5-0-grind

“That’s a first try 5-0 on a gnarly hubba that Geoff Rowley made famous a long time ago in Monrovia, California, near the foothills. It was the end of the day and we were checking out this last spot and he wanted to try and grind it but it was about to rain and it was getting super dark; you can kind of see in the background it’s real shitty. He grinded it after a few tries and we got back in the car and we’re about to leave and Leo (Romero) said he should 5-0 it and he bet him dinner that he couldn’t do it first try. He got out of the car, ran and did it first try. I didn’t even have time to set up flashes or anything. He just got back in the car and we took off.” - Anthony Acosta

From Acosta’s Angles during Daniel Lutheran’s rider’s week. View the rest of Daniel’s riders week in our updated Editorials section.

KotET Gearing thoughts

Ok I love SWTOR and its story but I’m pretty critical of the current gearing system which I feel is spoiling this otherwise great game.

There’s no way in hell I see myself putting all 8 of my class characters through the atrocious 5.0 gear grind. Even just getting to level 5 using pvp yesterday (while it was a pvp bonus), with the limited time I had in the evening, felt too grindy. The xp bar moved so slow… And there’s 300 levels of this bitch? what?

Was painful enough just getting 1 companion to level 50 on one character, and I haven’t even finished that yet (my Theron is still 39).

But I have a plan to make this less daunting and a positive gaming experience!

So my plan is just to work towards getting the set bonus on my Merc main first, then any non set bonus gear I get along the way I will put into legacy gear and share it on my other 7 characters if I ever want to do group content on them.

Unless they make the system alt friendly, this is the only way I will feel like actually playing my alts. I’ll resent getting set bonuses on alts if I haven’t got them on my main yet otherwise. Once I do they can just use that and it will be one less legacy gear they’ll need.