Upgrading weapons

I was going to upgrade existing weapons but I keep drawing higher level weapons. Kind of defeats the purpose of upgrading. Any thoughts?

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  • TheLostOnesTheLostOnes Member Posts: 3,030
    That's how it is for a period of time. Until my players reached around level 15-17, I hardly upgraded their gear (except for a few select legendary weapons). When progression slows down at the high levels, there will be "time" to upgrade weapons and armor.
    I'm lost.

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  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 2,344
    I'm getting nothing but level 19 tan/gray/green gear. Consider yourself lucky.
  • Annette578Annette578 Member Posts: 482
    @DarkFae
    Me too! All I'm getting is 1 or 2 star crap! Never seen such bad gear. Guess another way we're getting punished. :/
  • SpacemanSpiffSpacemanSpiff Member Posts: 634
    It's not a total waste to upgrade what you already have. In the short-term, it increases weapon ability (dmg/traits), and when you outgrow it, the scrap value is higher in xp compared to scrapping non-upgraded same gear, which may then give you a quick jump in XP to upgrade later stuff.
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 2,344
    @Annette578

    It does feel like a punishment lol, but its just a game and it not the only one in town ;) I'm getting to the point that I open NML out of habit but look elsewhere for more.
  • TheLostOnesTheLostOnes Member Posts: 3,030
    @DarkFae it wasn't long ago you posted one legendary weapon after another in that other thread saying you couldn't believe your luck -- it just comes and goes, I think.
    I'm lost.

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  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 2,344
    edited July 2016
    @TheLostOnes

    Yes I did while others posted base level 20 piece after piece which I don't begrudge them. The level of crap gear just looks very disproportionate atm. 1st I had to wait longer because other people were upset about getting gold base level 20 pieces. Next I had to wait longer because I had to wait until I reached a certain player level. Can't help but feel disappointed and wonder what the next hurdle is going to be and I'm entitled to my feelings.
    Annette578
  • hiplnsdrftrhiplnsdrftr Member Posts: 197
    in general only upgrade your most used weapons, make sure the sword has the wide arc, the SMG has the wide spray, the rifle wide damage etc. For lower levels your survivors will outgrow the weapons fairly quickly, after a while they stay relevant longer so more worth the upgrades if that makes sense. For the survivor classes I rarely use I don't upgrade anything. If I have XP piling up and no survivor or weapon to upgrade, only then will I upgrade the armor if thats what we call it. People seem to like luck and dodge for those. Try to only upgrade epic and legendary gear, they will have higher stats and be useful for longer. If you're playing a lot and upgrading your level and survivors quickly then just hold off upgrading gear until you have nothing else to do with the XP. If you outgrow some leveled up gear, you can let your lower level survivors use it. For example, I had a level 13 epic hunter I kept around because he had good traits and there was an ok leveled up rifle he could use, so even though I mostly used my level 17 hunter the level 13 guy was good for the challenges. Now that we can upgrade the survivor levels now he's going to be level 17 in a few hours he'll get my best gear and I'll let some new recruit use his old gear.
    exploiting the loophole loophole
  • Fester17Fester17 Member Posts: 672
    I got a few nice ones this weekend.







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  • ElKaputtoElKaputto Member Posts: 35
    My new .50. and Parang.
    But the rest was shit in last days...
  • dwendwen Member Posts: 25
    null
    How else do you think they will get us to spend 3k tg on 5 phones
    hhmcameron
  • DCBMETDCBMET Member Posts: 392
    edited August 2016
    Every 4 or 5 survivor levels I halt survivor progress to update their weapons just to get a good collection of traits going. Right now I am pushing from 15 to 19 then it will be all about the gear.
  • hhmcameronhhmcameron Member Posts: 224
    Dwen

    Note that the weapons carried by callees are not the primary source of weapons to be scrapped

    If we got XP from a scrapped weapons level, and tokens from a scrapped weapons stars...


    Then they would have STOPPED RIPPING US OFF

    Do you really think that a 5 star level 13 weapon or armor is ONLY worth as much as a 1 star level 13 weapon or armor
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