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12/31/12 6:01:21 PM#41
Originally posted by xAPOCx
That has been an issue in every game, ever. New class, new race, and they are behind the times.
BUT! If you look at the new race L50 a year from now, he get to L50 in a set of green gear say. In WoW / Rift / EQ, that would mean they would be at a fraction of the power compared to a raid/crafted geared player. If the numbers shown for the advantages of a mid ranged weapon or armor, compared to a top of the line one hold true come launch there will be little difference. As long as you still have your buddies / guild / expedition to assist you with gear there should be little is any difficulty 'catching up'.
I will try and find the numbers, but there are 12 grades of gear from the common 'Grey' trash to the top of the line. A Grey item was like 0.75 of base, a tier 6/7 was 1.55, and a top of the line was 1.75. So a full suit of top of the line crafted, costing tons of rare mats would be what 12-15% better than a midrange set? Better is Better, sure, but the incremental increases make the better gear more of an Ego booster, than truly God-like as in some games.