Equipping VTEs on a L60 Nanomage is definitely possible because you have Shades of Lucubration to help you.
On any other breed, you can use a Nano Can to make up for the lack of Shades. It should also be possible without the nano can, but that would require some serious laddering & twinking. Remember to also make use of more obscure items/buffs such as Extruder Nutrition Bars and Improved Cut Red Tape. You will also need an int/psy pistol such as Jess Pistols.
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