I think having preset gear for battlesquare may be a great alternative to who want to try out pvp and at the same time balance or even the playing field. This is a great way to counter act those who stacked heavily for a low level bsq after reaching late game.
For those who have already enchanted, can still pvp in rooms with other people who want to fight them rather than being a 1 side massacre in battle square. Maybe in an even playing field one can learn skill rather than relying on stacking.
We can make use of the cp and trade-in system for a different approach to give bonuses or different stat boosts or even sets. (mspd, atk spd, etc) Just because the word preset may have the connotation for isolation of build, this does not mean diversity can not exist.
It can be further balanced after testing it for a while.
With all this happening stacking is less of a priority unless it is to pve faster and etc. Everyone can try out pvp for fun without spending huge bucks. Why did I exclude late game? Because you have time from levels 1-79 to start making gold and spend it on other things or to look towards your future making the ultimate character. (As popcorn wanted, more of a main and less of abusing alts) If you want to try out different characters, you have a level range of (20)-40-79 with balanced gear to experiment, thus letting you choose the best class for you either in pvp or pve or even both. Popcorn also mentioned the purpose of this genre of game is to level and progress, not stop leveling and "camp", thus not letting any forms of exp containers to exist in game.
This is not about ranked pvps, but bsqs and maybe be taken into a setting after elements are balanced not now.
When elements are balanced, in 85, all you need is a +20 weapon and back to effectively survive and compete with the toughest of players. You can EASILY save up this amount of gold or more if you don't spend all your gold leveling from 1-79 on costumes or something.
Casual players would most likely agree to this, but what do those who stack a lot in lower leveled bsqs think about it?
I would also like to ask, what is the purpose of stacking excessively in lower leveled bsqs? Is it to pve better/ farm? If so then balancing pvp for all would be nice. If it's just for the sake of crushing new players, then that's what it is, if it's to compete with those who have already stacked then it would also be okay to even the playing field.
Edited by Agitodesu, 08 April 2016 - 05:59 PM.