Why NOT buff the seasonal gear (as previously indicated would be the case)? What’s the harm? I am generally pessimistic by nature, and I can’t really find a downside besides new season rider (which, IMHO, is a joke considering the proposed atlas rider buffs). The ‘veteran’ rider should be more powerful inherently, and only further augmented by the gear.
FWIW - I never saw staff make any promises anywhere (no pacts, no covenants… not even a pinky-swear), and on many occasions, I have seen PG staff state that what they say here on the forums is NOT a promise, as they don’t have the power to make it so, and things change. They try to keep us informed, but when we start attacking them because they are breaking ‘promises’ when plans changing (probably outside their span of control) - they will just go back to silence on all things, and we’ll be in the dark asking why they went silent (again).
I also agree it’s crap that the season rider gear isn’t also getting buffed (and I didn’t even bother with season gear).