Wow, what a money trap this 'game' has turned out to be.
The only way to get a lot of money or training droids in a short period without spending actual money was the key card battles. Now it's replaced with some crap where you only get 6k at a time at 20 energy a pop?
No thanks. And what's up with this latest pack for $60? Only 2 guaranteed characters, one of which I have. For $60 you can go to Steam and get a ton of actual games.
This seems to be about nothing more than leveling up and spending your own money to do so. It's a shame EA got so greedy with this, but there's literally nothing else I can do with it now.
Did you think you were investing in the stock market? It's a video game. By design a waste of time an money. There should be a big disclaimer when you download this App:
For entertainment purposes only.
But seriously, what on earth is this thread, all games are money traps, go play another one if you're sick of this one. Also, it's not like your life depended on keycard battles. The way I see it, they were useless before, and they are just as useless now.
This "refactored" keycard table is absolutely horrible and made an account just to say this. They already nerfed credit gains so hard the last update or so from the challenges, which net you around 200k per, now this in addition to the far worse xp training droids. At higher level play, I find myself scrounging around for what little credits I can hope to get, I feel like a space hobo with how much stuff costs to promote. So sad, this game started out quite possibly the best free to play mobile game I have ever played. My how they have fallen, just another money grab tactic. Good job guys, I would have gladly spent some more money on this, but then underhanded schemes like this always find their way into free to play games. Now you have the audacity to charge $85 (in Canada) for this Jedi bundle, how convenient that it should fall in line with the new Yoda event, you aren't fooling anyone.
You're missing the point. The only way to accomplish anything in this game is to continue buying overpriced crystals. I don't even want to know how much I spent but it was way more than this could ever be worth.
Just to level up a single character from level 1 to 58 is over $1 million. The key card battles at least gave you 100k. Now it's pointless to even try to get any farther since it would absolutely require wasting too much actual money.
The game doesn't give you enough to even remotely keep you going once you get past level 50. One crystal a battle? You need almost 600 just to get enough game money to do anything at all.
Exactly. It started out fun. Became a struggle to do anything until key card battles were available, now...there's literally no way to get enough game money or training droids without draining your wallet.
This "rage quit" thread is constructive criticism. I know I wasted cash on this out of boredom, but it feels like a total waste now since I can't even continue with it. I'm sure I'm not the only one who doesn't have the desire to a fortune on crystals just to level up your characters.
People complain about op toons, yet instead of spending energy to gear the ones they had, they spent it on key events? No wonder so many have been saying toons are op.
How else do you get 100k or a ton of droids for 50 energy?
Gearing up characters becomes way too difficult after a certain level. Just to fill a couple slot you often have to sim enough battles to use all your energy hoping they give you what you need. When you need over 30 things just to fill a single slot...yeah.
And this is why you can't compete in arena with the people that do farm them.
I have a lot of toons that are not geared, or lvled. I spend my droids and credits by priority.
First is my arena team. This is where I get free daily crystals. Keeping these 5 lvled and geared is a must. Heck these 5 are about the only ones that are lvl 70 right now. Luckily 3 of these are in my GW team as well.
When they are maxed lvl I then do my GW team. I just finished lvling lumi and have only bariss left to finish ( lvl 65 ), but I still complete GW everyday.
After them 2 are done I like at toons for LS and DS missions. After I finished my LS missions I stopped with any LS toon that is not in my arena, or GW team. They are at lvl 62 or lower. My DS team would be hurting if not for phasma, FOTP, and GS being apart of my arena team. While I have finished the DS campaign, it was not a priority as I knew I had plenty of time to do it. I did only 2 battles a day until I finished it. Because I wanted to grind gear.
Gear is the number 1 thing to improve toons stats. It's more important than starring them up. You can use some toons that are 5* max gear, but you can't use 7* toons with gear 6 and below and expect to compete.
It's not a race. This game is not going away any time soon. Need to pick what's important to you and work on it. Arena is important to me due to the free crystals. Once you have what's important done, then work else where.
But GW and challenge credits/training droids have been more than enough to let me work on what I need
Unless you're at a certain level, the credit challenge doesn't give you enough to level up your characters. How do you do this without spending a bunch of your own money?
As I said at least with the key cards you could get around $1million per day. Even then that required spending a little physical money to get enough crystals to get enough energy.
Focus on 5 for your arena team. Get as far as you can in GW and then be like that's it for today. If you can't progress farther, then just farm nodes you've already done.
This is exactly what I did. The results?
I did not even finish LS and DS 4 missions until I was 60.
I finished my 1st GW I ever did, but didn't finish my 2nd one until lvl 57.
Climbed to the top of my arena bracket in a week, and finished 1-3 since.
I have not bought packs or spent money on this game since mid Dec. Why? I have no need to. Thanks to the arena awards I have saved up. I spend 200 crystals on refreshes a day, and save the other 200-300 crystals I get. I was getting a free pack about every 2 weeks.
If you don't try to do everything at once, then In time you'll have all the toons lvled, geared, and no need to use them events. Just prioritse what you want to do.
Just so you understand. I'm trying to help you out here. Granted it was easier for me as I started day 1 of hard launch, but in time you'll build up as well.
Who are your 5? I've been leveling up multiple characters just to get through the Galactic War.
The ones I use the most are Luminara, Jedi Consular, Chewbacca, Eeth Koth, and Cad Bane. Can you recommend a better group? Here are all the other ones I have:
First Order Officer
Jedi Knight Guardian
First Order Tie Pilot
Coruscant Underworld Police
Hoth Rebel Soldier
Chewy eeth and bane are worthless. Get rid of them. You have lumi and GS ( geonesain soldier ). Lumi best healer in game while GS one of the best toons period in game. These 2 focus heavily on to get the geared and starred as soon as possible. Keep JC ( Jedi consular ) until you get a replacement as he is a good beginner toon to use.
Arena sid. About the best all around toon in game
Cantina qgj or poe. What you prefer. Poe did get nerfed but still very good. But I think qgj is much better for all around game play as poe is arena only.
GW after lumi is 7* go with phasma. Phasma has one of the best lead abilities in game.
Get your team set up like this
Qgj ( keep JC until )
That's very close to a Meta formation and can all be done for free. You'll have no issues with winning matches once these 5 are done until you make top 100, might even make top 50 before having to really look at switching out. They will also do well for you on def helping hold your spot.
Get these 5 geared and starred. Use all energy on these 5. Nothing else should mater.
As far as GW. It's end game. Treat as such. When you start a MMO you don't start raiding when you hit lvl 30 and the cap is 50. GW is that raid. Do GW as far as you can then stop. If you only clear 6 nodes, then you only clear 6 nodes. Don't worry if you don't have the toons now. In time GW will be nothing more than a farm. I don't remember the last time I didn't finish GW. Worring about GW will set you back a lot more than help you If you worry about GW over everything else.
One thing no one does, yet they complain about arena is refreshing your arena fights. You get free daily crystals from arena, well use them for arena. The hardest part is making the top 20. Once there its easy to stay as not as many people trying to take your spot. I have used 1 battle today and I'm setting at #3 right now.
What I did. I seen when all the movement was happening on my bracket. I noticed it was all around 5 PM EST to 6 PM PST. So I would wait till 5PM PST ( 1 hour before my rewards as I'm PST ) and use my 5 free fights and get as high as I could for the day. After rewards were given and my bracket was quite I would use 50 crystals to refresh 5 more fights the jump. And repeat next day. Best example I can give
End the day at 200. Collect rewards. Refresh then jump to 150. Next day I would end at 180 refresh then jump to 120. Next day I would end at 150. So I have jumped 50 spots in 2 days.
Once you have a good arena team you will not be attacked much, and the ai will hold your spot to an extent. Also people will avoid you which also helps keep your spot
Hmm. I haven't even used GS yet and he's currently only 1 star. I'm about 40 shards away from Sidious. The thing I like about JC is the heal ability which I seem to need often but I'm working on getting Qui Gon to 4 star.
Speaking of healing there seems to be a lack of party healers on the dark side. Who else is there besides OD and Talia?