It's an MMO. It's not supposed to be fast paced. Time gates exist as a method to give players something to always strive for.
They're a required part of MMOs, get used to it.
True but a month is a bit excessive, and doesn't justify turning Gollux into a Lotus for no reason. I can understand making it more of a 180 boss, a thing closer to CRA, but if its true that it even 16mil characters can't dent him, and that the rewards remain the same despite the godly buff Hellux got, then its not really good. With CRA, Lotusmien, and the Arcane River Grind, we got way too much unreachable and time consuming stuff to "strive for" in MapleStory, even when compared to other MMOs.
I can only think the KMS overlords went "Gollux too strong, stop it, thx" because from what I've been able to gather this has been one of the worse changes so far. Go back to the old Gollux, it was fine that way. I mean, can't the fix just be a simple value change? Jett is too weak so they made a revamp that made her worse. Gollux was fine and now it takes a month for a ring, Buff Freezers and useful items were useful and now they are not. Why keep angering your playerbase? That doesn't seem productive.
To add to Rexaar get the Solid, Reinforced and Superior Gollux rings as they are considered the best in the game, the Gollux set effects are some of the strongest in the game. If you don't mind the slightly tedious quest you can do the Hiezan Temple prequests to get Hayato's Treasure, a shoulder with the same stats as the Empress shoulder and Kanna's Treasure, a ring with the same stats as a Meister Ring, and when worn together give you an extra 3% Damage, and can be worn alongside 6 Empress items to get the set effects.