Thanks for the response, I feel like I wasn’t clear enough with my post.(I wrote this at 2 in the morning lol) If that’s the case, this new system wouldn’t replace the current one it would stack ontop of It, and would only be applied when reactivating a piece of gear that you’ve already equip. As for an explanation for the newer players, let’s be honest a lot of new players aren’t even aware of gear in the first place, let alone how to use it, and the ones that are usually are stack loads of “epics” and legendaries, usually never getting them in the process. Who knows If this system was in place it might even warrant a gear tutorial. Which might open new avenues for players that think legendaries and epics are the only way for them to compete.
Regarding teamwork, in my experience a lot of teammates are quite greedy especially those rockin epic and legendaries only. They won’t buy bots, they won’t buy turrets, hell they won’t even buy even buy supply stations even if their (in game) life depended on it and unfortunately that’s the majority of the players, not saying it’s entirely their fault, but that’s a discussion for another time
Sorry for the late reply I like to sleep