Now that g12 pieces have been added to shard shop, it seems like the g12 gear crunch is over. You get 2 pieces of salvage per 180 shards currency. Lets do the math then and see how easy it is now:
You need 30 salvage pieces for 1 g12 piece, and you get 2 for 180. Thats 2700 shard shop currency per salvage. Seems like a lot? Look at this now.
You get 15 shards from GW per day if you have maxed out your gw store. If you rank top 200 in arena, then you get 800+ arena tokens per day. That means 10 extra shards per day if you have maxed out your arena store. If you do 1 cantina refresh per day, you get enough currencyto buy 5 more shards if you have maxed out your cantina store. So 10+15+5=30 shards per day or 450 shard shop currency per day.
2700/450=6 so every 6 days you will be able to afford one full gear 12 piece. That's not counting any extra shards you get from raids, assault battles, defense of dathomir, endor escalation, secrets of dathomir, bronziums, normal energy usage, achievements or bounty events and other events. If you factor all this, the number can go down to maybe even 5 or 4 days. This is an amazing boost and I believe there will be no more g12 gear problems from now on. Kudos CG!!!! Thanks where thanks is due.
Now please do the same for stun guns and all will be right in this world(game)