Atm there are some items that is the best that's NOT lev 40, and that you only can get through boring farming either by staying on a certain level and hunt only chests, or by using the skirmish hall iirc. This is not a good system. Items can be so you can find them i.e between lev 23-26, and that means you'll find them when you are 3 levels higher, hence lev 26-29. So if you want the best scout armor then you need to stay on lev 29, because when you get lev 30 you become to skilled to be able to find such crap. Such crap that's the best thing in the game. This is wierd. It's fine that it works with a limit to when you can FIRST find them, and then in lower levels. It's also fine that you can find them at limited level depending on your level. But it's wierd that when you get a level to much that item is forever lost for you to find. It would rather be easier than harder one could think. My suggestion is that ALL items should continue to be able to drop at their max level, even if you are many levels above. As it is now there are many items only farmers find for all their civs, and you can't just enjoy the game and wait for the day when you find it - you now have to manipulate the game mechanics with boring farming or forget that item completely unless someone sell it at a decent price. At the moment such items I talk about is almost never sold (and I've been online ALOT and watch the trade channel MANY hours each day), and if it is it's to a price that's only the very rich can afford.