As I'm 2 zetas and ~3.167 gear levels away from unlocking Malak, my mind started wandering off to the next grand step of my journey. Considering that the last time I asked for advice, the forum changed my mind to phenomenally good effect, I'm here yet again.
At ~2.9M GP (Arenas income is a meagre 75 crystals), I'm currently working on a full R5 JKR team and a full R5 DR team. With the exception of Malak's relic, this should take me like a month or so more. The question is, what's my next long-term goal? I've considered:
(a) GAS: this will require relics and unlocks for his requirements and his crew. That's about a dozen characters (and a few ships). Then, as my current GET stash is just about 12k and it's meant for Malak, I should be able to finish starring him in like a year from now.
(b) SLKR: over a dozen relics (and at higher levels), ships... However there's no GET roadblock.
And here's the dilemma:
go for GAS, which means I'll build up a few squads (C3PO, Padme, Sep Droids, Clones) and a basic GR fleet (I have 100 Nego shards atm), BUT have a proper GAS team in a year
go for SLKR, which means I'll bloat my top GP characters with the likes of Vet Solo, BUT have one of the top 4 (soon top 6) characters in the game offering a big advantage in Arena, GAC, Raids in probably less than a year (as an added plus I'll finally get the incentive to relic EP)
I'm leaning towards the latter, but if so I'll have to make some farming changes for ships. Already farming HT anyway, but considering to swap my node refresh from ETA to XB.