Hi all..."long time player, first time poster".
So, it finally happened. I runebroke an item I did not intend to. I meant to runebreak an item I got from a warfront box, but it mistakenly equipped and runebroke my SFP expert item. (And for everyone who has been wondering how to get Tenebrean Stars..this would be the NON-recommended way!) I do have a ticket open with Customer Support, so it's being looked into. The purpose of this post is not that. The reason I am posting here is because it occurred to me that a very simple way to avoid this issue as a game mechanic would be to institute a toggle in the Character screen. This toggle would allow a player to lock the currently equipped items. While they are locked, the item would not be able to be removed or replaced by another. Unlocking the toggle would allow items to be removed or replaced. Very similar to the current Action Bar Toggle. And if someone didn't like the lock feature, that person could just leave it unlocked with no hassle.
Well, that's my suggestion. I'm not sure how difficult that would be to institute from a technical perspective, but that's the idea I had. Thank you for your time in reading this.