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SWTOR 2.0 update gear


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KALELSAB
02.21.2013 , 12:17 PM | #1
So all of the effort for lvl 63 gear is worthless now that upgrade 2.0 is here. Thanks BW for making all of our effort mean nothing. I am looking forward to not renewing my subscription.

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Vegabond
02.21.2013 , 12:19 PM | #2
Quote: Originally Posted by KALELSAB View Post
So all of the effort for lvl 63 gear is worthless now that upgrade 2.0 is here. Thanks BW for making all of our effort mean nothing. I am looking forward to not renewing my subscription.
Must be new to mmo's.. Gear always gets updated in expansions/updates.
1.2, 1.4, 2.0

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xLukii
02.21.2013 , 12:22 PM | #3
I've 3 characters with full 63Gear, so calm down, smoke a cigarette or drink a beer or whatever, but stop crying like a baby. It's a game and not the way of life.

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KALELSAB
02.21.2013 , 12:53 PM | #4
Really? Insults and stupid comments. Nice. I understand increasing armor and adding new capabilities, but that isn't the issue. BW is making ALL of the old gear and effort less than the lowest gear in the update. Not just adding to the last year and a half, but taking it all and making it worthless. So thanks for the excellent comments.

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SFaulkner
02.21.2013 , 01:23 PM | #5
Lol, oh I love some people. Your complaining about other people giving insults and stupid comments? Read your own posts and say that again. Don't get me wrong, I'm kinda peeved about it as well, but it gives me something to do at least. I just wish that Dreadgaurd gear was equivalent to entry level ops, not lower then the gear used for entry level group content such as flashpoints and dailies. That way we could have jumped right into the new ops when we hit 55.

But yeah, dude, welcome to the MMO gaming life. How else are they going to get people to continue to play for 8+ years like WoW? You need to make new objectives that are higher and harder to get then the previous ones, basically, in the process, making the original objectives pointless.

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Heezdedjim
02.21.2013 , 01:59 PM | #6
To be fair, they did make a lot of weird comments about 50 "still being the endgame" and how some sort of "improvements in how item power is calculated" would mean all your existing stuff won't be obsolete. In the end they tossed all those pretty notions out (along with all the old "endgame" kit) and just tacked on three new tiers. Meet the new gear grind. Same as the old gear grind. Nobody should be surprised at this.

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Cmdluke
02.21.2013 , 03:02 PM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by Heezdedjim View Post
To be fair, they did make a lot of weird comments about 50 "still being the endgame" and how some sort of "improvements in how item power is calculated" would mean all your existing stuff won't be obsolete. In the end they tossed all those pretty notions out (along with all the old "endgame" kit) and just tacked on three new tiers. Meet the new gear grind. Same as the old gear grind. Nobody should be surprised at this.
What they said was that all your gear would not be trumped by the first green you find on a trash mob. your gear is still viable to level to 55 with. then you start getting new sets of end-game gear.

honestly, I don't see what the problem is. That is how MMOs work.
"The Force is a Balance between the Light and the Dark" - Qun'aris Sunnrider
Jedi Consular Balance Sage

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kevlarto
02.21.2013 , 04:02 PM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by xLukii View Post
I've 3 characters with full 63Gear, so calm down, smoke a cigarette or drink a beer or whatever, but stop crying like a baby. It's a game and not the way of life.
Damn I have been wrong all these year...LOL

One cool thing for those that like to grind for thier gear is, this time around the the set bouns is on the amoring so you can move those 63's or what ever you may have into the moddable armor of your choice, like your old battlemaster, no problem just pop in the new mods, I am sure it will cost a small fortune, but what the heck,
Do not dwell in the past, do not not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.

Expectations lead to suffering

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AureusVidere
02.21.2013 , 04:09 PM | #9
Seriously OP? Have you ever even looked at other MMOs? This is how the genre works, whining about it just makes you look out of touch and more than a little silly (I'm being as nice as I can here).

Moaning that the old gear is going to be easier to get after the Xpac? Actually think it through before you start talking, it's the only way that gear stays relevant and in-play once we can go to 55. Expecting people to go after gear that's no longer progression gear despite requiring almost as much work is deranged.

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Heezdedjim
02.21.2013 , 04:38 PM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by kevlarto View Post
One cool thing for those that like to grind for thier gear is, this time around the the set bouns is on the amoring so you can move those 63's or what ever you may have into the moddable armor of your choice, like your old battlemaster, no problem just pop in the new mods, I am sure it will cost a small fortune, but what the heck,
It's not on the armoring, just "carried by" the armoring. What they said happens is that you can extract the set bonus from a piece by pulling the armoring. So you can "pull" the set bonus out of Tionese now, even though that wasn't possible before. And when you put that armoring into any other shell (it has to be the same slot that as the shell the armoring was pulled from), then the set bonus is inflicted on that new shell. If you pull the armoring out of the new shell, then it will remove the bonus and carry it away to any other piece you put it into later.

The trick is that the bonus stays with the shell even if you put a new armoring in (without removing the one that carried the bonus). So you can pull a full set of Tionese armorings, plop them into your favorite orange shell, then drop in Black Hole mods (which do not have any set bonuses), and poof, you have 61 gear with a set bonus. If you put in an armoring with no set bonus in tow, then the shell keeps what it already had. If you try to put in a new armoring that does have an attached bonus, then you will get a prompt asking if you want to overwrite the set bonus; you can choose yes or no, depending on what you want.

You can also pick and choose set bonuses from different sets if you want, so you can combine any of the 2-set bonuses you like (assuming you have pieces to pull armorings from to start with).