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Operations commendation vendors for droids

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Operations commendation vendors for droids

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Nippon
06.08.2012 , 07:53 AM | #11
Quote: Originally Posted by Drakalu View Post
Created a thread about this a while ago... not sure if I submitted a bug report or not but I have to agree. All other companions can be geared up but the best poor SCORPIO can use right now are the 7 daily commendation armoring mods available on Illum and Belsavis.

The only other option that *may* be possible is to find a cybertech to RE higher grade armor mods until they learn the schematic. I'm hoping those would at least not be slot specific. However, I expect the mats to create them would make these items outrageously expensive for companion gear.

Sadly, this problem won't receive a lot of attention because there are only two classes that actually have useable droid companions: Imperial Agent & Trooper. No one brings their ship droid into battle and if they do its only until their healer companion is available.

Spoiler
T7-01
M1- 4X
C2-N2

Personally the droid ship is actually a half decent healer, used him on my smuggy to level as you dont get your Guss till 40 ish.
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VulcanLogic
06.08.2012 , 01:01 PM | #12
Well, you can have an armstech make an augmented Aim melee weapon (techblade and techstaff), and then transfer all parts from a columi or rakata trooper/bounty hunter weapon and that does work, though at rakata item level it will cost you over 150,000 credits to do so. I did that for SCORPIO only to find out later that the armorings were useless for her. But yeah, add weapons to the list because as previously mentioned, Kaliyo gets to use that Rakata blaster at a cost of zero (just equip it).
Yo. Droid companions need an operations vendor, too. My extra coms have to go somewhere, and I'd prefer SCORPIO to Kaliyo.

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Anysao
06.24.2012 , 12:27 PM | #13
I have T7, and I don't really use him- but (avoiding spoilers) the JK final mission for story NEEDS T7. So for most players, he's a useless bucket of bolts. Bioware noticed this, and I believe in 1.1, they added a puzzle in the area before the big boss fight. If you do the puzzle, you get to open a chest; awarding a bunch of T7 stuff.
Needless to say, gearing droids is so hard, Bioware had to add a chest, just for droid parts.

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ADPowah
06.25.2012 , 10:44 AM | #14
Fully supported. Droids aren't second class citizens!
What I want: 1) Dual spec for me and my comps 2) missions where I fight with all of my comps at once, we are a team 3) playable comp-only missions 4) Free flight PVE and PVP Space combat (i.e. X-Wing multiplayer) 5) Instanced areas that change based on our story, sand-box areas that are open.

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VulcanLogic
07.04.2012 , 07:43 PM | #15
Well, I'm leveling my light side jedi sentinel now, and now I have the choice of T7-01 or Lord Scourge. Again I want the droid. Just let me gear T7 the way I would any other companion.
Yo. Droid companions need an operations vendor, too. My extra coms have to go somewhere, and I'd prefer SCORPIO to Kaliyo.

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Hekatai
07.05.2012 , 04:53 AM | #16
I agree with the suggestion. Personally I love my 4X, used him all the time on my trooper up to lvl 50. Now, I have cybertech on my trooper, and I have crafted a complete kit for 4X, and the purple crafted droid armour is actually pretty good for 4X.

Yesterday I purchased a complete Tionese kit for Tanno to compare the stats, and purple crafted droid armour is actually about on par with Tionese, maybe the crafted is just a tad bit worse. I have yet to bring out Tanno for some serious playing in his new kit, I mainly play with Yuun (mdps) and me healing. What I fear, is that Tanno will now have a better kit than 4X, and the difference will become greater as time goes by. This because 4X now has the best kit he can get from my crafting, but Tanno can still be upgraded by comms, leftovers, random drops greed rolled etc. This growing imbalance should be looked at by the developers.

So, an immediate workaround for you guys would be to get a Cybertech crafter to craft purple redoubt droid armour for you. This armour is at least comparable to a Tionese tank kit. The main problem here is that it is insanely expensive to get the recipes for purple, materials wise, and also very expensive to craft. Therefore I never bothered to premake any sets to sell on the GTN, figuring nobody would pay enough to cover the crafting costs. Msg me on Nightmare Lands (EU), Dudley if you are interested in trying the purple armour set for droids.

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VulcanLogic
07.06.2012 , 09:07 PM | #17
Quote: Originally Posted by Hekatai View Post
I agree with the suggestion. Personally I love my 4X, used him all the time on my trooper up to lvl 50. Now, I have cybertech on my trooper, and I have crafted a complete kit for 4X, and the purple crafted droid armour is actually pretty good for 4X.

Yesterday I purchased a complete Tionese kit for Tanno to compare the stats, and purple crafted droid armour is actually about on par with Tionese, maybe the crafted is just a tad bit worse. I have yet to bring out Tanno for some serious playing in his new kit, I mainly play with Yuun (mdps) and me healing. What I fear, is that Tanno will now have a better kit than 4X, and the difference will become greater as time goes by. This because 4X now has the best kit he can get from my crafting, but Tanno can still be upgraded by comms, leftovers, random drops greed rolled etc. This growing imbalance should be looked at by the developers.

So, an immediate workaround for you guys would be to get a Cybertech crafter to craft purple redoubt droid armour for you. This armour is at least comparable to a Tionese tank kit. The main problem here is that it is insanely expensive to get the recipes for purple, materials wise, and also very expensive to craft. Therefore I never bothered to premake any sets to sell on the GTN, figuring nobody would pay enough to cover the crafting costs. Msg me on Nightmare Lands (EU), Dudley if you are interested in trying the purple armour set for droids.
Hey, I crafted a complete set of custom parts, motors, cores, and a sensor unit for my SCORPIO with my cybertech. She's wearing it now, complete with a full set of purple shield and absorb augments. The problem is I cannot transfer in any armorings from raid gear, as they only work in their original slot locations (head, chest, legs...none of which can be worn by droids who use motors, parts, etc). Instead she's going to be wearing the level 50 armorings from dailies, which is rather lame and puts her behind my Kaliyo, who is in fact in full rakata. In two weeks when I get my last campaign piece, because I clear HM EC every week, the extra coms will be going to Kaliyo's black hole gear. Which sucks, because I prefer SCORPIO.

While I can move mods and enhancements from raid gear at a cost of millions of credits, and buy item level 61 commando armorings at 500k a pop, I've decided not to waste that much energy on it when I can just slap a campaign or black hole piece on Kaliyo at no cost other than black hole coms at worst (and free greed rolls at best). This is why droids need their own commendations vendors, so I can spend my extras on the droids cost effectively rather than the cost of almost every legacy upgrade in the game.
Yo. Droid companions need an operations vendor, too. My extra coms have to go somewhere, and I'd prefer SCORPIO to Kaliyo.

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VulcanLogic
07.17.2012 , 10:41 PM | #18
With the HK-51 reveal this week, they had really better be on this.
Yo. Droid companions need an operations vendor, too. My extra coms have to go somewhere, and I'd prefer SCORPIO to Kaliyo.

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Nippon
07.18.2012 , 02:58 AM | #19
Quote: Originally Posted by VulcanLogic View Post
Heya,

I play a sniper and my favorite companion is SCORPIO. Unfortunately, gearing a droid is prohibitively expensive, if you want that companion to be as effective as your other companions, who can simply put on campaign/rakata/columi/tionese. Like everyone else, my leftover commendations, greed rolled operations drops, and hand me downs go to my companions. However, you really can't do that with droids, as their equipment does not match up. After 1.2, you cannot transfer operations level gear armoring to Custom (orange) droid gear. The UI won't let you. And even though the mods and enhancements can be transferred, you have to pull 'em and there's a pretty steep cost for it on droids where there is none required for the humanoids.

I'd like to use SCORPIO but Kaliyo just has more gear, and will ALWAYS have better gear. This will only get worse as itemlevels increase with newly released content. And it is disappointing, because I have been trying to shed Kaliyo since level 8. So here's my suggestion. A droid vendor stocked with droid gear of the same itemlevel. I'm talking Campaign, Blackhole, Rakata, Columi, and Tionese. Cores, parts, motors, Sensor Unit, the works. Something to spend those coms or ops tokens on for the droids.

Also, allow cybertechs to RE all of the gear so that they can make augmented droid gear for those who really love their droids. Elise from Dantooine would approve.
Agree.

Id like to see a Tionesse and Columi Vendor, and have it work a bit like the War Hero PVP stuff, IE: You buy a Columi Core and then to obtain a Rakata Core you trade the Columi in and say 15 Columi Tokens.

Most my companions are now in Columi or Rakata, so gonna need something to spend them on sooner or later.
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sensicalOxymoron
07.30.2012 , 09:34 PM | #20
/agree

As a cybertech, I was able to keep SCORPIO relevant at first with crafted purples (which, btw, are underpowered relative to other artifact-grade crafted gear), but now I have all of my other companions in columi sets so SCORPIO gets left behind regardless.

In lieu of a endgame droid vendor, I should be able to pull armoring from endgame sets and slot it in droid gear. It's only fair.