Not sure if anyone still remembers me... left the game for 3 - 4 months after they nerfed Revitalize. Was getting a bit bored and was wondering if I should come back to the game but decided that I should pop in to the forum to check out the new developments first.
Lo and behold, I noticed that our almighty devs intend to make the legacy devices unique. I can't say I disagree with this move for balance issues although I have 5 eruptions and 5 NPGs on my main toon.
Anyway here's my two cents worth on it (not that it really matters to anyone). This is a mess that was created by a particular dev whom I have pointed out did not understand the game mechanics and started coming up with changes which threw the game off balance. It is evidence of the unethical, greedy, money-grabbing tactics being employed. Sell your customers goods with said functions and subsequently disabling these functions. Then you release new products and make customers spend again.
I emphasize again, I have nothing against the general principle of making the legacy devices unique as they were originally designed. However, do not compensate your customers with rubbish like unbind tokens or even Zens. In such situations, I think a cash refund should be considered.
What's that I hear? Too much a pinch for the company? Think about the amount that has been ripped off from your paying customers.