the loot variance added in the last patch makes it very difficult for new players to farm gear, and probably makes pve to farm high level weapons useless as well. we have been farming r40 gs and r40 bows, and more than half of the weapons have less damage then a r0. I don't think I have seen a single weapon drop with high rolls on damage. for example, damage on the last 10 r40 bows .36 .37 .37 .39 .41 .45 .52 .59 .61 .61 we've been on the server for 2 days. Once our small stash of pre-nerf weapons dries up, I'm not sure what the plan is. Most likely will have to stop pve and become wandering papyrus gatherers, farming gold so we can buy leveling weapons from other players.