i know there are certain event quests where you could choose one of your friends to add to your party. i remember scrolling down the list looking at who had awesome gear and who did not. my irl friend who plays this game with me asked why my character had crap gear on and i laughed thinking it was a joke. but he logged on and showed i was wearing a c rank armor set with an a rank weapon. even though i know i have 3 ss rank armor sets and countless ss rank weapons. basically i want to know how does the game determine what your character will look like when your friends are looking at him during the selection process of certain event quests.