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Do you optimize your gear in sub-50 PvP?

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Do you optimize your gear in sub-50 PvP?

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Technohic
02.28.2013 , 04:01 PM | #1
I was just curious as it seems I see a lot more people with augmented gear in sub-50 while I have kind of felt like I just wanted to level quickly and wouldn't bother. But, from reading chat in WZs I can easily see some people take sub-50 more seriously than I do.

I just want to know to what extent people go to gear their sub-50s. You go all blue? All Purple? Orange with blue/purple mods? Augments? You get yourself some stims? I even finally saw someone with nades and realized I might have sold them that nade. lol

How far do you go?
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Xienive
02.28.2013 , 04:06 PM | #2
I don't bother with it. When you start to add it up, lowbie purple gear is expensive from what I have seen and you really don't stay in its level range very long. I and most people will perform fine just using orange gear with mods you get from planet commendations.

If people want to take lowbie pvp that seriously then more power to them, but to me it seems like a lot of time and credits wasted only to be 100% obsolete at level 50.
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Daxy
02.28.2013 , 04:11 PM | #3
i dont gear to the total hilt every two levels
but i gear pretty much solidly to the hilt every 8 levels or so
i go as much purple (with main stat emphasis-- "skill mod versus patron mod" for example) mods and gear as i can get
i will get earpieces and implants that have augment slots, if they are available and carefully evaluate pros/cons (wont spend 50k to get a teeny increase), and get the best augment (sometimes purple sometimes blue) with the main stat stack
i used to roll the +41 endurance crystals in my weapon and ofhand but i use the +41 power in each-- this is probably the biggest impact on gear i think--
i will sometimes run diplomacy just to spam ls/ds points in order to pick up a nice relic at 19 or so up to 29
and i will augment that as well
i also run with at least a blue biochem stim (if it's not crewskilled)

it is not so much to "pwn" but to give myself the best chance to win a lowbie -- the derpiness of lowbie wz's is definitely an overpowered and almost insurmountable foe-- gear has little bearing on an outright derpfest but it does help
i have more success geared than not and as i spend most time leveling in wz's and rarely questing (only class quests as well if only to get another crew member to run more crew missions)

i craft what i can craft and buy the rest off the gtn
i have the credits to do it and i understand the cost

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Col_Wilson
02.28.2013 , 04:13 PM | #4
I just use all the mods I get from FPs. Works well enough and doesn't cost a damn thing.

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jamescloutier
02.28.2013 , 04:14 PM | #5
Personally I find a set of orange gear to use by 20 and augment it. I drop blue armoring/mods/enh every 4 levels. I do blue augments but only every 10-12 levels. Hilts/barrels I spring for purples. When I get to the low 40s I'll drop purples in and ride it out to 50.

Now I have every crafting profession maxed so I can do all of this in house farely cheaply.

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psandak
02.28.2013 , 04:20 PM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by Technohic View Post
I was just curious as it seems I see a lot more people with augmented gear in sub-50 while I have kind of felt like I just wanted to level quickly and wouldn't bother. But, from reading chat in WZs I can easily see some people take sub-50 more seriously than I do.

I just want to know to what extent people go to gear their sub-50s. You go all blue? All Purple? Orange with blue/purple mods? Augments? You get yourself some stims? I even finally saw someone with nades and realized I might have sold them that nade. lol

How far do you go?
I take advantage of what I have readily available. If I can craft gear and augments and augmentation kits for alts, I do so, because every little bit helps, but I do not go out of my way to make sure that every little thing is fully optimized. For example, on my last alt (a bounty hunter) I used a number of level 17 purple quality augments because I had the schematic and the materials available. Those augments were still in use when that character dinged level 50. Once that character hit 50 I had level 49 (rank 22) purple augments and augmentation kits waiting to drop into the level 50 gear I had waiting for me.

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MidichIorian
02.28.2013 , 04:42 PM | #7
All purple and on par with my level when possible. I've had problems finding purple enhancements lately though so some are currently blue. The main reason to why I'm "twinking out" is that I hate the PvE part of leveling, I'm usually 5 levels under the content and want to breeze through it as fast as possible. If the NPC'es are going to resist 90 % of my attacks I want the 10 % to really count.

So, with the cash shop and adapative (low level) gear I'll get a set as soon as I reach the fleet. It will instantly be augmented with mk-6 kits so I don't have to worry about upgrades as I replace augments.

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stealcurtain
02.28.2013 , 04:46 PM | #8
I didn't for my first toons, but i found i really enjoyed pvp on my assassin so once i got my first piecesi just upgraded mods as i collected commendations. I did spring for the +41 expertise gems in my saber/shield just to give me an edge but only because I'd use them at 50. It have me ~3% increase to dmg/reduction and putting all my cartel points into the legacy experience boost to wzs I've leveled fairly quickly just doing pvp. Just hit 49 with maxed out ranked and wz points will help me once i ding 50, to get past the frustration of getting destroyed I'm recruit gear.

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JustinxDuff
02.28.2013 , 05:05 PM | #9
I guess it depends if you want to stay in lowbie WZs longer. Personally when I re-rolled and started my GS I wanted to get to 50 asap so I didn't even bother augmenting gear or buying the lower pvp gear.
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ZenomX
02.28.2013 , 05:09 PM | #10
If you have a few crafting toons (cybertech, synthweaving, artifice etc) you can keep your new alts geared up pretty easily.

Before I decided to level up a jugg I jumped on my cybertech crafter and spent 2-3 days smashing out mods and armorings. Then I took up artifice on the jugg to get my enchancements/hilts.

I found part of the fun of leveling was knowing that I had a full set of armorings/mods/enhancement/hilt waiting in my cargo hold ready to go in. It provided extra motivation to get to the next level because "I wanted those mods in my gear".

The other bonus is it makes a huge difference in questing. I am tearing through orange/yellow quests as if they were greens and also doing some 2man heroics solo. Then when i join a warzone i often have more hp then the 40+ toons lol.
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