The heroes who star in video games have access to some pretty sweet equipment, and they don't mind telling us they deserve this stuff because they're the "chosen one" and wield "ultimate power".
But why do so many RPGs bother telling us the history, provenance and rarity of this loot when they know we're just going to turn around and sell it when we find something more level appropriate?
Because badasses need epic gear, even if they're gonna sell it for less than the price of a healing potion later. The Witcher, on the other hand, just sells artifacts and priceless heirlooms because he's kind of a jerk. (Comic by Teamwreckloose)
-Via Geeks Are Sexy