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How to Not Be Constantly Out of Credits

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How do you keep from running out of credits all the time?   

I notice in YouTube videos that players have tens of millions of credits.  I know they are long time players, but I can’t help but feel I am doing something wrong.  

I tried running The Index, but I lose most of the time, so I end up with less credits that way.  I use Rhino and arca plasmor, and don’t really die much, but I run out of time a lot.  If I had lots of credits it wouldn’t matter if I lost, but when you are down to 50k it’s hard to risk losing it. If 

I run a Dark Sector every day, with the first mission bonus.  That gets me 50,000.  That might sound like a lot - 350,000 per week, but it soon goes because almost everything I have to make costs 25,000 and up.  

The only way I seem to make money is to not play.  Log on, do one Dark Sector, log off.  That can’t be right.  

Is there something else people do that pays reasonably well for the time invested?  Or do players just grind The Index?  

(I am always short of endo too. )

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Index with group make up of rhino or wukong and gara helps alot as gara can keep them from scoring and can steal those points for own team.

 

Ps I just sent you ingame friend request so can group and help you framing runs if can catch you online same time being disabled im on and off all day and night long i have no set time im on

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You pretty much have it covered with dark sector and index.  I used to run a lot of seimeni when I was a fresh Tenno.

the vet players you see with all the credits went through the same bottleneck as you once upon a time.  There just comes a time when you’ve built and bought everything you want so the credits just start to rack up. 

I have 8 million earmarked for pedestal primes next time baro has them...

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Index is your friend, really. 

Especially so when there's a Double Credit Weekend and/or you've got an active Credit Booster, from login rewards, Baro or Market. 1 mil credits per round (weekend+booster stack) should cover all your credits needs for a while. 

Just don't try to solo it, get a group in recruitment chat, or better yet, invite a clanmate/friend, assign a dedicated point carrier (Rhino/Revenant) and yo're good. 

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3 hours ago, (PS4)Limorkil said:

How do you keep from running out of credits all the time?   

I notice in YouTube videos that players have tens of millions of credits.  I know they are long time players, but I can’t help but feel I am doing something wrong.  

I tried running The Index, but I lose most of the time, so I end up with less credits that way.  I use Rhino and arca plasmor, and don’t really die much, but I run out of time a lot.  If I had lots of credits it wouldn’t matter if I lost, but when you are down to 50k it’s hard to risk losing it. If 

I run a Dark Sector every day, with the first mission bonus.  That gets me 50,000.  That might sound like a lot - 350,000 per week, but it soon goes because almost everything I have to make costs 25,000 and up.  

The only way I seem to make money is to not play.  Log on, do one Dark Sector, log off.  That can’t be right.  

Is there something else people do that pays reasonably well for the time invested?  Or do players just grind The Index?  

(I am always short of endo too. )

I just got to Uranus so I don't have access to The Index yet. My current solution to credit shortage problem is to keep farming the Seimeni/Ceres Dark Sector Defense mission until I get enough credits that I need. Seimeni has the highest mission credit payout of 20,000 credits at present (40,000 credits for first daily mission). The defense setup is an easy shooting gallery - you just need to stand on top of the containers near the defense objective & fire away. Just do the minimum 5 waves & exit - it takes me around 5 minutes to do. The mission also reward Lith relic or a mod that you can trade in for endo. The infested targets also drop mods that you can trade for endo as well. You'll rarely get an Orokin cell drop too.

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1 hour ago, Morrow said:

I always thought it was more worthwhile to break them down into endo, being the rarer resource and all.

Depends on your needs, really.  

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6 hours ago, (PS4)Limorkil said:

How do you keep from running out of credits all the time?   

I notice in YouTube videos that players have tens of millions of credits.  I know they are long time players, but I can’t help but feel I am doing something wrong.  

I tried running The Index, but I lose most of the time, so I end up with less credits that way.  I use Rhino and arca plasmor, and don’t really die much, but I run out of time a lot.  If I had lots of credits it wouldn’t matter if I lost, but when you are down to 50k it’s hard to risk losing it. If 

I run a Dark Sector every day, with the first mission bonus.  That gets me 50,000.  That might sound like a lot - 350,000 per week, but it soon goes because almost everything I have to make costs 25,000 and up.  

The only way I seem to make money is to not play.  Log on, do one Dark Sector, log off.  That can’t be right.  

Is there something else people do that pays reasonably well for the time invested?  Or do players just grind The Index?  

(I am always short of endo too. )

First mission of the day - arbitrations (when available to you )50k + 1st mission bonus equals 100k.

Otherwise, as you already do, the highest credit dark sector mission available to you.

Second mission(s) - sortie 1,2,3 - total gain 100k.

Index - use in game recruit chat to host or find a team. Using a Rhino is fine, just ensure you use the iron shrapnel augment and recast you iron skin any time it drops below 50%. Arca Plasmor should be fine. The problem with solo is that the friendly AI keep dieing whilst holding heaps of points and you can quickly go from plenty of time in hand to round ended. Hence forming at least a 3 player team, even if it is for low index. Repeated runs quickly add plenty of credits.

Have fun and may RNG be forever in your favor.

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6 hours ago, (PS4)Agent_CHAR said:

Players reach those levels of credits by buying Prime Accessories and from that playing the game with a constant credit booster (90 days each).  If you aren't going to run a booster then the only alternative is to actually farm credits in missions like the Index.

Nope.

I usually range from 30-70m credits just from playing the game. Not from "constant credit booster". When you are not building things it is pretty easy to get 300-1m credits per day just by playing the game.

Have fun and may RNG be forever in your favor.

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4 hours ago, (PS4)Limorkil said:

 

I tried running The Index, but I lose most of the time, so I end up with less credits that way.  I use Rhino and arca plasmor, and don’t really die much, but I run out of time a lot.  If I had lots of credits it wouldn’t matter if I lost, but when you are down to 50k it’s hard to risk losing it. If 

Are you doing it alone ? Because those Friendly Bots get killed all the time dragging you down.... Also Arca Plasmor is Overrated....

4 hours ago, (PS4)Limorkil said:

 

I run a Dark Sector every day, with the first mission bonus.  That gets me 50,000.  That might sound like a lot - 350,000 per week, but it soon goes because almost everything I have to make costs 25,000 and up.  

You should actually be doing Sortie 3 with your first mission bonus since that gives you 50K Credits....meaning to can get 100K everyday....

4 hours ago, (PS4)Limorkil said:

 

Is there something else people do that pays reasonably well for the time invested?  Or do players just grind The Index?  

Well one thing you can do is pray to RNJesus for a Credit Booster and then dedicate a single day or a single weekend exclusively to doing The Index.... preferably with a group.... 

I did this and managed to rack up 12 Million credits.this was enough to deal with Ranking Up Syndicates, MR Fodder, Buying Blueprints for Ciphers and Energy/Health Restores, Buying Stabilisers for my kitties and upgrading Primed/Corrupted/Umbral Mods not all of them.... just the important ones.. its about 2million Credits per mod... 

Its not going to last forever but it lasted long enough to take me to The Profit Taker.... which is how I get my Credits now.... :)

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8 hours ago, (PS4)nerdlegend said:

Don't forget to sell anything for credits 

Well, not anything, I'd recommend keeping one or two BPs of each warframe part in case of situations like the Smoking Ephemera needing Ash Systems

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Sell mods for end to upgrade your mods to get a good build to kill and survi e in index also if you do high risk squad like 10 times millions of credits easy but Easter said then done may I recommend ESO elite sanctuary onslaught or just regular instead of elite to get all three also I'm MR 18 and can kill 70 to 80s easy I try to help and not brag

 

I'm on pc btw

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I'm not even to this index thing yet but I've been doing defense on ceres for credits(about 28k/run) and have heard people comment that it's better than this index...

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22 hours ago, (PS4)Limorkil said:

How do you keep from running out of credits all the time?   

Login > Get credit booster > Do 2+ index for 1mill + credits > Get board > Do something else > Repeat

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4 hours ago, (PS4)Limorkil said:

How do you keep from running out of credits all the time?   

I notice in YouTube videos that players have tens of millions of credits.  I know they are long time players, but I can’t help but feel I am doing something wrong.  

I tried running The Index, but I lose most of the time, so I end up with less credits that way.  I use Rhino and arca plasmor, and don’t really die much, but I run out of time a lot.  If I had lots of credits it wouldn’t matter if I lost, but when you are down to 50k it’s hard to risk losing it. If 

I run a Dark Sector every day, with the first mission bonus.  That gets me 50,000.  That might sound like a lot - 350,000 per week, but it soon goes because almost everything I have to make costs 25,000 and up.  

The only way I seem to make money is to not play.  Log on, do one Dark Sector, log off.  That can’t be right.  

Is there something else people do that pays reasonably well for the time invested?  Or do players just grind The Index?  

(I am always short of endo too. )

You can keep replaying the Dark Sector mission like Seimeni without logging off. It's still around 23K+ credits per 5 minutes run which is probably the best option for those of us who haven't gotten to the Index & can't do Sorties and other high level credit-making options.

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7 hours ago, MagPrime said:

You can sell your Duplicate mods

I always thought it was more worthwhile to break them down into endo, being the rarer resource and all.

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if you get a credit booster for your daily login, abuse it. If you can't do index or the higher levels stuff there a few mission that given decent credits. Theres a defense on the orokin derelict ship that give pretty good credits. 

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1 minute ago, kingjames488 said:

I'm not even to this index thing yet but I've been doing defense on ceres for credits(about 28k/run) and have heard people comment that it's better than this index...

It depends... Some things are better simply because they are less frustrating. This is how I felt about Farming unvaulted Relics on Sabotage rather than Capture.... even though capture is faster... I have a higher tolerance for Sabotage.....

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1 minute ago, Morrow said:

I always thought it was more worthwhile to break them down into endo, being the rarer resource and all.

Yes!  Do not sell the mods for credits.  Endo only

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You're not alone in this. I'm MR 23 and I'm still short on credits MOST of the time. But I'm always going through weapons quick and constantly building new ones as well as new Frames.

Bugs me when I see people saying stuff like "by MR 16-20 You should NEVER have to worry about credits again. I can't stand running Index over and over. 

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Sorties, index and profit taker 

During the double credit weekend I farmed loads of index before that the above. Index best to do it on median and with other people. Don't forget to sell anything for credits 

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I hate to jump on the band wagon train as well.  To run the index you need a few frames that'll get you through the hardships. Revenant is an awesome frame for this as his Mesmer Skin puts most of the index enemies to sleep which allows you to pick them off and not take damage.(The rapter, bursa, and flying drones ignore the sleep and raptor ignors your mesmer skin so watch out for him).  Wukong's recent rework gives him a clone that basically does the killing for you along with giving you 3 chances to live if you don't make it to bank points. Nidus is also a decent choice as he can group the entire lot of them together and blast them to smithereens.  I can't give good advice on rhino because I lost a lot of credits with rhino just like you so I went and found other frames to fix that problem.

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Buy credit boosters from Baro when available.

Run sorties. They not only give a bunch of cash, but also give credit boosters. Between Baro, sorties and the code from tennocon, I just came off of 12 days straight of credit boosters. (Yeah, it was a lucky run.) I managed to top off a couple of primed mods, build an ephemeria, and still have a couple of million in the bank.

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I used to be constantly low on credits as well, but doing sortie 3 on first mission of the day bonus gives 100k without a booster. Since I did that for a few weeks I've never needed to get credits for anything.

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Me and my friend usually do some Index runs. Usually it takes around 15-20 minutes for 3 rounds in a duo, which gives you 700K profit (1,450K if you have credit booster) Some maps can take a bit longer though.

The way we recently were doing this is one of us camps the base with Frost, who places Snowglobes all over the place to slow enemies down and make them easy to kill, intercepting with all the points they get from killing bots, etc. Frost shouldn't take any points, while the other frame collects everything until he gets to 20 points (which gives 30 with +10 bonus), and then take them to the destination and repeat. I used Hildryn for that job, because she's literally unkillable if you spam Pillage, and get 1200 overshield each time regardless of how low your actual HP/shields are from the debuff. Plus you get an invuln period when your shields are dropped.

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