I’m getting very frustrated at costs ballooning as I level. I got some nice particles on my first Power quest by spending all my power, but that means I can’t summon the creature – the power costs for creating that creature are immense and keep going up. And now I’m on the nether egg creation quest, and it costs 60k power (at the moment…) to generate 15 eggs, which is going to take several dungeon levels, and who knows what the power costs will be then… All the ways of generating power that I have found also help level your character, which causes costs to balloon. I’m at the point where I actively want to avoid leveling, which is a perverse and terrible incentive to have.
Also I don’t feel I can try out different creatures because I know I’ll need to grind several dungeons just to get the power to summon one, which really ruins a large portion of the game. It feels like diffusing the particles should be the hard part, not gathering resources.
I’ve tried scouting higher-level dungeons, but those give you more xp as well as more resources, so I’m not sure that actually solves the problem. And getting 1 party wipout crushes your economy for a while anyway, so that seems like a dangerous line.