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Join Date: Aug 2012
12-06-2012, 06:00 AM
I do not understand some of the thought behind some of it (okay, I do not understand the thought behind a lot of it, but this sticks out like a sore thumb)...
Consider the new player, alt, or reroll.
Mk X Assimilated Deflector
450 Omega Marks
30 Communication Arrays
Mk XI Assimilated Deflector
675 Omega Marks
50 Communication Arrays
25 Industrial Energy Cells
Mk XII Assimilated Deflector
? Omega Marks
? Communication Arrays
? Industrial Energy Cells
? Something else?
Mk X = T1, Mk XI = T3, Mk XII = T5
It makes no sense in the least to buy Mk X. Getting to T3 just doesn't take long enough to justify it (and you're going to be working on the Omega Marks and Dilithium as you get to T3 to buy the set (2025 Omega Marks & 54000 Dilithium). That's not counting any other items that you're looking to buy as well, consoles and weapons (weapons provide a similar issue).
Which starts to beg the question, is it even worth it to make those purchases at T3 or just to wait until you hit T5? Yes, T3->T5 is much longer than T1->T3 (32,500->100,000 vs 15,000->32,500)... but if you're looking at multiple toons...
I don't know, it's just kind of mind boggling that somebody would grind that much Dil or Omega Marks for something they know they're going to trash later. Perhaps if they could upgrade the Mk X to Mk XI to Mk XII... it would be different.
As it stands, though - for that new player, reroll, or alt - that's a very long road. They're choices are:
"Waste" time/money for the lesser sets to have somewhat equivalent gear.
Play without somewhat equivalent gear, trying to find some enjoyment in that.
Wait until they reach T5.
Forget about PvP.
This isn't an issue that's faced on the PvE side. Maybe you'd get laughed out of an ESTF... but there's always the regular STFs. There's no such separation on the PvP side.
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