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I can't save up more than a quarter of the commendations I'll need?

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I can't save up more than a quarter of the commendations I'll need?

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Banaticus
11.15.2012 , 08:31 PM | #1
The new patch notes say that everyone can hold 2,750 warzone commendations and 4,500 ranked warzone commendations. It looks like it'll cost the following to buy a full set of armor:
Battlemaster
10,750 commendations
War Hero
25,575 ranked warzone commendations, 600 warzone commendations
Ranked War Hero
A specific rating for each piece, and a total of 1890 ranked warzone commendations for all pieces

Are these full-set prices correct? No matter how much I PvP before level 50, I can't save up more than about a quarter of the commendations that I'd need to get a full set? It seems like, no matter how much I PvP before level 50, I'm going to be at a distinct disadvantage for quite some time once everyone else starts getting gear with more Expertise on it.

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BobaStyx
11.15.2012 , 08:35 PM | #2
Welcome to the grind
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foxmob
11.15.2012 , 08:38 PM | #3
that's the way the game has worked since 1.2 or 1.3? anyway, it's been like that for a while. you can't buy the best gear the second you hit 50. although you can pass gear to alts that hit 50.
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AMKSED
11.15.2012 , 08:48 PM | #4
Yup, gear grind sucks but so be it. I think the cap needs to be raised, the amount of comms per match needs to be raised and the item cost for the items needs to be lowered tbh.

I'm sorry but when this game takes longer to get PvP geared than WoW, something's wrong.

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Doomsdaycomes
11.15.2012 , 09:30 PM | #5
<.< Ya know you can send over Belt, Bracers, Helm, Chest, Legs, Boots, Gloves from your main

I haven't tried it, but you can probably even move all but the crystal from a main and offhand via Legacy gear, and you can have someone make a crystal after that. (Might even be a legacy weapon that can move mods over that I just haven't seen.)

So thats 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and possible 8 and 9 of 14 pieces you can send from your main. 9/14 is pretty sweet, considering the remainifn 5 pieces you can directly by WH from. I don't have exact totals on me, but earpiece and implants are only like 200 normal and 1400 ranked, and you now get free BM relics.

<.< so you're looking at 12 out of 14 pieces full WH at 50 and 2 BM relics. I think if they allowed you to prepare any more, You'd rip a hole in the fabric of space and time.

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foxmob
11.15.2012 , 11:02 PM | #6
careful dooms. using your main to gear an alt is a little easier, but it's exactly the same grind. it requires X amount of reg comms and Y amount of rated comms to get a particular piece of wh gear. it doesn't matter if you grind that gear with your main or the alt when he reaches 50. it still costs the same. it's more about which toon you're putting that time on. it's less painful to grind it on an already geared toon than on a largely recruit geared toon. it's also more expensive (worth it imo). and if you start the grind early enough on your main, you can give a fresh 50 a full 5 piece plus one wh mh/oh. iunno. it's a bit easier, but it's still quite the grind imo.
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Doomsdaycomes
11.16.2012 , 12:01 AM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by foxmob View Post
careful dooms. using your main to gear an alt is a little easier, but it's exactly the same grind. it requires X amount of reg comms and Y amount of rated comms to get a particular piece of wh gear. it doesn't matter if you grind that gear with your main or the alt when he reaches 50. it still costs the same. it's more about which toon you're putting that time on. it's less painful to grind it on an already geared toon than on a largely recruit geared toon. it's also more expensive (worth it imo). and if you start the grind early enough on your main, you can give a fresh 50 a full 5 piece plus one wh mh/oh. iunno. it's a bit easier, but it's still quite the grind imo.
=P No worries Foxy, I understand that completely. Still, it is prep work you can do for a new toon before they hit 50 (and I'd wager the most "painful" part of the grind is recruit to Full BM)

Of course not everyone has a main, but I simply find it funny to complain about how much you can save pre 50, when my first 3 toons not only did the centurion/champion grind (where you couldn't save up comms) they've also had to do the recruit to BM (partly) grind without any comms saved thanks to 1.2 changes. In the games current state, the amount you can do to prep your new 50 is 500% better than it was.

Now if the argument is length of gear/grind/etc... that's got nothing to do with prep time. Preparing on your main vs. preparing pre-50 is pretty much the same. As for newcomers without a main.... =P well they're still better off then when most of us started.

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Meepbot
11.16.2012 , 12:10 AM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by AMKSED View Post
Yup, gear grind sucks but so be it. I think the cap needs to be raised, the amount of comms per match needs to be raised and the item cost for the items needs to be lowered tbh.

I'm sorry but when this game takes longer to get PvP geared than WoW, something's wrong.
something is also wrong when my brother (who still plays WoW) hits 85, and is already geared to do the Deathwing raid. Im all for making PvP gear a little cheaper, but lets avoid stuff like that, eh?
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BlazingShadow
11.16.2012 , 02:08 AM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by foxmob View Post
careful dooms. using your main to gear an alt is a little easier, but it's exactly the same grind. it requires X amount of reg comms and Y amount of rated comms to get a particular piece of wh gear. it doesn't matter if you grind that gear with your main or the alt when he reaches 50. it still costs the same. it's more about which toon you're putting that time on. it's less painful to grind it on an already geared toon than on a largely recruit geared toon. it's also more expensive (worth it imo). and if you start the grind early enough on your main, you can give a fresh 50 a full 5 piece plus one wh mh/oh. iunno. it's a bit easier, but it's still quite the grind imo.
it's easier to grind comms on a toon that is already WH.

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Dacer
11.16.2012 , 02:26 AM | #10
I laughed at this.....


I wonder what the OP would have thought of grinding Champ and BM bags.

lol