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Spacecats wrote: »
To make it more clear, I think the missing statement people were looking for would be something like "While the old models will continue to work indefinitely, the new models will feature a brand new look and slightly improved stats." ...or something like that.

I think it's given that the old inners would work indefinitely. I like the suggestion of adding "improved stats", but it makes me wonder if we've ever released innerwear in the past that simply had a new appearance with identical stats?

Yes, though it was a bit messy, and perhaps due to a patch lag issue in the old days.

In 2015, the original 2014 models were first updated with new stats:
http://tera.enmasse.com/news/posts/inner-armor-loot-boxes-now-available

...and then the new 2015 models were released with the same stats as the updated ones:
http://tera.enmasse.com/news/posts/velik-s-secret-inner-armor-sale

The 2016 model was released with the new stats, and the older models were not updated (but kept in the store). And now in 2017, the new models have new stats, and all the previous models were removed.

(But again, part of what made this time different as well was that there was no forward visibility to K-TERA, which is where people usually get their info about the stats incoming gear would have. If it had been released on K-TERA first as in the past, the community would have already known about the stats and spread the word. Obviously that's not anyone's fault, but just a different dynamic this time around.)

Gotcha. That makes sense!
To make it more clear, I think the missing statement people were looking for would be something like "While the old models will continue to work indefinitely, the new models will feature a brand new look and slightly improved stats." ...or something like that.

I think it's given that the old inners would work indefinitely. I like the suggestion of adding "improved stats", but it makes me wonder if we've ever released innerwear in the past that simply had a new appearance with identical stats?
The wording in the news post was like so...
It’s time to close out our inventory of inner armor loot boxes to make room for the 2017 models coming in Lakan's Fury update.

...along with the June 6 date given for both the sale end date and release of Lakan's Fury. Old inner armors are being removed from the store right now, so this discount was your last chance to buy them.

Inner armors have pretty much become a yearly installment, with each year not only having new looks but also slightly improved stats. That doesn't make existing inner armor any worse. The old inner armor stats don't decrease or anything. So with a date and the confirmation that 2017 inner armors were coming today, I don't think there was any secrecy to this sale. I'm not sure how it could have been explained better in the news post, but if you have suggestions please feel free to give them, as it might help for next time TERA has a sale like this.
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