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      There needs to be more gear diversity

      Since I've returned to the game I have noticed the game(and more specifically PvP) has next to no alternatives for gear. One of the hallmarks of an RPG is the ability to craft your character and spec out your stats the way you desire. Currently, there's next to no options: The only viable hats are either Malistare hat for pierce/resist or Dragoon Hat. Robe options are limited to Turquoise robe for pierce(hoard pack), Spooky robe for resist(bundle), and Dragoon robe for set bonus. The only viable boots are Dragoon.

      I'm at the point where I don't even care if new alternatives are crowns or hoard pack only. Having every wizard run the same stats makes the game stale.

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      Re: There needs to be more gear diversity

      Yeah, it would be totally better for the game for there to be the establishment of different types of play. Not that I think balancing gear so that all the stats are high is a bad thing but it would be nice to have the option of changing gear so that some stats are slightly higher at a cost of slightly lower. But at the same time, there's class specific identities that Kingsisle believes must stay in check. A Storm with the ability to have lower damage but higher resist is really not storm anymore.

      Ki is really pushing for class specific types of stats and I'm not sure that's a good perspective...

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      Re: There needs to be more gear diversity

      I don't know that the majority of players actually relegate themselves to the exact same gear, but that might be the perception in some circles.

      To say "the only viable gear is _________" is what limits options when newer players take that statement to be true. Actually, there is a LOT of gear that is viable, and I see players wearing all kinds of combinations simply because they don't buy packs, or farm for hours. It's getting them through the game.

      Of course, if you only want to team up with those who have "the best," then you're going to limit yourself by looking for certain gear on your teammates.

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      Re: There needs to be more gear diversity

      I do agree with you that in pvp those are the mainly combination we see, i would love to see different set of gears of course. We all look the same lol

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      Re: There needs to be more gear diversity

      I think we'll see more diversity when KI revamps damage/pierce/resist and turns them into ratings. We can't really have diversity right now with a % based stat system.

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      Lightbulb Re: There needs to be more gear diversity

      While I would love to see more variety and competition for the standard sets of gear, I don't feel like Wizard101 is made for that. Let's look at a game abounding in gear diversity- Skyrim. In The Elder Scrolls V, you have three main archetypes to choose from, mage, rogue, and warrior. Within these "classes" you have a variety of separate skill trees that focus on a specific attribute, such as stealth, heavy armor, and destruction magic.
      You of course are not confined to any one archetype, and can mix and match skill trees to your hearts content. The same goes for the variety of gear, you can totally be a wizard who uses heavy armor or a rogue with a battleaxe! But in Wizard101, you are limited to the theming of your school. No matter how hard you try, attempts at a "secondary school" will inevitably be weaker than a monoclass. And, IMHO, this is a good thing! Each school has their own unique identity, and we should all embrace that.


      When it comes to gear in this game though, I would of course love to see more viable options that aren't locked behind RNG paywalls- AKA Packs. This thread reminds me of an idea I posted last year, where I proposed custom crafted items! Check it out here, I think it is a good solution to the lack of diversity and personal tailoring this game has.



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      Re: There needs to be more gear diversity

      I had an idea that would allow wizards to custom-make their own gear. The idea was that you would make a gear item with no stats, and then you could add reagents to it that would increase the stat of your choice. In order to keep the stats from spiraling out of control, there's a global maximum number of reagents that can be added to the item, and a soft cap on each stat that makes increasing said stat beyond the soft cap to cost increasingly greater numbers of reagents. Any thoughts?
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      Arrow Re: There needs to be more gear diversity

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      That is literally the idea I posted a year ago and cited in my previous post. Check out the original thread here.

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      Re: There needs to be more gear diversity

      Quote Originally Posted by JaredSpellFrost View Post
      @Robobot1747

      That is literally the idea I posted a year ago and cited in my previous post. Check out the original thread here.

      Now to pray that if this ever happens, it won't cost 50k crowns for one single item

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      Re: There needs to be more gear diversity

      Quote Originally Posted by JaredSpellFrost View Post
      @Robobot1747

      That is literally the idea I posted a year ago and cited in my previous post. Check out the original thread here.

      Your idea is certainly cool as well and I like it. Great minds think alike!
      (also not that it's a contest but mine came out earlier :P) https://www.wizard101.com/forum/the-...6eb45da2ce1932
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