I am in part of the fleet shard that was migrated/split over a year ago due to over-population issues (You can learn more here: https://forums.galaxy-of-heroes.starwars.ea.com/discussion/169822/ship-shard-migration-status-update-5-17-18)
. The shard at issue was simply split in half and remained extremely competitive. With the recent changes to ships, I have been much more excited about developing teams but still hold back because the cost and effort to compete in this shard is way too high. To put it in perspective, I did a quick snapshot of the top 50 in my shard tonight and came up with the following stats:
My Top 50 Fleet Arena Stats:
**The most obvious stat to show the crazy competitiveness would be the average fleet arena wins logged
Average fleet wins
for the top 50: OVER 5,500!!
1) Average total GP: Over 5.8M
Almost 10 people have over 6.5M
2) Negotiator Count:
About 40 people are already at 7* and have been for awhile
There's about 5 of them at 6* (None at 5*)
Majority of them have GK at Relic 7
3) Non-Negotiator Teams
There's about 5 Rebel teams with Ackbar AND Bistan's ship crew at Relic 4+
4) GAS: (Just trying to show the type of people in this group)
A large majority of the 50 have GAS unlocked with approximately 15+ with GAS Relic 7
5) I'm currently hanging out in low 300s and most people around me have over 5M GP and 5-6* Negotiator with G13 Relic GK. Just showing that there are plenty of good comps even down here.
I'm bringing these stats up because I would like to see if any other fleet arena shard is anything close to that because I doubt it. As a recruiter and guild officer, I have reviewed hundreds of rosters and most of them easily make it to the top 100, but wouldn't stand a chance at that in my shard. The saddest part when comparing someone's roster is the amount of fleet wins they logged compared to mine (I have over 3400 fleet wins). The amount of effort I put in for way less rewards is depressing.
In summation, my fleet shard has continued to create a serious disadvantage considering the amount of potential zeta materials from fleet arena tokens and crystals lost had we been placed in a more normal shard when ships were originally released over 3 years ago. It is time to address this once again and another simple split would not do us justice. Thank you for your consideration.