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#1 Oct 07 2010 at 10:27 PM Rating: Decent
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So, my Gladiator just reached rank 8 tonight, and I had a nice, new hempen turban ready to wear. However, this optimal rank 8 favored class GLD headgear, with stats of Defense 14, Mag. Defense 18, Evasion 11, and Resiliance 16 results in my stats being lower than my level 1 hempen coif I got from a guildleve, which has Defense 12, Mag. Defense 16, Evasion 10, and Resiliance 14. Now, I understand this is a complex game with a complex system, and I inderstood, or thought I did, about optimal levels and favored classes, so I waited until what I thought would be the point where everything aligned. Can anyone explain to me why this is not working, what I am doing wrong, or maybe just mock me for not being smart enough to play? Thanks in advance for all your help.
#2 Oct 07 2010 at 10:30 PM Rating: Good
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I have no idea. I can only guess that leather gear gives better physical defense than cloth gear.

Edited, Oct 8th 2010 12:33am by SickleSageKiroh
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#3 Oct 07 2010 at 10:30 PM Rating: Good
Welcome to ZAM!

Short answer, a lot of things seem messed up and don't make sense. Several people have reported that they have lost hp when they level up, or have gear that doesn't do what might be expected. No one really knows for sure why yet.

Please don't take this as me not welcoming you here, but just be warned, the trolls are out in force right now. Prepare for your thread to be turned into another "yeah this is another reason Tanaka should be executed for clubbing baby seals" thread.
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#4 Oct 07 2010 at 10:34 PM Rating: Decent
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He is rank 8 gladiator, which is 7 levels higher than his rank 1 coif, and the same level as his rank 8 hempen pieces. That's the problem.

The only thing I could point out to check, is your current physical level. I'm pretty sure that there's a distinction between crafted and leve awarded items.

There's nothing to say otherwise, other than the very different results you're seeing here. It's either a gear type (crafted or rewarded from a leve) or purely a different in physical level that is causing it to suffer. Even if it doesn't make sense, i would still post a ticket of some sort (however you do it) to the GM's to see why it's happening. if the same rank item is getting less stats rewarded even though it's favored and the same rank, then there's something amiss...
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#5 Oct 07 2010 at 11:41 PM Rating: Good
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georgejr wrote:
So, my Gladiator just reached rank 8 tonight, and I had a nice, new hempen turban ready to wear. However, this optimal rank 8 favored class GLD headgear, with stats of Defense 14, Mag. Defense 18, Evasion 11, and Resiliance 16 results in my stats being lower than my level 1 hempen coif I got from a guildleve, which has Defense 12, Mag. Defense 16, Evasion 10, and Resiliance 14. Now, I understand this is a complex game with a complex system, and I inderstood, or thought I did, about optimal levels and favored classes, so I waited until what I thought would be the point where everything aligned. Can anyone explain to me why this is not working, what I am doing wrong, or maybe just mock me for not being smart enough to play? Thanks in advance for all your help.


Unfortunately, GLD = GOLDSMITH. GLA = Gladiator. You got the wrong head gear.
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#6 Oct 07 2010 at 11:44 PM Rating: Good
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Khornette wrote:
Unfortunately, GLD = GOLDSMITH. GLA = Gladiator. You got the wrong head gear.


I think this is the answer you're looking for.
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#7 Oct 08 2010 at 8:02 AM Rating: Decent
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Ha ha! That makes sense. Thank you all so much for helping out.
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