There is technically no point in "playing". With ngs looming over, it's all about farming sg for emotes/cosmetics. And even that is debatable since old emotes won't have moving fingers even in ngs. It's all just a waste of time at this point, there is no "progression".
That's the problem with games designing progression systems that are not enjoyable until you reach the "end game." No game lasts forever, we just have a clear timeframe for this one.