Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Can a lower level character wear higher level gear?

Question here from Morgrim Wraith:
Hey Friendly,
I enjoy your blog and your bits on Ravenwood Radio, so when I ran across something mysterious, I thought you might be able to answer it.

I saw someone in Marleybone that was wearing gear that looks like something I'd expect from Dragonspyre. I figured she was helping someone of lower level, or maybe coming back to finish up Kensington.

Anyway, I looked at her level and found it was just 36. Ok, so it's possible to buy Dragonspyre items at the bazaar and stitch lower level stats into them. Then I noticed her hat's level is apparently higher than she should be able to use. The player was gone before I could ask her about it. I've attached screenshots showing what I saw. Is this just a display bug showing the stats of the appearance item used in the stitch process, or something bigger?
Hmm,let's take a look at those screenshots.



Oh, ok, that's the Hat of the Endless. It used to be the best hat in the game for lower levels because it didn't have a level or class restriction. Everybody and their dangerhound was wearing one of those helms because you couldn't beat the hitpoints. A few months ago, a patch made that hat level 45 and myth only . . . pretty much turning it into vendor trash loot. Seeing someone still wearing this hat is like seeing a dinosaur.



It's been a few months ago since that happened, but I remember looking at my characters that were wearing that hat when that patch update happened, and what I remember is this . . . the item was still equipped on my character and was displaying however the hitpoints had gone away. The moment you unequipped that hat was the moment you could no longer equip it again.

What's odd here is that in the screenshot you're showing, this character still seems to be gaining a benefit from the accuracy and damage modifiers on the hat when I don't really think that is the case.

Hmmm, I'm going to forward this message to a friend of mine in the help/troubleshooting department over there at Kingsisle and see if she knows anything about it. It may just be something that's showing up when you gear check someone because as I understand it, until that character removes that hat, it's merely acting as an appearance item and she's really not gaining any benefits from that helm.

Thanks for the question!

Happy Dueling!

21 comments:

alex deathshade said...

that is much like seeing a dinosaur now that the seamstress is here

stingite said...

The metaphor there is that (while gear checking) seeing anyone actually wearing the hat of the endless anymore is pretty much extinct. EVERYONE used to have one of those on their low level Alts. I had at least five characters around level 10 wearing those.

Alex123 said...

I heard about the hat of the endless, my friend had it and he was only level 20 something. I don't use it because i am level 50 balance currently and have better gear, but still, I don't understand that glitch.
But is it true that this hat had no level or school restrictions?

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Olivia GhostHunter said...

OMG that was funny with the dinosour!

Olivia GhostHunter said...

Well if you wanna see me on wiz then you can in the same realm and area

Olivia GhostHunter said...

When i'm back visit me on the tenth

Olivia GhostHunter said...

PEACE OUT NECROMANCER BLOG LOL btw i'm a necromancer lvl 31

Matthew said...

just thought you might want to know that my headdress of allegory's stats (+132 health) are still in effect for my level 22 Balance Wizard.

JGoof said...

Hmm, that make me worst than a dinosaure... My main wizard is Death and is still wearing the Rim-Edged Ring since the opening of Dragonspyre. It's now an Ice school ring only: +277 Health, +170 Mana

I haven't found anything better since.

Charles Raven said...

So, things that you wear during the adjustments to are changed, you could keep them?

Alex123 said...

This is to Charles Raven: Yes, you can still keep something that's not available to your school/level IF you keep it equipped. Once it's unequipped, than it's not going to let you use it again.

Olivia GhostHunter said...

is anyone blogging besides me?

Olivia GhostHunter said...

hello?

Olivia GhostHunter said...

If anyone wants to blog me, then you could do so between 4:00 through 5:00 in a few minutes a got to get off the computer.

Olivia GhostHunter said...

And can you alex123 add me

Alex123 said...

As long as they're still equipped, yes.

Morgrim said...

"Thanks for question!" hmm? :P

Well, thanks for answer!
~Morgrim Wraith

stingite said...

/facepalm

Morgrim said...

Just kidding you know... :)

Who needs definite article?