I just realize most stuff has way less impact on you with combat rework.
Regardless of item level and combined rating, Enchantment = 300-480 stats= 0.2% damage, insignia= 600 stats= 0.3% damage, rings=3000 stats=1.5% damage.
With combined maybe the damage is doubled but still everything has low impact.
Before combat work,
Enchantment= 2400 stats+ = up to 3% damage, insignia=3000 stats=up to 5% damage, rings = 20k stats= 10%-30% damage (if It is crit Ring)
Also people have much more degree to diversify builds without combined rating.
If you compare the impact of most items you feel now most items are almost useless.
The only useful stuff now is your companion mount bolster and the companion buff, which has relatively the same impact as before the combat change.
Isn’t the change to big for people to adapt to? If most items are useless why would people spend time to farm those? Even the end game weapons celestial weapons seems kind of unnecessary, there are other items that work relatively better than celestials, like lionheart weapons for some class, the stronghold weapons or even the outdated stronghold weapons.
The only thing that motivates people now is to log in and buy some companion upgrade tokens to upgrade your companion and increase bolster, which make you feel much stronger.
Devs need to increase the impact of most items that is grindable and make most content more friendly to medium level players and average end game players, before the game turns into wallet warriors game.