Hi guys, As a player that used to play on Japanese server I'm not quite sure why 13 star weapons were tradeable in this version of PSO2 from the start. In japan they limited the sale of 13 stars when they came out for a reason. The fact that 13 star weps like nem are tradeable has caused players to just buy the weapon and never ever farm ult ever. I run an alliance and I've had a couple people who bought a nem weapon and had no idea what ultimate was. In addition I noticed that many players quit once they buy their nem weapon as they feel that they no longer have something to go for. This is the reason why almost every single MMO does not allow you to buy the end game items. This is if like for WoW came out and people can run Molten core infinitely and sell the weapons, but multiply daily money gain by x10. Also, there is an EXTREME lack of weapons in this version as for some reason challenge had Revulsio weapons which made people immediately lose interest after the first week or two as they felt that it wasn't worth their time. The 13 star weps other than Revulsios are so ridiculously low that I've never seen anyone get anything other than that in AQs. It's not even interesting weapon selection in AQs to even see as they removed almost every single weapon that AQs had in japanese version like the 11 star rods that did different element damages. It's like "Oh I got a 12 star weapon. It must be sigma". I can go on and on about the item problems and the problem with how rocks were implemented in NA version of Pso.
Also at the rate this is going with the slow content update and the weird adjustments being done. The moment 14 star comes out and its tradeable/sellable. People are going to be able to buy it off the bat with how much money they're going to be sitting on by the time it comes out. The best thing to farm at this point is meseta, that's how you get the best weapon.