I'm an F2P player who is new to this forum so I apologise if I'm breaking any rules. I've started playing SWGOH in the last month or so and just reached level 50. With mods getting unlocked, I'm realising that I'm at a point where it may become very easily to get overwhelmed with every shiny that's floating around.
I had a couple of areas where I could use some advice from more experienced players.
1. Characters - I have been levelling up Phoenix Squad (all at 6* except Sabine) and they're quite decent for now. Help me get through most of the PVE content that I can access. However, focusing on them alone has left my other squads a little short and that's impacting my progress in Galactic War. I have started farming FO (KRU 3*, FOST 4*, Phasma 4*, FOE 3*, FOTP 1*, FOSFTP 2*) and Empire (Vader 4*, Tarkin 4*, TFP 4*). Will add Thrawn and Palp to that once I unlock them with Phoenix. Tarkin, KRU, Biggs and TFP will be my starting fleet. My plan for now is to get FOE to 4*, move to KRU's cantina node and use the currency to unlock FOO, then Boba. My squad arena tokens are going to Tarkin, while my GW tokens are going to Phasma, followed by Biggs. I am using my guild tokens for gear mostly, and am planning on getting Dengar. Once my FO and Empire teams look a little bulkier, I'll get Phoenix up to 7* followed by the other two. Can you spot any issues with my current farming plan and is there a more efficient route? Are there certain characters/factions I should prioritise over others? For e.g. I'm getting Boba and Dengar because I need two more scoundrels for the credit heist events, but am I spreading myself too thin?
2. Mods - I have only just unlocked mods. First thing I did was unlock mod challenges and the store. Have finished Tier 1 of the first three challenges (Health, Def, CritDam), but can see that the other two tiers are a little ways off my current ability. Assuming it takes a couple of months to reach the point where I can 3* or even complete Tier-3, what should my mod strategy be? Should I farm 3* mods from challenges or use energy only to get past the mod battles and unlock the remaining challenges? Should I buy mods from the store? For example, I saw a 4* offense receiver (arrow) with a speed primary in the mod store. Should I buy resources like that or just let them be for now?
Sorry for the overload. I can provide more details if required and I'm sure there's so much I haven't considered. Would appreciate any help.