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8-18-2006 @ 3:52AM
There's several aspects to twinking, as you noted. Using your lvl60 char to collect blues for your lvl 19 to buff them out is cheesy, but not broken. However, the whole epic enchants on lvl 19 blue equipment is broken on so many levels. Aside from the obvious ability to severely overpower a lvl 19 char in PVP with buffs to which they shouldn't have access, there's the issues of draining resources from higher lvl chars while undermining the market for lower level enchants. An Epic enchant takes epic reagents, but if the market for those is spread across the entire level range, then the folks that actually NEED those buffs (i.e. raiding 60's) will find their supplies lowered and the prices inflated. Meanwhile, because it's possible to put an Epic enchant on a lvl 19 blue, no powergamer will bother with Agility +3, or Damage +2, thus draining the primary market for low-mid level enchants, to the extent you can't PAY people to take them.Meanwhile, almost every other permanent buff in the system has an equipment level minimum - armor patches being the most notable example. Enchants should be the same - Sorry, no you can't put Crusader on your Cruel Barb, it can't hold that much power.This fix alone would elegantly resolve or ameliorate a number of issues - PVP twinking, 10-19 WSG sucking for everyone that ISN'T a twinker, enchant material availabilty and costs, and lack of demand for sub-250 enchants.
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