Another basic question thread, but not for the want of trying to find it through searching. Given the age of this game I constantly find it surprising how little background information seems to be posted, or ‘available’ these days.
Anyway, could someone please explain the following to me:
I repeatedly see references to dungeons and raids referred to in terms of Tiers; these I assume refer to the difficulty, etc. However, how does one find out what ‘tier’ one’s character is? Is it an average of the gear quality or is it some rating of attack, defence, etc?
Also referred to in tiers are certain items of crafted gears, such as gems, but crafting skill is referred to in titles, such as Grand Master, what are these crafted item tiers? Similarly, some recipes apparently require renown of some sort; once again could someone please explain what that renown is about?
Finally, I see some characters wondering round with a number in parenthesise after their level 80, such as 80 (1) or 80 (3). What do these additional numbers denote?
Many thanks for at least reading these questions about basic aspects and, hopefully for taking the time to answer them.