Suggestions & Ideas
Currently, 11% gems are insanely hard to get. So they are not reusable. Imo, if there is a way to reuse or, higher rates in getting them, endgame players are incentivized to keep finding slightly stronger weapons. Right now, 11% gems can cost up to 10k coins and if your character needs 4 gems, it is literally the same cost as a +15 whole set from someone else. It is unbalanced. One way is to just make them drop more / to put some way to get them via new content, just like how 10% is farmable via PTM. Another way is by adding Socket Pliers to the D-shop. They are items that exist in other servers and they literally work as pliers but for sockets. That way, the gems can be removed and transferred to even just a slightly stronger wep. This way we can keep even burning more z coins (more zuto participation etc.), argates/grace/glories for stronger weps.
This also works for Stone Vs, which are also really hard to get and are best-in-slot. The case for them are 1: for better zuto bracelets which makes them exactly the same as 11% gems, and 2: for the GoW + Champ upgrade. Since we’re edging into upgrading GoWs and Champs, the same argument of boosting rates of Stone Vs or adding Socket Pliers can really help.
A special case can be made for EXP sockets. These are also very rare gems which will play a vital role in the future updates. When the level 250 update comes, these sockets will be insanely relevant. Personally, I have *literally* run a couple hundred Tower runs. And, I only got a handful of them, barely enough for 1 character. The same argument of boosting drop rate or the socket pliers will help.