Level 75 player here. Last 2 days ive gotten AWFUL matchups on the very first node. Tonight, a level 85 bastilla/jolee team that completely destroyed my best team. So yeah...I beat ZERO nodes in GW today. Feels great. Last night, it was like a level 82 bastilla team AGAIN on node 1. What is up with this? Not fair, and for sure not fun. This should happen...maybe on the FINAL NODE from time to time, I could understand that. But node 1?? Why???
I can tell the difference between a good challenge and an impossible one. The galactic war is the worst that this game has to offer right now, seriously. It’s so bad and infuriating that i am considering to stop playing the game.
What I noticed was that it has something to do with the arena. When I was earning 300 arena points I had tougher teams than when I was earning 200. But still, yesterday, I was earning 200 and I got an impossible level 82 Phoenix team, High gear, high modes, in node 1. This started to happen after the update, it has never happened to me before, at least until I reached node 6.
The devs must have done this on purpose, it’s the feeling I have.
In short, if you g12 your roster before L85, you're always gonna have a bad time in GW.
If they were level 9 I would probably get a zeta team in my first nodes as things are right now.
The day before I did beat that node 1 Bastilla team and managed to make it to the last node where I met another brick wall. Node 12, I'm fine with. Node 1 is not cool.
No, it doesn't. I've had the same top gear levels for weeks (we all know going from G8 to G9 takes a long time even for one toon). This literally changed seemingly overnight.
Yes it does. It is known.
We are talking about the First nodes here.
I agree with you there. From the anecdotal posts I have seen, something appears to be amiss. I can almost (not quite) guarantee (but I have no proof, just my faulty memory) that I have never faced a zeta lead on N1. My N1 looks like mid-60s level g7-8 mish-mash of whatever, like so:
Why is my GW so much easier? I suspect it has to do with your character GP; Top5 in particular.
I have been at L85 for a long, long time now. My total Character GP was somewhere around 640k when I hit L85 with a Top5 of ~44k (old numbers aka "stat power").
I have an old spreadsheet lol
From what I can see, you should (probably) not be hitting teams like that at N1. I cannot say what is up with the GW algorithm for sub-85 players now, but it seems like there is reason to look into it.
Bastila seems to be more than the GW algorithm can deal with.
Let me show you.
This was the day before yesterday.
Incredible. Node one. SImply amazing
No words needed
You really need to work on building a more coherent A-team though.
What do you have in mind when you say a more coherent A-team
A strong team starts with a strong leader and usually includes at least a couple of others of the same faction. Many of the strongest teams all share the same faction.
You have a couple of Rebels, a couple of Jedi, a couple of First Order but no coherent faction-based squad.
Despite having said that, in my second account I am level 43 with a Phoenix squad and have only lost one time playing the gw.
Opponent teams are based on an increasing percentage of the stat power of your top 5 (sometimes thought to be based on the higher of your own arena team or the team that you used on Node 1 of GW...not sure we ever figured it out definitively). The higher the node, the higher the opponent stat power. with some exceptions for 3,6,9,11 and 12.
Stat power does a REALLY bad job of representing things like Zetas, leadership abilities, and team synergy. So teams that have low stat power (not well geared tanks), great leadership abilities (Bastila) anb/or great synergy (Bounty Hunters) will outperform their "stat power", making for particularly difficult matchups in the early nodes of GW.
This should be much more true now than it was a year and a half ago when I was still fretting over GW on a daily basis because character kits are so much more powerful and complicated. Bastila's leadership without the zeta is a tremendous advantage and now that multiple Jedi are viable again (GMY, Ezra, OB to name the easiest to obtain), can create problems.
Finishing GW regularly is about having teams that can regenerate protection and health. Phoenix is a good easily accessible team for TW early on. Bossk, even without the zeta, can help power BH through early nodes and are particularly hard to kill.
@Jpplayer given that you're not that far along and you have a roster that doesn't have a lot of continuity to it, it might make sense to read some of the starter guides (check out Warrior's four pillars as a start, though it might be a bit dated) and maybe start over. You'll be happy you did (take it from someone that plays three accounts actively).
My feedback on the galactic war - your algorithm is unfair to weak players, who are the ones that need green shards the most.
And thanks for the responses. Appreciated them.
If you want to continue playing this account I would evolve what you have into a more coherent squad before spending resources on Phoenix.
I can't imagine trying to run two accounts but ok.
You may be better off ditching the other account and just following the meta path with this one. Whatever makes you happy.. a game is supposed to be fun not work.