I think they increased the chance of getting a gem in loot, because i got some pretty good equipment after battle. But the problem is with modifiers on items, like cracked, splintered, torn etc. It drastically reduces effectiveness of this items (armor gets -40%), for example tier 6 cracked bows are worse than hunting bows, and rusty woodland chainmail is worse than almost any tier 4 armor. As it is now, the only option is to sell these things and you can buy better ones(tier 3,4) with this money.
They need to add an option to repair it, they can even divide it to 2 separate groups:
- beyond repairing - broken, torn, splintered, cracked
- can be repaired - worn, rusty, scratched, bent, crude
Possibly ad new prefixes and balance existing ones.