I always looked at Arcane armor as being a method of punishing players that wore real armor instead, personally.Inaryn said:Until we take a good hard look at the armor system, getting rid of arcane armor will just punish players who can't afford real armor.Wraith said:I really do think that magic item proliferation is making this problem worse as well. After all, when a heavy percentage of the game has Arcane Armor and magic weapons, no one is spending out any coin on blacksmithed goods. Same goes for 1/day items replacing potions and scrolls.
"What, you're carrying that mail shirt and metal bracers around? Same armor points, I'm in a tunic and breeches."
Seriously, there's plenty of inexpensive options for making armor worth a respectable number of points. But that's another discussion entirely.