You want to wear effective gear and look cool at the same time right? Tired of looking like everyone else or at the very least, you're tired of looking like some mismatched freak, maybe you even think the DEV's did it just to F&ck with you.
Enter's Vanity gear / social gear / whatever the 4uck they call it these days. I don't even support the idea of stat based gear progression, it's very linear and drives the population to farm and or raid, this is also why I'm having a hard time finding an MMO to play consistently.
I would prefer if I had the ability to design my weapon and my armor as if it were the character creator. I'd love tons of options that get me a certain desired look and effect. I really can't get that though can I? I mean, even in the world of vanity clothing there are usually some very limited options. IF I do get to choose vanity clothing it's almost guaranteed that the cool stuff or silly stuff are all very similar, I end up still looking like every other jackass that tried to dodge the train wreck that is AWFUL tier set armor.
Of course weapons are almost always NEVER allowed to be "vanitized" I'm stuck with whatever I looted. I understand that maybe I shouldn't be able to make a greatsword look like a warhammer and that said warhammer shouldn't be doing piercing damage so the solution? Let me put a spike or 2 on the ends of my warhammer's hammer, and let me but a sphere on the end of my greatsword for some blunt damage. IF that's even a factor in the game I'm playing.
What's far more likely is that the stats on those weapons have less to do with damage types and more to do with character stats (Str / Con / Dex). Was there ever a valid argument for why a Bow would contain a dexterity buff inside of it? Well I'll assume it's because the weapon is magical. Having everything enhance your character's stats via magical means really feel magical? I don't think it does.
I want to wear my louis vuitton and my chest of awesome regeneration at the same time but I'd prefer to just have the option and make one from an awesome customization menu and avoid the whole "You are wearing the same vanity clothes as me because we have the same number of vanity options as tier set options."
Hope I make a little sense this time