Red-Black Crystals on republic side. Not easily obtainable right?
Black-Blue are the republic equivalents. Even they are not something you walk up and get. disregarding getting all the way to level 50 first, you still have to do flashpoints for awhile to get up to the level of gear needed for the flashpoints/ops that drop rakata gear. Then you have to win a roll on the right item to get a crystal.
Even then the flashpoints that drop rakata gear (cept the lost island chest) are not in group finder meaning you need to either be in an active guild or spam chat forever.
This means that you need to have a level 50 on both factions and the imp one needs to be fairly successful at flashpoints/ops. Then you need to get gear then somehow get an unbound piece with a crystal and send it to a level 50 on the republic side.
Overall not an easy task.
YET in general chat people were calling me stupid for saying red-black crystals were hard to get on republic side. Was I being trolled? Was there just an abundance of idiots on fleet that day? or is there some secret red-black crystal on republic side they were too stupid to mention?