Yay I did it. And at the same time it’s all just beginning. It feels a little daunting, but at least I have a plan, albeit a half-assed one. Remember, folks, unless you’re cutting edge progression, there’s more than one way to get where you’re going.
I want to raid, so I need to gear up for that. I have a few options (or combinations thereof):
- Reverse engineer for purplez
- Do dailies for purple augments etc
- Grind cash to buy stuff off the GTN
- Do instances with guildies
My answer to this is, of course, a little of everything, but I’m focusing on crafting. I don’t have unlimited time. So I make sure to “send off the idiots” to gather stuff before I even start anything else, because a lot of the “heavy lifting” for crafting can happen while I’m not even paying attention or online. So far, I have reverse engineered purple pants, hat, and bracers within the last two days (working on boots now). Not a bad start. I haven’t finished my story quest yet so I won’t be doing dailies until I complete that.
So I’m doing the half-assed version as follows:
- Only target datacrons with my primary stat (strength) AND
- They must not be ridiculous to obtain
The one that requires a 30 minute balloon ride? Hell no. If I get all the easily-obtainable strength ones, I may start to get some for other stats. If I have time. Priorities!