In the mad dash to hit level 50, I stopped datacron hunting around the time that I left Tatooine. Now that I’m getting ready for update 1.2, I’m going back and gathering the datacrons that I’ve missed.
Going back at a higher level makes datacron gathering much easier. Not only do I have my super speedy speeder bike to get around on, but there have been several datacrons that require that I defeat some “high level” elites (for that planet) in heroric areas in order to get the datacron. Needless to say, it just isn’t a fair fight to pit a level 50 character against a level 40 elite.
I couldn’t imagine defeating some of the MOBs if I were at the appropriate level. I would most certainly have to be in a group, which isn’t always possible to find during the times that I play. So, if you are having difficulty getting your datacrons, come back later when you are more powerful and you can mow down your enemies without getting a scratch.