Anyone know how this works. Does your gear condition get worse only when you die, or slowly from use? Do you become less effective as your gear degrades, or are you fully effective until your gear is broken. For example... if you have a sword at 100% condition, and the condition degrades to 0%... does the sword gradually do less damage as the condition degrades, or is it fully effective until 0% when you just can't use it anymore?
I hope gear doesn't lose effectiveness as it degrades, otherwise players will feel like they have to repair their gear the instant it's not at 100% condition anymore. Especially tanks, or when doing difficult encounters (BCNM/Mission/Raid/etc). I think it would be better if the gear is fully effective until it breaks, and then you have to repair it before you can even use it.
I hope all that makes sense.