Yes! They just make us look better! *mutters something about illiteracy (As in being unable to read) and stupidity going hand-in-hand*
...That said, I'm still keeping a sword and armor (Or at least a fantasy-RPG-looking set of clothes) for when battle comes out. Even though they don't do a single thing, it's a mental thing for me...Plus, it'll help me remember what concept I'm using at the moment (Example: As a healer, I might use the light monk robe and a cane/staff to remind me, or I might wear armor and wield a sword to remember that I'm playing a tank at the moment.)
gah, ok this whole thing is redundant. why can't they just add script for a few weapons from gaia, it's not that they need to have individual traits, hell I wouldn't even mind if they just now started making weapons that could be used, but this whole ring system makes me not want to participate, I mean it would be fine if maybe the warrior class only got four rings and a sword... seriously, it's just idiotic to have an mmo of any sort (especially fantasy) with no swords!!!