I am a former FFXI whm/brd from years ago and just recently decided to give the game another go. Obviously I quit long before level sync was introduced, so I'm a little puzzled by the mechanic now.
I know that SE says that gear is supposedly scaled down according to the level you sync to, but they also said that apparently stat bonuses are not included in this scaling, and are instead totally negated. So I have to ask, how is gear scaling beneficial to us as WHMs? Don't we still, then, have to carry around extra sets of lower level gear to switch into when we want to level sync? As far as I know, the ONLY thing that matters on my gear in the mid 20s right now is the bonus I get to my stats. I don't care how much damage my club does for example. I only care that it gives me +4 MND. If they're just removing the stat bonuses entirely when you level sync, then don't I still need to hold onto my lower level club that gives me +2 MND?
Seems like WHMs are getting a little screwed over in that regard, unless I'm missing something?