I'm a F2P player, I did play a few years back but sacked it off and have recently started again - I'm completely F2P - and all guides say that to be successful I need to be aiming for top #50 in my shard. However I'm currently floating around 650-750 at payout time.
How feasible is it for me to push up? I'm not exactly sure how shards work, as people say you get put in one with other players that "started around the same time as you".
Currently I'm level 58 - working on a Phoenix team for Squad arena, however the #1-50's in my shard are all like level 70+
#1 has a level 82 team comprised of:
7* Bastila (fallen)
So my question is - should I be happy with around #650 for now, and only try and push up when i hit 85 and have maxed all my phoenix? or is it viable for me to push up sooner? I do think I need to work on mods as it's something i tend to neglect but I hit around #650 and then instantly run into teams that just destroy me, preventing my ability to climb. Any advice would be appreciated.