Round robin dispersal is out — and gem mastery is in.
Thus sayeth Gazillion in response to player feedback over Marvel Heroes’ revised infinity system. Players apparently were not too pleased over the “enforced” diversity of the character growth feature, and so the devs have removed the round robin method in favor of a gem mastery system. With this, players can spend their points however they wish, but as there are additional bonuses if you invest heavily in a category, there is some incentive to pool points rather than spread them too thin.
“Gem mastery is a system which provides your hero additional benefits in exchange for spending a certain amount of points in a specific gem page,” Gazillion explained. “These bonuses occur at 50 points spent, at 100 points spent, and at 150 points spent — meaning players with 900 or more points can achieve all three tiers of mastery for all six gem pages should they choose to.”