I want to propose to change skill gems to make them only able to be put on accessories. Each bracelet would be able to have one slot, and necklace two slots.
If this idea becomes real, i think that create a new system to upgrade the skill gems to make them able to reach lvl 5, giving a total bonus of +5 lvls on a skill, could be a good idea aswell. Players would have the option to have up to 4 skills maxed.
The system could be based on fuse skill gems of the same kind of skill plus another kind of materials (like vaivora upgrade system).
Players would have two options when they upgrade accessories with skill gems on them:
1st - Upgrade the accessories destroying the current skill gems on it by paying the current materials needed to do it and paying a low cost (silver) for it.
2nd - Upgrade the accessories keeping the skill gems on it by paying the current materials needed to do it and paying a high cost (silver) for it.
Another option could be to make players able to extract skill gems without being destroyed and lvl down… Like ichor system, giving them the posibility to adapt hibrid builds to different rolls.
I hope you like the idea!!