In this case they did not release better items (power creep is expected). They took everyone's work and reset it to zero. All your old items are obsolete, and by the way, you have to delete them you cannot even keep them.
Also all the power you accumulated on items that you used to be able transfer when at most a new item a week was coming out was rendered down to zero.
And by the way they kept selling power kits and let you gamble on mythicals right up to the month, the week and the day that they nerfed all items and all power.
Oh, and also, every item now costs MORE to $$$ to upgrade than it did before.
I played another game that went to ground zero all over. But they gave a FULL premium currency refund for the past 3 months purchases, and told you anything you purchased in the next 3 months while they worked things out would be refunded AND you got 25% of your lifetime premium currency spent refunded to you as well.
Here - you could spend $5000 a few weeks ago and it is of no value today.
Many games have power creep. This was basically nerfing everything. I cannot believe that they actually continued to sell you crap they knew wouldn't be useable in the new system. The old mythicals are garbage, 600k power translates to 15k power, your accumulated SM divided by 10 (and a trick to make you spend it all on early boxes that I fortunately was warned against).
It's worse than that because a new player now can play through the campaign and get level up rewards etc. that we cannot.
I was going to give this a fair go but after blowing many many hours grinding later missions and all my gold and my surviving tokens on gold, it's just an incredible amount of grinding and I don't even have an even top 1000 quality mech. Granted I don't have a stock of quality items to choose from.
I don't mind being reset to zero, but to have supported this game with my time and finances and to get a giant foot up the ass is ridiculous.
How can they expect that everyone will love the changes when they took all the money we sent them and burned it? No compensation package? I know players who spent several 100k tokens here and have nothing to show for it this week. I'm not as high as all that, but I feel scammed. Both in the way supermechs handled this, and again in the fact they had foreknowledge of what they were doing and STILL released new items and had sales to make you spend your tokens right up to nerfday.