r10 incoming? Will make the krakens and whales happy.

hsv216
48 posts Member
edited August 2023
With the droid brain drop incoming, to me it feels like we are about to be hit with r10. It has been expected for some time, but my theory is:

The whales and krakens have already whaled on rex and kneesaa to r7 (or more), so they can now whale on increasing their stores of droid brains for when r10 inevitably comes. When r10 does then drop, they can continue their happy whaling.

This is not about whales and krakens (which the game needs), just my throughts that it is coming and will be coming very soon. I suspect in the next few weeks, but almost definately before the end of the year. 'nuff said.

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    or it’s just droid brains
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    You talk a lot about the krakens and whales for this post to not be about the krakens and whales.

    I hear a lot of people saying this, in particular in light of the droid brains bonus drop coming. I think there's a lot of folks that probably have 1-3 R9s in an otherwise large-ish roster. Why? R9 is still way too expensive to justify putting it on much, other than what requires it. I feel like they would have to do significantly more to ease the demands of relic levels 6-8 to make R9 something that's palatable.

    For me, and I suspect a lot of folks at or near my GP, the problem isn't droid brains. The problem is signal data, bronzium wiring, and to a lesser degree impulse detectors and CCBs. Higher relic levels still put far too much of a strain on my farming capacity to even consider a relic level in excess of requirements in most cases.

    I keep seeing folks like Xaereth (big fan - no shade) saying things like, "You want your Hutt Cartel at R8 folks." and on the one hand it's fun to think about how nice it would be to put R8 on my Hutt Cartel - and on the other hand I look at all the other priorities that I have and I'm pretty sure I'm at least a year, and probably more away from being able to do that. R9 has been extremely slow to adopt for most people - if they released R10 right now I feel like it would do more harm than good to the game. People are still struggling to reach the last goal post - while I think that R10 is probably overdue from a cadence perspective, I really don't feel like many players are ready for it.

    We'll see, I guess. 'nuff said? lol
    F2P since the last time I bought Kyros, Crystals, or the Conquest Pass.
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    I get shards for rex and kneesa. I dont care what the others get
  • EdSolo
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    They already rushed r9 too soon after r8. The only way I want to see r10 if they definitively say that r10 is it, the highest you can go. The only r9 I have are the toons I was forced to put it on to qualify for an event. I have all the GL's and all of them are sitting at r7 because of resources and needing relics for things like GL Leia. It is hard enough to keep up with gear and relic requirements as it is. I'm very quickly running out of gear to scrap for relic materials.
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    I keep seeing folks like Xaereth (big fan - no shade) saying things like, "You want your Hutt Cartel at R8 folks." and on the one hand it's fun to think about how nice it would be to put R8 on my Hutt Cartel - and on the other hand I look at all the other priorities that I have and I'm pretty sure I'm at least a year, and probably more away from being able to do that. R9 has been extremely slow to adopt for most people - if they released R10 right now I feel like it would do more harm than good to the game. People are still struggling to reach the last goal post - while I think that R10 is probably overdue from a cadence perspective, I really don't feel like many players are ready for it.

    100% agree with you on this. I would very much like to take my MM team to R7 for Rise, for example, but it takes me a little over a week to get enough signal data to take a character from G13 to R7 with 3x cantina refreshes each day (my MM team is currently three R5s and two R3s so it'd be a little quicker but that's still 345 flawed data alone). There will always be bottlenecks in these games but in just over a year they've added a lot of pressure to high relic characters or even full teams from just being a GL/JG requirement to also including datacrons (usually), Rise, and now Raids and it's too much.

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    It would have been great for everyone if the droid brains drops were available to all and not just someone who whaled on the 2 new marquees.
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    If I had whales on the two characters and now saw a additive drop for them, I’d be pretty upset. It’s way too soon to give away the characters after people just bought them. The droid brains are to make it easier for the whales to accept that the rest of us are getting for free characters that they paid for very recently.

    It’s possible it has something to do with R10, but I personally think it has more to do with keeping their spenders happy.
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    If I had whales on the two characters and now saw a additive drop for them, I’d be pretty upset. It’s way too soon to give away the characters after people just bought them. The droid brains are to make it easier for the whales to accept that the rest of us are getting for free characters that they paid for very recently.

    It’s possible it has something to do with R10, but I personally think it has more to do with keeping their spenders happy.
    I admire your optimism that anyone will “get for free” Rex or Kneesa solely because of these additive drops.
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    I_JnK_I wrote: »
    I get shards for rex and kneesa. I dont care what the others get

    Rex OR Kneesa, really
  • scuba
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    EdSolo wrote: »
    They already rushed r9 too soon after r8. The only way I want to see r10 if they definitively say that r10 is it, the highest you can go. The only r9 I have are the toons I was forced to put it on to qualify for an event. I have all the GL's and all of them are sitting at r7 because of resources and needing relics for things like GL Leia. It is hard enough to keep up with gear and relic requirements as it is. I'm very quickly running out of gear to scrap for relic materials.

    I mean r48 is in the game data already...
  • scuba
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    You talk a lot about the krakens and whales for this post to not be about the krakens and whales.

    I hear a lot of people saying this, in particular in light of the droid brains bonus drop coming. I think there's a lot of folks that probably have 1-3 R9s in an otherwise large-ish roster. Why? R9 is still way too expensive to justify putting it on much, other than what requires it. I feel like they would have to do significantly more to ease the demands of relic levels 6-8 to make R9 something that's palatable.

    For me, and I suspect a lot of folks at or near my GP, the problem isn't droid brains. The problem is signal data, bronzium wiring, and to a lesser degree impulse detectors and CCBs. Higher relic levels still put far too much of a strain on my farming capacity to even consider a relic level in excess of requirements in most cases.

    I keep seeing folks like Xaereth (big fan - no shade) saying things like, "You want your Hutt Cartel at R8 folks." and on the one hand it's fun to think about how nice it would be to put R8 on my Hutt Cartel - and on the other hand I look at all the other priorities that I have and I'm pretty sure I'm at least a year, and probably more away from being able to do that. R9 has been extremely slow to adopt for most people - if they released R10 right now I feel like it would do more harm than good to the game. People are still struggling to reach the last goal post - while I think that R10 is probably overdue from a cadence perspective, I really don't feel like many players are ready for it.

    We'll see, I guess. 'nuff said? lol

    Agree to each their own but my R8 R9 are for the most part saved for requirements when they come around.
    Hell I rarely go above R5.
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    Anything above R5 is a luxury, or a requirement for a GL.

    I'm not focused on that at all.
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    Like the above two posts, because other than my GLs, I have six non-requirement toons above R5, although Boushh and Malak are two of the six
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    Only up to requirement level squad unite✊
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