I both like and don’t like the update.
Things I like: equal power levels - I’m still whooping asss even with the dodgy free powers I was given today. Noone was complaining about OP powers. In general the move to get rid of powers levels was a good one.
I’m also happy to hear see that there is no longer a “discovered but not usable” stage. This sucked for players who had like 5 or 6 powers sicovered but couldn’t use them. Especially since this often meant they couldn’t play a full 8 crate games.
Things I don’t like: You only have the same 3 free powers all day. After a few games if gets boring. And since you don’t have the freedom to really scope out and choose different combos its just not as fun.
My suggestion would be to make it so that after EVERY MATCH your 3 free powers update themselves. This means that if someone doesn’t like their 1st options, maybe they will like their next. And if they reallly don’t like them, maybe they will use energy for a different combo for one round, so that next round they can try something else. At the moment if you get bad powers you just get bored and stop playing. Its not like playing with your favourite combo is going to do anything other than make you poorer.
In general changing the free powers every match would give you the excitement of trying out different combos. And if you only wanted to play with the same powers over and over, then you can just as you can now. At the moment you don’t really get the excitement of being able to choose random combos. No one is really going to spend what in the long run will become precious money on something random and new like they did before.
EDIT: Please other players - tell me if I’m wrong, but I feel like people would be more happy to spend money on the game if they felt like they were just buying 1 game’s worth of different power until they spawned a better combo for free. If you had the “changes every match” option, then with the free powers changing for a match where you buy the energy, then you not only pay for a better combo, but also to pass by the useless combo you might be offered.