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I'm just curious as to what others have done because I'm wearing myself out arguing both sides in my head...

I just hit T4 with both factions and haven't messed with any of the space sets yet. I'm familiar with the pieces, as my old main has lots of the gear from before S7, but I'm playing a new character that doesn't have any of the old stuff.

Based on what I've been reading on the forums I'm looking at 2-3 months to complete tier 5...ok, that's a fair amount of time, but oh well, I have a lifetime sub, so until they cancel the game time is all I have!

Here's where I run into a circular argument with myself. Should I spring for a mk XI space set for my primary PvE ship? Eventually it will be replaced of course, but in the three months it takes me to finish T5 it will improve my play. And of course...I'm only going to grind more dil and marks over time. The other side of the argument is...I've made it this long without the set...do I really need it?

So anyways...what have you folks done with the rep system and gear? I'm curious!
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# 2
02-17-2013, 12:12 PM
If you collect the rewards and start a new project once a day, I've figured out that it only takes a little over a month to reach T5. For me, I held off getting any gear until I reached T5 because that's where the good stuff is. No point in wasting my resources on something I'll replace soon.
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# 3
02-17-2013, 01:14 PM
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I'm just curious as to what others have done because I'm wearing myself out arguing both sides in my head...

I just hit T4 with both factions and haven't messed with any of the space sets yet. I'm familiar with the pieces, as my old main has lots of the gear from before S7, but I'm playing a new character that doesn't have any of the old stuff.

Based on what I've been reading on the forums I'm looking at 2-3 months to complete tier 5...ok, that's a fair amount of time, but oh well, I have a lifetime sub, so until they cancel the game time is all I have!

Here's where I run into a circular argument with myself. Should I spring for a mk XI space set for my primary PvE ship? Eventually it will be replaced of course, but in the three months it takes me to finish T5 it will improve my play. And of course...I'm only going to grind more dil and marks over time. The other side of the argument is...I've made it this long without the set...do I really need it?

So anyways...what have you folks done with the rep system and gear? I'm curious!
I wasted marks and dil on my Fed tune getting the Mk XI ground gear(both MACO and Omega). I should have probably saved it for both on the MK XII. Still I have the MkXII Omega ground and MKXII Adapted MACO space set. But had I not spent on the MkXI I could have more MKXII. I didn't make the same mistake on my klink. So my opinion is wait for MK XII stuff.
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Join Date: Nov 2012
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# 4
02-17-2013, 01:21 PM
I am at Tier V Omega, and will be Tier V New Romulus next week.

I have a MK X ground set, the MK X space Borg set, and the adapted borg technology set. The difference in price vs. reward for MK X to XII isn't worth it. I'm not that bothered about the ground costumes, so that does it for me.

I want those Liberated Borg DOFFS we were supposed to get last week but are bugged. That had bloody sure be patched in the next one.

I haven't bought a single Romulus item and I don't imagine I will any time soon. But passive bonuses are nice.
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# 5
02-17-2013, 01:54 PM
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The other side of the argument is...I've made it this long without the set...do I really need it?
This exact argument made my mind up for me when I thought on what gear to aim for. I use the MKX KHG set on my BoP as well as the consoles you unlock at tier 2 of both rep systems. As it is I am capable of holding my own in PvP and PvE so new gear from now on is simply optional and not really required.

I get to tier 5 tomorrow for Omega, and Romulan will be some point next week. I've decided to go MKXI as my final end game gear. I doubt the stat difference is that significant, and I have a much better chance to grab a full space and ground set with all the resources I have.
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Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 6
02-17-2013, 02:35 PM
Since I myself am not interested in Reputation gear (I already have the Borg engines pre-S7), I focused solely on my reputation and reached T5 for both in just over a month.

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Join Date: Oct 2012
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# 7
02-17-2013, 02:49 PM
Until I hear conclusively that there will or will not be Mark 13 and Mark 14 gear attached to the level cap increase with full Admiral rank coming later this year, I see no good reason to waste resources on Mark 12 gear, either from fleets or from reputation.

The exceptions being the few items that only exist in Mark 12 versions, like the cutting beam.

So I mostly have some Mark 10 ground sets, and one of my characters is testing the cutting beam/Omega Torp and the Romulan Hyper Plasma torp.

So far I like them, but they're not so overwhelmingly good that I've bought them for any other character. However, the cutting beam and torp able to slot on a shuttle/fighter I have become relatively insterested in. Might end up taking one of those through the 2800 story missions just to see how it does.

I too have unlocked the borg doffs and am waiting for the bug patch to pick them up.
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