I'm guessing my triple strike bonus armies aren't going to work if I didn't start a new level since patch because I just tried it attempting to squeak out some free armies and failed lol.
AFAIK, the TS/QS change should appear if you just refresh the page in your browser, even if you don't start a new level.
- Abort to Ascent: Sure, why not. There is no reason to have a level running while ascending other than to get an (illegal) free level skip.
LOL, it was never 'illegal', but I also argue that there is in fact a reason to have levels running while ascending, and that is b/c this means we now have to either (a) align completion of all levels to time of ascension which is inconvenient instead of just finishing them when it makes sense; when you have maxed ML so playing 5 levels at once, this is annoying; it can also affect digging, which is one of the benefits of ML, always having a dig available, (b) abort levels, and obviously this is never a good idea.
Just saw Master Jz's post - yea, what he said. Don't make us abort levels. Just make it count towards the next Ascension without unlocking all the other levels. This reduces the benefit of doing MLs.