If you're smart like me you would have been farming for gear long before the level cap was raised so that immediately upon reaching the required level you can equip your gear. This could potentially save you days of farming as gear level 8 and 9 require so many pieces.
So your top 5 should look something like this:
Those orange crosses mean that I have the gear available, but I can't equip it yet. I'm just waiting to reach levels 61 to 65 and then I will have all of my heroes at gear level 8. (Except those two missing pieces)
But, if you're dumb like me then you may have made this mistake.
Certain heroes require the same gear to upgrade.
That means that when I see an orange cross on Luminara and Old Daka I actually need a second piece of gear made as they both use the same one. That's two of:
In fact, Asajj and Ahsoka share one piece, Talia and Daka share one piece and Luminara and Daka share one piece.
That means I could have had to farm for days more for these three pieces of gear, one of them needing 40 purple laptops because of this very important oversight.
When you have farmed the correct amount of gear it should look like this:
I need one piece for Talia, but I have made two as Old Daka needs one as well.
I hope I have helped some people as its easy to not care about what the 'MK73 Sub-Nubian Soro-Key Chiwab-chedak Merr-sonn Shield-Gun' is called and just think you have everything under control.
If you already knew this then congrats on paying more attention than me.
My name is cosmicturtle333, aka CT-333, aka Threes.