Crafted Things Are the Only Top Tier
Simply put …. No drops should ever exceed the capabilities of the best crafters. Weather it be armor, spells, or weapons. That is unless those very few artisans take unethical advantage of said product. In my experience, it should be seeking components to make the highest weapons or potions that make the game great. As a gnome tinkerer in ‘that’ game, I worked hard for days to get on a raid or solve a quest or search an area or solve a riddle to gain a rare spell. Let’s avoid the end game killing a boss … instead … let the little things drop as a puzzle.