Hearing this theme today brought back memories. Back in the day when non-max weapons with weird stat boosts were pretty cool (swords with -10% damage/+5 energy, for example), when it was actually challenging to do quests in Pre-Searing Ascalon, and your level made all the difference.
Those were the days... though admittedly, I don't much miss the step up in difficulty going from Charr territory to Dwarf territory. I can handle it now, sure, but back in those days... ugh. :P
Late post is late. I got sidetracked by EQ last night, and by the time I was free enough to do anything, I was too tired to finish this post. Crashed inside of five minutes... aw yeah.
Speaking of crashing... WTF, computer. Two bluescreens out of nowhere this morning. WTF. Time to do some memory testing... maybe get around to ordering the parts for a new computer.