The situation with carbantis, holo projectors and syringes has to change. These are gear pieces that we utilitize from gear 6-7 all the way up to gear 11.
Carbantis are used to the most common pieces like stun guns and detonators and on top of that they are needed outside of crafting.
For such an essential item the 1400 crystal price seems like exploitation. Those pieces should drop to 700, I can't justify spending 1400 for them.
Another possibility is to lower the parts needed to craft gear from 50 to 30. I mean we'd still have to get all the detonators and the gun salvages anyways, but it wouldn't halt a character at gear 7 or 8 because they require 1 or 2 fully crafted carbantis or syringes.
I think it's time we put an end to this gear freeze at low levels, I mean we now have to climb 11 levels to get to the max and the later stages are really slow. Also newer content like TB and the sith raid, even Haat needs at least gear 11 characters minimum.
This means that reahing gear 9-10 sooner won't really matter all that much as you'd still fall on the gold piece and the raid piece walls anyways.
It will however allow us to get a feel for the characters and help us plan ahead with our zetas. There's nothing worse having to choose between getting your BB8 to g11 or your imp troopers to gear 8 because they both need that carbanti...
Please take my words into consideration, we need some help tackling the lower levels and we need to move on. Gear 9-10 means nothing any more and not being able to even reach it is so frustrating!!!