Revisiting Maximus would be a closer examination of issues that haven't had greater voice or momentum and depending on the success (dev responses), I will do more of these
On August 27, 2017, Capital Games added Gear 12 to the game, and the gear pieces needed to push our characters to gear 12 by introducing three new Gear 11 pieces <<LINK>>
- Mk 6 Arakyd Droid Caller Salvage
- Mk 4 Zaltin Bacta Gel Salvage
- Mk 9 BioTech Implant Salvage
They can be obtained in the following places:
- Territory Battles Mystery Box prize pool (Low RNG to get it)
- Darkside Battles (Normal) 9-C, and 9-D
- Lightside Battles (Normal) 9-C
- Fleet Battles (Normal) 5-B, 5-C, 5-D
- Guild Store (380 Guild Tokens for 5 Salvage piece)
- Shipments (Crystals)
The game has a linear progression where you can get gear needed to progress beyond Gear 8 using The Pit raid (Carbantis, Stun Guns, Stun Cuffs etc.). Eventually you will hit another road block, usually in g10 and g11 requiring raid rewards from The Tank raid. You will then have the Sith Raid rewarding you with Gear 11 pieces to push your toons to Gear 12 and Gear 12 / Gear 12+ pieces to equip to your toons to push them to the absolute best that is currently possible. The raids give you a linear progression of development of your overall roster. However, none of the two places reward you with G11+ gear.
You are literally on a roadblock. Sith Raid keeps rewarding you with Gear you cannot use and the other raids do not give you the gear you need. The G11+ gear is in limbo and it does not make any sense why none of the raids provide you with G11+ Gear. There is a lack of consistency in character progression once they require G11+ Gear. The drop rate in Territory Battles is so low that you cannot rely on TB to acquire them. You can argue that you can farm them using LS/DS normal battles but its not worth the effort. The only place is using crystals (Paywall) or Guild Store (Requires 3800 Guild Tokens to get one salvage piece fully crafted for usage). Some characters require two or more G11+ Piece to attain Gear 12 status. To repeat, we are in a situation where we have this G12 / G12+ gear but we cannot get our toons to g12. I keep getting the same g11 gear but its not the g11 gear I need to develop my toons.
tl;dr Gear 11+ really needs to be added to the Raid Rewards (Tank or Sith Triumvirate Raid).
The problem will worsen as more Gear Tiers are added since newer content will cater to g12 / g13 stuff