Our guild completed our first HAAT yesterday. Feedback.
Step 1: Preparation
Our guild is preparing this raid for several months now. Every people is focused on developing a team for each phase. Personally, I'm running a zQGJ for several months now, so my P1 team was already ready. I ran Rebels for P2, EP/TFP for P3 and I could develop a full gr 10 clones team with a zCody for the first raid.
: Discord (or your preferred chat tool) is mandatory. It allows to make some guidelines, rules, and coordinate the raid.
: We're not an isolated guild, and have some sisterships. For the success of our first raid, we hired 3 external guilmates to finish every phases if we couldn't do it by ourselves. I know this point is not intended for every guilds, but it really helps.
: do not underestimate the hit power of the enemy
Even if I was told to, I was surprised how every secondary toons, turrets were hitting hard and how fast they were.
Step 2: Entering the raid
: Our guild first sent the zKylo. We also prepare 4 pools of Jedis to close P1 just in case. The result is that the zKylo could do P1 alone, so we could keep Jedis for P2.
: The guys having Jedis for P1 launched their Jedis on P2 + the team they prepared for that phase. My small rebels were kicked very fast and I've only made one topple. Gear 8 is really not enough for them
: put in EP + TFP + 3 tanks. Also here, it goes really fast (faster than I thought) and after 2 minutes, it was done. Sun Fac is really not a good tank for P3 because of his counter which can kill a droid and then reduce the TM gain for Palpatine (I need a new tank).
: my preferred one. Some months that I'm developing my clones and my zCody could do 5M in nAAT. Again here, after 2 minutes and several tries, it was done. The team I thought was the most prepared did only 2.8% (around 300k). Those B2 are really hard to get down and my Leia is not enough geared. My 169 Cody is too slow.
To conclude, I can say that gear 10 is really the minimum to have. Speed is key and coordination with guildmates also. Still a lot of work to be able to do 5% on a phase, but it's funniest than nAAT. And the first GK's shard are worth it.