When I see them release sets with items having 0.2 skill per level it feels so pointless I don't even want to get that set. That's like releasing a new car over the previous model but only worse fuel economy and less handling. Why would you buy such things, we have already inventories full of junk we collected over the years that are more or less useless. I see it like this, if 1 guy has the best dueling set and all of us have different duel sets that are worse than his, it makes those sets completely useless against him in a duel. I can't use cullen baker set anymore and win against cowgirl, just won't happen!You're right. I think the only hat that can still be used right now is Josephine's with full josephine's clothes. The set bonus for 6 items is still strong if you need aiming/dodging/vigor and appearance and it's worth replacing felt hats with this one in specific situations. But all the others are useless. Literally useless in any type of situations. Only freeman can be useful sometimes, but this one was buffed (not as hard as others, but sometimes can work).
I agree. The hats should be nerfed, but not too much. They should still be good, but not OP. That way no one will complain about spending money on them. I have most of the merchant hats ^5 and I wouldn't complain. I'm not the only one who's gonna lose skills, but my opponents would lose too, so it would all balance out, except now the hats in the sets might be useful. But another problem will arise, that many (like me) ignored the set hats and didn't upgraded them, if they suddenly became good, it wouldn't be quite fair, a middle ground must be found.
Probably nothing will happen, because the game has bigger problems to solve than this one.