@Matt said in Armada Training: Final Lament Failures:
This is true, but generally any good player will have at least the Millionaire set of gear, since that's basically free.
Being undergeared in content is generally not a fault of the players though, but rather the game. If you were to play PSO2 without any guides (and really, this should be the baseline you should be working on, "yoU SHuLd be reSearCHing -- fuck off with this), I could see very easily how people are in UH with only 13-14* equipment.
People just use what they come across directly and whatever has the bigger number. Think about back to when you started RPGs and other similar games, you most likely did the exact same thing instead of poring over guides or advice about how to get super strong gear as fast as possible.
PSO2 doesn't do a particularly good job at guiding players to their next, or appropriate, equipment upgrade without outside sources. With no sort of gear requirement on stuff, people are naturally going to play the hardest thing available for the best equipment, and in content such as 12/12 MPAs, you're not really going to get a good judgement as to what is too weak or good enough. IF everyone else is carrying you in pugs, as is evident by the amount of people complaining on these forums, you don't realise you're doing badly at all, and will just continue playing as is.
Most RPGs also tend to have level have a much more significant meaning, so many people also believe that simply being levelled is enough, but naturally this isn't the case for PSO2. After level 20 even, you hardly get any stats from levelling up, so in practice, a level 80 and a level 100 are kind of the same... (obviously this isn't quite true due to 85 skills and SP, but it isn't that significant)
1000x agree with this. I gave myself a literal headache trying to gear up when I was new. The hot new thing was Nemesis for 40m+ on my ship and it didn’t come upgraded, either. I used what I found on the ground because it must be good if it was dropping for my level, right? Rising weapon badges? What’s that? What’s a weapon fodder? What’s an affix and how do I do that? I didn’t know anything.
I’m not new to RPG style gear progression. I generally love to craft endgame gear in other games but holy hell I almost quit this game because I was so frustrated and confused on what I was supposed to be doing. I even did muh research and half the information was for jp only or outdated answers. This game is so ridiculously frustrating when you’re new.