Before we go any further, let’s all just take a good long look at the following picture of the new tier 2 gear available in the upcoming 1.2 patch. Sitting comfortably? Here it is, Imperial side first.
Not entirely sure what’s going on with the Sith Inquisitor, their Tier 1.2 gear seems to be “a purple fart”, but it could just be a poorly timed special ability going off. The other classes seem to be sporting the usual spiky/badass look you expect from the Empire. The shoulders even seem to be relatively under control this time around. Now for the Republic…
The whole “Get the shoulders under control!” theme seems to be extending to the Republic side too, the Consular in particular has gone from one extreme (My shoulderpads are a launch platform for moon missions) to the other (Dude, where’s my shoulders?). Troopers look as badass as Troopers always do, Jedi Knights seem pretty HOLY FUCK WHAT’S THAT ON THE SMUGGLERS HEAD GET IT OFF BEFORE IT KILLS HER!!!!
Really, Bioware? Seriously? You couldn’t just go with a pair of pants, a low-slung holster and a vest? That’s really all the Smugglers actually want, you know? Instead we spent this entire raid cycle looking like this:
And we’re now condemned to spending the next god-only-knows-how-long looking like Beaker from The Muppet Show.
The good news is I’ll at least be able to strip the mods out of that stuff and stick it in the gear I levelled up with.
That I got from Coruscant.
At level 15.