Took me 6 or so months to do my one and only cosmic (Magik... and really only because I wouldn't hate the yellow name tag on her like I would with 99% of the other heroes) and it's by far one of the worst experiences I had playing this game.
If it takes longer than 20min to hit level 60 I can't be bothered and even then 20 min is an eternity on some characters (looking at you Black Bolt)
I'm actively against the Omega update so...
Dunno if we might need to really bother. I feel like the ones we use now will, more or less, be on par with themselves after the patch. Hard to really say for sure without seeing some actual examples of the more popular choices.
Actually I just assume they all have the claws or web keywords on them and that's it.
I think Asros and all the devs are really excited. I don't doubt they're sincerity. They're happy to see their hard work come to fruition. I'm sure the costumes and other things like the Apocalypse terminal/operation (where you don't actually fight him) all looks very cool and presented a fun challenge for the dev team to overcome, so don't come down on Asros for getting excited to share some stuff that I think the community would have otherwise loved if it didn't feel like they were taking a wrecking ball to game and our progress after a year of waiting.
Don't be rude to the team. It sucks they aren't delivering the things we really want - or in some cases (looking at you powers tags) delivering things we don't want - but there's no need to call him insincere.
These items, which really aren't what I was hoping to get compared to original plan (I get it, plans change) on top of transitioning to the consoles "keyword" system and overall fewer/less interesting gearing choices (like console's Salvaged Alien Weapon "+1 Dash" at rank 5... ) will basically diminish or outright invalidate most of my work up to this point. Outside of course Infinity points - but Omega Prestige saw to invalidating my progress made in that system as well. Seeing as I can get more damage from O-P than I could ever hope to with Infinity in the same amount of time. At post 1200 points my I-point acquirement has grounded to a near halt.
So really what was the point of accomplishing anything in game? I could just loaded up Test Center instead for the last year if I wanted nothing to matter. I'll basically just load the game to watch Nightcrawler walk around anyway... and inaccurately of course seeing as his walking animation has been broken since BUE was on test.
I'd post the ending vid of Coen Brother's Burn After Reading to sum up my feelings, but won't due to foul language. Still
Nothing. We learned nothing. So really why stay with the game when it takes a massive step backwards (ironically to a point that reminds me more of the disastrous launch in 2013 if nothing else) when I can just wait it out for the devs/community/new CEOs to all agree this was yet again a massive misstep and re-re-re-re-work all the items for an n'teenth time again back to something interesting? I don't want more of my game time or cash spending to be invalidated if we're just going to pivot again. Especially with the insane amount of RNG on these things. I'm not gambling my time on that again if you're quick to reset it when it falls apart.
I was fine with playing this game until it shuts down and not getting any of it back. That's life. But this is some purgatory level punishment instead. Game's still there, still playable, just without a lot of the things you liked about it or progress you made.