the problem is the precedents this sets. why wouldnt they just keep doing this over and over now theyve done it the 1st time? no reason to believe they wont.
From what I've understood:
- It's only 3 of your item slots so far
- When the armor set is out, you will need to get it - but just once (unless you want sets with different stat allocations)
- The only thing that you will need to improve regularly will be infusions...
- ...which may or may not be added later to other armor tiers...
-...and will only matter in the new dungeon at later difficulty levels
Doesn't sound too bad
anet must have sat down, thought out a bunch of things to solve the problem of people getting bored and leaving. and THIS was the "best" idea they had. tells me that in a few weeks or months when people get bored and start leaving again, they arent going to have any better ideas if this shit idea was their best the 1st time.
also, they already went back on their word of horizontal max-level progression. exotics were supposed to be the top of the plateau. they said no treadmill. but here we are what...about 2 months after release of the game, and we get a patch introducing vertical progression. point is that even if they said ascended gear was going to be the best gear and they wouldnt add any more tiers, who in their right mind would believe them? theyve already shown they will go back on their word, back on their own principles.