I dont get this thread. What is it for, not NGS2... because of course NGS2 isn't based on equips. There are no equips... <.<
Just skill and luck.
As for teh MMO talk your playing the wrong MMOs then, WoW had a nice combat system. Based on equips still like an MMO but also on lots of skill and knowing your class and others class to predict their moves and counter them.
Just think of an epic battle on Naruto where it looks like they are just going at it, but really each ninja is setting up the other one for the final blow. That's best example I can give.
Ragnarok Online as well.
I think you posted this thread in the wrong forum xD