What about giving characters uniques or maybe new conquest data disks that reward based on types of weapon used
Ex for Han Solo unique all allies using a blaster have +20% offense and +10% critical chance
They could also offer defensive boosts
All allies with a light saber have a - 50% damage from a blaster
Just a new way to think up different squads and groups with an increase in cross faction synergies. Starting to feel like the same squads facing the same squads which is predictable.