All the replies said yes, this is not the case and there is gear progression to a point.
The linked thread is interesting...but he wasn't really expounding upon anything...just asking for clarification.
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Well the exotic gear at level 80 is your power plateau. So it isn't new information here. However, reading through that thread it is a bit disconcerting on the amount of dungeon runs you would have to do in order to get a full set. I always under the impression that they didn't want the game to become a grind. Well 45-50 dungeon runs sounds like a grind to me.
But, as someone pointed out in that thread, the loot tables aren't finished yet so everything could be changed and different for the release.
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Can someone link to color ledgends of for items rarity? I heard green is better than blue or something?
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Well it is in that guru link that the op posted but here you go
Junk = Gray
Common = White
Fine = Blue
Masterwork = Green
Rare = Yellow
Exotic = Orange
Legendary = Purple
Someone mentioned that they took out red as one of the color indicators for gear. So Legendary is purple according to them (they said a developer confirmed that).
You might be right last I heard from a dev in game from BW3 purple was for the transmutation stones or something along those lines. Things can still change up into live and maybe after.
Yes, there is gear progression. It's just not as ridiculous as other games. ie. in WoW, Legendary items are ridiculously overpowered and it takes 10-25 people a few months to get 1 for 1 person. In GW2, the gear does plateau, but the idea of being able to acquire exotic gear from crafting/dungeons/etc. exists, so there isn't just ONE outlet for the best gear (ie. raiding). Not only that, Legendary gear is on the same level as exotic, whereas it looks awesome (per devs). As others have said, it can take a long time to get a full set of exotic dungeon gear (if you want a set for the looks or prestige of having it), but there are other outlets in acquiring good gear.
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You can get the best set of gear from doing all sorts of things, not just running dungeons.
Alrighty, well I have a question.
So we've all figured out that gear does plateau at 80 But does gear really matter? I mean will it make or break your character if you do not have the best for your level? Or is it just kinda a bonus to make things some what easier?
and what about the way they've set up the game world and DE's? If you were to be lvl 80 and run to a lvl 1 area you would have your level and stats lowered to "lvl 1" And the reason being is so it's not faceroll everything. So you can play with your newb friends without destroying there experience and what not. Which is all well and good because that way all content is always relevant to everyone right? So my question is... What does this mean for the gear? Will it be downgraded to the highest "rank" of gear available at that level stat wise? Because i mean.. a lvl 80 (downgraded to lvl 1) character with a full set lvl 80 exotic is going to one shot everything with auto attack because of the stat's that gear contributes which shoots the concept "all content is relevant to everyone" all to shit. So how exactly is that handled?
Gear gets scaled down aswell.
Gear will be scaled down to level 1 gear and gear stats only break your game if you trying to run explorable dungeons but i think still can be done but abit harder other than that stats really don't matter that much.
I guess another question would be. Let's say I get a green rarity... idk.. chest at lvl 40 or something and then I get 10 more levels. Would the stat's on that green item "level with me"/the area im in. Or would it just get to the point I had to replace it with something new? I mean sure you're going to have a more difficult time in a lvl 80 zone decked out in green's or what have you, but you would technically never really "need" to upgrade right? I would assume if your gear scales down to match the zone you're in, your gear would also scale up if you were in a higher level area and i believe I read that as well. There for a green is always going to have a green item's stat's even if you get it when you're lvl 30.. right?
I'm just clarifying is all. I read one thing, and then I read the link in the OP and it just confused me, not because I didn't get it but because there was so much.... conflicting information as to what i'd already been told. So apologies for asking.