My 83 k squad put up against a 73 k squad, both empire, I realized right away their EP was too much for mine, hit the retreat widget, nothing. They wiped out my entire squad on node 11 during the 10 seconds I kept trying to retreat. I have NEVER had this happen at the beginning of a battle with 4 characters still in play. Is this new?
I have used retreat as an infrequent strategy because the zetas are not counted in the power rating. This team had two toons with lower gear (7 or 8). I was not able to take even those out. Just when I thought GW was workable again. I really hate this.