1. What's the difference between fresh player and player who played firefall for 1 year, without battleframes? [skill doesn't count] Let's assume that XP means experience. So, your BATTLEFRAME is getting XP (experience) for killing, doing missions, events, etc. And, for this EXPERIENCE you can buy upgrades for your battleframe. Still, battleframe pilot or user (your character) is dumb as he/she was at the beginning, even with 439395986 hours spent in game. 2. Let's take Assault for example. We have two Assaults in stock gear. The first one has only white upgrades, second is fully upgraded The difference? Second is faster by this 20%, and have something like 100 energy more. The only point of upgrading your battleframe is to wear better, crafted components. So, we are upgrading our battleframes especially to prepare them to wear better non-stock equipment. Can't upgrades give us something unique? Examples: CPU upgrade could provide enemy tracking Power upgrade could give us a passive bonus - first shot after 10 sec not participating in fight makes 10%more dmg These are just ideas, you know what I mean Make this upgrades worth buying, it shouldn't be a must. Waiting for your thoughts!