You would think they care. After making Gioia available in PvM, everything at this point is possible. New gears just always bring changes to game. Players just have to adapt or move on. Personally I dont like how Camp put Gioia in Xmas lab, so I just quit WoE because I think making Gioia available to PvM was just dumb. Of course, there are ways to kill counter Gioia(s)
Now the more serious part starts here. Are you sure you want to talk about Clocking? I mean, since you WoE, there is a very high chance that you and every damage class also use "Shield spell", a skill that belongs to RG. If they were to nerf Clocking in Mysterious muffler, I'd like to see the same thing happen to Shield spell in Royal Guard shield and Dispel in Eye of illusion, for a sake of consistency and fairness.
Get to the point though, gears that allow players to use a specific skill is not new. I also lol'ed every time I see non-RG classes use "Shield spell" outside and inside WoE castles (I actually still lol when I see it). Same thing to Dispel which should only belong to Sorcs but now it is available to everyone to use.
Shield spell takes time to get what specific buffs you want so maybe that one we can compromise, dispel for the eye of illusion, yes i want it nerfed as well! It makes all gene a sorce.
Going back, cloaking is a different story, as it immobilizes you from almost all the possible damage dealing actions, specially if the target has no means of revealing you.
They need to add new gears to change the gameplay, not to ruin the game XD
And yes all we can say is players needs to adapt, but who will adapt if there's no players left? Thor only has 200 population (from almost 1k back then) not to mention the vendors and pubs, so technicaly its more or less a hundred real humans playing, server is dying, isnt this alarming to the management? Or they rather focus on ROM? And close the legacy game forever
, in this case there is no reason to top up.