So this is going to be a semi long post but let's start.
After the update I went in to the app store to see if the new characters where limited or permanent. I then read "log in this month to get a free Poe Dameron " in the description.
I didn't get this character after I re-logged. So I contacted customer support yesterday just to get a response back today that they couldn't do anything about it. And said that I should post it here so people could get aware of the issue and if others have seen this.
But then just before I wrote this I went to the app store to check again just to find out the changed the description to " log in this month to get a free Captain Phasma".
So now what? Have anyone else besides me seen this? What "can" be done? Really want him after I read I could get him free. And especially after they changed the description.
Android get Free Captain Phasma
IOS get Free Poe Dameron
Both require 50Shards. The difference is Poe dameron use cantina shipment. To get 50shards that is like 4000Cantina credits.. You get around 200cantina credit per day. 20Days to get 4000credits.
Captain Phasma need 50 shards from GW. I can easily get 1200War Token. Less than 4days to earn 4000credits.
Taking leveling and ranking aside, looking at the characters, I think Poe is actually a better deal cause he has a chance of putting expose on everyone. A couple of AOE characters, bye bye enemy team! And his taunt is actually going to pull everyone away from attacking your glass canon aoe types!
Phasma on the other hand yeah she makes people go faster, but whats the point of going faster if you already dead? Not too sure about the advantage buff though!
Game used to be fun when it wasn't a grind... if I wanted a grind I would have went and played old school Everquest or some Korean MMO!
I still want to hear more from people using her, since leveling a character from scratch to level 60 is a pretty expensive proposition.
I've used her at gear level 4 3* as a leader, roughly level 38. To do PvE challenges, of course tier 3s aren't that difficult anyway but she's underleveled for that and holds her own well, great synergy with slow heavy hitters like Maul, her buff turns them into even more deadly killing machines. I'm going to combine her Kylo and FO Officer soon and see how well it works. But she's definitely going to 7* after Lumi.
Poe and the resistance guys look good individually, but with less of a group synergy. I will be picking Poe up from Cantina though as he looks like a great tank, and works nicely with the resistance trooper I was just given. Poe will likely replace Fives as my main tank until they release more clones. Pretty unsure about Rey - hopefully her stats are good.
I'm having a "tank crisis" at the moment and Poe has made it worse, especially since all of Boba, Fives and Poe use the same farming resource. I have Boba at 5* at the moment, and while definitely an asset, he still doesn't really impress me. Poe looks like he has potential but is more of a Han-type taunter than a Chewie-type.
Please keep us posted, those of you who got him free and are using him.
Have really enjoyed this game so far. Got to rank 30 and probably will complete for rank 20 soon without spending a dime. I see people ahead of me that have obviously spent hundreds of dollars and we are about the same power ranking. It goes to show that if you read and study other players strategies and look for new and interesting strategies you can be competitive. Poe can be starred easily. The challenge will be trooper as he only stars currently off 2 hard levels. May swap Vader in for him possibly. Vader and Sidious and expose equals game over. Luminara for the strong heal and hard hitting attacks. There are counters of course but haven't run into any setup so far with this team that can't beat even 1000 or more power rating though sometimes depending on lucky stuns etc lose a few too. A few with Old Ben have been tough.
Thoughts for now spending money is ok and does give some advantage but honestly you can be competitive without it if you want a good challenge.
I am really struggling at this point to find space for all the good characters I have or am building. I am currently running Barriss, Lumi, Dooku, Sidious and Asajj, all of whom are good and play specific roles. I dropped Chewie a while back when I got Sidious. Lumi and Sidious are both going to be 7* soon and have "safe jobs".. the other three I am on the fence on.
I really like having two healers and am not sure I want to replace one of them with a tank who dies, but it is possible that with a lot more offense via Expose etc I can do without Barriss. Asajj I know is not super popular but I've gotten very good at using her, usually getting more than one AoE off per match, and she also stuns and removes taunts. Poe sounds cool but I am not sure if I can make good use of him.
I am also unlocking Kylo, and every time I have faced him he has been super nasty, so he may be hard to resist using.
Meanwhile I have Boba, he is good but has not earned a spot in my top 5. He's been very helpful in dark side missions. I don't think at this point I am going to star him up further, he's good but just too slow and doesn't bring enough to the table.
Team Phasma with Sid, Vader, Ben and Maul and you can easily see you are dead before you start, unless you have her too - in which case it's mutual anihilation.
All rhis is based on having used her like 7 times while working on lelev 6 Dark Side mission, which I 3-starred every time till the final stage. These Phsma's wheren't from Allies, but vanilla stock versions.
She is too OP in terma of her team abilities. I cannot see the moment I finish 7 staring Luminara to start her up. Poe? Sitting there. Not bad, but replaci g an awesome character for him is hard to justify, and I don't use taunters. The guy us too unidimensional. I will need to try him with an AoE-centric team to see if he can justify his spot.
I hate that they made all the dark side characters either more appealing or easier to get than the good guy heroes of the movie.
I find her to be strong, but not op. She may even not remain as my leader. Im also working on a pure first order team to go with her, and im starting to think that is the only team she would be a good leader for.
Though I'd love iOS to get a dark side unit next time, it's out turn, no? :P
edit: I am known to use underdog units in all kinds of context. I'm also a Talia lover. She's Poe's BFF right now.
Lol better get ur utility fast........ Ppl are already sobbing rivers of tears lmao. I find the biggest issue with the ones "crying OP" is they fall into one of a few categories
1) they dont have what they need to effectivly counter what they are crying about
2) they dont know/understand how to counter what they are crying about
3) they dont understand how to use what they do have to counter what they are crying about.
Some toons are stronger then others in that they bring more strengths then weaknesses or are uniqe (like dooku and his flurry of counters) but thats what makes the strategy interesting. It foes NOT make the toon u struggle with OP.
It helps to learn an know the difference between OP and unique/beneficial/new
I thought dooku was OP when I firat started for those exact reasons. I had limited characters...which kind of takes care of numbers 2 and 3 by default. With limited options you have to make due by scraping by for a bit. Then your health and heals increase and everything seems rosy again.
I don't see them nerfing phasma tho. The devs took care of the OP croud by giving her away and making her available in GW. If someone complains about a character that they have as OP then they need to take a look in the mirror and assess their game play. Just my opinion.
My Captain Phasma is only 30 shards