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What's the point of getting new orange gear?

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What's the point of getting new orange gear?

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RpTheHotrod
12.22.2011 , 03:33 PM | #1
I'm curious what the benefit of ever getting a new orange item if you can just increase it's level by putting in a higher primary component.

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Happaa
12.22.2011 , 03:35 PM | #2
Looks. Also if you happen upon an orange item with better mods in all 3/4 slots, it may be worth picking it up just so you don't have to go and find/buy mods to upgrade all of the slots in your current armor/weapon.

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BabelMatrix
12.22.2011 , 03:35 PM | #3
Is it actually possible to put level 50 mods on a level 9 orange armor piece?

Also, I'm willing to bet the base armor value does increase towards the endgame line of oranges, even if the above is allowed.

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hadoken
12.22.2011 , 03:36 PM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by BabelMatrix View Post
Is it actually possible to put level 50 mods on a level 9 orange armor piece?

Also, I'm willing to bet the base armor value does increase towards the endgame line of oranges, even if the above is allowed.
Orange gear has no base stats. The armoring you put in it determines its armor value. The barrel you put in a gun determines its base weapon damage.

So yes, you can put level 50 mods in a level 9 orange piece of armor, making it a level 50 piece of armor with level 9 looks. That is the very purpose of orange gear.

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RpTheHotrod
12.22.2011 , 03:54 PM | #5
Man the devs must hate crafters. XD

No need for them. Just grab an orange item. Mod? Commendation vendors. gg

I'd imagine consumables is the only real worthwhile crafting to go with.

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Bluebafett
12.22.2011 , 03:55 PM | #6
So technically, a BH could wear a full set of SW orange armor, just modded for BH stats?

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hadoken
12.22.2011 , 03:59 PM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by Bluebafett View Post
So technically, a BH could wear a full set of SW orange armor, just modded for BH stats?
Yes, and some do.

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Natarii
12.22.2011 , 03:59 PM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by RpTheHotrod View Post
Man the devs must hate crafters. XD

No need for them. Just grab an orange item. Mod? Commendation vendors. gg

I'd imagine consumables is the only real worthwhile crafting to go with.
I consistently craft better mods than the commendation vendors offer. Crafters can also create unique orange quality gear for different looks. Crafters will be fine, and even benefit from this system.
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