I've been back in game for 2.5 months. I got two toons their epic 2.0 completed. Cool right? Yeah it's super cool having 436 resolve and I still get crushed on the pars because the ascension upgrades are ******** slow to attain, or, OR i can spend thousands of dollars upgrading them. Will I spend money upgrading ascension? Not ever, not once. So, it's looking like I will be researching the majority of my ascension, which will get me up to par in what a year or two? I know it was mentioned that in the new xpac upgrades for ascension will be a more common drop. Till then I'm playing very casual, as in only grinding PQ's and random group filler, since i'm pretty much dead weight even though I have the resolve to survive i'm relying on others to do the work since my buttons don't even remotely compare.