It seems that many, if not all of the decisions made for this game are money related vs. making a good game and letting the money come in as a byproduct.
As such-- the game seems to be low on subs and from what we see in the new c-store and the associated interview on it, sounds like Cryptic could use some money..
Here is a nice money grab idea for you cryptic. Make your game time for champions and sto universal- allowing people to think they get access to not one but two fantastic games for just 1 low, low price! On the back end- raise the price for the subs for your games from 14.99 to 21.99... regardless of whether or not people take advantage of this fantastic offer- they have the opportunity to play both for the same price..
Now - you get more people try each of the games, and more money per sub. that’s a gain of 7 bucks per sub across the board. now lifers basically get a fee game and people on 6 month subs get 6 months of a free game, but the rest of the people playing month to month pay another 50% and get access to yet another amazing cryptic game!