Everything about the game is "available" within the game. But how do I know what's better -- a mace, a longsword, two-handed sword? plate or ring mail, and how much do bonuses close the gap?
I tried looking online at online resources, but none of them seem to be able to answer this definitively. I can't even find a good table. I'd use a guide's table if necessary, but I hope there is a way to find all of this out in-game?