I think a more fair viewpoint would be to say grouping gear and solo gear, rather than specifically singling out raid gear. I'd be fine with all my stuff being devalued outside of group instances to where it was of roughly equal potency to gear available through solo means (grinding out multiple sets of armour seems a little over the top, to me). I suspect most other 'raiders' share a similar opinion in that they could care less how their character performs on landscape, beyond in completing forced grinds (hytbold tokens, riddermark tokens, limlight barter, etc, etc). contrary to what 'soloers' think, since they only see them when they are on landscape, raiders and group content people get their gear for group content. Even with massive influx of thousands of 1st agers on some servers, who has seen a single 1st age bridle? Who has seen someone unlock the deed for the new armour-set or win a sweet piece of jewelry and say 'awesome, now i'll be able to finish my crafting instances faster.'
Originally Posted by Kerin_Eldar
Just because you spend all your time on the landscape, where everyone is forced to be to get things done, doesn't mean that is everyone's priority.
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