The encoded discs needed to obtain the first story badge no longer drop, but if you have all 4 of either set, you can still get the badge from the first chapter of Cries of Alderaan.
The discs are Encoded Imperial Transmission 1,2,3, and 4, and Encoded Rebel Transmission 1,2,3, and 4.
A complete set of discs in your inventory can be assembled into 1 disc, and then dragged from your inventory "onto" a Faction Recruiter for the badge "Has Investigated Project Deadeye".
I have sold 5 sets of these discs in the last 3 months, and each buyer successfully assembled and delivered the discs for their badge.
For those of you that may have these discs, and are interested in cashing in on their worth, here's how I approach the sale.
Last few sets went for upwards of 8 million.
I offer a guarantee on the badge.
I do the transaction with the buyer at the recruiter. (I use the Imp recruiter on the hill in Bestine. He will accept either Rebel or Imp discs. The badge is the same for both factions)
I check the buyer's bio to make sure he does not have the "Has Investigated Project Deadeye" badge currently.
After making the trade, have the buyer pull up the option wheel on any of the discs. The option to assemble message will be there.
Once assembled, the buyer will need to click on the new assembled disc, and "drag" it from the invetory screen and "onto" the recruiter and release it.
Once released, both you and the buyer will hear the recruiter say something like " Where did you get this information? The Empire will make good use of this"
The buyer will then get the badge message, and his bio should now reflect it.
I haven't had to refund anyone yet, as this is still working as of early March. For some reason, players with Ithorian characters love this, as that race was not available when this story was playing out.