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07.26.2012 , 04:47 PM | #4
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I just recently dinged 50 on my JK guardian and at first i expected to just pretty much put her on the shelf and move on to an alt. Turns out i have to much fun on that toon and can't just shelf her lol. This is my first 50 and i've heard alot about dailies, HMs (hard mode flashpoints i'm guesing?), OPs (operations, obviously?), and ultimately gearing yourself out. I just have a few questions about these things, among other things. Figured this would be the best place to ask.

1. I've started running the dailies on correlia, belsavis, and ilium. I've heard these are the only spots for them, is this correct? Yup.Also, with all the daily commendations i went ahead and bought the purple guardian hilt and all the purple armoring i need from the daily vendors on these worlds, i didn't waste those did i? No, you didn't waste them if they were an upgrade to what you had. You can save them for tier gear implants and earpieces though. And whats the next thing i should be saving up those commendations for? As I touched on before, tier gear earpiece and implants or relics;they are easy enough to come by via the GTN(if you have creds) or through HM FPs and SM Ops though. These days I'm mainly running dailies for the credits aside from the Black Hole ones. BH comms are used to buy items of the highest tier as of yet, see what is an upgrade for you and save or buy it.

2. The hardmode flashpoints. I haven't started doing any of these yet, partly because im not sure if i'm "geared out" enough to be useful to the group. Are there unspoken requirements that groups generally look for?HM FPs you generally want to have gear with daily commendation mods in it. Full blue gear and mods at the very least and around 15K+ health for HM FPs as a dps. These reqs vary by server. I'm a vengance guardian and will be using the group finder to que up for dps spots so as not to be expected to tank.

3. Kind of ties into question 1 but, is there certain gear i should aiming for?BH is the current top of the line in PvE followed by Rakata,Columi and Tionese. You can get tokens or pieces from bosses or as quest rewards or get actual tier drops from bosses in Operations and HM FPs. Don't forget to pickup your daily and weekly group/Operation quests to gear up even faster. Once you accumulate enough tokens or actual pieces from boss drops, return to the respective vendor and purchase your gear. On the fleet i've looked at rakata, tionese, black hole, things like that, but don't know how to get the commendations for these and i hate how they look. The mods are really what matter and i'll be able to just pull them out and put them in what i currently have, correct?Yes, you can pull out mods and put them into other gear sets for the look, some of the set bonuses will even transfer. Sometimes you cannot transfer the mods or are limited to how many you can put in. All the other 50s i see running dailies, many have 18-20k endurance, while i sit at 16-17k. Really makes me wonder how to make it that far. 18-20k health for a dps is fairly easy to hit,especially with augments readily available.

4. Finally, getting credits. Just running the dailies a good amount has been flowing in, but i've got my eye on a purple lightsaber crystal on the market, and they seem to go for 1-2mil Unless you never see yourself replacing the crystal I would be extremely hesitant paying that much for a crystal. If you are deadset on getting it, doing your dailies should net you 300k+ credits a day; so just save up for a few days.. Im almost at 400 synthweaving, same with archeology and underworld trading, is there a good way to get some credits through this? Selling MK-6 augment kits was a good moneymaker for sythweavers but prices have dropped dramitcally(at least on my server). Try selling stacks of mats or REing crafted items and selling the mats needed to craft the MK kits. Selling crafted items doesnt seem to really be the answer, i think, as the time invested in getting the materials, then waiting to craft them, when they only sell for 20-50k, if they sell, on the market. Honestly, i haven't given getting credits to much thought so i could be wrong, and crafting and selling is the answer. Or is just selling groups of high end crafting material the way to go?

Also, for my companion i've been running with doc for heals. Got him geared out with the best level gear i could find, and afford, on the market. Focused on cunning. That the way to go? You are at the point now where all your companions are needed for is doing dailies and crafting, if you are having no problems with the dailies now I wouldn't bother gearing up Doc anymore. I geared up a lot of my companions in purple gear from leftover drops in Operations that no one wanted or from PvP. Or should i buy him some orange gear and invest more heavily into gearing him up? And are the certain mobs, places that a purple crystal might drop?Purple crystals are made,sold by vendors,included in sets or the like. I'm not 100% sure but some world bosses may drop one or two. Check Torhead or Darthhater database for info on the specific crystal and where it drops if it does. I know they're rare but any tips on how to get them other than buying off the market?

Think that's all thats been bugging me lately, sorry if this is the wrong spot to be asking questions like this or if these questions have been asked many times. Any help or advice will be greatly appreciated.
Grats on 50 and welcome to the end game. My advice would be to run some HM FPs to get your feet wet, some gear and 5 BH comms daily(if you use the grp finder), after that is Story Mode Operations which you can also queue up for via the grp finder. You can get a lot of loot and 5 BH comms for finishing these as well as extra rewards from the weekly Operation quests. SM Ops don't require a ton of gear and will introduce you to the Ops.

After that would come HM and NiMM Ops, each server and guild is different on their gear reqs for entering these. For HM mode, I'd recommend no less than full Columi for you to breeze through it, and 4-5 pieces of Columi(for the set bonuses) and the rest Tionese for a bit of a challenge. For NiMM, I'd recommend full Rakata gear or at the very least a majority of Rakata and a few pieces of Columi.
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