I think if it is switched to pve basic rep will stay a ec item but I'd like to see some sort of farming system for this gear. so Morai gear was the pve gear right? Maybe if possible have eu alot harder, but also have a reward system that you can get the r9 tokens from the eu chests. (remove them from boutique) + lower the time it takes to do eu in half instead of 24 hours maybe every 12 hours? that way its not hard to get, but its still a bit outa players reach. Most players will still be required to spend coin on rep due to r8 reforge so it will still be ec/coin sink but another way to get this. In turn you need 205 tokens right? have a mob like the shrine ones that drop these tokens at the same drop rate as shrine mobs. as for the r9 2nd cast you already have to farm nirvy but maybe lowering the mat req for those tokens to say > or < ~250 raps/cannies per token will keep the nirvy farming feature implemented. With pve new instances could come out depending on the projects and time and further advance in epw expansion. Just a few ideas I had about this in general. Let me know what you like and don't like about it.
I'm sorry, but..I have no idea what 'Slaying level' is.
~Rank 9 is too much to farm out of the middle of nowhere to just be a PvE armour. If you seriously want a PvE armour make a different armour set from like TT or something.Like think of it like this: You are level 130+ and you want to spam farm fc for your 140 gear. Rank 9 is for level 101 BUT it requires 300k rank, all those general summer tokens or whatever is needed to make rank9, a few mill to get the pieces, those that don't like the stats would want to restat the gear....ALL that just to do better in a few fc runs. Will anyone really want to do that?