the weekly meseta + daily alpha reactors feels like enough money to upgrade your gear easily...anybody with a +40 3-4* and 3 + 40 3-4* armor should now have around 300k+ meseta or he/she done something wrong
my friend for example has 1300+ bp and 1.2m meseta left using (pretty lucky drop) a 4* weapon with lv 4 potency and 3 3* units without using original pso2 gear because she never played it and just followed my suggestions on what to upgrade and what exactly to use....upgrading 3* is not only less expansive btw it also allows for easier to obtain high end extra skills - wich make those weapons better than a 4* without them and cheaper to upgrade
did you use gold primm swords only for upgrade? costs you less meseta to get your weapon to +40
as for the personal shop i am totally with you - it should not be a premium only thing in the first place - i hated it in the old pso2 and i hate it now...it doesn feel like an anti RMT measure either....and i see it rarely being used in other games
Wait, 4* armor can go up to +40 like weapons? I'm using my Rivalate +10 from PSO2 and a 4* +40 sword and I am at 1310 BP. I have enough money to upgrade my 4* armor, just gotta farm some armor for it. Also, I have always been a F2P player.