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Ashes of Creation Team Wants Your Thoughts on Overgearing

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Poorna Shankar Posted:
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The Ashes of Creation dev team want your thoughts on overgearing in their latest dev discussion.

If you’re unfamiliar with the dev discussion format, this is basically a chance for the dev team to ask you, the community, a question and gather your feedback and thoughts. This week’s question is all about overgearing, or providing higher level equipment to lower level characters.

As expected, plenty of people in the community responded to the question in the forums. Some folks dislike the concept,

“Overgearing is something I dislike when I play through a game the first time. I like to have an appropriate challenge, instead of just steamrolling my way through everything.”

Still others are relatively apathetic to it,

“I don't mind overgearing my character if and only if it's my, say, fourth or fifth time rolling. If I'm playing through any game's story/campaign/whatever for the first time, I will not overgear, and I definitely want to enjoy the journey first and foremost.”

Other community members express their desire to have players of similar gear. Some others were ok with the notion of overgearing as long as it didn’t get too out of hand. What are your thoughts?


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Poorna Shankar

A highly opinionated avid PC gamer, Poorna blindly panics with his friends in various multiplayer games, much to the detriment of his team. Constantly questioning industry practices and a passion for technological progress drive his love for the video game industry. He pulls no punches and tells it like he sees it. He runs a podcast, Gaming The Industry, with fellow writer, Joseph Bradford, discussing industry practices and their effects on consumers.