I was in the brawling ground on console with players that had around 100k each for Str, Dex, Int, and Vit.
Now I've got lots of socketed items with tier 14 gems and am only at around 26k for each.
Some gems are special, for example, instead of just Radiant Star Emerald, there are Radiant Star Emeralds of Courage. Is that a factor?
Also, I was told you have to socket gems one at a time or something to get the best effect. I tried that on a 3-socket helmet. I have three tier 14 emeralds in a White helmet and have 634 in SDIV each. Three guys I was playing with (they didn't know each other) had about 11k for each SDIV in each item! How?