Didn't want to make a new thread since this one seems to be relevant for my gear questions.
After skimming through the patch notes and trying to catch up (been a long time since I've played) I am confused as to how I should gear my character. I have a level 38 CNJ and am currently geared in Velveteen.
I'm confused as to whether or not all this "dated" gear is still usable? Should I be looking to completely regear my character, or is the "dated" stuff still feasible? What should I be thinking about when considering purchasing new/updated gear? Any general thoughts (high level) anyone can share?
Yea that also took me a while to get used to after a long break. Both from the gearing my classes up side of it and trying to get back into a crafting groove.
I didn't see any drawbacks to using dated gear aside from not being able to meld materia into it. Which isn't a huge concern on the way up to 50 and depending on the kind of money you have/if you could put in materia yourself. Now you have multiple sets of tiered gear to look into so it's possible to upgrade more often between the dated & new. I guess that would really depend again on the money you have(or stuff you can make yourself) and personal preference. To save money I think you could get by without upgrading every possible chance you get. If you have the means then sure.
The database here is a good tool to look into where you could improve your gear set ups and also plan for the future. You can look stuff up by slot & then filter it to show only gear for your class. Edited, Oct 17th 2011 10:32am by TwistedOwl