@xxHumorxx said in Do not join Super Hard (or Higher) UQ/Content without upgrading your gear first.:
I'm new to Super Hard Quests, and honestly, this is still easy. I've been doing them ever since level 55, and I'm STILL one shotting absolutely everything except bosses.
I've just recently upgraded the boots I bought with Photon Boosters to 33, and use them on my Force. Her Tech Power is 2500 without buffs, and I use Chain Lightning on everything. I really don't understand the need to have good gear still. These are cakewalks, the only thing you need to do like most games, is learn boss mechanics.
I can die in two hits, but I don't, because the bosses after a while become so stupidly easy to predict, and the patterns are just the same over, and over again. I'm disappointed in how hard people make these difficulties out to be.
Granted, dealing 30K-40K damage everytime I zap something because of how I built my Force Techer (CAST race at that, not even meant to be a force).
Oh well, even my friend who plays a Bouncer class can't keep up with me, and he finds Super Hard mode just as easy.
Super Hard is not that big of a deal in the first place, especially if you get all of your gear from the trade shops or buy them from players selling these trade shop items. It's the Ultimate Quests and the Extremely Hard difficulty that will definitely show you how weak you really are if you don't invest time in getting a good build with the available trade gear.
The armor set problem I presented is more of a lack of understanding of the reasoning of needing the set gear that's ready to be traded in for the badges you collected. I'll get straight to the point: The Brissa gear set available to be traded is set for Range Defense only, why would I give up gear set for Melee and Tech Defense (especially for Melee Defense upgraded to give 357 points to it) for a gear set like that? Since I'm going to ask in a dedicated armor guide thread anyway I might as well ask it here: can someone show me evidence that an armor set that's "seemingly" dedicated to one type of defense better is better than a more balance set of gear dedicated to all defenses?
Look, I know that it seems like the easiest solution is to find Brissa gear (or any other set gear, which requires research on the players part) that meets my demands of having different defense types, but we're talking about in this thread about how easy it is to get them and you, the reader, should have no excuse to not only get the best weapons and armor you can get by the time you reach 75. It's really easy to get these weapons and armor through basic grinding. Unless of course you'll still die in less than 3 to 5 hits even with the bare minimum set, but any chance to increase the number of hits you can take is alot better than being one-shotted by every attack in these quests.
Basically, I mostly agree with what Ifrian is saying, except for the armor set advice, which just seems unreasonable from the way it looks at the moment without a proper guide/explanation to back up her or any other veteran's advice considering them at face value. The one that was linked earlier doesn't explain anything. As for now, I support the advice that you should at least get all your high level gear from the unique trading shops on the second floor of shopping Plaza and use them for these higher difficulty quests.