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      The Problem With The Gear

      As we all know, gear in Wizard101 is important. It's so important that we spend hours on end in Waterworks farming for our gear that we all so desperately want. For some of us, we are lucky and get the gear the first try; for others including myself, even after many tries (38 tries for me exactly), we still get nothing.

      Sure, the waterworks gear is great, and it's worth the time, but 38 time of failure? It seems a bit absurd. But why spend so much time trying to get the gear when you can go past level 60 and get better gear? So you and many of us all may have thought that level 70+ gear would be better than Waterworks gear, however we were wrong.

      Gear in Avalon, Zafaria, Azteca, and Aquila, even the crafted gear, can't compare to the Waterworks gear. The crown gear doesn't even stand a chance, because the Waterworks gear still gives better stats.

      I may be wrong, since I don't know everything about gear. But I have compared gears with my Death wizard who is a level 90, and it seems like not only everyone is wearing Waterworks gear in PvP, but it seems that stats-wise Waterworks gear is superior. Even if there is something better than Waterworks gear, I highly doubt that it is a large enough difference, and that's pretty sad that in 30 levels, stats have not drastically improved.

      Don't take my word for it, I am just stating my opinion and hopefully am able to be more enlightened by all of you out there that know way more than me.

      I personally feel like KI needs to make better gear.


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      Re: The Problem With The Gear

      Every set of gear, to make it really good, must include something from the waterworks set. Personally, a combo of ww gear and crafted gear is very good, as you get good block, crit, while maintaining an ok resist and damage. I use the Azteca crafted hat and shoe, while using the ww robe.

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      Re: The Problem With The Gear

      I agree. Waterworks is just the best there is and that needs to change. Its been 30 levels and we're still waiting.

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      Re: The Problem With The Gear

      Quote Originally Posted by Katherine View Post
      I agree. Waterworks is just the best there is and that needs to change. Its been 30 levels and we're still waiting.
      Thank you. It's been 30 levels, you'd think at least by now that KI would have made something better for higher levels rather than holding on to level 60 gear. It's like seeing a level 50 run around with level 10 gear. What is that? That's a bit a shame.

      I also recognize that matching different sets with each other can be effective, however, the point is that Waterworks gear is still a necessity when it shouldn't be. A level 90's necessity shouldn't be the same or close to the same as a level 60's.


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      Re: The Problem With The Gear

      The gear dropped by Hades is far better than WW gear. Each school set appears to have it's own name instead of being called Hades gear and has pips, universal block, universal resist, damage, critical, and added health
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      Re: The Problem With The Gear

      Have you not seen the Aquila gear dropped by Hades yet? it's waaaaay better!

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      Re: The Problem With The Gear

      Quote Originally Posted by xSemira View Post
      Have you not seen the Aquila gear dropped by Hades yet? it's waaaaay better!
      Depends really. I've looked at some of the Hades gear, and it looks like our attack is being decreased while our critical is being increased. The block is also being increased. So I don't see that specifically as an improvement for those of us that depend on attack. Sure critical does major damage, but only when it doesn't block. I'd rather do major damage always without doubts, which are present with the critical.

      If attack isn't important to you, then yeah, the Hades gear is better. If attack is important to you, than Waterworks is still better since the resist stays the same.

      EDIT: And while critical is increased in the Hades gear, block is increased as well. So it's not like the critical boost will be much help in PvP because block was also increased in the new gear. To me it doesn't seem like Hades gear is superior enough. Maybe someone can explain though if they believe it is.
      Last edited by PrinceDaniel; 8-7-13 at 1:18 PM.


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      Re: The Problem With The Gear

      I've been noticing this, too. However, the gear I have from the worlds I quest in are actually quite satisfactory at times. In order for them to make much better gear in the new world, they also have to make the world much more challenging for the gear not to be overpowered.
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      Re: The Problem With The Gear

      Quote Originally Posted by PrinceDaniel View Post
      Depends really. I've looked at some of the Hades gear, and it looks like our attack is being decreased while our critical is being increased. The block is also being increased. So I don't see that specifically as an improvement for those of us that depend on attack. Sure critical does major damage, but only when it doesn't block. I'd rather do major damage always without doubts, which are present with the critical.

      If attack isn't important to you, then yeah, the Hades gear is better. If attack is important to you, than Waterworks is still better since the resist stays the same.

      EDIT: And while critical is increased in the Hades gear, block is increased as well. So it's not like the critical boost will be much help in PvP because block was also increased in the new gear. To me it doesn't seem like Hades gear is superior enough. Maybe someone can explain though if they believe it is.
      The new Aquilla gear IS better. WE do loose some damage, but we gain more stats.

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      Re: The Problem With The Gear

      Quote Originally Posted by DaDuke View Post
      The new Aquilla gear IS better. WE do loose some damage, but we gain more stats.
      That's not an upgrade, that's a sidegrade. To be a true improvement to WW gear then every stat must be equal to if not greater than WW.

      Lets take a look at the balance hats as a for instance, you loose 152 health, and 5% damage boost to gain 2% pierce, and 95 crit rating. See, stat trading, lowering one thing to bring up another, in short a sidegrage. At best this gear is only equal to WW, but in truth it's actually worse, as one of the boosted stats is crit, and everything seems to have an auto block sense the middle of avalon (i haven't even seen a storm wizard pull off a successful crit in AZ).

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