. I emphasize – this is a simplification. I mean a certain (common) way of acquiring such currency and its purpose.
The base currency can be obtained in any conditions and literally anywhere (CC for real money – available immediately). Additional currency, on the other hand, can only be obtained with restrictions.
Examples of restrictions:
- time – additional currency can be obtained only during a specific period of time (monthly or annual events)
- place – additional currency can be obtained only in a specific place (e.g. only on a specific planet)
- game type – additional currency can be obtained only in pvp (or pve) mode.
- quantity – additional currency can be obtained only in a certain amount (e.g. limit of 2000 units – everything that we get above this limit is wasted).
The vendors associated with this currency are also a limitation for the player.
Sometimes there is only one in the game where you can buy something with a specific currency.
SWTOR Cartel Market Certificates
This will be the first additional currency I will describe. Why this particular one? Because it is very easy to get it these days. On its example, I will also describe the restrictions mentioned earlier.
It makes no sense to describe how (difficult) this currency was earned in the past. The most important thing is that the game changes all the time and in this case it can be said that it is for the better.
SWTOR Cartel Market Certificates. What is it?
It is an additional in-game currency that can be used to buy some items (decorations) from special vendors.
SWTOR Cartel Market Certificates. What is it and how to get it?
There are two independent ways of obtaining this currency.
Weekly reward for logging in
At SWTOR, we have had an active system of rewarding players for logging in every day for some time. This system can be used by free2play players and subscribers. Subscribers get an additional reward but in my opinion it is not so good that free2play players could feel disadvantaged.
The system (in short) works in such a way that, when logging in every day, we get daily rewards and rewards summarizing the larger stage (7 single, daily logins). Cartel Market Certificates are one of the daily rewards. We then get 5 pieces of this additional currency.
The stages are different, but they are repeated from time to time, so from time to time we have a chance to get this additional currency just for logging into the game.
The great news is that Cartel Market Certificates is a reward for both free2play players and subscribers.
As we can see in this example, we have a limit (time) in gaining the additional currency.
Cartel Slot machine
Another way to get Cartel Market Certificates is by using the Contraband Cartel Slot Machine.
You need to buy special chips (5000 credits cost one) to play and have a very small chance of getting this additional currency.
There are two problems:
- one that costs only 5,000 credits, but you have to spend hundreds of them to get one or two Cartel Market Certificates
- Cartel Slot machine is a decoration. You can buy it in the Cartel Shop for 1000 Cartel Coins (and as we know, CC costs real money)
You can look for a fortress that has Contraband Cartel mach. Then we don’t have to pay Cartel Coins ourselves for this decoration. It is difficult to find a person who will invite you to his personal fortress. It’s easier for me to find a guild that has a flagship equipped with a Contraband Cartel slot machine. Guild Wrath of The Sith has this device on their flagship (welcome!)
There is, however, one huge advantage!
When playing the Cartel Slot Machine, XX reputation tokens may fall out (I wrote about this reputation here). In other article (“SWTOR Underworld Exchange reputation“) I also described (and there is a video embedded) how to use this Contraband Cartel Slot Machine.
SWTOR Cartel Market Certificates – summary
Finally, I would like to write that in my opinnnia, most of the additional currency that the player will meet in SWTOR is used to buy items from the “cosmetics” category. These are not essentials for casual gaming.