There were players who achieved level 20 using crystals to train powers and now is almost impossible because of that.
- New methods of training heroes in their ability usage have been found. This has resulted in the following:
o Costs for leveling abilities are now a static amount instead of an escalating one.
o 2+ star character ability upgrade costs have been reduced
o 1 star characters now require Hero Points to upgrade abilities. This is counterbalanced by the fact that the number of ability upgrades that is required has been greatly reduced and that most 1 star characters are available as rewards in Chapters or Events.
I have a wolverine. Before I could level him up by training powers with crystals, then raising his level. Now, unless I'm willing to pay for 500 hero points (which I'm not) to train abilities. I can't level him up. The only way is to obtain another cover, and I don't think they would give a wolverine cover. Seriously. At much they would give iron man or storm or any other 1 star character. Now I Can't fight with level 21 ironman for example, because I didn't take advantage of the use of the crystals to level him up. It's too disappointing. And greedy.
Look.. There's a point where you can't level up any character until you train powers first. The only way to do this was (before the update) with crystals or having other equal card. Crystals are easy to obtain. HP not.
I don't know if I can't explain myself or what. My wolverine is level 2. I didn't train his powers first when I could, using iso8. )Now I regret that, because with the update I have to have another wolverine card (which is very difficult to get) or 500 HP (I have to pay) I never reached level 5 with any power. You say after reaching level 5 you need HP. So why you need HP if mypowers aren't level 5 yet? How can I level up a character if I need to pay now just for leveling up a power?
What I see in the new update is just a way to obligate you to pay real money. I'm not against paying some money for new covers. I even pay to buy new covers, that's how I get Wolverine. But paying just to train powers is ridiculous. If only we could train powers with crystals, at least until level 5 I could raise a little bit the level of him but now I can't. It's almost useless to have a wolverine level 2 until I get another equal card or I pay for 500 HP
Current Ability Level / New Ability level
• Level 1 -> Level 1
• Level 2-5 -> Level 2
• Level 6-10 -> Level 3
• Level 11-15 -> Level 4
• Level 16-20 -> Level 5
Abilities have been streamlined down to 5 levels from 20. This makes each ability level gain much more powerful, so that gaining a new Comic Cover is more meaningful. This also enables 2+ star characters to be leveled up much more easily.