So something I keep noticing is that a lot of people don't know the gear progression options available to them.
It's understandable. Players have a lot of chocies and ways to gear up. There's no real "right" way, but some are more efficient then others.
I even saw a post this past week where someone was collecting Greater Marks and Infernal Marks from the daily dungeons. They didn't see anything in Sanctum, where all the other vendors were, to buy with those marks.
I think the community could use a gear overview. Something that puts all the different options post lvl 50 in comparison with each other. A way to give newer players who read the forums (yes, I know they're a minority) a road map to how they want to gear up.
I made a REALLY REALLY rough chart for illustrative purposes only. I did it from memory, so weighting and realative comparrisons of one gear type vs. the others are likely off quite a bit. Please don't overcriticize it.
What I am looking for is someone intrepid and "webby" enough to put together a fancy and accurate version of my rough chart. Or piggy-back off it to an even better idea. I know there are BIS lists, etc. for the various classes. I'm not so much talking about specific items as the "bands" of gear and where they come from. Perhaps someone didn't know that they could get fairly decent gear using ISS, and felt compelled to do something they might not have enjoyed (dungeons/PVP) in order to advance.
ALSO, perhaps the developers have something visual like this internally. If so, I hope it's obvious how BIG some of the gear gaps are. Maybe those could be filled in a little *hint hint to any Devs who read this post*
I already know that I am missing a few of the outlying options (like drops from Chronicles, and open world mobs/quest chains). That is part of why I want to see if anyone is willing to help with a project like this. Input is appreciated
And if such a chart already exists, thanks in advance for letting me know.