I know some people probably still want to win Shadow or Lionheart gear. Some people have more advanced gear. If you could make it so that you could forge the previous gear into the most current gear, I think that would be a win-win for everyone. I don't mean use previous versions of gear to strengthen, but to forge. If old gear would guarantee a level up in forging, I think a lot of people would still be excited to receive it. It makes it still a worthwhile prize for everyone.