I really appreciate that PerBlue is finally starting to listen to their player base (although if @Stinkynate’s numbers are accurate, maybe you’re not listening all that well). And I appreciate that PerBlue is making moves to reduce the grind (and $$$) required for some of the gear. I don’t expect PerBlue to give us our stamina back, although that would be amazing… But I do think there should be compensation. I think a very fair compensation would be the items back that were omitted from the crafting recipes.
it took me some time to figure out a fitting analogy for the situation:
Let’s pretend a group of friends have gone out for a big dinner and we all split the bill. As a “whale” I put in my share of the bill right away. Some of my friends can’t pay as much right then, but they put in a little. After some of us have put in our share, the waiter comes back and says that the bill is lower and anyone that hasn’t paid yet will pay a smaller portion. And instead of the waiter returning the extra money, he decides to keep it to pad his own pockets.
I’m okay with the stamina spent to gear my items. Right before the patch notes came out, I managed to fully gear all my toons as well. But what I’m not very pleased with is that anyone that geared their toons, whether they did some or all, they lost those items omitted from the gear recipes. And this really hurts the F2P players. They don’t have the spare resources to waste. They used up their valuable resources to gear their toons. They lost items with this reduction as well. And a reimbursement of those gear items would be FAIR.
I don’t want this to seem gripey, and I don’t want for this to be a “damned if you do, damned if you don’t” type of situation. I just hope PB realizes that their players have lost out on items that they worked for and an reasonable fix is there!