Ok,,I'll admit I was a bit premature in some of my comments about the elite difficulty. It can be accomplished but the cost still is rather expensive. I would like to see regenerater and componet prices reduced. Ground missions as stated by others are very difficult and costly as I died a lot more in ground than I did space combat. One particular map had a group that was impossible to kill. My BOs and I quite literally died in less than 5 seconds. Two hits on me and I was dead. I can say though that I was able to skirt around the mobs to finish so perhaps that was the answer.