Don't count on it, I suppose new NiM gear will be on same place as 75s - pure token based.
This would mean no commendations tier changes, so no crafting tier changes too.
Otherwise they simply need to make all BM RE able, all BM/Arcanian - 55 starter gear with no OPs mats requirement (or mostly EEE as they drop in HM FPs too), all Verpine and UW RE able and costing 1 MMG + 4 EEE & all 78s RE able and cost 1 MMG + 5 Isotope 5 + 5 EEE + base mats.
Too much work just for 1 NiM tier that 95% of population would have not obtained till next level rise.
I hope you're wrong because I have been saving 78 item mods for some time now in the hope that 78s do become craftable.
There are alternatives to shifting all existing schematics down:
- increase the quantities of all three exotic materials: i.e. Instead of the current 1 MMG, 5 I-5s, and 5 EEEs for 72s, they could make 78 crafted need 2 MMGs, 10 I-5s, and 10 EEEs (or some other variation)
- introduce a new exotic material to replace MMG or be in addition to the current "formula".