Enhancement Diversification in City of Heroes was meant to break some degenerate enhancement effects, but it also meant that you had to think a little more about how your Enhancements worked on your powers. This was a problem for some people whom I know just slotted “Damage Up” into all of the slots of their powers that dealt damage and then forgot about it. They knew that had never been an optimal build, but the process of doing the math and figuring out how to properly slot and build seemed like way more work than just accepting “hit harder, but slower and less accurately” as a comprehensible alternative.
And you know what? I can’t blame them, exactly. I know people who have been playing Star Trek Online since launch (or near enough to it) and still haven’t really parsed out how the skill system works, even with its various revisions. Heck, I know the math and how to slot materia in Final Fantasy XIV, but I can be lazy in picking out the best stats to focus upon. So what about you? What systems do you not try to understand properly in MMOs, knowing that you’re kind of bashing your head against them but figuring you can at least muddle through well enough?