It seems like you guys are making sets that are "okay" for one class and spreading it across an entire archetype, leaving certain classes with undesirable set bonuses that render their new higher renown set barely on par with their previous set and that is being a glass half full. At first I thought giving a class weak procs, for example taking Conq from sorc/BW 100 toughness exchange and trading it for an AP buff which is 100% useless was a way of nerfing certain classes, or is there just not enough time in the day to design unique set bonuses/gear for each class?
You guys say you encourage not mixing sets, yet my RR 80 sorc does clearly more damage if I mix three 2 piece sets, and making sure each piece has either Magic power or Magic crit. I actually made a WL and leveled it up for the reason my Sorc/bw keeps getting lackluster sets at each corner, and in comparison I could just get Conq in 5 days and If i had ever seen my own RR 80 sorc in the lakes I would rip my own head off. It took having multiple sets with unsatisfying stats( Unsatisfying stats would be strength for a healer, willpower for a DPS and AP for a class with a built in AP kit), and tons of feedback from many players who actually play the classes to make me realize that there simply probably isn't enough Dev-Power to go around.
I'm not paying 15 dollars a month anymore, so I keep myself from complaining too much because I do appreciate the things RoR team does. Here is an idea for any new armor set, when you make it, offer people a +50% xp bonus potion lasting 1 week for deleting a RR 80 toon or higher. This way when all these new gear sets are realeased, instead of being stuck with an RR 80 who now needs to go fetch mix sets Sentinel, invader, and vanquisher or onslaught, You can just remake into a toon who has a full useful gear set, and by the next time the next gear set comes out you are already RR 80 again and can just change. This is a valid point because obviously there are 2-3 different ideas of what is useful for a class, and this will allow players whom are dedicated to a certain class until 80 to have an alternate option other than sitting on a max level toon grinding a gear set that is definitely not best in slot.
Idea for Sorc/BW Blood Lord set, 2 Piece + 70 intel, 3 piece + 70 weaponskill ( so your auto attacks ignore more armor & crit harder when in melee range) 4 piece + more AP because i'm too poor to afford AP pots & I don't have enough hotkeys to slot my +160 AP ability. 5 Piece On being CC'd 15% chance to return 50% of the same CC back to the attacker. 6 piece Dread Aspect ( detaunt ) will cause the detaunted target to be slowed by 40% for 3 seconds. 7 piece on receiving a 900+ hit of damage, for the next 8 seconds all detaunts on you become 50% as effective. Obviously you could just replace this 7 piece with a small grain of sand you throw at the ground and it explode and instantly teleports you to warcamp.
Thanks, RoR team for all your hard work & effort! Keep up the strong developing & team leadership, it all pays off in the end when we have this nice server for us all to play!