10-24-2009, 04:27 AM
One thing I think could be likely is that what items you have that do have stats, or attributes could be enhanced or helped along by your Skills.
So lets take two examples a Talisman and a Rifle. As you progress in Firearm skills your Rifle also increases, better accuracy, rate of fire, etc. The Talisman would also work similarly, lets say it is a Shamanist Talisman, so as you progress in Shamanism you are able to focus the Talisman more and increase the efficiency, the chance of it working, etc. of whatever the Talisman does.
I think since the game is less vertical progression and more horizontal. Gear will be less about the next best thing. More about diversity. You could keep the very first Talisman you craft for instance throughout your whole gaming career. A new Talisman wouldn't be better it would just do something different. This works alongside the idea that the developers have said that one could keep a weapon throughout your gaming career, it growing over time.