Just wanna say that the new NGS UQ area mechanics has good reviews, but I'm uncertain.
I've played Unison League (keeping the P2W Lootbox gear stats lottery mechanics aside), and have seen the same type of location unlock mechanics.
I suspect that NGS could run into similar low DPS gear matching issues if there are new or converted gear balancing problems.
For all you stat nerds out there:
Keep an eye out for your gear calculations and output during Global NGS CBT so that you gave give the devs important feedback.