Well, I think we look at this from different angles. Im just afraid it will end up being another trammel thats all. People refusing to leave safzones because they used so much time and resources getting geared up.
You think they'll not want to show of and use their shiny armor? Btw, Tiers of gear are only about 20% stronger between the tiers so its not like a T5 guy is going to pummel newbies, he'd be overwhelmed by basic T2's easily.