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Gear Tiers

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Kaelano
02.12.2012 , 11:53 PM | #1
There seems to be alot of discrepancy in the forums about which "tier" is what. I see some people label tiers 1, 2 and 3, while others label 1, 1.5, and 2. I read a thread yesterday wherein someone labeled something "tier 1.4". Wat?

It seems to make the most sense T1 is tionese or any equivalent which adds to a value of 126. In pvp this would be centurion. T1.5 would be 136 items, columni or named equivalent, which can be relatively easily accumulated by a toon with several slots short of t1, but it's a little nicer, like a slightly luckier drop for the same difficulty. Similarly in pvp, champion gear has no valor requirement.

T2 is rakata or battlemaster. To get the second tier gear, a toon must be mostly geared in T1 or equivalent to participate in HM or NM ops. Similarly, battlemaster has valor 60 requirement.

Doesn't this make the most sense or am I completely off-base?

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Daegil
02.13.2012 , 12:02 AM | #2
I find T1,T2,T3 much more logical. Champion/Columi being T1.5 sounds as if it was supposed to be on par with Centurion/Tionese and used to fill slots that are not available from Cent/Tion.

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Jurugar
02.13.2012 , 12:06 AM | #3
Tiers are defined, and have always been defined, by their set bonuses.

We are in tier 1 across the board. The next set of gear that has a new set bonus will be tier 2.

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Silberfalke
02.13.2012 , 12:06 AM | #4
We name it Tier 1.1, 1.2 and 1.3 since this is most logical way to name it.

You have one raidtier in three different qualities.

Next raidtier in will be 2.1, 2.2 and 2.3.
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Arkeon
02.13.2012 , 02:04 AM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by Silberfalke View Post
We name it Tier 1.1, 1.2 and 1.3 since this is most logical way to name it.

You have one raidtier in three different qualities.

Next raidtier in will be 2.1, 2.2 and 2.3.
Agreed this is the best way to name them since it shouldn't go to tier 2 unless the set bonus changes

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Iwipe
02.13.2012 , 02:18 AM | #6
There is no fixed convention in game for naming tiers, people like myself who have never played WoW call it Tier 1, 2, 3 and others called it Tier 1.1, 1.2, 1.3. It is really easiest to refer by names to avoid confusion: tionese/centurion || columi/champion || rakata/battlemaster.

For rakata at least, the rating is 140, whereas Tionese and columi are 126 and 136 respectively so technically rakata is half a tier (a full tier would be 146)

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Ahlad
02.13.2012 , 02:39 AM | #7
Where would Exotech and Energized gear fit into that because i think ive seen those around somewhere?

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Fercil
02.13.2012 , 03:06 AM | #8
Exotech is similar quality as Columni, 136. Energized is similar quality as Tionese, 126. Neither will provide set bonuses though, they're just single items.