Hear me out. I believe Gold items should still be better than Red. If this isn't the case, they will need to introduce a red helmet, bag and knockdown shield. It's weird to me to have the fast heals on a lower tier shield than the max (and it bothers me to no end to only have the fast heals work for 2/3 of the shield), so here's what I think could be done to remedy that.
- Damage to white (25 shield): 50
- Damage to blue (50 shield): 125
- Damage to purple (75 shield): 250
- Damage to red (100 shield): 500
- Damage to gold (100 shield + fast heals): 1000
They could still keep all the shields are ground loot (to help balance against pro players), but make it so you REALLY have to work for the fast heals to it's full potential.
Am I wrong? Is this a stupid idea? What do you all think?