It's true that in order to equip the new abyss gears (armors/weapons/jewels) you must stay above rank 1? What happens if you lose such rank?
- Yes, you're right. They're not always empty though, and remember, it's a PTS, so it's not so crowded as real servers (it has a lot of ppl playing though)
- yes, it's true. It's not always rank 1. As far as I remember, it's rank 1 soldier for 2 lvl conditioning things (Abyss, not Arena, Arena doesn't have rank requirements), and rank 4 soldier for elite 60 set. Non-elite things don't require specific rank.
If you lose a rank, all armor is put in your inventory.
And all items have class requirements (clerics aren't supposed to wear robe in 3.0), I guess you know that. Old armor isn't affected, I wear 55 lvl 2 conditioning Arena robe and I'm fine (I'm a cleric).
(btw I apologize if I'm not always clear in my answers, English isn't my native language after all )