1: Item Customization & Upgrading
I like this, even if it is kind of expensive for nooblets like me to pull off. It'd give me incentive to buy Varium, at least. I like the Meteor Shower core on primary weapons, it does nice damage and appears to have a good crit chance. The Generator core on armors is nice, too, but I need to retrain my armor's stats in order to get more HP healing out of it, and that's not cheap.
2: Enhancement Compensation
Illustrious Enhancer, huh? I was hoping for better but expecting worse, so I'm happily balanced. Spent my Varium refund on item cores, got Primary Mastery and Meteor Shower for my Beta Brutalizer, Sidearm Mastery for my Beta Blaster, Deflection Shield and Generator for my Founder Armor, and then I ran out of Varium for more. Looks like I'll have to buy some more soon! :3
3: NPC Battles and Farming
My one-man faction doesn't really need influence, so I don't care that NPCs no longer give it. I haven't really played much since battle tokens were introduced, so they've never been all that important to me. I've farmed exp enough on NPCs at the lower levels, so I think it's time to start moving on up the ladder. NPCs give really low credits, I could probably make more from PvP.
4: New Missions, Frysteland II
I haven't really tried doing missions at all since their release, except one nooblet mission in order to get the Mission Possible achievement, so I'm not that terribly excited about 50 brand-new ones for the Omega release. I also missed Frysteland I, so I'd need a complete refresher in order to even begin to catch up with the event this year. Also, still not a very big fan of missions...
5: Character Stylization, Classic Armors
Totally digging this! Loving the new GUI, loving the new Basic Armors, and the Classic Armor prize code is totally retro-cool! I picked up the Classic Armor for all six of my characters, even my five Lv.1s! I also like my new helmeted hairstyle for my main with my Founder Armor! Three battles against Talia, and I could buy an uber-sweet helmet that makes me look undeniably sick!
Overall Impressions of Omega
I thought I'd love this update, and I was right! Omega--so far, at least--has utterly melted my face off! I can't wait for more!