To put things in perspective for you though, in order to get your gear to 8/8 you need a Jade set upgraded to at least lvl 60.
It costs 100 materials to get a piece of gear from lvl20-60. And that is with the best luck. Worst luck thats 600 materials per item. So anywhere from 5K-30K per item, Or 35K- 210K Just to get your gear to lvl 60 where you can begin to put the lvl 8 enhancements in.
the materials for 8/8 you are looking at 15 of each material per slot so 30 per gear.
30 x lvl1 (300)
30 x lvl2 (1200)
30 x lvl3 (4800)
30 x lvl4 (19200)
TOTAL 25,500 Per Gear x7 178,500 (Chance for fail, realistically add another 50K)
As little as 213,500
As much as 388,500
Balancing Fails from the lvl 4 Enhancement materials, I believe it costs around 350K gold.
Man_Humping_Goat wrote:I don't think very many people have gotten a Jade set to 8/8.
Bear in mind that a Jade set can now go to lvl 70 with 9/9 enhancements so you can tack on another 5-50K per piece of gear.
That being said, this is just the value of the items. A lot of this is attained for free as you play.
Personally I have topped up about 50K Gold (VIP8) and I've gotten all my enhancements to 7, only one of them is at 8. Gear levels I have 2 pieces at 55, 3 at 60, 1 at 65, and 1 at 70. It has taken me 6 months to get to this point.
It is much less expensive to go with a gold set, but if you can mannage to get your Jade set above lvl 45 (all pieces), then it will preform better than a gold would at lvl 60. I'm not sure about a gold set at lvl 70, I have not tested it since lvl 70 came out.
Man_Humping_Goat wrote:It is much less expensive to go with a gold set, but if you can mannage to get your Jade set above lvl 45 (all pieces), then it will preform better than a gold would at lvl 60.