have you ever though of making either Alpha armor or changing the way Omega armor works so you can have a permanent upgraded version of bound armor? even if the bonuses aren't as strong as the current omega armor, from what I have heard people would rather have weaker armor that doesn't have a time limit and with many of the mods out there Bound armor no longer feels like it is truly end game armor anymore, Omega is for sure but there needs to be something in between to bridge the gap. Perhaps bound armor upgrades into Alpha armor which could be used in the ritual to make the corresponding omega for a limited time. Also I would like to see more versions of this armor, mainly holy and hellish
We'll, there is a little issue with what you want. Bound armor already is strong enough to class as end game armor, being stronger then diamond, not having durability, and having protection to armor piercing damage types. You can "Bridge the gap", as you call it, by upgrading it with sigils for immunity to drowning, fire damage, partial void immunity, and falling damage, add half a dozen useful effects like magnetism or repelling projectiles or speed, add thaumcraft runic shielding for effectively extra health. How do you become more end game then this, and still be balanced?
With Omega, the main balance point was always the reagent bar. Acting as a ticking timer, reminding you that you can only hold out so long and shaving seconds off Omega every time you are hurt thanks to the reagent health, you will always lose Omega at some point or another. Omega isn't meant for day to day use, it is for "I really need to kill this silly powerful boss, and need something to stand a chance with." It is the trump card, the last ditch effort you have available to help you be strong enough to kill god like beings. Isn't it only fair that it will expire? While it can be extended via use of "Duet of the Fused Souls", it will still run out at some point.
We do have plans to make Omega even stronger, adding active abilities to each armor, and we plan on adding other armors for other reagents as well.