so its harder to make more powerful weapons/units...
affixing is the biggest meseta sink because of this
is it a mess? yes, but you dont need to go for it to enjoy the game, +20 atk wont be much at late game anyways
+20??? i was under the impression, Affixing is for +350 WHICH yeah it is gonna be a big difference between something that DROPS as +20 versus beeing AFFIXED with 6+ augments of over 100+ (roughly) each.
3 Units. each with 200-300 Attack adds up. not to mention the weapon itself, can get an extra 1000 attack stat. i'd say it's quite a difference.. but yeah.. its not "needed" i agree.
what i was saying though, was that Affixing isn't really "fun" unless you been doing it for 8years already. not like WoW has enchanting, where i watched my friend make tons of gold while people handed him the mats, & he enchanted their items.
WoW's Enchantment, is a system that rewards players for their time and effort. Affixing does not APPEAR worth the effort to players who are brand new to PSO. I don't even play WoW, I'd rather have played old GC PSO lol but was just sharing that it would be nice for some compromise or middle ground. not asking to simplify the system, if sega could find an incentive for (Affix-ers) veterans and newbies alike.