So I have been playing around with prototypeing and I have noticed that the prototypes usually have better stats than the tech level they are the prototype for (ie, T2P has better fitting than T2, T3P has better damage than T3, etc).
This would lead me to believe that currently the best items in the game are T4P items..
Now I prototyped a medium AC and it cost me about 1Mil NIC all up (T2P, also I have no skills or standings so this it top cost). There is NO WAY im going to be putting 4-6Mil NIC worth of T1 damage guns on my mech right now (and that's not why I did it) but given how easy NIC is to come by in this game, someone has probably done something like this with T3P or T4P by now.
Has anyone crunched the numbers on T4P stuff? How much does each item actually cost to prototype? T4 items can be horribly expensive on their own, so its possible T4P stuff isnt actually that much more..
Has anyone seen people using prototype gear on their bots/mechs?