I'm trying to understand the concept of earning renown. To earn renown, we need to play Elite content. To play Elite content, expectation in general LFG is to already have the Elite gear for it. So isn't this a chicken and the egg problem? Unless you play with your league and they carry you until you earn enough renown to start buying Elite gear. Can't expect people to carry you in LFG channel. I'm talking in general player level (200-300SP) and not the veteran level with 400+SP. Wouldn't it have made more sense for people to earn renown through normal mode which then they use to buy Elite gear? Or get renown through buying normal gear and then that unlocks Elite gear? I'm just trying to understand. The difference in gear CR is very little. Max level on purple is 338. Max level of normal gear is 340 and max level of Elite gear is 342. So it's not a huge jump in CR. Just curious on the whole renown purpose.