First off...Things will be rebalanced in the final build and likely some items will be wiped. Also, when you get the full game and you work your way back up to level 8, you might even find better gear. Also, once you hit level 9, your level 8 gear won't even be as good. Stop whining, and realize this. Just play the beta to play the game for fun, but don't worry about your gear, HOWEVER... It would be nice if you could carry over ships, capes, sparrows, ghosts, bands, and the titan cloth thing. Those items don't really affect the game like the other items do, and it would be great if you could keep this gear. Don't worry about your guns, you'll get them back eventually, if not better ones. However I have a really neat sparrow and I want to keep my hunter cloak, so those do matter to me. What do you guys think?