You're going to have to work to upgrade gear in Revelation Online
Getting gear in Revelation Online will come fairly easy and naturally as part of the questing and leveling process. Now, as for getting the most out of that gear by upgrading each piece? That's going to take some serious work.
NetEase posted a guide today about Revelation Online's marks system, which is used to add specialized stats to your gear. Marks are relatively tough to come by, obtainable only through world boss kills, the PvP shop, or the Demonslayer shop. Gear has a set number of sockets for marks, although more sockets can be added by purchasing them through the Curious shop. Lots of shops in this game, aren't there?
"You can improve your damage and reach new heights by acquiring mana wrench, spell resistance, break essence and defence essence as extra attributes and also by acquiring these you can obtain a better gear score which will change the better the marks you equip," NetEase explained.