capto Oct 28, 2013 @ 7:31pm
how do i upgrade my away team gear ...
seems a little outdated a been tryin to do those pve grinds for gear but i havent been lucky to upgrade... i been in game now for 5 days i think or 4 ....so bear with my question. so far i got the space combat and gear on that pretty nicely. some pretty purple gear rare items .. just want a decent ground gear for my away team :D suggestions are welcomed ..
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Яeiteλ [MX] Oct 28, 2013 @ 7:36pm 
They can use the same gear as you, so if you have the resources you can give them the same gear you are wearing
AbsynthMinded Oct 28, 2013 @ 7:37pm 
Just don't worry much about upgrading. Advance on random loot drops as you feel appropriate or use the Auction House if you must. The reason being once you get to the end of story content, and Max level, all the previous content will now drop loot equal to your currant level. So after you complete all the story content you go back to cherry pick and grind out the missions for rewards to suit your intended builds.

As you are new I will add that the PvE story content is easily overcome with few exceptions with random drop and quest reward equipment. You do not need to stress having the best stuff till you are focused mostly on STFs and Events. On Elite skill these things can require focued and well built designs for the best effects.
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capto Oct 28, 2013 @ 8:13pm 
i put elite in side quests i noticed it does affect quality drops but in ground combat im getting slaughtered my ground team first then me .lol.. i been doing a lot of pve for dilathium ... since i cant do the daily dilithium farm one :(...so i do the borg ones and the assignments so far i failed 4 assignments :( not sure if its normal ...
Malikius1959 Oct 29, 2013 @ 9:26am 
What I usually do is upgrade my character first, and when I replace my gear I put the old stuff on my bridge officers. I always have the best and they get the hand me downs. After all, your the captain and they are the crew. You don't want to die to easily do you. But, just a suggestion, NEVER put whites on anybody. You can also ask your fleet members for help in upgrading if they are so inclined. Or you can go to the exchange and purchase upgrades. Usually they are on all major planets. IE. K7, DS9, Earth Space Dock, etfc.
Asphe Oct 31, 2013 @ 3:55am 
Originally posted by capto:
i put elite in side quests i noticed it does affect quality drops but in ground combat im getting slaughtered my ground team first then me .lol.. i been doing a lot of pve for dilathium ... since i cant do the daily dilithium farm one :(...so i do the borg ones and the assignments so far i failed 4 assignments :( not sure if its normal ...

White Mk 2/4/6/8/10/12 split beam rifle / personal shield / polyalloyweave armor. You don't need better, but feel free to get better since it's very cheap to get. For yourself, add a 'pulsewave' shotgun. Try to have everyone equipped with dissimilar energy types.

You don't need to get better than that for normal difficulty missions... this is also what I use on Elite difficulty stuff too. If you are getting slaughtered often, try bringing two or more ENG BOffs and at least one SCI BOff. Configure the ENG BOffs to deploy mortars and turrets, the SCI BOff to be an all purpose medic. Learn to move them around on command also to get them to deploy stuff on command (all of which can be bound to hotkeys). Just set up killzones and lure targets in. Even elite daharmasters can be dealt with in this manner.

Once you're level 50, then you can downgrade to 'STF' gear like Omega, KHG or MACO. Or upgrade to Fleet/Elite Fleet items. You'll want 'STF' gear primarily for the 'Integral Frequency Remodulation' ability and seconadrily, to unlock various costumes.
capto Oct 31, 2013 @ 8:53am 
i totally dont have a clue on what u just said :D..abbreviations or tech lingo forsomeone who been playing only 2 weeks .but the suggestion was appreciated im just gonna lower difficulty to normal .. :D
capto Oct 31, 2013 @ 9:10am 
one more thing is it bad to listen to danger zone soundtrack from topgun while doing dailies :P....
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