Yes it it. Get rid of your battle master gear first and get some more pve stuff. a few more dailys for rakata and bm comms some bm gear and you are there.
So let's get this straight:
1. A Rakata/Battlemaster/Black Hole mix is not sufficient for lolStory EC?
2. To rectify this, he should run dailies for fictional Rakata comms and get some BM (Battlemaster?) gear.