Q: Would it be possible to pick between both old TB's while still alternating LS & DS Geo TB? The content is very old at this point, but our guild still doesn't have the Probe Droid across the board (and I don't believe anybody has a 7*). We've graduated to DS Geo TB, but we've been able to alternate between standard Imperial DS TB and Geo. Now with the release of LS Geo TB we're losing the opportunity to alternate DS TB's and we've got no further use of the LS Rebel TB, and are probably years away from doing LS Geo TB. We feel like we're being forced to pursue a game mode that we're finished with at the expense of having to later choose between 2 we really want to participate in.
A: CG_Tophat - The short answer is no. We walk a delicate line between demanding too much and too little time for a mobile game. If we allow players to play the old TBs alongside the new ones, from a min/max perspective this is basically a requirement to be "good" at the game which is to play both. So while there are some players that want to play more our data indicates that we already ask a lot of a lot of players time. Adding an additional "requirement" probably tips us over on the "required" amount of time playing. In addition, we have very specific economy outflows modeled and allowing the second TB disrupts that in a way that as the economy is currently set up, can't handle.
I think most people would agree that the LS Geo TB is “Hard”. Even 250 million GP guilds are struggling with it. That being said, instead of forcing guilds to either choose between a very easy LS Hoth TB or a very hard LS Geo TB, would it possible to tweak the choices? For instance, a LS Hoth TB OR a DS Geo TB? Two weeks later, a DS Hoth TB OR a LS Geo TB? This way, a guild would be in a position to choose a TB that is better suited to their guild.
At least in your case, you can wait until the BH Galactic Bounties I event comes around one last time and you can get some shards for IPD.
As I am missing 91 shards....In my case, I need to 1) Leave my current guild to find a Hoth Guild (which means giving up GET2) (no thank you), 2) Spend GET2 on IPD shards (No thank you) or 3) Wait until the even happens 10 more times.
Since it only comes around every ~6 weeks, that's a year of waiting. Doable, yes but frustrating.
This exactly. They have tiered the tb so easiest to hardest
1) ls hoth
2) ds hoth
3) ds geo
4) ls geo.
A natural guild progression would be a guild doing 1&2, then 2&3, then 3&4. Currently mid tier guilds have to do 1&3 which makes absolutely no sense.
And yes, I understand that they just dont want you doing dark side, but if that was truly the case, they should have designed their territory battles with that in mind. They didnt, and that fault shouldn't be put on the player base when choosing which content to do.
This is meant to be a collection game. They (the devs) want you to increase your collection. That's why they implemented changes to GAC match making; they didn't want people only unlocking what was needed for meta teams and ignoring everything else.
If they gave guilds the option to constantly run DS or LS TBs, it would decrease the incentive to work on the opposing side. Don't have strong Sith or Empire? No worries! You can do LSTB all the time! Or vice versa.
Yes, it is smart to work on the strongest teams regardless of DS/LS. But TB requires you to have 4-5 teams (or more, depending on some of the restrictions for CM and SM). There isn't an incentive to work on the lesser teams that can clear waves because you aren't doing that TB.
Of course the whole reason behind all of this is encouraging players to build out many teams so they need a lot of gear. But that's how most of these games make money.
Yes, it's the pairing that's wrong. They reversed the release order, thus the choice should also be reversed.
I was thinking the same thing when I read his answer.
I was like, uhm, I think this question does not mean what you think it means.
This. Exactly this.
Yet, this isn't exactly true is it? Your division is still determined by total GP which means collecting and gearing non meta teams is still a disadvantage. There is always a big difference between what they say and how they do things there?
I could open malevolence with my hoard of currency. I am not yet because it will put me much closer to moving up a bracket. If this game was meant to be about collecting this wouldn't be a choice I had to make.
Its only a disadvantage if you havent properly prepared the etra teams needed to move up a division, and that only applies for the odd numbered div to the even (ex. 3 to 2) where you place an extra team.
In fact, they specifically tried to incentivize roster GP growth by giving (very slightly) better rewards for promoting leagues.
Heck, i jumped from Div 4 to Div 3 this GAC and went undefeated for the first time, so not sure why you are avoiding moving up :shrug:
This was really cool. You should chime in more often imo.
It’s exceedingly rare to have the SWGOH dev team tag in any thread these days. Hopefully this is the first of many.
Wow my post got real notice from the CG, thanks for it 👍
It’s alive! It’s alive!!!
There is no way they are going to allow that (nor should they). You are never going to get to run exclusively one TB. The message here is that they are forcing ds geo guilds that aren't ready for ls geo to do the easiest tb in the game. That isnt right
I agree. It's not right. This is why I (and others) suggested...Assuming two TB per month....
First Half of the Month - LS Hoth or DS Geo
Second Half of the Month - DS Hoth or LS Geo
This way, a guild would be in a position to choose a TB that is better suited to their guild.