Riders and crafting have definitely stepped up the game and skill level flying top bases. Would like to recommend taking it to the next level…first there needs to be a fix and some kind of way to craft higher level gear which is more consistent across the board. For example when you start crafting an item you have to fully craft say four of them. Then combine the four common items to make one rare of that item. Then repeat. Once you have combined enough commons to have four rares you can combine the rares to get an epic. Make the example (4) 2 or whatever. Liked using four cause then players if they want to risk it…have any odds on combining vs having to have four of same level to go to next level. Make it possible as an example 3 epics and 1 rare is a 75% legendary or possibly 2 legendary and 2 epics is a 50% chance Elite … Just make it fair for all and keep it.
Another cool ideal would be to get special gear crafting items from chest drops from attacking players say during wars. With those special drops secret gear can be crafted by what items are used to make it. Just some thoughts.