So I tried this experiment: I leveled an already legendary dweller to her max SPECIAL. Everything is 10. Took a while, and required solid training facilities and allot of checking in at specific times to get her started for the new training cycle, but there you go, she's perfect.
Anyway, I sent her out into the wasteland with a power armor (why, I don't know exactly, it doesn't boost anything), a tuned alien blaster (18-20, the best weapon I have) and the max stack of stimpacks and radaway (25).
After 34 hours in the wasteland (will be more next time, but she started out low-level because she was in training facilities the whole time) but my conclusion is that I can only find crap items.
The money is great, don't get me wrong, she is returning home as we speak with little over 4000 caps. But why, for the life of me, are the items so crap?? Still bb-guns, 10mm's, a bunch of shotguns and rifles, and all the low level suits I already have a bunch of.
C'mon ! Where's the plasma guns !? the power armors !? Has anyone ever found really good loot? Like the MIRV or something? (so not from a lunchbox but from the wasteland obviously).
Update My question is not entirely the same as the "What best gear/stats ... " question, since the point of my question was that I already maxed out the values of SPECIAL and gear. (gear being almost the best weapon). I am curious what the loot mechanism behind the game is when after the fact that you are maxing out, you're still receiving sub-standard loot.