Side note: Skyly was the best.
I'll see myself out now. runs
Things were like that with the JP CBT1. Our old items dominated the BP where people hit over 2000.
It was nerfed without telling us and honestly I don't mind. Let the PSO2 stuff be OP in PSO2 and the NGS stuff be OP in NGS.
I'm honestly glad they nerfed the old gear. People should be embracing the new way to get gear and augments, it's fun! Why would you want to just surpass all the new content immediately?
EDIT: I just wanted to add that saying "lied" is a really negative spin on it, it was a beta and it was subject to change.
Just to re-clarify; I'm fine with the performance of the gear currently. I just didn't appreciate how they lied about it twice in the end since getting gear prepped for NGS was the big carrot on the stick for me, and lots of others. It was a means to skip first version upgrades and save meseta for the next update when the current gear becomes irrelevant and meseta/material costs shoot up. In that sense, the gear lived up to what I wanted it to do.
Was it really lying when they tell you up front that the information was still in development and may change in the future. There were definitely plenty of warnings about things not being finalized even in the list that showed what will be carried over and what aren't. Plenty of things changed after the CBTs, things like Just Attack/Perfect Attack was removed and in first JP CBT people got to carry over all their PSO2 gear/fashion (one of the things being tested for CBT1) then perhaps it made them changed their mind about having old PSO2 gear being stronger than the new gear.
You're right, it wasn't a lie, it was 2 lies. First was the lie about them being raised to +40; This was implemented and the information on the article stating they would be elevated to +40 was not changed til way after release, this was a bait and switch. The information is also a lie currently because it states that legacy weapons would perform to the level of their NGS counterparts, which they don't. The reason I consider it a lie is because the information was released as assurance that time spent in PSO2 would not be wasted once NGS released and the focus inevitably shifted to that game. It was on the same page that informed us that fashion was carrying over into NGS, and you know that if the fashion was "subject to change" altered there would have been a riot.
Also, just attacks being removed was some of the very first information we got on ngs, to my knowledge they were not in the closed beta.
Quick edit: I know that outright calling it a lie does have negative connotations, but it was either that, or dance around the issue for a while and I like to get to the point. And once more, I'd like to reaffirm that the point is about the lie, not the performance. Bait and switching is grimy.